Zoggs Body Board

Zoggs – Swimming with Superheroes

My kids love swimming! Living near the sea it is a skill I have always insisted they learn from an early age and they have all swam since babies. Isaac and Eliza are now both swimming for a swimming club, up to four times a week, which means I need to find them costumes that will not only keep their colour, but also keep their shape. I have been a fan of Zoggs swimwear since Isaac started swimming as a baby. Available in 50 countries, their swimwear, goggles, learning aids and training accessories are made to stand up to the …

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Swimsafe with the ASA and RNLI at Shore Road

I am a firm believer that all children should learn to swim and as we live by the coast it is especially important for mine to understand the differences of swimming in open water to that of a swimming pool. Whether by the sea, river or lake, the skills involved in keeping safe in open water are different to those in an indoor pool, where most swimming lessons take place. The ASA and the RNLI run the Swim Safe programme of improver swimming tuition and water safety sessions for all 7–14 year olds at beaches and lakes across England that is FREE to …

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Erman Dive Centre

Under The Sea

Under the sea Under the sea Darling it’s better Down where it’s wetter Take it from me One of my favourite Disney films is the Little Mermaid but unlike her I have always wanted to swim under the sea and see what the world looks like under water, but other than a little snorkelling I have never had the opportunity to do a proper dive. Whilst staying at the Mark Warner Sea Garden resort in Turkey we were excited to find Erman Dive Centre sitting proudly between the kids play area and the beach.  At our welcome meeting we found out …

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White Christmas Dip

Are you up for White Christmas Dip 2014?

The White Christmas Dip is an annual charity Christmas morning swim held on the beach next to Boscombe Pier in Bournemouth, organised by Tom Baker and Family. Every year the dip begins on the beach, just to the right of Boscombe Pier, and finishes in the sea! The Christmas morning swim is a fantastic excuse for a family outing and healthy sea air on Christmas Day. The event has been running for 7 years now and, to date, both the number of people joining them in taking the plunge and the amount they have raised has doubled year on year. Not …

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aruba bournemouth

A View to a Pier

Do you find that family friendly restaurants are disappearing at an alarming rate? Gone are the days of sitting in the beer garden whilst the kids charge around a small soft play area or an outdoor climbing frame.  Most restaurant chains have a children’s menu, but with the exception of some colouring there is nothing for the kids to do. We were invited to Aruba, in Bournemouth to see how family friendly they are. Aruba is set on the entrance to Bournemouth Pier which means it offers panoramic views of Bournemouth Bay, from Hengistbury Head to Old Harry Rocks and …

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