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Our top key features for vanlife with kids

We’ve had a couple of different campers over the years, each which suited the different times in our lives. When we lived near the mountains before we had our son, we had a converted Fiat Ducato low roof van which was brilliant for chucking everything in to for last minute, spontaneous trips away. Then we moved and […]

A Winter Wild Camp - An Outdoors Family

Choosing to say yes: a winter camp

Life can sometimes feel full of “no’s” – I often feel this myself, and we are highly aware as parents that there are just some times where we have to say no to our son…. So we make a conscious decision whenever we can to say ‘yes’ to our son’s suggestions for what he would like us to […]

why campervans are great with kids

Why campervans are great with kids

Campervans are great for year round family adventures, so with the help of our 4yr old, here are our top reasons why we think so! Year round fun – Campers are great for getting out whatever the weather. You don’t need to pack it away at the start of winter, and wait for the glorious days […]

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Loch Maree; Journey to the centre of the universe…

Journey to the centre of the universe… ..or at least to the only island on a loch on an island on a loch in the UK… which is close enough in my mind! A few weeks ago I got an email newsletter from Walkhighlands with a post on freshwater lochs. In there I found the […]

Bone Caves, Inchnadamph

Sleeping in a cave; our experience

A few weeks ago, while we were deciding where we wanted to go to for our week away in the campervan, we asked our son what he would, if anything, especially like to see or do. “Sleep in a cave” was his immediate reply. “Um, are you sure that’s what you definitely want to do?” […]


A bimble that took us up Clachnaben, Aberdeenshire

A bimble that took us up Clachnaben, Aberdeenshire* Our main aim on Saturday was just to go for a bimble. It was a lovely day, the sun was finally shining so we took it at a leisurely pace, just wandering along the path one foot in front of the other, not really knowing where the day would take […]

St Cyrus Beach

St Cyrus Beach, Aberdeenshire

St Cyrus Beach, Aberdeenshire St Cyrus beach is a nature reserve on the East coast, just north of Montrose. The beach is accessed by a wooden walkway from where you can view the inland cliffs, and many varieties of colourful wild flowers.     It was beautiful walking past the flowers and seeing all the different types […]

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How to make a Weekend Adventure Jar

How to make a Weekend Adventure Jar Do you ever get stuck with what to do at the weekends? Too much choice? Maybe your head’s too frazzled from a stressful week at work and you’re just concentrating on trying to keep calm and cheery for the kids… It’s not always easy is it? This happens to […]

Bone Caves Inchnadamph Walking with a Toddler

Bone Caves, Assynt

Bone Caves, Assynt The Bone Caves are located in the limestone cliffs of Creag nan Uamh where bones of various animal bones including lynx, arctic foxes and polar bear dating back some 47,000 years were found. It is a fairly easy low level walk but the last uphill stretch to the caves is short but steep […]

Garvie Bay

Garvie Bay, Assynt

Garvie Bay, Assynt Garvie Bay is a secluded little bay with a sandy beach, great crabbing and mountain views. Limited parking spaces can be found near the cattle grid on the single track road with passing places past Stac Pollaidh. The short walk to the bay is easy to follow, but can be muddy or boggy in […]