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Rainbow Forest Den Making

Rainbow Forest Den Making

This summer we have had a much more relaxed approach and not really spent a lot on entertaining the boys. It has been more about time at the park, riding bikes, picnics and playing with sticks. Of course we have done other things (we went back on a Sun Holiday to Newquay View Resort, Livestock(…)

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Stickman Trail Beechenhurst, Forest of Dean

Stickman Trail Beechenhurst, Forest of Dean

We visited Beechenhurst Lodge in the Forest of Dean, Gloucestershire to see explore the Forestry Commission’s Stickman Trail. I had been eagerly awaiting the trail, which started on December 1st, anyway but then I was sent a very lovely pack with a parking pass (parking is only £3 anyway) and two activity packs for the(…)

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Superworm Trail Forestry Commission

Superworm Trail Forestry Commission

I think in this day and age it is easy to forget what it was like for us when we were children – you know when there were only 4 or 5 channels on the tv, hardly and computer games and we actually had to play. And you know what, we loved it! That is(…)

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Westonbirt Arboretum Autumn

Westonbirt Arboretum Autumn

If there is one thing that suits my whole family it is nature. With 3 boys of varying ages still at home you can imagine that getting in the great outdoors is just ideal. It lets them get fresh air and exercise (which I want them to have) but for them they have the freedom(…)

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Meeting the Gruffalo

Meeting the Gruffalo

We have gone a bit Gruffalo mad this Summer. After The Gruffalo Trail at Wyre Forest I saw what else was happening with the Forestry Commission Gruffalo 15th anniversary celebrations and discovered the Great Gruffalo Forest Tour was at Beechenhurst Lodge, Forest of Dean. Anyone who knows me will know that I do not really drive, especially places I have(…)

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