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Summer Reading for 7-8 yr olds, 9-10 & 10-12 yr olds

Summer Reading for 7-8 yr olds, 9-10 & 10-12 yr olds
Ingo – Helen Dunmore. A thrilling story about a child who discovers the world of the merpeople…and that the fairytale view of ‘mermaids’ could not be more wrong. Beneath the Cornish sea lies a mysterious and dangerous society. She and her brother have a critical role to play there, but they can never feel safe, not least because the beguiling world of Ingo means they risk leaving their lives on land behind forever. Helen Dunmore is an adult novelist and poet, and this is beautifully written with an exciting storyline.

Family Camping Guide

Family Camping Guide

Family Camping Trip Essentials We love camping here at Catapult –our quickest route to having an adventure as a family.  Where to begin with the daunting task of packing however?   With young children, we are grateful that the car can carry all the extra paraphernalia you might need to keep...


The Best Family Festivals 2018- The Lowdown

The Best Family Festivals 2018- The Lowdown
What's in it for the Children: There is a vintage fairground, a play fort, archery, yoga and thai chi as well as all the woodland wonders which children will love along with all the arts, crafts and campfire cooking. 

Adult Line Up: Music that feeds the soul, played with passion, authors, talks including adventurer Ben Fogle. There is a packed schedule of campfire cooking including BBQ, bread-making, kids cooking, fermenting, and demonstrations from ‘Nose to Tail’, Gill Meller, Valentine Warner, Thomasina Miers and Anna Jones. Arts & Crafts are celebrated ad infinitum and include ironwork displays, woodwork, printing and ceramic workshops, pottery, weaving, mosaics, bow & arrow making, botanical illustrations and knitting. Wild Swimming, canoeing, tree climbing and bushcraft is on offer in the woodland area. 
Adult Weekend Ticket Price (inc camping)- £139, Youth £72, £11 Car Parking. 
  

Family Days Out in Dorset, the Jurassic Coast & Isle of Purbeck

Family Days Out in Dorset, the Jurassic Coast & Isle of Purbeck
  • Much of the British coastline has a number of adventure centres where you can go kayaking, abseiling and all sorts of other coastal based activities but this one deserves a special mention because it has an unusual range of activities to boot so if you are looking for something original, try landandwave.co.uk which offers axe-throwing, jumbo paddle-boarding, coasteering and deer butchery. Not for the faint-hearted but certainly a top day-out for boys. Meeting points are at different venues in the area; for example jumbo paddleboarding (for up to 8 people on one board) takes place at Sandbanks, Poole harbour.

Family Days Out in Hampshire & Isle of Wight

Family Days Out in Hampshire & Isle of Wight
Steephill Cove is definitely worth the effort because it is one of the most charming, secluded spots on the Isle of Wight with treasure at the end of your labours in the name of The Beach Shack serving its famous crab pasties, crab sandwiches and if you get there VERY early, freshly caught lobster.