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Gav Grayston

Father to 3 kids, who loves getting out and about (hiking, running, camping, cycling, canoeing...) Co-founded Get Out With The Kids to help other parents enjoy the outdoors with their family.

Looe Country Park

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Up for another award

Nominated for a Go Outdoors award
In this newsletter: another award nomination, SUP safety with kids, and a jacket that warms you up.

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Callander Woods Holiday Park

Callander Woods holiday park is right at the Eastern Approach to the Loch Lomond and the Trossachs National Park.

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Ashbourne Campsite

The Ashbourne Campsite (which is a little outside of Ashbourne) is a great base for exploring nearby places, such as the Tissington Trail or Carsington Water.

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Long Acres camping and caravan park

Long Acres Caravan and Camping Park has a luxury shower block and is also a great place for visiting the home of Winnie the Pooh (Ashdown Forest), as well as Hever Castle, Lingfield Racecourse, and Wakehurst Place.

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Derbyshire - Circular Walk around Carsington Water

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Grayston Family Activity

Family Activity Log: miles

Carsington Water

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Get outside this Autumn

Autumn reflections on the River Severn in Shrewsbury
With Autumn half term coming, here are a few ideas to help get the kids outside and active.

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Thule VeloCompact 927 Cycle Carrier Review

Thule VeloCompact cycle carrier
Thule bike carriers have a premium price tag, but are they worth the money? We buy a Thule VeloCompact 3 bike carrier to find out.
  1. Hiya

    We had a similar needs list and opted for the Atera Strada. Very well made, quick to assemble initially, a doddle to fit/remove to tow ball and to load bikes and easily accommodates the different bike combos that we use with quick adjustments. Also stores easily hanging from the shed roof. My only gripe is that if carrying three bikes you will need something (I use foam pipe lagging) to stop bikes rubbing together, I had the same problem on my previous Thule 2 bike carrier though so seems to be a general issue.

    Ian

    10:02 am on November 5, 2018

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50p off Show Tickets and more campsites

  1. Hi – Anybody know where I can buy a double Outwell Centupule? Seems in the world of camping that once something sells out then it sells out until the next year!!! Not great on the customer service these tent kit guys. Unfortunately, and maybe against the norm, we have decided to do our camping in September/October/November. I didn’t realise that the main suppliers all only make their kit in one production run and when it is gone it is hard luck for a year. Very odd. If I took that attitude in my business I wouldn’t be in business very long. Ok I don’t expect next day delivery but I also don’t expect next year delivery either!

    If anybody knows who has still got them that would be great.

    Thanks,
    Mike

    12:46 pm on September 24, 2018
  2. Hi Mike, had a few spare minutes so had a search around. Found a Germany company with a UK website selling at £210. Site is http://www.campstuff.co.uk. Don’t know anything about them. Also found “tanandbeautylichfield” supposedly selling the Centepule double for £53.50, pinch of salt required. I also share your frustration re availability, I bought an Outwell Smart Air package earlier this year(tent,footprint and carpet), a friend tried to buy the same on my recommendation the following day, guess what, all 2018 stock sold out. That was before Easter. Good luck with your search.

    3:17 pm on September 26, 2018

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