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  • 9 Dec 2014

    10 ways to celebrate winter solstice with your family

    Winter Solstice, falling on 21st December, is a magical moment in our seasonal calendar. The world seems to stand still for just a moment, and the solstice offers us and our families a chance to step off the merry-go-round of the festive period and enjoy being together. It's an opportunity to appreciate the natural world around us, to fill our homes with candles, friends, laughter, food and warm fires. Or maybe you'll opt for a quieter solstice – a chance to take a breath in the whirlwind and just be still and peaceful and at one with the world. Here are some ideas for celebrating the winter solstice with your family: […] more

  • 30 Oct 2014

    Embrace autumn with a bike ride

    With the clocks going back and a fresh chill in the air, autumn is well and truly on its way. So why not embrace it by digging out your woolly jumper and taking your family on some outdoor adventures on the National Cycle Network? The National Cycle Network is a series of traffic-free and quiet on road cycle route which stretches across the country. The National Cycle Network was developed by the charity Sustrans along with other partners, and in 2013 it was used by a staggering 4.8 million people. […] more

  • 9 Sep 2014

    Ten things to love about autumn

    Living in a house without electricity and heating always makes us slightly more ambivalent about the arrival of autumn. This season, which used to be one of my favourites, is now a reminder of the more challenging winter months to come. The nights begin to draw in, and we have to get ourselves organised for bedtime well in advance! The expansiveness and openness of summer, with its long, glorious evenings, is over. It helps me to remind myself just how much there is to love about this wonderful season. Here are ten things to love about autumn. […] more

  • 30 Jun 2014

    Have a Field day

    Have a Field Day (definition): To experience freedom from one’s usual work schedule; to have a very enjoyable time. Have A Field Day is Fields in Trust’s way to help you, your family and your community have fun in the fresh air on your local outdoor sites. We’ve got over 80 years experience of protecting outdoor spaces for you to enjoy. And we help you have a great way of enjoying them with Have a Field Day. […] more

  • 24 Jun 2014

    Barefooting for beginners

    Maybe you’re new to the concept and would like to try it now and then or perhaps you’re giving some serious to binning your beloved Doc Martens for good. Barefoot living doesn’t have to be an all or nothing approach, with research suggesting that any time at all spent barefoot outdoors has immediate and lasting health benefits whether you do it for 5 minutes here and there or on a full time basis. […] more

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