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  • 26 Jul 2015

    Stay in a straw cottage

    A cottage built of straw which as much as you huff and puff will not blow down! Anthony and Margot Porter built the unusual Straw Cottage on their farm in Mid Wales in 2012. Set in an idyllic position in open woodland by a streamside meadow, it offers the ultimate getaway. Named as one of the Sunday Times 50 Best Holiday Cottages 2014, the cottage has no electricity but it does have candles, lanterns, a wood burning stove, oven, hot shower and flushing loo which with cosy beds and squashy sofas make it a perfect combination of adventure and comfort. […] more

  • 11 Jul 2015

    12 ways to create an eco bathroom

    Use these twelve easy tips to help you create a cleaner, greener bathroom and in many cases save money on your household bills. Choose items closest to nature for cleaning, essential oils for scent and freshness and cut water usage with handy tips and gadgets. […] more

  • 10 Jul 2015

    WIN ONE OF TWO FAMILY TICKETS TO MARWELL ZOO

    Win one of two family tickets for two adults and two children to Marwell Zoo, worth up to £63 each! This summer will see the opening of their brand new, biggest exhibit ever, Wild Explorers. Housing scimitar-horned oryx, Grevy’s zebras and white rhino, Wild Explorers will enable guests to experience the African wilderness first hand with unrestricted views and ‘spy in the grass’ cameras. Complete with a safari vehicle resting by the water hole, this exhibit will awaken your inner explorer as you learn how to radio-track; how to decipher clues from bones in the sand, or how to identify individual zebras through their unique stripes. Continue your wild exploration collecting stamps of your favourite animals with their new Explorers Trail. […] more

  • 27 May 2015

    Why wilderness is essential for children’s wellbeing

    There is a satisfaction that comes with spending time outdoors. In my work, as a facilitator of naturebased programmes, I aim for a holistic approach, to include minds, bodies, emotions and spirits to make sure we meet the fundamental need of humans to spend time outside in nature. Our modern educational curriculum concerns itself predominantly with the mind and the accumulation of facts whilst forgetting how much we learn from playing, feeling and being encouraged to have a sense of wonder and mystery. Marina Robb takes us on an adventure into the woods to play games and get connected to the earth […] more

  • 27 May 2015

    Reaching for the stars

    ONE OF MY EARLIEST MEMORIES is of walking in the Welsh countryside at night with my father and stopping to watch shooting stars darting across the sky among the twinkling stars. Astronomy has fascinated me ever since, and this love of the night sky has been passed on to my children. On dark, moonless nights they spread a blanket on the lawn, lie down, and try to make out the pictures made by the stars above their heads. Emyr Parri encourages parents to bring the night skies to life for their children. […] more

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