A Dads Fitness Journey 2024 24/2/2024 – 8/3/2024

Damflask Low Bradfield

I am still finding my groove with these updates and have realised weekly is probably excessive. Consistency is the key so it’s more of the same.  The tumble on my shoulder at football turned into real agony as the weekend went on. I battled through some low-impact body weight exercises however it was uncomfortable; so … Read more

A Dads Fitness Journey 2024 4/2/2024

Bike Fitness

I rolled into the 5th week of my focused fitness journey with a change to our usual schedule as a family. My wife a trained primary school teacher was taking part in her Bikeabilty training to become a qualified instructor. She’d signed up for this via Cycle North in September 2023 but this was the … Read more

How the Lack of Walking and Cycling Infrastructure Fuels Obesity in the UK

UK Obesity Crisis

In recent years, the United Kingdom has witnessed a troubling surge in obesity rates, both among adults and children. A significant contributor to this epidemic is the glaring deficiency in walking and cycling infrastructure across the country. The prevailing car-centric culture, coupled with inadequate active travel opportunities, has set the stage for an alarming rise … Read more

A Dads Fitness Journey 2024

I’ve been into fitness since 2012 when I wanted to get into shape for my wedding. Since then my journey has been a relatively consistent one with a few rocks in the road along the way. 2015 was my peak fitness year. My wife was pregnant with our now 8-year-old, I was getting my education … Read more

Calder Holmes Park, Hebden Bridge Review for Families

Calder Holmes Park For Families

Hebden Bridge, with its eclectic charm and vibrant community spirit, has always been a draw for those who relish its mix of the arts, history, and natural beauty. Tucked within this extraordinary town is Calder Holmes Park, a family-friendly oasis that deserves its own spotlight.

Our family’s first outing to Calder Holmes Park happened on one of those rare, unplanned Saturdays when the weather was too inviting to stay indoors. A perfect sunny day called us to explore, so we packed up our essentials—snacks, water bottles, and the kids’ boundless energy—and set out for what we hoped would be a decent day out.

With its lush greenery and plethora of activities, it was the perfect backdrop for an amazing day with Matilda and Barney. It’s true; this place is wedged between a canal and a river, making for a pretty special setting. And it’s not just for the little ones, teenagers and adults find their spot too, either on that large circular swing or strumming guitars in the sun. It’s a community vibe that’s second to none.

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Kenilworth Castle English Heritage Review For Families

Kenilworth Castle For Families

If there’s one thing our family cherishes, it’s our weekend escapades exploring the treasures of England’s rich history. This past weekend was no exception as we ventured to the enchanting Kenilworth Castle in Warwickshire. Nestled in the heart of the Midlands, this historical site promised a day filled with adventure and learning.

From the moment we parked our car (conveniently close to the entrance, I might add), and started walking towards the entrance, we all knew this was going to be a good day. The castle has this way of making you feel tiny, but in the best way—like you’re part of a much bigger story. And with the sun shining and a few clouds playing tag in the sky, you can bet we were ready to dive right in!

Whether you’re passionate about history, eager for some outdoor exercise, or simply looking for a day out where imaginations can run wild, Kenilworth Castle stands majestically as an emblem of bygone eras beckoning modern families to explore its rich tapestry. It was set to be a day etched in memory, a perfect blend of learning and laughter.

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Crow Nest Park, Dewsbury Review For Families

Crows Nest Park Dewsbury

Crow Nest Park is a Green Flag awarded public park. One of the oldest and largest parks in Dewsbury, covering an area of 70 acres. It is a popular destination for families who want to enjoy some outdoor fun and relaxation. 

As a family who loves to explore and enjoy the great outdoors, we recently decided to spend a weekend at Crow Nest Park in Dewsbury. With a keen sense of curiosity and our adventure-spirited kids, Matilda and Barney, in tow, we were set on uncovering all that this serene park had to offer. 

Having recently spent a delightful afternoon there with my family, I am excited to share our experience and discoveries with fellow parents looking to plan their next family outing.

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Bolsover Castle English Heritage Review For Families

Bolsover Castle For Families

When planning a family day out, we’re always on the lookout for interesting and enjoyable destinations. Bolsover Castle in Derbyshire proved to be the perfect stopover for us. We had an amazing time exploring the grounds and castle. This castle, managed by English Heritage, offers a unique combination of history, beautiful surroundings, and plenty of activities for families to enjoy.

From wandering through the lavish rooms of the Little Castle to exploring the romantic ruins of the Terrace Range, Bolsover Castle offers a unique experience for everyone. So, let’s dive in and discover everything this enchanting castle has to offer!

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Yeadon Tarn, Leeds Review For Families

Yeadon Tarn For Families

Yeadon Tarn, also affectionately referred to as Yeadon Dam, is a charming man-made lake situated in Yeadon, a delightful suburb of Leeds. Spanning over 70 acres, this expanse of water is enveloped by lush greenery, creating an inviting atmosphere that beckons nature enthusiasts, adventure seekers, and families alike. The Tarn is not merely a scenic spot for picnics and leisurely walks; it serves as a dynamic hub for a diverse range of water sports and outdoor activities, making it the perfect destination for families to spend quality time together in the lap of nature.

We recently had the pleasure of visiting Yeadon Tarn, a hidden gem in the heart of Yeadon, just 9 miles north of Leeds City Centre. As a family, we are always on the lookout for places where we can spend quality time together and create lasting memories. Yeadon Tarn did not disappoint. In this article, we’ll share our experience and provide you with a comprehensive review of this beautiful park, tailor-made for families like ours.

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