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The Great Outdoors & A Giveaway

I think one of the first daydreams I had when I was pregnant with Daisy, was imagining her as a little girl, playing outside in the sunshine with her big brother. She’d be just a toddler, and he’d be proper little boy by that stage, and I’d sit, next to Mark, watching them laugh and play and explore.

Fast-forward on, and I have, especially in the last few weeks, been witness to that very scene, several times. And I think it’s probably one of the loveliest parts of having children – watching them explore the world and get muddy knees, or leaves in their hair. The occasional scratch or graze typical of a great adventure had. And those flushed pink cheeks that you can only get with time in the fresh air.

When the weather is lovely, as it has been in the past few weeks (not every day mind, we do live in the North remember), we’ve been been outside at every opportunity. Bill and Daisy have been in the paddling pool, more than once. They have played in the little play area we’ve made in one part of the garden. Bill has been down at the brook that runs through the bottom of our garden, spotting little bits of wildlife and playing pooh sticks. We have eaten outside. BBQs. Picnics. Ice lollies. Or simply just ignoring the dining table inside that day, and bringing food out to eat, because why not?

We went fruit picking last weekend at a local fruit farm. And we’ve been to farms, gone for walks to feed the ducks. And even just gone to a local coffee shop to have a drink in the sunshine.

But we don’t even need the sunshine to get outdoors. We love a good wintery walk when the grass is all crisp underfoot. And we make glittery autumn leaf garlands every year, by going on a leaf hunt for the most beautiful leaves we can find and decorating them when we get home (you can see how we make those leaf garlands here).

Obviously, whatever the weather, getting outdoors with little ones always requires a few necessities. Sun cream for when it’s warm. Sun hats. Swimming costumes. A paddling pool – ours is only cheap. Woolly hat, gloves or mittens when the weather is cool. And wellies for rain. A good rain coat too. And not forgetting a few plasters, just in case!

As well as that, something we’ve had in our house from the get-go, and something I remember using as a child, is Germolene. I’m sure you’ll have heard of it, especially as a parent, but Germolene isΒ used to ease pain and help prevent infections of minor cuts and grazes, minor burns, scalds, blisters, stings and insect bites, spots and chapped or rough skin. So it’s a great all-rounder and a staple for any outdoor adventure.Β 

Now, we’re an outdoorsy family anyway, but Gemolene asked us to try the ‘Smartphone to Scooter’ challenge recently, and exhange 30 minutes a day of technology time, for a little bit of outdoor fun instead. So we’ve really tried to make the most of every second. The good weather has helped. But even a quick trip to the park after school has mean that my son, Bill, who is five, has come home feeling happy and tired-out and eager for his tea, which actually made the whole bedtime process easier.

The same goes for Daisy – she may only be 14 months-old, but a little time outdoors, exploring, seeing new things and having her sense stimulated, means that, come bedtime, we don’t have that usual fight, she happily has a bath to wash of all the dirt from the day, and happily goes to sleep.

So, in celebration of getting outdoors more as a family, particularly with the summer holidays coming up, I’ve partnered with Germolene to host an amazing giveaway inspired to help you have more fun in the great outdoors. It’s a family hamper, worth Β£250, full of things to enjoy outside, along with a Polaroid camera to capture your memories. All you need to do is enter via Rafflecopter below (T&Cs here), by leaving me a comment below sharing your favourite outdoor memory from your childhood. That’s all there is to it!

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*PR Collaboration – thank you for Gemolene for working with me on this post and for this amazing giveaway!

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    26th July 2017 at 11:11 am

    Caravan holidays and catching all types of beasties as pets!

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    Grace Findlay
    26th July 2017 at 11:11 am

    What an amazing giveaway, I’ve been dying for a Polaroid camera for the longest time!

    My daughter is 19 months and, much like Daisy, loves nothing more than being outside and it always makes bedtime an absolute DREAM! xx

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    26th July 2017 at 11:11 am

    Thanks Charlotte iv entered !! Loved my family outings rinding our bikes down midewood way!!

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    Grace Findlay
    26th July 2017 at 11:13 am

    Ha! I forgot to write the most important bit πŸ™ˆ

    I used to absolutely adore going bug hunting with my little brother and sister, we used to keep snails in cardboard boxes and feed them grass so they didn’t die πŸ˜‚ Xx

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    Charlotte Cook
    26th July 2017 at 11:14 am

    Love your blog, have entered the competition xx

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    Lisa Dixon
    26th July 2017 at 11:15 am

    β€’My favourite childhood outdoor memoryβ€’ It would have to be an impromptu camping trip with my family. I think I’d be about 6. There was me, my 2 older brothers, my parents and 2 dogs. We drove up the Northumberland coast from our caravan and decided to stop off for the night. We had a 2 man tent with us. We camped in some tunes (you could do that in the 80s). My dad had put the seats down in the car, for my brothers to sleep in and I was in the tent with my parents. Þhe dogs were also in the car. Dad woke in the night to discover we were raining in, so all 5 people and 2 dogs ended up in the car. It’s memories like that, that stick with you. Family time β™‘

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    26th July 2017 at 11:16 am

    All the family down in a caravan in Cornwall. We would always stay near Looe and spend days strolling around places like Polperro looking in the little shops then the whole family would go and play bingo in the evening, typically British caravan park holiday!!!

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    26th July 2017 at 11:17 am

    We used to camp on a cliff top every summer and go sailing – I still remember the smell of the sea and grass when we opened the car door when we arrived and I looked forward to that moment every year!

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    26th July 2017 at 11:17 am

    I used to make a course of jumps in the garden and pretend I was showjumping on a horse πŸ™ˆπŸ˜‚

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    Caroline Bernard
    26th July 2017 at 11:17 am

    I remember running through sprinklers in the park on a very sunny day and going home wet as a little child

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    26th July 2017 at 11:18 am

    I have such happy memories of going fruit picking. We took Harry for the first time a few weeks ago and it was so magical to relive it as a parent πŸ™‚

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    Laura moore
    26th July 2017 at 11:22 am

    My favourite memory is of me and my Dad. When we were little our family used to go to the south of France every summer for a week but I was terrified of flying and my brother was too naughty to be in the car for 2 days! So me and my dad would drive and my mum would fly with my brother! It was the only times I got to spend quality time just me and my Dad. We used to sing Bruce Springsteen at the top of our voices. Eat naughty food my mum would have never let us have and we’d play games the whole way. Our journey was the best bit of my holiday and I was always a bit sad when we arrived and I had to share my Dad with everyone else. He passed away when I was 21 so I miss him terribly but I have great memories of those times to make me smile.

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    Victoria green
    26th July 2017 at 11:27 am

    Love love loved helping my grandma plant her boarders up …….whenever I see a snap dragon I’m taken back to summer days of being a child and not having a care in the world xxxx

    Love reading your blogs and watching your vlogs xxxxx

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    Jamie sprought
    26th July 2017 at 11:31 am

    My favourite outdoor memories were going to the local forest and having hours swinging on the trees and chasing after the dogs or playing football….. I do same now with 2 girls… prescious memories captured on camera to be looked at over the years to come

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    Kath Savage
    26th July 2017 at 11:32 am

    I have lots of memories of holidays from when I was younger. it was just me, my brother and my mum growing up, we used to go on holiday with my gran every year. We would set off really early to the airport, the girls would all have matching knitted shawls, my brother would eat endless free ice creams, and all of these are special memories that will stay with me forever. I always think of these special times when planning my family holidays, and hope my kids make memories forever.

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    Wendy Botwe
    26th July 2017 at 11:34 am

    Happy memories of playing cricket with the whole family (and any neighbours or anyone else who happened to be around) on summers evenings when I was a kid.

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    Steph G
    26th July 2017 at 11:37 am

    My favourite outdoor memory is probably from bonfire night, my mum used to take me and we’d be wrapped up all warm drinking hot chocolate and watching the local fireworks display, something I always do with my children now too x

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    Lynn Heath
    26th July 2017 at 11:38 am

    I used to love building dens and climbing trees with my sisters!

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    Sarah Dell
    26th July 2017 at 11:39 am

    I love remembering childhood summer holidays. The summer holidays seemed to last forever and I always remember them being sunny (though knowing London I’m sure this can’t have been the case). Id be outdoors all day making picnics for my dolls and teddies and I’d look for fairies at the bottom of the garden (I felt that if you looked long enough and truly believed then they would appear – sadly they never did). I’d also make perfume from lavender and rose petals, it never smelt that nice but I kept experimenting. Now I have a daughter of my own and I can’t wait to spend some quality time with her. We won’t be going away anywhere but beautiful memories can be made near home and for free. I could really do with that Polaroid Camera to capture these special moments.

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    Joe smith
    26th July 2017 at 11:40 am

    Bbqs on the Beach.

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    Sandra Jack
    26th July 2017 at 11:41 am

    My favourite outdoor childhood memory was when my mum and dad would take me and my Siblings to the Lake District to stay in my Aunties caravan! I loved every minute, from collecting conkers to walking up the biggest hill to fly our kites! There’s nothing like the great outdoors!

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    Caroline Ward
    26th July 2017 at 11:41 am

    My favourite outdoor memory is going camping with family and our neighbours. I still love camping now, as long as there are some decent showers nearby! Xx

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    26th July 2017 at 11:52 am

    A favourite memory? Summers in the New Forest with my grandparents. Nothing compares, really, and I want to give my four that so badly one day,

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    Victoria Billington
    26th July 2017 at 11:56 am

    I used to love stomping through the fields in my wellies on long family walk

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    Kali LaPrade
    26th July 2017 at 12:02 pm

    We would always Go camping in the mountains! Taking along our camper, food to cook over the fire and fishing poles!

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    26th July 2017 at 12:05 pm

    Most Sundays we would as a family go for walks in the country side along the canal, or occasionally go for bike rides. I have memories of racing down a steep hill just outside my house which usually ended up in someone falling off their bike πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚

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    Katy Abbott
    26th July 2017 at 12:05 pm

    My favourite childhood summer memory is my 3 sisters and me and mum and dad went camping one year (like we did every year). It rained everyday, so we decided to leave early. When we packed up the tent it was so wet there frogs under our tent. On the plus side the owner gave us another free week when it was drier later on in the summer. I miss my family camping trips

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    Kimberley | Oh Just My Little Blog
    26th July 2017 at 12:19 pm

    Making mud pies in the garden! And the days when Mum or Dad could be off work to spend the day with us. Oh and holidays to France with the extended family x

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    Aimee kelsey
    26th July 2017 at 12:25 pm

    My favourite childhood memory is playing with my sister in a cardboard box in my grandads garden . One random Saturday he had a large empty cardboard box, we asked if we could use it. We had so much fun. It was a boat, a plane, car, bus etc. after that Saturday, when ever the weather was ok, he always made sure we had a box to play with when we visited.

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    Ems West
    26th July 2017 at 12:36 pm

    My favourite outdoor memory is long family summer walks along the canal so me and my brother could spot all the wildlife and then stopping at a nearby pub that had a massive garden and playpark.
    We’d burn off all our energy playing in the park and then stop for an ice cold lemonade, If we were lucky the fish man would stop by and we would sit eating prawns sprinkled with vinegar on the benches.

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    Amelia Hopkins
    26th July 2017 at 12:41 pm

    My favourite outdoor memory as a child is getting to play with my friends in my back garden making mud pies and playing with water balloons. We used to spend so much time playing in the garden. My children love playing outside.

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    26th July 2017 at 12:47 pm

    Hi Charlotte love watching you YouTube channel and ready your blogs. You are a true inspiration and I relate to you all the time as a mum. My favourite childhood memory would be playing in my back garden with my sisters and mum in the summer, we would play shops and walk up and down the path with our dolls in buggies all day until it got to late to be out there. I sometimes wish I could go back. It looking forward to reliving it with my own boys.

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    Ellie Robinson
    26th July 2017 at 12:48 pm

    Eating picnics in the boot of the car and now doing the same with the boys. It’s so special recreating those special memories with your own little ones xx

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    26th July 2017 at 12:49 pm

    Yay, a giveaway! My favourite memory is being on holiday at my Nan and Granf’s in Dorset. Making ‘food’ in the garden which actually consisted of dirt, stones and whatever else we could find and climbing trees (sometimes getting stuck and calling one of the adults to help πŸ˜‚) ☺️ I have a 21 month old who has only just got the hang of walking (after almost a year of physiotherapy) but now he’s more mobile we’ve been having so much fun outdoors, he loves exploring! X

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    Bethany Irving
    26th July 2017 at 12:58 pm

    My favourite memory has to be with my neighbour. We collected rose petals and mushed them with water to make our own perfume and then tried to get everyone to try it… we also got ice cream tubs, put sticks and soil and leaves in it and collect ladybirds πŸ™‚ so much fun xx

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    Kate Fever
    26th July 2017 at 1:00 pm

    We used to build dams in the stream. Happy times

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    Lottie Hayman
    26th July 2017 at 1:06 pm

    My favourite outdoor memory was making big art attacks in the garden with my brother!!

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    Becky Reed
    26th July 2017 at 1:08 pm

    Lovely blog post! I love watching your vlogs

    My favourite childhood memory is playing swingball in our tiny garden with my sister and the tennis ball always used to fly off into next doors garden and my dad had to climb over the wall to get it back from our elderly neighbours πŸ˜‚

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    Ruth Ebenezer
    26th July 2017 at 1:25 pm

    Love your blog and YouTube channel! Have just started slimming world to loose my baby weight ( little boy is 12weeks old) and your videos are so helpful thankyou!!
    My favourite childhood memory is going camping each summer to Newgale beach in west wales. We can’t wait to start this tradition with our little boy πŸ™‚ xx

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    Stephanie Connell
    26th July 2017 at 1:28 pm

    My favourite outdoor memory as a child is picking Bluebells in the garden and giving them to my mum & dad as a present! I also used to love chauffeuring my younger sister around in my red and yellow Cosy Coupe. I really miss that car and can’t wait for my little boy to be big enough to drive his!! ❀️

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    Sophie Durrans
    26th July 2017 at 1:32 pm

    I love reading your blog, Charlotte! My favourite memory would be going for a walk with my cousin’s when we were only little, and my cousin falling in the brook. None of us could stop laughing, and he was just sat there in the water, dripping from head to toe!

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    26th July 2017 at 1:49 pm

    I’ve so many good memories from being outside in the summer, mostly because I lived down south and I swear it was sunny every single day! We just used to play outside from morning until it went dark, literally climbing trees and riding our bikes to the local ford/stream, swimming and swinging off the rope swing. Amazing childhood!

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    Heather Sharp
    26th July 2017 at 1:50 pm

    My favourite memory as a child definitely has to be going on day trips out to the beach, to theme parks, etc, with my parents. My dad worked alot when I was young, and so when he did have time off my parents made sure to plan a big day out for us. These days stick in my memories the most.

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    Catherine Raitt
    26th July 2017 at 1:52 pm

    Wow wee what a great giveaway! I love Polaroid pictures so it would be lovely to win the camera so I can do it at home!
    One of my favourite childhood outdoor memories is playing on the school field in the snow. Taking our dog (Penny) with us. She was so little she had to follow in our footprints. Love a good snowball fight.

    My little girl is 21 months and truly is an outside girl. She loves puddle jumping and pottering about outside and has recently got into scootering. Her brother (3) absolutely adores the outside. Big hunting is a current favourite!

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    26th July 2017 at 2:39 pm

    Going camping, I hated the coldness but I have fond memories of having quality time with my family

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    Harriet Leonard
    26th July 2017 at 2:43 pm

    My favourite outdoor childhood memory has to be sneaking into my grandad’s allotment and getting under the raspberry net, shovelling as many as I could into my mouth! I felt like Peter Rabbit!

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    Jenny mortimer
    26th July 2017 at 2:54 pm

    My fave outdoor memory of my childhood is going looking for tadpoles in the local stream and watching the little frogs jump all over the place. Many a happy day was spent down by the stream.

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    Laura edwards
    26th July 2017 at 3:21 pm

    Favourite childhood memories are fishing days with my parents. Lugging bags and cool boxes (my Mum makes a killer picnic!) xacross fields full of cows, across railway tracks, through stinging nettles. Just so Dad could get the perfect swim. So lucky to have had such lovely days. Even luckier to now watch my Dad share them with my children.

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    Clare nicholas
    26th July 2017 at 4:03 pm

    I remember drenching my parents when I was in the paddling pool and forcing them to get in too. Now my kids do this to me

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    26th July 2017 at 4:03 pm

    I grew up in a village by the sea so my favourite memories are at the beach, everyday during the holidays we would be there making sand castles & crab fishing! Now I have a 2 year old daughter and do the same with her which is amazing xxx

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    26th July 2017 at 4:54 pm

    I love the smell of germolene (is that weird?). This has reminded me I need to sort out our medicine cabinet and first aid packs.

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    26th July 2017 at 4:56 pm

    Memory of being younger outdoors.

    The time when at primary school, in my summer dress, I’d roll down a hill as fast as I could. Only lasted a few seconds but felt like a long time and feeling completely carefree and elated.
    To end up at the bottom breathless, with grass in my hair…to run up and do it all again.

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    Laura duffy
    26th July 2017 at 5:02 pm

    My favourite memory was learning to ride my bike with my big brother and going to the beach!

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    26th July 2017 at 5:22 pm

    Im rrally terrible with my childhood memories, not sure if I’ve blocked some of it out, but it makes me even more determined to document the boys growing up and giving them some amazing experiences to look back on 😍 Enjoy the summer guys! Xx

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    26th July 2017 at 5:23 pm

    Camping in the garden, best fun ever!

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    26th July 2017 at 5:31 pm

    Picnics on the beach.

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    Paul Caine
    26th July 2017 at 5:48 pm

    Looks good. Have entered thank you!

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    Jo Richards
    26th July 2017 at 5:51 pm

    being pushed on the swings by my Mum and holding my Lambie, I must of only been about 4

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    barbara Daniels
    26th July 2017 at 5:53 pm

    playing runoutd in the seventies ans eighties with all the kids on our estate

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    kate hester
    26th July 2017 at 5:58 pm

    Celebrating the Royal Jubilee in our street – everyone running around having fun with all the flags out.

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    stuart hargreaves
    26th July 2017 at 5:59 pm

    visiting blackpool for the first time all that sand and the donkeys

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    maureen findley
    26th July 2017 at 5:59 pm

    I lived in a tight knit community and all the children joined up on a central park and played british bull dog

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    Tracy Nixon
    26th July 2017 at 6:01 pm

    Sleeping in our tent in our back garden over the Summer – me and my brother loved it and my dad often sneaked up on us late at night to scare us lol!

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    Simon LC
    26th July 2017 at 6:02 pm

    Going to visit my Nanna and Grandad who lived by the seaside

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    Sidrah Ahmed
    26th July 2017 at 6:03 pm

    I loved going to the park and playing on my scooter

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    David Paterson
    26th July 2017 at 6:04 pm

    Lying hidden in tall grass and brambles in a old overgrown disused railway cutting, listening to the buzz of the bees in the summer sun.

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    Margaret Clarkson
    26th July 2017 at 6:07 pm

    Going for long walks in the woods with my cousins

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    Sharon Worsley
    26th July 2017 at 6:13 pm

    going out to play in the morning and not returning until the evening but you always had to be within shouting distance of your mum

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    Shelly semmens
    26th July 2017 at 6:13 pm

    There was a big hill where we lived. It had a pond, a tyre swing, apple trees and some ponies. It was a great place to picnic and have fun.

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    Gillian Holmes
    26th July 2017 at 6:15 pm

    Playing in the garden with the kids from next door

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    Komal Qasim
    26th July 2017 at 6:16 pm

    Playing cricket with my cousins πŸ™‚

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    26th July 2017 at 6:21 pm

    Going on long walks with my family and our dog πŸ™‚

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    frances hopkins
    26th July 2017 at 6:22 pm

    Used to love going to West Wittering with mum and dad

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    Fiona King
    26th July 2017 at 6:50 pm

    My favourite outdoor memory was when my parents gave me a go-kart and I was able to go outside and play with it every day and be the envy of the neighbours

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    Julie Smith
    26th July 2017 at 6:50 pm

    Big Family outings to Foxhouse walking through the field, climbing over the rocks, leaping from one to another. Sitting together and having a picnic before playing tig with cousins and siblings and dogs πŸ™‚ xx
    Then we’d walk back home, on hot days through the river with the dogs splashing around.

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    Liz R
    26th July 2017 at 6:53 pm

    Walks by the sea, paddling in the sea and wet, excited dogs!

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    Natalie Virtue
    26th July 2017 at 7:00 pm

    I think my favourite memory is playing on a rope swing all summer long in our garden. My stepdad put it up for us when we were very small and I loved it. It hung from a big old tree and when I went past my family home recently the new owners had chopped it down. I didn’t feel sad because it’s time for a new family to make memories in that garden now. They won’t include my old rope swing but they’ll be just as special in 20 years to the family that live there now.

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    Karen Barrett
    26th July 2017 at 7:01 pm

    I spent a lot of time with my grandparents when I was young. They had a pen out the backs and I loved to go and feed the chucks with corn and peelings. But the best time was sitting with Grandad and Uncle Tom waiting for the racing pigeons to come home.

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    Soph h
    26th July 2017 at 7:01 pm

    Paddling in the sea and making sandcastles

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    Tania Atfield
    26th July 2017 at 7:15 pm

    Sailing with my mum, dad and sisters off Devon and seeing dolphins near us.

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    Helen W
    26th July 2017 at 7:19 pm

    Going rambling with my parents and brother.

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    Kate Toner
    26th July 2017 at 7:27 pm

    I used to love making perfumes and potions with petals and leaves!

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    Laura Milton
    26th July 2017 at 7:30 pm

    The hose pipe sitting at the top of our garden slide and a tub of fairy liquid brought all the best memories πŸ˜€

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    Emily Clark
    26th July 2017 at 7:33 pm

    Finding jellyfish on the beach with my family!

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    laura banks
    26th July 2017 at 7:52 pm

    having massive waterfights down our street with all my friends

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    Jacqui Graham
    26th July 2017 at 7:55 pm

    my favourite childhood memory is in a caravan in Great Yarmouth, with my mum dad, sister and dog, we spend all day on the beach, made silly faces out of pebbles, and in the morning heard the seagulls running up and down the caravan roof. We had little money but lots of laughter and love.

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    Katie Howell
    26th July 2017 at 7:58 pm

    Going blackberry and apple picking with my mum all over the place and then turning them into jams and ice lollys – mmmm

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    Fozia Akhtar
    26th July 2017 at 8:00 pm

    Playing rounders

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    sarah bourner
    26th July 2017 at 8:08 pm

    making camp in the graveyard we even had separate loo area with toilet roll! cooked backed beans on a campfire until my dad came running over saying he could see the smoke from my house fun times πŸ™‚

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    Christine Shelley
    26th July 2017 at 8:12 pm

    Going Blackberrying with my mum and brothers and sisters

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    26th July 2017 at 8:17 pm

    going down the coast with my sisters

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    26th July 2017 at 8:25 pm

    Those summer holidays that seemed to go on forever. Family holidays to the beach, and spending agaes playing in the sea and sand dunes.

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    Kristy Brown
    26th July 2017 at 8:31 pm

    Wen used to go for long walks every saturday and I remember my mum sliding off a log into the stream below

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    Kelly Glen
    26th July 2017 at 8:38 pm

    I used to love playing in my Wendy house in our garden.

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    Katharine Balyuzi
    26th July 2017 at 8:46 pm

    Flying kites on Hampstead Heath

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    Rachael G
    26th July 2017 at 8:53 pm

    Making mud pies in the garden

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    26th July 2017 at 9:03 pm

    I loved being in the back garden talking to my teddies and dolls and pretending to be the teacher. I had 3 older sisters who didnt wanna play with me unless it was to fuss me so i had a lot of time interacting with teddy bears!! xx

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    Kirsty Taylor
    26th July 2017 at 9:05 pm

    My favourite outdoor memory as a child was having a yellow plastic mac and hat and matching Wellington boots (think Paddington bear and you’re on the right lines) and going out in the pouring rain to jump in puddles!!

    I cannot wait to get my little man a similar outfit and make the most of the drizzly north….just as soon as he can walk (and therefore jump in puddles!).

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    26th July 2017 at 9:13 pm

    Turning my mums washing generally bedding into tents when they were drying on the line, so much fun, mum didn’t always agree.

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    rowena claydon-smith
    26th July 2017 at 9:13 pm

    My earliest memory is making a tent using the sheets that were drying on the line and then blaming my brother

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    Madeleine Kleinhofs
    26th July 2017 at 9:16 pm

    My favourite childhood memory is of climbing trees and building dens in the woods behind our street πŸ™‚

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    Rebecca Brown
    26th July 2017 at 9:16 pm

    I remember going to a park near where we lived really early in the morning and there being hundreds of wild bunnies sitting all over the grass. There was a little stream nearby and we had a dawn picnic before anyone else was up and about. Definitely worth the moaning about being tired all n the way there (for me at least πŸ˜‚)

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    Lisa Parker
    26th July 2017 at 9:16 pm

    I remember making ‘camps’ with my brother behind the sofa when I was little x

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    26th July 2017 at 9:21 pm

    Camping in the garden with brothers and sister – not much sleep but lots of fun xx

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    Hollie Headland
    26th July 2017 at 9:26 pm

    Mine would be collecting conkers in the autumn with my dad xx

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    Leila Benhamida
    26th July 2017 at 9:26 pm

    My parents had Spanish friends in thr South of France which own a big land with a lot of chestnut trees. We use to visit in September and pick up chestnuts and roas or boil them afterwards. Was really great.

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    26th July 2017 at 9:27 pm

    I used to love collecting snails and bugs in a glass jar and trying to keep them as pets. Every night my dad would free them all and tell me they escaped and i’d have start again. I remember i collected lots of ladybirds once in a shoe box and i went in for my lunch and when i came back they were all mating! haha x

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    Sarah N
    26th July 2017 at 9:38 pm

    My mum taking me and my friends for afternoons on the beach. She’d sit there reading and we’d run off and play.

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    Fiona B
    26th July 2017 at 9:42 pm

    Walking in the woods by my Gran and Grandad’s house

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    Bob Clark
    26th July 2017 at 9:45 pm

    feeding pigeons in Trafalgar square – when I was very young

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    Laura Linsey
    26th July 2017 at 9:49 pm

    Feeding the ducks

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    26th July 2017 at 9:51 pm

    Squeezing through the gap in our fence and playing in my neighbours garden! X

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    Mariel Pereira
    26th July 2017 at 9:54 pm

    Walking with my father along the river bank to the lighthouse in Mombasa early in the morning at sunrise

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    Heather Hibbert
    26th July 2017 at 10:13 pm

    Going fishing with my dad along Blackpool seafront, I was always very tomboyish, my brother was never interested!

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    julie henderson
    26th July 2017 at 10:18 pm

    collecting rose petals and making *perfume”

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    Lani Nash
    26th July 2017 at 10:20 pm

    I remember visiting my grandparents as a kid and taking picnics in local park lands

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    26th July 2017 at 10:25 pm


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    Zoe C
    26th July 2017 at 10:26 pm

    taking my farm set outside and wrecking my mum’s flower beds!! I would set it all up and remember her constantly telling me to watch the plants, she let me carry on though, I loved it

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    Lee Ritson
    26th July 2017 at 10:31 pm

    Always going to the local park to play. The park I now take my daughter to πŸ™‚

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    Caroline H
    26th July 2017 at 10:32 pm

    As a child we lived on the coast for a few years. The beach was beautiful and is still listed as one of the best in the UK. Times were a little different and the kids were free to go down, armed with a picnic lunch, and muck about all day.

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    Vicki D
    26th July 2017 at 10:43 pm

    It has to be staying in a caravan by the sea with my parents and grandparents. We went to the same spot every year without fail. I made so many friends and have great childhood memories of that little caravan.

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    Becky Duffy
    26th July 2017 at 10:57 pm

    Making a fort with my cousins and brother in the summer holidays, so much fun!

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    Paula Gwynne
    26th July 2017 at 11:25 pm

    Spending my summer at my nan’s house with my brothers and sister

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    27th July 2017 at 12:11 am

    We had recently moved and our house was filled with cardboard boxes as my parents unpacked household goods. They had decided to invite the entire neighbourhood for a barbecue on the spur of the moment and spent all night assembling the millions of cardboard boxes into a castle in the garden, complete with a drawbridge, turrets, windows and doors that opened and closed, and a dragon drawn with a sharpie by my very artistic dad.
    The castle was huge…in my memory, it covered almost the entire garden, with enough tunnels and courtyards and towers for 30+ kids at a time. It was also a complete surprise! They did the entire thing after my little brother and I had gone to bed, cutting and taping and drawing by flashlight.

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    Elizabeth Drake
    27th July 2017 at 12:22 am

    I have some of the best memories from either camping trips or our family trips to Disney World. We went twice when I was a kid and one of them involved camping. I long to be able to take my girls camping and to Disney as well. It’s been a big dream of mine since before my oldest was even born.

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    Emily Downes
    27th July 2017 at 12:30 am

    having lots of toy sales outside our front garden!
    Parading around our road with shoe boxes with teddys dressed up sat in them having a teddy parade with recorders and whistles!! Hahaha!

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    melanie stirling
    27th July 2017 at 1:19 am

    When I was young I used to go out all day on my bike and ride around the lanes and through the fords.I loved being on my own,I felt so free!

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    Brett Pereira
    27th July 2017 at 6:30 am

    Playing in the stream at the bottom of our garden and sitting on the branches of the guava trees we had

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    Phil Darling
    27th July 2017 at 6:37 am

    Riding my skateboard round and round the Cul de sac outside my house

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    Hali Kinson
    27th July 2017 at 6:40 am

    Playing at a local park

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    Emma Gibson
    27th July 2017 at 7:34 am

    Being on holiday with my whole family and playing in the pool.

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    Jess Maccio
    27th July 2017 at 8:07 am

    Playing out with my dog and coming home for tea or when it got dark!

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    27th July 2017 at 8:39 am

    unplanned trips to the beach, especially in the evening, used to love the sense of adventure and the treat of staying up late to have fun

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    Emily Knight
    27th July 2017 at 8:52 am

    It was going down to the local park with my brother and our friends and attempting to build a treehouse…we never got very far with it!

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    Becky Yeomans
    27th July 2017 at 9:04 am

    Mine has to be filling about 100+ water balloons up ready for the next day for my brothers and sister to have a water fight. Took us all day that day to fill the balloons up we put them in a pool ready. We had the water fight and water logged the grass. Grass was ruined lol.

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    Michelle Hall
    27th July 2017 at 9:47 am

    Playing hide and seek in the forest at the bottom of the street, Unfortuntley they’ve built houses on there now but I have so many good memories!

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    Ellie F
    27th July 2017 at 9:51 am

    Mine would be running around our garden with my brother and sister. They were both older than me and had pointy plastic swords they used to chase me with. I loved it! Now I have two boys of my own and when the second is older (5 months now) I can’t wait to watch them tear round our garden like we used to.

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    Hannah Wood
    27th July 2017 at 9:55 am

    I remember riding bikes around my my brother in the Summer time

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    Chris Bull
    27th July 2017 at 10:08 am

    Blackberry picking with my auntie, stained fingers and scratches from the prickles but such tasty fun πŸ™‚

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    Stephanie Coals
    27th July 2017 at 11:23 am

    My favourite memory is going to the isle of wight on holiday and playing on the beach all day then going back to where we were staying and spending the evening in the grounds and swimming in the pool

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    Rachel Kendall
    27th July 2017 at 11:36 am

    Awaiting the one day per month when I would see my brother who lived overseas, He was my best friend growing up and this one day a month was so special to me! We would do all sorts, the Zoo, Shopping, Ice Skating you name it!

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    Alexandra oliver
    27th July 2017 at 11:37 am

    camping in cornwall and having a seagull steal a pasty from my hands!

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    clair downham
    27th July 2017 at 12:20 pm

    playing pooh sticks

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    Jade Hewlett
    27th July 2017 at 12:35 pm

    My favourite memory is going for walks with my grandad and we’d stop at the beach, see the animals or have an ice cream.

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    Jill Donaldson
    27th July 2017 at 1:35 pm

    Climbing trees in my Nans garden then running in for lunch

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    Maggie Coates
    27th July 2017 at 1:49 pm

    Riding my bike with friends

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    Emily Hutchinson
    27th July 2017 at 2:13 pm

    paddling pool in the garden

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    jemma taylor
    27th July 2017 at 2:32 pm

    In our garden when i was little we had a great big apple tree that we used to love to climb and make dens with. One day my best friend was up the tree and fell off and ended up breaking her arm. We still laugh now with her joking saying i pushed her. A couple of week later i was playing at the park with my brother and friends and i fell over landing on my arm. It wasn’t until the next morning i had to go to hospital and found out i too had broken my arm.

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    Ann-Marie Gould
    27th July 2017 at 3:15 pm

    my favourite memory is playing cricket out in the street with my sisters and cousins. We used an old tin bin with lid and the wicket and a jumper for the bowler. Every time traffic was coming someone shouted ‘car’ and we all had to stand to the side of the road. Lovely memories!

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    Lorraine Kirk
    27th July 2017 at 5:19 pm

    I camped out with my friend in the garden when I was about 7 years old. We heard a voice late at night and thought we had burglars but it turned out to be the next door neighbour taking her Siamese cat for late night walk. It was my first taste of freedom and independence.

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    Elizabeth Rawcliffe
    27th July 2017 at 5:22 pm

    Flying my kite on the beach and then having a picnic!

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    Corina Mann
    27th July 2017 at 5:55 pm

    I have happy fond memories of hanging out in the park opposite my old house, as children we were so lucky to have such beauty right across the road. We could never be bothered to walk all the way round to the entrance gate, we made our own entrance by tunnelling under the railings, lol. We would spend so much time hopping over the brook, climbing and swinging from trees and cycling my bike round the park seeing how many laps I could do.

    I don’t know if I’m being protective or if it’s the society we now live in but can’t imagine letting my children out of my sight, even when they’re teenagers I’ll be following them close behind. I’m not ready to let them into the big wide world.

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    rebecca h
    27th July 2017 at 6:45 pm

    Has to be from when we used to go caravanning! so many memories of exploring woods and fields and tearing around sites on my bike. one particular memory of playing football with my brother and cousins is always guaranteed to make me smile.

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    Anthony Harrington
    27th July 2017 at 9:13 pm

    walking along the seaside promenade eating chips in the evening, feeling very excited at being up so late, it was probably only about 8pm but it was a treat!

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    Hanna Marshall
    27th July 2017 at 9:13 pm

    My favourite memory is being glued to my big sister and wanting to go everywhere with her. She got a moped and took me along on many adventures, although it was a bit bumpy on the back.

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    Jo Carroll
    27th July 2017 at 9:14 pm

    It’s probably riding around the council estate I grew up on…on my Raleigh Chopper bike with it’s pink tassles – thinking I just looked so cool? πŸ˜‰

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    emma walters
    28th July 2017 at 6:38 am

    spending hours out on my bike, finding the biggest hill to ride down πŸ™‚

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    Rich Tyler
    28th July 2017 at 1:41 pm

    Playing fairy liquid slides in the summer in garden

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    28th July 2017 at 3:11 pm

    I loved having water fights with all my friends with old washing up liquid bottles! πŸ™‚

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    Lori Darling
    28th July 2017 at 3:37 pm

    Messing about on the river.

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    Doreen Brady
    28th July 2017 at 5:29 pm

    Mine would have to be going down to the beach and collecting shells then going home and making ‘art’ with them. I still have a photo frame that I made years ago.

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    sarah birkett
    28th July 2017 at 7:03 pm

    PLAYING in the woods for hours, hide & seek, dens, everything

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    Tammy Tudor
    28th July 2017 at 8:05 pm

    Collecting conkers with my dad in the woods

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    Ashleigh Allan
    28th July 2017 at 8:37 pm

    Going on bike rides with my dad

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    Helen Tovell
    28th July 2017 at 8:38 pm

    Going on lazy day bike rides with a group of friends

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    Lyn Burgess
    28th July 2017 at 9:55 pm

    I remember huge family picnics, with lots and lots of cousins, playing rounders or cricket, having so much fun.

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    Amy Wharton
    28th July 2017 at 10:12 pm

    I have so many happy outdoor memories from my childhood but some of my favourites are making mud pies out the front of my house or stopping off for picnics and the chance to run around any time that we took a long car journey!

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    Jodie A Green
    28th July 2017 at 11:15 pm

    playing on the park over Cannock Chase after a picnic with my parents – now i do this with my 6 children and they ,love it just as much

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    Debbie Gilbert
    29th July 2017 at 12:15 am

    Holidays at our caravan, playing in the woods and trying to catch tiny shrimp in the stream

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    29th July 2017 at 11:32 am

    Family holidays

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    29th July 2017 at 12:56 pm

    Riding bikes with my sisters, and picnics were so fun.

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    Toni Arnott
    29th July 2017 at 1:58 pm

    seeing comets in the sky on the norfolk coast

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    Fiona Rennie
    29th July 2017 at 2:49 pm

    Going for bike rides along what used to be a railway line a long time ago

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    Allan Smith
    29th July 2017 at 4:37 pm

    Going to Blackpool!

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    29th July 2017 at 8:32 pm

    Running through the garden with my dogs and playing with the hose with them ☺️

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    Jade Saban
    30th July 2017 at 8:20 pm


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    Lisa Wilkinson
    30th July 2017 at 9:07 pm

    Going for walks in the countryside with my parents

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    Helen Grayson
    30th July 2017 at 10:20 pm

    Going for bike rides – on the back of my dad’s bike. Then going for a picnic

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    katrina walsh
    30th July 2017 at 11:44 pm

    fun water fights with all the neighbourhood kids joining in

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    Kim Styles
    31st July 2017 at 3:12 pm

    it seems random but I was in the garden for a house where I lived between the ages of 3 and 4 ,so I was very young ,and I was digging with my little marbled rubber bucket and spade and a big boy who lived nearby came up behind me and made me jump and I fell into the flowerbed- I think he must of regretted it because I screamed and screamed!

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    Kerry Kilmister
    31st July 2017 at 4:25 pm

    I remember one summer holidays my parents took me and my 3 brothers on a beach holiday to Blackpool. We had the most amazing time exploring the arcades, and eating fish and chips out of newspaper whilst sat on the beach.

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    Elisabeth Ries
    31st July 2017 at 9:56 pm

    On really hot days, playing with the garden sprinkler, and inevitably getting soaked in water!

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    leanne weir
    31st July 2017 at 10:50 pm

    I have such happy memories of going camping

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    Tee Simpson
    31st July 2017 at 11:04 pm

    Just being able to play with my friends making mudpies, climbing walls and eating tip tops

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    Mel Turner
    31st July 2017 at 11:33 pm

    walking round the mill pond feeding the ducks

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    Susan Hoggett
    1st August 2017 at 1:29 pm

    going to the local beach and having picnics and making sandcastles

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    Sarah Brokenshire
    1st August 2017 at 3:03 pm

    I used to love playing curby on the street x

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    Amelia Mccreith
    2nd August 2017 at 12:00 am

    I loved doing cartwheels and hand stands with my Granddad, and going into his green house to pick tomatoes!

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    kellyjo walters
    2nd August 2017 at 8:52 am

    We would go to Hyde Park, go feed the ducks and have picnics

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    Holly Edmundson
    2nd August 2017 at 3:17 pm

    i use to love going to my grandmas and she would make me salad with chicken, doesnt sound much but it was amazing x

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    cheryl lovell
    2nd August 2017 at 4:12 pm

    I loved countryside walks with my Grandma and her dog! They always finished with an ice-cream!

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    Helen Swales
    2nd August 2017 at 4:28 pm

    My grandad used to keep pigs and I remember walking down the lane to the river with my grandma to the pigs to give my grandad his lunch box. I can still vividly remember the smell!

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    Thomas L
    2nd August 2017 at 5:45 pm

    Football in the rain and building dens in trees and bushes and hiding in them when it started to pour down with rain so we didn’t have to go inside.

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    carrie hynes
    2nd August 2017 at 8:10 pm

    Playing in the field across from my house with my brother and friends.

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    Kerry Taylor
    2nd August 2017 at 8:11 pm

    Picnics with my Nana during the school holidays.

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    2nd August 2017 at 9:31 pm

    Picnics! All my fond memories revolve around different family picnics

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    Alison Johnson
    3rd August 2017 at 12:39 am

    Going to the seeside every year when I was a child & going rock pooling. I loved collecting shells.

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    nicola barter
    3rd August 2017 at 12:43 pm

    seaside with my family πŸ™‚

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    Karen Lloyd
    3rd August 2017 at 8:23 pm

    Playing at the local (shallow) river and setting up a rope swing over the water to play on.

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    Paula Phillips
    3rd August 2017 at 10:09 pm

    Playing over the mountain with a group of friends, we would go in the morning, take a picnic with us and come home in time for tea.

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    Zoey P
    4th August 2017 at 6:57 am

    Rocking pooling in Cornwall with my dad

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    Sarah Lee
    4th August 2017 at 10:03 am

    Putting the tent up in the garden and camping out

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    Michaela Jennings
    4th August 2017 at 12:59 pm

    Weekends at the caravan with all the family

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    Camilla Youngman
    4th August 2017 at 5:28 pm

    My grandad taking me out to walk his dogs in the countryside!

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    4th August 2017 at 9:14 pm

    I grew up in Africa so one of the amazing benefits was acres of garden with plenty of trees! I would run around all day playing with our dogs, pretending I was in an Enid Blyton storybook and climbing trees. When I was bored of that, I would jump in the pool and create a whole other fantasy world about mermaids! It really was the most magical childhood and I consider myself very privileged πŸ™‚

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    4th August 2017 at 10:23 pm

    Climbing over rocks at the beach in Aberystwyth with my dad and finding caves.

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    Emma H
    5th August 2017 at 11:25 am

    Climbing trees in the local wood with my friends.

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    Leanne Newsome
    5th August 2017 at 2:33 pm

    My best childhood memory is we used to camp out all summer as a whole street! All the kids in the street used to pitch our tents we’d have girls in one tent, boys in another. My mum used to make us all chips at midnight! We all had so much fun and we would camp out every night all the way through our school summer holidays

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    Ashley Phillips
    5th August 2017 at 5:49 pm

    Playing frisbee and crazy golf with my dad and brother at King Georges Playing Field

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    Kev C
    5th August 2017 at 6:00 pm

    I remember riding my bike over ramps so I could be just like Evel Knievel πŸ™‚

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    Elizabeth Cooke
    5th August 2017 at 8:57 pm

    Swimming in a lake at in the lake district, my parents even got me an inflatable dingy and that was so much fun!

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    Emma Salter
    5th August 2017 at 11:27 pm

    My favourite outdoor memory is playing on the beach in Blackpool. It was always sunny when I was younger and we would spend all day there.

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    Tracey Belcher
    6th August 2017 at 7:57 am

    Going fishing with my dad – we used to love escaping from my mother and relaxing fishing together

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    Jade Wimsey
    6th August 2017 at 11:13 am

    Playing with the ‘crazy daisy’

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    Natalie White
    6th August 2017 at 12:43 pm

    Mine was having a BBQ in France on a summer holiday, and racing each other around the garden πŸ™‚ By the way, you look fab – you’ve done so well on your diet, and you look so happy!! Both Bill and Daisy have grown so much πŸ™‚ This is my fav blog to read by far – please never stop!

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    Hayley Gibson
    6th August 2017 at 4:46 pm

    My dad used to take me and my sister down by the river when we were kids. We used to catch minnows and crayfish. One time, I remember being so excited, I found all these little clay pots in the river bed.

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    6th August 2017 at 7:00 pm

    Trips to Wales for ice cream, arcades ad walks along the pier.

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    Victoria Hemmings
    6th August 2017 at 10:39 pm

    my dad and I going to a park to feed red squirrels, one of the best memories

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    6th August 2017 at 10:40 pm

    Playing on the bales in my grandpa’s hayfield and in the creek

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    Michelle Carlin
    6th August 2017 at 11:11 pm

    I loved searching for fairies in the garden. I was sure I could see them. I still have a fairy garden in my garden now!

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    claire little
    6th August 2017 at 11:21 pm

    playing in the garden

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    Victoria Morris
    6th August 2017 at 11:37 pm

    Playing out in the green with friends and cousins, hopscotch, skipping, it (tag) such lovely memories πŸ™‚

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    Allison Sherwood
    7th August 2017 at 6:46 am

    Blackberry picking down the old line

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    Sarah Parker
    7th August 2017 at 7:11 am

    riding on my bike with my friends

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    7th August 2017 at 8:15 am

    Playing with my brother in the garden and building dens

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    Jenny Jones
    7th August 2017 at 9:08 am

    walking the dogs with my grandad he used to tell me all sorts of tales on those walks and it was so lovely

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    angela sandhu
    7th August 2017 at 10:58 am

    Learning to ride a bike

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    Sarah R
    7th August 2017 at 12:45 pm

    Exploring on my Grandma’s farm with the dogs

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    Jeanette Davison
    7th August 2017 at 1:26 pm

    Playing in the woods making dens

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    7th August 2017 at 2:07 pm

    On a weekend we would go a bike ride with my Dad to visit my Grandparents while my mom would cook the Sunday Lunch on the way back home we would stop at the pub and have a Lemonade and Dad would have a Shandy they where Happy Days

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    Lila Taylor
    7th August 2017 at 3:09 pm

    We lived in a small village in Devon as a child, my favourite memories are of playing out in the surrounding woods and fields,climbing trees, having apple fights & conker fights πŸ˜‰ and scrumping for pears and apples. I really did have a charmed childhood & was hardly ever indoors except for school, meals and bedtime!

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    7th August 2017 at 3:49 pm

    For me it had to be going walks in the forest with my siblings and parents where we all attempted to carry lots of sticks and find bugs!

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    katie w
    7th August 2017 at 5:37 pm

    making dens in the woods

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    Lisa King
    7th August 2017 at 5:39 pm

    My mum and dad owned a little chalet at Hemsby in Norfolk and we had so many amazing family days there as children with lots of great memories

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    7th August 2017 at 7:07 pm

    During summer, making forts out of freshly cut hay up on the common where my nan used to live.

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    donna l jones
    7th August 2017 at 7:09 pm

    going to dunstable downs to fly our kites

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    Jessica Hutton
    7th August 2017 at 7:39 pm

    Climbing trees and building little dens with my friends xx

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    Dolly A
    7th August 2017 at 7:48 pm

    Going for long walks over the fields with the dog

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    joanne casey
    7th August 2017 at 7:54 pm

    We spent most weekends in the spring & summer in our caravan in Anglesey….such lovely memories

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    Maria Jane Knight
    7th August 2017 at 7:54 pm

    I remember going “frogging” with my brother when we were little. We lived in the heart of the countryside and passed our time looking for frogs and collecting them to put in our pond!

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    7th August 2017 at 8:02 pm

    Playing piggy in the middle with my sister and her friend

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    Katy Malkin
    7th August 2017 at 8:25 pm

    Climbing our tallest tree and looking out onto all the fields

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    Samantha Mann
    7th August 2017 at 8:39 pm

    Playing tea parties in the garden with my cousin

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    Sarah Wilson
    7th August 2017 at 8:45 pm

    Mine was walking on the fells behind our house with my Mum. I would climb trees, and play in the stream. I still take my boys there πŸ™‚

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    7th August 2017 at 8:53 pm


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    tammy westrup
    7th August 2017 at 9:33 pm

    Making dens in the garden with wind breaks and my dads large fishing umbrellas!

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    Emma Davison
    7th August 2017 at 9:34 pm

    Going on picnics

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    Helen-marie Porter
    7th August 2017 at 10:06 pm

    water fights in the back garden with the family it was the only time i ever remember my mum stopping doing the house work!

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    Rebekah Powley
    7th August 2017 at 10:33 pm

    Going kayaking along the coast of Scotland and having a bunch of seals come alongside and swim with us. I was 11 and I can remember it so vividly!

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    chirag patel
    7th August 2017 at 10:35 pm

    donkey riding on margate beach

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    Tracy Read
    7th August 2017 at 11:19 pm

    Playing with my friends outside – kick post was a firm fave!

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    Kay Broomfield
    7th August 2017 at 11:23 pm

    Eating sandwiches in a graveyard near my parent’s work! Different times lol

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    Heather Bowie
    7th August 2017 at 11:31 pm

    I loved caravan holidays with my parents, my best outdoor memory was on one of these holidays spending all day climbing trees with my sister and new friends we had made, simple things.

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    Lydia Graham
    7th August 2017 at 11:59 pm

    Catching sticklebacks in the brook at the back of the house

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    Deborah Bird
    8th August 2017 at 12:04 am

    Playing in the beck for hours with my friends!

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    jamie Millard
    8th August 2017 at 12:04 am

    camping with the scouts. twice. memorable times. from the trekking and exploring, the cooking, the adventures. great times.

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    ellie spider
    8th August 2017 at 12:18 am

    camping in west wales – driving down with the cat and the dog always got us funny looks!

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    Shelley Stevenson
    8th August 2017 at 1:32 am

    i just LOVED playing in the sun as a child….getting the big paddling pool out and having water balloon fights with all my friends….ahhh to be young again <3

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    pauline black
    8th August 2017 at 5:12 am

    riding our bikes up to the local woods and playing on the rope swing . Love the outdoors!

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    Lucy Robinson
    8th August 2017 at 6:52 am

    I loved all our family camping trips. Rain and sun we experienced the lot.

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    Cathryn Crawshaw
    8th August 2017 at 7:23 am

    caravan holidays in wales with my mom and dad, finding crabs on beach, dancing in the tiger club

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    James Holyland
    8th August 2017 at 9:02 am

    Our family beach side holidays at Skegness

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    Jacqueline Roberts
    8th August 2017 at 10:16 am

    Sitting in a wendy house with a toy sweet shop I had

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    Beth Owen
    8th August 2017 at 11:30 am

    <y favourite childhood memory is visiting Betws Y Coed, playing football with my Dad and brother. No worries at all. Just making memories <3

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    Alisa Moore
    8th August 2017 at 1:27 pm

    Quad rollerskating round and round the rose garden

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    Rachel Bonness
    8th August 2017 at 1:44 pm

    Going to the Brecon Beacons with my late father and climbing mountains and boating on the lake and going to the climbing centre. Such special, treasured memories!

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    kayleigh dudley
    8th August 2017 at 2:16 pm

    i have fond memories of strawberry picking in the summer every Saturday before taking our punnet to my grans house. Unfortunately the strawberry fields are no longer there, and we have to travel considerably to do the same these days

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    Libby Noack
    8th August 2017 at 2:25 pm

    Visiting my Nan and Grandad’s Caravan every School Holiday – we were always outside πŸ™‚

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    mary chez
    8th August 2017 at 3:51 pm

    My dad was head green keeper on a golf course and one of my best memories was when I used to sit on the tractor with him when he cut the grass on the fairways….I expect elf and safety would be after us these days

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    Andrea A
    8th August 2017 at 4:48 pm

    My favourite outdoor memory as a child is looking for seashells on the beach.

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    sharon weaden
    8th August 2017 at 5:05 pm

    We used to have lots of picnics on the Quantocks with our neighbours and my grandparents.

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    Lynne O'Connor
    8th August 2017 at 5:38 pm

    hard to choose as I spent so much of my childhood outdoors. Probably Guide camps in the summer, sleeping in tents, cooking on campfires and building rafts and rope bridges

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    Michelle Thompson
    8th August 2017 at 5:40 pm

    camping with my mum and dad in whitby , you could never imagine what happened not good in a tent put it that way!

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    Paula Burnside
    8th August 2017 at 6:22 pm

    Playing on a wooden hobby horse at the park. It has long gone now but it was used in its time.

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    jen jackson
    8th August 2017 at 6:26 pm

    Our family camping trips

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    Sammie Hodges
    8th August 2017 at 6:30 pm

    Trips to Knole Park for walks every Sunday. My dad would always have sweets for us half way round!

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    Ellie Wood
    8th August 2017 at 6:32 pm

    Making a slip and slide with my sisters

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    Joanne smith
    8th August 2017 at 7:44 pm

    Building tree houses and playing outside All day

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    Rebecca miller
    8th August 2017 at 8:38 pm

    Swinging on the rotary washing lines with my best friend (5years old) we’re still best friends now 25 years on!

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    sharon martin
    8th August 2017 at 8:47 pm

    i vividly remember the mini zip slide that my dad built in our garden, we had hours of fun

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    Catherine Gregory
    8th August 2017 at 9:18 pm

    Going to the park with my Mum and Nana

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    Lesley Bradley
    8th August 2017 at 9:53 pm

    The long hot summer of 1976, Great Yarmouth beach, donkey rides, bouncy castles and my most vivid memory- all those ladybirds!

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    George Wright
    8th August 2017 at 10:08 pm

    Going to the local fair & having fun on the rides!

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    Mark Johnson
    8th August 2017 at 11:03 pm

    Summer days spending a lot of the days in the local woods

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    Felicity Kelly
    8th August 2017 at 11:07 pm

    I used to love playing pet shops with the neighbours iin my shed, bagging up rabbit food and pretending to sell my rabbits!

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    Dawn Hull
    8th August 2017 at 11:41 pm

    Playing outside in the Summer for hours when I visited my grandparents who lived in the Northumberland countryside.

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