When the sun is shining, or the rain is just a drizzle, or – let’s face it – it’s chucking it down, nothing makes the kids sleep better than a run around outside.

We can’t guarantee they’ll lie-in past 5am, but these tried and tested local outdoor treasures will help fill their lungs with fresh air.

And if they do sleep through the night; we’ll take full credit and “you’re welcome”.



Spare beach - Clare Marks


Severndroog Castle - Fran Honeychurch


Surrey Docks Farm 2 - Naomi Smith

Parks & Playgrounds

spare chid in grass - Nicola Collins

Theme Parks

Dreamland - Nicola Orbine

Wood & Country Parks

Spare paddling - Jo Hill


Colchester Zoo - Clare Marks