How to get the family outside during the summer holidays

by Natalie Brown

The summer holidays are finally here, and that means six weeks of freedom...

Freedom to explore the great outdoors that is, which is exactly what the summer holidays should be all about! It's the best time of the year to enjoy everything the world around us has to offer thanks to the warm and sunny weather - well, fingers crossed!

So, we want to share some of our product-inspired ideas for getting your family out and about during the summer holidays...

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All-terrain pushchairs

Your pushchair helps you explore the great outdoors with a little one in tow. However, for the more active adventurers, a robust, all-terrain model will be your best friend compared with a city-built stroller. With large wheels, all-wheel suspension and big baskets, all terrain strolling will make life on the move a breeze, and ensure you're ready to take on any summer strolls or cruises through the countryside!

We house a great range of all-terrain pushchairs, with some of our favourites from Silver Cross, Thule, CYBEX and new to Natural Baby Shower; Bumbleride! Here are a few great strollers we recommend for an active summer and beyond...

Bumbleride Indie

The Bumbleride Indie is great for a smooth ride over rough terrain thanks to its air-filled tyres and all-wheel suspension. This sleek, 3-wheeled stroller boasts lots of features that make it ideal for the outdoors, such as a lightweight aluminium frame and deep foot-well to protect little feet. This stroller is also available in a double version too. The Indie Twin stroller is great if your family is expanding or for twins!

CYBEX Talos S Lux

For off-roading with a touch of luxury, the CYBEX Talos S Lux is at the top of its class. With a large seat unit that features premium fabrics and enhanced side protection, little ones can travel in both comfort and style. Parents can easily navigate cobblestones, forest paths and hiking trails thanks to its big, never-flat all-terrain wheels and smooth all-wheel suspension.

Thule Urban Glide 2

The Thule Urban Glide 2 is similarly another great, 3-wheeled all-terrain stroller with a few handy features designed for an active lifestyle. The integrated wrist strap helps jogging with a pushchair feel safe and secure especially when running at an incline, while the lockable front wheel keep the stroller sturdy to glide over rough terrain.

Family biking

Another way to get around with your little family plus, keep fit at the same time is with a favourite bike or scooter! There's lots of family-friendly accessories to make riding through the great outdoors fun for all. Plus, choose from a selection of gorgeous balance bikes that encourage the first steps towards two-wheeled adventures. Discover some of our favourite products and from famous sport brands such as Thule and CYBEX....

Thule Chariot Cross

Designed for active families who want a versatile, tough and stylish bike trailer, the Chariot Cross by Thule is parent's all-weather companion.  Created by experts in outdoor living, the Thule Chariot Cross keeps little riders comfortable, protected and safe throughout. Plus, with an onboard, extra-large cargo bag, you can bring all the day's essentials with you too.


CYBEX never fail to impress when it comes to innovative engineering. The CYBEX ZENO offers complete freedom, whether you're jogging in the park, cycling in the city or even skiing through the snow thanks to its 4-in-1 Multisport feature. Plus, the pull-behind design means you can exercise hands-free, providing an effective full body workout, even with a little one in tow.

Micro Scooters 3-in-1 Deluxe Mini Micro ECO Bundle

The Micro Scooters 3-in1 Deluxe Mini ECO Bundle has everything you need to get your little one on the move! The ECO bundle comes with a scooter, seat and handlebars which makes it easy for all stages while also helping to develop important skills like balance and coordination.

Little Dutch Balance Bike 

To help develop your little one's control and balance, the Little Dutch Balance Bike is the perfect aid for starting out with a bike. The timeless design and robust frame makes this balance bike not only stylish, but safe for little riders. Simply sit and scoot along to enjoy! 

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Garden Fun

You don't have to go far to enjoy everything that mother nature has to offer! If you have a garden or green space near home, that can be enough for endless hours of fun. Here, you can encourage little foragers to discover the world around them, from insect observations to green-fingered play, you're sure to find something that they'll love this summer...

Liewood Bessie Exploration Set 

The ideal exploration kit for little adventurers, the Liewood Bessie Set moulds to small hands and the lightweight silicone bucket makes it easy to transport any findings! The kit also includes a magnifying glass and shovel, helping to observe all the wonderful creatures that live just outside your door.

Plan Toys Gardening Set

The Plan Toys Gardening Set is a great way for children to develop an appreciation of the environment. The set has been designed specifically so it can fit into small hands too and little ones can not only play outside but get creative in planting and digging too!

Plum Surfside Wooden Sand + Water Picnic Table - Natural

The Plum Surfside Wooden Sand + Water Picnic Table  is a unique, multifunctional picnic table and the perfect addition to any outdoor space. Whether they want to build sandcastles or create pieces of art in the garden, this versatile bench can even be used as a standard seating area. Simply lift the wooden centre to reveal different play spaces for hours of endless fun!

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Hands-free hiking

Even with a little one, you can still enjoy an active lifestyle, better yet, with your hands free. Baby carriers are a great, lightweight way to venture outside even if your little one is too young to walk. While all-terrain pushchairs are great to tackle bumps when exploring the wilderness, baby carriers will be a lot easier for more intensive hikes, with some fully equipped to distribute weight and keep baby super comfortable while riding.

Ergobaby Aerloom Baby Carrier

The Ergobaby Aerloom Baby Carrier is perfect for parents on the go. With adjustable shoulder straps and waist belt, this lightweight yet supportive carrier can be used from 3-15kg meaning you can tailor the position from front facing to back depending on baby's stage of development. The ergonomic design moulds perfectly around your little one's shape while also providing total comfort with built in airflow & super comfy FormaKnit™ fabric.

BabyBjorn Move 3D Mesh Baby Carrier

The BabyBjorn Move 3D Mesh Baby Carrier is designed for parents who want a comfortable and breathable solution to carrying their little one while out and about. The fabric is soft, airy but also supportive with built-in back support which keeps you comfortable during long periods on your feet; so, great for hiking!  

Phil & Teds Escape Baby Carrier 

Getting out and about with the little ones has never been easier thanks to this super-adorable Escape carrier from Phil & Teds. Its fully featured, ergonomic design means that you can enjoy your time outside without sacrificing on safety. It's the perfect adventure companion, boasting a convenient freestanding footprint and padded 5-point shoulder harness helping to carry a little one with ease.

hiking baby carrier

More from outdoors

Keeping the family entertained in the great outdoors this summer doesn't have to be pricey. Find the perfect product with our selection of Outdoor + Water fun sale items, including toys that are easy-to store and inflatables for pool-side fun!

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