Beauty and the beasts|
On 29/05/2011 in Travel Awards
Wildlife meets stunning views and the ultimate in luxury at Richard Branson’s Ulusaba Rock Lodge in South Africa
the other animals you will see along the way. This area is teeming with wildlife. Probably because a terrified (or tantrumming) toddler and panicked elephant are not the best combination, children under the age of six are not permitted on game drives (and
Five really wild books about nature|
On 19/04/2012 in Books
Inspire your child's love of wildlife with these green reads
Swirl by Swirl, Spirals in Nature by Joyce Sidman (£11.99, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt)A simple and elegant book, linking together many different facets of the natural world through a common pattern of swirls. From snail's shells to entire galaxies, Sidman's swirling text dances am...
Family volunteer holidays|
On 30/08/2011 in Tips & advice
Help the community and wildlife with these fantastic family volunteer holidays
For fabulous family bonding experiences, try some of these inspired options:- The Adventure Company Work at an orphanage in Vietnam for 17 days from £1,599 per adult; £1,449 per child. Tel: 0845 450 5316.- Global Vision International Work on Guatemalan community projects. Prices ...
Entertaining nature magnets|
On 01/11/2008 in Interiors
Transform your wall into a lively jungle with magnet receptive wallpapers and wildlife magnets by Lush Design
MagScapes are magnet-receptive vinyl wallpapers by Lush Design, and now they offer a Jungle border (184x58cm) with a matching set of 15 plant and animal magnets that will entertain your children. The Jungle border set costs £95.
Diary of a springtime detective|
On 23/02/2011 in Green Living
There's plenty of wonderful wildlife to spot in spring. You just need to know where to look...
• Find frogs In March, frogs begin to breed and children find frogspawn fascinating. The clear jelly with black spots turns into tadpoles in a month and frogs in 11 weeks.• Watch for signs of growth Keep an eye out for the first flowers in bloom. Early spring arrivals inclu...
Longleat Safari Park, Wiltshire|
On 25/07/2011 in Days Out
Be wowed by wildlife wonders at the Marquess of Bath's estate. Just don't forget to wind up those windows...
For your child, the idea of keeping lions, giraffes and tigers in the back garden is just a dream. For the Marquess of Bath, it’s a reality. The safari park on his 9,000-acre Longleat Estate is home to over 500 creatures great and small, including a flock of rainbow lorikeets who...
Your dream green holiday|
On 18/08/2011 in Tips & advice
With tipis, tree houses and wildlife projects, ethical travelling has never been so much fun
The travel business is, quite rightly, becoming more and more eco-friendly with hotels, resorts and even airlines around the world jumping on the green initiatives bandwagon.However, as green as we may all claim to be, factors like location and facilities are currently more impor...
How to book an ethical holiday|
On 19/04/2013 in Tips & advice
Thinking of booking a holiday? From reducing your air miles to protecting wildlife, here’s how to choose an eco-friendly getaway
Book with an ethical tour operator Look for a stated responsible tourism policy. Responsible Travel is one of the country’s leading environmental travel agents. Visit www.responsibletravel.comDon’t rule out the big players Thomas Cook and MyTravel have all published responsible t...
Action in the Cotswolds|
On 03/08/2011 in UK
For an action-packed holiday, try The Priory Inn in the town of Tetbury in the Cotswolds
The nearby water park boasts 140 lakes to cycle around and a sandy beach. There’s also The Cotswold Wildlife Park that’s home to big cats and white rhinos. The Priory Inn is very child-friendly and has a delicious home-cooked children’s menu. Book a
Sponsoring a mountain gorilla|
On 01/08/2011 in Perfect for...
Sponsor a gorilla in Uganda and track its movements online
The Uganda Wildlife Authority has launched a Friend-a-Gorilla scheme that allows your child to sponsor a mountain gorilla living
in Uganda’s Bwindi Impenetrable Forest.You can then track it online and watch its movements around the forest