Out & About
We’ve had a rain-washed spring, but summer has arrived and we’re hoping for better! It’s time for family outings, exploring new places and picnics in the countryside. We’ve checked out five products to make those lazy, hazy summer days even more relaxing and fun. Enjoy!
Age 6 months – 4 years
Get out and about in style with your little one! This new and improved version of the popular eco-friendly Aer Buggy weighs just 6k and can be folded and unfolded with one hand. New features include a bigger ventilating SPF50 sun hood, plus an ergonomic seat that can be adjusted to a full lie flat position for naptime. It also offers improved wheel design and a bigger basket. A new peek-a-boo window allows parents to keep an eye on little ones and the one-piece fold design enables parents to pack away the pushchair without having to remove the cot.
Designed for sustainability with fabric made from recycled PET bottles and recyclable and reusable packaging, it comes with a 10-year transferable warranty so it can be passed to another family in the future and Joolz will plant a tree for every pushchair sold. And the good news for families on the move is that the Aer+ perfectly fits in an overhead locker and is light enough to be easily carried with the help of the shoulder strap.
KIDS WILDLIFE RANGE
Price from £2.49 to £19.99
From CJ Wildlife with The National Trust
Kids can discover the wonderful world of wildlife with this delightful range of bird and nature products. For use in back gardens, balconies and local outdoor spaces, the collection aligns with the National Trust’s 50 things to do before you’re 11¾ activity programme. It includes three colourful tube bird feeders, each designed to house a different type of bird food. An easy-flip lid allows children to refill the feeders themselves.
Also available are wildlife wooden box kits to build a Bird Feeding House, Nest Box or Butterfly House. Each comes with everything needed to construct a wildlife haven and kids can get creative by decorating or painting the boxes with their own wildlife-friendly materials. Packaging includes a QR code directing families to a hub of fun activity sheets to keep children engaged with the natural world.
Prices range from £2.49 for a pack of six fat balls to £19.99 for build-your-own houses.
Age from birth
A breathable, blackout sun and sleep solution, Snoozeshade® can be used on prams, buggies, car seats and travel cots as a simple, lightweight and secure alternative to a draped coat or blankets. It blocks 99 per cent of UV rays, keeping little ones shady on family outings, in the car, buggy or on foot.
MINI BUGGY BOARD
From Cheeky Rascals
Age 2-6 years
A clever pushchair accessory that fits 99 per cent of strollers and prams, Mini Buggy Board is designed to save toddlers’ tired legs. Perfect for easy, relaxing family walks, its in-built suspension with larger durable wheels ensures a comfortable ride around corners, over kerbs and through doorways. An anti-slip platform helps children stay safe and secure on every journey. When not in use, there’s a strap and hook to clip the board up and out of the way, and for style-conscious kids, it comes in an eye-catching range of funky colours and designs.
LILLIPUTIENS JOE/STELLA BACKPACK
From Little Whispers
These super-soft rucksacks double as friendly and familiar companions for little ones to carry their treasures on family days out. Available in Joe the Dragon or Stella the Fawn design, both feature delicate embroidery and textured 3D elements to bring them to life!