I am the first to put my hands up and say I am a bit soft when it comes to getting out in the cold. We always feel so much better for getting outdoors, but it’s just harder in the autumn and winter. Between school, work, and shorter, chillier days, we spend so much less time in the sunlight compared to spring and summer! We’re clearly not alone in this, as the Department of Health now recommends taking a daily supplement containing 10 micrograms of Vitamin D to protect bone and muscle health during autumn and winter months.
To help us with this, Bassetts recently sent us their new Multivitamins + Vitamin D & Calcium for ages 3-6. The Bassetts Mulitvitamins are formulated to help to support healthy muscle function, healthy teeth, and healthy bones – hopefully keeping the kiddos all around healthier this winter! The kids love the chewy Peach & Apricot flavour of the Bassett’s vitamins – it’s the first thing they ask for now when they wake up! I love that they’re made with natural flavours and colours and with no added sugar. At £5.50 for a pack of 30 pastilles they’re reasonably priced as well.
With the vitamin front covered, we really did our best to get out and soak up some sunshine this half term as part of Bassetts Multivitamin’s #NoDullDays campaign. Here are our top 5 outdoor family days out!
1. Lotherton Hall
It was our first year visiting the Lotherton Hall Scarecrow Trail. It was an all day adventure that included scarecrows, walks though beautiful gardens, adventure playgrounds, and even a bird garden. It was the perfect way to kick off the half term!
2. Nostell Priory
We got a National Trust membership this year and we’ve been making great use of it during the half term holidays and weekends. Our Monday visit included loads of outdoor play, an autumnal walk ,and even the chance to roast marshmallows over a bonfire as a special half term event.
3. London by foot
Although we’ll win no prize for our selfie taking skills, I was really proud of how well the kids did walking around London during our mid-week visit and stay at the St Pancras YHA. Walking from site to site is a great way to sneak in some extra sunshine!
4. Princess Diana Memorial Playground
A hidden gem in the heart of London, the Princess Diana Memorial Playground is easily the best park I’ve ever been to. Even better that visits are free!
5. Billy Bob’s Ice Cream Parlour
We paid our annual Halloween visit to Billy Bob’s Ice Cream Parlour at the end of the week. Although the play barns in Billy Bob’s are covered, the kids get plenty of outdoor play running around the outdoor play area. We spent over four hours of there in total and the kids still weren’t ready to leave.
Did you have any fantastic outdoor days out over the term break? I’d love to hear about them in the comments.
Our friends at Bassetts Vitamins have also created a fab code that you can use to get £2 off one pack of NEW Bassetts 3-6 Yrs Multivitamins Peach & Apricot + Calcium 30s at Boots.com! All you need to do is sign in as normal, apply the code BASSMVS2 at the checkout and embrace #NoDullDays! You can only use the code once per transaction, and the code can only be redeemed on the first 5,000 valid claims until 23:59 on 12th November.*
*Subject to Boots T&Cs.