Regatta has Spring downpours covered

DSCN6683[1]I have a little boy. He’s a lovely 6 year old who has only one failing in my eyes, he quite literally wants to spend every minute of every day outside – whatever the weather. In Winter, I can often persuade him that maybe it is a little too cold to be outside for so long, but once Spring comes I have no chance of keeping him in – even if the rain decides to pay a visit. Fortunately, Regatta have created the perfect rain jacket that means he can play and still keep relatively dry.

Boys Printed Pack-It Jacket now £20 click to visit Regatta

Boys Printed Pack-It Jacket now £20

The Boys printed pack-it-in jacket is a cute little waterproof jacket that is a spring essential for any little action hero. One of the most fabulous things about it is that it comes, folded up,  in it’s own small bag. This means it is ideal to fit into school bags on those warm days when rain is threatened, or to take on school trips or outings. It will fit into mom’s bag without taking up any room whatsoever and is extremely lightweight too.

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The jacket is made from waterproof and wind resistant Isolite fabric with taped seams and has elasticated cuffs to stop water sneaking in. It is obviously great for keeping the rain off clothing, but another plus point is that it is cool to wear – some rain-wear can also make the child hot and sweaty when they are running around, the Regatta pack it in jacket doesn’t do that – it is breathable and comfortable to wear. And when you add in the fact that the print is FOOTBALL, you might just have created the perfect jacket for Spring and Summer.

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The jacket is currently part of a 20% off promotion which means you can get it for a rather good £20. It comes in the red that Joe is wearing, and also in blue – allowing you to keep Manchester United and City fans happy (or Liverpool/Everton maybe?), and with the wipe clean fabric, this is just a great addition to your child’s wardrobe.

Look out for some more Regatta reviews in the coming weeks.

*I was sent the jacket from Regatta for the purpose of a honest review.

Family Fever

 

Fun on the School Run with Regatta

Walk to school month continues, and I can happily say that we are still enjoying all the new adventures we are finding to have along the way.  For many children though, a walk to school is something that they never get chance to enjoy.

Outdoor specialists Regatta have recently published the results of a survey they carried out looking at the school run. The results made interesting reading. Here are a few of the key results:-

  • Despite almost half (47%) of British primary school children living within just one mile of the school gates, over a million1 have never walked to school.
  • Walking to school has declined 62%2 over the past 50 years.
  • Parents blame ease and convenience for their reliance on the car, despite four out of five (79%) children expressing a keen desire to pound the pavement with them.
  • Over half (58%) of parents readily admit that their own children have petitioned for them to ditch the car in favour of walking.

To help combat this, Regatta have come up with a list of fun activities that you could do on the walk to school to make the trip more interesting, and to pass the time quicker. The ideas are fab fun, everything from not walking (skipping, jumping, hoping etc), looking for animals on the way, taking a diversion to your route, counting your steps like a human pedometer…the list is just endless. (If you are interested, you can download the guide here.)

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Dad wrapped up in his Regatta gear.

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Ready for the school run in Regatta

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Joe on route to school.

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Regatta very kindly sent us some lovely warm, outdoor clothing to make the cold, frosty mornings a little bit more bearable. This included waterproof coats, woolly hats and gloves, and strong, protective footwear. We have enjoyed wearing these pieces when doing a part walk of the school run. (As I explained in a previous post – we live almost 2 miles away from school, so a full walk is not possible, but a partial walk is perfectly manageable.) One of the tasks we tried was to take a diversion, and so we have made a visit to the local park part of our afternoon walk home. This has helped make the most of the lovely, warm afternoons we have been enjoying this Autumn.

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How do you make the school run more interesting? Do you take the car or enjoy the walk? I would love to hear more about your daily routine.

*I was sent some products from Regatta to use whilst taking part in the #itsmyadventure  challenge.