Family Friendly Exeter June Round Up

Family Friendly Exeter June Round Up - strawberry picking, shady walks, swimming safety, fussy eaters and wild swimming

Family Friendly Exeter June Round Up - strawberry picking, shady walks, swimming safety, fussy eaters and wild swimmingWell, that was a scorcher of a month!  We made the most of it with a fantastic week at HedgeUCation over the half term, late evenings on the beach and some wild swimming in the rivers.

I was having so much fun, I didn’t get to blog as much as I wanted, sorry, but I do hope you’ve been finding the weekly round ups of fabby family friendly events in Exeter useful.  Comment below and let me know – it’s always good to know when your efforts are on the right track!

June means strawberry season for me and I’ve eaten my body weight in fruit this month.  I love eating sun warmed berries straight from the garden but it’s also good fun to head to a pyo – here are 3 Fabulous Places to go Strawberry Picking in Exeter.

3 Fabulous Places to go Strawberry Picking in Exeter

It’s getting close to Wimbledon, so it must be strawberry picking time. There is something rather magical about heading out to a farm to pick your own fruit and kids of all ages just love it.

And staying with the healthy food theme, do you struggle sometimes to get your kids to eat a balanced diet?  I know I do and many a family meal has suffered due to fussy eating.  I’m really happy to support the Kids’ Healthy Eating Project – read all about the brain training game at Does your family have trouble with fussy eaters?

Does your family have trouble with fussy eaters?

Fussy eaters can be a real worry for families. The child that seems to live on thin air alone. Or won’t let anything green touch their plate. Or is full after 2 mouthfuls of your lovingly created, healthy supper yet can wolf 3 slices of chocolate spread on bread 10 minutes later.

Summer in Devon means beach trips galore!  My kids are older now but I can remember our early beach trips with a new baby and being so worried about it. If you are nervous about taking your little one to the beach, Rowan from Water Babies has all the answers for you in our Summer Swimming feature.

Summer Swimming!

We’re all dreaming of a long, hot summer. And, of course, a perfect summer includes lots of water fun! Rowan Bradford from Water Babies Devon and Somerset gives us some tips for happy Summer Swimming. The swimming pool is one of the best places for both you and your little one to cool down and have some splashy fun together.

And if you ever have enough of the beach (as if), check out our list of 3 super cool places to get out of the heat in Exeter.  Keeping out of the sun doesn’t have to be boring – we’ve got shady wild swimming in the river, woodland walks and splash parks surrounded by trees for you.

3 super cool places to get out of the heat in Exeter

We’ve been having some super sunny days here in Exeter and if like me you’re not a fan of too much heat, you might be looking for some magical shady spots. If you want to get out of the sun, keep your cool but still have fun with your little ones, here’s our list of 3 fabulous spots to cool down in Exeter.

I’d love to hear all about your month too – comment below and let me know your favourite family friendly Exeter activity this month.

Arabella Greatorex, Editor of Exeter Baby Activities. The ultimate guide to family life in Exeter

 

 

 

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