Christmas gift ideas for active adults

By boxing day, most of us get to a point where we need to be active adults. Christmas indulgence gets the better of us and it’s time to get moving. So, some of these gifts are things we’ll use once we’ve recovered from Christmas. Others are based around active interests including hiking and sports. 100 Outstanding British Walks The Ordnance Survey Pathfinder Guide will help you find some of the best walks in Britain. Divided into regions, this book tells you the difficulty of the walk, height gain, length and amount of time it will take. Not all walks are…

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Christmas gift ideas for active kids

At this time of year, it’s so easy to hibernate indoors. For many children, this can lead to boredom and mischief. Keeping them active is a great way to avoid the restlessness. Here are some lovely gift ideas that will keep active children entertained during the festive period. Family days out choice voucher It’s always lovely to buy someone an experience that will allow them to make memories as a family. With the choice voucher, the recipient family can pick the day out that would suit them best. With venues available around the country, the voucher is ideal for local…

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The Girl on the Train at Malvern Theatres: review

As the audience file into the theatre, a projection on the back of the stage shows a train window whizzing past the landscape outside. With the audience in and the lights dimmed, Rachel becomes visible in the window. The scene cuts to alcoholic Rachel in her grubby kitchen. Her ex-husband Tom tells her that someone called Megan has gone missing. The Girl on the Train: the story Rachel Watson longs for a different life. She takes the train each day and watches a ‘perfect’ couple through the train window, wishing herself into their lives. Whilst the novel tells the story…

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Disney On Ice celebrates 100 Years of Magic: review

This year, Disney on Ice are celebrating 100 years of magic. The shows on this tour feature an incredible 50 favourite Disney characters. It felt a little more fragmented than previous shows because there are more stories than ever. However, there are so many favourite songs that this didn’t matter at all. The show was presented by Mickey and a few friends as they explored iconic Disney stories from the past 100 years. 100 Years of Magic: The Show From the moment Mickey and Minnie came on the ice to introduce Disney On Ice celebrates 100 Years of Magic, the…

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Urban Tough Mudder Clapham Common: Review

From the bottom of an unreasonably high, sloping wall, getting up there seemed like an impossible feat. About two thirds of the way up was a small ledge. Tough mudders were standing on shoulders and hoisting each other up to reach the ledge. At the top, more competitors hung precariously over to grab hold of wrists and shoulders and haul people from the ledge. I looked around at my team and willed one of them to suggest missing this obstacle. They didn’t. Asking for help isn’t my forte, but neither is letting people down. I was going up the pyramid…

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