Four Acorns / Quatre graines de chêne
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Adventures R Us / Des aventures et nous

We are an outdoors family. Here are five reasons we love exploring nature and going on family adventures, big and small,...

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Wishing for snow / En attendant la neige

Today the temperature has noticeably dipped, and there are but a few leaves left on the trees. With Christmas only...

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Candlelight walk in Avondale / Balade aux chandelles

It’s starting to feel a lot like Christmas…  This Sunday we went to the Candlelight Walk in Avondale Forest Park,...

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#MySundayPhoto – Tree tent / Tente suspendue

Who hasn’t dreamed of sleeping amongst the trees in a hammock? It is now possible with the funky tree tents...

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Barefoot by the Avonmore River / Pieds nus au fil de la rivière Avonmore

Its gentle murmur had lulled us to sleep while camping in a tipi the night before, yet the Avonmore River...

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Four Acorns go camping in a tipi / Quatre graines de chêne dans un tipi

With Halloween just behind us and the end of half-term looming ahead, we were invited to go camping in a tipi....

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Powerscourt Gardens with an audio guide / Les jardins de Powerscourt avec un audioguide

We try and visit Powerscourt Gardens in every season, but there is something glorious about Wicklow’s top attraction in autumn. We...

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4 ideas to celebrate Halloween outdoors

There is more to celebrating Halloween outdoors than heading out under the cover of darkness to trick or treat the...

In the wilds of Powerscourt Waterfall / La cascade de Powerscourt côté nature

The Powerscourt Waterfall looks its best in autumn – in my opinion at least. We have visited it in October...

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Autumn magic on the Fairy Trail / Magie d’automne sur le sentier des fées

Where can you get lost in a maze and walk a magical fairy trail? Why, but at beautiful Russborough House...

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Double photo shoot / Double séance photo

These photos were taken two weeks ago at the Octagon, in the Glen of the Downs, Co Wicklow. With autumn...

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Avon Rí and the Blessington Greenway / Avon Rí et la voie verte de Blessington

Last time we cycled on the Blessington Greenway, it was on a gloriously sunny day at the beginning of spring....

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7 benefits of outdoor learning / Sept bienfaits de l’apprentissage en plein air

This week the Parents Association of the acorns’ primary school held its annual general meeting, and I was asked to...