London is probably the best city in the world in terms of activities for families and children including lots of free activities and events. We list here lots of initiatives that we believe London Mums and their children from babies to teenagers would enjoy especially at the most entertaining places such as the Science Museum, The V&A, Kew Gardens, Kensington Palace, Hyde Park, Richmond Park, Greenwich, West End shows, the London Eye, the London Aquarium, Kingston upon Thames, Chelsea, SouthBank and so much more.

Outdoor Adventures – Ellis Brigham – Enabling outdoor adventures since 1933

There’s nothing like a carefree family outing in the great outdoors for making happy memories, not to mention the well known health and wellbeing benefits nature brings. Whether it’s making the most of your local park, sleeping under canvas on a camping trip, learning a new skill such as paddle-boarding or kayaking, joining in a park run or simply jumping on your bike, the right kit can make all the difference. 

Over the past few years, advances in technology has resulted in lighter, more efficient, more comfortable and generally better performing kit.  so now could be the time to look at upgrading anything that could be holding you back. But where to start?

You can be assured of expert advice in one of Ellis Brigham’s four London based stores (Covent Garden, Westfield, Kensington and St Pauls). Ellis Brigham, a family-owned company, has been kitting out outdoor lovers for 90 years, with the grandsons of the founder now at the helm and more than 20 stores nationwide. 

 In 1933, when Fredrick Brigham opened his ‘two up two down’ shop in Manchester selling boots, people would journey miles on foot just to peer at the latest kit he placed in the window.  His ‘Bring Your Repairs Here’ sign shows an understanding of  sustainability long before it was a thing.   Fast forward through a world war, several recessions and a global pandemic, and you’ve a trusted nationwide chain selling the most innovative brands on the market and catering for just about every outdoor activity.   

Camping? Browse a fantastic collection of camping products and accessories designed to make the whole experience more enjoyable such as their home-from-home camping stoves and cooking tools and tents for the family or a cosy tent for two.

 Taking to the water? You’ll find all you need to make a splash from wetsuits, cosy changing robes, swim buoys and SUP accessories.

Maybe you’re just off on your travels but you’re curious to know what the big brands are offering. Browse the travel collection and travel lighter, safer and more comfortably.

If you can, pop in-store to experience the expert knowledgeable their staff possess, especially when trying and buying kit for certain trips. To avoid disappointment, you can book an appointment on-line for a bespoke boot fitting, backpack fitting (women often require a women’s specific fit) or to chat camping and general gear advice.  And, if you can’t make it to a store, you can arrange a virtual appointment for all he advice you need.

Why not join ‘the family’ and sign up to receive the very latest updates on products, advice, competitions and instore talks as well as activities such as their 90th anniversary celebratory Explore Weekend on 15th – 17th September 2023 in Bala, North Wales.

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