Tag: days out

Got an idea? It’s Inventors Day, so let’s hear it!

Got an idea? It’s Inventors Day, so let’s hear it!

  Credit Ben Becker under Creative Commons Licence We all love a new invention. Everything from the Internet to a widgety widget thing is life-changing for someone, somewhere. We’re celebrating Inventors Day by spotlighting some of our best products, invented by parents like you. Latest figures show that 15,100 patent […]

Our kids waterproof suits are the right Royal Drynesses

Our kids waterproof suits are the right Royal Drynesses

We are not boasting or anything but truly our kids waterproof suits are fit for a prince – and a princess. This autumn they’ll be keeping many young heirs dry. Whatever the British weather throws at them, our waterproofs have it covered. And the whole range including packasuits, fleece-lined waterproof suits and […]

Family beach holidays, wind & Ladybird book parents

Family beach holidays, wind & Ladybird book parents

For those of us staying in Britain, family beach holidays are the ultimate triumph of hope over experience. This blog is all about a British game called Met Office Roulette, how to beat the wind and what to pack, to make you look like a Ladybird book parent. Firstly, Met […]

Hippychick celebrates family festivals

Hippychick celebrates family festivals

Woo hoo!! Summer’s here and it’s family festival season. If you don’t know your Beautiful Fields from your Camp Bestival and you think that Shambala is a kind of pasta – it’s time to get out there. UK festivals have never been so hot and the popularity of family festivals […]

Buggy theft Britain: lock it or lose it!

Buggy theft Britain: lock it or lose it!

You’re out for the day. You’ve gone on a ride with your children, leaving your pushchair parked with others in full view. When you get back, your lovely pushchair has been replaced with a grotty old one – fit for the dump. Looking on Mumsnet, you’ll read lots of stories like […]

Stay safe: light up your wheels this winter

Stay safe: light up your wheels this winter

Every road user – be it a car, van, bike or mobility scooter has lights, for safety reasons. Why then, don’t pushchairs, prams, buggies and scooters? Although they mainly use the pavement, they also use the road and need to be seen, especially in winter or at night. In rural areas, on […]

Getting inside our superhero waterproofs

Getting inside our superhero waterproofs

Our waterproof all-in-one range is a bit of a superhero, so we’ve made it product of the month. We know from feedback that kids and parents LOVE our waterproofs. They’ve been rigorously tested by extremely picky small people in soggy playgrounds all across Britain. They have pounded boggy fields, windswept beaches […]

Daycare’s out – it’s playcation time!

Daycare’s out – it’s playcation time!

HappyHopperz pink and white cows Summer holidays can get expensive if you’re taking your children out every day. Even coffee with a friend can easily set you back £20. So, this summer, why not plan a playcation? A playcation is simply the play version of a staycation. It’s all about […]

Hipseats are a big hit in historic houses

If you’re thinking about taking the children out to one of the National Trust’s 300 historic houses, they are opening up their doors to visitors this month, after being closed for the winter. From a parent’s point of view, a National Trust visit is all about a leisurely stroll through […]

Your family seaside day out checklist

As the weather gets warmer the seaside beckons. But packing for a family day out when you’ve got little ones can be a marathon before you even hit the motorway. With this in mind, we’ve come up with our Hippychick Blog essential beach-bound checklist of the essentials that will make […]