Red Kite Days brings a sprinkling of inspiration for family days out, events and creative activities.
Want to know who’s who on Red Kite Days?
A very warm welcome from me – Claire Winlow – founder of Red Kite Days. I’m also the Oxfordshire& Gloucestershire Editor and mum of 3 boisterous boys. I’m a lover of adventures, builder’s tea and days warm enough not to need a coat.
Red Kite Days started out very much as a hobby to share honest reviews on fun family days out and what’s on guides for kids, especially during the school holidays. Those goals remain the same and it’s been fantastic to watch the site grow and develop with amazing feedback from parents who’ve been inspired to try new family days out. Keeping it local, I’m so excited to be working with some fabulous mums who know the best of where to go and what’s on where they live.
Hi, I’m Sarah Editor of Cheshire Red Kite Days. Born and bred in Cheshire and mum of two children aged 7 and 4. I would describe myself as someone who is always on the go and a master at juggling all the balls of work and being a Mum. I love a good house clear out – especially toys I can sell and filling bags for the charity shop, I’m an organiser – ask my family…itineraries the works! And I love seeking out new adventures and having fun. I’ve not quite mastered Tik Tok yet but I love a good boomerang and taking photos (is that still in?) – my friends always moan when they have to toast their drinks a few more times!!
Hi, I’m Lauren, Editor of Red Kite Days in Berkshire. I have two active boys 9 & 3yrs who love to be outdoors exploring and playing sports. Having lived in Berkshire all my life, I love taking my boys back to places I adored as a child as well as introducing them to new places. I’m forever taking photos of the simple beauty of nature or a fun adventure we’ve had. I’m also a big fan of being cosy at home with a cuppa!
Hi everyone! I am Vicki and I am excited to be the new editor at Red Kite Days Buckinghamshire. Some of you may know me in other capacities as Early Years Mum and as a local Bucks photographer. I can’t wait to start sharing my knowledge of our local area. Having lived in Bucks for 34 years and now with two young children, I know a hidden gem or two. I will be sharing ideas for days out, local walks, places to visit (for a variety of budgets) and ideas for at home with your children. At the moment with the current lockdown I will be staying close to home and will then be branching out as soon as I am able to do so.
Red Kite Reporters
What makes Red Kite Days special and not just a directory website, is that it is full of honest reviews from Mums, Dads and grandparents. This has mostly covered days out or reviews after watching a theatre performance. It would be fantastic to be able to be able to recommend classes and events too once current pandemic restrictions no longer apply.
Would you like to be a Red Kite Reporter? If you like the idea of trying a free trial class, going along to a family friendly event or exploring a new attraction then just fill in your details via this link. This is all about finding recommendations and no payments are involved. Don’t worry if you don’t like a class or attraction, you’re under no obligation to give glowing reviews! Classes, events etc don’t pay to be reviewed, just offer a free spot to try them out.
Some great bloggers and Mums in business have been kind enough to share guest posts on Red Kite Days. Scroll on down to found out a little about them and there articles on Red Kite Days.
Emma Reed – a blogger, freelance writer and self-published author from Hampshire. A Mother to 2, Emma’s blog has flourished and she covers a wide variety of topics from parenting to babies, prematurity to breastfeeding, home and garden, the highs and lows of being a Mum and honest accounts of her real-life experiences.
Check out Emma’s guest blog posts on Red Kite Days. Born Too Soon – what happens when you have a premature baby and Identifying Teething Symptoms and Coping with them.
Jackie Meek lives in Oxfordshire and is a qualified life coach with a passion to see mums move from surviving to thriving. Her coaching sessions are calm and inspiring, giving her mum clients the time to stop and think clearly about how they want to bring about change and to help them to find balance as they juggle family and work. Jackie runs a group coaching programme called Bird Table Mums and works with mums on a 1:1 basis either face to face or online. Check out her guest blog post Unplug from Technology and Plug In to our Kids and The Luxury of an Accountability Buddy.
Emma Kisby is a blogger living in Berkshire, Mum of two, coffee addict and good at sleeping. Check out her blog where she shares the things in her life from fashion and health to family and lifestyle. Follow on Instgram, Facebook and Twitter and check out her review of a family day at Cliveden.
David writes at DadLifeLessons.com and is on Dad journey with 4 kids (currently under 10 years of age) and an amazing wife. He writes about Dad Life, Funny Lessons, Money, Tech and even meals. If you want to follow along on social media you can on Twitter or Instagram. Read his top tips for dinner time questions to get the family talking here.
Emma is an experienced nanny, starting out at 18 working in France . She has looked after many children, 9 sets of twins, some from newborn, and has also worked in paediatrics for the NHS alongside her nanny jobs.
After working for high profile families all around the world, Emma and her partner decided to settle down in England and set up Horizon Nannies. Both in a bid to help families and wonderful nannies find each other, and also so that when it was my turn to have children, she could dedicate her attention to them fully. With so much childcare knowledge, you should check out her guest blog posts on how to find the perfect nanny and why the naughty step doesn’t work.
Hi, my name is Dawn! I was born and raised in Hong Kong and moved to the UK when I was 16. With my parents being thousands of miles away, nice home-cooked Chinese food became very rarely available to me. This is what prompted me to get into cooking. I first learnt how to cook properly when I was at uni, through watching lots of YouTube videos and reading online recipes. During the first lockdown I decided to open an Instagram account @dawnscookingdiary to share my love for Chinese food and occasionally share some recipes.
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