To kick off this months theme of holidays and summer activities on a budget we have a very special book review and giveaway.
Wild Swimming is by Daniel Start £14.95 Punk Publishing
(currently avaiable on Amazon at £10.47 , click through on pic to buy)
This is the most amazing book. It is thick, glossy and full of stunning, inspirational photos of places all over Britain where you can swim, paddle, go tubing and even build a woodland sauna! etc. It is an absolute treasure trove of delights. I had no idea we had so many waterfalls and gorgeous places to swim all over this lush land of ours.
The book states that British rivers lakes and waterfalls are safer and more accessible than at anytime in living memory and the health benefits of a dip are well known. I would add that water and children are natural friends and children delight in natural wonders more than any paid for plastic joy they could possibly be presented with. Best of all these fabulous places are FREE resources just waiting to be found.
The book is packed with tons of useful and practical information such as postcode, town, nearest train station, water quality and general details of routes, personal experience and history of the featured place. It is a truly unique and wildly original guide that is just perfect for families on a budget but wanting something very special.
It is also well written and handy, It covers safety, ecology, water fun and wildlife and the featured water areas are grouped into regions so you can dip in and out (no pun intended.)
My son Frankie aged 5 said ‘I thinks it’s really good because you get to see the pictures of the places you can go swimming and it looks really great’ He looked at this book for ages and chose loads of places he would lilke to go visit!
A really lovely book and it would make a fabulous gift or family resource.
Punk publishing have very kindly given us 3 books to to give away. Please tell us your favourite thing about swimming with your child and 3 random winners will be picked at random next monday, June 7th at 8.30pm.
Due to postage costs only open to UK residents
THIS COMPETITION IS NOW CLOSED AND WINNERS HAVE BEEN NOTIFIED