Paddle and Picnic Spots in Norfolk

By Helen | June 16, 2021

With the very sudden arrival of summer, I’ve been asked a lot in the past week where some good spots for a paddle are. We always have a pair of sea shoes, change of clothes, a towel and a first aid kit in the car in the summer in case we pass by somewhere that […]


By Helen | April 30, 2021

May is traditionally bluebell month. I’ve started seeing a few peeping up so thought it would be timely to share my ‘Bluebell To-Do List’. I was so disappointed when the 2020 lockdown meant we couldn’t explore new bluebell spots. Here’s a list of places for inspiration to see the bluebells. I’m sure there are many […]

Five Pretty Walks with a Playpark

By Helen | March 29, 2021

By Helen @routesforlittleboots and Naomi @norfolkplayparks Even if you love a good romp around the country paths with nothing but a great sense of adventure, having a playpark to unleash them upon at the end of the walk is always a winner. With the restrictions easing over the coming months, we compared notes to provide […]

Re-connecting during lockdown – a new generation of adventure-seeking kids?

By Helen | August 5, 2020

In July 2020, 181 of my Routes for Little Boots followers, Norwich Mumbler followers and other parents kindly completed my survey. Although the main purpose of the survey was to find out about the information and resources followers wanted, I was also keen to find out a bit about what lockdown had been like for […]

The “No Dogs” Blog

By Helen | July 30, 2020

I love dogs.  I have a dog.  But I didn’t always love dogs (I was bitten when I was really little and was terrified as a kid). I’ve also found out recently just how many of your kids are a bit scared of dogs and it prevents you getting out as you don’t know where […]

Walking with kids in our new normal

By Helen | April 23, 2020

My aim with Routes for Little Boots has always been to inspire families to discover and explore the amazing Norfolk countryside. However, since lockdown began, I’ve been rather afraid to post.  The last thing I want is to accidentally encourage or tempt people to travel further afield than they should, for instance to see some […]