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The Cambridge Baby Story…

Thursday, October 30th, 2014

 

"It all began when...

 

"It all began when Helen realised what a great material wool is for babies' clothing. It doesn't absorb liquids like cotton does, so Baby does not get wet each time something unforeseen happens, and Mummy or Daddy doesn't have to go and change Baby all the time. And also it's cuddly and warm.  And that's how we like to keep the little ones!

"Helen being Helen, having discovered all these beautiful things, and being aware of how difficult it was to get hold of them in the UK, she started a business - Cambridge Baby.

"They ran it from their loft in their house until it almost burst. Nick being Nick, he built a lovely wooden shed using as much reclaimed wood as possible at the bottom of their garden, just behind the cherry tree. This now houses all their wonderful products as well as desks, and packing materials.

"Once or twice a year, Helen and the team go over to Germany, Holland, Italy and further afield to find out more about the natural clothing on the market and to discover new gorgeous things. (In Germany she stays with me, and that's great.) Helen and Nick also go to fairs and exhibitions around the UK to make sure they are selecting the best clothing out there and keeping up to date as the market changes.

"Helen, Nick and Rosy make sure all their woollen clothing suppliers are enthusiastic, family-run businesses who design and produce locally and ethically.  And all their organic cotton suppliers are actively trying to make the world a better place.

"I love the idea of buying "slow clothes" - clothes that have been produced ethically and traded fairly, and as both my children have loved wearing Cambridge Baby's clothing, I heartily recommend them to you.”

Dagmar Toews

Karlsruhe, Germany.

Cambridge Baby fans best campsites

Thursday, June 26th, 2014

Campsite

We asked our lovely Facebook fans to recommend their favourite campsites so that we could share them with you. I can't wait to grab our merino vests, sheepskins and Sleeping Bags and head to the great outdoors to try a few, though I think the Norfolk one is more realistic for me than the Australian one. Enjoy looking and exploring. A huge thank you to all our readers.

  • Roundhill campsite in the New Forest. We were there just last week and it was amazing. Big, forest all around and cows and horses grazing freely in the campsite. Nice and clean and very kid's friendly.  

          For further information go to Cool Camping and Camping in the Forest       

  • Holmsley in the new forest. Beautiful and many happy memories

          For further information go to Camping in the Forest - Holmsley

  • Hooks House Farm in Robin Hood's Bay- amazing views and they have regular star gazing nights where you can have a look at the sky through telescopes. . You can unzip the tent to look over the cliffs down to the sea, stunning  
  • Seaside Caravan Park- it's on a site with lots of statics but you can camp right on the cliff so it's easy to imagine you have no neighbours.       
  • Woodhill park in north Norfolk- they have amazing family bathrooms which are a godsend with a 1 yr old.  
  • DOC campsites in New Zealand super cheap with incredible views, they are fantastic, just a long way to go for the weekend 
  • Bodwrog on Llyn Peninsula, beautiful sunsets overlooking the sea, countryside walks, white beaches and decent showers
  • Boe Rigg - it's where we had our first ever camping trip when lo was 8 months old. Great facilities and a lovely spot - hope to go back soon    
  • Dernwood Farm this summer.. It looks idyllic, a big plus for me is the car park is completely separated by woods from the camping area so no worries about cars with the kiddies about! · ·          
  • site near Inverness beautiful views we go there often it's so special it's even where my oh surprised me by proposing on the waters edge x
  • Red Squirrel in Glencoe. Breathtaking scenery, and campfire friendly          
  • Mannix Point camping park amazing views! situated in the ring of Kerry, Ireland
  • The fantastic Beara Farm in South Devon. Right next to the Dart River, Steam Train goes hooting past during the day. Run by the lovely Farmer John. Fabulous.  For more information go Beara Farm
  • Sandy Balls (tee hee!) in the New Forest. Beautiful location, brings back memories of going to New Forest as a child and lovely clean facilities!
  • Yew tree Canterbury fabulous location, we loved it here x
  • Ling's meadow near Thetford - a tiny eco campsite
  • Our back garden! No proper camping for us until our ASD little one is able to understand not to just unzip the tent and run off in the middle of the night
  • Blackberry Wood campsite in the South Downs. You pitch your tent in your own little glade in the woods and light a fire...or you can stay in the field in a converted helicopter or double decker bus. The kids can roam the woods.
  • We recently enjoyed a long weekend at the Hop Farm near Maidstone. Loads to do there, I recommend it. ·
  • I've only been camping once to Little Oasis and it was magical
  • We spent two weeks camping in Hollands Wood campsite in the New Forest last summer- it was the perfect spot with kids, between nature and a warm shower! A little too busy for me, but for them it was perfect!
  • Wild Sierra Glamping, Andalucia Spain. Pure air, pure water, no traffic, no light pollution.
  • Trevedra sennen cove cornwall, peaceful paradise.
  • Bigbury on Sea for me too. Just got back from a long weekend at the end of half term. Fab view and beaches lovely.
  • Fidden farm, Isle of Mull. Stunning views of rugged coastline and crystal clear waters. Wool vest was worn entire camping trip by our 1 year old!
  • Amazing wild camping on a cliff on the great Blasket Island off the west coast of Ireland! Breathtaking and very, very basic.
  • In Australia in the Flinders Ranges... you never knew what little critters would try and share your sleeping bag!11
  • Herding Hill in northumberland....views of hadriens wall at sunset were gorgeous. Great facilities (baths!!!!! drying room, handmade pizza delivered to your tent), ducks, rabbits and alpacas... family and dog friendly and within close proximity to lots of educational (but fun) roman forts.
  • Rendlesham Forest in Suffolk - about to take our 2 year old Hope the weather stays this good
  • A tiny one in Blakney Norfolk that doesn't even have a name we ust know its as Jennys campsite. Practically on the beach and just fab
  • Thorpe Hall in Rudston (Yorkshire Wolds). Lovely quiet campsite with excellent facilities for families and friendly staff. We love it as it's affordable and perfectly placed to explore the Wolds and the Yorkshire Coast.
  • Pen Pont, near Brecon. Beautiful, peaceful with organic farm shop stocked from their walled kitchen garden (by a river with swimming spots - keep an eye on intrepid explorers)
  • Lough key forest park camping situated in the middle of the forest in Ireland!