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Make a pledge to barbecue

Cooking alfresco

What a summer it’s been. Warm, balmy days swathed with sunshine, perfect weather for camping and perfect weather for dining alfresco. We finally had the barbecue summer we’d all been hoping for.

There’s something special about eating and cooking outdoors isn’t there? I don’t know whether it’s all that fresh air and exercise we experience while camping that builds a healthy appetite or whether it’s the sizzle and spit of the barbecue that gets our taste buds going. Whatever it is, fresh food cooked outdoors always tastes mouth-wateringly good.

Hopefully you’ve all had plenty of opportunities to fire up the barbecue, gather your friends and tuck into some tasty treats this summer.

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Sue Taylor has worked for the Club for more than twenty years, over half that time on the Club magazine, firstly as a journalist then features editor. She is currently doing a stint with the Club's digital team in readiness for the magazine going on line.

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50 great summer activities for kids to enjoy when camping

Children having fun on the beachThe school holidays are upon us and only a few days in you’re probably already hearing those dreaded words from the kids “I’m bored”.

If you’re already wracking your brain for some inspirational ideas to entertain the kids over the holidays you can thank goodness for the National Trust. It has come up with a list of 50 fun activities for youngsters to enjoy in the great outdoors.

The Trust’s passion for encouraging youngsters to play outside and connect with nature is the inspiration behind its list. And who better to provide the ideas than youngsters themselves. The National Trust enlisted the help of 1,700 children and asked them to vote on their top outdoor activities, their reasons why and tasked them to find the ultimate places where their favourite activities could be enjoyed.

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Sue Taylor has worked for the Club for more than twenty years, over half that time on the Club magazine, firstly as a journalist then features editor. She is currently doing a stint with the Club's digital team in readiness for the magazine going on line.

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