If like me you have a son and a garden you might have summers of rescuing your best linen, clothes pegs, garden string and anything else that could be used for a 'den'!
This year I found various items in my hedges including missing kitchen utensils and my best sieve!
All is not lost! Whilst browsing Facebook some time ago I came across a company that can come to my and your rescue!
BattleBox - The Great British Action and Adventure Kit - Everything you need to make the most amazing den and outdoor fun all in one big box.
It is the brainchild of Emma, a Mother and entrepreneur and like so many of us began to worry about her son being drawn into a world of consoles and violent games and forgetting imagination and the ability to explore the world outside of his door.
You can read all about her early days and the beginnings of BattleBox here.
I worry about this a great deal, I remember watching a news report a few years ago about a 7 (yes 7!) year old boy that had suffered thrombosis in his legs due to being in his chair in the same screwed up position for over 3 hours playing his console. This stressed me out so much that Evan has always been timed and made to run about outside (weather permitting).
I never stayed indoors, my friends and I were in the woods, playing kiss chase in the corn fields or yes; making tents out of my mother's best blankets!
I would have LOVED BattleBox!
So what is it? Well basically there are various formats that you can purchase or you can fill your own with items of choice.
The basic BattleBox comes in at a very accessible price from just £22 which is incredible for the hours of play that would come with it! Each kit has 2 variations the Essential and the Ultimate
This kit includes:
The choice is endless, especially with the Create Your Own Kit. (You can currently enter BattleBox's Facebook Competition to win one! Just Like Their page - details below or enter HERE)
This kit allows you to build your own BattleBox to suit your child's own interests and individuality.
From Padded Camo Jackets to Emergency Food Rations and Marshmallows, you can pick and choose to your hearts delight and fill your pack with enough supplies to send your young adventures up the K2 (or the back garden for a night!)
I just love these kits so much, I can't wait to take Evan to the woods in the summer and have a Nerf war amongst the trees. He won't stand a chance!
I am a strong believer that we need to take our children back outdoors, and BattleBox is a great way to keep them interested, safe in a contained and yet free environment.
I am very lucky that BattleBox have given me a wonderful Dangerous Den Kit - Ultimate to giveaway! A wonderful Christmas present for that explorer in your life! Retailing at £103 it is sure to make any child's Christmas Day!
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