We spent Christmas Day visiting Santa in Lapland and we made so many memories. We saw more snow than I had ever seen before and enjoyed some real close family time. December has seen a lot of snow in the UK too and many of the photos I’ve picked below have a snowy theme.
We’ve had some bright blustery days with some beautiful light
and also some snow filled fun days:
We didn’t exactly get the amount of snow we were promised but we had a lovely snowy walk on the hill and now Home with hot chocolate before watching Captain Underpants – Matt’s early birthday present! 🎁 Kids were all kept warm with @muddypuddlesuk hats and jackets and we have fab new coats and hats from @blacks_online.
I tag all my UK days out photographs #UKexplore on Instagram and if you aren’t following me over there I’d love you to do so! You can also keep an eye on what we’ve been getting up to.
Just in case you aren’t aware what #UKexplore is, it is our Instagram community that we have invited you all to join in with and share your favourite places across the UK and your outdoor adventures. To join in it doesn’t have to be a photograph one of the 534 National Trust properties (although we do think they are amazing); we want to see your ‘off the beaten track’ spots, too. It could be the most marvellous of meadows, the perfect place for a picnic, the loveliest lake for skimming stones, or rambling routes for running along. Wherever and whenever you’re out exploring, simply take a snap and upload it to Instagram so we can all share in your adventures and explore the UK with you. All we ask is that you use the #UKexplore hashtag so we can find you. You don’t have to be a blogger, anyone can join in and be in with a chance to win. So without further ado, who have I chosen this month….
Some of my favourites from December are:
(Do click on their links if you would like to follow them on Instagram)
This month’s winner of the Day’s Family Pass to a National Trust property of their choice is MrsJaneMorgan with this beautiful wintery beach shot.
I couldn’t get enough of this mist on the beach yesterday 😍 Amd the glass like water on the sand 👌🏻 Winter beach days are my favourite. I think Amelie agrees with me and she would have been up to her waist in water given half the chance! . . . . . . . #let_there_be_delight #lovelifeoutside #explorerkids #whatevertheweatherkids #candid_childhood #magicofchildhood #simplykids #noordinarykids #littlefamiliesofig #myfamilyadventures #wildandfreechildren #celebrate_childhood #visitpembrokeshire #newgalebeach #childhoodunplugged #adventuresofchildren #curiouslittleexplorers #ukexplore #dearphotographer #mumswithcameras #pixel_kids #dearest_viewfinder #thewildnesstonic
Why not head over to Charly’s page Podcast , to see her favourites too together with who she chose as her winner.
We look forward to seeing all your photographs next month and huge thanks to the National Trust for providing the prize.
Terms & Conditions
1. Please only submit (on Instagram) your own photos.
2. Add the #UKexplore hashtag.
3. The challenge runs from 00.00 on the first of the month to 23.59 on the last day of the month.
4. Only photographs uploaded during those times are eligible for that month’s competition.
5. Winners will be announced on Mini Travellers and Podcast on the second day of the following month and will be notified on Instagram.
6. Winners have 28 days to provide their address in order to receive their National Trust Family Admission Day Pass (exclusions apply and can be made available upon request). The pass can be used by up to 1 adult and 3 children, or up to 2 adults and 2 children for one day only. There is no cash alternative.
7. Including the #UKexplore hashtag indicates approval for the images to be posted on Mini Travellers and Podcast, and the corresponding social media channels.
8. The judges’ decision is final.