Family is important and if you're looking to treat the tribe this autumn, our roundup of exciting days out and nifty purchases has got you covered.
Get your kids moving with a virtual reality fitness app, track the whereabouts of your pooch with a GPS pet tracker and create your dream garden for special family get-togethers.
If you're looking for holiday or activity inspiration, how about a day trip to The Bear Grylls Adventure Centre in Birmingham or an action-packed jaunt around the Isle of Wight?
Get money for your unwanted devices
Tired of your family's old tech cluttering up the house? Compare and Recycle is a comparison site that helps you get the best price for your mobile phones, tablets, smartwatches and other devices.
With an average payout of £218 for used devices, it allows users to sell their old gadgets without the hassle of dealing with time wasters or searching for endless quotes online.
The process is quick and easy, thanks to its vast network of recycling partners who can offer an instant evaluation while making a positive impact on the environment.
In 2022, consumers generated more than £41 million for their redundant devices with Compare and Recycle and prevented 28.1 tonnes of mobile phones from becoming e-waste.
Start Compare-ing and Recycle-ing your tech at compareandrecycle.co.uk today.
Create special memories for you and your baby
Teach your baby how to swim and create a lasting connection with your child with Water Babies.The programme nurtures your baby's development while creating precious memories in a safe, fun environment.
Classes are available across the UK, each of which is tailored toward babies and children — from newborns to five-year-olds.
Benefits include water safety and confidence, enhanced motor skills, coordination and muscle strength — as well as sensory stimulation.
It also allows babies and parents to create lasting connections through close physical contact in the water.
Enquire now and learn a skill for life with Water Babies.
Workout via virtual reality with this high-tech fitness app
Get the whole family fit with these gamified workouts that teens and adults alike will love. Virtual reality fitness app FitXR makes exercising fun and convenient thanks to its immersive VR workouts.
Hundreds of on-demand classes are available across five interactive studios: Box, HIIT, Dance, Sculpt and Combat. With FitXR, you can exercise for as little as 15 minutes each day in a virtual environment, anytime, anywhere.
One day you'll be strengthening and toning your muscles, the next you'll be dancing to your favourite tunes.
Music from Lady Gaga, Green Day, Pink and Backstreet Boys is on hand to provide essential motivation and all classes are choreographed by certified professional instructors and athletes.
FitXR is available on Meta Quest and PICO stores worldwide and offers a free seven-day trial, giving you access to all classes (with the monthly subscription after that costing £9.99). Get started at fitxr.com.
Regain your confidence with healthier-looking hair
When you find that your hair isn't what it once was, it's best to deal with the issue by addressing it head-on. Take back control by giving your locks the care they need with Watermans — a kiss of life for hair.
Its products are packed with natural ingredients that help fight against hair frustrations and come with a 10-year proven track record. They're also 100% cosmetic and don't contain any medicinal ingredients, making them great for all hair types.
Watermans has been recognised with the prestigious Queen's Award, a symbol of trust and quality that customers can rely on.
Try Watermans today and get 30% off your first purchase using the code wat30off. Valid until 31 August 2023. Visit watermanshair.com.
Keep track of your pooch
If you're a dog owner, you're likely to have experienced the fear of not being able to locate your pet when they've roamed out of sight.
Rest assured, the Pawfit GPS pet tracker has been designed to provide you and your family peace of mind.
The advanced waterproof tracker provides live location updates every five seconds through the Pawfit app. The tracker also features a remote voice recall and an LED light so you can spot your furry friend even on your midnight walks.
As well as the GPS functionality, the device can help to monitor your pet's activity levels – simply click on the app and set your pup some fitness goals.
Be confident in the safety of your pets and purchase your tracker now. Shop at pawfit.com.
Unleash your inner explorer
Located next to the NEC in Birmingham, The Bear Grylls Adventure boasts 11 thrilling activities to choose from, all in one place.
This includes everything from archery, axe throwing and shooting, to climbing, high ropes and zip-lines — not to mention snorkelling, diving and assault courses too.
The high ropes are the tallest in Europe and have 36 different obstacles, perfect for budding adrenaline junkies.
The climbing wall is modelled on real-life mountains including El Capitan, and Fontainebleau and all archery instructors are Archery GB trained. The venue is also home to one of only five indoor iFly skydiving wind tunnels in the UK.
And for families who are feeling extra adventurous, consider a dive in the ocean tank where you'll be surrounded by exotic marine life, including Blacktip sharks, Nurse sharks and tropical fish.
Plan a family day out with a difference at beargryllsadventure.com.
Give your family camping trips an extra boost
Going away with the family on a fun camping adventure is a walk in the park with Jackery's solar generators.
Camping is taken to another level, with your Jackery charger powering everything from kettles and grills for a morning cuppa and breakfast rolls, to fairy lights in the evening and toastie machines for late-night snacks.
Jackery solar generators are good for the planet, too, providing power on the go in a sustainable, environmentally sound way through its powerful solar panels.
For more information and seasonal deals, visit uk.jackery.com or search on the Amazon store.
What's more, if you buy now, you'll get 15% off the Jackery Solar Generator 1500Pro with code SG1500PRO, valid until 6 September 2023.
Achieve your dream garden
Make the most of the British weather with a tasteful and contemporary outdoor solution from Fleming Verandas.
Designed for year-round usage, every veranda is unique — whether it's a bespoke, made-to-measure option, or a fixed-size structure. They are highly customisable, with an array of colours and design options to complement your garden.
Choose from glass and polycarbonate walls, glass sliding doors and louvred roof systems, all designed to help increase your overall living space, come rain or shine.
More convenient and efficient than a conservatory or extension, verandas and glass rooms can be fitted within days, instead of weeks, and can help raise the value of a home while helping cut household bills in the long term.
If you're interested in discussing your dream outdoor living space, call 01902 212331, or visit flemingverandas.com today.
Embark on a family-friendly day out steeped in history
With its stunning stained-glass windows, masterful architecture, and beautiful grounds, it's no surprise that Canterbury Cathedral is one of the UK's most-visited historic sites.
The 1,400-year-old cathedral offers a fascinating insight into the nation's history. Whether you're hunting dragons and gargoyles, or looking to admire the carved tombs, there's something for the whole family to enjoy.
Stroll through the Crypt exhibition and get close to the unique artefacts on display, including the armour of the legendary Black Prince.
Plus, if you take a trip back through time now, all kids go free (the offer applies to a maximum of two children per adult and ends 31 December 2023).
Book your visit at canterbury-cathedral.org.
Say yes to family fun on the Isle of Wight
If you're looking for the perfect autumn getaway, the Isle of Wight is just the ticket.
With more than half the island being an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, autumn brings spectacular shades of glorious rust and burnt orange to the island.
Embrace the crisp autumn air with an adventure on bike or foot, with 500 or so miles of pathways to explore giving you and the family access to many hidden gems that aren't accessible by car.
Elsewhere, discover an array of local artisan producers who specialise in exceptional gastronomy, with the finest in-season game, vegetables and fruits served at several restaurants across the island.
Whether it's a stylish short break for two or a fabulous holiday for the whole family, you'll discover a massive range of places to stay on the island.
Plan your trip today at visitisleofwight.co.uk.
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