We were lucky this year that the kids managed to see a white Christmas, but when you’re children a couple of days of snow a year just isn’t enough and my two are always asking when they can play in the snow again. That’s why I jumped on an opportunity that came into my email inbox last week to take them somewhere with guaranteed snow today.
As part of their Hibernot campaign Land Rover covered part of the slope in front of Alexandra Palace with snow and invited people to simply come along, play in the snow and have a good time. Talk about perfect for snow loving children.
The whole idea behind Hibernot is to encourage people to embrace the great outdoors, regardless of the season or the weather. It completely fits in with my mantra of there’s no such thing as bad weather, just inappropriate clothing. On the Hibernate hub there are over 300 recommended activities all over the UK to get people outside and enjoying the outdoors through out the winter.
We all really enjoyed our time outside at Alexandra Palace today – even the cold and icy rain that soaked us five minutes after we arrived didn’t dampen spirits too much. There’s something about being outside when the weather isn’t great that I actually enjoy. It leaves me with a certain glowing feeling that it’s very hard to explain. It was magical to see children enjoying the snow this morning, especially those who weren’t expecting to find it there!
Unfortunately the kids wouldn’t let us have a go on the sledges that they had there, but they did have a great time throwing snowballs and just running up and down the hill in the snow.
And of course we were all there thanks to Land Rover, but as you would have expected driving real Land Rovers over a snow covered hill with lots of children running about somehow wasn’t signed off by Health and Safety, so instead they had what Mr C and I though was almost as much fun – amazing remote control Land Rovers and a brilliant terrain for them to drive over!
These were without a doubt absolutely brilliant and if they’re not already available commercially then if anyone from Land Rover is reading this, please please make them so. I’d love to have a couple and a terrain to drive them over in my back garden!
We’re already a family that tries to get outside whatever the weather and now I know about it I’ll definitely be using the Hibernot site to plan some more family adventures.
Disclaimer: We were invited to this Land Rover Hibernot event by their PR team, but the event was also open to the general public free of charge. I was not specifically asked to write about the event, but had such a great time that I wanted to. I received no payment for this post, but if Land Rover would like to send me a vehicle as a thank you I’ll happily pass on my address for delivery…