Autumn has to be our favourite time as a family for getting outdoors. The summertime is obviously great for spending more time outside when it’s warmer but it needn’t stop as the weather starts to get colder.  Now is perfect before it gets too chilly and you can really appreciate all of the colourful surroundings and lap up those sunshiney days!

It’s also the time when we often fall foul to common colds and bugs that are doing the rounds and all a sudden we all want to get wrapped up and hibernate. When the sunshine starts waning it makes it even more important that we all get a boost of Vitamin D when it’s no longer spring and summer.

The Department of Health experts now recommend that during autumn and winter everyone should consider taking a daily supplement containing 10 micrograms of Vitamin D to protect bone and muscle health.

You can help ensure that your children get that litte extra help in the form of Bassetts Vitamins 3-6 Multivitamins + Vitamin D & Calcium. They are chewy pastilles that are made of natural flavours and colours with no added sugar. They help ensure your little ones get their daily Vitamin D during the colder months because lets face it, we can’t rely on the sunshine very much at all.

We’ve recently been making an effort to get more active as a family and one of those ways is going out on bike rides. We currently don’t have bikes for all of us (these were hire bikes pictured) but it’s something that we plan to invest in. There are lots of areas to us locally that we can explore better on bikes and after our recent ride together, we’ve realised that it’s something that we love and it’s even better that we can all do it together. Nothing beats getting some fresh air into your lungs along with some physical activity.

It’s too easy to lead sedentary lives these days and not experience being in the great outdoors.

I don’t know about you but I find that during the winter, I often feel the need to get outside to ‘blow the cobwebs’ away, even if we are all feeling a bit sniffly! The weather can get you down with the lack of sunlight but getting out actually helps combat that.

Our friends at Bassetts Vitamins have also created a fab code that you can use to get £2 off one pack of NEW Bassetts 3-6 Yrs Multivitamins Peach & Apricot + Calcium 30s at Boots.com (rrp £5.50). All you need to do is sign in as normal, apply the code BASSMVS2 at the checkout and embrace #NoDullDays! You can only use the code once per transaction, and the code can only be redeemed on the first 5,000 valid claims until 23:59 on 12th November. *Subject to Boots T&Cs.

Nb.  A collaborative post.