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Honest Mum holds Bassets Vitamins

We love the great outdoors! With the beautiful Yorkshire Dales on our doorstep, it would be rude not to right?!

Don’t get me wrong, we love a Netflix sesh as much as the next family but we’re also firm believers in the importance of play and adventure in our kiddies’ upbringing.

We’re also lucky to have a decent sized garden (one of the reasons we left London for the countryside) and neighbouring parks too.

We’ve been taking advantage of the recent warm weather and heading outside for afternoons of family fun and memory-memories good times, even if that’s means kicking a ball around or enjoying the swings in the garden. The simple things hey.

boys playing football



This family’s love for all things alfresco means I’m incredibly excited to be working with Bassetts Vitamins on their ‘Family Life with More Colour’ campaign! With their nutritionally-balanced supplements for all ages, they are helping the whole family live an active and healthy lifestyle.

So how does your family stay active outdoors?

Here in the Broadbent household, I live with two sports-mad little ones who love nothing more than doing a Ronaldo in our garden or playing tennis together Murray brother style, in nearby tennis courts.

I usually take on the role of spectator, cheerleader and refreshment provider all rolled into one, ready to keep my boys cool and refreshed.

Both boys actually took home Gold at the school Sports Day before the end of term which made me one proud mama indeed. I must say I was just as proud when Oliver took home the Bronze last year too (and whether they get medals or not never matters to me). I mean I came 4th in the Mums’ race so I’m all about, ‘it’s the taking part that counts’ ie #badloser 😉 here!

…Seriously, though, the boys, like myself and my husband, Peter, love keeping fit and active and there’s nothing more fun than us all taking part in activities outdoors as a family.

child with a ball


kicking football

Take the endlessly energetic Tig, one of this family’s most favourite games and one I played myself as a youngster.  We love it and usually all end up in a heap on the grass laughing- as I can never quite catch those nifty kids and they think it’s hilarious!


playing football with the kids

I love a go on the swing as well, even if the kids shout at me to let them have a turn too.

Sorry boys!


We’re also rather green fingered here as well with our very own vegetable and herb patch in the garden. Perhaps it’s my inner hippy but I get a glorious buzz from cooking and eating our homegrown fruit and veg. Nothing tastes quite as delicious as ingredients you’ve planted and nurtured yourselves.

Both my boys are master gardeners in charge of daily watering and plucking ripe veggies (tomatoes, beans. carrots and strawberries at the mo) and seeing their proud faces as they pick a shiny, plump tomato is all kinds of special!

Here’s Oliver running with a runner bean (ha)! taken last summer!


Now folks, if you’re in need of some inspiration for outdoor activities for yourself and the whole family, do check out the Bassetts Vitamins website  as they’ve got tonnes of super suggestions on their site with everything from nighttime treasure hunts to making a pinhole camera, you’ll never be stuck for fun and healthy ideas again.

…To keep up with our own active lifestyles, we enjoy Bassetts Vitamins every day.

My eldest Oliver is a fussy eater and my husband Peter doesn’t eat meat, so daily vitamins are essential to ensure our bodies have everything they need to be healthy.


cute child

…And fortunately, I have little trouble getting the kids to take their vitamins as Bassetts Vitamins are deliciously soft and chewy with a tasty liquid version for younger children too. Both boys have used them since they were 6 months old.

And rest assured mamas – as Bassetts Vitamins contain only natural flavours and colours with no added sugar! 🙂

Xander and Oliver love the Multivitamins + Omega 3 blackcurrant and apple for 3-6 and when Oliver turns 7 next year, he’ll move onto the 7-11 multivitamins.

I simply adore the Bassetts Vitamins multivitamins for myself and Peter. which come in my all-time favourite fruit flavours: raspberry and pomegranate.

It’s such a joy to eat these daily.


For more information on Bassetts Vitamins do head to their website, Twitter or Facebook .

kids cuddling

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17 Responses

  1. Ashley Beolens

    Fully agree getting outside is so important to kids (apparently the vitamin that kids lack the most these days is D as they don’t get enough sun).

    We are big fans of Geocaching in our house, so are always out hunting for treasure.

  2. Natalie Trice

    Since we moved to Devon we have spent more time outside than ever xxxxx will check these vitamins out so we are ready for those winter colds xxxx

  3. Mirka Moore @Kahanka

    Love seeing how active your family gets, gorgeous pictures! Need to get some vitamins for my girls too, the back to school first few weeks are always full of tiredness, plus not always able to get all the vitamins via food. off to check the website x

  4. John Adams

    Playing outside is vital to this family too. My eldest has gone back to school with a very healthy sun tan and I feel proud of that! Great campaign and well done to Bassetts for encouraging outdoor play.

  5. Amanda Fulton

    Best thing ever for kids, the great outdoors! With Dominic starting school, I”ve been thinking about Multi-vitamins so your advice is perfectly timed as always! My kids never stop so we need that little extra, will be bringing home the Bassetts forthwith!!

  6. Jacqui Paterson (@Jax2000)

    This is great timing, as my idea of being healthy during the holidays was only having half a bottle of wine, instead of a whole one… 😉 Now it’s back to reality… the gym… healthy food… active lifestyle… early mornings… *sigh*. When’s half term again?!

    • Honest Mum

      Bahaha Jacqui, made me laugh and same it’s normal for we adults to indulge more in the summer but I’m literally off to do some yoga now as I sign off and take my vits when the kids do every morning x

  7. Al

    Couldn’t agree more with the importance of getting outdoors. Ted and I spend the majority of our days outside. Thanks for the info on the vitamins. Will look in to these-ESP with the colder weather on its way. Lovely photos too 🙂

  8. The DADventurer (Dave)

    It’s so important to keep kids active – sounds like your lads rarely stop! Good work on the 2 golds, I’ll keep an eye out for them at an upcoming Olympics. Those vitamins sound good too, particularly if they’re chewy and taste nice 🙂

  9. Ebabee

    Gorgeous photos – so important to spend time outdoors, whatever the weather. Will check out Bassetts – have been looking in to mulivits so this post comes at the perfect time. Thanks for recommending xx

    • Honest Mum

      Ooh you will love them. I adore taking them every day and remember to take them when I give them to the boys after breakfast. The outdoors are everything aren’t they x


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