Side Street Style: Weekend adventures with the KA+ Part 2

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24/03/2017

Weekend adventures with the KA+ Part 2

outdoor childhood


We were set a challenge by Ford to get as much out of a weekend on a very small budget while trying out the new KA+. You may have read our first post about this weekend were we explored Tredegar House, a National Trust Property we had yet to visit and gave us a chance to use our family pass. On the Sunday we had planned to drive up to the Brecon Beacons but after a jaunt into the city and the changeable weather we decided to stay local and go to a nearby country park which was not only fun but also very budget friendly.


family car

Family car



So we packed the car up with the boys two scooters, a few snacks and headed off to have some outdoor fun. I was really pleasantly surprised at how much the boot of the car can fit in, we had no issues getting in both scooters, our wellies, backpack and bag of snacks and still have plenty of room left. Two days before this I tried out getting my youngest pram into the boot as my mother use to have an old KA and I could never get it in but good news is that the new Ford KA+ is far more spacious and I had no problem fitting it in. We also packed some bird seeds to feed the resident swans and geese and a hot flash of coffee to keep John and I warm.


country park

scootering



I initially thought we may go over our budget of £25 but we managed to fit two great days out for just under that. The thing is that enjoying your surroundings really doesn't need to cost loads and kids often want for nothing more than some sticks, muddy puddles and trees to climb when outdoors, as long as you keep things simple it's pretty easy. Most of the budget went on food and the two picnics we put together but had we ate out both of those days it would of be far more expensive. Luckily the new Ford KA+ is really fuel efficient and you get a lot of millage for your pound, as well as some great extra features such as seat warmers and rear car sensors.



outdoor adventures


You can see everything we got up too and what we spent our budget on in our little action packed vlog of a budget friendly weekend with the Ford KA+ and we would like to thank them for having us involved and asking us to take part in this campaign. 





14 comments:

  1. This looks like such a fun weekend - nothing better than being outdoors, cheap and always the most fun. The car looks great too, so spacious!

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    1. Thanks Briley, yes it was simple but fun and the car was ace

      Laura x

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  2. You certainly had a fab time considering the small amount of money you spent. I read your previous post too. Great that the ka is fuel efficient x

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    1. Thanks Kerry - yes we managed to get the most out of the budget that is for sure

      Laura x

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  3. What a fun weekend and the car sounds great, compact but still big enough to hold essentials.

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    1. yes it was much bigger than we expected it to be

      Laura x

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  4. That's amazing that you managed to only spend £25 for two days out! My first car was a Ford Fiesta, I have a soft spot for Fords and also as they are so reliable too.

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  5. Looks like fun. I had a KA to borrow when my car went in for service and it is too small for us

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  6. Awww looks like you guys had fun! Thats a lovely car to use & I love the shiny blue color! #countrykids

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  7. I always like seat warmers in a car, they are so cosy in winter. Sounds like a great vehicle with lots of space for scooters and picnics. A great opportunity to get out and enjoy the countryside and I think you did really well to bring it all in at under £25. Picnics outdoors are definitely the way forward for value for money and freedom for kids. I'd love to have an explore around the Brecon Beacons, I bet it is beautiful.

    Thank you for sharing with me on #CountryKids

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  8. Looks like a lot of fun for a budget day out!#countrykidsfun

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  9. Muddy puddles and sticks a big favourite of my boys too :) #countrykids

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  10. I love to find days out that don't cost the earth, and feel quite smug when everyone has a fab time and it was totally free. :) lovely lovely car too xx

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  11. what a great challenge! My mum had an old ka too and we always thought it was too tiny so great to hear how different this one is. #countrykids

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