It’s about educating and inspiring our
children to create their own adventures.
My Adventure Kit
Many of us have forgotten how exciting the most simple things in life can be. There’s nothing more thrilling than sleeping under canvas, with only the stars and the wild beasts of the forest for company. The flicker of the flames casting long shadows while reading tales of derring-do and toasting marshmallows over the camp fire will have even the most boisterous Adventurers in silent rapture.
Adventure is lacking in so many children’s lives. Far too many have never fished, started a camp fire, walked the hills, used a compass, swum in natural water or marvelled at the night sky above.
My Adventure Kit is about educating and inspiring children to explore the world around them. To encourage them to get off their computers and televisions and see that the real world is a far more exciting place to be! To show them that even in the most unexpected and unremarkable places there are still many adventures to be had. Even a back yard is capable of transformation to base camp and a pile of stones a secret den – all that’s needed is a little imagination and My Adventure Kit!
The chance to explore our natural world should be part of the heritage and upbringing of any child. So many of the most exciting and beautiful things in Britain lie far from concrete buildings and street lights.
we encourage it with Passion
My Adventure Kit started out under a different name BattleBox, so called as the gifts were wooden boxes filled with Army themed toys and activities. These beautiful wooden boxes were great fun to put together and in the early days with only a handful of orders being placed each month, fulfilment wasn’t a problem either……….until! Within a short space of time we started to attract some attention and more and more orders were being placed, brilliant we thought but we might need to look at getting some bigger premises and more people to help.
We found some great partners to work with and moved Bowcliffe Hall in Wetherby. From this point things really started to move on. Our boxes appeared on ‘The Apprentice’, we won a number of industry awards and even started to work with Bear Grylls! We also decided to extend our range too, offering more activity kits and den building adventures, which you told us you and your kids love. We are constantly looking for new ideas and new ways to encourage children to get outside and have fun and we always love the suggestions you give us.
After listening to some of your comments and feedback we knew we needed to make some changes and we thought it was time to get new people involved. Recently we got a new owner, Rob Staines (or the Giant Adventurer as we like to call him!). Rob is a local Entrepreneur who has always loved the idea and when he was given the opportunity to get involved he just couldn’t say no…..well who could!
Rob and his team have spent time talking to loyal fans to find out what you like and what you would like to change. Through these sessions we realised that BattleBox was ready for its next adventure. The soldier theme was starting to morph with a wider range of experiences, exploring the outdoors and your childs imagination became our focus. After a LOT of sessions and feedback ‘My Adventure Kit’ was born. We still have all the Great British BattleBox idealoligy at our heart but now we have a truly great range to include every Adventure and how you can make it your own.
Our Den HQ is based in Yorkshire where our dedicated team of Adventurers are ready to explore and make the best activity kits they can.
Are you ready to Dream, Dare and Explore…..?