For your mini explorers

Kits to keep the kids entertained...

We’re proud to call the like-minded brands below our friends and would love to introduce you to them. And, now that we’re all friends, they’d love to offer you a discount on any temptations you order from them.



Meli & Ro

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Founder - and Norland Nanny - Sophie found herself lacking ways to keep her own children occupied on family trips. Her vision for Meli & Ro was to create bags and packs full of fun and engaging things to do that can be used over and over again. The Meli & Ro Busy Bags have been purposefully designed for active families. These stylish bags come in a variety of colours and are full of inspiring activities for your children, including arts and crafts, stickers, stampers and games. These bags have been thoughtfully designed to keep your children busy and entertained while having fun and developing skills that will last. 

Meli & Ro is offering Crabtree & Crabtree guests 10% off their Busy Bags, which will be delivered to your home before you set off on your holiday with us.




Geo Travel Kits

Geo Travel Kits

Geo Journey

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Geo Journey is an award winning kids activity box company focused on making learning fun and inspiring young imaginations. Founded by Christina Armstrong, it all started when Christina wanted to teach her own children about different countries and cultures in a fun way. She created the characters Geo the owl and Atlas the puppy to educate them about Geography or Astronomy, without even realising all the amazing things they are learning. The explorer kit with mini suitcase is perfect for little adventurers to take on their travels!

Geo Journey is offering Crabtree & Crabtree guests 10% off their Little Explorer Kit: a lovely little suitcase containing a travel journal, passport, personalised letter and creative activities. This kit will be delivered to your home before you set off on your holiday with us.






Willow & Wild

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Starting out as Willow & Wild Box before branching out to include sister company Willow & Wild Organic, mum Roz runs both businesses from the barn in her garden. Willow & Wild Box connects children with nature, with boxes packed full of nature craft activities; seasonal nature learning and spotter sheets; seeds and growing activities; and recipes encouraging you to cook up a feast from the goodies you’ve grown. The boxes and contents are plastic free, the seeds are organic, and the compost is peat free. Willow & Wild Organic focuses on playing the natural way. Sustainability and eco consciousness are found at the heart of this business, and each item has been curated to inspire and stimulate creative play and stimulate children’s imaginations.  

Willow & Wild is offering Crabtree & Crabtree guests 10% off their curated collection of Holiday Boxes.





The Den Kit Company

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The Den Kit Company started life in 2007 – the seed of an idea that was planted, watered and tended by Kay Miller and Jo Jones who, as ex-primary school teachers and Forest School Practitioners, are both passionate advocates of outdoor play. The Den Kits are available in a variety of themes and designed to encourage children outside – whether a tiny backyard, the woods, beach or balcony. The promise of a hand-crafted space in which to set up a temporary retreat is tempting to children (and adults) of all ages, and with little or no previous den-building experience. Of course, whilst the Den Kits appeal to children’s natural sense of adventure, they are also an effective teaching tool. Unencumbered by adult intervention, children are free to explore their own creative talents for problem solving, critical thinking and ingenuity.