Keeping hydrated with Robinsons Fruit Shoot Hydro #itsmything

During school holidays, kids are always on the go and need to stay refreshed. My boys are very active and always on the go, keeping them hydrated whilst they are doing physical activities is very important to their health.

‘Fruit Shoot has launched It’s My Thing, a campaign that celebrates real kids doing what they’re passionate about and champions their self-expression and individuality.


Research commissioned by Fruit Shoot revealed that 80% of UK parents think that children are under too much pressure today, with 80% also agreeing that this pressure is limiting their creativity and individuality.

Parents love Fruit Shoot because with real fruit and an on-the-go format, it gives them the freedom to let their kids do their thing. Therefore, we want to start a conversation about modern childhood and parenthood and support parents who want their kids to have the freedom to discover and indulge in their passions (their ‘things’) and not feel pressured to follow an expected or set path. We want to celebrate kids who are doing their thing and encourage parents to let their kids’ have the freedom to express themselves.’

Fruit Shoot want to support parents to let their children express themselves and find the ‘thing’ that they love and enjoy doing – because finding their thing is everything.

Robinsons have been Working with kids nutritional expert Jo Travers, together they have developed a range of top tips on staying refreshed during the half term, how much children should be drinking, and highlighting the importance of doing so whilst taking part in fun activities.

Did you know that the amount of fluid a child needs to drink depends on many factors including their age and gender, the weather and how active they are? Children aged 5-11 should be consuming about 6-8 glasses of water a day.

A recommended daily amount of fruit and vegetable juice should be limited it at one small glass (150ml) and they should really only be drunk at mealtimes. The best choice of drink to keep hydrated throughout the day is water – this doesn’t provide extra energy or risks them harming their teeth

Here are some of Jo Travers Top Tips For Keeping Kids Hydrated

The boys and I was invited along to join in with an activity session at The Castle Climbing Centre, where the children got to sweat it out and take part in a 90 minute climbing experience. Fruit Shoot Hydro was there to help them stay refreshed

The sun was shining so it was quite a warm day so even more of a reason to stay hydrated whilst working up a sweat.


The boys enjoyed their session of climbing, pushing their bodies to the limit. Learning new techniques meant that they needed to keep hydrated, not just for energy but to keep them focused on the activity as well.

Climbing is definitely something that I should get my son into, he absolutely loved it and was in his element being able to climb the walls without Mummy telling him to get down. He just has a talent for it; with good techniques and a natural ability to climbing. We have obviously found ‘his thing’


Castle Climbing is an amazing place to go and experience indoor climbing, run by ‘climber’ for ‘climbers’. Housing over 450 roped and lead routes from 8m to 13m in height and an extensive range of bouldering surfaces. Set over 5 floors – with floor to ceiling climbing walls for all abilities.


what’s not lo love about climbing, my little monkeys were in their element

After the boys had tried their hands at the sport, they was treated to some light refreshments and of course a bottle of Hydro to help them quench their first after some strenuous climbing. They enjoyed the drink going in for more and also grabbing an extra bottle for the journey home. I encourage the boys to drink water all the time, it is our preferred drink but I was very happy to give them the Hydro Fruit Shoot as it has no added colouring, flavours and sugar.

The key benefits of Fruit Shoot Hydro are :

It is a natural flavoured spring water drink

No artificial colours or flavouring added

Zero sugar – gets a big thumbs up from us

Each bottle has a re-sealable cap; handy for on the go, lunch boxes and hand bags

We had a lovely day at Castle Climbing Centre, learning how to keep the children hydrated whilst they are keeping fit and experiencing a new sport.


Ninjas In Training – The Ultimate Ninja Warrior Experience

It’s Saturday Night and like most families we are sat down, snuggled on the sofa watching the TV. We are an active family and have always enjoyed watching Ninja Warrior. And like most people who are sitting on their sofa, we shout at the television as a contestant misses the rope swing and plummets into the cold water, that ‘We could do that’. It looks so simple on the television and its easy for us to say that we could do it without trying.

For those of you that have been living in the darkness for the past few years, Ninja Warrior is a game show where contestants compete against each other and the clock on an indoor assault course. Each contestant begins the first stage of the competition in attempting to complete 6 obstacles and pushing the big red button at the end and hopefully with a fast time, going on through to the semi final. Some of the obstacles include dancing stones, tarzan rope, giant gymnasium rings that you swing from one to another, monkey wall that you wedge yourself between, moving punchbag and a rolling balance beam among many others. The most important and popular obstacle of all is the ‘warped wall’. A wall that is inclined and curves back on itself. These obstacles test ability, strength, co-ordination and speed.

My boys, including the grown up one, have always been interested in doing obstacle courses, they have made ones up in the garden and also entered races, where they have had the chance to experience many different types of obstacles in a field/mud. So, much to our delight when we found out that an indoor obstacle course was opening up within 50 miles of where we live, we couldn’t wait to try it out.

Lucky for the boys, we was in the area at the weekend so we decided to book them in for the hour of Ninja Training.


As we arrived we was a little disheartened to see that It was smaller than what we was expecting, but after 5 minutes in the hall we quickly noticed that the obstacles were quite compacted in. Only children aged over 8 are allowed onto the course and you must sign a waiver before entering.

I stayed in the seating area and watched the boys and Dad trying out all the obstacles.

There were many of the same activities that you would find are on the Television programme. After 10 minutes they were feeling the strain on the muscles, but it didn’t stop them from going ahead and trying out all of the obstacles that were available for them to go on. 20170121_132917

A favourite of, pretty much everyone, was the Warped Wall. Everyone wanted to see if the could beat the wall. I didn’t get a video of Dad doing, but you have my word that he managed to get to the top. My son Joseph was determined not to allow it to beat him and kept on trying until he made it to the top without help.

The Quintuple steps may look easy, The eldest boy kept practising until he managed to get across without falling to the floor. Each board is set a 45′ angle, you need to use your speed and agility to push yourself from one to another.

The jump hang is where you jump onto a mini trampoline and leap onto the cargo net. Be careful, as you may miss the net and land on the floor. There is no water under there to drop into, unlike the TV programme, this is hard core training. Using your leg muscles and testing your grip.


Using his agility and strength, Dad made it across the Spider Wall. You need strong legs and upper arm strength for this one. He then went onto the Pole Slider, this obstacle requires a lot of strength in the upper arms. Hanging from a pole, Dad negotiated the rises to move the bar along to the end.

There really is lots to get stuck into and practice your skills on. And if you do want a little rest from it all then there is a cafe that you can rest in and enjoy a nice drink or a snack.

The hour went by quickly and it was soon time to leave the building. It costs £10/hour for the Ninja Training and there is an extra cost to compete in the race zone and try and get your name up on the leaderboard.

Everyone really enjoyed themselves. We will definitely be visiting again.

Thank you for reading 🙂