Little Adventure Shop
We started Little Adventure Shop in 2008, shortly after our first child was born. We had been searching high and low for a buoyancy aid that would fit our daughter in order that we could take out her on the river Thames in the canoe. We quickly realised that finding decent outdoor equipment and clothing for children was incredibly difficult. Most shops would stock a single item, in one colour and one size. Often, the shop assistant would know little or nothing about taking children into the outdoors.
From that initial foray Little Adventure Shop was born, with the aim of providing the most comprehensive range of quality children's outdoor clothing and equipment in the UK. We are passionate about being outdoors: we climb, we cycle, we walk and we paddle, all with our children From this, we've learnt what works (and what doesn't!). We believe that with a small amount of the right equipment and clothing, you can have a fantastic, fun time with kids regardless of the sport or the weather.
We're a small family company, based in the Chiltern hills of South Oxfordshire. We all have young children and spend a lot of time outdoors (when we're not packing orders..!), so we're always available on the phone or email to help. We don't have a call centre, or pushy sales people, just a simple phone line that will get straight through to one of us, for help, advice or simply to swap stories!
We care greatly about looking after our customers; we shop on the web too. We know how difficult it can be choosing the right size or colour. Our customers tell us that we're 'different' from other websites: helpful, flexible and friendly, always there to take a call. We hope you find this too.
Rebecca McCalla - Founder.
I've always loved being outdoors, ever since I was a child. In my twenties, I raced mountain bikes in the National Points Series, the National Championships and in 24 hour endurance races across the UK. Like many, I've developed a love for road-biking too and am just as likely these days to be found out on the road as I am on the single-track.
I'm a keen rock climber and climb both traditional and sport routes in the UK and Europe. I also love getting out in our open-canoes with the family, whether bumping down the river Wye or going for a gentle paddle on the river Thames near our house.
Most of all, I just love throwing on a pair of walking boots, packing a rucksack and going out walking with my husband and two girls, enjoying the beautiful British countryside whatever the weather...
Jan is Queen of the Warehouse, keeping our stock in order and managing the constant movement of couriers, deliveries and outgoing orders. When she's not answering the phone or wrapping and packing, she loves nothing more than playing outside with her young son.
Since joining Little Adventure Shop three years ago, Jan has taking up cycling and has even started rock climbing....
There's nothing about our products that Jan doesn't know and there's nobody better at finding the fastest way to get a package to a remote destination....