Summer with Storksak: our fans share their favourite family days out!

Our summer day out competition has officially ended and we are so pleased with all the great suggestions from Storksak fans for family days out in the UK this summer!

Congratulations to Katy Stanley, who sent us an adorable collage of her baby daughter Sophie’s first summer, enjoying her family’s favourite day out activity – a picnic.

If you are looking for some inspiration for special family days during the warm months, take a look at some of our competition entrant’s top tips…

Katy Stanley

My family loves picnics in the summer. This year is our little Sophie’s first summer, and on Sunday she had her first ever picnic at the fun fair, with tractor rides and arts and crafts for her big sister Amy!

Lori Anderson

York! We were there last month with our 7-month-old son for a few days. It was wonderful and full of such friendly people! We live in Glasgow and are lucky enough to have the commonwealth games coming up this summer, so there will be plenty of free events happening to keep kids entertained too.

Becky Smith

I love Camber Sands – it’s close enough to big towns for there be plenty to do, but secluded enough to be able to really relax. There is a gorgeous beach and nice open spaces.

Nina Merry

Funfair rides. As much I love taking my little girl to the zoo I don’t have the money to keep going! So we always take her on walks somewhere different instead and she loves exploring, plus it’s a great day out with the family and some quality bonding time.

Sharon Jones

Snow tubing is great fun! Playing football in the garden as a family is also one of our favourite summer day games.

Emma Ann Hunt

You can’t beat a day out at the seaside. Buckets and spades, sand in your toes, chips in a cone and ice cream make our perfect family day out!

Leah Sullivan

We just adore going on a family trip to the beach. It can cost as much or as little as you choose. We often visit Joss Bay, near Broadstairs, as the water quality is great and it’s a nice safe and enclosed bay for little ones.

We always take a big picnic (watch out for the pesky seagulls though!), sports equipment like bats and balls, a blow up paddling pool (so the children can still splash about when not in the sea), kites, inflatables, buckets and spades and some nets to go to the rock pools when the tide is out.

With all this, you can really arrive early in the morning and not leave until around 6pm, but have had a really lovely, fun and varied day out. There’s nothing like the sea air and a bit of sunshine to make for the perfect day, wherever you are along the coast.

 

Thanks to everyone who entered for sharing your great ideas! If you didn’t win this time keep an eye on our Facebook, Twitter and Instagram pages for the great competitions we have coming up…

 

 

Storksak launches into Autumn/Winter 2014: Sleek lines, new colours and practical luxury

 

It’s time to look forward to crisp leaves under foot and cold, frosty mornings; the Autumn/Winter Storksak collection has landed!

The lovely Storksak range has been updated with a luxurious new tote style, the Lucinda, and on-trend updates to many of our existing popular lines. All are now available for pre-order.

The Lucinda Tote is perhaps our most modern and sleek style yet. Created to withstand regular use, the minimal hardware and contemporary lines make for a wonderfully versatile design. The bag will be available at an accessible price point and in a choice of three beautiful colours.

Storksak’s Senior Designer Sherina has said: “We wanted to create a leather tote with a difference – filling a gap in the market for a baby bag which can also be used as a tote. By being adventurous with pattern we have made use of the bag’s asymmetrical style to create a large external pocket. The Lucinda is a modern, minimalist design. Crafted in lightweight, hard-wearing leather, it’s perfect for everyday use.”

The Lucinda offers all of the features you will need as a new parent; side zip with thermo-insulated bottle pocket, comfortable leather shoulder strap with padded shoulder section, secure top zip, a number of elasticated inside pockets and padded changing mat. You can choose from classic Black, a lovely neutral Taupe, or add a pop of colour to your wardrobe with Sunset Orange.

Storksak favourites such as our Poppy, Bobby, Tote, Ashley and Bailey bag are also available in new colour and pattern options for the Autumn/Winter season.

The Poppy and Bobby now come in a sophisticated charcoal colour. Premium-looking and neutral enough to go with most colours, charcoal has been chosen as a more interesting alternative to grey and softer option than classic black. The Bobby in Magenta is perfect for the colour-lovers amongst you; the beautiful bright shade will warm up your winter look and complement most neutrals.

Our classic tote design has been updated with a monochrome theme for the winter. On trend for the season, the interesting, versatile print is the perfect addition to your winter wardrobe.

Finally, the Ashley and Bailey bags are now available in black with tan detail; a great unisex options suitable for dads as well as mums. Stylish as well as practical, they feature a water resistant finish.

 

View our nine beautiful new Autumn/Winter bags on our website now – available to order immediately for late August delivery.

 

Summer holiday day out competition

The summer holidays are coming up and it’s time to start thinking about how you’re going to keep your little ones amused for a whole six weeks home from school or nursery!

This is where Storksak comes in; we want everyone to share their best British family days out, whether it’s building sandcastles on a Cornish beach, visiting your favourite London museum, a day at the zoo or a picnic in the grounds of a stately home. Ideas to inspire us all for great summer holiday.

Enter our competition to be in with a chance of winning yourself the essential accompaniment to a busy family day out; our vibrant and chic Storksak orange and fuchsia tote.

This stylish yet amazingly practical bag features a number of pockets to keep your valuables safe and organised, a padded changing mat and thermo-insulated bottle holder – perfect for carrying all of your day out essentials.

To enter, please send us your day out idea, any photos you have of your family enjoying the day and your email address* via our Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/StorksakBags by deadline 21ar July 2014. We are looking out for the loveliest imagery and most inspiring ideas when choosing our winning entry. Good luck!

*When you provide us with your email address you will be automatically added to our mailing list.