What would you put in a Famous Five adventure kit?

(44 Posts)
SavoyCabbage Fri 26-Oct-12 11:54:12

My dd has asked for a kit like the Famous Five would have on their adventures for her ninth birthday.

She has specified
'field glasses'
Spare batteries 'in case I am down a mine shaft'

Any ideas what else I could put in? And what should I put it all in?

SE13Mummy Tue 13-Nov-12 20:58:44

I'm rather late to this but DD1 is having a 'Famous Five adventure' birthday party for her 8th birthday at the end of the month! We're giving a compass (attached to a carabiner - from eBay) and a magnifying glass to each member of the Famous Fiveish to use on their adventure.

In addition to all the suggestions you've already received, I think a needle and thread and a length of rope would be useful for your DD's kit...or a book on geocaching!

If you think her sensible enough, add in a flint and strike - great little tool for lighting fires. Might be an idea to include a little book.on building safe fires.

Swiss army knife.

Metal water bottle.

Parchment for map drawing.

CPtart Sun 28-Oct-12 11:50:08

MissPricklePants.....THAT was Secret Seven. Damned sure there was a spaniel in that! I must dig out my old books.....

Runningblue Sun 28-Oct-12 07:48:09

Ooh lovely savoy, might get a copy myself!

SavoyCabbage Sun 28-Oct-12 02:14:14

I was looking for those books and I found this.....Famous Five Survival Guide!!!

Runningblue Sat 27-Oct-12 22:26:16

Ooh yes arfur OS map is great idea- and you can get one made for you with your postcode at the centre- www.shop.ordnancesurveyleisure.co.uk/osselect/?gclid=CN-1sqWRorMCFYdd3godihQArw

Startailoforangeandgold Sat 27-Oct-12 22:16:30

In the same vein DD is very found of Glorious book for girls
Lots of retro fun and cooking and yummy baked potatoes enriched with egg that she makes for tea. (ok auto cook in a fancy combine microwave isn't authenticwink)

Sadly I don't think this is still in print, and my copies is much loved by me and DD1 and falling apart something to do 300 games hobbies and pastimes for all the year round

First published 1966, I was -1
My copy is dated 1973

arfur Sat 27-Oct-12 22:09:51

And an os map of your local area - such a lovely idea smile

arfur Sat 27-Oct-12 22:01:21

Small mirror for signalling at night wink

Runningblue Sat 27-Oct-12 21:56:00

On the spy theme, the usborne book of spying might be a cool addition? www.amazon.co.uk/Detectives-Handbook-Usborne-Guidebooks-Colin/dp/0746098448/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1351371242&sr=8-2

MrsShrek3 Sat 27-Oct-12 21:53:28

Ooh Hazel, good idea! or a lemon if onions are too smelly!

MrsShrek3 Sat 27-Oct-12 21:52:20

Has anyone said magnet and newspaper? (I'm on phone and read first page but it wouldn't turn over hmm )

HazeltheMcWitch Sat 27-Oct-12 21:51:15

No, don't give her invisible ink - give her an onion and a (spent) matchstick, and see if she can figure it out...

Runningblue Sat 27-Oct-12 21:49:36

www.gingerpop.co.uk/adventuretrail2012/ ... Sorry link should work this time!

Runningblue Sat 27-Oct-12 21:49:05

I used to have a fab famous five mystery book where by the roll of the dice, the story was created according to what the dice said. 'twas fab.
Anyway tried to find that with no joy (it was probably 28 odd years ago!)

But found this http://www.gingerpop.co.uk/adventuretrail2012/ - a famous five adventure trail - maybe an idea to do with your daughter next year with her fab canvas haversack?

lurcherlover Sat 27-Oct-12 21:47:11

Invisible ink?

amistillsexy Sat 27-Oct-12 21:46:13

Some lovely wooden bird call whistles here. She'll definately need one of these!

BertieBotts Sat 27-Oct-12 21:44:19

A book about secret codes?

MissPricklePants Sat 27-Oct-12 21:40:34

hmmm google says Timmy was a mongrel dog, seems we are both wrong! what series of books by Enid Blyton have a spaniel in?!

MissPricklePants Sat 27-Oct-12 21:37:22

I am certain he was a spaniel...I will google!

CPtart Sat 27-Oct-12 21:23:30

No I think Timmy was a collie?

MissPricklePants Sat 27-Oct-12 21:21:02

Oh what a brilliant idea! A toy spaniel? (Timmy was a spaniel iirc?)

SavoyCabbage Sat 27-Oct-12 21:20:17

No that's the FF. I know as sometimes dd will come up to me and say

'Aunt Fanny, Uncle Quentin has to go on a scientist conference so you will have to go with him. Don't worry about us. We will go off to the moors and camp for the week. Byeee'

CPtart Sat 27-Oct-12 21:16:59

....or was that that the Secret Seven??

CPtart Sat 27-Oct-12 21:15:38

A flask of Aunt Fanny's hot soup or bottles of homemade lemonade which they were always making!

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