Stokke Xplory Review: On The Go In Cambridge

January 27, 2016

A few months ago we headed out of London and hit the cobbled streets of the really pretty city of Cambridge for our Stokke Xplory pram review.

A Stokke Xplory review in Cambridge

Stokke Xplory review - Stokke Xplory stroller buggy pram in Cambridge
Taking the Stokke Xplory buggy to cambridge

Cambridge is so lovely, isn’t it? It looks how I imagine other people imagine England looks. We went for a day out to see the iconic sights of the city, dodge all the bikes and to film our adventures with the Xplory for the Stokke #OnTheGo campaign.

Where did we take our Stokke Xplory stroller?

We visited King’s College and wandered round a couple of other colleges including Christ’s College and Trinity and All Saint’s College, which you can see in our film (also, spot the Minion leggings):

We also headed down to the River Cam to watch the punting (such a shame it was a grey old day, it would have been a perfect picnic spot – we’re heading back as soon as the weather starts improving).

The river Cam, Cambridge

Punting on the River cam, Cambridge

River Cam - punting in Cambridge

What did we think of the Stokke Xplory?

Stokke is the brand that makes super-stylish prams and nursery furniture – like the iconic wooden Trip Trap – and I’d always been intrigued to know what the Xplory pushchair is like, so it was great to put it through its paces.

We tested it out in mum-facing mode, so I could see the baby’s face at all times!

What we thought in our Stokke Xplory review:

  • The Stokke Xplory is a lot lighter than it looks – I thought it would be heavy to handle but it wasn’t.
  • I was also worried about how stable it would be due to the design, but it was really stable, especially on uneven surfaces.
  • It handled really well on the cobbles of Cambridge and seemed very comfortable for the baby. She liked being up high as it meant she could see a lot. The hood was also good for naps.
  • I would prefer a pram with a rack underneath, instead of the bag, which you can’t fit as much in.
  • It’s an expensive pram, there’s no getting around that! But this is something to consider if you think it would be worth the money.

Stokke Xplory buggy - on the go

Stokke Xplory pram handle

Which is your favourite UK city for day trips with small children? apart from London, of course!

If you need some inspiration you can also check out the Stokke #OnTheGo website, and watch films from eight other bloggers in their favourite spots including London, Brighton and York.

More posts…everything you’ll obsess about in your baby’s first year, Marie Kondo and the magical art of messy children, and things they don’t tell you in NCT classes (but definitely should)

Thanks to Stokke for working with us on this post (and for sending us the pram).

4 Comments

  • Lori

    January 27, 2016 at 6:39 pm

    I used to live in caimbridge briefly and I forgotten how nice it is! The Stokke looks like the perfect thing to stroll around town in! x

  • Kathryn

    January 28, 2016 at 6:44 pm

    Oh I love Cambridge, it has such a sense of history and is so pretty. That pushchair looks like the perfect way to get around it too! Lovely photos xx

  • Jess @ Along Came Cherry

    January 29, 2016 at 11:50 am

    I love these prams and Cambridge looks gorgeous, I really want to visit as I’ve never been before x

  • Lia

    February 1, 2016 at 11:47 am

    I always think those prams look really stylish! I’ve never been to Cambridge, but it looks really beautiful.

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