We have a fantastic little family friendly place not far from us. The World of Country Life has loads of attractions for everyone to enjoy, and it is a really lovely day out. With lots of outdoor fun, such as the deer safari, petting farm, birds of prey centre and huge outdoor play zones, it was the perfect place to try out the B.O.B Revolution Pro pushchair from Britax.
The BOB Revolution Pro is a serious piece of kit, there’s no doubt about it. It’s the perfect set of wheels for any off road activity – the 16″ rear tyres and shock absorbing suspension really do give a smooth ride anywhere. On our day out we managed grass, mud, gravel and even sand with no problems at all.
It was a lovely, sunny day and as Max hates to wear a hat – often throwing it over the side of the pushchair – the hood of the B.O.B came into play quite a lot. It’s HUGE – no doubt about it, and it offers loads of shade. In fact, everything about the B.O.B is huge – the wheels, the hood, the seat – and of course this does make the fold quite bulky too. It’s not as big as I expected, but it’s certainly not going to be the choice for small cars or public transport. As we have a huge boot, this isn’t a problem for us, but you would want to bear it in mind if you are looking to buy.
As I mentioned before, the seat is really spacious, and will hold children up to 17kg. The only negative with the seat is the recline system – as often found on these big, off road pushchairs it is a strap recline, which I really hate, as I struggle to adjust it with a baby in the seat. I also found that the most upright position on the B.O.B is still fairly laid back – Max quite likes this at the moment, but older babies may prefer a more upright seating position. The 5 point safety harness is straightforward to use and has lovely padded shoulder straps for comfort.
Using the pushchair itself is a breeze, everything is very intuitive. There is the option to have the front wheel either in lock or swivel position – this can be changed by simply pushing a red level above the front wheel. Locking the wheel makes it easier to push on rough ground or sand, and makes the pushchair suitable for running. You also have a lever for adjusting the tracking! There is also a large foot operated parking brake, as well as a handbrake for control on hills and bumpy terrain. The basket is pretty large for this type of pushchair, easy to access and holds up to 4kg, which is plenty for everyday use.
The fold is achieved by simply pulling 2 levers on the handlebar and folding the top over onto the seat section, before pulling a handle at the rear of the seat to collapse flat. There is a manual frame locking strap to keep everything together. To unfold, unclip the strap, pull the handle you used to fold with and then grasp the handlebar to unfold fully.
All in all, the B.O.B Revolution Pro is a really great choice, especially if you do a lot of running or live in a rural area with rough terrain, like we do! It’s the perfect option for days out to the beach, walking on the moors and woodland strolls. It’s on the large side for an everyday pushchair, but you wouldn’t really expect anything less – it is a tough set of wheels and is built as such.
We really enjoyed out day out at the World of Country Life. The children enjoyed watching the birds of prey show, where an owl flew so low over our heads it actually touched us! Gemma and Jacob walked a goat, had a chance to stroke and chat to loads of different animals, as well as exploring the many play areas, slides and museums. We also loved riding the deer safari train – the beautiful deer come right up to the carriages, and you can hand feed them – it’s a lovely thing to be able to do.