Category Archives: Activities

How to make the most of the Christmas sales

Each year the Christmas Sales start earlier and earlier and this year is no exception.  Here is our handy guide to savvy shopping and avoiding January debt.

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Have you heard of Zeamu?

We spoke to founders Barbara Bishop and Fiona Case about the new kids’ music craze, Zeamu. Mainstream pop lyrics can be inappropriate for young children, but ‘kids’ music’ is often be too ‘childish’. Zeamu have the answer – an album … Continue reading

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Christmas Past and Present

Have you ever wondered what Christmas was like in the olden days, or how all our Christmas traditions started? Many now familiar festivities were started by the Victorians. It was the Victorians who introduced Santa Claus and Christmas Crackers, sending … Continue reading

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Top 5 Toys for Kids this Christmas

For many families, Christmas can become a big old migraine, with the stresses of making sure prep starts early for the all important Christmas turkey as well as putting a smile on your child’s face by getting them their perfect … Continue reading

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Top Five Festive Family Days Out

Sleigh bells ring, are you listening?  In the lane snow is glistening… There might not be snow (yet) but with only five weekends to go until Christmas, it’s time to get into the Christmas spirit with festive family days out.  … Continue reading

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Happy Diwali!

Diwali, the Hindu ‘festival of lights’, began yesterday and continues over five-days.  The festival celebrates the victory of good over evil, light over darkness and knowledge over ignorance, although the actual legends that go with the festival are different in … Continue reading

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From Rattle to iPad: Top 5 Free Educational Apps for Children

An article in The Observer has revealed surprising statistics that 75% of parents in the UK share their smart phones or tablets with their kids; 56% said they downloaded an app at the request of their kids and 37% consider apps to be an … Continue reading

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Top Five 15-Minute Meals

Half-term is over and the November nights are drawing in.  With the kids back at school, everyone’s busy and we want simple, healthy recipes to feed the family fast.  We’ve searched far and wide to bring you our Top Five … Continue reading

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Top Five Bonfire Night Activities for Kids

This weekend, the sky across the UK will be lit up with firework displays.  So if you’re looking for things to do with the kids this week, why not stick with the bonfire night theme with these tasty recipes and … Continue reading

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Top Five Halloween Party Games

Hosting a Halloween party this weekend? Of course, apple-bobbing is a must, but to make your party really spook-tacular, check out our Top Five Halloween Party Games for Kids! 1.      Eyeball Relay Race A spooky variation on the egg and spoon … Continue reading

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