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It’s the Perfect Time for an Adventure

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The weather has been so kind to us here in the UK and the forecast for August is looking positive so far. Despite the odd shower here and there we are being told to expect decent temperatures, which only means one thing, we can continue to enjoy the great outdoors! Continuing on from last week we have a few more ideas on some fun trips out and about with your children. Go and Watch the Birds Bird watching can be great fun, especially if you have some fun tools to take with you like a pair of binoculars, notebook and...

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Keeping the Kids Entertained on a Budget

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A recent study by Travelodge stated that parents are preparing to spend thousands of pounds keeping their children entertained during the summer holidays. On average parents spend on £1,500 over the six week period, which is an extortionate amount. Not everyone has that kind of money to spend on entertainment but the good news is there are plenty of ways you can help your children fight off the boredom for much less. Here are a few ideas to get you started:Sort out the bedroom and the toy box. You are bound to stumble across several toys that your children have...

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Playing with Dirt

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We worry about germs and children getting sick, it’s only natural. However, it’s a good idea to allow for some mucky play and the summer is the ideal time for your child to go out in the back garden and get dirty. A recent study suggests that being exposes to microbes from an early age is essential for the immune system to develop normally.  Without this exposure there’s an increased risk of autoimmune diseases and it lowers the chance of getting asthma in later life. This supports what many parents have already believed, that exposure to dirt is a great...

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May Bank Holiday Fun

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It’s not long before we get the chance to enjoy another Bank Holiday and a half term break (where does the time go?). This is the perfect opportunity to organise a few family fun trips out and we have a couple of suggestions for you. Peppa Pig’s Big Splash Who doesn’t love Peppa and George Pig? Fans of the show will love Peppa Pigs Big Splash, the brand new live show on tour across the UK and Ireland. The current tour dates run from the May 13 right up until 26 October but there are plenty of shows taking place...

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Pancake Day Fun

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  Image: Pinterest  Shrove Tuesday, also known as Pancake Day, is on 4 March 2014, so it’s not long until the whole family will be happily munching away of endless pancakes, sprinkled with sugar and fresh lemon juice. Not everyone enjoys eating pancakes though, which is why we thought we’d share some fun activities you can play with your children. Pancake Stacking Gather together any cardboard boxes that are ready for the recycling bin and use them to cut out five or ten circles, about the size of a dinner plate. These are your pancakes. Give each pancake a number...

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