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Summer learning

It’s the school holidays and the kids are loving being out of school, long summer days and no lessons!  But young brains are curious and if they’re not exercised, boredom kicks in and then you have problems. As a parent it’s time to get sneaky and find fun things to keep the kids [...]Read more
 

Join in!

Gone are the days when after school clubs meant the recorder, football or netball. Now you can be a ninja, bounce yourself fit and even try fencing!   Ninja training   With independent children’s gyms popping up around the country, it’s easy to find fun gymnastic–style [...]Read more
 

Jewellery crafts you can make at home

Jewellery can be such a great way to craft with your kids, make presents and just have fun mixing lots of materials, colours and shapes.  Here are our favourites:   Friendship bracelets   The colourful bracelets that were all the craze in the 90s have never really gone away.  [...]Read more
 

Summer holiday fun

The summer holidays are not far off and there will probably be delight at time off school.  However,  it won’t be long before either the kids complain that they’re bored, or you start to worry that they’re glued to their screens for more hours than is good for them.  It can be a [...]Read more
 

Easter crafts

Easter is the perfect time for crafts and even better if you’re not naturally crafty, with most crafts being focused around fluffy things you can buy in the shops. Here are our favourites. Bunny cards These are super cute and simple to make. You’ll need White card Coloured card [...]Read more
 

Party on!

Even The Simpsons did an episode about the astonishing costs of children’s birthday parties, with Homer running around town ruining each party in a bid to bring things back down to just having a few friends round with a cake. As parents, we know the pressure to keep up with the [...]Read more
 

12 days of Christmas crafts

The festive season is upon us and with it comes a whole host of things you can make with the kids.  We’ve put together our top 12 days of Christmas crafts. Hobbycraft sells a great bumper Christmas craft box for £5 which has everything in it you could need, but you’ll also find [...]Read more
 

Conker snails

Conkers are a great craft resource, they’re also free!  There’s so much you can use them for and conker snails are fun to make and much safer for smaller children than swinging a hard item on a string around! It’s a great way to spend time with your kids doing something creative. [...]Read more
 

Learning to ride a bike

A recent study has found that over a third of primary-age children cannot ride a bike!  A worrying statistic, but with the summer here there’s no better time to grab a bike and get out there. Before we go into our tips for learning to ride, we know bikes are an expensive [...]Read more
 

Healthy, no-sugar baking

We all know sugar isn’t the best thing to include in our diets, but we also like to bake for our family and most children do love a slice of cake.  We’ve put together a great no-sugar bake which passes the taste test, but lessens the sugar guilt. This is one recipe, but the [...]Read more
 

Fun activities to do for free

Days out with the kids can be expensive. But there’s also a heap of things you can do at home or away, for free.  Here are some ideas. Build a den There are so many ways you can build a den, from draping a sheet over the top of a couple of dining chairs to […]Read more
 

Keep moving

Woo-hoo it’s the holidays, no more alarm and no more school run.  But, if you’re used to walking, scooting or cycling to school, you can find there’s a large activity hole left to fill in your day. Children need an hour of vigorous exercise every day, ideally more, so how do you [...]Read more
 

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