Rainy day activities

  • Benefits of having good neighbours

    Benefits of having good neighbours

    Oooh there is someone new moving in at number 24! Are you the one stood behind the window twitching your curtains, vowing you will have as little to do with them as you do everyone else? Or are you running over armed with a beaming smile and a cup of sugar before they have even

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    keeping kids busy

    Keeping kids busy

    Keeping the little people occupied is a constant drain on parental creativity. And sanity. Here are some tried and tested ideas to engage kids of all ages. Your presence and attention may still be in demand, but these ideas will help to keep your activities varied, and the kids interested for longer. In theory, anyway!

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    children's party politics

    Children’s Party Politics

    Since when did kids’ parties become such a minefield? Back in the day, it was all about fun – you invited a bunch of kids over for a few simple games, fed them jelly and ice cream and gave them a balloon and slice of cake to go home with. You weren’t public enemy number

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    Self defence

    Self Defence

    At this time of year, plenty of minds turn to exercising to tone up in time for the summer. Fitness classes can seem like a bit of a chore, so why not kill two birds with one stone and learn a practical skill, such as self-defence while you’re at it? Not only will you be

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    Getting children involved with nature

    Getting children involved with nature

    If you’re looking to encourage your child away from the games console and into the great outdoors, then a nature project could be just the thing. As well as getting fresh air, educating about wildlife and having fun, a nature project can be a great way to spend quality time with the kids. Here are

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    Outdoor Winter activities for kids

    Outdoor Winter activities for kids

    Fresh, clear outdoor air is the perfect antidote to the centrally-heated lethargy that creeps up on you over winter. With our immune systems working super-hard to keep winter nasties at bay, exercise is more important than ever during this chilly season. It’s time to prise the kids away from the sofa for a while and

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