Rainy day activities

  • Conkers

    Conkers

    We often think that the traditional games have gone for good, our world taken over by Xbox and play stations, but it’s great to see that good old conkers remains popular. So what’s the secret to being the best conker competitor? Firstly you need to know what a conker is – it’s no good turning

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    Ways to celebrate halloween

    Ways to celebrate Halloween

    The spooky season is soon to be upon us. Halloween celebrations are steeped in tradition so here is a helpful reminder of tried and tested ways to celebrate, with a few modern twists thrown in. Jack O’ Lanterns Pumpkin carving – one of the joys or horrors of Halloween season. With flickering tea-lights inside there

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    idea's for decorating a kid's playroom

    Idea’s for decorating a kid’s playroom

    If you have the space, then creating a dedicated playroom for your kids is a great way to minimise the toy explosion around the rest of the house. It’s a way to make children feel like that have their own secret haven in the home in addition to their own bedroom, and can really come

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    when should I teach my child to swim

    When should I teach my child to swim

    Familiarisation with water can start from when your baby is as young as six weeks old, but at what age should you think about more structured swimming lessons? Parental opinion on this is typically divided, but as with so many decisions we make about our kids’ lives there are no rights and wrongs. Babies Love

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    Hobbies can teach children valuable skills

    Hobbies can teach children valuable skills

    Of course a hobby should be something that people enjoy doing but that’s not to say we can’t learn from them too. Hobbies can teach children valuable skills and life lessons that they might not receive from school and that will help them throughout their lives – and all while they are having fun. Why

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    winter blues busters

    Winter blues busters

    As the sun enters its annual battle to remain above the horizon each winter, our spirits can take a nosedive too. Chemical reactions in the brain can lead to those winter blues taking hold and doom and gloom become the norm. But there are a number of actions we can all take to counter the

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