School holiday activities

  • family festivals 2015

    Top Family Festivals 2015

    Wanting the lowdown on the top family festivals 2015? Festivals are the ideal environment in which to indulge in some laid-back outdoor summer fun. We all know how much kids love mucking around outdoors and so do festival organisers – that’s why you can find increasing numbers of events aimed specifically at families. Here is

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    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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    How much are children affected by advertising

    How much are children affected by advertising

    Children listen to the commercials more than we think. “Mummy,” my little boy began, “can you have an accident at work and ‘win’ some money?!” I was actually shocked! Now I don’t think he really wants me in a plaster cast dishing out the orders from my hospital bed, (I hope not anyway) but rather

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    Things to do in the Easter holidays

    Things to do in the Easter holidays

    It seems like no time since the kids went back to school after the Christmas holidays and yet the Easter break is looming already. If you’re wondering how to keep the kids entertained without spending a fortune then read on. Go out to play By now the weather is (hopefully) becoming warmer and drier, which

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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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