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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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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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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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A mystical start to the New Year

A mystical start to the New Year

As the New Year establishes its foothold, we often look to rid ourselves of any negatives of the last year and start the new one with a fresh and dynamic approach. There are many of us who are open to a few non-conventional methods to get us feeling good and help us kick the New

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Dealing with post Christmas blues

Dealing with post Christmas blues

January can be a glum month. In the run up to Christmas the short dark days can be offset against a full social calendar, bright twinkling lights and the magic of the festive season. But once that’s all over with for another year empty bank accounts, the post-Christmas scales reading and returning to work after

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