Days out

  • Taking your child to the theatre

    If panto season has passed you by because you’re nervous about taking your young child to the theatre, then here are some top tips to get you all in the mood – after all, who wouldn’t want to see Phil Mitchell in tights? Pick a story they know Firstly choose a show that’s based on

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    Happy family having picnic

    Planning the perfect picnic

    Whether you’re seven or 70, picnics are fun. Getting outdoors to enjoy some fresh air, great company and tasty food – what’s not to like? Last minute picnics can be brilliant but if you’re planning on spending the day and making an event of it, you may wish to put a little extra preparation into

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    Taking kids swimming

    Children love a trip to the pool and swimming is a healthy and fun activity for the whole family to enjoy together. Not only is learning to swim a valuable skill, leisure pools with flumes and currents can add some excitement and keep children entertained for longer. However, although we may enjoy being in the

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    Planning a road trip with children

    Travelling with children can feel like you are attempting to mobilize an army, but don’t despair: it is possible! These simple ideas could mean the difference between a smooth ride and the road trip from hell: Choose your destination carefully A sunny holiday might sound like a good idea, but it might not seem so

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    Summer festivals

    If you are one of the many thousands of people heading for summer festivals then at some point you will have to switch off from the music for a minute and think about what you need to take. A little careful planning will enhance your festival experience, and leave you free to enjoy yourself knowing

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    The national trust

    The National Trust operates a range of sites across the UK, and there is always something on offer that will delight both adults and kids alike. Getting out and about in the countryside is the perfect antidote to working life, and with the kids leading the way you can enjoy valuable family time together in

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