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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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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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Keeping your pet entertained on long journeys

Keeping your pet entertained on long journeys

If you’re planning a holiday in the UK or off to visit relatives in another area, taking your pet with you seems like a bit of a no-brainer. Not only do you avoid having to pay kennel or cattery fees, the furriest member of your family gets to enjoy the break too. However, long car

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choosing the right pet for your family

Choosing the right pet for your family

Pets are great. They offer love, companionship and loads more besides. But in order to get the most from a furry friend, you have to make sure you choose the right one. If you’re looking to add to your family then you may be interested in our guide to choosing the right pet for your

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