As we get back into the usual school routine it can be easy for the family to veg on the sofa or fall into screen time at the evenings and weekends. Here are some budget friendly suggestions for family downtime together. Den and tent building Children are naturally inclined toRead More →

Today, Wednesday 3 August, is national Playday. Coordinated by Play England, Play Wales, Play Scotland and PlayBoard Northern Ireland, this day for play is celebrated across the UK with children, families and communities coming together to enjoy a day of fun. This year, the campaign theme – All to playRead More →

Make a den in the garden to stay out of the sun for a little while and have fun reading a book together – a fun bright coloured story from ‘Uh Oh Milo!’ is perfect for younger children, and a great way to get conversations started with little people, aroundRead More →

Our kids’ generation is probably the most eco-aware we have known – even our very young kids are quickly becoming educated and aware of how important it is to protect the planet. Earth Day is a chance to bring the family together to make a positive contribution and, of course,Read More →

With growing concerns over children and young people’s mental health being effected by lockdown and their prolonged absence from school, this year’s Children’s Mental Health Week (February 1-7) has a particular resonance.  Here, former primary school teacher Laura Steele of education experts PlanBee has gathered together a week’s worth of fantastic FREE resources which parentsRead More →

Old-fashioned, handmade, home-baked, and homespun are all words that describe Chris Myers’ perfect Christmas. In this modern, hectic but beautiful world of ours sometimes it is nice to take stock of what is important, especially at this special time of year. Setting a calm but magical scene for the festiveRead More →

There is nothing sweeter than ending a wondrous winter walk with a delicious hot chocolate oozing over with marshmallows and cream. Make it extra special by creating a cute cosy cover-up for your favourite family mugs! Recipe for Cinnamon Hot Chocolate Serves 1 This sumptuous hot chocolate recipe is aRead More →

No party is complete without some terror-ific tunes to get every witch and wizard in the mood for a devilish dance-off. We’re sharing our favourites to kick off the skele-fun and make it a Halloween hoolie to remember! “The Monster Mash” by Bobby “Boris” Pickett “Ghostbusters” by Ray Parker Jr.Read More →

A hilariously horrific activity the kids will go bats about this Halloween!  This slime flows like a liquid but can be rolled like a solid – and the best part is that it’s edible! Scientific Principle: Viscosity                 Time: ​45 minutes cooking time, 2 hours cooling time  Equipment & IngredientsRead More →

Pressing flowers is a craft that dates back to the nineteenth century and is still popular today. Make sure that you have permission to pick your chosen flowers and then put them in a flowerpress or between the pages of a heavy book or telephone directory for about a week.Read More →