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3 Sensory Activities to Celebrate Spring

Does your little one love to explore the world around them? Springtime, with beautiful blooms, baby animals, and sunshine-filled days, is a magical time for children to discover new sights, sounds, and textures.

Busy Bees , believe in fostering a love of learning through play, and sensory activities are a fantastic way to do this!

Jenny Shaw, Lead Academic Research and Developer at...

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How to Save Money at the Caravan

According to Verdant Leisure’s Travel Trend Report for 2024, 47% of survey respondents were hoping to book a caravan holiday for a domestic escape. It’s a long-standing holiday tradition in Great Britain for families to explore new places throughout the country and with the cost of living continuing to be a concern for holidaymakers, it’s a fantastic alternative to going abroad.


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Unlocking Adventure: Exciting Outdoor Games to Boost Your Child's Learning and Skills!

In an age where screens dominate much of our time and attention, encouraging children to step outside and engage with the natural world is more important than ever. Not only does playing outdoors help in physical development, but it also enhances cognitive skills, creativity, and social abilities. Among the many outdoor activities available, trampolines and various trampoline accessories...

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Pro chef reveals what pasta you should ACTUALLY serve with a Bolognese

From staple Spaghetti to fancy Farfalle, there are around 350 different shapes of pasta available to us, and it can be an overwhelming choice. For busy parents who are looking to bring some excitement to midweek meals without spending too long in the kitchen, Sophie Nahmad, chef at recipe box service Gousto has shared her expert advice on how to elevate these staple pasta recipes by perfectly...

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6 easy ways to level up your Easter Egg hunt

With Easter just around the corner many parents are starting to plan fun filled Easter Egg hunts for their children. Now, I have been doing Easter Egg hunts in my house for 7 years now, and I must admit I am really running out of new places to hide the eggs and ways to make it more fun! So, I have been doing a bit of research into some ways I can spice things up a bit.

Include your...
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Easter activity ideas for the whole family

The Easter weekend is almost here, which means a great excuse to get friends and family round to eat food and play games, and to celebrate spring of course. Filled with pastel colours and baby animals, Easter is a treat for everyone - it means a long weekend for adults, and games and chocolate eggs for kids!

With this in minds, experts at Express Bi-Folding Doors have collected their...

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7 year old James Meconi will be the World’s youngest person to visit all sovereign countries in the world!

Preston born James Meconi is set to become the youngest person to hold the Guinness World Record for visiting all the sovereign states in the world (total of 196 countries).

James (known as Jamie) and his mum Hayley never set out with a world record in mind they just had wanderlust in their souls and after losing James’s father, when he was a 6 month old baby, they realised just how...

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5 family-friendly activities to enjoy if you’re worried about money

With the UK economy falling into a recession and the cost of living crisis still affecting families across the country, many people may be looking for cost-effective activities to help keep their children entertained this spring.

The experts at Millets have compiled their top 5 kid-friendly ideas that the whole family can get involved in.

5 family-friendly activities: 1. Fort/...
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Creative hacks to try this Easter

Busy Mum of four & hacks queen Casey Major-Bunce @majormumhacks has over 400k followers on Instagram who love her fun & creative ideas.

Casey believes some of her natural resourcefulness and ability to think outside of the box result from her dyslexia, which she now considers her superpower.

She shared some of her top tips for Easter with us:
  • Fill an egg box
  • ...
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5 free family-friendly activities you can do at home

With the new year here and the February half-term quickly approaching, many people may be looking for new and interesting ways to keep their children entertained and away from a screen. The experts at Millets have compiled their top 5 kid-friendly ideas that the whole family can get involved in.

5 free family-friendly activities: 1. Fort/ den building and camping

Building your own...

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Educational weekend activity ideas for families

As any parent would attest, keeping the kids entertained on the weekends is no mean feat – and it becomes harder still when you attempt to incorporate some educational components into your itinerary. However, with a little imagination and a (perhaps larger) dose of patience, it is possible to combine the two. Best of all, when the kids are having fun doing an activity, they won’t even realise...

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