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Schools out for summer in Devon – Six FREE nature activities for children

  • As schools break for summer the RSPB invites families to enjoy their FREE summer Wild Challenge activities to help children connect to Devon's nature and have fun.
  • By completing the RSPB’s Wild Challenges children can achieve Bronze, Silver and Gold awards, and help give nature a home along the way, whilst having fun outdoors.

Rosalind Allen, RSPB Education and Families...

Alexa Townsend

Alexa Townsend



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Newborn Adventures: 5 Outdoor Activities For New Parents

Newborn babies are precious, their skin is delicate, and their hair is soft. Despite this, new parents can continue to live their lives. You might not want to jump back into your social calendar, but you can still take your child outside.

Going outside doesn’t have to be a military mission. Once you’ve prepared your newborn essentials, such as a changing bag and baby carrier , you...

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Four Reasons You Need to Get Your Kids Into Gardening This Summer

Are you tearing your hair out at the idea of keeping your rambunctious little ones entertained this summer?

You might have signed them up for activity clubs or planned days out to theme parks, but these costs can quickly add up. And it’s hard to tire them out enough for a good night sleep at home.

But there is a solution. Have you tried getting them into gardening?


The 10 ‘Top-Rated’ Child-Friendly Animated Movies to Watch with Your Kids This Summer

The 10 ‘Top-Rated’ Child-Friendly Animated Movies to Watch with Your Kids This Summer

PLUS: ‘Top-Rated’ Child-Friendly Animated Films Which are 90 Minutes or Less

The Lion King (1994), WALL-E (2008), and Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse (2018) are amongst the ‘top-rated’ child-friendly animated movies, according to new research.

With the Summer school holidays just around the corner, animation experts Roar Motion analysed IMDB data in a bid to discover the...

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Four Ways to Host a Low-Waste Tea Party This Summer

In the summertime, we love having a tea party in the garden with our family and friends. But when it comes to the environment, parties aren’t always the most eco-friendly activities.

But our favourite activities don’t have to be unnecessarily wasteful. With a little creativity and crafting, you can host a low-waste tea party that your nearest and dearest will love.

Here are...

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Six sustainable activities for kids this summer

Taking care of our world is a big issue – one that involves young and old alike. Introducing children to fun, sustainable activities can help them understand how to care for the planet – without them even realising that they’re learning!

From an early age, kids are taught about sustainability issues like plastic waste, pollution, animal conservation and recycling at school and in the...

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Encanto Exercise Video for Kids


We are a bit Encanto mad in our house, so my children were so excited to find this Encanto exercise video on YouTube. It is a perfect way to burn off some energy indoors, whilst also getting to have fun and use their brains as well to remember all the moves.

This video is called ‘Spring Encanto Run’ and it’s part of a brain break set of videos for kids...

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Experts reveal ten crafts to improve your child’s cognitive development

In an age of iPads and video games, it is ever more important for parents and guardians to take time out to do creative activities with their children. Experts from reveal ten craft projects which can help with your child’s cognitive development.

Why should you do crafts with your children?

There are many benefits of enjoying arts and crafts activities with children, from...

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Enjoy A Restriction Free Easter With These Fun Activities

Easter egg hunt

A classic easter egg hunt is a great way to get all the family involved, even the grown ups, because who doesn't love finding chocolate treats? Buy some individually wrapped chocolate eggs which can be found in supermarkets at reasonable prices, hiding them around the house, garden or local park before letting your family run wild to try and grab them. If you want to take it...

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Dinosaur dig tuff tray

I love coming up with new activity ideas using dinosaurs, which are my sons favourite toys. The latest tuff tray I tried was a dinosaur dig tray.

What you need to make your Tuff Tray
  • Tuff tray
  • Toy Dinosaurs – smaller ones are better here.
  • Something to cover the dinosaurs with. I personally used old cereal, which I had blended down together after using it
  • ...
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Combat the Crimbo Limbo lull with 101 pen & paper games

Combat the Crimbo Limbo lull with 101 pen & paper games

The presents have been opened, all the turkey has been eaten and you’ve watched the same five Christmas films on loop since the start of December. The family is getting restless, and your Great Uncle is starting to make comments which at any moment are bound to disrupt the house’s festive cheer.

Don’t fear, the team at the...

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Mess free painting activity for children

Mess Free Painting activity