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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 top-rated...





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10 Christmas Crafts Your Children Will Love

Christmas is a magical festivity that all kids look forward to. Why not make the build up to the coveted 25th December just as exciting?

With plenty of creative activities to choose from, we have picked our favourite Christmas crafts for you and your children to truly enjoy. Full of handy tips and step-to-step guides, this article will help you travel with your imagination as you wait for...

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5 Bonfire night treat recipes

Bonfire night treats

If you are planning to make some treats to celebrate Bonfire night this year, we have rounded up 5 delicious child friendly recipes for you to try.

1. Toffee Apple Popcorn Chocolate Bark Recipe

This recipe only has 4 ingredients and is very simple to make, yet it looks pretty impressive. The children will love getting involved with this recipe and decorating the...

Signature Bussolà Burano cookies by Hilton Molino Stucky Venice pastry chef Giovanni Petrillo

Looking for creative ways to keep the kids entertained? Then why not treat little ones to a taste of Venice in the kitchen with this family-friendly recipe courtesy of Hilton Molino Stucky Venice's pastry chef Giovanni Petrillo!

Young bakers in the making can now step into the kitchen of Hilton Molino Stucky Venice and learn how to bake the special Bussolà cookies from Burano, which...

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Halloween recipes the family will enjoy making AND eating

With Halloween fast approaching I have started planning what tasty treats I would like to try making (and eating) with my children. Below I have put together a list of 8 of my favourite looking recipes for you to try too.

Halloween themed recipes
  1. Gross toasts

These Gross toasts are made by topping bread with tomato puree, cheese and olives. Decorated in a way to...

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Make your own Olaf party game

Disney Frozen themed party game for children

My daughter in frozen mad, so with her birthday coming up I wanted to think of some fun party games we could do based on the theme. One thing I came across was a ‘make your own Olaf’ idea, which we tried this weekend, and it was a huge hit!

We played this game as a family, with grown-ups and children, so we turned it into a bit of a...

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Fun things to do in the woods with your children

Our local woods is one of my favourite places to take our dog for a walk, but our children can get a bit bored of walking the same loop over and over again! So, I have tried to be a bit more creative to make our time in the woods fun for everyone! I have put together a list of some of the things my children enjoy doing, that I hope you and your children will enjoy doing too.

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Barbie bath activity

Activity idea for Barbies

My daughter really loves her barbie dolls, so I have been trying to find some activities that we can do with them.

After a few goes in the sand tray, our barbies were obviously pretty dirty so we decided to set up a barbie bath station outside, so my children could give them a good wash.

What do you need for this activity?
  • Barbie dolls
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Farmyard themed tuff tray

We have had so much fun with our tuff tray over the holidays and this Farmyard tray was a huge hit. Part of the fun for my children was actually creating the farmyard scene with me.

What is a tuff tray?

A tuff tray is a large heavy duty plastic tray. The tray is generally octagonal shaped with raised sides that are perfect for containing different materials. Tuff trays are perfect...

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Monster truck racing sand tray activity

My son is totally monster truck mad at the moment! There is always some kind of race set up going on in our house, so I thought I would try and spice things up a bit by creating a race track for his monster trucks in our sand tray!

All you really need for this activity is a sand tray and some monster trucks. I added in some extra cones and ramps we had to help mark out a few...

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Faster, higher, stronger: have some Olympic-themed fun to keep your children on track with learning

After a year that’s taken its toll on parents’ and children’s physical and mental health, we’re all longing for a bit of rest and relaxation. But the six-week school break can leave children’s learning brains a little too relaxed. So with the Tokyo Olympics in full flow, keep the kids’ brains sharp with these Games-themed activities from former primary school teacher Abby Milnes of education...

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Mess free painting activity for children

Mess Free Painting activity