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How to Keep the Kids Entertained

  1. Smart Go Genuis | RRP: £19.99 | Available from Smart Toys and Games

Promising to take children on an educational trip of a lifetime, the Go Genius collection is sure to keep them entertained (and improve their knowledge) during the holidays. The award-winning range of subject-themed board games, invites 2-4 players to grab their passports, fasten their seatbelts and...

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70 glorious years! Celebrating The Queen's Platinum Jubilee

Jubilees started life as religious celebrations but have become occasions to celebrate the life and reign of a monarch.

In September 2015, Queen Elizabeth II became Britain’s longest reigning royal and is now the first monarch to reach the Platinum Jubilee – an incredible achievement! She acceded to the throne in 1952 - that’s a whopping 70 years as the Queen of England! To get to Platinum (...

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Children who play adventurously have better mental health, research finds

Children who spend more time playing adventurously have lower symptoms of anxiety and depression, and were happier over the first Covid-19 lockdown, according to new research.

A study led by the University of Exeter asked parents how often their children engaged in play that was “thrilling and exciting”, where they might experience some fear and uncertainty.

The study, published in...

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World Environment Day: fun ways to get kids involved in litter picking

With World Environment Day coming up, there's never been a better time to get your kids learning about the natural world and how to take care of it. Involving them in litter picking is a good start, as this is a simple activity that can show them the importance of keeping the natural environment as clean as possible. They'll also be able to see exactly what they've achieved when they finish...

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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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The Great Outdoors: 6 Fun Outdoor Activities For Kids

Spring has truly sprung and to make sure your family has months filled with laughter and excitement, you can easily plan adventures outdoors. This can be something as simple as a walk through your local park.

Here are some of the best ways to keep your little ones entertained in the great outdoors during the warmer months.

1. Craft and complete a nature spotting sheet...

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Free holiday time activities and meals this Easter

Hundreds of children across Devon began an action-packed Easter holiday this week, as part of our Holiday Activities and Food programme.

School holidays can be difficult for some families, with the added cost of extra food and reduced incomes. So, the government has provided funding for us to coordinate free activities and healthy meals with local providers for children in Devon aged...

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How to Host the Perfect Family Picnic

Summer, newfound freedom, and socialising – three things we’ve been eagerly and patiently waiting for this year. With pandemic restrictions lifted, there’re plenty of outdoor activities we can dive right into.

Picnics are a great way to connect with nature while spending some quality time with your loved ones. Whether you fancy a trip to a sandy beach or a remote part of the...