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Kid-Friendly Outdoor Activities Proven To Boost Mental Health

  • The top child friendly activity for benefiting mental health is simply going to the park, with 24,000 average monthly searches
  • A scavenger hunt comes in second, with 12,100 monthly searches
  • Experts at Eden’s Gate provide tips on how to enjoy nature

Exercising outdoors, growing your own food and plants and being around animals can have lots of...

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New cast and UK tour dates announced for  Julia Donaldson and Lydia Monks’  What the Ladybird Heard 

16th September 2021 – 2 nd January 2022

The much-loved stage adaptation of What the Ladybird Heard, from bestselling children’s author Julia Donaldson and award-winning illustrator Lydia Monks, will continue to entertain families around the country this Autumn with newly announced tour dates, from 16th September to 4th December. The tour will kick off at Birmingham Hippodrome...

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Care leavers and disadvantaged pupils to benefit from £126 million investment in new laptops and tablets

Care leavers, children with a social worker and children arriving from Afghanistan will receive devices to enable them to access education and support

From: Department for Education and The Rt Hon Nadhim Zahawi MP

Published 22 October 2021

Up to half a million more disadvantaged children and young people in England will receive new devices to support their education and help...

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Half Term Extravaganza at Theatre Royal Plymouth’s Funky Llama Festival

Step right up to the greatest show in town, this October half-term in Plymouth’s Central Park, Theatre Royal Plymouth will be hosting their iconic Funky Llama Festival with Big Top magic and funky Halloween Fun. TRP’s Funky Llama Festival will be held in Central Park, Plymouth on Friday 29 and Saturday 30 October.

Expect live music, DJs, craft stalls, a fully licensed bar, circus...

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Families for Children is a local charity and voluntary adoption agency, who support vulnerable children touched by the care system, many of whom have waited the longest in care and have suffered early life trauma, such as abuse and/or neglect. The charity is delighted to be in the running to win a share of a £1million Persimmon Homes Building Futures fund aimed at supporting under-18s across...

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Supper School: New research from HelloFresh finds dinnertime is key for educating children AND parents

  • 63% of parents say that conversations over the dinner table make them feel more connected with their children
  • Half (50%) of families consider dinnertime to be the best moment to fully communicate with their families
  • 53% say they are better listeners during dinnertime conversations than at any other point in the day

London, 2021: With new technology...

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Netflix teams up with Twinkl to help Aardman’s ‘Robin Robin’ take off at home and school this Christmas

Netflix and Twinkl Educational Publishing have partnered together to create exciting new learning materials to use at school and home.

The first of these collaborations will be based on the highly anticipated festive stop-motion musical ‘Robin Robin’ that will be soaring from the screen into the classroom and homes. This is the very first time educational resources will be created for a...

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The most popular kid-friendly attractions this October half term

  • These are the UK’s top 10 most popular kid-friendly days out for 2021 as rated by visitors
  • Edinburgh Castle, Alton Towers and Chester Zoo appear in the UK’s top ten
  • Scotland home to three of the UK’s most popular kid-friendly attractions
  • Yorkshire rated as UK region with the highest number of TripAdvisor 5* rated kid-friendly attractions


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Half Term and Halloween Fun To Help Kids Learn About Responsible Pet Ownership

To help keep kids entertained during the October half term, Pets at Home has launched a series of new spook-tacular virtual activities on its free My Pet Pals educational activity hub for children and families.

Designed to educate the next generation of pet owners about keeping pets safe, happy and healthy, the latest My Pet Pals series is Halloween-themed, focusing on wonderous rats...

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Big Wild Walk for nature – Monday 25th October to Sunday 31st October

Ramble for red squirrels, amble for avocets or hike for a hedgehog – The Wildlife Trusts ask public to stride out before COP26

People are being asked to put their best foot forward for nature and take part in The Wildlife Trusts’ Big Wild Walk during the last week of October. UK wildlife is in big trouble and people can help by raising vital funds to further the charity’s 30 by 30 vision to...