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Pumpkin Picking at Darts Farm

Ok, I will admit it… I am totally unprepared for Halloween! I have seen the facebook posts of happy families picking their pumpkins, but it didn’t quite register that I really should get myself sorted so we don’t miss out on all the good pumpkins!

Luckily my lovely friend is more organised than me and she invited us to go Pumpkin picking out at Darts farm this afternoon, I’m so glad...

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Mawgan Porth and the Bedruthan Steps to Family Holiday Heaven

Mawgan Porth and the Bedruthan Steps to Holiday Heaven

The last 18 months has provided challenges, of varying sizes and scales, for each and every one of us across the globe. This unprecedented time has afforded many the time to reassess future plans at home, at work and what we do with our spare time. For some, this might be planning early retirement. For others, this could be a career...

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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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28% of Brits spending less time together as a family since lockdown restrictions lifted

Three Months On: Research Reveals the Impact on Family Life since Lockdown Restrictions Eased

· Feelings of closeness and bonding improved for most families during lockdown, according to a Leeds University study

· However, 28 per cent of Britons have been spending less time with their family since lockdown restrictions lifted in July

· Almost half (46 per cent) don’t have...

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The Cheekiest Gifts for the Smallest Members of the Family!

Cheeky Chompers gift collection is bursting with ideas for little ones.

Cheeky Chompers, the iconic British nursery brand, is set to be at the top of many little one’s Christmas lists this year, especially those tackling teething, thanks to its collection of eight gorgeous gift sets. With each set packed with the brands award-winning products, and with personalisation now available across...

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Attic Self Storage Succeeds Goal of Collecting 1000 Toy Donations for Underprivileged Children in London

Over 1000 toys donated over the month of September Toys to now be donated to North London Charity, The Toy Project

Throughout the month of September, Attic Self Storage , the London-based self-storage company, launched a weekly toy collection service in the capital to encourage families to donate their unwanted toys to children in need. With the final collections now complete, it can be...

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Self Assessment deadline countdown begins

There are 100 days to go until the deadline for online tax returns on 31 January 2022. Last year, 96% of customers completed their tax return online.

From: HM Revenue & Customs

Published 22 October 2021

HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) is reminding Self Assessment customers that on Sunday 24 October, they have one week left to submit paper tax returns and 100 days to go for...

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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...