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Family Fun in Lincoln

If you're looking for some fun things to do as a family in Lincoln this Octover Half-Term, look no further! Visit Lincoln have put together a list of some of the best family days out.

Dog-Friendly Weekend at Lincoln Castle (23-24 October)

No trip to Lincoln is complete without a visit to the iconic Castle. Dating back to 1068, Lincoln Castle offers its visitors an interactive...

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Autumn Carnival half-term fun at RHS Garden Rosemoor

This October half-term, the Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) is inviting families to discover how the autumn season is celebrated around the world, with a wonderful range of hands-on activities to inspire people of all ages, including an autumn trail, pumpkin painting and even a disco. Half-term activities will take place at RHS Garden Rosemoor from Sat 23 to Sun 31 October.


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Finding a hotel that will leave everyone happy is enough to warrant a holiday on its own! Fortunately, the new Grand Palladium Garden Beach Resort & Spa and Grand Palladium Sicilia Resort & Spa is perfectly catered for the whole family, without compromising on style or substance.

The only five-star all-inclusive resort on the stunning island of Sicily really does cater for...

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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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World Fun Fair Month: The best beach fairgrounds in the UK!

From carousels to candy floss stalls, the Great British beach fairground has so much to offer – and not just for summertime!

But where is best to go for the ultimate beach fairground experience? Below, experts at holiday lettings company, , has revealed the six very best British beach fairgrounds and amusement parks for the whole family to enjoy.


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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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Ice cream shop tuff tray activity

On sunny days my children love pretending to set up their own play shop, and ice creams are normally the first thing they think of to sell! So, this week we decided to set up our own ice cream shop in the tuff tray, where they could make their own ice creams, which they actually got to eat too!

Now using proper ice cream would have been the obvious thing to use here, but I wanted a...