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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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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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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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Why should families go to Martinhal Family Hotels and Resorts this Spring?

New flight routes making it even easier to travel to Portugal

With award-winning kids clubs, an extensive variety of activities ranging from mountain biking to surfing and sleek and stylish design, Martinhal Family Hotels & Resorts keeps even the most active of kids entertained and offers parents a chance to unwind.

Martinhal Quinta - VW and trampoline

Here are some of...

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Plant a Tree for the Jubilee

April 1st will see The Den Kit Company launch their new Plant a Tree for the Jubilee Kit (£24.50). The kit invites children to be a monarch of their own little outdoor kingdom. Containing nature-inspired activities that include decorating a woven willow crown and sowing native tree seeds, this is a creative, planet-friendly way for every child to celebrate the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee....

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Dinosaur dig tuff tray

I love coming up with new activity ideas using dinosaurs, which are my sons favourite toys. The latest tuff tray I tried was a dinosaur dig tray.

What you need to make your Tuff Tray
  • Tuff tray
  • Toy Dinosaurs – smaller ones are better here.
  • Something to cover the dinosaurs with. I personally used old cereal, which I had blended down together after using it
  • ...
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Tech - free Christmas: 5 unique outdoor activities to try at home

Christmas is an exciting time of year for all the family, particularly for children. But although getting presents and spending time together as a family can be exciting, many kids are spending more time on electronic devices than ever before.

A YouGov poll conducted in 2020 found that most children have their own smartphone before they turn 10, even though 50% of Brits surveyed...

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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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Majority of schools sign up to boost education over the summer

Nearly three quarters of eligible mainstream secondary schools across England to host a summer school

From: Department for Education and The Rt Hon Nick Gibb MP

An overwhelming majority of eligible secondary schools in England have signed up to host a summer school over the holidays, offering a mixture of academic and extra-curricular activities to boost catch up for...