summer holidays

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SUMMER HOLIDAYS AT Imperial War Museums

IWM London and IWM North | Story Seekers: Camouflage & Disguise | Daily until 29 August


Brand new for summer 2022, uncover the secrets of camouflage with a fascinating trail focusing on illusion and disguise. Dig deeper into the museum’s collections and uncover the inspiring stories they tell, from the First World War to today.

IWM London and IWM North |...

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How to keep active in the school holidays with the kids off

This year my youngest started school, so it has been the first time in nearly 8 years that I have had both of my children in school and a bit of time to myself in the day. Over the past year I have built up quite a good exercise routine in term time, but that always goes on pause when the holidays come around.

I have been so excited about having the children off school for 6 weeks...

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Summer Holiday Survival Guide for Separated Families

Mediation charity offers advice as schools close for the summer

The summer holidays can prove challenging for all families. Juggling childcare, entertaining the kids, and keeping them topped up with endless snacks over the six-week period can prove tough for even the most organised of parents.

For separated couples though it can be particularly hard.

According to...

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Free Events and Budgets Days Out this Summer

Experience England for less this summer - Free Events and Budgets Days Out across the country -

Spending time exploring with friends and loved ones can often add up, but with the milder weather and a range of festivals, city celebrations and low-cost experiences there’s plenty of opportunities to enjoy days out on the cheap.

From a Black British culture walking tour in London’s...

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Top 9 Products For Summer Outdoor Learning And Play

School may be coming to an end for the summer, but the opportunities for children to learn from their environment are endless. While your little ones have definitely earned a much-needed break from the classroom, their learning won’t stop over the summer holidays, and this can be enhanced by simply being outdoors and being curious.

Local parks, nature reserves and even your own...

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Sun, sea and single parents: Summer holidays spark concerns for single parents  

With the end of this week marking the start of the summer holidays for most children across the UK, parents are preparing themselves for six weeks of childcare, days out and entertainment. However, for some families it can be one of the most challenging times of the year. 

Research from consumer legal services company, Slater and Gordon , found that just one-fifth (19%) of separated...

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Tripadvisor Travel Index Reveals Brits Will Hang on to Summer Holidays this Year Despite Feeling the Pinch

As temperatures become more balmy this week and the school summer break is just a couple of months away, many will be eager to book a holiday – if they haven’t done so already – but where are the hotspots to head to this summer?

Tripadvisor today released its Summer Travel Index, using a combination of search and sentiment data to reveal what is on the minds of British travellers...

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Family Travel made easy

With the travel season well and truly upon us, it’s time to start thinking of those essentials you need when the summer holidays arrive.

We have pulled together an array of the necessities from games to keep them occupied, the iconic Doona car seat which transforms into a stroller in seconds, as well as sunshades and the cutest swimwear range.

Family Travel must haves 1. Polarn...
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  • Launched today, the ‘Play Together/Play Smart’ campaign gives parents a greater understanding of how to get closer to the games their children play, while also encouraging safe and responsible video gaming through demystifying setting controls.
  • It is the first joint initiative between Internet Matters and Electronic Arts as they announce a partnership to help
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Faster, higher, stronger: have some Olympic-themed fun to keep your children on track with learning

After a year that’s taken its toll on parents’ and children’s physical and mental health, we’re all longing for a bit of rest and relaxation. But the six-week school break can leave children’s learning brains a little too relaxed. So with the Tokyo Olympics in full flow, keep the kids’ brains sharp with these Games-themed activities from former primary school teacher Abby Milnes of education...