Today, Wednesday 3 August, is national Playday. This day for play is celebrated across the UK with children, families and communities coming together to enjoy a day of fun. This year, the campaign theme – All to play for – highlights the importance of building play opportunities for all children.Read More →

Make a den in the garden to stay out of the sun for a little while and have fun reading a book together – a fun bright coloured story from ‘Uh Oh Milo!’ is perfect for younger children, and a great way to get conversations started with little people, aroundRead More →

With the heat rising across the country, let the cooling wetlands of WWT Castle Espie help bring your temperature down. While the kids play, make the most of shady walkways through peaceful reeds, sparkling ponds and tranquil lakes. And when your legs need a rest, how about chilling out withRead More →

Our kids’ generation is probably the most eco-aware we have known – even our very young kids are quickly becoming educated and aware of how important it is to protect the planet. Earth Day is a chance to bring the family together to make a positive contribution and, of course,Read More →

St Patrick’s Day Wreath Get the kids to make easy St Patrick’s Day wreaths. Start with a paper plate – cut a home in the middle to form the back of your garland, then get creative decorating it. You could cut shamrock shapes from green paper or card and glueRead More →

With growing concerns over children and young people’s mental health being effected by lockdown and their prolonged absence from school, this year’s Children’s Mental Health Week (February 1-7) has a particular resonance.  Here, former primary school teacher Laura Steele of education experts PlanBee has gathered together a week’s worth of fantastic FREE resources which parentsRead More →

Old-fashioned, handmade, home-baked, and homespun are all words that describe Chris Myers’ perfect Christmas. In this modern, hectic but beautiful world of ours sometimes it is nice to take stock of what is important, especially at this special time of year. Setting a calm but magical scene for the festiveRead More →

Gift giving has a whole new meaning and this year it can include a meaningful adventure for your child which will make a lasting memory for the entire family. Downloadable this example to use for the whole family. Something I want (the big Christmas gift) Something I need (hobby item,Read More →

A hilariously horrific activity the kids will go bats about this Halloween!  This slime flows like a liquid but can be rolled like a solid – and the best part is that it’s edible! Scientific Principle: Viscosity                 Time: ​45 minutes cooking time, 2 hours cooling time  Equipment & IngredientsRead More →