Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, The Twits, James and the Giant Peach… children and adults have been delighted by Roald Dahl’s books for generations. September 13 is Roald Dahl Day, a wonderful opportunity to celebrate our favourite Dahl stories and characters with fellow fans all over the world. Here, Dahl fanRead More →

The 80th anniversary of the Battle of Britain is on 15 September, but do you know what is being commemorated and why, and how can you explain its significance to children? Former primary school teacher Laura Steele of leading education resource creators Planbee has all the answers. What was the Battle of Britain? The BattleRead More →

BookTrust, the UK’s largest children’s reading charity, has been helping families across the UK to engage with books and storytelling during the Covid-19 pandemic, offering support, advice and free books to  disadvantaged families who have been hardest hit by lockdown. Reading can be an important escape for many children, andRead More →

Every night, when the sky is clear, it’s filled with twinkling stars. But did you know that it’s full of pictures too? If you draw lines between some of the brightest stars you can find animals… I have a tail that wags when I’m happy, a big wet nose, andRead More →

Planet Earth is a treasure trove filled with natural marvels and man-made oddities just waiting to be explored by budding adventurers. Forget fantasy, one day you might like to visit one of these wondrous destinations to see it for yourself. Don’t forget to send us a postcard! Carhenge, USA InspiredRead More →

Take a deep breath and come with us on a journey to the nether world of low temperature as we discover just how low we can go with a series of science facts so cool, they’re absolutely freezing!  The Concept of Cold Cold is an interesting concept. Technically speaking, itRead More →

What makes you, you? Our early ancestors realised that children often grew up to look and act like their parents (for better or worse!). But they had no idea why. Today we know that two things – environment and inheritance – influence how we turn out and the characteristics weRead More →

Our magnificent landscapes in Northern Ireland have given birth to incredible stories, tales which have entertained, enthralled and even frightened listeners for generations. These ancient and mysterious landscapes inspired our ancestors to believe in a magical other world, a world home to many weird and wonderful mythical creatures throughout theRead More →

Parents consider enterprise education starting from primary school vital for preparing children for the workplace reveals recent research by Young Enterprise NI, Parenting NI and Ni4kids. In a rapidly evolving world, parents are asking: How best to prepare our children for the future? This is the challenge facing educators andRead More →

There are nearly 10,000 species of bird and they belong to all sorts of families. Here’s some fascinating facts to impress your friends with about these wonderful winged animals… Why does a bird have feathers? A bird is the only animal with feathers. Feathers keep birds warm and waterproof. TheyRead More →

Anne Frank was an ordinary little girl living in extraordinary times. Anne became one of the most memorable victims of WWII, and the diary she wrote one of the most famous books in the world… Anne was born on June 12, 1929 in Frankfurt am Main, one of the largestRead More →

Have you ever wondered how the human body works and wished that you could take asneak peek inside to find out exactly what’s going on? Now thanks to MED-Lab, a new interactive medical-themed exhibition area at W5, you can take an extraordinary and fun journey of discovery into your body!Read More →