Today is International and National Dog Day #NationalDogDay (26 August) a celebration of dog ownership of all breeds, and the perfect excuse for planning a trip with your four-legged friend. So with the help of our friends at Discover Northern Ireland, we’ve put together a list of dog-friendly accommodation, pubs and restaurantsRead More →

By Natasha Geary Ten years ago my opinion on gardening was something like this: It’s for ‘old’ people, people with time on their hands and people who aren’t fit enough to do anything else. This Christmas my favourite present was a five-year gardening journal! It’s full of pockets for plantRead More →

The big parades might be postponed but it’s still St. Patrick’s Day and if you and the kids are celebrating at home here’s our Ni4kids round-up of super suggestions for St. Patrick’s Day shenanigans… Crafty Kids ☘️ Rock Art. Search the garden for some round, flat pebbles paint white andRead More →

A tiny island in the Irish Sea is surprised to find itself the base for a new space programme – and the race for a local child to become the world’s first child astronaut – this is the gripping plot of The Space Programme, a brand new soap opera forRead More →

My name is Mya Toal-Allen. I’m 11 years old, from Crumlin, County Antrim, and I’d like to share my story about my passion for Irish Dancing and thank my mum and teachers from Doherty Petri, School of Irish Dancing,  in Belfast and New York who have worked so hard toRead More →

Taking extra time to create features just for Little Gardeners will offer more opportunities for them to connect with your garden. Harness the affection children have for building and playing in forts by including them in the construction of special garden structures. Helpful Hint: Create a Garden Supply Box forRead More →

With undeniable evidence that our oceans are drowning in plastic, and that tidal waves of plastic waste continue to crash into landfill sites, it’s urgently essential that we all make a conscious change to reduce the amount of single-use plastic in our day-to-day lives. Young eco-warriors are leading the chargeRead More →

Maddie Moate is a YouTube filmmaker and BAFTA winning presenter, passionate about curiosity. She is the host of the BAFTA nominated CBeebies series “Do You Know?” BBC Earth’s “Earth Unplugged” and CNBC’s technology series “The Cloud Challenge”. One of the only family focused “Edu-tubers” in the UK, Maddie has beenRead More →

Louise Pentland has spent nearly a decade documenting her life via YouTube and boasts an online audience of over 8 million, with over 200 million views on her YouTube channel alone. Her real, raw and honest content around parenting has followed her journey through her 20s and early 30s andRead More →

What lengths would you go to for your child if you believed her life was in danger? Would you consider breaking the law? Challenge the Government to make legislative change? Or walk 200km to put the media spotlight on her story? That’s exactly what Vera Twomey was prepared to do, all inRead More →

In a world where algorithms answer our questions and robots do the heavy lifting, Dave Coplin says what we really need is a way of combining the best of technological capability with the best of human ability, and help our children develop the three most important skills they’ll need: creativity, empathyRead More →

All Kerry Thomson wants for Christmas is… “So, are you all set?” There is only one type of person who asks this question. And they are usually equipped with the sort of unbridled enthusiasm normally only seen in game shows quite far down the channel list. I am not that person. I’m not even setRead More →