By Kate Pattinson For parents, the summer holidays are a blessing and a curse. A blessing in that you get to spend more time with your little ones and your family, and a curse when one of yours comes home from school talking about their classmate who is spending threeRead More →

It was a dream come true for rising stars, and best friends, Emilia Jones (Patrick) and Sebastian Croft (Game of Thrones) when they were both cast in the feature film debut of the beloved bestselling and award-winning children’s historical comedy and book series Horrible Histories: The Movie – Rotten Romans, released thisRead More →

It won’t be long now until the sun sets on another school year but how best to fill those long hazy days of July and August and avoid the dreaded school holiday lament of “I’m bored!”? A good summer scheme provides the perfect opportunity to make new friends, try somethingRead More →

Dads, they’re like your BFF. Only better! Dr Andy Cope explains why… Dads are eco-friendly They don’t purchase lots of clothes. They don’t salivate over shoes. They’re the best at recycling because rather than buying loads of clothes, they save the planet by not disposing of clothesin the first place! MumsRead More →

The ppp…perfect way to end the school holidays on a high note with Dreamworks’ most lovable crack-a-lackin’ four-legged friends, King of New York, Alex the lion, his BFF zebra Marty, glorious Gloria the hippo and chronic complainer giraffe Melman, plus of course those adorable plucky thrill-seeking penguins, Skipper, Kowalski, PrivateRead More →

New on the scene for Spring 19… It’s no secret that there’s a plastic crisis happening and Mother Earth is in danger from plastic waste. Children’s brand Frugi have been tackling the problem by recycling more than half a million plastic bottles to make a brand new enviable outerwear collection,Read More →

If by chance you’ve been hiding under a rock, or buried under an avalanche of copies of CBeebies Magazine that haven’t made it to the recycling bin yet, you might not have heard of Marie Kondo. But if closing your six-year-old’s chest of drawers has become a contact sport, AlisonRead More →

April is Stress Awareness Month and if you’re regularly feeling wound up like a kid’s clockwork toy, who you gonna call for help? Family wellbeing expert Dani Binnington is on a mission to help us unwind and de-stress… Being a maxed-out parent is the norm. Life is hectic enough before weRead More →

By Jos Dirkx Do you remember the first time you realised that you loved listening to stories? The sound of someone’s voice, in a trusted and safe space, bringing stories of escape, adventure, travel and exploration to you? Tales of friendship, change and growth?   The stories we tell kidsRead More →

Walking hand in hand with Mum and Dad, splashing happily in the bath, going for a scoot around the park or sitting in a trolley for the weekly food shop… These are everyday actions that we take for granted with our child. However, for the parents of many children, withoutRead More →

As Belfast Zoo prepares to celebrate its biggest birthday bash ever – the much-loved family visitor attraction turns 85 on March 30 this year – Ni4kids editor Nadia Duncan takes the kids for a walk on the wild side to meet its residents and re-discover some animal magic… A tripRead More →

With Paul Bosco Mc Eneaney The Artistic Director of acclaimed Belfast-based theatre company Cahoots NI has been enchanting children and their families for over 15 years with boldly innovative works combining magic and illusion, physical theatre and original music to spellbind young audiences. Paul is Dad to 13-year-old Jamie. “We’veRead More →