Hat, £4, Shirt, £5 & Shorts, £6; F&F at Tesco Mermaid Print Swimsuit, £14; Mamas & Papas Octopus Applique T-shirt, £20; welovefrugi.com Seabed Print Bermuda Swim Shorts, £10.99; Zara Kids’ Shell Sandals, £18-£20; M&S Anchor Appliqué Sweatshorts, £22-£26; Boden Nautical Stripe Dress, £16-£18; Matalan Boat Race Jumper, £32; The LittleRead More →

The latest child-friendly deals and holiday-hero hotels right on your doorstep with no flights required… Hodson Bay Group: Four-Star Summer Excellence With three luxurious hotels, two fantastic destinations and one award-winning group, the family owned Hodson Bay Group have your summer break all taken care of. Each hotel is ideallyRead More →

The long hazy days of July and August are the perfect time to encourage your child to develop a hobby or learn a new skill. Maybe you have a potential pop star or drama diva on your hands? Your kids are rugby mad, budding Commonwealth Games competitors or your littleRead More →

Interview by Nadia Duncan James is an award-winning children’s author, teacher and part-time superhero. He is married to Oonagh and they have three grown-up children, Conall (20), Erin (19) and Cara (18), but are expecting a new arrival this summer in the form of a miniature Schnauzer who they planRead More →

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Top of our winter wish list is… Back by popular demand, the team at Cheeky Chompers are super excited to unveil two new designs that have been created in collaboration with iconic British brand, Joules, ‘Winter Blooms’ and ‘Balancing Bears’. Awarded for its clever design, the innovative Neckerchew uniquely combinesRead More →

It’s the biggest birthday bash the city has ever seen as Young at Art celebrate 20 Years of the Belfast Children’s Festival… A monumental walk-in sculpture, the world’s smallest action hero, penguins, a four-legged clothes monster, a man with a chocolate beard and a boy on a quest to makeRead More →

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Author Natalie Savvides has been called ‘the real Bridget Jones’ on many occasions and her past life experiences have inspired her mission to help every girl, teenager and woman feel less alone, and happier… A self-confessed observer and contemplator of life, we asked Natalie to share some of her wordsRead More →

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Since founding Cosmic Kids Yoga with husband Martin, Jamie Amor can lay claim to being one of the world’s most popular yoga teachers with a YouTube following of up to 100,000 kids every day… Ni4kids says ‘Namaste’ to the guru of bringing chill-out time to our children. Passionate about makingRead More →

The Duncan Family discover what’s magic about Dumfries and Galloway… One of my favourite books as a child was Enid Blyton’s The Magic Faraway Tree. The attraction of the story was that you could be somewhere remote and rural, still not too far from home, when suddenly a magical newRead More →