Playing outdoors is an essential part of growing up and there’s no better season than summer for developing their imagination, keeping fit and letting the wild world weave its magical spell on children… How to make the biggest bubbles you have ever seen Thread cotton string through two 20cm/8in drinkingRead More →

When TV presenter Katie Piper and entrepreneur and mum-of-four TerriAnn Nunns met through mutual friends, they instantly clicked, sharing stories of the highs and lows of motherhood alongside juggling careers. Their experiences led to the creation of a new fitness, food and lifestyle manual ‘The Happy Healthy Mum Plan’ whichRead More →

Cinemagic has launched its annual call for young film enthusiasts to take on the role of ‘film consultants’ this July in Belfast, to help programme a series of films for the annual Cinemagic Festival that takes place in October 2018. The participants in the young consultants scheme will work with theRead 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 →

Dad-of-four Jimmy Doherty hasn’t looked back since taking on the leasehold of a 100-acre farm just outside Ipswich 12 years ago which led to the BBC series Jimmy’s Farm. He now presents several cookery and food production shows including Channel 4’s ‘Jamie and Jimmy’s Friday Night Feast’ with best bud, chefRead 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 →

The National Trust, Northern Ireland’s leading conservation charity, is calling on people to ‘Bee Aware’, encouraging everyone to get involved to help reduce the decline of pollinators – insects which play a crucial part in ensuring plants produce fruit and seeds. To help drive awareness of pollinators, the Trust hasRead More →

There are lots of fun ways to decorate a room: you can hang pictures or posters on the walls or place knick-knacks on the shelves. But what about the ceiling? Well, about a hundred years ago an artist called Alexander Calder created the perfect decoration for ceilings when he inventedRead More →

Why do octopuses have eight arms? How do fish breathe underwater and are jellyfish actually made of jelly? Author and illustrator Yuval Zommer provides the answer to these and many more fishy facts… How does an animal breathe underwater? All animals need to breathe in oxygen to stay alive. Land animalsRead More →

With a quarter of kids now living with lone parents, to single mothers like Nina Farr, the suggestion that they come from a home which is ‘damaged’ or ‘incomplete’ is not only infused with guilt, but is hurtful and untrue. In her new book, Nina rejects the ‘broken family’ labelRead More →