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Cricket charity smashes official Guinness World Record

20th July 2017

Hundreds of girls involved ahead of ICC Women’s World Cup Final with England at Home of Cricket this Sunday Children’s charity Chance to Shine broke the Guinness World Record for the ‘largest cricket lesson (single venue)’ at Lord’s Cricket Ground on Monday, 17 July. Cricket...

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Dust, Pet & Mould Allergens – The Unwanted Autumn Visitors

19th July 2017

The arrival of autumn means that we start spending more time with the family indoors at home – more time in the company of dust, pet and mould allergens. For many children and parents this can result in unpleasant and even debilitating symptoms caused by allergies to these airborne particles. However,...

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Revamp the Fish Finger Sandwich at Home With Ruth Langsford

19th July 2017

Television presenter, Ruth Langsford is a busy working mum and knows how much pressure there is to put something tasty on the table that will be enjoyed by everyone. Giving busy families a helping hand at dinner time, Ruth teams up with Development Chef Serge Nollet, as he shows you how to recreate the...

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Since 1957, over 8,000,000 children and parents have discovered what makes PGL the UK’s no.1 for children’s adventure and activity holidays

14th July 2017

What’s more, with our exclusive special offer you can now take advantage of up to 60% off* your booking. Over 95% of our customers say they would book again, so if you’ve thought that a ‘summercamp’ style adventure experience isn’t for your children, maybe it’s...

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Attenborough: ‘A critical summer for butterflies’

14th July 2017

Sir David Attenborough has warned that UK butterflies face a critical summer after a string of poor years has seen the numbers of many common species decline. Last year was the fourth worst on record for butterflies and Sir David is urging people across Wiltshire to take part in the Big Butterfly...

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Keeping up with the Joneses: Parents fork out £300 a year on looking good at the school gates

13th July 2017

With just 2 weeks left of the school term, new research released today by VoucherCodes.co.uk reveals huge sums of money are being spent on looking good on the school run, with parents splurging £300 per year on impressing fellow mums and dads. Feeling judged With nearly one third of parents...

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THE HABITS YOU MIGHT NOT REALISE YOUR LITTLE ONES ARE PICKING UP FROM YOU

13th July 2017

Have you ever been told your child is your mirror image? If you have a little mini-me you’ll know that often, they inherit more than just similarities to our appearances. Young children learn from their parents all the time and as they develop they mimic our behaviours, taking both our good and...

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71% of UK Parents Unaware Spouted Baby Food Could Impact Child Speech and Dental Development

12th July 2017

Watch our video featuring health care experts giving their top tips and professional advice on how to marry the best convenience food with your baby’s developmental needs. New research has revealed three significant areas of concern in the current baby food market that have raised alarm...

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Are you protecting your children’s eyes from the sun this summer?

11th July 2017

Estimates say up to 80% of a person’s lifetime exposure to UV radiation occurs before the age of 18 [1] yet over three quarters of British parents are unaware of the need to prioritise packing their child’s sunglasses for holidays monkey monkey eyewear has developed a video to address...

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DISNEY HOLDS A SPECIAL GALA SCREENING FOR CARS 3 TO SUPPORT AND CELEBRATE ITS CHARITY PARTNERS

10th July 2017

Yesterday The Walt Disney Company held a very special gala screening of the new Disney·Pixar film, Cars 3, in honour of some of Disney’s most valued charity partners. Cars 3 filmmakers director Brian Fee (storyboard artist Cars, Cars 2) and producer Kevin Reher (A Bugs Life, La Luna) introduced...

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The Funniest Books in Children’s Literature

10th July 2017

Michael Rosen – children’s novelist, poet and former Children’s Laureate – recently announced the shortlist for the 2017 Scholastic Laugh Out Loud Awards (The Lollies) which celebrate the funniest children’s books. Having long championed humorous books for children,...

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British kids cash in on £216 of holiday spends

5th July 2017

The average family spends around £216* per child to keep them happy on holiday, a new survey reveals. On top of that, splashing the cash doesn’t stop there as almost 20% of families are willing to spend a further £160 on additional treats such as sweets and fizzy drinks – bringing...

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New research suggests shared reading improves relationships between foster carers and children

4th July 2017

New research undertaken by the National Children’s Bureau (NCB) on behalf of BookTrust, the largest children’s reading charity in the UK, shows that 90% of foster carers who read with their child say it has made a positive impact on the relationship between them. Shared reading helped foster...

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Fight your instincts, not the water

3rd July 2017

The Royal National Lifeboat Institution (RNLI) latest campaign is giving advice about what to do should you find yourself in unexpectedly cold water. Panicking, swimming and removing your clothes will shorten your chances of survival and the new campaign focuses on floating as a key survival skill in...

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Dinosaurs of China is Dino-Mite for Parents During Summer Holidays

30th June 2017

Finding ways to entertain children during the school holidays can be tricky, but the world-exclusive Dinosaurs of China exhibition stomping into Nottingham this summer promises to give even the most restless child a roar-some experience. Taking place from 1st July to 29th October, children...

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Summer Reads: Guiding Lights-Giving Teachers Recognition

28th June 2017

By mayflowerblogs.com When I was 13, and I’d just about given up on not only ever enjoying school life, but also having confidence in my learning ability-a new English teacher, came to my school. Knowing how horrid the girls in my school could be, I tried my hardest to make him feel welcome....

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RBC Race for the Kids is back! Join the 5K family fun run in London’s iconic Hyde Park to raise funds for Great Ormond Street Hospital Charity

27th June 2017

The RBC Race for the Kids 5k family fun run is returning this year with a new date and exciting venue. The eighth annual event will return with a fresh autumn look on Saturday 7 October in London’s iconic Hyde Park. This year is expected to be the biggest yet, helping to raise even more money for...

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Introducing Andy and the Odd Socks, The Greatest Kid's Band In The World!! (According to our Mum's!)

26th June 2017

'Watch out, watch out....the Odd Socks are about’ Hi, I'm Andy Day and I'd love to introduce you to my brand new live band 'Andy and the Odd Socks'. We have Rocking Rio on Guitar, Cool Blu on Bass, the Mega Moxy on Drums and Random Keith on Keys (his name isn't really...

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The Butterfly Effect

17th June 2017

It has been said that the single flap of a butterfly wing could cause a hurricane on the other side of the world. The point being that tiny actions can have huge consequences. Butterfly populations in the UK are currently in decline, but with a few small actions from us, we could have a huge effect on...

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Working Animals in Britain’s Past

16th June 2017

On the second anniversary of International Working Animal Day, we look at the fundamental role played by working animals in shaping Britain and their vital contribution to developing countries Working animals are a distant memory in the UK despite their fundamental role in Britain’s past and...

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BBC Terrific Scientific Sleep Investigation reveals 9-11 year olds react better in the afternoons

15th June 2017

A BBC Terrific Scientific investigation, in partnership with the University of Oxford, into children’s sleep patterns following the clock change in March has discovered that surprisingly sleep time increased and sleepiness reduced, against expectations. The investigation also revealed that the...

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Church Tourism Week 2017 | 21-30 July

15th June 2017

Celebrate and explore our outstanding architectural heritage through a nationwide series of events for all ages. Escape into the past this July for Church Tourism Week. Between 21-30 July the silvered oak doors of our 350 buildings will be thrown open in celebration of our unique historic churches. Church...

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Cotswold Wildlife Park’s first Porcupette twins show off their quills

15th June 2017

Cotswold Wildlife Park is celebrating the birth of the first Porcupine twins in the Park’s forty-seven-year history. The as-yet-unnamed and unsexed twins (one pictured left) were born recently to first-time mother Stempu and father Prickle. The newborns are on show in the enclosure they share with...

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Help children Swim Safe this summer with free outdoor swimming safety sessions across UK and Ireland

24th May 2017

Swim Safe, a national programme offering free outdoor swimming and water safety sessions for children aged 7-14, will be in more locations than ever before this summer. For the first time, there will be sessions in Scotland and Northern Ireland, as well as in Wales and England. There will also be new...

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Families and schools needed to protect our pollinators

14th May 2017

Imagine living in a desert with barely any food, hardly any water or any place to shelter. Unfortunately, this is exactly what it is like for the pollinating insects currently living in the UK. Whilst there are around 1,500 species of pollinating insects in Britain, (including bumblebees, butterflies,...

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