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10 Ideas for Days Out with English Heritage

English Heritage Days Out

10 Ideas for Days Out with English Heritage Tired of dragging vacant kids around museums that only speak of the past? Want to engage them in the story and drama behind their heritage? English Heritage properties might be about history but many of them reach out to the modern family. In this post, brought to [...]

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Sticker on the Heart: Taiji Dolphin Protest at The Cove

Dolphin in captivity at Taiji Whale Museum

A Sticker on the Heart: Family Taiji Dolphin Protest at The Cove Would you ever take action for what you believe in? What if that action may have consequences? And your children are there to witness, or even join in? While on holiday in Japan this summer we watched ‘The Cove’, a documentary about the [...]

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Kidzania Dubai – Who do You Want to Be Today?

Kids at Work, Kidzania Dubai

KidZania Dubai – Who do You Want to Be Today? What would you like your children to be when they grow up? Or more to the point what do they want to be? A family attraction is providing careers advice in a unique and engaging way. At KidZania your children can try on different career [...]

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Learning how to be brave: a lesson for parents & kids

Jumping off Savin Kuk in the mountains of Montenegro

Learning how to be brave Do you trust your kids? With their own life? Really? It’s harder than it sounds. I thought I was a relaxed Mum when it came to adventure. But when my daughter started to risk assess for herself, I panicked. A seven year old girl was surely too young to make [...]

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Tips for family skiing first timers

Tips for family skiing first timers Family skiing. An active, bonding activity that everyone can enjoy? Or a complex mogul field of personalities, abilities and levels of skill and stamina? This is what I’m wondering as I stand on the brink of our first winter sports holiday as a family. And is there any way [...]

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Tips for Making Fun Family Travel Videos

Tips for Making Videos

Tips for Making Fun Family Travel Videos Family holidays are often a rich source of positive family memories. These days the smart phone in your pocket can help you record precious moments and even make them into cool little videos that capture the spirit of that special family time, and last long after the holiday [...]

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Family Sailing: 4 Great Places to Learn to Sail

Family Sailing in Scotland, rouding Cumbrae

Family Sailing: 4 Great Places to Learn to Sail Have you ever considered sailing off into the sunset with the kids? So what if you can’t tell your “lee ho” from your “ready about”… don’t let that put you off. Like anything, it just takes tuition and perseverance to pick up the necessary skills and [...]

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Getting Kids Outdoors: The Photo Wander Wonder

Photographing Autumn

Getting Kids Outdoors: The Photo Wander Wonder My series of experiments in getting the kids out more continues on a beautiful autumn day in the English Lake District. We find ourselves in the perfect spot for getting a family dose of nature but the kids are unenthused and we’re all stuck sitting in a car. I know [...]

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52 ideas for adventure gifts – to get kids out & active

Life is the biggest adventure

Adventure gifts – give the gift of adventure There is no greater gift than the spirit of adventure. It truly is a gift for life. And you can give it in a thousand ways. There’s a growing body of science which tells us it’s important for kids to regularly get active, outside and in touch [...]

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An unexpected cultural education: Vaisakhi Southall

An unexpected cultural education: Vaisakhi Southall Driving back from our Twin Theme Park Adventure we stopped at some traffic lights in Southall, West London and ended up involved in one of the largest Sikh festivals of the year.  After days spent visiting Legoland, Star Wars and Harry Potter, it was quite a contrast and proved something of [...]

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