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Win a family pass to Cbeebies Land!

Brand new for 2014 – Cbeebies Land at Alton Towers Resort and you could win tickets to the interactive new land which will feature children’s favourite characters and shows ... [Read more]

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Win tickets to Twinlakes Park!

There is a massive splash landing at Twinlakes Park this summer with a 22 foot drop, Dragonfall Log Flume and Susansoo Splash Play!!!... [Read more]

10 Sleep tips to beat the Back to School battle

The back to school period is a tough time; somewhere along the way all the school paraphernalia magically disappeared and uniforms and school shoes have shrunk to just too small! And now you have to get your children back into a regular sleep routine too! Phew… What a tall order?!

 

British parents fork out £659 million on Back to School Gadgets for their kids

More than a quarter of parents plan to treat their kids to new gadgets ahead of the autumn term, spending an average £329 per family.  School satchels now contains £130 worth of gadget.  More kids now do their homework on tablets than desktop computers  and the majority of parents agree technology gives their kids an educational advantage, but 66% have concerns about their reliance on spellcheck and on its effect on their handwriting

So your son/daughter is off to Uni… Here’s how to give them some extra help financially

August and September becomes a nerve wracking time for students about to embark on their University adventure but what most young people don’t realise is that it’s a pretty stressful and hectic time for parents too!

Kettle, toaster, cutlery, bedding, laptops and books, the list of things to buy can seem endless, and very expensive.

Motorists worry about safety on the school run as over a third see children getting out of cars on the roadside

As the start of Autumn school term approaches, the latest research from BCA, the leading vehicle remarketing company, reveals the pressures faced by parents – and other motorists – on school run routes.  Both parents and non-parents were surveyed and with nearly half (45%) of non-parents saying they drive by schools or use the same route as parents dropping off their children, it’s clear that school runs create some significant pinch-points.

Girls design their perfect PR Kit to give them the confidence to be more active

Girls say unflattering PE kit is a major barrier to being active at school.  Recent research carried out by Virgin Active to support its Active Inspiration campaign has shown that 39% of girls, rising to 46% among 16-year olds, say they enjoy being active but hate the PE kit.  To tackle the problem, Active Inspiration campaign partners the Women’s Sport and Fitness Foundation (WSFF) and Virgin Active have teamed up with leading designer Lexie Sport and a group of girls from Isle of Portland Aldridge Academy, where PE kit has been a barrier to girls taking part in physical activity. The girls were challenged by Lexie Sport founder Lily Rice to create their perfect PE kit, before choosing a winning design by 13-year old Emily Marshall.




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