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A review of Centerparcs Woburn - by Andy

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There's something that bothers me about paying a lot of money to have a holiday in the UK, but Centerparcs have perfected UK holidays for families with small children...
Written by Andy

Your capital may be at risk but can investing in aircraft improve your finances? - by Andy

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When I am not running childrenarewelcome I work for a Peer-to-Business lender which allows people like you and me to invest anything from £100 in aircraft and earn rates of 10% plus. Obviously this is not something for e...
Written by Andy

Peppa Pig Pancakes - essential for this Tuesday! - by Andy

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No Shrove Tuesday would be complete without being able to make your kids face light up with one of these bad boys...
Written by Andy

Holgate Windmill - by Mother of Dragons

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Holgate Windmill is a beautiful and fascinating building preserved through the hard work of a group of volunteers, and for any curious toddler the idea of being allowed to climb about inside what is essentially an enormo...
Written by Mother of Dragons

A plea from a generation of small boys - DON'T TAKE AWAY DIPPY! - by Andy

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Statistically speaking around 50% of us were small boys once. Many of us still act like one. And you know what all small boys love? Dinosaurs dinosaurs dinosaurs....
Written by Andy

How to be the best dad ever - by Andy

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I doubt that many of us could beat this idea of how to keep the kids amused whilst the wife is at work....
Written by Andy

The Sidings - by Mother of Dragons

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A restaurant in a location which overlooks railway lines, featuring several tables set within disused railway carriages is surely a paradise for any train lover. Welcome to The Sidings Mediterranean Bar and Restaurant in...
Written by Mother of Dragons

Our favourite animal rucksack for kids - by Andy

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I like Kickstarter as a concept. It's a great shop window for new businesses to showcase their ideas. Sometimes it is worth a browse just for some shopping ideas. We got asked to take a look at a new rucksack for kids...
Written by Andy

When to tell people you are pregnant - by TinBoxTraveller

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Announcing you are pregnant is a big deal and should be done at the right time for you. Here's how we broke the news to different people at different times....
Written by TinBoxTraveller

Win a personalised canvas print worth £85 for a friend or their child - by Andy

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Ever wondered where the name RedBlueYou comes from? Think of a rhyme with roses and violets and you'll get there pretty quickly... Here at RedBlueYou we love pretty things, be they roses, violets, pretty bespoke canvas a...
Written by Andy

The Ivy Market Grill in Covent Garden - by Andy

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We managed to wangle a table at the soft opening of the brand new Ivy Market Grill in Covent Garden. Great restaurant, great location.... this place is at the top of my list of London restaurants now....
Written by Andy

Some tips for roadtripping the USA with two under two - by Andy

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Is a roadtrip with two under two an utterly stupid idea? Many people like to keep things as simple as possible but here are some tips for enjoying a holiday across the USA....
Written by Andy

The Deep - by Mother of Dragons

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Now that autumn is here, we find ourselves increasingly looking for days out which don't rely on sunny weather. It's the ideal time of year to visit an aquarium - and as aquariums go, it doesn't get much better than the ...
Written by Mother of Dragons

York Boat - by Mother of Dragons

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For a fresh perspective on our beautiful city, we took a trip on the York Boat. Because a cruise on the Ouse is hard to refuse....
Written by Mother of Dragons

Reading Eggs: Our Verdict - by Mummytolittlee

After a far longer hiatus than I'd intended, I'm back with our verdict on Reading Eggs!...
Written by Mummytolittlee

Finally... a chance to invest in pushchairs! - by Andy

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One thing that all parents know is just how expensive and unwieldy buggies can be. One lady realised that this was a chance for her to start her own business and now she is giving you a sneak preview of a brand new buggy...
Written by Andy

A day out at Media City in Salford - by Mrsbrazzer

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From Rastamouse to Crackerjack, the CBeebies weekend at Media City offered something for three generations of the family, and provided lots of laughs and entertainment. We combined a visit to the CBeebies Peter Pan event...
Written by Mrsbrazzer

Yorkshire Wildlife Park - by Mother of Dragons

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Our toddler knows a lot about jungle animals, but mostly from watching Rara the Noisy Lion. We decided that it was high time we took him to Yorkshire Wildlife Park to meet the real thing....
Written by Mother of Dragons

A taste of America in Yorkshire - by Mrsbrazzer

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Whether you are looking for a 1950’s American diner experience, a wide choice of ice cream or somewhere for the kids to burn off some excessive energy, Billy Bob’s Parlour at the Yorkshire Dales Ice Cream Farm ticks all ...
Written by Mrsbrazzer

Nattymat Review - Essential swimming equipment?! - by Andy

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Armbands, floatpacks, noodles etc are all designed to promote safety in the pool. I bet more people injure themselves on wet changing room floors than in the pool though....
Written by Andy

If you go down to the farm today, you’re sure to see lots of tractors - by Mrsbrazzer

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From tractors to an indoor sand area, Hesketh Farm Park at Bolton Abbey offers a wide range of activities for children of all ages. Hesketh Farm Park is located just one mile from the picturesque village of Bolton Abbey,...
Written by Mrsbrazzer

Can you help out on some mother and baby research? - by Andy

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A rare request from us... but we were tweeted by someone with a really interesting PhD project regarding mothers with depression and hoped that some of our readers could help out!...
Written by Andy

Five classic toys re-worked for 2014 - by Andy

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Remember those great games for kids that you had when you were younger? Remember how inappropriate they seem for the current generation? We've re-worked some classics and they are now available for the public! Be the fir...
Written by Andy

Would this help your child to wait for the green man - by Andy

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Heck, waiting for the red man to disappear and be replaced by the green man can be boring for any of us, let alone a toddler......
Written by Andy

Princess Diana Memorial Playground and Fountain - by Mum1stdoctor2nd

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This great spot in Kensington is a wonderful place to take kids in the sunshine with lovely open grounds and a fountain for the kids to play around....
Written by Mum1stdoctor2nd

Looking for some cool thankyou cards? Here you go! - by Mum1stdoctor2nd

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I never did baby announcement cards or personalised photo cards when Doof was born but I am semi-addicted to photobox so when I saw they also owned a new site called "Paper Shaker" I thought I'd try them out....
Written by Mum1stdoctor2nd

Colourscape at Clapham Common until Friday 19th September - by Andy

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If you have a toddler and can get to Clapham in the next few days, we would highly recommend Colourscape. It's a temporary exhibit which travels around the country hosting mini-music festivals. But that is not what we we...
Written by Andy

Fridge magnet footprints - by Andy

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Cheap and easy to do, this afternoon's project was making fridge magnet footprints for the grandparents. Cheap and surprisingly easy to do....
Written by Andy

A day out with Thomas the Tank Engine - by Mrsbrazzer

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Where better to take a train mad toddler than on a day out with his favourite engine? Being greeted by the Fat Controller, taking a ride on Thomas, watching the other engines run up and down on the track and meeting Bert...
Written by Mrsbrazzer

Murton Park - by Mother of Dragons

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Just outside York, Murton Park is home to the Yorkshire Museum of Farming and the Derwent Valley Light Railway. We took our toddler there to try and decide once and for all which is better - tractors or trains?...
Written by Mother of Dragons

W4 Arts Club and KidSorted - by Andy

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Well it is the end of the summer holidays and it is definitely time to start looking for new things to do for Doofy. As most of you will know, we are big fans of messy play, so we were excited to see that KidSorted had a...
Written by Andy

Stockeld Park - by Mother of Dragons

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For a family day out with a twist, we took a trip to the enchanted forest at Stockeld Park....
Written by Mother of Dragons

Would you take your baby to a spa? - by Andy

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We took James to the Baby Spa in Kensington from when he was a few weeks old and have started the same thing with Isabella who had her first trip at only two weeks old and loved it! Can babies really relax?!...
Written by Andy

Maternity bras from Marks and Spencer - It's not just a bra. It's an unreturnable M&S bra - by Andy

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Everyone knows that customer service is key to retaining business, especially in the retail sector. Even more so when you are dealing with a new mum who will spend thousands of pounds over the next few years buying cloth...
Written by Andy

Year 6 children failing to meet basic standards - by TutorBooster

115,000 pupils leave Primary School this summer lacking basic english and maths skills according to latest SAT’s results....
Written by TutorBooster

Hotel chain announces new Ambassador role and asks what makes a hotel child-friendly? - by Andy

Have you got what it takes to be a brand ambassador for a hotel chain? What made your summer hotel choice good or bad? Q Hotels are looking for a new brand ambassador to test out their hotels across the UK and commission...
Written by Andy

Reading Eggs update - how Little E has been getting on - by Mummytolittlee

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We're almost a month into using Reading Eggs and the novelty certainly hasn't worn off for Little E! Here is an update about how we've found the online reading program so far....
Written by Mummytolittlee

Help your child develop a 'love of reading'! - by TutorBooster

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We all know how important reading is for our children’s education. As a father of 4 boys and a Year 6 teacher I know how reluctant some children are at reading regularly. After a long hard day at school all they seem to ...
Written by TutorBooster

Newby Hall - by Mother of Dragons

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About half an hour's drive from Harrogate is Newby Hall, an eighteenth-century mansion designed by Christopher Wren. With 25 acres of gardens, a boating lake, an adventure playground and a miniature railway it is a parad...
Written by Mother of Dragons

Addicted to fizzy drinks? I cut back and feel so much healthier! - by Andy

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I have drunk way too much coke for years so I decided to wean myself off. How's it going?...
Written by Andy

Folly Farm is Lion Country - by Ickle Pickle

Folly Farm has always been fantastic, but now it is even more so, with the arrival of a new lion family. Meet Hugo, Luna and their four cubs...
Written by Ickle Pickle

York Maze - by Mother of Dragons

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According to Trip Advisor, York Maze is the number one visitor attraction in York. We went to see what all the fuss is about....
Written by Mother of Dragons

What's in my Bounty Pack? - by Andy

One website in particular has it in for Bounty, but personally I love them because they give us free stuff. Here's what was in Isabella's Bounty pack...
Written by Andy

Dora The Explorer movie preview.... - by Andy

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I could scarcely believe my eyes when I saw that there was a Dora the Explorer movie coming out. Then I saw the trailer...!...
Written by Andy

Summer learning with a pre-schooler - by Mummytolittlee

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Reading Eggs is an interactive programme full of animations, songs, games and rewards, that encourages children to learn essential reading skills....
Written by Mummytolittlee

Yorkshire Lavender - by Mother of Dragons

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Nestled in the beautiful Howardian Hills, Yorkshire Lavender is an ideal place to go and let off a bit of steam on a sunny day....
Written by Mother of Dragons

Get ready for Fareham Art Trail - by TinBoxTraveller

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Culture-lovers of all ages are in for a treat this summer as national and local artists exhibit their work in the first ever Fareham Art Trail (23-30 August 2014)....
Written by TinBoxTraveller

Five great things about having a toddler - by Andy

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We all moan about having kids, but here's my top five reasons why having a toddler around is great...
Written by Andy

Hill Head beaches - spoilt for choice! - by TinBoxTraveller

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Hill Head in Fareham has three beaches along its seafront that are great for picnics, dog walking and letting the kids run off steam....
Written by TinBoxTraveller

Surviving a fly-drive holiday to the USA - by Andy

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Here's some great ideas for getting through a fly-drive holiday...
Written by Andy
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