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Let our kids be bored!

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I have a confession to make. I regularly let my kids get bored. In today’s stimulation-rich tiger-mum environment, I feel that such a confession is likely to send me to the bottom of the class in the eyes of my fellow parents who seem hell-bent on providing such an enriching environment for their offspring . . . → Read More: Let our kids be bored!

Hello Sunshine!

Solutions to accommodating guests in the house

Summer is here and with it comes the exciting thought of long, candlelit summer’s evenings and barbeques with friends. Being able to use your garden or courtyard gives your family extra room to spread out and enables you to have more people over to parties and meals. Here are some tips on how to accommodate those extra guests over the summer months with seemingly effortless style. . . . → Read More: Hello Sunshine!

The Cartoon Academy Expands To Offer School Workshops, Private Tuition And Children’s Parties

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The Cartoon Academy, fun ­filled workshops for artists of all ages, is to expand on its popular cartoon workshops to offer solutions to schools and parents. . . . → Read More: The Cartoon Academy Expands To Offer School Workshops, Private Tuition And Children’s Parties

Foodies Festival 2016 at Tatton Park | Highlights and Competition

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Foodies Festival, the UK’s biggest celebration of food and drink, brings a feast of foodie fun to the North West at Tatton Park this year with 2016 MasterChef Winner Jane on 15th to 17th July 2016. . . This year Mums&Dads has 3 family tickets to give away to give away to our readers. . . . . → Read More: Foodies Festival 2016 at Tatton Park | Highlights and Competition

Easy Way for Kids to Learn Geography with Google Street View Game

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“The Where in the World?” free online interactive game from travel provider SuperBreak is a great way for children and parents to play and learn geography facts together expanding their knowledge of the world. . . . → Read More: Easy Way for Kids to Learn Geography with Google Street View Game

Summer Camps, Clubs, Classes, 2016

2016 Summer Holiday Camps, Clubs, Classes: Sport and Multi-Activities, Art, Craft and Science, Drama, Dance and Music in Manchester and Cheshire . . . → Read More: Summer Camps, Clubs, Classes, 2016

Father holds ball in daughter’s name for Rainbow Trust Children’s Charity

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A father from Rochdale is organising a ball in aid of Rainbow Trust Children’s Charity, which ‘filled a hole’ for his family when his daughter’s undiagnosed illness left her unable to speak, or move. Matt Davies is holding the Scarlett Ball, named after his five-year-old daughter Scarlett, in Rochdale Town Hall, on Saturday 2 July. He hopes the event will raise £10,000 to be split between Rainbow Trust, which supports families who have a child with a life threatening or terminal illness, and When you Wish Upon A Star. . . . → Read More: Father holds ball in daughter’s name for Rainbow Trust Children’s Charity

Why having your photos taken in your pj’s may be the best decision you ever make!

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Julie Harris Photography, best known for her ability to portray your family in the most natural, individual and expressive way possible, will be opening their brand new ‘Sale Studio’. Take a moment out of your day to visit the new Sale Studio on their open day, Saturday 25th June, from 10am to 4pm. Meet Julie and the team, have a look around, see some of the memories that have been captured for other people. . . . → Read More: Why having your photos taken in your pj’s may be the best decision you ever make!

Packed To Perfection | Competition

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Travel toys for girls and boys

With the long school holidays just around the corner, parents everywhere are starting to think about how to keep the kids entertained for the duration. For most children and families, the highlight of the summer break will be their family holiday; be that a fortnight in the sun, . . . → Read More: Packed To Perfection | Competition

Summer 2016 issue of M&D is out

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Summer edition of Mums & Dads Magazine is out now. There is a lot of information about family holidays, summer clubs and classes for children, parties and activities for kids and their parents. Whether you would like a professional advice from a psychologist or hope to win a cuddly toy competition, this is the magazine for you. . . . → Read More: Summer 2016 issue of M&D is out