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What you really need to pack in your hospital bag

Marie Loise maternity hospital bag with prepacked items

. . . I thought you might find it useful to have some clarity on what to pack in your hospital bag and why. You should have you bag ready by 36 weeks pregnant and this remains the same even if you are having a planned homebirth. Just in case you need to go into hospital, ensure that you have a bag packed, ready to go as you will most probably have enough to think about if you need to be transferred in. Everything below is in accordance with credible, scientific research and relayed with almost a decade of experience in midwifery. . .
Competition: win Marie Louise Matrnity pre-packed hospital bag. . . . . . → Read More: What you really need to pack in your hospital bag

Keeping the Kids Busy During the Holidays

Summer holidays with kids at the beach

The school holidays are an exciting opportunity to spend time together as a family and pursue the activities you can’t fit in during term time. Check out our advice below to find out how you can entertain your little ones during the summer break. . . . → Read More: Keeping the Kids Busy During the Holidays

Reader’s Review: Appy Kids Co Tropical Juice Drink

Apple Kids Co tropical juice drink, small

These new Minions kids’ juice drinks from Appy Kids Co are not even out in the shops yet. So our readers are the first to try them! Mums&Dads asked two mums and a few children to give their opinions. . . . → Read More: Reader’s Review: Appy Kids Co Tropical Juice Drink

Win a Family Day of Adventure in Real Snow at Chill Factore

Chill Factore , snowboarding illustration

Chill Factore is the longest indoor skiing and indoor snowboarding slope in UK. It is conveniently situated in the Trafford Park area in Manchester and provides hours of snow activities and fun for children and grown ups regardless of their skills and abilities.
Mums&Dads Family Magazine have one family pass to give away. For a chance to win, answer the following question… . . . → Read More: Win a Family Day of Adventure in Real Snow at Chill Factore

Heywood and Middleton Residents Urged to Shun Wild Animal Circus

Animal Defenders International logo

Animal Defenders International (ADI) is calling on locals to avoid Circus Mondao whilst it performs in Heywood and Middleton, Manchester. The circus is one of two which still feature wild animal acts, an outdated practice which is overwhelmingly opposed by the public and animal experts. . . . → Read More: Heywood and Middleton Residents Urged to Shun Wild Animal Circus

Children’s Entertainment Phenomenon The Wiggles Return To The UK & Ireland For The Wiggles Big Show

Logo of the Australia's family entertainment group, The Wiggles

Australia’s most successful family entertainment group, The Wiggles, are coming to the UK and Ireland for the first time in 5 years and they’re coming to Manchester on Friday 4th August! Emma, Lachy, Simon and Anthony are so excited to be touring England, Ireland, Scotland and Wales this July and August. They will be bringing some familiar wiggly friends with them too, including Dorothy the Dinosaur, Captain Feathersword, Wags the Dog and Henry the Octopus! . . . → Read More: Children’s Entertainment Phenomenon The Wiggles Return To The UK & Ireland For The Wiggles Big Show

Beautiful Outdoor Rooms

Some ideas for outdoor room

It’s that time of year again when we start to open our home up to the outside. Some of us are lucky enough to have summer houses or garden buildings which are a fabulous way of making the most of your space, whether it be an office, den for the kids or simply a place to sit and relax. For those of us that either already have or are thinking of investing in one then here are a few tips on how to make the most of it. . . . → Read More: Beautiful Outdoor Rooms

£100k Crowdfunding Campaign for Children’s Brain Tumour Research

Jessica Green who lost her battle with cancer

Manchester children’s charity, Friends of Rosie, launch a new crowdfunding campaign to raise £100k to fund research to help fight childhood brain tumours. . . . → Read More: £100k Crowdfunding Campaign for Children’s Brain Tumour Research

Creative and Creepy Crawly Summer Fun at the Chestnut Centre

There’s plenty to keep kids busy over the school summer holidays with a range of fun activities at the Chestnut Centre Otter, Owl and Wildlife Park in Chapel-en-le-Frith. . . . → Read More: Creative and Creepy Crawly Summer Fun at the Chestnut Centre

Rex-tra special surprise as Manchester shoppers enjoy dinosaur delight

School children and a dinosaur | Jurassic Kingdom

There was something rex-tra special about Piccadilly Gardens today when T-Rex dinosaur from animatronic dinosaur tour, Jurassic Kingdom, went on the hunt for selfies in Manchester city centre. . . . → Read More: Rex-tra special surprise as Manchester shoppers enjoy dinosaur delight



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