New research from the National Literacy Trust reveals a sharp decline in how often children aged eight to 18 are writing outside school and how much they enjoy writing. Here are some tips produced by the Trust to encourage your child’s writing.
Parents looking for innovative ways to entertain the children in the half term are invited along to Explore Learning centres across the UK where there will be free, fun and interactive workshops for children aged four to 14 on Thursday 27 October, 2016 from 12pm until 5pm.
Rave-A-Roo at the Ministry of Sound provides a safe and happy atmosphere for children to enjoy themselves – dancing, fun and games plus the chance to make new friends. Anne Coates took Harriet and Eliza along who loved every minute.
Nicky Dee, creator of the Club and author of the What’s so Special About? series of dinosaur books selects some of the best places to take the family to "see" dinosaurs.
If you’re looking for a way to spend quality time together as a family over the summer holidays then look no further than an action-packed day at your local racecourse to keep boredom at bay and the kids happy. And, with children going free to each of Britain’s 59 racecourses throughout the year, it’s a great family day out that is also kind on your pocket.
With the rising concern about the amount of added sugar in some foods and snacks, Izzy Harrap, author of Teach your child how to learn (Reading, Writing and Spelling), offers an easy-to-make nutritious biscuit for your children's snacks.
Prepare your scones for National Cream Tea Day on 24 June using this delicious Quintessential Scones recipe.
Kids Week is back. From 1 to 31 August, a child aged 16 or under can see a fantastic selection of shows in London for free when accompanied by a full paying adult. Two additional children can go at half price and booking is now open.
Herbert Woods, a long established and respected boating company on the Norfolk Broads, will be celebrating its 90th birthday with a summer fete and celebratory Regatta at Potter Heigham on Sunday 10 July 2016 from 10am to 5pm.
Free event: the LEGO® Imagination Factory will be popping up in 12 Smyths Toys stores from 28 to 30 May and LEGO® is looking for young builders to join in the building fun and unleash the endless possibilities of the LEGO® brick.
The Skinny Jean Gardeners have some expert tips to get your kids involved in the garden plus we have a 20 per cent discount for readers to attend BBC Gardener's World Live at NEC Birmingham from 16 to 19 June, 2016.
This week is Coeliac Awareness Week so here's a recipe for some delicious brownies that are egg and gluten free.