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Theatre Listing: Tom Gates Live on Stage, April 2019

Coming to Preston Guild Hall in April, it’s Liz Pichon’s incredible creation, Tom Gates!   First class shows Gangsta Granny and Horrible Histories were brought to us by The Birmingham Stage Company. Now, they are bringing Tom Gates! The show…
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Home Education Resource: Pawprint Badge Challenges

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We recently discovered a website that I think will be invaluable for the boys, particularly the younger two. Pawprint Badges is an organisation that supports teachers, group leaders and parents with free-to-download resource packs covering a wide range of educational…
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March Theatre: KITE at Waterside, Sale

I havent done a theatre post for a long time, but this one looks like a lovely, immersive, inspiring performance so I wanted to share it with you. Acclaimed theatre company The Wrong Crowd swoops into Waterside, Sale with KITE,…
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Jacamo Menswear Review: Stepping into Spring

The boys’ dad is the one person in our family who doesn’t get very many new clothes. My husband is very choosy about what he will wear so I gave up choosing for him a long time ago. When Jacamo…
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Review: BRIO Play & Learn Musical Caterpillar

The latest BRIO product we’ve received for review is the BRIO Play & Learn Musical Caterpillar. We have previously looked at a few different BRIO products including the BRIO Light & Sound Garbage Truck and the BRIO Push & Go Racer,…
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Snow Day Toddler Activities

{AD} Lots of children love to play in the snow, but playing out in the cold is only sustainable for a certain period of time when you’re small (or when you’re a grown up, in my case.) Not wanting to…
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Game review: Carcassonne

Carcassonne is a family board game that we reviewed back in November, but things have been turned on their head here since then so the review has been delayed. A game suitable for two or more players aged seven and…
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Air Unlimited Burnley

When I received an invitation to bring the children along to a brand new ‘inflatable playground’ in Burnley, I asked the boys if they fancied giving it a try and to be honest, they seemed indifferent. Trampoline parks are seemingly…
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Review: BRIO Light & Sound Garbage Truck

I have a real soft spot for BRIO toys, and I love that their range has grown so much over the years. The latest BRIO toy we have been sent to review is the BRIO Light & Sound Garbage Truck….
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Review: Learning Resources Botley the coding robot

Everywhere I turn these days I see new toys popping up on the market. It’s the time of year when everyone is competing to be the must-have toy. Sometimes I look at what’s on offer to our kids today and…
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