School Kids

Nikki Squires writer of the Wild Guide Central England gives some ideas to enjoy the hidden gems in the countryside around Rutland with the kids.

The sun is shining and there’s a ripple of anticipation in the air for long, lazy days with warm, balmy evenings. The opportunity to kick back and enjoy some quality family time. Mother Nature is burgeoning her wares in every corner of the garden, parkland and forest; engulfing the world in an array of bright, ambrosia-rich blooms. Foxgloves, buttercups, poppies and wildflowers galore flourish and, once again, awaken our senses to the possibilities ahead.

Keep The Whole Family Entertained This May Half Term At The O2

With the May half-term week (30 May – 5 June) just around the corner, families across the capital and beyond will be searching for fun activities to keep the family entertained all week long. Whether you’re looking to get the adrenaline pumping, nab some stylish deals or catch the latest blockbuster, The O2 has you covered – and it’s all just 15 minutes from Central London.

Have You Ever Heard of Love Home Swap?

PT Review: We had a look at website and were really impressed. Basically it does what it says in the title. You register, enter your own home location and where you are looking to travel to. The website then searches for suitable swaps, takes you to the location you want to go to and gives you a choice of available houses.

Easter Holiday Clubs

Holidays bring new logistical challenges for parents.


Let there be light: April’s Illuminated River Official Boat Tours

London’s leading River Bus service has teamed up with the Illuminated River project to operate evening boat tours from Tower Pier.

Top 10 Family-Friendly Muddy Walks Throughout Britain

The Great British countryside is full of stunning walks. Whether you’re a professional or a novice, there are lots of muddy slopes you can stroll down. This is fun for the whole family, including young children. After all, can any child resist a muddy puddle?

School Holiday Terms dates

UK School Holiday Dates

Parenting is all about organising your family and yourself...Not easy, if you are anything like me, knowing the school holiday dates causes  a constant headache. So here's a helpful list of school holiday dates, to help you broadly plan your holidays, and activities around. Please keep in mind that holidays can change slightly according to county, this is a good gauge, but you'll want to check in with your schools, and county before booking anything.

London on a budget - can you really do it?

Well Visit London thinks so...they've pulled together a list of  the top things to do in the capital on a budget.

Whether that’s exploring the city’s iconic art galleries and museums with the family, or romantic date nights with your partner at a comedy club or west end show, there is a whole host of things to do in the capital, and you don’t have to spend a fortune to do them.

Winter Wonderland: Top Family-Friendly Ice Rinks in the UK

Are you struggling with entertainment ideas this winter? There is nothing more enjoyable than a family day out at an ice rink!  Muddy Puddles have made a list of 10 of the best ice-skating venues in the country including the date it is open until in the New Year and the ticket prices!

Wrap up your little ones in warm boys’ waterproof jackets and get your ice skates on. It will be an evening your children will cherish for years! We have selected some of the best ice skating venues in the country – which one will you visit?

Northern Lights’ Borealis lights up the skies of London this festive season

A free Northern Lights-inspired spectacular in the heart of London has been announced today by the Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan. It is part of a series of exciting festive events and attractions taking place throughout the winter season to celebrate the most magical time of the year in the capital.  

Free tickets for Borealis by renowned artist Dan Acher have become available today for online booking

If you camping and campervans, then you'll love this list of favourite UK spots for the best vistas for camper vans

PaulCamper, Europe’s largest online platform for motorhome and campervan sharing, shares its favourite places to camp for the best views

Babymoon index - best breaks before having your baby!

A honeymoon break is a traditional staple of most newly-married couples, but ‘babymoon’ breaks are the latest trend to dominate the holiday industry, with parents-to-be enjoying a final child-free getaway before nappy changes and pushchairs take over. To help you choose the perfect babymoon getaway, Flowercard ( has ranked destinations across the UK, based on factors such as the number of romantic hotels, restaurants, and couple activities, to create the ultimate babymoon index and reveal the UK’s best babymoon destinations.