November 25, 2023
The tradition of reading Christmas stories is a magical part of the festive season, creating special bedtime moments for children. However, choosing the right story is key! It sparks the imagination and captures the true Christmas spirit, making every night leading up to the big day a memorable one.
Here are our favourite Christmas stories to read at bedtime:
1. A Christmas Carol
Charles Dickens’ “A Christmas Carol” features Ebenezer Scrooge, a man who dislikes Christmas. Haunted by ghosts showing his life’s impact, he realises his meanness. On Christmas, he awakens kinder, embracing the Christmas spirit of generosity. Read the
October 10, 2023
In today’s digital age, prioritising screen-free family activities has taken on greater significance than ever before. Stepping away from screens, if only temporarily, offers families a precious opportunity to connect authentically, forging enduring memories free from the distractions of constant notifications.
If you’re eager to cultivate more of these meaningful moments, you’re in for a delightful journey as we present a treasure trove of screen-free activities to help you build lasting memories together.
1. Explore the Outdoors
Nature Walks: Why not head out to your local parks, forests, or nature reserves? We’re spoilt for choice in South Wales and it’s
June 5, 2023
June has arrived, and it’s time for rainbows, love, and unity as we kick off Pride Month. But hey, it’s not just about celebrating pride with children; it’s also a perfect time to honour and appreciate the beauty in our differences. So, how can we make this month exciting and educational for children?
The heart of Pride Month is the promotion of self-affirmation, dignity, and equality. And who better to understand this in its purest form than children, who are naturally accepting and unprejudiced? Here are a few fun ways to celebrate children’s differences during this special month.
Story Time With Pride-Inspired
May 1, 2023
Ah, yes – the big royal event coming on May, the 6th, 2023: the Coronation of King Charles III at Westminster Abbey, London, with many people already celebrating it with coronation craft activities at home with their young ones.
It’s going to be an exciting event indeed as thousands of folks get glued to their screens, either having celebrations of their own at home or, perhaps, venturing out into the street to attend the Coronation live, if they can.
What better way to teach your children about the Coronation of the King than with coronation craft activities?! Here’s how you can get
April 19, 2023
Children have a lot of energy so it can be stressful trying to burn this off when confined to the indoors! This happens more often than not since it feels like it’s always raining in Wales! However, we have a few clever tricks up our sleeves. If you’re looking for some rainy day activities to keep the children occupied and entertained, here are some of our most fun and creative ideas.
Rainy day activities
Let’s go on a picnic (rain version!)
Let’s begin with the traditional “Going on a Picnic” game with a twist: rain! Have your little ones take turns as they
April 5, 2023
It’s that time of year again where traditions are made and the kids are excited (even without the chocolate!). If you’re a family that partakes in the annual Easter Egg Hunt, we’d love to share with you our best tips for parents. Not only do they make hunting a lot more fun but they make them a lot easier for you too! Start making a unique annual tradition for your family with these egg hunting tips.
Tip 1: Use different coloured eggs
If you have more than one child, it’s a good idea to colour-code which eggs they have to find. Not
March 27, 2023
Gardening with children is one of the most popular pastimes for many parents and grandparents. It’s relaxing, productive and brings with it a huge sense of pride and achievement. Getting your children interested in gardening delivers all of the above, with the added bonus of being an easy introduction to science and nature. There are several ways to introduce this wonderful hobby to little ones, and the following are just a few suggestions to get you started.
Getting Their Hands Dirty
Preparation is key for most things in life, and planting flowers or vegetables are no exception. The good news is that
March 1, 2023
Want to know more about St David’s Day? And maybe how you can get the children involved in the tradition? If you love any excuse to celebrate, St David´s Day is a great one. Here´s how you can join in with the fun or get creative and make your own traditions.
What is St David´s Day?
The 1st March is the date we celebrate the Patron Saint of Wales, and those with either a Welsh heritage or simply an appreciation of the Welsh culture, will partake in many traditions. For example, dressing in traditional clothes, singing, and making Welsh cakes!
Things to do
December 2, 2022
With Christmas fast approaching, it won’t be long before a certain elf comes to stay for their annual visit. Each day in December, they bring magic and mischief to our homes – causing chaos all in the name of Christmas spirit. Yet, have you ever wondered what it would be like if they were nicer? This year we invite you to find out! We’ve switched out our Elf on the Shelf and are ready to share all of our secrets about why you should use kindness elves this Christmas.
What are the benefits of using kindness elves?
There are many reasons
July 4, 2022
Searching for some summer inspiration? Then look no further! We’ve created a list full of exciting activities for the whole family to enjoy! And the best part? They’re all here in wonderful Wales!
So, whether you’re looking to explore the great outdoors or acquaint yourselves with some exotic animals, we have an adventure for you!
Here are our suggestions for family days out in Wales:
GreenWood Family Park
GreenWood Family Park is an oasis for outdoor activities! With rides, slides and rivers to excite the entire family, you can enjoy endless amounts of fun in this magical forest!
Located near Snowdonia National