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Recent Articles

  • Get your hands on our Family Holiday Guide

    13 Jan 2015 ~ Environment

    Our 2015 Family Holiday Guide comes FREE with every issue of The Green Parent magazine this month. It's a great little booklet with family eco holidays right across the UK and Ireland. more

  • Get involved this National Story-telling Week

    12 Jan 2015 ~ Learning, Parenting

    Thought storytelling was just for kids? Think again. National Storytelling Week, taking place from 31st Jan-7th February is a celebration of all that is wonderful about this ancient art. Founded and organised by the Society for Storytelling, this annual event is now in its 15th year with an estimated audience of 17,000 people. National Storytelling Week is a chance for communities to come together to enjoy this communicative art in schools, libraries, community centres, cafes, museums and homes. It celebrates the imagination and cultures all over the world, bringing people together through sharing tantalising tales and stimulating stories. more

  • Our new issue just published

    9 Jan 2015 ~ Environment, Parenting

    I am excited to announce that our 63rd issue has just been published. It comes with a free travel magazine inside to help you plan your break for 2015. Fittingly, the theme for this edition is Adventure. One of our main features is about a family who cycled the length of America, from Canada to Chile – a two year journey, with an eight year old in tow. Reading their story is guaranteed to make you want to leap outside your comfort zone! […] more

  • Get away this January!

    9 Jan 2015 ~ Environment, Parenting

    January is the ideal time to get away. There are lots of great deals to be had across the UK and, even if January doesn’t strike you as the best time to be exploring the countryside, if we are blessed with crisp, cold days, a winter walk can be magical. With so much incredible countryside all around us, escaping after the rush and bustle of the festive period can be just what the doctor ordered. Finding yourself in a cosy cottage with a roaring fire and just the sound of birdsong to interrupt your thoughts, offers the chance to reflect on the past year and the year to come. […] more

  • Birdwatching events for kids

    9 Jan 2015 ~ Environment, Learning

    Get closer to nature at the RSPB family watching wildlife events and enjoy the sights, sounds (and sometimes even smell) of not just birds, but bats, butterflies, plants and even moths. […] more

  • Tasty nutritious snacks

    9 Jan 2015 ~ Food, Parenting

    Staying in to watch a family film together? Here are some ideas for tasty and nutritious snacks to enjoy… […] more

Popular Articles

  • Extraordinary Breastfeeding

    17 Sep 2009 ~ Babies, Parenting

    Extended breastfeeding is one of the greatest gifts we can give to our children. Here, one mother shares her story of breastfeeding her toddler and how it helped to heal emotional wounds. more

  • Save our Planet

    25 Mar 2010 ~ Environment, Living

    Eight year old Verona Strauss writes about how we are damaging the planet with our actions and shows us ways in which we can work towards a better future. more

  • Win festival tickets

    21 May 2012 ~ Environment, Living

    To celebrate the launch of our gorgeous jam-packed festival guide we have loads of festival tickets to give away. Take your pick of these brilliant events across the UK this summer. […] more

  • Wear your baby

    14 Jan 2010 ~ Parenting

    In this taster from the February/March issue of The Green Parent magazine, Jessica Richards looks at the history of babywearing and how it is growing in popularity today. […] more

  • A Green Birthday Party

    18 Jan 2009 ~ Learning, Parenting

    Any birthday should be a joyous celebration and your child's birthday must rate amongst the very best days of the year. So why do so many of us find birthday parties stressful? Dawn Francis-Pester debunks some myths. […] more

  • Five gross habits that are healthy!

    9 Jul 2013 ~ Health, Parenting

    They may not be socially acceptable, but science has shown these 5 gross habits to be beneficial to our health. While you might not be encouraging your children to engage in these offputting activities, the evidence suggests that it might just be worth leaving them to it now and then… […] more

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