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  • 12 Jan 2015

    Get involved this National Story-telling Week

    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

  • 9 Jan 2015

    Birdwatching events for kids

    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

  • 9 Jan 2015

    7 ways to celebrate storytelling

    Now in its thirteenth year, National Storytelling Week is a unique celebration of the desire to share stories, parables, fables and legends that has been a part of human life in all cultures. It’s estimated that National Storytelling Week has an audience of around 17,000 people. Here are seven ways in which you can get involved. […] more

  • 20 Dec 2014

    10 Ways to Celebrate New Year with Your Family

    If you’ve got a young family, there’s a good chance you won’t be out until the early hours of New Year’s Day, coming home with a traffic cone on your head and few memories of the night before. But there are loads of fun ways you can make New Year celebrations magical and memorable, without the dreadful hangover and lost wallet and/or keys. Kids naturally pick up on the excitement of a new year, and whether you celebrate new year as the beginning of January or in March (Iranians) or October (Pagans) etc., this time of year naturally lends itself to both celebration and reflection. Here are ten ways to celebrate with your family: […] more

  • 17 Nov 2014

    Kids take over museums

    Wander into a museum on Friday 21st November and you’ll be greeted by a child at the front desk, be given a tour through the galleries by a teenager and be helped in the café by a 14-year-old. 21st November is Takeover Day – the annual day on which children are put in charge of museums, proving what a fantastic contribution they can make if given the chance. Look out for the ‘I’m Taking Over’ stickers they’ll be wearing and ‘We’re Being Taken Over’ posters on the museums’ front doors. […] more

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