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  • 5 Apr 2015

    Go green for Earth Day

    Each year, Earth Day marks the anniversary of what many consider the birth of the modern environmental movement in 1970. The aim of Earth Day is to build community activism around the world through a broad range of events and activities. It is the largest public event in the world, celebrated simultaneously around the globe by people of all backgrounds, faiths and nationalities. More than a billion people participate in Earth Day campaigns every year. It offers the perfect opportunity to raise consciousness of the way our modern lives are affecting the planet, and have a lot of fun in the process. […] more

  • 4 Apr 2015

    Five ways that gardening is educational

    Spring is a great time to get little ones enthused about gardening. There’s something so magical about the first shoots peeping out of the soil and then steadily growing into a healthy plant. Gardening offers education in all areas of the curriculum, from measuring seed spacing and counting seeds (maths), to assessing growing conditions (science), to reading the seed packets and writing labels (English), to finding out about traditional crops that grow well in your area (History), to sketching out a map of your plot on graph paper (Geography). Throw in a bit of Latin for the plant names and you really have a complete educational experience! National Gardening Week takes place from 13-19th April. […] more

  • 13 Mar 2015

    Guerilla gardening

    You walk past the same patch of wasteland every morning. Your kids always comment on it, how empty and barren it looks. Broken supermarket trolleys, carrier bags, scratchy bare earth and rubble can all be glimpsed through a wire fence. Several rows of houses back onto the wasteland and many people see this barren landscape from their windows, not to mention all of the people who walk and drive past it every day. Rumours indicate that the area is to be the site of a new block of flats, or a mini supermarket, but years have gone by and nothing has happened. […] more

  • 13 Mar 2015

    Last minute Easter holiday

    Looking for somewhere peaceful for a family break during the Easter holidays? Check out some of these beautiful spots around the UK. You’ll find something to suit every taste and budget here from yurts in the woods to beautifully restored gypsy caravans, campsites in the heart of the countryside to luxurious converted barns. And to make planning even easier, you can see at a glance what facilities each provides for babies and children from nature trails to baby gear. […] more

  • 3 Mar 2015

    Celebrate Spring Equinox

    Spring Equinox is one of the four main solar festivals. A time of renewal, potential and fertility, it has been celebrated in many guises throughout history. As with all the solstices and equinoxes, it’s a perfect opportunity to stop and connect with the natural world around us, and a lovely time to celebrate with family and friends. […] more

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