EVENT New Edition Out Now!
Our new Learning Special Edition is out now. With the start of school and crisp autumn days approaching, the education special edition covers flexischooling, Montessori education and unschooling plus so much more. Create a new happiness practice: discover family treasure boxes, the importance of rituals in daily life and how to manage stress. Read about how to raise independent children, create community and practice kindness with kids. The food section is packed with autumnal curry recipes and our plastic-free families share how they manage to create an ethical toybox, there’s so much to inspire you inside the latest edition of The Green Parent magazine. You can find it in one of our stockists, get a single copy delivered direct to your door, or subscribe here, get this issue and receive a free gift!
EVENT Big Days Out
The annual Heritage Open Days festival opens up hidden places, history-soaked houses, and culturally rich spots for everyone to explore for free. There are over 5000 events taking place from September 13–22, including plays, talks, open houses and trails. This year, the festival is showcasing innovation in arts and entertainment – find a giant neon inflatable installation in Leeds’ Left Bank, try a glassblowing taster session in Guildford, explore the BBC’s regional headquarters in Hull and watch a show going out live, see a life-sized pedal-powered elephant in Milton Keynes, or watch acrobats fly though a transformed church in Bristol. The National Trust is joining in with gusto – take the opportunity to explore some of their sites including Knole, Wentworth Castle Gardens in Yorkshire and Basildon Park in Bershire, where, next weekend, they’ll be celebrating the Festival of Light with Rangoli artworks, Indian food and the launch of the ‘Culture Shock’ programme. Find an event near you here
RECIPE Get a Cob On
Eating new season corn-on-the-cob is one of early autumn’s joys (and our guinea pigs just love the husks!) We love them Mexican street food style, spiked with lime, cheese and chilli, but there are more simple topping ideas here. Alternatively, look to Japan for inspiration, and serve corn pops with a sweet, sticky dipping sauce. Or go cosy – veggie corn chowder makes perfect autumn comfort food and is easy and quick to make.
EVENT Snozzcumbers and Wangdoodles
Magical storyteller Roald Dahl is loved by children across the globe, and every September 13, his birthday is celebrated with a day of events, parties, book readings and online broadcasts. Download a pack and throw your own party, dress up as your favourite character, make some marvellous medicine, or simply curl up together with your favourite Roald Dahl book. This year, you can even snap up a brand-new, limited edition book for £1 – Matilda’s How To Be Brave.
The excellently named Age Against The Machine is a radical, ground-breaking arts festival based in Lewisham, with a mission to open up the subject of ageing in our society. Inter-generational groups have created 70 events, including 48-hour immersive theatre pieces (you can just drop in for bingo on Saturday night), 21st century tea dances, free haircuts for over-60s, and a ball for the older LGBT+ community – find the full schedule here. There’s a programme of family-friendly events that include fruit foraging and jam making, performance trails, a fun day at the Horniman Museum and a Vietnamese Moon Festival celebration.