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  • 10 best subscription boxes for kids

    Running on empty when it comes to entertaining the kids? Royal Mail comes up trumps with these...

  • Brilliant throwback films to enjoy with the kids

    24 throwback films to watch with your kids

  • Online workouts for you and creative fun for the kids

    Staying indoors means we're changing the way we socialise, workout and even entertain the kids. Here's our round up of fun things to do online from crafts to cookery lessons and more - all from local businesses.

  • 12 Top Tips to Home Schooling

    Where to start? Here are our top tips from creating the right environment to useful resources for home schooling. Good luck!

  • Get creative! 5 fun at-home classes for kids

    Stuck indoors? Internet to the rescue! We've rounded up some of the best digital classes to boost your kids' creativity and keep them engaged.

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    Elderflower Fields Festival, Midlands

    Expect a wild weekend adventure of music, sports, delicious locally produced food, nature and the arts, all set in the glorious Leicestershire countryside.

  • Muddy meets David Walliams

    The stage version of David Walliam's Billionaire Boy comes to Leicester this month - we meet the man behind the book.

  • FREE February half term fun (and some for a fiver)

    Harassed parents, breathe! Check out these fab - and pretty much all of them free - events and activities across Leicestershire from comedy to kiddie raves, jewellery making to printmaking and more.

  • Christmas fun for the family

    From Christmas cooking for the kids to a Christmas murder mystery as well as an 'Adults only' panto, here's 22 fabulously festive things to do which will keep everyone in the family happy.

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    It’s Panto Time 2019

    It's what you've all been waiting for. Oh no it isn't! Oh yes it is! Oh no.... OK, enough! Here are the perkiest pantos in Leicestershire, Rutland and beyond. You ready, Widow Twanky?

  • Your ultimate Autumn Walks guide

    Grab your kids, your besties, your dog and anyone else who is free to join you on our first Autumn Walks initiative with Joules - and win coats and wellies for the whole family!

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    Back-to-school essentials

    Holidays nearly over? Oh, what a *shame*! Sort your kids with our pick of everything they need for the new school term - and then it's a party round at mine.

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