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Back to school written on a chalkboard surrounded by lego pieces

Five stress-busting back to school tips

Beat the school rush with smart planning and get the kids excited for their first day back

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indoor carpet car track made with masking tape

How to make an indoor car track for kids

Beat rainy day boredom by creating a city race track on the floor using masking tape – it’s the wheel deal

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homemade den using a shower curtain

How to build a children's garden den the easy way

Attach a regular shower curtain to a hula hoop then hang from a tree branch to create a fun den for kids – perfect for the summer holidays

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water balloons hanging from a washing line

How to create a DIY water park in the garden

From water sprinklers to super slides – have fun getting soaked outdoors with our hacks

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five different ways to wear a sarong

One sarong, five clever ways to wear it

Save cash and space in your suitcase with these clever clothing hacks

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vertical garden using a shoe organiser

How to make a vertical garden with a shoe organiser

Turn a regular over-door shoe storage hanger into a vertical garden for herbs or plants – ideal for a small garden, terrace or balcony

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tent and the sun shining

Six bad-weather camping tips you need to know

You can’t stop the rain, but you can still be prepared for a wet weather campout with these essential items

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tea towel picnic carrier

How to make a tea towel picnic carrier

Dining alfresco? Forget the picnic basket – all you need is a tea towel to make a clever sandwich and drink carrier

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ABC boat hire

Win a canal boat holiday

Enter for your chance to win a seven-night canal boat holiday for four people

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DIY water fountain

Six fun DIY garden games to entertain the kids

Save money with these excellent outdoor play ideas

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