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two fairy tale books

15 easy World Book Day costume ideas for kids

From Horrid Henry to Harry Potter, bring some of your children’s favourite book characters to life with these inexpensive dressing-up ideas

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25 free printables to keep the kids entertained at half term

Download and print these free colouring, puzzle and cut-out activities to keep the little ones occupied for a few blissful hours

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Six fun birthday cake ideas

If you’re looking for inspiration for your child’s birthday cake, here are some of the latest trendy ideas

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10 cost-effective ways to celebrate Valentine’s Day as a family

You don’t have to spend a fortune to show you care. All you need is love…and some imagination

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quibe beef meatballs

Five fun and affordable ways to bring the Rio Carnival home

You may not be in Rio for the start of the carnival this Friday 13 February, but you can still celebrate in style with these activities, crafts and recipes

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How to make a Valentine’s heart-shaped wreath

Children will love to get crafty with this activity. Blogger Emily Quinton provides the steps to make it

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10 ideas for affordable family days out this January

From winter nature trails to fun in the park – here’s how to keep your little ones entertained when you’re on a tight budget

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Five Christmas traditions from around the world

Make new memories with family and friends by sharing a few special crimbo customs from overseas

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10 Christmas games for all the family

10 Christmas games for all the family

If the suggestion of games at Christmas is usually met with an eye-roll from the family, try these original ideas for a different take on family fun!

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Christmas cracker

Christmas crafts: How to make Christmas crackers

Making your own Christmas crackers couldn't be easier. Watch our step-by-step video to find out how

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