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Five top Christmas days out for new parents

Days out – Danny from McFly and his family at the launch of Enchanted Christmas Season at Disneyland Paris

New parents can’t always fit enjoyable days out into their busy schedule. So, as the festive periods arrives, be sure to make the most of your time together!

You may be unsure where to go with your babies and tots, but fear not! Here, with the help of leading UK supplier of cute cosytoes for prams and buggies, Babythingz, we’ve found the top child-friendly Christmas destinations for you to choose from. And that’s not all! We’ve also provided a selection of tips for travelling with youngsters. 

Why Angus was made for families

Why Angus was made for families

It's no coincidence that Angus is the home to the boy who never grew up - Peter Pan's author J M Barrie grew up here in Kirriemuir. In the latest in a series of new travel blogs, Visit Angus shares why Angus is a region that's ageless and full of adventure and excitement - in other words, a place that keeps families coming back for more.

The blog, published on the Visit Angus website, details family-friendly places to visit, from farms and country parks to glamping and more. Every blog also features an Insider's Tip, where a local shares their favourite spots and why.

Families’ called to lace up their trainers in the fight against heart disease

Victoria Park

Families can make their mark in the fight for every heartbeat by becoming British Heart Foundation (BHF) Heart Runners and taking part in an annual event at one of London’s most famous parks. Entries are now open for the 3rd Victoria Park Run, which is taking place on 7 August.

Families are being invited to join over 1,000 runners to fight back against coronary heart disease, the UK’s single biggest killer. Last year, those who took on the challenge helped raise over £34,000 for the BHF’s essential and life saving research, which is improving the lives of those affected by heart disease every day.


Wyevale Garden Centres’ Braziliant Adventures — 2nd to 25th August

Wyevale Garden Centres Brazilian Adventures

To keep kids entertained during the summer holidays, Wyevale Garden Centres has put together a programme of fun activities called Braziliant Adventures

Between 2 and 25 August, children and their families are invited to enjoy an array of events at one of almost 50 centres that are taking part in the festivities. A range of craft and baking activities have been planned and they all involve making something fantastic that can be taken home with you. 


The Teddy Bear’s Picnic Returns to Cholmondeley Castle this August!

Teddys Bear Picnic

The very popular annual Teddy Bear’s Picnic is back at Cholmondeley Castle Gardens on Sunday 14th August. This year the event is being organised by local children’s charity The Wingate Centre, a specialist holiday centre that provides residential breaks and sports and recreation activities for children and young adults with disabilities.

The Wingate Centre, based only four miles from Cholmondeley Castle, was the chosen charity for the 2016 event and this year it promises to be even bigger and better!

Make their day with a trip to the Bay!

Cardiff Harbour Cardiff International White Water

An ideal destination for tourists, groups and families, Cardiff Bay really does provide something for everyone. The waterfront offers an exciting blend of historic landmarks and entertainment venues, nestled alongside vibrant bars and restaurants. Whether you’re looking to escape from the hustle and bustle of the city centre, enjoy scenic views, or soak up the unique atmosphere of the Bay’s cultural scene, you’ll be spoilt for choice.


Enjoy a stroll along the Barrage which boasts panoramic sea views and free outdoor exhibitions, or get closer to the water and tour the Bay in style by taking a fun-filled boat ride or trip to tranquil Flat Holm Island. 

‘The doctor will see you now’ Pump Room museum reveals medical measures from the 1920s

Doctors bag circa 1920

How sickness and injuries were treated nearly 100 years ago will be revealed at the Royal Pump Rooms Museum in Harrogate on Friday 13th May.

From 6pm – 8pm, young visitors will have the opportunity to step back in time to find out what medicine and treatments were like back in the 1920s.

Aimed at families and pre-teens, when visitors arrive at the museum they will be given a ‘character card’ containing a description of an illness which is ‘theirs’ for the evening.

All aboard Steam on the Dock - the UK’s only inner-city steam rally at Albert Dock Liverpool

Ffestiniog and Welsh Highland Steam Train

 

Toot those whistles one and all as Steam on the Dock chugs into Albert Dock Liverpool from May 6-8. Step aboard an authentic steam train and steamboat from a bygone age, and be amazed by a symphonic spectacular of live music, steam and sparks - it’s full steam ahead to the UK’s only inner-city steam rally, which takes over the North West’s most-visited free tourist attraction for a free weekend of wonder for families and steam enthusiasts alike.