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Doodle It and Go Chalk Books - ideal for colouring in the car

Doodle It And Go

As cries of, "Are we nearly there yet?" echo across the country, we take a look at a product which could silence those bored in the back. If the children are keen on colouring in the car but you're not so keen on the mess, then the Doodle It and Go is the perfect solution.

The beautiful eight-page books come with a set of 4 ZeroDust™ Butterstix chalks; dust-free and pastel-like they glide easily on most non-porous surfaces leaving no stains, no mess and no dust. The Doodle It and Go Chalk Books are available with a choice of covers and each has a Velcro tab closure.

They provide an endless outlet for your child’s creativity whilst at the same time saving paper. 

Free storytelling for kids this March on MBNA Thames Clippers

Free storytelling for kids this March on MBNA Thames Clippers

"Tales on the Thames" storytelling sessions feature children's classics from Walker Books. London's fastest and most frequent river bus service, MBNA Thames Clippers (www.mbnathamesclippers.com), has teamed up with leading children's publisher, Walker Books, for a series of weekly storytelling sessions in March. Much loved kids’ classics will be brought to life on Friday 16 and 23 March. The new "Tales on the Thames" series is aimed at pre-schoolers, and will feature titles including We’re Going on a Bear Hunt (by Michael Rosen and illustrated by Helen Oxenbury) and Owl Babies (by Martin Waddell and illustrated by Patrick Benson).

April's RHS Flower Show Cardiff is a must-sea!

RHS Flower Show Cardiff. Credit: RHS and Huw John

The RHS Flower Show Cardiff in April will feature eco-friendly Regeneration Gardens, which champion reusable materials, and is set to inspire with its Wales’ Year of the Sea theme.

The annually anticipated floral spectacular – partnered by wealth manager Brewin Dolphin – will highlight the sensational Welsh coastline with a host of themed gardens and related features and activities to spark the imagination as 60 nurseries from all over the UK come together in Floral Marquee and Plant Village.

As the UK’s leading gardening charity, the RHS has revealed an exciting line-up, bringing vibrant Show Gardens, floral displays, interactive activities and the brand new Regeneration Gardens to the grounds of the stunning Bute Park from 13 to 15 April. 

20% off Family & Friends Railcard this half term

Family & Friends Railcard

National Rail has announced 20% off its Family & Friends one year Railcard from 3-20 February – perfect for fun trips this February half term.

The sale means that the Railcard, which saves a third off most adult rail fares and 60% off kids’ fares, will be available for just £24, for a year’s unlimited usage – helping family and friends enjoy fun-filled trips, without breaking the bank.

To take advantage of the sale visit: familyandfriends-railcard.co.uk/sale and use code: FEB17

For cash-strapped parents needing inspiration this half term, Family & Friends Railcard has compiled five exciting trips for families:

Get back to nature

School's out, Football's in!

  • With free time aplenty, a fun-fuelled family afternoon at your local FA Women’s Super League match is the perfect cure for cabin fever and restless kids looking for outdoor entertainment
  • With ticket prices starting from as little as £2, the FA WSL is set to provide quality, affordable football for the whole family to enjoy
  • Perfect day out for football fans and families alike, complemented by match day activities and, most importantly, a chance to meet the players post-match!

With many parents frantically planning how to occupy their kids’ time over the summer period, the FA Women’s Super League is on hand with solutions aplenty!