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Wildlife presenter Steve Backshall leads unique Mystery at the Museum online ‘escape room’ event at Oxford’s Museum of Natural History

Wildlife presenter Steve Backshall leads unique Mystery at the Museum online ‘escape room’ event at Oxford’s Museum of Natural History

Free online event: 4 December, 7-8pm https://oumnh.ox.ac.uk/mystery A one-of-a-kind, live-streamed adventure in Oxford’s Natural History Museum will provide participants of all ages with the most incredible, free online experience. On 4 December at 7pm, BAFTA-winning wildlife presenter and explorer Steve Backshall (Deadly 60, Blue Planet Live, Expedition) will take you on a hunt for a missing exhibit… Read More…

Research reveals the most popular songs to give birth to

Research reveals the most popular songs to give birth to

New Spotify research undertaken by parenting expert and nursery retailer, Kiddies Kingdom, has studied a multitude of songs across a range of birthing playlists including those titled “Pregnant and Feeling Good”, “Birth and Labour” and “Labour and Delivery” to reveal the top 10 songs people listen to when faced with hours of tears, screams and contractions.… Read More…

4 cute baby keepsakes you can make yourself

4 cute baby keepsakes you can make yourself

As busy and stressful as life is as a new parent, the first year or so is one that you’ll want to cherish, whether that’s through photo albums or something a little different. Here are some suggestions of cute baby keepsakes you can make yourself, either to keep or to use as gifts for grandparents… Read More…

Community projects to benefit from £500k funding

Community projects to benefit from £500k funding

New community wardens, improved pedestrian safety and better support for young people are among the projects in Bath to share a £500,000 funding boost announced today by Bath & North East Somerset Council. The Neighbourhood Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL) helps fund community improvement schemes such as schools, transport links, open spaces and recreational facilities. More… Read More…

Welcome back to America: no passport required!

Welcome back to America: no passport required!

If it’s fresh air and space to spend socially distanced time with friends and family you are after, then the gardens the American Museum & Gardens, are just what you need. Opened in September 2018 by Alan Titchmarsh, the New American Garden is the first European commission for Washington DC-based landscape architects Oehme, van Sweden. … Read More…

5 Top Tips for Planning a Low-Key Wedding

5 Top Tips for Planning a Low-Key Wedding

To help you plan the perfect low-key wedding, Jewellers William May have put together 5 top tips to help you plan a socially distanced wedding to remember. 1 – Refine the Guest List  A maximum of 30 people will be allowed to attend so liming the guest list will ensure your low-key wedding is in line… Read More…

Survey reveals high volume of parents concerned over relaxed restrictions and social distancing with toddlers

Survey reveals high volume of parents concerned over relaxed restrictions and social distancing with toddlers

Results from a survey of parents and carers revealed deep concerns about social distancing with toddlers, with 81% citing they were worried about social distancing now lockdown restrictions are easing. The survey, run by Instagrammer mum Stacey Purnell (@_stacyelouox) and commissioned by ONK – the UK’s safety reins brand that puts style, adventure and safety… Read More…

Well done Marcus Rashford!

Well done Marcus Rashford!

Thanks to the footballer, thousands of children will continue to receive school meal vouchers over the summer. Initially, the campaign was due to stop at the end of term, causing many parents concern about how they would be able to afford to feed their children over the summer whilst the pandemic continues. The school meal… Read More…

5 zero-waste crafts you and your kids will love

5 zero-waste crafts you and your kids will love

Here, Scott Hawthorne from the waste management company SkipsAndBins.com outlines five fun and kid-friendly craft projects that will help to reduce how much household waste you send to landfill! Many of us have been in lockdown with our children for a couple of months now, so it’s understandable if you feel like you’ve run out… Read More…

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