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LEARNING TO CLIMB TREES IN WALES

As you might have read recently in my blog post on whether kids should be taken out of school for holidays, you will know that I believe that they can, at least for short periods that do not clash with the important run-up period to exams. I cannot be alone in being the only parent…

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SHOULD YOU TAKE THE KIDS ON HOLIDAY IN TERM TIME?

A warning to all those about to dive into this article – it is long and ever so slightly geeky (graph alert). However, the issue of parents taking their children out from school during term time in order to take a holiday has become such a topic of conversation that I hope you will find…

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NEW CENTER PARCS UNVEILS FIRST LODGE

Center Parcs has revealed what the lodges will look like at its fifth park, due to open later this spring near Ampthill in Bedfordshire. The Woodland Lodge, show in the picture, is the first of 625 lodges to be opened at Center Parcs Woburn Forest, a few miles from junction 13 of the M1 and…

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AN OFFBEAT DAY OUT IN ORLANDO

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DxIyg9kdSSw I have never had a particular desire to see a dead cockroach that has been transformed into a miniature Michael Jackson but if it had been on my bucket list, I could now tick it off. This odd item is one of thousands of weird and wonderful things that are crammed into Ripleys Believe…

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TEN THINGS TO DO WITH KIDS IN PARIS

The French capital is a perfect place to take children of all ages – it has open spaces, museums, grand buildings and family-friendly attractions. Here is my choice of ten interesting things to do with children when in Paris. The Jardin du Luxembourg  On a sunny day, there are few places better to spend the afternoon with…

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ESCAPING OCTOBER’S GREY SKIES