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  • Boredom buster! 10 summer day trips

    Pack a picnic, bundle the kids in the car and head off to one of these family fun sites for the day – all doable in a zippy 90-minute window.

  • Feeling hot hot hot? 13 places to keep your cool

    Hey hot stuff! Bit sweaty? Here's Muddy's pick of the best pools, river spots and watery fun to cool down in. Just add SPF.

  • 11 best subscription boxes for kids

    Running on empty when it comes to entertaining the kids? Royal Mail comes up trumps with these brilliant subscription boxes – time to sit with a gin and wait for the postman.

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    Get creative! 5 fun at-home classes for kids

    Stuck indoors? Internet to the rescue! We've rounded up some of the best digital classes to boost your kids' creativity and keep them engaged.

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    Day trippers

    Half term's here (*smiles through gritted teeth*). Please the little people and save your sanity by checking out these 28 top family day trips.

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    Half term saviours

    Harrassed parents, breathe deep. We know 36 ways to entertain the kids across Berkshire - from Lego film courses and cookery to the theatre and days out. We've nailed it.

  • Woman wearing multi coloured stripy socks lacing up ice skates

    Get yer skates on!

    Ice ice baby! Nothing like a whizz around a rink to make you feel festive (followed by a mulled wine obvs). We've rounded up the best ones for your skating pleasure.

  • Experience the magic of Christmas cobham surrey one female elf pulls another elf n a cart

    Visit Santa’s workshop…

    The big man's upped sticks and moved to Surrey (better climate) – and you can meet the FC and his elves as they prepare for Xmas in a fab immersive Crimbo experience.

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    43 fangtastic half term ideas

    Yep, half term crept up on us too. No fear, here's our ultimate guide to beating the boredom and surviving Halloween and the school holidays.

  • Huge T Rex animatronic dinosaur outside M&S and H&M The Lexicon Bracknell

    Shopping with dinosaurs

    Shopping with kids is a Jurassic pain in the bum. But we discovered that A 8m high T Rex and a hunt for her pre-historic pals was a roarsome hit for us all.

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