Tips and Ideas
Here we share essential 'Top Tips' from family businesses and parenting experts. We also share our Mums' Network tips and ideas for you and your little ones!
World Book Day Ideas
Find last minute dressing up ideas for World Book Day
What is World Book Day?
World book Day 2017 is once again encouraging children to dress to change lives!
World book day is a celebration of authors, illustrators, books and (most importantly) it’s a celebration of reading.
There are events and competitions around the world in order to encourage children to explore reading and develop a love of books.
On this eagerly anticipated day you'll see everything for 'Cat in the Hat' teachers to 'Dennis the Menace' 10 year olds and everything imaginable in between.
Most children and parents alike really enjoy dressing up but if you've left it to the last minute why not have a rummage in the wardrobe for some of these dressing up ideas. Read More →
Join us as we get kids throughout the UK Fit this February ~ #Fit4Feb
Thanks to the initiative of celebrities such as BBC Radio 2's breakfast show host Chris Evans and Dr Michael Mosley from BBC 2's 'Trust Me I'm a Doctor' many of us are adopting a sugar free February. This is obviously great news and will encourage the healthy eating of many, if only just for one month.
We'd like to step things up a bit and get parents everywhere to join in with What's On 4's 'Get Fit For February'. We're looking at the wealth of activities that children can do, either as a family or in a club or class. Most importantly we're encouraging children to have fun and get fit without even realising it.
Our dog-loving nation is set to go barking mad for the Great British Dog Walk 2017 with 20 fun-filled family walks in the great British countryside
Our dog-loving nation is set to go barking mad for this year’s Great British Dog Walk, 20 fun-filled countryside walks being held between March and June 2017 to ensure more hearing dogs can be trained to bring life-transforming benefits to deaf children and adults.
Now firmly established as one of the UK’s favourite series of dog walks, around 4,000 families and over 500 dogs of all shapes and sizes are expected to take part in this year’s fun-filled nationwide events.
New Year, New Activity!
We kick started 2017 by helping parents throughout the UK find out what new activities were available to their children this year!
You may well have missed out, but don't despair - you can still enjoy all of our info on classes, activities and days out near you.
The World Health Organization (WHO) regards childhood obesity as one of the most serious global public health challenges for the 21st century. As we're all more than aware, obese children and adolescents are at an increased risk of developing various health problems and are also more likely to become obese adults. Discover the world of childrens' activities throughout the UK!
Do you take your baby swimming? There’s some very good reasons why you should!
The first-ever National Baby Swimming Week ran from Monday 31 October and celebrated the joys of baby swimming for babies and parents alike. But don't worry if you missed out. You can still find a Baby Swimming class local to you by searching What's On 4 Little Ones.
Whether your priority is water safety or you simply want additional bonding time with your baby or to get them active from a young age, baby swimming has it all. You can still follow #NBSW on social media and see all the baby swimming experiences and advice that was shared by other parents.
With the nights longer than the days it's time to get creative with the world around us, embrace the changing season and enjoy your surroundings with your little ones whether that be town or city centre or countryside.
Our friend blogger Rainy Day Mum has shared a fantastic way of having fun with working on some prewriting practice with leaf art. Why not get out and about and explore your local region, the guys at English Heritage have sent us an amazing amount of fun Halloween events that are happening throughout the UK.
Lastly blogger The Butterfly Mother has shared how she managed to conquer one of the most difficult things about being a new mum - the loneliness and isolation, by joining a local toddler group. Read her story here. Find your local group by using our search here.
5 Fun Outdoor Activities for the Summer Holidays: The sunshine’s out and it’s the summer holidays again! Now’s the time to get our children outside with some exciting warm weather activities. Encouraging children to play outside in the garden is a great way for them to get their daily dose of vitamin D which boosts mood, energy levels, memory and overall health. Hands-on activities, creative play time and colourful games are ideal ways to create opportunities for outdoor play. Here are five fun activities to try out this summer...read more >>>>
Are you Out and About this summer?
Need things to do with the kids on a Rainy Day?
We've go that covered too! Top tips for parents about the best apps to keep children learning this summer
Read here for 10 things every parent should know about Reception year
(or a light-hearted look at some of the parental challenges of that first year at school!)
Plus don't forget that you can now receive updates and find activities on our website for School Kids here.
Keeping Your Little One Busy & Active
And please check out our guides to:
Get On Your Bike, and