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    Holidaying with the kids is never going to be a relaxing holiday. A lot of fun making treasured memories, but certainly not relaxing.

    Finding somewhere to keep the children amused and entertained can be […] AJ Ferguson, IMG 0251 2%, %

    • So many people forget how good England and Wales are for family holidays! This just shows how amazing holidays are which you don’t need a plane for.

      What age do you think Haven holidays are best suited for children?

      • We stayed in the Haven in Porthmadog last year with our 2 year old and she loved it, backed right onto the beach. The onsite facilities were decent for a holiday park nothing too extravagant , pool, games, park and small indoor soft play. Enough to keep us entertained for 3 days. There were lots of 8-14 year olds smashing around who were well catered for with arcades and shows and bowling etc.

    • Looks like a great trip. More to north wales than Snowdon then it appears!
      (love the humble time bragg slipped in there! haha)
      Definitely worth having a look on your doorstep for plenty of getaway options.
      Good to see you braving the UK weather and doing the caravanning too.

    • We holiday in the UK quite alot mainly south coast line and butlins minehead. however we have never been to north Wales. I have a 2 and half year old and 18week baby. So just generally stick to what we no. After reading this and currently considering next years holiday. Does any one have a resort / camp or area recomendation that would be suitable for my young family?

    • North Wales is amazing. Went youth hostelling and camping up there in my late teens; camped just outside Capel Curig at the foot of Tryfan and it was amazing scenery. Did the trip up Snowdon and going to take the family back before too long.

      Haven holidays are pretty damn good as well!

    • We have just booked a week at Hafan y mor, we love Haven, usually go to the Yorkshire coast but have been looking for a chance to do Wales. This discount was a perfect excuse!

    • Looks like things have changed at Haven since I was a lad. Even back then they were great family holidays. On site facilities/activities are normally varied and it also acts as a good base if you want to explore the local area.

      The Nature Rockz activity looks great and definitely something our 3.5yr old son would love!

    • Looks good. May have to give it a visit.

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    75% of children under 5 now have access to a tablet or smartphone, according to a new study. 

    Childwise, a leading specialist in research with children, surveyed 1000 parents about their under 5’s screen time […] AJ Ferguson, people 2564425 640%, %

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    You might remember a few years ago Ashton Kutcher sharing his frustration at the lack of baby change facilities available to dads in public places.

    When dads are out with their baby, where are they supposed […] AJ Ferguson, Screen Shot 2018 10 04 at 08.55.11%, %

    • I had exactly this problem today

      I had lunch in quite a nice restaurant in Hampstead..

      I turned and looked at my 6month old son who was clearly straining! (Pushing out a poo!)

      Before he got uncomfortable I asked the waiter where I could change him to which he replied “sorry sir I’m really not sure as the only facilities are in the ladies”!

      Rather than ruin our lunch my wife did the dead and changed him, however..

      What if she wasn’t there? Do I go into the ladies? Do I change him at the dinner table?

      It’s a disgrace. If they said it’s not a baby friendly pub and there were no facilities fine but to just have them in the ladies is discriminating against dads.

      We need to highlight this as a problem..

      Michael Nieto-Cross

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    95% of teachers admitted to buying basic necessities including toothpaste, toothbrushes, breakfast and sanitary products using their own money.

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    • Teachers and professionals in education get a lot of bad press. But nowadays, teachers are more than just teachers. Schools are more than just a place for learning. This article proves that schools provide so much more than a place to learn! Education professionals are amazing!!

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    Is this a high street first?

    M&S have launched a brand new easy -dressing range designed to help children with a multitude of sensory and physical needs. 

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