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Your Guide to London’s Best Children’s Museums

Apr 10 2017
If you’re after a great day out with the kids that combines learning with fun and adventure, there aren’t many better destinations than the English capital. The best way to make sure you make the most of all London has to offer is to stay for a few days. See Hotels Combined for some great offers on hotels in fantastic locations. In the meantime, here’s a look at some of the best children’s museums London has to offer.

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Cornbury Music Festival – a fabulous finale for families in Cotswolds Oxfordshire 6-7-8 July 2017

Apr 10 2017
Cornbury Music Festival is a lovingly crafted, high end, open-air party, the ultimate celebration of music and culture set in the heart of the Cotswolds at Great Tew Park, tailor-made for the whole family. London Mums cannot wait for it! This year in particular as this year's event, the 14th Cornbury, will be the last.  It's going to be a smashing farewell party with great artists including Bryan Adams, Chrissie Hynde, Kaiser Chiefs, Jools Holland, Sophie Ellis-Bextor, Jack Savoretti, Scouting For Girls, Tom Chaplin (Keane), Imelda May, Right Said Fred, Midge Ure. No need to say that I particularly look forward to my teen idols Bryan Adams, Midge Ure and Sophie Ellis-Bextor as well as the Kaiser Chiefs.

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Picture book of the week: We’re all Wonders by R. J. Palacio, author of Wonder

Apr 05 2017
A fantastic picture book tie-in We're all Wonders, inspired by R. J. Palacio's beautiful novel Wonder, has just been published to coincide with the film release Wonder on 17 November 2017 based on the New York Times bestseller and starring Julia Roberts, Owen Wilson and Jacob Tremblay, . For those who don't know this book, Wonder tells the incredibly inspiring and heartwarming story of August Pullman, a boy with facial differences who enters fifth grade, attending a mainstream elementary school for the first time.

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Film review: Neruda starring Gael García Bernal out 7 April 2017

Apr 02 2017
Forget about special effects of blockbuster movies like King Kong or Life this Easter and watch Neruda instead. A film by Pablo Larrain about the time in the Chilean poet's life when he was on the run for being an outspoken Communist (in 1948). Neruda is played by Luis Gnecco is bears a remarkable likeness to the poet. The detective in charge of catching him is Gael García Bernal, one of my favourite Spanish speaking actors of all times. Don't miss it! You are in for a real treat.

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Inspirational Mums: Rita Kobrak & her Italian holidays for mums

Apr 01 2017
Here is another interview in my series of inspirational mums. This week I have chatted to Rita Kobrak about her Italian holidays for mums. She is the host of the London Mums' Tuscan trip 19-23 June 2017 which mums and families can join. See details of how to book here.

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