Family Camping essentials

Jul 19 2017

 

I have recently read a worrying survey published in the Post Office Money annual Parents’ Summer Spending report which shows that parents will spend £468 entertaining their children this Summer. Fun holidays don't need to be so expensive! Recently I went camping at Cornbury Music Festival and I realised how cheap kids' entertainment at family camping can be. Over half of parents (52 per cent) are worried about covering the cost of entertaining their children during the school holidays, but while camping, children can browse freely outdoor and play all day making new friends. That is good-old-times type of fun which is great for developing social skills that our urban children seem to lack (none excluded). Family camping essentials that came useful during my wild experience include the following items.  

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Film review: Dunkirk

Jul 18 2017

 

Christopher Nolan’s latest film Dunkirk, released in UK cinemas on 21 July 2017, won't disappoint those people who love war drama movies. It's a very powerful visualisation of how a day as a private during WW2 could have looked like.  It also features an incredible British ensemble cast including Tom Hardy, Kenneth Branagh, Mark Rylance, Cillian Murphy, Fionn Whitehead and Harry Styles. One to watch on a grey Sunday afternoon. 12+ kids will enjoy that too particularly if they love history.
 

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Ten minutes with Jeremy Strong chatting about writing for kids & his Brother’s Famous Bottom

Jul 14 2017

Jeremy Strong has done it again! The King of Comedy has written a brilliantly funny new book, My Brother's Famous Bottom Makes a Splash, which is the perfect summer read! I have had a chat with him recently to talk about his writing career, his latest book, to ask him tips for aspiring authors and to find out what he is working on at the moment. Just a quick WARNING for when your kids (or yourself) will read this book:

THIS BOOK IS VERY FUNNY. Readers may experience:

Giggling fits

Snorting

Crying with laughter

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