Taking the kids out for the day can prove an expensive undertaking when you take into account petrol/fares, entry fees, lollies, ice creams and other treats and that’s before you’ve even really thought about having something to eat. Entry fees for many local attractions nowadays are quite steep, making this prohibitive for families with a few kids. If you’re wondering what to do with the kids next half term or holiday, look for some of the less well known local facilities like community farms, woodland trust parks and walks.
We’ve all heard of Facebook – just about everybody is doing it these days from kids, through adults and all the way to grandparents – we’re all Facebooking. When my first grandchild was born late last year I was fascinated to find that my daughter was spending loads of time on Facebook connecting with other new mums, both locally and in far flung places. She joined several groups for new parents and has made several new friends who have babies of about the same age.