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Newark Book Festival 2021

#30DaysWild 2021 – Week One

It's that time of year again when The Wildlife Trusts challenge everyone to do one wild thing each day throughout the month of June. "That’s 30 simple, fun and exciting Random Acts of Wildness". I always intend to be a lot more prepared than I am but as usual any...

Summer season shows set to be back on stage!

Lincoln Performing Arts Centre announces theatre line-up

Ways to inspire your mini ones for Hedgehog Awareness Week

Cute and snuffly, the hedgehog is one of Britain's most-loved wild animals but sadly our only spiny mammal is now officially classed as vulnerable to extinction. Hedgehog Awareness Week 2021 (May 2nd-8th), run by the British Hedgehog Preservation Society, is...

Create, play, read and craft – but, above all, imagine

Newark Book Festival Imaginarium

Chakraji and Calm Callum

The state of children's mental health has been a growing concern in recent years and it is unsurprising that the pandemic's continuing effects have seen the problem grow even worse. Hansa Pankhania, who founded AUM Wellbeing Consultancy, has plenty of experience as a...

Baking, time travel, natural exploration and crafting fun delivered directly through your letterbox

2020 has been the year of staying in and the toys mini ones receive under the tree this year may have a greater opportunity to be played with this festive season if schools are delayed in returning next term. But many parents will still be searching for suggestions of...

Inspire your mini baker with lots of membership incentives

Businesses having to innovate during the pandemic is hardly unheard of but one Lincoln woman seems to have particularly honed the art of adapting to our ever-changing Coronavirus circustances. Helen's The Back Garden Bakery was both successfully supplying cakes to...

Lincoln mum expands her focus to find more family fun

Lockdown has given us all the chance to think about doing things differently in our lives whether we've wanted to or not. For one Lincoln mum of two it's proved a great opportunity to expand her horizons from the city's walls to the much wider county's borders. Emma...

Presents for 6 year olds that pass the parent test

What do you buy a six year old for Christmas when she's already not lacking in toys but also has a birthday just a couple of weeks beforehand to cater for too? It's fair to say that mini number two quite likes December with all its unwrapping possibilities and, with...

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When in Sleaford…

The promise of free family-friendly outdoor art activities prompted us to make sure our snack bag was packed copiously full and hit the road to Sleaford this morning. As part of the nationwide #getcreative weekend, ArtsNK were offering visitors to The Nettles the...

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Countryside Lincs 2017

Fun-filled family event Countryside Lincs is set to return to the Lincolnshire Showground on Sunday (April 9th) with hands-on learning experiences about food, crafts, farming and the importance of the countryside. Families will be able to interact with farmyard...

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Sunday Sevens #3

#SundaySevens is a blog series started by Natalie from Threads and Bobbins.  Here's my third entry into the series looking at a few of the little things that have happened in the mini ones' lives this week... 1. And the winners are... [gallery ids="4691,4692"...

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Science in the Park 2017

Anyone who thinks there's a lack of interest in the STEM subjects clearly didn't attend Science in the Park 2017 at Wollaton Hall on Saturday. The difficulty we had in finding a parking space on arrival was mirrored in the number of people vying to get their hands on...

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Soaring high with Flutter and Fly

Have you ever had your hand tickled by a clarinet? No? Then you probably weren't a member of the Lincoln Drill Hall's audience for either of Sinfonia Viva's performances of Flutter and Fly at the weekend. A sensory delight all round, the show was designed for ages 6...

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