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We’re Off To The Bluedot Festival 2017

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The countdown to the Bluedot Festival 2017 has begun. In a matter of hours, we will camp out under the iconic Lovell telescope at Jodrell Bank. My children are vibrating like extremely excited molecules. It’s all hands on deck as we prepare for the launch of our favourite family summer festival. The Bluedot festival is an out of this world …

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Illuminature Book Giveaway – A Perfect Gift This Holiday Season

In Books, Competitions, Seasonal Celebrations, Wide Eyed Editions by Prudence2 Comments

You can read our review here ; To celebrate receiving the Children’s Choice Book of the Month accolade the publisher has kindly sent me a second copy of ‘Illuminature’ (I am glad because there is no way that I would part with our copy).  This stunning book is a perfect gift for any child this festive season. To be in …

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Have You Got A Question For Astronaut Tim Peake?

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We are one very excited household because on Saturday we are attending a Q&A session with Tim Peake! The famous British astronaut is visiting Manchester where he will appear at Manchester Museum of Science and Industry and then at Media City. The second event is free and doesn’t require tickets – find out more here : Tim Peake Media City  …

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Free Resources to Help Celebrate Science Week

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Science week is a ten day celebration of science, technology, maths and engineering. There are events held across the country to encourage children and teachers to get excited about science. There are great resources available to support the celebrations which can be downloaded from the Science Week website. The activity pack includes detailed instructions for exciting experiments which can be …

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World Book Day – ‘Bag-a-Book’ with Bury Libraries

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What’s in the bag on World Book Day? Bury libraries have gone book crazy for World Book Day 2015 and we think it is wonderful! They are inviting youngsters and families to celebrate World Book Day on Thursday 5th March and uncover a reading surprise. Libraries across the borough are hiding children’s books in bags, so young people who ‘Bag-a-Book’ ...
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Free Resources for Chinese New Year 2015

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Here you will find a number of useful free resources which will help you explain the traditions of the celebrations to your children. CBeebies – a lively short video clip to tell children about the animals associated with the lunar calendar. BBC Bitesize – a look at the entertainment put on in China for the New Year. Good for slightly …