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What to do in the Edinburgh School Holidays

The Summer holidays are here and Edinburgh has lots of fun things to offer families who are looking to fill some of these days. The Festival and Fringe are just around the corner, along with Carnivals, Galas, the Mardis Gras … Continue reading

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Edinburgh Theatre, Festival Shows & Gigs this Summer for Kids

It’s fair to say Edinburgh is buzzing during the school summer holidays and it’s not just because of the Fringe. During the months of July and August Edinburgh hosts 7 different types of festivals, so there is bound to be … Continue reading

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Little Darlings Afternoon Tea at Blythswood Square

When I think of afternoon tea in Glasgow, it conjures up memories of sitting in my great auntie’s flat in the south of the city, scoffing a Scotch pie accompanied by the finest HP sauce, washed down by some premium … Continue reading

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30 Kids Activities To Do In April

Guest post by Kirsty Herriot I love a list, it makes me feel organised and can help keep me on track as well as giving me a sense of achievement when I can score things off of it. I make … Continue reading

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Paradise Island Golf Adventure, Livingston

I’m always on the look out for alternative indoor activities to do with kids. When you live somewhere that doesn’t always offer the best weather it’s quite often an essential to have a few different ideas tucked up your sleeve! … Continue reading

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Top Ten Things To Do With Kids In Edinburgh

Edinburgh is a great place to visit with kids. Here are our top ten picks for places to take kids of all ages, whatever the weather and whatever your budget. Always have a back-up plan in case you head outdoors … Continue reading

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School’s Out for Summer!

Well that’s school done for summer. Yesterday was the last day of term. Seven weeks of lolling around in pyjamas, playing out until late and family fun ahead of us. A parcel awaited Erin’s arrival home yesterday, a big sloggy … Continue reading

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Horrible Histories Theatre Show & Bus Tour

Edinburgh is full of gory history; the hangings in the Grassmarket, the drowning of suspected witches and the infamous murders of Burke and Hare. There is plenty to satisfy the appetite of small children who can’t get enough horrible history. … Continue reading

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12 Summer Activities for a 7 year old

1. Bake bread If you fancy something more challenging try pitta breads or a poppy seed loaf. 2. Decopatch 3. Swimming We like the Time Capsule. It’s more of a waterpark than a swimming pool, it has flumes, a rubber … Continue reading

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Cooking With Kids: Coconut Parfait

When you open the curtains on a Saturday and see the weather is as driech as it is today, baking (or cooking) with the kids is the only option. I’ve been slowly building Erin’s repertoire and confidence in the kitchen. … Continue reading

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Kids and Inheritance

My peer group work hard to create a reasonable lifestyle for themselves and their children. I’m proud of the fact that I’ve managed to work as a team with Alex to create the lifestyle we enjoy. It’s modest but it’s … Continue reading

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Buying Birthday Gifts For Your Children’s Friends

At seven we’ve definitely hit the age of the birthday party. Not a month goes by when they’re not soft playing, painting pottery or dancing at yet another birthday bash. At first I was totally disorganised with the present buying, … Continue reading

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What Can a Seven Year Old Do On a Cruise?

After my misconception that the food on cruises would be low quality, my second concern was that there wasn’t much to do for kids. How wrong I was (again). I’m focusing on a seven year old in this post as … Continue reading

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