Author: ebadmin

Swimming Pool Safety for Children

Now the sun is (sometimes) shining and the summer is in full swing, many families are looking forward to spending time in a swimming or paddling pool. Whether you are jetting off to a villa with its own pool or just setting up an inflatable in your back garden, there are a few simple pool safety procedures you can follow to make sure your children stay safe and sound. Keeping your pool clean Keeping your pool clean and hygienic is essential if you want to avoid the unpleasant infections that can be caused by a build-up of bacteria. Here...

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September Events in Essex for Babies, Children and Families

Top local listings for September events in Essex that are perfect for babies, toddlers, big kids and families! Discover what’s on near you, including children’s activities, workshops, shows, open days and fun things to do. You can add to our list of September events in Essex by visiting our Add Event page. September Events in Essex Events: Friday 1 September – Friday 8 September 2017 Critter Crazy at Lee Valley Park Farms Sat 19 Aug – Sun 3 Sept 2017, 10.00am-5.00pm Stubbins Hall Lane, Waltham Abbey, Essex, EN9 2EF From millipedes and stick insects to snakes and chinchillas, meet...

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8 of the Best Travel Cots 2017

Need a portable cot for your family holiday or a night away from home? We’ve picked out 8 of the best travel cots for a straightforward and stress-free sleep time. BabyBjÖrn Travel Cot Light Lightweight (5kg), compact and folds out in one movement. The soft mattress makes the travel cot a comfortable and snug place for your child to settle on trips away from home. This cot is suitable for children aged 0–3 years. £184.99, www.uberkids.co.uk Phil & Teds Traveller 4.0 Weighing only 6lbs, this travel cots really does live up to its name. The all-round ventilated mesh sides...

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Essex Fire Station Open Days 2017

Essex Fire Station Open Days are a great opportunity to let kids to take a closer look at some fire engines and equipment, meet local firefighters, and maybe even have a go with a fire hose. Parent can also get useful tips for protecting their homes and staying safe on the road. Here you’ll find a complete list of all the open days still to come this year. Essex Fire Station Open Days 2017   Basildon Fire Station Open Day Sun 24 Sept 2017, 10.00am-4.00pm Broadmayne, Basildon, Essex, SS14 1EH Meet our firefighters, sit in our fire engine and...

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Get creative and let imaginations run wild at Center Parcs Woburn Forest

I have long been an advocate of Center Parcs, I enjoyed many family holidays there as a child and since having my own babies have rediscovered its brilliance. This year’s visit was to explore Woburn Forest, the newest of its five locations across the UK, that opened back in 2014. The 600+ lodges definitely have a newer and improved design, again very sympathetic to the local environment, but looking more contemporary on the exterior with a striking timber design.  Inside you’d be hard pushed to differentiate too much as they maintain the high quality furnishings and feature the uniform...

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