school holidays

British families feel the squeeze of summer holidays

New research released by Buyagift.com shows Britain's parents spend a staggering £9.5 billion on entertaining their kids during the six-week break. A study by the leading online gifting and experience website found that most parents spend £1,232 on keeping their children entertained during the summer holiday. Research by Buyagift.com of 1,000 parents found that by the time kids go back to school the average family will have spent; £472 on childcare, £388 on day trips in the UK and £372 on food and drink. The survey, which also looked into the specific opinions of families in the South West...

A day of play in Teignbridge

Families have the chance to celebrate summer in one of Teignbridge’s open spaces as National Playday comes up next month.

Some of the district’s best places will be filled with fun and games as part of the event, which sees thousands of children and their families get out playing at hundreds of community events across the UK.

As well as a celebration of children's right to play, Playday is a campaign that highlights the importance of play in children’s lives.

The Playday 2013 campaign theme is ‘Playful Places’. The campaign is calling on everyone to help make sure...

Helping to keep children safe on farms

As the school holidays approach, the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) is reminding farmers to think about the everyday risks and hazards on their farms and how they can protect children and young people from those risks.

HSE has revised and improved guidance aimed at reducing child deaths on farms and providing essential information on keeping children safe.

The leaflet contains practical advice and guidance on how to comply with the law in a simple and clearer format. It can be downloaded free from the HSE website .

Graeme Walker, Head of HSE’s Agriculture sector...

The Great Summer Cookery Workshops - Family Sunday Brunch-Bread Baking Workshops

Event Date: 
31/08/2014 - 10:00am to 1:00pm
Venue: 
Powderham Castle, Kenton, Exeter, Devon. EX6 8JQ

Family Sunday Brunch-Bread Baking Workshops - part of an action packed week of cookery workshops for all age groups, cooking abilities and interests run by Devon’s Fun Kitchen cooking school. The 'Great Summer Cookery Workshops' range from Kids Fun Kitchen to specialist master classes including macaroons and chocolate! The huge, bunting decorated marquee will be set up in the grounds of Powderham Castle, just outside Exeter. Organisers are expecting a huge demand for such a unique cookery experience. To register for a place please visit www.funkitchen.co.uk

The Great Summer Cookery Workshops -Adults Showstopper Evening

Event Date: 
30/08/2014 - 6:30pm to 9:30pm
Venue: 
Powderham Castle, Kenton, Exeter, Devon. EX6 8JQ

Adults Showstopper Evening Masterclass with Glenn Cosby - part of an action packed week of cookery workshops for all age groups, cooking abilities and interests run by Devon’s Fun Kitchen cooking school with BBC Great British Bake Off’s Glenn Cosby. The 'Great Summer Cookery Workshops' range from Kids Fun Kitchen to specialist master classes including macaroons and chocolate! The huge, bunting decorated marquee will be set up in the grounds of Powderham Castle, just outside Exeter. Organisers are expecting a huge demand for such a unique cookery experience. To register for a...

The Great Summer Cookery Workshops - Family Pastry and Crème Pat Masterclass with Glenn Cosby

Event Date: 
30/08/2014 - 2:00pm to 5:00pm
Venue: 
Powderham Castle, Kenton, Exeter, Devon. EX6 8JQ

Family Pastry and Crème Pat Masterclass with Glenn Cosby - part of an action packed week of cookery workshops for all age groups, cooking abilities and interests run by Devon’s Fun Kitchen cooking school with BBC Great British Bake Off’s Glenn Cosby. The 'Great Summer Cookery Workshops' range from Kids Fun Kitchen to specialist master classes including macaroons and chocolate! The huge, bunting decorated marquee will be set up in the grounds of Powderham Castle, just outside Exeter. Organisers are expecting a huge demand for such a unique cookery experience. To register for a...

The Great Summer Cookery Workshops -Family Cake and Chocolate Tempering Masterclass with Glenn Cosby

Event Date: 
30/08/2014 - 10:00am to 1:00pm
Venue: 
Powderham Castle, Kenton, Exeter, Devon. EX6 8JQ

Family Cake and Chocolate Tempering Masterclass with Glenn Cosby - part of an action packed week of cookery workshops for all age groups, cooking abilities and interests run by Devon’s Fun Kitchen cooking school with BBC Great British Bake Off’s Glenn Cosby. The 'Great Summer Cookery Workshops' range from Kids Fun Kitchen to specialist master classes including macaroons and chocolate! The huge, bunting decorated marquee will be set up in the grounds of Powderham Castle, just outside Exeter. Organisers are expecting a huge demand for such a unique cookery experience. To register...

The Great Summer Cookery Workshops -Adults Macaron Masterclass with Glenn Cosby

Event Date: 
29/08/2014 - 6:30pm to 9:30pm
Venue: 
Powderham Castle, Kenton, Exeter, Devon. EX6 8JQ

Adults Macaron Masterclass with Glenn Cosby - part of an action packed week of cookery workshops for all age groups, cooking abilities and interests run by Devon’s Fun Kitchen cooking school with BBC Great British Bake Off’s Glenn Cosby. The 'Great Summer Cookery Workshops' range from Kids Fun Kitchen to specialist master classes including macaroons and chocolate! The huge, bunting decorated marquee will be set up in the grounds of Powderham Castle, just outside Exeter. Organisers are expecting a huge demand for such a unique cookery experience. To register for a place please...

The Great Summer Cookery Workshops - Family Sweet Dough Masterclass with Glenn Cosby

Event Date: 
29/08/2014 - 2:00pm to 5:00pm
Venue: 
Powderham Castle, Kenton, Exeter, Devon. EX6 8JQ

Family Sweet Dough Masterclass with Glenn Cosby - part of an action packed week of cookery workshops for all age groups, cooking abilities and interests run by Devon’s Fun Kitchen cooking school with BBC Great British Bake Off’s Glenn Cosby. The 'Great Summer Cookery Workshops' range from Kids Fun Kitchen to specialist master classes including macaroons and chocolate! The huge, bunting decorated marquee will be set up in the grounds of Powderham Castle, just outside Exeter. Organisers are expecting a huge demand for such a unique cookery experience. To register for a place please...

The Great Summer Cookery Workshops -Family Macaron Masterclass with Glenn Cosby

Event Date: 
29/08/2014 - 10:00am to 1:00pm
Venue: 
Powderham Castle, Kenton, Exeter, Devon. EX6 8JQ

Family Macaron Masterclass with Glenn Cosby - part of an action packed week of cookery workshops for all age groups, cooking abilities and interests run by Devon’s Fun Kitchen cooking schoolwith BBC Great British Bake Off’s Glenn Cosby. The 'Great Summer Cookery Workshops' range from Kids Fun Kitchen to specialist master classes including macaroons and chocolate! The huge, bunting decorated marquee will be set up in the grounds of Powderham Castle, just outside Exeter. Organisers are expecting a huge demand for such a unique cookery experience. To register for a place please...

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