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You’ll find everything from child friendly visitor attractions and family days out to kids movies, birthday party ideas, things to do on a rainy day with a bored toddler, kids app reviews and more.

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What's On for Kids

Discover half-term activities, playgroups, baby yoga, puppet shows, karate classes and more.
What's on

Rainy day activities

Places to go and things to do with kids on a rainy day, including museums, kids crafts, silly games and kids movies.

Make and Do

Children’s crafts, colouring pages, baking with kids, and rainy day activities to keep the kids busy


London for Kids

Local events and activities in London for kids, family friendly attractions, West End shows, museums and more.

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Movies and Live Shows

Family movie reviews and trailers, puppet shows for under 5s, must-have DVDs, and West End shows for kids

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National Trust sites

Best National Trust sites for kids, with adventure playgrounds, family events, animals and hands on history

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Travel with Kids

Family friendly holidays and staycations, advice for travelling with a baby, and the definitive guide to Disneyland

Lessons, classes and sports clubs

Lessons and clubs

Workshops, talks and classes in your area with everything from karate to drama, music and football clubs.

What's on for Under 5s

Playgroups, shows for under 5s, baby music classes, mum and baby yoga and creative play for preschoolers

Best UK tourist attractions

Best UK visitor attractions

The best UK visitor attractions for families, recommended by real mums and dads. Is your favourite on the list?

Best books for children

Best books for children

Children’s classics, picture books, nursery rhyme collections, baby books, and wonderful first chapter books.

Best outdoor adventures for children

Best outdoor adventures

Magical woodland areas your children will just love, mystical ruins, treetop adventures and vast outdoor spaces.

10 best websites for kids

Best websites for kids

Looking for fun, safe, educational and entertaining websites for your kids? You’ve got to try one of our top ten!

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Gorgeous new baby world at M&S

M&S have just launched a gorgeous new Baby range, with stunning nursery furniture, toys, Dr Brown’s baby bottles, snugglies and stylish baby clothes. Check it out!

Best London museums for kids

London museums for kids

Looking for free things to do with kids on a rainy day? Check out our list of the best child-friendly London museums!

Best airplane games and car games

Best airplane games and car games for kids

Travelling with kids? We’ve handpicked our favourite airplane games and car games and other essentials for surviving a journey with young children.

A kids movie every parent will love…

More things to do with kids

Baby’s First Christmas

For grown ups, Christmas time is a flurry of preparations but for kiddies, the holiday is filled with the magic of chocolate calendars, letters to Father Christmas and the hope for snow. To ensure Baby’s First Christmas is one to remember, here are three ways to...

Christmas Craft Idea: Felt Christmas Tree

Everyone is busy at Christmas, wrapping presents, stuffing the turkey, writing cards, and decorating the house. The kiddies will want to be busy too with their own job to do. So, while you’re out at the shops, grabbing the last minute presents, take 5 minutes to...

STOMP review (Ambassadors Theatre London)

I’d been scouting out the most family friendly London musicals and West End shows to see over Christmas break, and was treated to some tickets to see STOMP at the Ambassadors Theatre London… the idea being that I would write a little STOMP review from the...

LEGO Christmas Decorations!

Easy, quick and effective, I love these chubby LEGO Christmas decorations. A couple of years ago I came across the LEGO tutorials for some cute Christmas-themed decorations. They’re the perfect Christmas activity for the LEGO-obsessed in your house and...

Top toys: vTech KidiZoom SmartWatch is a hit!

It’s getting more and more difficult to choose Christmas presents and birthday presents for the kids. I’m sure in my day we would have been happy with a Hoop and Stick, and over the moon with anything vaguely high tech. Like an Etch-a-Sketch. Now, though,...

Fireworks Craft Activity for Babies and Toddlers

Fireworks are everywhere this week to celebrate Guy Fawkes’ failed gunpowder plot.  Forget about the burning effigies and flaming bonfires or subjecting the babies to rather terrifying fireworks – here is a safe Fireworks craft activity to commemorate the...

Kids Craft Idea: Hallowe’en Paper Lanterns

If you’re venturing out this Hallowe’en night, the kiddies may need something to help them brave through the dark corners. I grew up in the Irish countryside, where everyone lived that little bit too far from each other to traipse from door to door Trick...

How to choose the perfect new baby gift

The buggy’s set up, they’ve found the ISO-Fix and plugged in the monitor. Baby’s arrival is near or already here and you’re looking forward to meeting a person who’s small enough to make a minuscule Newborn baby-gro look as big as an...

3 Things to do with babies and toddlers this Autumn

Autumn has definitely arrived, and what better way to celebrate than with the very first post in our M&S Baby and Toddler series! We’ve invited the wonderfully talented Irish artist (and much loved nanny and aunty) Marjolein Wouters to share her favourite...

Win tickets to the most exciting Toy Awards event of the year!

We are absolutely thrilled to let you in on a little secret… we’ve been invited to the most anticipated Toy Awards event EVER, and we’re going to choose two lucky families to join us. Keep reading for your chance to win tickets to the ToyTesters.tv...

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