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    Advice for the first day of school: School uniform, school shoes and name tags

    First day of school

    I can’t quite believe it, but it seems that the first day of school is nearly upon us. As it’s raining like the end of the world, I thought I would put together some quick last-minute advice for other mums and dads who are getting things ready before school starts. If you’re looking for advice […]

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    David Walliams and Jeff Kinney LIVE in London – plus a special prize draw!

    Calling all London parents! This December, join bestselling children’s authors David Walliams and Jeff Kinney at a unique family friendly Christmas Spectacular at London’s O2. It’s going to be the children’s book event of the season, and we want you to help you get the word out to other London families, so we’ve got a little competition for […]

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    Rogue One tickets on sale shortly!

    We’ve got some very exciting news for Star Wars fans! Tickets for the eagerly awaited next story from the Star Wars Universe will go on sale in UK/ Ireland from 12:01AM on Monday 21stNovember.  “Rogue One: A Star Wars Story” will hit UK cinemas at midnight in the early hours of Thursday 15th December and buying […]

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    New David Walliams book: The Midnight Gang (Review)

    It seems that every child in the country is talking about the new book by David Walliams, The Midnight Gang, and for good reason! It’s a beautiful story with a big heart, with laugh-out-loud moments and scenes that will have you welling up and reaching for the tissues. Best of all, it’s a bigger-than-big adventure […]

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    The Queen of Katwe review: An uplifting new Disney movie

    The Queen of Katwe is an uplifting and heartwarming new movie, one which will perhaps take Disney fans by surprise. A far cry from the sparkle and magic of your favourite Disney movies, The Queen of Katwe is set in the slums of Uganda, its heroine an illiterate and underprivileged young girl. There is no prince, no baddie, no […]

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    Family Travel: The Sun’s Holidays from £15

    Having enjoyed a tiny glimpse of the sun peeking out over Easter weekend, I’ve already started thinking about my next family holiday! Gone are the days of lounging around on holiday reading my paperbacks – when the sun’s out, my children are completely energised, tugging at my shorts demanding that I play games in the […]

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    The Good Dinosaur: Exclusive Q&A with Filmmaker Peter Sohn

    With stunning animation and a story that transcends language, The Good Dinosaur is up there among our favourite family movies… so we’re delighted that we’ll be able to watch it again at home over the Easter holidays! We’re going to be challenging families to a little Kahoot! quiz about the movie, so you’re going to want to brush up […]

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    Kingston Bagpuize House and Gardens

    Kingston Bagpuize House is a beautiful 1660s red brick manor near Abingdon in South Oxfordshire. It is set in mature parkland and gardens containing a notable collection of plants including rare trees, shrubs, perennials and bulbs. I love a stately home and gardens. Indeed, my kids have spent so much time in their short lives […]

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    Oxford with kids: Things to do on rainy days

    Looking for things to do in Oxford with kids on those wintery rainy days? We’ve invited an adventurous Oxford mum to share her tips – here’s what our guest author Ros from Socks and the Settee has to say about rainy days in and around Oxford with young children…  Winter is always difficult when you have […]

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    Become a ReallyKidFriendly reviewer!

    We are searching for trusted reviewers and parent bloggers to write honest reviews for ReallyKidFriendly. Think you know the best places to go with babies, toddlers or young children? Read on! What’s involved: You’ll write a one-page guide to a place you know and love, highlighting the best attractions, shows, activities, places to eat and stress-free days out for families. For […]

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    Star Wars party ideas

    With Star Wars: The Force Awakens on absolutely everyone’s minds, what better way to celebrate than with a Star Wars party? Those kids of yours have got the most incredible imaginations, so it really doesn’t have to be pricey or complicated… Below you’ll find some stellar (see what we’ve done there?) Star Wars party ideas you […]

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