Christmas

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Golden Snitch Christmas Decorations

You might have noticed over the past couple of years that we have done quite a few Harry Potter based activities and crafts. To More

Winter Trifle With Blackberries

A delicious winter trifle with blackberries recipe by Dr Joan Ransley for Love Your Gut.

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Button Christmas Cards

Each year I start thinking about possible Christmas card ideas for my charges as early as the summer. Over the past 4 Christmases that More

Tips & Tricks To Help Your Child Sleep On Christmas Eve

Wondering how to get the kids to sleep on Christmas Eve? Check out these top tips from Dr. Preethi Daniel and The Sleep Nanny, Lucy Shrimpton.

How To Cook A Turkey And Avoid Food Poisoning This Christmas

Each year the UK sees around 280,000 cases of illness, thanks to undercooked turkey. We asked the Food Standards Agency for instructions on how best to cook a turkey and avoid the spread of the harmful bacteria that causes upset tummies. 

18 Musical Movies The Whole Family Will Love This Christmas

Favourite family musical movies to watch this Christmas!

Personalised Christmas Gifts For All The Family

Add that extra special touch this Christmas by buying a personalised Christmas gift for your loved one. We have pulled together a great selection for you.

Superfood Gingerbread Cookies Yule Want To Bake With The Kids This Christmas

A delicious superfood gingerbread cookie recipe that yule definitely want to bake with the kids this Christmas.

Our Favourite Festive Family Films To Watch This Christmas

From heart warming family adventures to laugh-out-loud comedies and animated tales that capture the imagination, these films are the perfect companions for creating cherished moments with loved ones this Christmas.

The Best Christmas Party Outfits For Girls & Boys

We’ve picked out some fabulously festive Christmas Day outfits for children. Christmas occasionwear is all about dark reds, greens and navy, together with a little added sparkle! 

Give Joy To All This Christmas With This Selection Of Gifts

The holiday season is a time of joy, love, and giving, and Boots is here to make your Christmas shopping a breeze.

Pipe Cleaner Crystal Decorations

While looking through Pinterest I came across these really beautiful pipe cleaner crystal decorations from the website Playdough to Plato. They are visually very More

How To Inspire Imaginative Play: 24 Best Toys

Imaginative play is crucial for children’s development as it fosters creativity and problem-solving skills, contributing to their cognitive abilities. Very offers a wide range of imaginative toys that inspire creativity and engage children in play.

5 Festive Recipes To Make With The Kids

Christmas wouldn’t be Christmas without spending an afternoon baking festive treats with the kids.

27 Luxury Christmas Hampers Filled With Deliciously Festive Goodies

Whether it’s for yourself or for a gift hampers are a great way to get all the goodies for Christmas without having to think about it.

Top 18 Tipples For Pregnant Women This Christmas

Enjoy this round-up of our favourite top tipples and non-alcoholic drinks so you can embrace the festive season with a glass of something special in your hand! 

5 Essential Festive Hacks For Your Christmas Tree

This year, elevate your Christmas tree game with some nifty Christmas tree hacks that will not only save you time and effort but also make your tree look magical!

When To Share The Secret Of Father Christmas

As children grow older, parents often face the question of when and how to reveal the truth about Santa and it can pose some questions such as when is the right time and how to approach this conversation. This article explores the delicate balance between nurturing the magic of Christmas and helping children transition into a new phase of understanding.

Where To Shop The Best Luxury, Novelty And Eco-Friendly Christmas Crackers

Add a bang to your Christmas dinner this year with this merry and bright collection of luxury, novelty and eco-friendly Christmas crackers.

Fabulously Festive Sleepwear For Babies & Toddlers

Dress your little one on Christmas Eve in one of these adorable babygrows or pyjamas sets. There’s so much to choose from!

The One And Only Elf On The Shelf: The Three Golden Rules And What To Do If You Break Them

There are three golden Elf on The Shelf rules to abide by, we like to call it the Scout Elf code.

TRENDING: A Guide To The Best Selling Kids Toys This Christmas

If you’re searching for the best toys for Christmas, you’ve just found the hottest list for 2022.

12 Special Keepsake Books For Christmas

Let your child fall down the giant reading rabbit hole with these gorgeous books perfect for Christmas. From pop-ups to ones, to personalised and all time classics, these are some of my favourites keepsake books for Christmas this year. 

Where To Shop The Ultimate Christmas Gifts For Her 2023

From chunky boots to luxury gift sets, scents and jewellery, we guarantee there is something here every woman will love.

How To Put Together A Christmas Eve Box For Your Child

A Christmas Eve Box is a small box filled with gifts traditionally given to children the evening before Christmas Day. It’s a fairly new tradition in the UK, but it’s one that’s growing year on year.

Where To Shop The Ultimate Gifts For Him 2023

Treat the man in your life this Christmas to something really special. From luxury watches and jumpers, to fashion accessories and the latest technology, there is something for every kind of man in this Xmas gift collection.

Celebrate the Magic of Christmas: Unmissable Events For The Holiday Season

‘Tis the season to be jolly, and what better way to embrace the festive spirit than by immersing yourself in Christmas events that are simply too good to miss?

Shop The Best Christmas Toys For Babies And Toddlers

Shop everything you need for the most magical Christmas for your baby or toddler. From baby gyms to balance bikes, stacking toys and ride on’s, there’s something here for every personality. 

Fun & Festive Stocking Fillers For Kids This Christmas

Purchase some fabulous little gifts to go along with those boring satsumas this Christmas with our handy gift guide for kids stockings.

What To Wear: 28 Party-Perfect Outfits Everyone’s Lusting After…

As the go-to destination for all things fashion-forward, Very.co.uk has curated a stunning array of party-perfect outfits that effortlessly capture the spirit of celebration.

Where To Shop The Ultimate Stocking Fillers For Her

It’s time to give, receive and be merry, and we’ve curated the most gorgeous collection of stocking fillers for her.

The Best Family Board Games For Christmas

We have chosen some of our all-time favourites and split them into age ranges so you can choose the perfect game to keep your kids amused this Christmas.

8 Christmas Pudding Recipes To Make Now

Are you planning on making your own Christmas pudding this year? Choose from eight mouth-watering Christmas pudding recipes to make now! When should I More

Where To Buy The Best Festive Knitwear & Christmas Jumpers For Women 2023

The novelty Christmas jumper trend isn’t going away, and this year, we’re seeing Fair Isle knits take centre stage.

Mental Health Expert Shares Top Tips For ‘Festive Fatigue’

We spoke with Cai Graham, a Family Mental Health Mentor, who highlights that the holiday season, commonly linked with happiness and kindness, can also introduce unique pressures and anxieties, especially for children and teenagers. She gave us her top tips for avoiding ‘festive fatigue’.

16 Brilliant Subscription Boxes For The Kids This Christmas

If you’re looking to get the kids offline this Christmas, why not consider investing in a subscription box for kids?

An 80s Top 50 Christmas List To Rock Your Socks Off!

I thought it’d be fun to take a trip down memory lane with My Baba’s very own retro 80’s toy inspired Christmas list.

36 Homeware Gift Ideas For Christmas

If you’re shopping for a gorgeous scent, or a thoughtful keepsake gift for somebody special, we’ve got a fabulous collection of homeware gifts they’ll love.

Check Out The Best Christmas Ads 2023

Christmas adverts are becoming something we all look forward to seeing in the run up to Christmas. Here are some of our favourites for 2023. 

Shop The Best Kids’ Christmas Jumpers

Christmas jumpers are a craze that seems here to stay, and with Christmas jumper day on the 7th December helping raise money for Save the Children there are two great reasons to don the festive knitwear.

18 Advent Calendars For Women

Our pick of the best of 2023’s advent calendars for women. Shop now while stocks last!

10 Reasons Famileo Is The BEST Gift For Grandparents This Christmas

Famileo is a personalised newspaper that’s automatically generated from your uploaded photos and messages and delivered right to your grandparents’ letterboxes every single month.

Festive Decor That Will Give You Serious Christmas Decoration Envy

Inspiration for the ultimate festive display, shop traditional and contemporary Christmas decorations.

The Best Kids’ Advent Calendars For Your Christmas Countdown

Whether you’re a fan of the traditional picture advent calendar, those stuffed with toys and chocolates or even the calendars that allow you to personalise each window with your own little gifts here you’ll fine inspo for all. 

Best Christmas Markets In Europe To Book Now

Deck the halls and grab your warmest scarf because it’s time to explore the ultimate Christmas markets in Europe. 

Discover the Toniebox – The Perfect Christmas Gift for Kids

If you’re shopping for a Christmas gift that kids will love for years and years, look no further.  .

Gift Wrapping: The Tips And Tricks You Need To Know

If you’re looking for gift wrapping tips, you’ve come to the right place. Jane Means, gift wrap and ribbon designer and exhibitor at this year’s Spirit of Christmas Fair shares her top tips for wrapping presents this year.

Top 10 Toy Predictions For Christmas 2023

Our pick of the top toys for Christmas 2022, as recommended by Hamley’s, Smyths and John Lewis.

Pick Your Own Christmas Tree In London And Beyond

We’ve round-up the best ‘choose your own Christmas tree’ centres and shops in and outside of London, so you can be prepared!

Ho, Ho, Ho! The Best Christmas Grottos To Book Now

We’ve been following Father Christmas’s movements very closely to plot exactly when and where he’ll be appearing in this year.

15 Festive Shows And Pantos To Book This Christmas

It may seem a little early to be thinking of booking your local Christmas pantomime, but don’t be fooled – seats are booking fast, and we definitely don’t want you to miss out – oh, no we don’t!

24 Must-Haves From The Ocado Christmas Shop To Order Now

It’s time to plan for the Christmas Day feast! Besides the basics, we’ve found 24 must-haves from the Ocado Christmas shop, festively known as More

8 Family Friendly Places To See The Northern Lights In Norway

If spotting the aurora borealis is top of your to-do in 2023, check out these top family holidays to experience one of nature’s greatest wonders.

How To Make Healthy Choices This Christmas – 10 Top Tips To Remember

For a healthy Christmas this year, Holistic Health Coach Louise Murray is on hand with some expert tips for the festive season.

11 Holly Jolly Party Recipes For Christmas

Check out these fabulous Christmas recipes guaranteed to impress your guests!

Restaurant Review: Have Yourself A Coppa Club Christmas

A laid-back members’ club vibe in an attractive, warm, plant-filled space, the Coppa Club serves fantastic food and drinks in a space that caters to every occasion.

Super Easy, No-Stress Elf On The Shelf Ideas

We’re talking easy peasy stress-less Elf on the Shelf ideas that require minimum fuss and planning.

Benjamin Pollock’s Toyshop Christmas Afternoon Tea At Strand Palace

If you’re looking for something special to do with the kids this month, this Christmas afternoon tea in London should be top of your list. 

The Christmas Cake Delivery Service You Need To Know

My Baker’s range of delicious Santa-approved homemade artisan cakes make the perfect centrepiece for any festive occasion.

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Nutcracker Christmas Tree Decorations

Pinterest is such a great resource for ideas. I have had some wonderful Christmas crafts pop up on mine for months now, and these More

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How To Make A Christmas Cracker

Make sure that you follow my Christmas board on Pinterest, and don’t forget to pin it for later. Is there anything better than the More

Leonora’s Christmas Wish List

I never normally put an actual list together but this year there are SO many amazing things and I’m getting excited by all the sparkle.

Polystyrene Snowmen Ornaments

Until I was 4 years old I lived in other countries, most of which were strict Muslin countries so they didn’t celebrate Christmas, which More

Must-Make Mocktail Recipes To Enjoy This Christmas

If you’re looking for mocktail recipes for Christmas you’ve come to the right place. Shop your mocktail ingredients before Xmas to make these tasty drinks!

Unmissable Black Friday Deals At Smyths Toys

Who isn’t shopping early for Christmas gifts this year? Don’t miss Black Friday at Smyths Toys, where you’ll pick up everything Father Christmas needs More

How To Make Traditional Christmas Mince Pies

Have a go at making these delicious mince pies by Crazy Jack.

24 Christmas Partywear Pieces For Kids From Next

When it comes to show-stopping Christmas fashion for kids, Next has it sussed.

Making Christmas Magical: A Tonies Christmas Gift Guide

The magical, musical storybox is the perfect present for every child on Santa’s list. Check out our guide to the best Tonies for your child.

Shop The Best Wooden Toys For Kids

Looking for the ultimate Christmas gift for your child this year? Colourful wooden toys inspired by nostalgia and vintage style, hours of fun and creative play.

What To Wear: 24 Partywear Pieces Everyone’s Lusting After…

From the LBD, pom poms to velvet jackets and sparkly sequins galore, together with expert tips from celebrity fashion stylist Ellis Ranson, this is one festive fashion haul you won’t want to miss!

38 Ideas To Make Baby’s First Christmas Extra Special

John Lewis has everything you need to make your baby’s first Christmas one to remember. 

Parental Control, Ep 70: What Are The 20 Best Christmas Toys This Year?

My Baba’s Editor Ellie Thompson and Editorial Assistant and Toy Expert Christina Walter take to the mic to share their thoughts on the best More

Choosing The Perfect Present For A New Baby (With FREE Gift Wrapping!)

Finding the perfect gift for a new baby is easy with Mini la- Mode and their free gift-wrapping service is the cherry on the cake.

Walking In A Wonderbly Wonderland… 10 Personalised Books Your Kids Will Treasure

Wonderbly’s collection of personalised books stand head and shoulders above the rest. With superb illustrations on high-quality pages, these evergreen books will be ones to treasure forever.

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Paper Plate Elves

Time for a nice simple craft for the younger children.  Obviously older ones can join in too, but this paper plate elf craft is More

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Gingerbread Man Loo Roll Craft

This Gingerbread man loo roll craft is a great one for a dark and cold afternoon.  BB and I made ours after school while More

This Season’s Ultimate Partywear Accessory: Patterned Tights

Party season is in full swing, and if you’re wondering how to make your LBD or leather shorts pop this Christmas, you’ll need to invest in a pair of beautifully patterned tights.

Experience The True Magic Of Christmas With A Personalised Video Or Call From Santa

Make this Christmas extra special with a personalised video or call directly from Santa himself, direct from the Portable North Pole.

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Unicorn Christmas Decorations

I have been working on these for a while. I saw these Unicorn Christmas decorations on Pinterest and thought that not only are they More

Shop Last-Minute Photo Gifts For Christmas

Snappy Snaps stores are open right up until Christmas Eve, so you can get your order in time to pop under your tree to delight your friends and family on Christmas Day!

Great Children’s Books For Reluctant Readers This Christmas Season

Our suggestions feature brilliant artwork, accessible lengths, fun activities and specific dyslexia-friendly titles to help make reading fun again.

Reindeer food Christmas decorations

Reindeer Food Christmas Decoration

Back at the beginning of November we went to a Christmas fair and one of the activities they had for the kids was making More

Best Developmental Gifts For Young Children As Recommended By ‘Baby Guru’ Miss Megan

“Baby Guru” Miss Megan, as featured in the New York Times and Good Morning America, has curated a list of best developmental gifts for children suitable for all young families for this festive period.

Choosing The Right Toys For The Right Age: Newborn To Six Years

We’ve chosen our favourite age-appropriate toys perfect for every personality, so you can shop the best Christmas gifts by age with ease.

Weird And Wonderful Christmas Gifts Inspired By The Big Screen

Shop the perfect Christmas gifts for fans of Disney, Harry Potter, DC Comics, and many, many, more at Department 56.

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Harry Potter Jumper Christmas Decorations

Our Harry Potter Christmas decoration for this year is a nice simple one.  It is a Harry Potter jumper Christmas decoration.  Like the one More

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3D Christmas Tree Cards

Earlier this year YC came home from school and showed me how to make a 3D hand using lines.  That activity inspired me to More

Beautiful Gift Ideas For Baby’s First Christmas

Is this your first Christmas as a new parent? Fabulous gift ideas for your little one’s very first festive season.

Shop The Best Ride On Toys This Christmas

Ride on toys are both super-fun, and brilliant for a child’s physical development, helping to improve gross and fine motor skills as well as coordination and balance. 

Make This Christmas Special: Luxury Gifts You’ll Love

From the coolest trainers to the chicest winter coats, we’ve found the hottest gifts to lust over this festive season.

Add Extra Sparkle To Christmas This Year With These Festive Finds From Party Pieces

We asked the party planners at Party Pieces – Carole Middleton’s partywear company – to share their favourite festive finds, and some top tips from Carole on decking the halls with boughs of holly!

10 Things To Do This Christmas In London’s Royal Parks

Go ice skating with friends, choose your Christmas tree, head to Winter Wonderland and watch the Peter Pan Cup on Christmas Day!

Party Season? Here’s Everything On Our Kidswear Wish List

With so many parties and gatherings to attend, it’s time to decide on a party outfit for your little one — something that will make them the belle (or beau!) of the ball.

Shop The Christmas Craze: Wooden Balance Boards For Kids

Balance boards are a playful product that stimulate creativity, imagination and movement. They can be a great source of exercise, and equally, a place to rest and read.

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Craft Stick Christmas Decorations

I made these craft stick Christmas decorations last year for the Little London magazine winter edition.  I really liked how they turned out, so More

10+ Tips For A Very Merry And Bright (AND Stress-Free) Christmas

We’ve been busy curating gift guides galore this past few weeks, but without further ado, here are our 10+ expert tips for a brilliant family Christmas.

60+ Christmas crafts and activities

60+ Christmas Craft and Activities

I was looking through all my Christmas crafts and realised just how many there were.  But then, after 8 years of doing this, I More

Shop The Best Beauty Gifts For Christmas 2021

Looking to give (or receive) a beauty gift this year? We’ve collected the best gadgets and gift sets for you in this quick round-up.

How To Make The Ultimate Hot Chocolate Charcuterie Board

Leonora’s guide to making the ultimate hot chocolate charcuterie board this Christmas. Yum!

22 Of The Best Beauty Advent Calendars For Christmas

Treat yourself everyday with one of these beauty advent calendars for Christmas. With no chocolate involved, they’re bound to be guilt free, right?!

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How to Make a Straw Christmas Tree

Make sure you follow my Christmas board on Pinterest for more ideas, and don’t forget to pin for later. While scrawling through Facebook the More

Festive Fruit Cavolo Nero Stuffing

Cavolo nero is a must-have ingredient this Christmas. Add a handful to seasonal favourites like these festive fruit cavolo nero stuffing balls.

Cavolo Nero, Cranberry & Prawn Cocktail

A delicious cavolo nero, cranberry & prawn cocktail recipe perfect for the festive season.

Shop Traditional Hand Embroidered Outfits For Christmas

Why not choose a handmade outfit for baby’s first Christmas this year? Anything from Mini La Mode’s festive and traditional collection of hand-smocked designs would make the perfect outfit or extra special gift. 

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Gingerbread Layer Cake With Salted Honey Buttercream

Delicious gingerbread layer cake with salted honey buttercream, perfect for a Christmas get together.

Santa’s Christmas Chocolate Shard Cake

A stunning Christmas chocolate shard cake recipe from Dr. Oetker.

Why A Toy Box Club Subscription Could Be The Perfect 2020 Christmas Gift

Toy Box Club is an award-winning monthly subscription service run by mums for kids aged 0-4 years old.

Nanny Anita’s Christmas Crafts For The Holidays – FREE Downloadable E-Book Inside

INSIDE: Download Nanny Anita’s FREE Christmas Craft e-book, a complete guide to SEVEN fab-yule-ous crafts to celebrate Christmas.

Chocolate Orange Breakfast Brioche

A mouth-watering Chocolate Orange Breakfast Brioche by St Pierre, perfect for a festive treat!

Delicious Black Forest Brioche Gateaux

Check out this delicious festive Black Forest Brioche Gateaux recipe from St Pierre.

Goat’s Curd And Watercress Cheesecakes With Red Onion Marmalade Canapés

Goat’s curd and watercress cheesecakes with red onion marmalade canapés from Watercress.

The One-Stop-Christmas-Shop You’ll Need This Year

The Childrensalon Christmas Shop features a beautiful hand-picked selection of on-trend seasonal kidswear, accessories and Christmas gifts from some of your favourite designers. 

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Cardboard Gingerbread Men

My final craft of 2019! It’s been quite a year. I thought I would finish with cardboard gingerbread men. If you’re like me, then More

Snowflake drawings

Snowflake Drawings

I love these snowflake drawings.  I saw them on Pinterest by the Kitchen Table Classroom and fell in love.  They are a fun activity More

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Christmas Present Sensory Tray

If there is one part of Christmas that young kids can be left out of; it’s wrapping gifts. I get all excited when I More

Christmas No Cook Play Dough

How to Make Christmas No Cook Play Dough

YC has been begging me for ages to make some more play dough for her to play with. We had the perfect opportunity to More

paper plate snow globe

Paper Plate Snow Globe

It was about 6 years ago that I made snow globes with EC and YC, now all these years later I am making it More

How to Make Handmade Washi Tape Christmas Cards

It’s that time of year to make a set of handmade Christmas cards for my charge’s teachers. I honestly can’t believe that it has More

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3D Paper Baubles

For the past few years I have made paper decorations to decorate the playroom. They aren’t normally ones I involve my charges with, as More

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Nativity Story Stones

I’ve been rather obsessed with making things out of stones over the last few months, they make wonderful story stones. My first set are More

Unmissable Christmas Events In London & Beyond

From meeting Santa and his reindeers to craft workshops and markets, here are the best things to do this holiday season in London and beyond.

Harry Potter peg decorations

Harry Potter Peg Decorations

We love making Harry Potter inspired Christmas decorations, maybe in a few more years we will have enough different ones to have a Harry More

The Most Adorable Outfits To Dress Baby In This Festive Season

We’ve picked out some fabulous options for dressing baby on Christmas day.

Origami Santa Christmas cards

Origami Santa Christmas Cards

It’s that time of year again to start thinking about Christmas and what sort of Christmas card we are going to make.  We’ve had More

Get Baking with The Kids: Organic Coconut Snowmen

An organic coconut snowmen recipe from Kate Hackworthy, award winning blogger and author.

A Recipe for Delicious Gingerbread Snowflake Biscuits

A delicious gingerbread snowflake biscuit recipe from The Groovy Food Company.

Axel Scheffler on Julia Donaldson, Born Free & His 2020 Cat Calendar

I have known Cat in a Flat from the early days and always liked their concept of a cat sitter community in your neighbourhood, so I approached them with the idea of a cat calendar for 2020 – where the proceeds should go to a cat-related charity.

Smoked Salmon Sharing Platter with Watercress & Avocado

A stunning smoked salmon sharing platter with watercress & avocado from Watercress.

Savoury Choux Bun Canapés with Watercress & Cream Cheese Filling

A savoury choux bun canapés with watercress & cream cheese filling recipe from Watercress.

Skincare Gift Sets? We’ve Found Some That Are Actually Kid-Friendly

You know skincare isn’t just for grown-ups. Where would you be without children’s body wash, bath time bubbles and eczema-soothing creams? Exactly.

Top Adult Advent Calendars for Your Christmas Countdown

Enjoy a daily treat on your countdown to Christmas this year with this fantastic choice of adult advent calendars. From a craft beer a day to a daily beauty fix, indulge in a little bit of luxury this December. 

Introducing The Toy That’s Set to Top Christmas Lists This Year

MURO is the toy that grows with your children, it’s great for is child-led play. The MURO gives children the freedom to explore a physical product, to change and adapt it to how they see fit.

The Best Luxury Children’s Toys & Games For 2019

Luxurious kids’ toys are ideal for parents looking for something a little different, unique and a little more meaningful than what you can find in your average toy shop.

Enjoy The Experience of A Lifetime at Santa’s Lapland

Billed to be the most magical place on earth at Christmas, Santa’s Lapland is located within Saariselka in northern Finland. This once in a lifetime experience for both children and adults alike is packed with many a festive activity.

Paper spiral decorations

Easy to Make Paper Spiral Decorations

I am not totally sure what to call this particular craft, so I am going with paper spiral decorations. Not very exciting, but descriptive. More

Kitchen Roll Christmas Tree Stamping

As I was sorting out and replacing the pictures that are on the cupboard doors in the playroom, I noticed the lack of Christmas More

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White Clay Decorations

At home my Christmas tree has a white(ish) theme to it. Each year I buy a couple of new decorations to add. This year More

Gingerbread Men Christmas Tree Decorations

Is there anything more Christmassy than gingerbread men? Well, probably, but how about gingerbread men Christmas tree decorations? Now before you start reaching for More

Marbled Salt Dough Christmas Tree Decorations

Wow – I can’t believe that it is that time of year again. It seems like only yesterday that we were making Christmas tree More

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How to Make a Christmas Cardboard Post Box

Yet again I’m making an activity for BB that involves posting something. This time it’s actually a Christmas letter posting activity. I thought that More

Melted Bead Christmas Decorations

I had seen this craft on Pinterest many months ago and knew that I really wanted to try it out.  The original Pin I More

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How to Make a 7 Point Star Piñata

I know I often say that I have wanted to do crafts or activities for ages, but 7 point star piñata has been on More

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Mini Wreath Decorations

I had been looking forward to doing these mini wreath decorations since the beginning of the year. And now I have finally done them! More

Nanny Anita’s Festive Felts!

Felt Christmas Tree Decorations You will need:  Plain paper Green felt Craft wire

Bauble potato printing

Bauble Potato Printing

As I looked around our nicely decorated playroom I noticed, yet again, that we seem to be missing the Christmas paintings on the wall. More

Cheesy Watercress Stars

A cheesy watercress stars recipe from Watercress.

Delicious Smoked Salmon Recipes Perfect for Christmas

Experts in Scottish kiln smoked salmon John Ross Jr have put together three delicious recipes perfect for Christmas with all the family. 

Wax Resistant Christmas Cards

Magic Christmas Cards to Make with the Kids

My eldest charge had to make a Christmas card for school (back in October) as part of a competition so we did a wax More

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Shaken Paint Ornaments

Trying to find a Christmas decoration that BB can do without too much help from me, is rather tricky. At almost 22months his fine More

10 Delicious Mocktail Recipes Perfect for Your Christmas Party

A variety of non-alcoholic mocktail recipes perfect for Christmas. Delicious non-alcoholic cocktails for your Xmas party.

Spirograph decorations

Spirograph Decorations

I originally made this Spirograph decorations back in September! It wasn’t because I was being really organised with Christmas prep, but because I had More

14 Winter Recipes

14 Seasonal Recipes to Cook this Winter

I love seasonal winter recipes, and I love trawling the internet looking for delicious new recipes to cook over the weekend. I’ve pull rout More

Tape resist christmas cards

Tape Resist Christmas Cards

Each Christmas we make our own Christmas cards to hand out. I normally then go and make loads more of them for my own More

Christmas Mince Pies with Granola Topping

Delicious Christmas mince pie recipe with granola topping from Lizis.

Harry Potter Flying Key Decorations

Harry Potter Flying Key Decorations

Last year we made golden snitch Christmas tree decorations. This year we have been making Harry Potter flying key decorations. Any Harry Potter inspired More

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Get Festive at Maggie & Rose’s Big Kids’ Camps This Christmas!

London’s favourite family members’ club and nursery Maggie & Rose are back with their Big Kids’ Camps this holiday season.

Five Top Tips for Styling your Christmas Table

Five Top Tips for Styling Your Christmas Table

Christmas is all about the food but as you countdown to the big day don’t forget to have a little think about how you can make your Christmas table setting look as gorgeous as it does delicious.

Christmas tree threading activity

Christmas Tree Threading Activity

I am really excited for the run up to Christmas this year. BB is old enough to know start joining in on some of More

Shop The Kids’ Toys This Christmas with One-Click

I feel a bit naughty doing this post because I’m usually all about supporting local and independent toy shops but I wanted to share this cheat’s guide to Christmas shopping for the kids.

Best Gift Sets for Mums-to-Be This Christmas

Being pregnant during the festive season can be tiring, so why not treat that special someone to one of these gorgeous gift sets, especially designed for bump and mamas to be. 

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Giant Felt Christmas Tree

As the sticky Autumn tree wash such a success I thought it would be fun to do a Christmas one for BB. This giant More

Make Your Own Penguin Footprint Christmas Cards

Coming up with a novel child-made Christmas card can sometimes feel like an arduous task, but this year I have created a set of sweet More

A Fabulous Festive Recipe! Christmas Gingerbread

There is something wonderfully ‘Christmassy’ about gingerbread though I am not sure the origin of it is Christmas based at all, after all gingerbread More

Celebrate a Plastic-Free Christmas with This Environmentally Friendly Gift Guide

The good folks at &Keep are dreaming of a green Christmas this year, with their beautifully curated range of eco-friendly, plastic-free gift ideas perfect for ALL the family.

Wax Resistant Christmas Cards

These wax-resistant Xmas cards are perfect for all ages to do. Younger children can paint over the wax and older children can design and paint their own.

Christmas Tree Salt Dough Decorations

Where has this year gone? I feel like I’ve missed a few months somewhere along the line, it can’t be December in a just over a week. Well, whether I am ready or not, Christmas is just around the corner, so it’s time to make some more decorations to add to our growing collection.

How To Make Chromatography Snowflakes

These snowflakes are not your average snowflakes, and I think that they are truly beautiful ones to make. It took me a few attempts to really get the effect I wanted, but it was worth it.

Baby’s First Christmas Decorations to Treasure Forever

We’ve put together a collection of our favourite keepsake Christmas decorations, so your little one’s first Christmas will be one you remember forever. 

A dairy and soya free christmas

The Best (and only) Dairy & Soya Free Christmas Treats for Kids

This column is not a long one, and yet one I’ve spent so much time on. I’ve been painfully scouring the net and looking through ingredients’ lists to find SOMETHING for the dairy and soya free kids out there.

28 of The Best Advent Calendars to Count Down the Days

From chocolates, toys and activities, get your child get into the festive spirit with one of these great advent calendars.

Dr.-Oetker-Recipe

Deliciously Naughty Chocolate Christmas Pudding Crispies

A fun chocolate Christmas pudding crispies recipe from Dr. Oetker

Top Christmas Traditions For Families

We love making Christmas special for the whole family, so don’t miss out on these fantastic Christmas traditions the kids will love to make More