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Teaching your child the joys of music

Teaching your child the joys of music

Did you learn to play a musical instrument as a child? If the answer is ‘yes’, then you were one of the lucky ones. Increasingly, with education budgets slashed, music teaching in our schools is becoming sidelined. This means the responsibility has shifted onto us, the parents, to think about ways in which we can spark musical interests in our children. A child under the spell of music... »

Mums afternoon off! – Thermae Bath Spa review

Mums afternoon off! – Thermae Bath Spa review

As any loving mummy knows toddlers can be massively exhausting at times and the past week had been ‘one of those’ weeks. So when Sunday rolled in I was more than a little ready for some quality R&R with my little Sister bathing in Britain’s only naturally warm, mineral rich waters at this beautiful award winning Natural Spa – Thermae Bath Spa. In the heart of a World heritage site the New Roya... »

Monkton Prep Pupils Swim to Success and are ranked Fifth in the Country

Monkton Prep Pupils Swim to Success and are ranked Fifth in the Country

 A team of swimmers from Monkton Prep School swam to success in June when they competed at the ESSA primary schools national finals in Sheffield. After qualifying earlier in the year for the finals in both the front crawl and the medley relay races the teams were excited to compete at a national level. The pupils did extremely well, coming in second place in the B final medley and in first place i... »

Gymboree Bristol – Free Trial for Mums Diary readers!

Gymboree Bristol – Free Trial for Mums Diary readers!

If you are on the lookout for an amazing place offering fun, high-quality educational classes for your child, you need look no further! Our popular, award-winning classes are delivered by our fantastic team at our very own site in Westbury on Trym. Open six days a week all year round, we are unique in Bristol for offering a wide selection of classes for children from birth to five years old. As we... »

Rediscovering the art of the family picnic

Rediscovering the art of the family picnic

Contrary to what some might say, there is such a thing as a balmy British summer, and by all accounts it is heading our way. With the school holidays here, and long sunny days stretching out ahead for a good couple of months yet, what better way to fill that time than with a good old-fashioned family picnic? Old-fashioned? “Hang on,” some will say. “Are family picnics not a bit o... »

Puxton To Educate Visitors  On Ancient Falconry Traditions

Puxton To Educate Visitors On Ancient Falconry Traditions

PUXTON Park is aiming to educate its visitors about the ancient art of falconry with a two day hands-on experience. Head Falconer Gary Lawrence, who has over 28 years’ experience, is passionate about the history of falconry and will hold a falconry weekend on Saturday 16 and Sunday 17 August. It is hoped the experience days will not only educate visitors but give them a greater insight and underst... »

Puxton Park Invites Families to Two Day  Birthday Weekend Extravaganza!

Puxton Park Invites Families to Two Day Birthday Weekend Extravaganza!

PUXTON Park is staging a two day family extravaganza with performances from the Mangledwurzels to celebrate its seventh birthday. Every year since opening back in 2007 Puxton has invested significant funds to improve the park, with a further £100,000 being spent on new additions this summer. These include a new sunken trampoline area, the first of its kind in the South West, which have been added ... »

Anniversary Air Show set to wow crowds!

Anniversary Air Show set to wow crowds!

The anniversary airshow taking place in Yatton on 5th and 6th July is shaping up to be a spectacular display of the very best flyers and model aircraft in the UK. Organised by the Woodspring Wings Model Flying Club to celebrate its 25th anniversary, the bumper aerial display is one of the most eagerly anticipated events in the model aircraft calendar and has become a favourite with North Somerset ... »

Nailsea & Long Ashton Health Visitor Drop-In Clinic – Details Update

If you live in the Nailsea & Long Ashton areas, here’s an update on the details for the Nailsea & Long Ashton Health Visitor Drop-In Clinic. Where: Nailsea & Backwell Children’s Centre, Pound Lane, Nailsea When: Every Thursday at 9.30-11.30am Contact: 01275 866737/866738 »

Breastfeeding Awareness Week asks for photos of happy breastfeeders!

Breastfeeding Awareness Week asks for photos of happy breastfeeders!

To launch Breastfeeding Awareness Week (Friday 1-Thursday 7 August), North Somerset children’s centres are holding a photo competition. People are being asked to send in photographs of under fives breastfeeding with the caption “lovin’ it!”. The top 10 photographs will be taken on tour during Breastfeeding Awareness Week for the public to vote on, with the top three receivi... »

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