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Thursday, December 8, 2022

Family & Kids

Winter Wonderland is Coming!
THERE’S STILL time to make the most of ice skating, street food and drink and more before a popular winter event wraps up this weekend (9 Jan). South Shields’ Ocean Beach Pleasure Park launched its first ever Winter Wonderland at the end of November, with a wide range of festive...
Mousetrap is the most popular children’s game right now, with someone searching for this game more than once every minute in the UK! That’s according to exclusive data from educational resources supplier Hope Education on the 20 most ‘Googled’ children’s games in the run-up to Christmas. In addition, the average...
The Curious Evolution Of Father Christmas
Natural selection? The curious evolution of Father Christmas Today, Father Christmas is probably the most popular symbol of the festive season in the UK, but how did this jolly, gift-bearing, elderly man evolve? Take a trip into Christmases past with former primary school teacher Laura Steele of education resource experts PlanBee to...
Live Music, Festive Entertainment And More At Winter Wonderland This Weekend
GROUPS HEADING to a popular winter pop-up this weekend can enjoy live music, festive food and drink and a special visit from some VIP guests. Winter Wonderland, at South Shields’ Ocean Beach Pleasure Park, has been entertaining guests with a real ice rink, fairground rides and more since it opened...
Flip the switch on screen time: how xmas movies can be educational
How to flip the switch on screen time Don’t feel bad about your children spending hours watching their favourite films over the Christmas holidays. Former primary school teacher Becky Cranham of education resource experts PlanBee shows how canny parents can make it an educational experience. Many parents fret about the amount...
Newcastle family fundraising for two small sons with rare genetic condition requiring major skull operations
Daniel Rutherford, four and brother Matthew, 2, who live in the Benwell area of Newcastle, have a rare genetic condition called Muenke Syndrome which causes a form of crainosynostosis. Daniel also has ventriculomegaly which causes (pressure on the brain). The condition was suspected when mum Rachel, 36, was pregnant with Daniel...
Helping to keep Santa Heart Healthy
New Campaign from Heart Research UK Seeks to Educate People on the Risk of Heart Attacks Over the Winter Period. London, United Kingdom, December 1st, 2021 – Reports have found that the risk of heart attack rises approximately 15% over Christmas time. To highlight the dramatic effect the festive season...
Mind how you go with Elf on the Shelf
Santa’s little helper is a seasonal favourite, but parents should think twice about the messages he’s sending to young children. Former primary school teacher, Emma Shingleton of education resource experts PlanBee is here to help. Who doesn’t love Elf on the Shelf? The mischievous little fellow who encourages good behavior...
Happy birthday future firefighter
The family of a five-year-old boy who has spent three years battling two holes in the heart have thanked Tyneside fire crews – after they paid him a birthday visit. A crew from Tyne and Wear Fire and Rescue Service (TWFRS) have been praised for making the dreams of brave...
Roarsome Dinosaur Experience At Eldon Square This Half-Term
Eldon Square has announced its plans for the Autumn half-term with a pre-historic experience for the whole family. Dino Live! is an interactive dinosaur meet & greet event featuring a realistic, 4-metre-long T-Rex, baby Rex, and a ranger where families can enjoy a unique show and get up close with...

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