Family & Kids

Knitting Enthusiasts Unleash Their Creativity: Crafting Shaun the Sheep Toys for a Charitable Cause
Knitting enthusiasts from the North East have embarked on a creative endeavour to craft charming Shaun the Sheep toys out of wool, while a prominent North East hospice invites others to join their endeavour. St. Oswald's Hospice presents the third instalment of their art trail, titled "Shaun the Sheep on...
Strictly Come Dancing Judge Anton Du Beke Becomes Ambassador for The Sick Children's Trust
The Sick Children’s Trust, the charity that gives families with a seriously ill child in hospital a warm and comfortable place to stay when they need it most, is thrilled to announce that Strictly Come Dancing judge Anton Du Beke is to become an official ambassador for the charity.   Anton...
North East Charity Kids Kabin Cooks up a Storm with New Kitchen and Café Project
A growing North East charity that has been without a kitchen for almost three years is finally cooking up a storm after opening the doors to improved facilities that are helping hundreds of young people from low income neighbourhoods to have fun and learn nutritious recipes for the whole...
County Durham Brothers Sleep Overnight in Church to Help Vulnerable People
Two boys from County Durham have recently raised £475 for The People’s Kitchen by sleeping overnight in a church. Henry Spencer, aged 12, and his younger brother Dylan, aged 9, decided to spend the night in the church to raise awareness and funds for the charity after feeling concerned...
Wheelbarrow Race Ready to Roll on New Year's Day
A NORTH EAST tradition which has its roots in the 14th century is set to return again this New Year’s Day. The annual Ponteland Wheelbarrow race, which always attracts dozens of entries as well as drawing huge crowds, is now lining up teams to take part. Participants follow a circular course...
Dobbies, the UK's leading garden centre, is hosting a free session in Gosforth for its Little Seedlings Club on Sunday 4 September. During this workshop, children aged 4 to 10 will learn how to grow their own fruit and how they can enjoy some of their five a day this...
The Newcastle-based shopping and dining destination, Eldon Square, has partnered with a local charity, Tiny Lives Trust, to raise vital funds as part of the ‘One Great Day’ event that will be hosted in the centre on Saturday the 3rd of September. The national event, ‘One Great Day’, is an...
A whole new generation of young people are about to discover catchy songs, brightly painted buildings, and characters with an equal amount of colour as BBC iPlayer celebrates the 20thanniversary of one of the most popular children’s TV shows of all time by making them available online. Balamory, a children's...
How To Turn Your Child Into A Bookworm This Summer
Is your youngster a reluctant reader? Despite tempting them with every type of book, do they still only read when they ‘have’ to at school and not for pleasure? Former primary school teacher Emma Shingleton of education resource experts. PlanBee shares some great tips for the summer holidays. The long summer...
We have explored more of the moon than our oceans. Yet they provide a habitat to over 200,000 known species and cover over two-thirds of the Earth’s surface. Abby Harper of education resource experts PlanBee says World Ocean Day is the ideal opportunity to teach youngsters about their...

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