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Squelch wellies review and giveaway [AD]

There’s very little that’s more irritating than buying things for children for them to immediately change their mind about them. They choose their favourite colour and reassure you that they absolutely love it. Days later, it’s the wrong colour and there’s no way they’re wearing it. In a complete stroke of genius, Squelch Wellies have changed all that. These see-through wellies allow children to make them whatever colour they like. Simply put on your favourite socks under them and they’re immediately transformed. Squelch sell some rather wonderful socks too. About Squelch Unsurprisingly, Squelch was founded by a mum with children…

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Holes stage show at Malvern Theatres: Review

Stanley Yelnats. Spelt the same backwards as forwards, and that’s not the only unusual thing about Stanley. He was born into a family cursed with bad luck. That bad luck manifests itself when he’s accused of stealing a pair of trainers. Before long, Stanley finds himself in a labour camp, digging a hole a day in the blazing sun. The question is, why is he digging? Stanley doesn’t believe it’s just because it’s character building. Holes: The story When I first read about the concept of Holes, I wondered how digging holes could be made interesting and exciting for the…

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Win a Hogwarts Express 500 piece 3D jigsaw puzzle

Isn’t it wonderful how the Harry Potter series appeals to both children and their parents? Many parents read the books when they were children. Then came the films and now, we’re introducing the characters to the next generation. That’s why toys and games with a Harry Potter theme are ideal for the whole family. This Hogwarts Express 500 piece 3D jigsaw puzzle is a great example. It is aimed at children aged six years old and over, but in reality the whole family will enjoy getting stuck in. It is available to buy here. About the Hogwarts Express 3D jigsaw…

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The Cat and the Canary at Malvern Theatres: Review

A lonely elderly lady sits alone on a sofa in the dark. Thunder and lightening outside the window bring the scene to life and she gazes fondly at a huge portrait on the wall. Soon, the audience are introduced to six potential heirs of her master’s fortune. Something is amiss and the elderly lady is certain that evil is afoot. The Cat and the Canary adaptation by Bill Kenwright and the Classic Thriller Theatre Company The elderly lady in the first scene is the inimitable Mrs Pleasant, played by none other than global superstar Britt Ekland. She has been guarding…

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Maths games from Orchard Toys: Review

Isn’t it funny how the majority of people regard themselves as terrible at maths? In reality, we’re probably all a lot more capable than we realise. It’s one of those subjects that’s just a bit dry and difficult to take in. So, playing maths games is a great way to make it more interesting, and sneak in some extra maths practice outside of school. We’ve been trying out some maths games from Orchard Toys. Read on to see how we got on and enter the giveaway to win a bundle of maths games to try out yourself. Mammoth Maths The…

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