My girls are 9 and 12-years-old and huge fans of the Just So Festival. My elder daughter says it’s only second to Christmas in the Things She Looks Forward To All Year. So when they asked us if we wanted some free tickets to come and camp at this summer’s festival we jumped at the chance. We’ve been guests of the festival for a few years now, and my two consider themselves to be Just So experts. We’re often asked what the festival is like for older children, so here are our thoughts on why the Just So is just so good for tweens.
Here’s a fiesta of all things dinosaur: dinosaur games, dinosaur crafts, art and models, dinosaur activities and even dinosaur songs. There’s lots of fun to be had while you work on important skills including maths, language, fine and gross motor, imaginary play and creativity. [Read more…]
One of my favourite things to bake are these Christmas Tree Cookies, which I make for all my nieces and nephews at our family Christmas party. They’re yummy, fun and ever so easy to make. Here’s the recipe.
Christmas tree cookies recipe
Halloween’s on its way and to help make it even more crafty and fun, Argos are running a competition for our UK readers to win some awesome monster toys.
How to enter the Argos Halloween competition
Entrants can either draw, dress up, bake or craft a monster and share their pics on Facebook or Twitter with the hashtag #Argosmakeamonster. Or, you can email your entries to email@example.com The scarier the better!
Monstrous prizes for the Halloween competition!
Argos are offering spooky and scary monster prizes including Monster High dolls, Moshi Monsters, and Lego too, so creative kids can build their own monsters. There are 3 prizes in all, worth over £50 per prize. The winners can choose which prize they’d like.
The competition runs from 12th October 2014 to 10th November 2014 and is open to UK residents only.
The competition is being run by Argos Ltd and is subject to the following terms and conditions: see here for details.
Update 15th November 2014:
The competition winners are as follows:
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Here’s this week’s Play Planner
See you at the Just So Festival?
Have you heard of the Just So Festival? It’s an amazing, family-friendly weekend festival taking place 15/16/17 August 2014, in Cheshire, UK. It’s ‘a magical weekend of creative adventures’, and my daughter describes with high praise as ‘almost better than Christmas’!
We’ve been guests at the festival a couple of times now and are so excited to be invited back again this year. It’s a weekend full of outdoor theatre, fairies, explosive art, lantern parades, clay sculpting, pillow fighting, cello babies, John Hegley, the Gruffalo, tribal tournaments, flat footing, and, oh my, so much more!
Get your tickets!
You can camp for the whole weekend, or visit just for a day. There are special prices if you are local to the festival, and under 3s are free. And you can buy your tickets here. See you there?