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Budget Summer Holiday Ideas.

Budget Summer Holiday Ideas.

Are you stuck for something to do with the little ones this summer? Don’t worry, we’ve got you covered. At Hand Made Places we have devised a list of eight fun, cost effective ideas that will cure boredom this summer holiday! A picnic in the park. Why not try a picnic in the park? Picnics […]

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The Daily Mile

The Daily Mile

What is the #DailyMile? The #DailyMile is an initiative which encourages children to walk, run, or jog for one mile per day. The initiative started at a primary school in Scotland just four years ago, and works on the idea that it only takes an average of 15 minutes for a child to run one […]

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Love Parks Week

Love Parks Week

We all #LoveParks! What better way to show it this #LoveParks week, than to go down to your local park with your family. #LoveParks week is part of the Keep Britain Tidy campaign and runs from the 14th– 23rd of July. They want you to share with us, using the tag #LoveParks, what you love […]

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Outdoor Classroom Day – Enjoy Learning Outdoors

Outdoor Classroom Day – Enjoy Learning Outdoors

Outdoor Classroom Day is a global campaign which aims to encourage schools to spend at least one lesson outside on 18th May 2017.  Outdoor classroom day aims to raise awareness of the benefits of outdoor learning and play. Outdoor Classroom Day provides an opportunity for teachers to give outdoor learning a go and see how it […]

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National Gardening Week – Getting Children Outdoors

National Gardening Week – Getting Children Outdoors

National Gardening Week (10th-16th April) was launched six years ago by the Royal Horticulture Society and is now the largest celebration of gardening. This year it focuses on ‘Help New Gardeners Grow’ and hopes to inspire more home gardeners to reap the benefits of gardening. It provides the perfect opportunity to get children involved with […]

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Get Active – National Heart Month

Get Active – National Heart Month

Every February, British Heart Foundation, celebrate Heart Month. The aim is to encourage everyone to make a small change towards a healthier and more active lifestyle. Exercising helps to keep your heart strong. Being active helps keep your heart healthy. You can be in control by taking just 10 minutes a day to make a […]

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Take Storytelling Outdoors

Take Storytelling Outdoors

Storytelling is one of the most natural forms of communication and plays a role in child development at schools. As a specialist in playground equipment we have vast experience in creating outdoor reading and storytelling areas for schools and nurseries. Outdoor storytelling increases motivation and enables friendships to develop, as children communicate and socialise. Outdoor […]

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Get Active with Outdoor Play

Get Active with Outdoor Play

This week (9th-15th January 2017) is National Obesity Week and they are asking for everyone to join them in a national New Year’s resolution.  The aim is to do something good for January to improve health and fitness. This could be a combination of avoiding snacks, eating more nutritious food or getting active.  This can […]

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Infographic: Benefits of Outdoor Play

Infographic: Benefits of Outdoor Play

The number of children staying indoors and playing on tablets or watching the TV is increasing. It is important for children to still participate in outdoor play. The outdoors is one of the best places for children to learn and develop a number of skills. Playing outside helps children learn how to solve real life […]

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Roald Dahl Day

Roald Dahl Day

In its 13th year, Roald Dahl day takes place on the 13th September to celebrate Roald Dahl’s birthday. This year, is even more special, with it being 100 years since the birth of Roald Dahl. Numerous events are taking place across the country with schools encouraging children to dress up as their favourite character to […]

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