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African safari for less: 9 money-saving tips for families

Here at BritMums we’ve been dreaming of going on African safari for several years. Rosanne Cobb, the safari expert and leader of the team at Abambo Travel, is here to make it easier than ever, with these money-saving tips for families. An ex-teacher, she is also founder of the Safari Awards and editor of the Good Safari Guide. […]

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Ever wondered if a family cruise is for you?

Have you ever wondered if a family cruise is for you? Do you want to know more about what cruise companies offer for families of all ages onboard? Are you interested to see what the inside of a cruise ship really looks like? We sent two family travel bloggers for a day of fun filled […]

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Encouraging healthy eating in the elderly

BritMums is an advocate for nutritional health if for the elderly working in partnership in a sponsored relationship with Abbott. With an ageing population, this is an important issue the whole community needs to come together to tackle. Learning that 3 million people in the UK are affected by malnutrition is scary but as our […]

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6 reasons to holiday in the UK with family

What are your fond memories of holidays in Great Britain? Do you recreate the memorable moments you had as kids with our own children? Do you have to work harder to create unforgettable holidays, or do simple pleasures still win through? We asked some top family travel bloggers, along with our sponsor Visit England, to […]

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Can you pass the 11+ Grammar School entry test?

After recent news that the Prime Minister Theresa May is planning on lifting the Grammar School ban that Tony Blair introduced in 1998 and wishes to reintroduce selective schools in the UK by the end of the year, a professional services marketplace has asked the question: Could you get into grammar school? Grammar schools were […]

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Caring: Tips to beat malnutrition in older age

The issue of nutrition is a big issue as those we care about get older. It’s more than about simply eating right. More than 3 million people in the UK are affected by malnutrition, which can lead to muscle loss, less mobility, slower healing, and longer and more frequent hospital stays. Nutrition has real effects for […]

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6 tips for teaching kids about ‘screen time’

In May the LSE held an event bringing together researchers, policy-makers, parenting organisations and children’s media professionals to discuss whether parents need a new approach to ‘screen time.’ Here are some of the top findings. For more you can follow Alicia and Sonia on Twitter or check out their blog summarising the latest research on […]

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BritMums Guide to: Drayton Manor

Lifestyle blogger and BritMums Family Days Out Editor Kara Guppy of Chelseamamma.co.uk took her family to Drayton Manor to report for BritMums about the family friendliness of the UK’s favourite theme parks.  Drayton Manor Drayton Manor Dr Fazeley Tamworth B78 3TW www.draytonmanor.co.uk If you are looking for a family friendly fun day out with tots and teens to […]

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Review: The Residence at Gwel an Mor

Susanna Scott is co-founder of BritMums and a travel blogger at A Modern Mother. Here she reviews The Residence at Gwel an Mor in Cornwall. Her accommodation was provided for the purpose of the review.   The first thing you notice when you see Cornwall’s  Gwel an Mor is the views. They stretch above high above Portreath […]

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40 ways to keep your kids safe online

  Our children are growing up online – on their computers, tablets and ever-present mobiles. At our #SecureKidsOnline Twitter chat, we talked about how to protect our children online and teach them smart practices that will serve them for years. The chat was sponsored by F-Secure, a leading European cyber security company with decades of experiences defending […]

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32 ways a mother’s strength inspires us

At our #ThankYouMum Twitter chat, sponsored by P&G’s Thank You Mum campaign, you shared those countless moments of courage and composure that mothers demonstrate in their child’s life. The “Thank You, Mum” campaign is part of P&G’s worldwide partnership with the International Olympic Committee (IOC). P&G’s brands include Olay, Venus and Pampers. Check out this affecting […]

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Learning tennis as a family

What a week in tennis! Andy Murray has scooped his second Wimbledon victory after beating Milos Raonic, not only securing a victory for himself and the country but inspiring children everywhere to get excited about the sport. This weekend, the 16th & 17th July 2016 is the Great British Tennis Weekend #GBTW and BritMums has […]

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What parents think about Great British Tennis Weekend

  Does your family like tennis? That’s the question we asked at our Twitter chat with Great British Tennis Weekend (GBTW). We wanted to know how your families engage with tennis…and got all kinds of interesting answers! Great British Tennis Weekend 16 and 17 July 2016 During GBTW, clubs across the country throw open their […]

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We need to avoid Mummy Wars Part 2

Since this post was published, Andrea Leadsom has dramatically dropped out of the Tory party leadership contest. We’d still love your thoughts on the continuing threat of the Mummy Wars. Read on!    The two-woman contest for leadership of the Tory party and Prime Minister — between the childfree Theresa May and mother of three Andrea […]

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BritMums Guide to: Legoland

Lifestyle blogger and BritMums Family Days Out Editor Kara Guppy of Chelseamamma.co.uk took her family to Legoland to report for BritMums about the family friendliness of the UK’s favourite theme parks. If you are looking for a family friendly fun day out with under 12’s then this is for you. Best for: Pre-School and Primary School […]

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5 Places to take your kids during the summer holiday

Travel blogger Jo Addison is an expert in finding child friendly things to do! Here she shares her 5 top places to take your kids during the summer holiday. Over to Jo… With the 6 week school holidays fast approaching, most parents are starting to think about how they are going to entertain the kids […]

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20 brilliant ideas for teens’ post-GCSE holidays

Mark Frary is a travel writer and editor as well as a music festival organiser and father of three. Here, he tackles the issue of post-GCSE holidays – pertinent issues as well as great inspiration.  Over to Mark… The first thing to think about when considering a post-GCSE holiday is whether this is a trip […]

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85 ideas for having a great UK family holiday

  How can we recreate the memorable moments we had as kids with our own children? Do we have to work harder to create unforgettable holidays, or do simple pleasures still win through? At our #OMGBFamily Twitter chat, we heard what you think makes an unforgettable British family holiday – from quintessential ingredients to family […]

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