Blog » Month: January 2021

Virtual Dark Skies Festival

12th – 28th February 2021 The North York Moors National Park along with the Yorkshire Dales and Go Stargazing will be bringing the wonders of the night sky into the your living rooms during this half term for the Dark Skies Festival. Among the stellar line-up of speakers will be scientists sharing the latest cosmic…

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BBC’s ‘Shop Well For Less?’ is looking for super spenders to take part

BBCs ‘Shop Well for Less?’ programme is back for a new series and is looking for super spenders to take part. The BBC’s highly popular ‘Shop Well For Less’ is returning to our screens for a fifth series. Programme makers RDF are currently looking for families, couples, or groups of friends to the take part…

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Children’s Mental Health Awareness Week

Starting 1st February 2021, it is Children’s Mental Health Awareness Week. It is easy to get involved! Draw around your hand Decorate #wellbeingwave Pop it in the window!  

Making a Will is important for your Children

For anyone who has Children under 18, a Will is an absolute necessity as it is used to appoint Guardians. If you fail to appoint a guardian for your child and both you and the child’s other parent die, the Court will typically have to appoint a guardian. This may not have been the person…

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Big Garden Bird Watch: Activities to do with the kids

The RSPB’s Big Garden Bird Watch is happening 29th – 31st January 2021 so we’ve put some ideas together of things you can do with the kids all around the topic of birds!!   Big Garden Bird Watch For an hour, over the weekend 29th – 31st January you need to look out for birds…

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Missing the forest?

Although our forests are open to you for local outdoor exercise once per day, the latest government guidance has asked everyone to stay at home as much as possible. To help you stay connected to nature, we’re bringing the forest into your home. Whether you’re looking for activities to entertain the children, tips to improve your wellbeing, or…

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Mess-Free Ideas to Entertain Toddlers While Homeschooling Older Children

Ideas to keep babies and toddlers entertained while you’re trying to homeschool older siblings! Hands up who is struggling to juggle all of the balls ? Homeschooling, employment, general life…… throw in a baby or toddler, and it’s not hard to feel like you’re being pulled in too many directions. Even if your school is…

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Live Story Time

Join us with your little ones for Story Time every weekday morning at 11am, and take a break for a well-earned cuppa. We will be reading some old favourites plus lots of new books. Find us at: Hungry Little Minds Peep Families Grow and Learn

BBC Lockdown Learning

The BBC are providing a range of educational programs throughout lockdown. Primary – on CBBC every morning Monday to Friday, 9am to 12noon. Schedule varies each day and week and programs are by age group. Watch on iplayer or on their TV channel. Secondary – on BBC2, afternoons, subjects and age groups vary throughout the…

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Fostering North Yorkshire: Happy New Year!

Have you been thinking about a new direction for 2021? Maybe you have thought about fostering but still have lots of questions about whether it’s the right move for you? Whether you are an experienced foster carer thinking about switching to Fostering North Yorkshire from an independent fostering agency, or thinking about fostering for the…

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Brilliant garden based activities to do with kids

If you need some inspiration and ideas of things to do in your garden or in a safe open space with the kids whilst you’re at home, then we’ve come up with a great list below! I find it hard to get outside in bad weather but hopefully with a bit of inspiration from below,…

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The Snow Queen – The Movie

  The Snow Queen at Scarborough’s Stephen Joseph Theatre – the movie!! Available from the SJT website until midnight on Monday 15th February 2021 A brand new film of the Scarborough theatre’s sell-out Christmas show, The Snow Queen, will be available on the SJT website until midnight on Monday 15th February 2021. It’s the first…

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COVID-19 Lockdown 3: What Parents & Carers need to know

January 4th 2020 This information is based on the latest government guidance published on lockdown on 4th January 2021. What are the main things we need to know about the Scarborough, Whitby & Filey Lockdown? Schools and colleges to immediately close other than for key workers and vulnerable children Nurseries and early year provisions to remain open…

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10 Ideas to make walking with kids more fun!

Exercise options are limited at the moment so your family walks might be feeling a bit like Groundhog Day! We’ve come up with 10 ideas to help make getting some much needed fresh air and exercise a little bit more fun… Our first tip is to try and add some variety to your walking route so you…

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