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Teddy Bears Picnic & Afternoon Tea at Almond Valley Tip of the week

Teddy Bears Picnic & Afternoon Tea at Almond Valley

It might be cold and miserable outside, but in the Teddy Bear Woods, the weather is always warm and cosy. On weekday afternoons during January, February and March take along your favourite teddy bear, doll, or any other soft toy, for a special woodland picnic in the tearoom at Almond Valley. You'll find games, camping adventures, and many interesting things to explore. Once the fun is done and the soft toys get sleepy, it’s time to tip-toe next door and indulge in a delicious afternoon tea. There’s a delightful array of sandwiches, savouries and temping cakes for the grown-ups, while the pre-schoolers get their very own tiered platter of dainty tasty nibbles. Afternoon tea costs £9.95 for Adults and £4.95 for children and must be booked in advance on 01506 414957. If you book afternoon tea you can enjoy FREE admission to the farm.

Homegrown Birthday Cake

Homegrown Birthday Cake

This year Fenton Barns Nursery near North Berwick celebrated its 5th birthday with a cake made from ingredients grown in the nursery garden. Its very first intake of babies are now off on their next adventure at school, so it was only fitting to mark the occasion by embracing its emphasis on healthy eating and local food.

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5 Simple Steps to Enjoying Baby and Toddler Groups

5 Simple Steps to Enjoying Baby and Toddler Groups

With over ninety different baby and toddler groups across the city, it’s very easy to feel overwhelmed when trying to decide which ones to go to. Regina Alonzi and Katie Drake offer some advice before you take the plunge.

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Day In the Life Photography

Day In the Life Photography

As another year draws to a close, are you looking at your children in wonder and disbelief at how fast they're growing up? We certainly are. Karyn Horler decided to document a day-in-the-life of her family, so that they could look back, remember and laugh about their life with little ones. She contacted Armands Sprogis of A-Fotografy, and we spoke to her afterwards to find out what spurred her into booking a photography session and about her family's experience.

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Turning a comedy club into a family-friendly venue

Turning a comedy club into a family-friendly venue

Monkey Barrel Comedy is one of Edinburgh's newest family-friendly eateries. It offers top stand-up comedy by night, but by day it has started to welcome all ages into its café. We asked one of the owners - a dad of two under 5s - how he went about launching this exciting new venue.

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