Blog » Month: January 2019

In need of some you time?  Oulton Hall offers their top treatments to help you revitalise the mind and body this Winter. 

In need of some you time? Oulton Hall offers their top treatments to help you revitalise the mind and body this Winter. Why not treat yourself to a luxury spa day from just £75 per person! After the stress of Christmas (although this feels like a lifetime ago), it’s time to focus on you.  Take…

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Ghyll Royd School: Top Primary School in the North

Ghyll Royd School and Pre-School pupils celebrated their school being shortlisted as one of the best Prep Schools in the country. The Independent School of the Year Awards was set up this year by Independent School Parent magazine, aiming to showcase school success stories and celebrate the student services provided. The Burley-in-Wharfedale school just missed…

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CERVICAL CANCER PREVENTION WEEK 2019: Book your smear test now…

The time has flown by and I’m just so thrilled that it’s already time for another smear test!” Said no women in the history of woman-kind EVER! Like most women aged 25 to 64 (who are registered with a GP) I received my letter through the post with a “Helping you decide” leaflet which gave a bit…

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A Fiver Party: The latest craze??

We ALL know how expensive children’s birthdays can be, the gifts, the party, the cake… The “Fiver Party” could offer the perfect solution! Ths “Fiver” Party is the latest craze from Australia and it’s hitting the UK. What is a “Fiver party”? A fiver party is simply a party where the invited guests DO NOT bring…

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A Tidy Mind: Have you “taught” your child to tidy?

  I work with many parents who are at the end of their tether because of chaos and disorder at home. They often tell me that keeping children’s toys and bedrooms tidy can seem impossible and they don’t have the energy to address it. Being a mum of 5 year old twins myself, I’m a realist…

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Bradford Libraries Rhyme Challenge 2019

Get singing, get rhyming, get talking, get reading… Bradford Libraries is challenging under fives to take up the Rhyme Challenge again this year. The Rhyme Challenge is a fun way to introduce children and families to rhymes. Rhymes may be new to families or forgotten, and they require help to build up their confidence to have…

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Discover more at Tropical World this Winter

Tropical World at Roundhay Park is one of the most loved family attractions in Leeds and is the perfect day out during these colder months. You can escape the cold while also experiencing an unforgettable journey through Tropical World’s various exotic and interesting zones. Take a trek through the rainforest, desert, aquarium and waterfall areas…

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Keep cool at Millennium Square’s Ice Cube this February!

Skates at the ready as Yorkshire’s coolest wintertime attraction is back for 2019! Organised by Leeds City Council with support from media partners Radio Aire and now in its 19th year, the Ice Cube will be open from Friday 1 February until Sunday 24 February 2019. The hugely-popular event will once again feature an undercover ice rink,…

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250 Days to go until the UCI Road World Championships 2019 hits the streets of Yorkshire!

The UCI Road World Championships are coming to Yorkshire! The race will pass through Wharfedale & Craven on Thursday 26th September & Saturday 28th September 2019. You can find the full details of all the races here and if you plan on following the program we have our local sister sites listed so you can…

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Fostering North Yorkshire: Is your inner compass telling you it’s time for a change in direction?

Is your inner compass telling you a change of direction is the way forward? You could do something incredible and foster for North Yorkshire – and change a child’s life forever Right now we need foster carers able to look after teenagers who need some support as they work through those difficult years – remember those?…

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Ways to reduce your plastic usage as a family in 2019

If one of your new year’s resolutions is to look at ways to reduce your family’s plastic usage our latest blog with tips from Hubbub’s #LeedsByExample campaign should come in handy. In the UK we’re consuming more and more food and drink on the go, getting through 13 billion plastic bottles, 9 billion drinks cans and 2.5…

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Ask Anisa: Happy New Year

Happy new year, you made it through Christmas, got lost somewhere between Christmas and the 31st December and now here we are in 2019. I have dropped into your social media feed, and I guess the expectation is that everyone at this time of year is talking about starting afresh, setting resolutions and looking perhaps…

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2019 Dark Skies Festival Events

Dark Skies Festival 2019 Events The Dark Skies Festival offers the chance to learn more about the night sky. The National Parks and many of the surrounding areas offer the chance to stargaze, away from the light pollution of our larger towns and cities. We’re lucky enough to live so close to many of the…

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SMART CELLS: How collecting your baby’s cord blood offers lifetime protection for your family

Give your baby a lifetime gift with umbilical cord stem cell storage Storing your newborn’s umbilical cord stem cells at birth is a great way to invest in their future and help protect their health for years to come. Here Smart Cells explains what umbilical cord stem cell storage is and why it is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity…

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How To Prepare Your Home For Kids When You Have A Disability

Having your first child is overwhelming – and more than a little bit terrifying – for everyone, but parents with disabilities have to contend with their own set of challenges. For instance, your home is probably already designed around your current needs, but these are invariably bound to change with a child. Luckily, there are…

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Tip’s For Keeping Little Ones Warm!

It’s getting colder! Again! The cold weather always seems to catch me by surprise and after enjoying my first few months as a parent with a Spring baby out in the sunshine it was a complete shock when Mini-Mumbler number 2 was born in Winter… and snow!   Here’s some tips for keeping a baby…

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