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The Family Grapevine is a very useful resource for families with children from pregnancy to teenagers. We have been supporting local businesses and printing free local magazines since 1995.

Printed and distributed three times a year to tie in with school holidays, each magazine is packed with information on clubs, societies, holiday schemes, events, competitions and much more to help families plan their leisure time. Find your local area using the Search Bar above. If you run a local business and would like to advertise with us, in print or online, please do get in touch via [email protected]

East Surrey Franchise For Sale

  Is this you? We are looking for people to join our group who may have some or all of the following skills and attributes: • know-how in magazine production • sales experience • an eye for design • social media savvy • website management experience • pride in attention to detail • open to new challenges • resilience, independence and self-motivation • willingness to share ideas with others • enjoy building business relationships • community-mindedness • and are available to put in the hours in term-time. If you think joining forces with other like-minded editors would suit you, please…

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Summer of Sound at Wakehurst

Unearth our wild landscape through art and sound  9 July – 12 September 2021; 10.00-18.00 Tickets on sale from 24 May 2021 from kew.org/wakehurst/whats-on/summer-of-sound, pre-booking essential Included in day ticket price £14.50 adults, £7.25 17-25yrs; children free Workshops from £15; Summer of Sound: After Hours £15 Wakehurst, Sussex   Wakehurst announces major new summer programme Summer of Sound, featuring six striking large-scale sound installations, offering immersive and mindful moments across the wild botanic garden Highlights include: UK premiere of artist Marco Barotti’s robotic ‘woodpeckers’ creates a striking live soundscape activated in real time by signals from visitors’ mobile devices Giant…

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Visit Gatorland Orlando To Experience Florida’s Great Outdoors

ORLANDO, Florida – During just one day at Gatorland in Orlando, “The Alligator Capital of the World™,” visitors can have several unique Florida outdoor experiences. Take your pick from the Screamin’ Gator Zipline over hundreds of alligators, the Stompin’ Gator Off Road Adventure through the headlines to the everglades, the Alligator Breeding Marsh featuring nesting grounds for migratory birds, and the beautiful and tranquil Swamp Walk.   Plus, learn all about alligator safety in Florida and safely feed alligators, which you cannot do in the wild. A journey on the Screamin’ Gator Zip Line at Gatorland takes guests along 1,200 feet…

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Emotional Intelligence Book Series for Children

Talking Up is an illustrated children’s book series aiming to inspire and encourage emotional development. Each short story provides themes to help children understand challenging issues and encourage emotional intelligence. The series is published by Erly Stage Studios- a global start-up involved in education and publishing. Committed to nurturing a more compassionate society, Erly Stage Studios believes in harnessing the power of emotions which drive learning, decision making, creativity, relationships, and health. The Talking Up Series focus on the key topics of emotional growth as well as self-management, self-awareness, and social awareness. "In the wake of the pandemic, emotional intelligence…

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W.K. Kellogg by Kids Oaty Bars

Kellogg’s has got back to school snack time sorted with its first plant-based snack bar range created by kids for kids. W.K Kellogg by Kids bars are made with tasty fruit and veg and come in two delicious flavours – Orange & Carrot and Strawberry, Raspberry & Beetroot. Made with wholegrain, they contain no added sugar, no artificial colours or flavours and are a source of fibre, with each bar less than 100 calories. The bars have been developed in collaborative workshops with 2,000 children and parents, ensuring the range was something parents would be happy to buy for their…

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Interview with Stuart Parkin

Win this book! Enter the competition here. In short, what is the fundamental message of your book, Getting Positive? We all need to work at getting and keeping a positive frame of mind - it doesn't come easily especially during challenging times - and we do this through taking small daily actions, some physical, some social, some to do with how we manage the way we live and others to do with getting and keeping inspired, more a mental focus.   What initially inspired you to write the book My work involves daily communication with many individuals who particularly in…

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Opportunity to Work from Home

    ** Are you looking for a retail opportunity ** to fit around your other commitments? Do you want to make a difference to how sustainable the products are that people buy? Many more people are aiming to reduce their plastic and buy more ethically... so becoming an eco-friendly distributer might be your perfect fit. You would be working alongside Wikaniko; an established company with a range of over 800 products and be able to work how and when you choose. You would have your own website, as well as printed brochures, giving you the option of working online, offline,…

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Local Magazine

The Family Grapevine is published three times a year in March, July and November.  We take copies to nurseries, children’s centres, health centres, schools, sports centres, libraries, visitor attractions, supermarkets and many more places besides.  You can also find the latest issue of each magazine online by selecting your local Family Grapevine using the search box above.