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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.

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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Mid Surrey Franchise For Sale

Is this you? We are looking for people to join our group who: • May have experience producing magazines, although not necessary • Preferably have some sales experience • May have experience with Desk Top Publishing • May have experience with website management • Are reasonably computer literate & use social media • Are willing to learn and follow instructions • Are willing to work hard, mainly during term time • Are good at working independently, but also appreciate working as part of a group • Are willing to share ideas with others in the group, whilst remembering the concept…

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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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Empower your kids! A coaching guide for parents – A Review

Empower your kids! A coaching guide for parents by Judy Bartkowiak   We could all do with some ideas for coping strategies right now, and Judy Bartkowiak’s latest book covers a number of different techniques and strategies to help children (and adults) cope with a range of issues; from anxiety to low self-esteem and phobias. Bartkowiak explains the EFT ‘tapping’ principles and technique in depth and the steps of the technique are repeated throughout the book, so that you don’t have to keep referring back to an earlier section. I found the explanations of different personalities and the way different…

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Fran Stevens

I am from Lancashire originally and moved to Reigate in the 80’s. As a newcomer, I was very grateful for the Family Grapevine when my children were small. I have since come to love the area – indeed what's not to like! Living on the doorsteps of London and the South Coast, our locale is also blessed as an Area of Natural Beauty dotted with oodles of sites of interest. Now my twins and their younger brother have fully fledged, I will have the time to enjoy nurturing and growing the Family Grapevine in East Surrey. The magazine is such…

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Dawn Bew

I joined the group in 2012 having recently taken redundancy from the civil service after 15 years and wanted a job that fitted in better with my young family. A friend was selling the magazine and I thought it would be perfect! A new challenge, working from home with hours to suit my family. Three years on I now have magazines in two areas and absolutely love it. All the editors support each other including the very supportive directors who are very passionate about the group!  Areas – Bromley and Croydon and Sutton What are you most proud of achieving as a…

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Genevieve Arlidge

The Grapevine has been my only publishing experience. I had an inauspicious start and was slow to get off the ground, but my skill sets are all the broader for it now. I am very happy with this path I've taken and don't foresee any further job change! I stumbled across a very early copy of the Family Grapevine in 1997 and answered an advert to join in and do a magazine in my area. This was exactly what I wanted. Working from home, being my own boss, but with support and reassurance in the background should I need it…

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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.