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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]

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Why conversations with your children will supercharge their wellbeing – a Review

My new favourite thing to do if I can catch the children after their tablets have run out of battery and just before they switch the television on, is to suggest we look at the workbook How to Have Incredible Conversations With Your Child  together and have a chat based on one of its prompts. More often than not they are happy to agree and quickly grab a pencil and a fiddle toy. We have always been able to have conversations before the workbook came along, of course, but whereas I would have previously shied away from asking about something negative that…

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All aboard the Santa Steam Express with Steam Dreams Rail Co.

New for 2021: The only Santa steam train out of London Families can get into the Christmas spirit on a magical steam journey with Steam Dreams Rail Co. departing from London Victoria station this December. The Santa Steam Express is new for 2021 and will be the only Santa steam train on the mainline out of London. There will be three daily departures of the service (0920, 1200 and 1415) on three different dates – Monday, 13 December, Tuesday, 14 December, Monday, 20 December and Wednesday, 22 December. Passengers will be welcomed into festively decorated 1950’s atmospheric carriages where Santa…

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Glow Wild at Wakehurst

Visit Wakehurst on a spellbinding winter lantern trail for all ages. The enchanting winter lantern trail is back for its eighth year, and it's packed full of surprises. 🌙 As darkness falls, the gardens are brought to life with glowing lanterns, mesmerising projections, immersive soundscapes, and glistening torches of fire. ✨ Book your tickets for an unmissable evening of winter wonder and marvel at the record-breaking installations, from the UK's largest natural screen, to the tallest living Christmas tree adorned with 1,800 lights. ☕ Warm yourself with drinks, sweet treats and hot food, or book the Winter Lodge experience for…

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Form a New Family Habit this October in the Great Outdoors with Olympic Champion Sally Gunnell OBE

By Dani Simpson, Strideintolife.com Sally Gunnell is currently spearheading the much-loved campaign #tgoismygym with an exciting digital programme that helps you and your family turn walks into workouts, and parks and gardens into gyms. All you need is your smartphone and TGO-Activate.com The Great Outdoor Workouts with Sally Gunnell and the National Parks includes: 3 x home workouts to build movement breaks into your day 3 x bodyweight activity A to Z videos In-built progression workouts (through level 1, 2 and 3) to become fitter, healthier and happier Motivation, wellbeing and mindfulness tips And much more…     As a…

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Salcura Bioskin Junior

Salcura Natural Skin Therapy makes highly effective and natural products for anyone suffering from allergic skin conditions. Originally developed by Dr Martin Schiele, a bio-medical scientist, the Salcura range has helped people with their skin for over 10 years. We believe in the principles of homeostasis – the self-healing capacity of the skin, which is dependent on the supply of nutrients. Salcura products are full to the brim with natural oils and extracts to ensure your skin gets as many nutrients as possible to help itself. In addition to the high amount of natural ingredients, Salcura have also pioneered the…

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GP launches CBD infused lifestyle & wellness brand; perfect for those winter months

  Dr K CBD is an ethical CBD company based in London. The company was born from Dr K’s experience working as a GP in the health sector   Dr K saw a confused marketplace selling poor quality information and products to consumers, and set up DR K CBD as a way to reconcile the market and bring a GP’s unique perspective & approach   The brand is focussed on well-being over consumerism and prides itself on treating consumers as patients   The brand is dedicated to busting myths associated with the use of CBD oils and aims to educate…

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Curry Compendium – the essential guide for National Curry Week 4 – 10th October

Introducing the definitive guide to recreating British Indian Restaurant favourites from the comfort of your own home Lockdown saw a surge in people trying to recreate restaurant flavours at home – and now Brits want more inspiration as they get bolder in the kitchen In Curry Compendium, Richard Sayce expertly combines both volumes of his best-selling, Gourmand award-winning Indian Restaurant Curry at Home books, with a sprinkling of new recipes, to create the ultimate guide to cooking excellent British Indian Restaurant food in your own kitchen. Richard Sayce, the man behind Misty Ricardo’s Curry Kitchen, is renowned by his many…

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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.