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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]

Mental Health Matters – The Kids are Back at School, so It’s the Perfect time to Prioritise Self Care

Optimise Mental Health for You and your Family You’ve been holding everything together? You’re feeling anxious? There’s lots of pressure on you? You’re worried about the future? You’re concerned about how to support and optimise your children’s mental health? Now the kids are back at school, it’s the perfect time to give yourself and your family the time and care to help ensure your family not only ‘walks forward’ together, but ‘strides forward together’ – out of the pandemic and into positivity and optimal mental health. The pandemic has created a host of mental health and other issues, but parents…

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Tally and the Angel Book One India By Eleanor Dixon – A Review

  'I really enjoyed reading Tally and the Angel because it was very exciting, there was a lot of action, and it had a great storyline too. I think it was an extremely interesting and good book to read because it was all set in India where they hand-make lots of clothes. Tally was very brave, as she managed to stand up to danger and help other children who she had never even met before, and she decided to save them even though she couldn’t ever tell her father about what she had achieved. I think I would like to…

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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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New Family Suites at St Ermin’s Hotel, Westminster – a review

'Most hotels function predominantly as somewhere to quickly drop off your bags and lay your head while the focus of your stay is firmly elsewhere - sightseeing, catching up with friends, or just en route to another destination. I would have been quite happy to stay put inside St Ermin's for the whole of our stay, and not just because it was the end of the school holidays and I was shattered. St Ermin's presents you with everything you could want from a stay away from home - it is dazzlingly glamorous, quirky, full of genuinely interesting historical aspects and,…

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Rosalique for redness-prone skin – a review

                'I am rather prone to having a shiny red nose which, unless you are a cute seabird or work in a circus, is not a good thing. Wearing a mask in public probably hasn't helped the state of my skin, but it did mean that I wasn't really worrying too much about how to deal with it right now, however when I was offered the opportunity to try Rosalique I said yes straightaway. The instructions say to try it for at least 6-8 weeks for maximum results, but I can honestly say…

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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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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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Introducing The UK’s First Zero Waste Skincare Brand For Kids

A new collection of plastic free body and hair care bars tailor made to suit children’s sensitive skin has launched in a variety of fun, fruity scents and colours. With more children asking their parents to find eco-friendly alternatives for everyday goods, the range from Rowdy Kind is the perfect solution for an eco-friendly bathtime. Each bar equates to two 250ml plastic bottles worth of product and are cruelty-free & vegan friendly    Rowdy Kind, the UK’s first zero waste skincare brand for kids has a wide range of products available to cater for children’s bath time needs. Each bar…

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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.