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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 in March, July and November 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. 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]

Discount on Cat Sparrey

Cat Sparrey is a West London based Print Designer who produces custom tote bags, t-shirts and art prints. Cat graduated from London College of Communication (University of the Arts) in 2012 with a degree in Surface Design and then spent the last decade in an array of roles (freelance studio assistant, The Body Shop supervisor, Le Labo flagship store manager, The Biscuiteers store manager, Harrods concession, e-commerce/digital marketing at QVC and Street Child). Cat then went on maternity leave, and headed back to her creative roots in March 2021. A combination of different printing techniques are used to produce both…

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Make a splash this Father’s Day with 20% off matching dad & kid swimwear from Boardies®

Give him a Father’s Day to remember with matching dad and kid swimwear from Boardies®. Made from quality quick dry fabric in vibrant designs, for dads who love the water and kids who think he is the coolest person on the planet. The Boardies® Father and Kid range features swim shorts with pockets and a soft lining for dad which are a great fit in quick-drying, supersoft polyester fabric made from REPREVE recycled plastic water bottles and sustainable materials. The men’s shorts come in Classic mid-length or Shortie length. For sons there is a range of shorts in sizes from 1-13…

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Aquapax reusable carton water bottles 10% Discount

AQUAPAX is the world’s original pure eco-water brand, founded in Mid Sussex in 2006 to give consumers who find they need to make a bottled water purchase when out and about, the choice of a pure, wholesome drinking water, sealed fresh inside more ecologically sensible containers. The brand’s foundation as a pure thirst for the environment immediately caught on with eco-conscious consumers and the brand now sells across the UK and Europe through like-minded cafés, retailers and trade distributors. Since launch, AQUAPAX has won many awards and accolades for its product quality and beautifully designed cartons, with each of its…

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Menopause: Top Tips for Skin and Hair Care

The skin aging process is extremely complex. Aging results from UV radiation, pollution and stress (extrinsic aging) as well as genetics and hormones (intrinsic aging). Menopause causes a large increase of intrinsic aging in women. This is because post-menopause, women suffer a massive drop in the hormone estrogen. Estrogen plays a role in various processes throughout the whole body, and its receptors (ERα + ERβ) are found on various cell types. Within the skin, estrogen can bind and influence cells such as the epidermal keratinocytes, dermal fibroblasts, and melanocytes. Dermoi’s Chief Scientific Officer, Eve Casha, MSC in Pharmaceutical formulation, provides top…

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East 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 • Are resilient, because…

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Turning your maternal anger into self-care and compassion – A Review

I was very interested to read Angry Mother, not being a stranger to occasionally/actually quite often getting incredibly angry with my children, but rarely feeling such levels of anger in any other situations (ie when not performing the role of 'mother'). I wasn't sure how a book could help me with my feelings of frustration at the million things we have to juggle as mothers, and the number of times we have to repeat ourselves; increasing the decibels each time in the hope of getting a reaction. I thought of anger as a bad thing, a thing to be managed…

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A Summer of adventures on the Kent & East Sussex Railway – Discount available

Summer is for adventures: and for a truly memorable and historic one - whatever the weather – why not book a Family Freedom ticket to travel along the 10½ miles of the Kent & East Sussex Railway. The journey time between Tenterden and Bodiam is around 50 minutes each way, so sit back in comfort to ride through unspoilt Wealden countryside from Tenterden Town station, finishing in sight of the magnificent Bodiam castle. The great value Freedom ticket also allows you to hop on and off any of the Heritage steam or diesel trains operating on the day. While on board, the family can turn nature detectives with a free wildlife activity sheet. You can even pre-book a…

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Discount on Altrient Vitamin C Supplement for Skin & Immune System

The Family Grapevine are offering readers an exclusive discount code providing 10% off Altreint via the Dermoi website. The code is FAMILYVITC and is available to use from now until 1st June 2022.   The Science BIt As a skincare platform, Dermoi are unique in the skincare industry, we offer a scientific approach to skincare; making sure all our products are clinically proven and cherry-picked by our in-house scientists and ensuring all products are result-driven due to their formulation. About Altrient C Vitamin C is an essential nutrient for the maintenance of collagen production, the immune system, and to protect against aging.…

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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.