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  • Free Fathers Day Days Out

    Let’s treat our beloved Father’s, Dad’s, Bampi and Grandad’s this Sunday 18th June to a fantastic day out. What makes it even more fantastic is when it’s FREE. We have listed some FREE ...

  • Free Half Term Idea's

    It’s half term here in South Wales again, seems like the children haven’t been back long enough for it to be half term again…We thought we would place a few FREE days out idea’s together that ...

  • Let’s Go Fly a Kite!

     Real inspiration comes from above. In the atmosphere, with an object lighter than air high above in the sky. One thing links you to the flying object: a long string. With your hands, you control...

  • Year 10 Pupil Raises Funds for Amelia Trust Farm!

    Ed Felix, a year 10 pupil at Cardiff High School, recently set up a Treasure Hunt to raise funds for the Amelia Trust Farm.  Ed, who volunteers in the Farm Café, was inspired by the work of the...

  • Half Term Events

    It’s half-term already!Yep, the year is trundling past as some pace this year! There was even some warmth in the sun the other day, just for a moment.  But, let’s believe that this means the summ...

  • Fun On The Farm, This Half Term!

    Fun on The Farm If you’re searching for activities for you and the children this February half term, Amelia Trust Farm have a fun filled week planned, including Petting sessions, Animal Shows and a ...

  • Reasons to visit St Fagans Museum

    Reasons to visit St Fagans with the kids ...St Fagans National History Museum is always a great bet for a place to take the family for a day out.  Check out all the events here St Fagans Museum &nbs...

  • Happy New Year

    ‘Twas the Christmas now past, what for the future we ask! OK, Tom Hardy reading the story on CBeebies may have been the greatest moment of the Christmas holidays for all mums out there… but sur...

  • Visit Santa This Christmas In Wales

    It’s Chrisssssstmassssssss! The days are getting colder and there was even a bit of snow the other week.  The Coca Cola truck has officially driven its first drive across the television screens....

  • Christmas Craft Idea's

    Cutting and pasting until Christmas This used to be the best time at school.  Making snowflakes out of folded up paper, paper chains out of strips of red and green card - or making a Christmas card ...

  • Whats Going On In Wales This Halloween.

    Halloween Haunts for Big and Little Kids! Halloween is one of those awesome times of the year when it is good to be bad! Not bad in an axe murderer kind of way – in a dressing up as an axe murder...

  • Food For Frights!

    Food For Frights! It is that time of year again – All Hallows Eve, a time when the naughty come out to play before the saints arrive on November 1st to protect us through the winter.  Your child...

  • The Gremlins

    Gremlins: the famous film that never was, well, sort of. Ask people who grew up the 1980s to name a film that was sort of aimed at children but absolutely terrified kids, it’s possible they would...

  • Fantastic Mr Fox (Roald Dahl)

    The most fabulous of all the foxes: The Fantastic Mr Fox If you had a tale like a fox, you would be a bit of a gent too.  It has always made sense to me that the fox is the lord of the dogs.  So,...

  • Danny Champion Of The World.

    Danny the Champion of the World Now, Danny the Champion of the World only ever made it to the realms of a TV Movie.  So, it does not maybe have some of the appeal of The BFG and Matilda. But, let ...

  • George’s Marvellous Medicine

    George’s Marvellous Medicine George’s Marvellous Medicine did not receive the same sort of critical acclaim that other books by Roald Dahl achieved.  People were a little concerned that it w...

  • Revolting Rhymes

    Revolting Rhymes: Riotous and Raucous Riddles Come on now, surely you understand that the appeal of these rhymes to kids is nothing short of genius! It is poetry.  Kids want to read them.  Poetry...

  • The Twits

    The Twits want to meet you! Did you know that it is possible to dine with The Twits this autumn?  I do not lie.  Mr and Mrs Twit invite you to dinner, at which you will enjoy bristling bird pie a...

  • James and the Giant Peach!

    Where is that giant peach? James and the Giant Peach must have been a huge favourite of my primary school teacher.  It is the only book I remember reading in her class and we seemed to do everythi...

  • The Witches

    “Waaaaaaaah There are witches in the world!!” This is what I said when I first saw the film, The Witches.  I did something that I never normally do: I watched the film before I read the book....

  • B.F.G (Roald Dahl)

    The BFG: The protector of our dreams There was a time when I was really small that I used to have really bad dreams.  These were not just nightmares, these were night terrors.  I would, according...

  • Charlie Chocolate Factory (Roald Dahl)

    My friend, Charlie and his adventures in the Chocolate Factory A childhood influenced… Can you believe that Charlie and the Chocolate Factory was written in the 1960s?  Growing up in the 1980s I ...

  • Matilda (Roald Dahl)

    Matilda The Book Roald Dahl’s Matilda has delighted audiences since the day it was released and for the subsequent 28 years. Released in 1988 it won the Children’s Book Award shortly after bei...

  • Celebrating Roald Dahl 100 Years.

    Roald Dahl 100 years on the 13th September Only seven days to go until we see the biggest ever global celebration of Roald Dahls birthday, which marks 100 years since the birth of the world’s num...

  • Glaston-Barry The Back Story...

    The Backstory... A summer's day. 1985. Barry Butlins. Mum had managed to stop my brother and I from punching each other early that day, despite the hype around Rocky 4, in order to pack teddies, b...