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Young at heart

What better way of staying youthful than to work with young people as a volunteer? Samantha Laurie looks at some inspiring local opportunities



With the summer holidays fast approaching, Alexia Lavender looks at some of the best places to escape to the country for a holiday of camping, glamping or caravanning in the South of England more

21 Jun 2017 12:50 Kids/Schools

Hold onto your pelvic floor. Samantha Laurie discovers a lunchtime comedy club for new mums and their babies more

16 Jun 2017 11:11 Kids/Schools

As summer finally starts to kick in, Liquid Leisure owner Stuart Marston tells William Gadsby Peet about his watery vision and plan for getting kids outdoors and active more

22 May 2017 16:53 Kids/Schools

Sunny forecast? Time for a day out. Samantha Laurie looks at some of the best local family attractions where the water level is high more

22 May 2017 14:37 Kids/Schools

William Gadsby Peet talks to Nanette Newman and Lindsay Branagh about their first book together, narky earwigs and the magic of reading more

27 Apr 2017 15:17 Kids/Schools

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Golfers are vanishing like balls down a hole. Samantha Laurie finds that attracting families could help to keep the sport on course more

24 Apr 2017 12:00 Kids/Schools

The days are getting longer and the weather is getting less British, why not make the most of the summer sunshine by catching a flick in some lovely outdoor scenery? William Gadsby Peet looks at what’s on offer for outdoor cinema in 2017... more


Tucked away in a quiet corner of Epsom is the “mysterical” land of Hobbledown – a magical place guaranteed to tire out even the most energetic of children! more

29 Mar 2017 15:13 Kids/Schools

There are some cracking Easter egg hunts happening this year in your area. Check out our review of twelve of the most eggcellent places for all the family to enjoy a great day out. more

13 Mar 2017 11:09 Kids/Schools

Samantha Laurie looks at the inspirational work of a small Teddington riding stables, where 85% of riders are children with autism more

20 Feb 2017 14:44 Kids/Schools

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As exam season for the new style A levels beckons, Easter revision courses have never been more popular. Samantha Laurie looks at the key players more

31 Jan 2017 16:50 Kids/Schools

Make the February half term a natural break. Samantha Laurie has some great ideas for getting kids out and about more

26 Jan 2017 12:45 Kids/Schools

As a mum of four boys with autism, Sarah Ziegel has turned her experiences into a practical guide more

26 Jan 2017 10:39 Kids/Schools

If the kids’ first question on holiday is “What’s the wifi code?” perhaps it’s time for a new kind of getaway? Samantha Laurie looks at multiactivity family breaks more

4 Jan 2017 11:25 Kids/Schools

Christmas is typically a time to sing songs and be merry. There are lots of wonderful festive events happening in Surrey and SW London this season. Go on, take a peak... more


Three schools from Surrey & SW London (Teddington, Tiffin and LEH) were finalists in a GSK competition to find a theoretical cure to malaria, with Teddington School finishing runners up. more

1 Dec 2016 15:37 Kids/Schools

Yet to read the manual for your camera and wean yourself off that auto button? Samantha Laurie asks an expert for help in securing some fab festive pics more

28 Nov 2016 12:23 Kids/Schools

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As your teenagers hit the social scene, how sure are you that they would know what to do in an emergency? Samantha Laurie on why learning first aid could be the difference between life and death more

26 Oct 2016 14:41 Kids/Schools