cherubs Your complete guide to local parenting
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Win, Win, Win! some great giveaways for hardworking parents
Ready for the bunny? Packed with ideas and events for Easter
Cherubs Chat Keeping you informed with parenting related local news
Where should I go? all of the events for keeping the cherubs entertained this easter break
Learning news Keep your little cherub interested and engaged
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lifestyle * advice * fashion * health * entertainment
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contents March/April 2013
8 Cherubs chat BRIGHT KIDS
How a local nursery is making a difference to the children it supports.
Success for maternity services at Peterborough and Stamford Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.
Whether you are awaiting your little one or already having sleepless nights, we have hints and tips galore.
20 Mums’ zone
We have some great ideas for your clever little cherubs to keep them interested in learning.
19 Pregnancy & Baby
Our round up of all things stylish for your little cherubs.
Nature’s new kid on the block Beyond Organics is a gorgeous British range made with natural ingredients. Tips on how to look awake even if you’re not from Equilibrium Stamford.
We look at how changes to child benefit may affect you. Will you need self-assessment forms?
All the local action from the schools in your area including Stanground Academy’s latest inspection.
If you are looking to give your children a party to remember, then get karting with a Go Kart Birthday Party.
What events and mysteries are in the stars for you this Easter?
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32 Competitions 13 Travel
It’s time to start thinking about escaping from it all... we look at family friendly options!
Cherub friendly homes need to be bright and beautiful.
Keep your little cherub healthy and happy this spring with our health guide.
We know how hard parents work so as a little treat, we have some great offers and giveaways for you this Easter!
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Kev Lawrence tells us more about the Great Eastern Run and how he can’t wait to meet Olly Murs in June!
www.cherubsnet.com Here you will also find all the latest news, entertainment and fashion as well as a list of all the clubs/groups and events taking place in Peterborough.
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Keep them busy this Easter with great crafty tasks or get baking some banana and chocolate cupcakes
38 CauGHt On CaMera
A chat with 6 children about their hobbies and favourite subjects
FEATURES 27 tHe FOOt OF tHe PrObleM
The Fane Clinic clue us in about the different stages of your childâ€™s feet development and how to spot signs of a problem.
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e’ll Easter is almost here and with it comes the excitement of Spring. Winter seems to have dragged on and on so the arrival of lighter nights and warmer weather is welcomed by all of us here at Cherubs. We have been working very hard on our Family Guide which is a great resource for local parents. Our website cherubsnet. com is well worth a look too as now you can search for what’s on listings as well as local clubs and groups. Also online, you will be able to enter all of our competitions, interact through your Facebook account and communicate to other local parents. We are growing our Facebook page by the day and would ask that you search Cherubsnet on Facebook and give us a like. This is a great way for us to keep you up to date with events, competitions and offers on a daily basis. Please tell your friends about Cherubs, our aim is to help local parents and provide them with useful information and incentives… so start spreading the word! We are looking for a Coverstar for the May magazine and what
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Keeping you informed with parenting related local news
Where should I go?
all of the events for keeping the cherubs entertain ed this easter break
Learning news Keep your little cheru
interested and enga ged Alicia Rose, age 3
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we need our readers to do is like Cherubsnet on Facebook and send us a picture of your child, along with their name and age and we will enter them into the draw. The winner will be the ‘face’ of our May edition and will get a free photoshoot and goodie bag. We are not choosing the winner or asking for votes on this, we believe that all children are worthy winners so we are running it as a draw so not be biased. As always, we appreciate each and every one of our readers. So thanks for taking the time out to explore Cherubs. Our next edition will be out in May and until then, have a great Easter.
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cherubscontributors ALICE BRYAN has recently completed her Masters in English and has now returned to Peterborough to embark upon her writing career. “I haven’t got any children myself yet but I’ve quickly learnt all of the rules. I’m currently delving into issues that parenting brings to become the next Supernanny!”
KEV LAWRENCE is the Breakfast show presenter on Heart and doting dad to Brogan and Brooke. “Cherubs will revolutionise parenting in our area. As a dad I want knowledge of the area so that I can keep them active and busy. It’s a pleasure to be involved!”
LAURA FRAYLICH Laura Fraylich has a degree in photography and runs Laura Rose Studios in Peterborough. “Being one of nine children, with many nieces and nephews, the Cherubs concept really appeals to me. I hope you enjoy my Caught On Camera section on page 38”
LAURA GIBSON has two fabulous but fiendishly cheeky children. Laura chronicles her (mis)adventures in parenting on her blog, Chez Mummy. A full-time working mother, she has launched Working Parents United, a new website aimed at supporting working parents.
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Keeping parents up to date
Make sure your kids are Bright Kids! bright Kids nursery in lynchwood, Peterborough offers more than just childcare.
uilding strong partnerships with parents as well as engaging them in the life of the nursery is one of the key aims of Bright Kids Day Nursery in Lynchwood. They use their unique Parental Nursery Cam to allow parents to see their child, reassuring them that they have settled well in the nursery and are enjoying their time with the staff and other children. The nursery held lots of events in 2012 and will continue to do so into 2013. Last year’s favourites were a ‘Mini Olympics’ and a cultural evening. “It was a very exciting year for us and we are planning more events this year, starting with our monthly Coffee Morning,” said Claire Smalley, Manager. Childcare costs are always an issue for parents and with that in mind, Bright Kids had a bright idea. They are currently running an offer which will reduce their fees to £150.00 per week for 50 hours. Returning to work after having a child can be a difficult decision, but Bright Kids Day Nursery are helping to make sending children to nursery the best option especially with the teams’
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main focus being education. “Without compromising the level of care, we are introducing exciting new programmes including ‘Home learning diaries’. We have also joined Le Club Francais so the children will be taught the beginnings of the French language,” said Claire Smalley, Manager. Bright Kids aim is to be known as an educational establishment and not just an ordinary childcare provider, achieved through children’s desire to learn, develop and thrive in their stimulating environment’. For more information please call Bright Kids Day Nursery on 01733 361290 and quote Cherubs.
Coffee break at Ferry Meadows
Visit Ferry Meadows in 2013
s of 1st March, Regmi & Sons are taking over the management of Ferry Meadows Café. It is based in the beautiful location of Nene Park. The café will offer a wide range of hot and cold food, drinks, cakes, ice creams and meals for kids. which can be enjoyed whilst watching the ducks. The Cafe is situated next to a children’s play area, making it a perfect place to relax with a drink whilst the kids have a play! The cafe also takes pride in using local suppliers and local produce. Overlooking the stunning Overton Lake, it is the perfect place to plan kid’s parties, wedding or engagement parties, anniversary dinners, christenings, birthdays, club and society annual dinners or even drinks and canapé receptions! For more information, search Ferry Meadows Café on Facebook.
erry Meadows Country Park already attracts approximately one million visitors a year and in 2013, there will be even more reasons to visit Ferry Meadows. So there is never a better time to invest in a Car Park Season Ticket giving great value at £25 for the season. A season ticket also gives you 10% discount off all purchases at the Visitor Centre. Events during 2013 will include a cycling extravaganza, Movie on the Meadow, dog show, exhibitions of art to name but a few. For more information please contact: email@example.com or call 01733 234193
bottle feeding the lambs at sacrewell Farm from March 2nd – April 16th best Friends Forever (the ultimate Kidz Pop Party) at the Key theatre on Friday 12 April
Baby boom Maternity services at Peterborough and stamford Hospitals nHs Foundation trust have successfully passed a rigorous ‘standards of care’ assessment to retain the Cnst level 2 status.
he Clinical Negligence Scheme for Trusts (CNST) assesses NHS Trusts against a strict set of standards to be assured that their professional teams are promoting and using effective risk management and high standards of clinical care to minimise the risk of harm to patients. For maternity care there are a separate set of 50 standards in place. Trusts can score from Level 0 to Level 3 – with Level 3 being the highest. Following its Level 2 success, work is already under way for the maternity service to achieve Level 3 status in the next two years. The busy maternity unit, based at Peterborough City Hospital, is fast heading towards a milestone of delivering 5,000 babies a year by the end of March 2013.
bronze sword Casting Workshop at Peterborough Museum Sat 16 - Sun 17 March, from 9am
Let’s get cooking! Kids Country supports schools cooking campaign
he East of England Agricultural Society’s new education programme Kids Country, will be giving schools a helping hand in the kitchen in the light of the government’s announcement that compulsory cooking lessons are to be made a part of the National Curriculum. From September next year, cooking lessons will be made compulsory for children aged 7 to fourteen who will now learn how to make healthy food and understand the basics of nutrition. On 5th July, a Food and Farming day at Peterborough Showground will incorporate food stories and activities including: growing mushrooms, pressing rapeseed into oil and making sausages. All supported by many businesses and organisations introduced in the local food and farming sector. Schools and outdoor education advisers wanting to be part of any Kids Country events should contact Sandra Lauridsen at the Showground on 01733 363514 or via email firstname.lastname@example.org
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Kitty Kat Keep it pretty in pink with a cheeky wink! Your little girl will love this stripey t-shirt dress which will be great for spring. Add a funky hat to complete the look. Molo shocking pink stripe cat Christa dress - £39.99 www.nordickids.co.uk
Funky & fun Impkids is a brilliant range of Swedish clothes for babies and children that is full of colour, charm and Scandinavian chic. www.impkids.co.uk
Cherubs Easter must haves...
Brighten their wardrobe with Oilily’s cheerful animal print, in which you can find wonderful animals. A pig rhinoceros or flying giraffe; nothing is too crazy in Oilily’s ‘World of Wonders’! www.oililyshop.com
Our round-up of all things stylish for your little cherubs
Bunny rabbit applique tutu bodysuit. Bunny is a hand-applique, complete with a stunning tulle tutu. £25.00 from notonthehigh street.com
Walking with dinosaurs Ava & Luc’s organic cotton (Stegosaurus) dinosaur t-shirts are enough to put the roar back into your little ones wardrobes. £15.99 from www.avaandluc.com
If your little one has ‘just hatched’ then you need this cute t-shirt. £11.99 from www. dirtyfingers. co.uk
Personalised Easter Hunt Bags are just the right size for an Easter hunt. Priced at £7.00 from www.notonthehighstreet.com
Spring showers It may not be time to put those wellies to the back of the wardrobe just yet. But put a spring in your little ones step by combining with a pretty dress and cardie! Prices start from £20.00 from www.roomseven.com
Cuddledry recognises the importance of creative play, and so has come up with a range of themed toddler towels to make bath time about more than just splashing. Cuddledry’s dress up toddler towels are an easy way to let little imaginations run wild. Available from www.cuddledry.com
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It’s that time when we get a spring in our step and lots of chocolate in our bellies! Make sure your easter goes with a hop, skip and a jump with these ideas from Queensgate, serpentine Green and reba boutique.
Next - Egg cups £6
M&S - Chocolate Egg £14
John Lewis - Hanging Hens £2.50
Tesco - Egg Hunt Basket £5
Tesco - Bunny Mask Egg £4
Tesco - Dinosaur Mask Egg £4
Reba - Pip Studio Bag £89.99
Reba - Hanging Sign £11.99
Reba - Travel Wallet £29.99
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The perfect family resort
he exclusive Sani Resort on the Aegean coast is one of Greece’s most established family friendly destinations. Sani boasts beautiful, white sandy beaches, crystal clear waters and excellent resort facilities. The luxury resort comprises of four hotels and a wealth of amenities that promise to keep the whole family entertained. This includes a fabulous marina with shopping piazza, restaurants, supermarket, gallery and open air cinema. Children of all ages are welcome at the resort which has a fully equipped crèche and mini club for children aged 4 months16 years. The resort also includes the choice of interconnecting rooms, children’s menus and babysitting services to ensure that every parent’s need is catered for. Sani Resort provides first class service, superb facilities, various entertainment and a great atmosphere for all ages to enjoy. With child stay free offers and discounted rates, this sure is to be a great hit with all the family. For all your family holiday needs, contact Clare Lockett, Personal Travel Adviser on 01778 380692
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Sleep easy! The Little Green Sheep travel mattresses are perfect for any family heading away, abroad or closer to home for the Easter break. Parents can choose between the Natural Folding Cot Mattress which sleeps babies from birth to two years or the Natural Toddler Travel Bed suitable from 2 to 5 years. Prices start at £115.00 from thelittlegreensheep.co.uk
Keep them close
heBabaSling lets parents wear their baby, making navigating your way around an airport that little bit easier! Suitable from birth to two years, it can be used in five different ways to carry baby as they grow. There are two positions which are great for discreet breastfeeding in the early stages, and then later it’s easy to carry a toddler on your hip so you can be ‘hands-free!’ £39.99 from www.thebabasling.com
Eating on the move
eeding a little one whilst you are away from home can be tricky! Thanks to Vital Baby’s travel kit, you can make sure mealtimes run smoothly wherever you are. The clever Unbelievabowl suctions onto any flat surface so parents can be sure little one won’t be leaving behind any mess. The trap-a-snack makes it easy to pack snacks for the car and parents can feed on the go with the weaning set and it’s built in spoon. £16.50 from www.vitalbaby.com
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One off style Available from relovedvintage interiors.co.uk, this ombré tallboy chest of drawers is, like all of Reloved Vintage’s creations, a one-off, so if you want it, you’ll have to act fast! Each drawer has been painted in a varying shade of coral to form a beautiful ombré effect, which is very on trend! £185.00
Storage ideas Keep their space organised and tidy. Your little one may not know where everything goes, but you need to, for when you get asked that dreaded question, “Where is my…” By keeping their room tidy you are also setting them standards for the future, they are taught to tidy up at school, so why not at home? If the room is small try a high sleeper with storage space for kiddie clutter. www.aspace.co.uk
Storage bags are ideal for all sorts of kids’ stuff. Try www.coxandcox.co.uk for sturdy bags with stiff sides. Each is lined with plastic for easy cleaning and has two handles. Toy and shoe bag, £20 each For bedrooms that don’t have space for a playtable.,the trundle from Great Little Trading Company will live under most beds. It is ready to be rolled out for play-time, and with two drawers on castors there is also ample storage within it. £92.00
Baby bunting Bunting really sets off any room and Booboo Bunting offer handmade to order. Until 31st March, readers can claim 15% off their first order. I want this? Like Cherubsnet on Facebook for full details.
Tweet tweet Your feathered friends will be a-flutter when they see this stylish bird feeder. Designed to attach to the window with an innovative double-sided suction cup. Get up close and personal with the wildlife in your garden! www.sciencemuseumshop.co.uk
interiors For cherub friendly homes, they need to be bright and beautiful…
Let your walls tell your own story with Pics On Canvas. They offer canvases, photo paper and acrylic frame printing locally. Cherubs readers can get an exclusive BuyOne-Get-One-Free on A1 & A2 canvases. Please visit www.picsoncanvas.co.uk and select the size you want and then email the images direct and you will get your amazing canvases at your doorstep within 48 hours from order.
Win tickets! Win tickets to the Ideal Home Show from 15th March – 1st April at Earls Court in London courtesy of Outdoor Living UK. Based in Peterborough, Outdoor Living have an extensive range of barbeques, water features, garden furniture, chimineas, garden decoration, hanging baskets and gazebos available. outdoorlivinguk.co.uk or call 01733 390039 How to win? Please like Cherubsnet on Facebook to enter.
Tick tock Remember the 31st March sees the clocks springing forward. Why not treat yourself to a new clock to put a smile on your face. The chalk board clock is perfect for the maths geek in your house! www.sciencemuseumshop.co.uk
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Health Q&A Dr Matt Piccaver who works in general practice looks at a temperature in children and how best to deal with this common condition.
Juicy fruits PIP Organic, the company specialising in 100% pure, healthy and organic juices have launched a new range designed especially for kids and big kids alike! Perfect for the whole family, this delicious new range is priced at £2.99 for a pack of four or 99p each!
Fill, squeeze, go The all new Fill ‘n’ Squeeze food preparation system offers parents the ultimate solution to provide their little ones with fresh and healthy food at home, or on the go. £19.99 from www.fillnsqueeze.co.uk
Five a day! Be fruity bars are made from totally natural ingredients. Enjoy Be fruity bars as part of a healthy diet, contributing to your 5-a-day.
Looking for fresh, locally-grown food? Organic veg box company, Riverford, grows fresh produce on its 500 acre farm at Sacrewell, just outside Peterborough. A veg box from Riverford offers all this at affordable prices, and even better it’s delivered to your door. The range of food you can get in your box includes veg, dairy, preserves and free range, organic meat. All Riverford’s meat can be traced back to the small farm it came from, giving you peace of mind. Visit www.riverford.co.uk or call 01780 789700 to find out more.
Keep your cherub healthy and happy this spring with our guide
To the rescue... Super Baby Oil has been especially formulated for babies & children with dry skin or eczema. It soothes mild nappy rash & cradle cap and smells amazing with the sweet scent of plum kernel oil. Using Fairtrade Shea butter oil which has superb skin healing power, it is not just for babies but suitable for adults with dry or eczema prone skin too. Super Baby Oil, £13.99 from www.soothe-me.com Get a FREE sample… to find out more please like Cherubsnet on Facebook
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DR MATT PICCAVER | GP
It’s 3am, everyone in the house is awake, and you’ve tried everything you can, and your child still has a temperature. A smiling, content and responsive child is probably not very unwell, despite having a fever. A pale, less responsive child is likely to be more unwell. If your child is needing to breath faster, passing less urine, has a hot swollen joint or has a non-blanching purple rash, they are likely to need immediate medical attention. So what can we do if our child has a fever? NHS direct is a useful source of information, and can be found on www. nhsdirect.nhs.uk or 0845 4647. Your GP is probably the next place to go to thereafter. Once your GP has made a diagnosis, what can you do to help your little one feel better? Paracetamol and ibuprofen can be given to children, where appropriate but may not change the temperature. Treat the child, not the fever. A child with a temperature of 39 degrees centigrade, who is busy running around putting jam on your cat, is likely to be less unwell than a child with a temperature of 38 who is pale and unresponsive. If in doubt, seek trained clinical advice.
Shy guy NAOMI RICHARDS | THE KIDS COACH
Having a shy child should not be a barrier to making friends. If they want guidance from you, suggest that they invite some classmates to your house. The smaller group will mean they will have a chance to talk to each child and get to know them away from school life. You could introduce them to hobbies where they can make friends with children who enjoy the same activities. Going with a friend will make the new activity less daunting. Another way you could help them combat shyness is to suggest to their teacher that they work in a team. Sharing ideas and learning together will be more fun and your child will get to share the responsibility of the project. Finally, talk about who they are and how much you love who they are. www.thekidscoach.org.uk
Learn the lingo! Top 5 benefits of learning languages early:
1. Better academic performance: It has been proven that children who study foreign languages achieve better exam grades than their monolingual peers.
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3. Improved career prospects: In the current economic climate the more skills we have, the better our chances of finding a good job. In our globalised world children who have learnt to speak another language will be highly sought after by employers. 4. Greater understanding of their first language: Children acquire a wider range of vocabulary and understand more easily how their own language works.
roosterbank is reinventing pocket money by bringing it online and making it easy for families to manage in a fun, safe and ﬂexible way. Roosterbank gives parents a highly practical solution to manage their child’s pocket money, offering children a sense of personal responsibility for this money through their own online account. The site combines essential tools for day to day saving and spending, along with two age-related web communities providing fun, educational games as well as rewards and information. Roosterbank helps children develop the skills and confidence to save and manage money, preparing them for the day when they take control of their own bank account. www.roosterbank.com
2. Increased confidence: Children who speak another language are more confident and interact more easily with people from other countries.
5. Cultural awareness: Children can make friends with people from other cultures and travel becomes much more rewarding. For more information contact Viva Language Services: vivalanguageservices.co.uk T: 01733 573467
From A-Z 26 whimsically illustrated ABC flash cards. www.hungrylittleminds.com
Putting together the parts This great new piece from Janod will get all budding medics up to scratch with their body parts! 98 magnetic body parts and 10 different languages to learn them in, now there’s a challenge! £30.00 from www.pookieandpeach.com
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Snuggle up BundleBean is the super innovative and versatile accessory that creates a snug and waterproof pouch for your little one and can be used on any buggy, car seat, bike seat and front style baby carrier, it can also be used as a play mat or picnic rug – thus reducing the amount of ‘stuff ’ mum needs to carry around and it helps save the pennies too. £32.99 from bundlebean.com
Comfy mummies Thrupenny Bits are the creators of gorgeous breastfeeding cushions that can also be used as a handbag - making breastfeeding portable, stylish, practical and a great investment for mums. £45.00 from www.thrupennybits.co.uk
Medela are delighted to announce, the Drop in Clinic. Open every Monday and Tuesday for the foreseeable future, mums can get in touch via email, phone or social media with their breastfeeding questions. For more information, visit Medela on Facebook or Twitter @Medela_UK
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Tumble tots tumble tots’ structured play sessions have never been so accessible thanks to another new location in Peterborough. Started in 1979, Tumble Tots was the UK’s first structured physical play programme for children aged 6 months to 7 years. The Gymbabes class offers huge benefits for both children and their parents/ carers. Toddlers can jump, climb, crawl and balance in complete safety, while co-ordination items such as balls, ribbons and springboards are introduced to further enhance their fine motor skills. The two years to school age classes see the children split into groups while partaking in more formal, advanced circuits. For further information visit www.tumbletots.com or phone Jody on 07788 182181
Whether you are awaiting your little one or already having sleepless nights, we have hints and tips galore
Sweet dreams A common concern for parents is the safety risks associated with using a cot bumper, but without one parents are constantly woken by trapped arms or legs. This is why the Cot Wrap® was invented, it provides the perfect solution. The 100% cotton inner fabric is completely breathable and keeps all four sides of the cot covered. £25.99 (2-sided) £29.99 (4-sided) available from safedreams.co.uk
It’s only water baby! WaterBaby is an award-winning pregnancy care drink which combines hydration with the essential nutrition required in pregnancy. Each bottle of WaterBaby contains the recommended daily allowance of folic acid plus a careful blend of vitamins and minerals including zinc and calcium, offering women a simple and palatable way to care. WaterBaby is designed to offer an alternative source of essential nutrition for the many women who struggle to take traditional tablet form supplements whilst experiencing morning sickness & fluctuating eating habits. Get 25% off any purchase when you visit www.mywaterbaby.com and visit the ‘buy WaterBaby’ area and enter the code 92011102UK
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The wonder of you
onderlifts are a revolutionary new concept which allow the wearer to go completely braless and still look how they desire. Proving highly popular with ladies of all ages, Wonderlifts lift breasts in seconds to be pert and shapely, without straps, lines, or surgery! Wonderlifts replaces the bra with freedom and comfort - no more shoulder pain. Made from medical grade hypoallergenic adhesive, Wonderlifts have been developed with safety in mind. Wonderlifts lift the breast from above, can be worn under backless and strapless dresses, as well as swimwear. They can be worn for as long as 24 hours, and are virtually invisible as well as waterproof. www.wonderlifts.com
Pure radiance nature’s new kid on the block beyond Organics is a gorgeous british range founded in 2005, made with organic and natural ingredients.
ovingly hand-made in Cornwall, the company also sells throughout Asia and Europe. Their products offer purity with performance and have won many prestigious awards. The range is packed with vitamins, nutrients, anti-oxidants and over 190 biologically active compounds. The Rejuvenating Serum (rrp £27.95 30ml) is formulated to restore radiance. Helping achieve that golden glow is rosehip, which works to fight wrinkles through its high concentration of Retinol A, renowned for its anti-ageing properties. This serum boasts a unique combination of omegas and botanicals in high concentrations, to provide skin with the vital building blocks it needs to stay healthy. Call 0845 500 3550 or visit www.beyondorganicskincare.com
r Hauschka Skin Care has been 100% natural for over 40 years. Committed to using only the finest raw materials and medicinal herbs, all ingredients used in Dr. Hauschka products are cultivated under fair trade conditions, from biodynamic sources whenever possible. The award-winning Melissa Day Cream (RRP £24.95 30ml) has been specially developed to meet the needs of sensitive combination skin conditions. Rich in lemon balm and extracts of medicinal herbs, it is formulated to soothe irritable, reddened skin, keep oily zones clear and matte and retain moisture in dry areas. Natural activity is stimulated to help the skin regain its healthy balance and leave the complexion soft and even. Incorporate Melissa Day Cream into a daily skin care routine using a small amount after cleansing and toning. Call 01386 791022 or visit www.drhauschka.co.uk
Revive your skin
eleda Skin Food (£8.95 75ml £5.95 30ml) is a nourishing repair cream to replenish and revive dry or stressed skin. This enriching balm helps soothe and comfort skin that’s battered by daily stresses, from poor diet to pollution. This backstage beauty secret - unbelievably launched in 1926 - is a firm favourite with make-up artists. Its celebrity fan club includes pop divas Adele, Rihanna and Joss Stone. Ingredients include extracts of organic chamomile, calendula and wild pansy to soothe skin, and revitalising rosemary to perk up pasty complexions. Skin Food wins more accolades than any other Weleda product - 13 awards in 5 years. Just what your skin’s been waiting for. Call 0115 944 8222 or visit www.weleda.co.uk
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Katie loves... the amazing environ facial available at Gina Whomes Cosmetic and body. albeautyclinic.com
Healthy skin starts from the inside out
roma Facials using Decleor products are aimed to treat skin deep down in the dermis ‘true skin’. The art of using 100% aromatherapy based products aims to drip feed the skin increasing hydration and absorption of skin type specific facial products and are amazing at treating all skin problems and conditions. Skin will feel fresh, toned and look calm and revitalised. Specific aftercare advice is always given to ensure every client learns how to best take care of their skin at home. Burghley Academy, 4 Cumbergate, Peterborough, PE1 1YR Call us on 01733 341878 or visit www.burghleyacademy.org
Ethos birthday offers for busy mums! In January, Ethos hair and beauty salon, in Woodston, Peterborough, celebrated their 5th birthday.
riding themselves as being an out of town Oasis, Ethos offers all services to meet your hair and beauty needs. The salon offers a range of services; Microdermabraision, Botox, Fillers, Teeth whitening, Dermaroll, Laser hair removal, Semi-Permenant Make-up, HD brows and LVL eyelashes. They also have a vertical sunbed, which is fitted with tubes that adhere to the new laws and legislations. Their Beauty Therapist, Stacie, offers a vast range of treatments, including Shellac Gel nail polish, Hopi ear candles, massage, facials and waxing. Stacie specialises in Wedding Make-up, offering Bespoke Wedding Packages to suit all parties, large or small. Stacie also holds monthly BEAUTY BONANZA days, where services are HALF PRICE. Take a look at our offer below and please quote ETHOSBIRTHDAYCHERUBS when booking your appointment. Call 01733 342111 or www.ethoshairandbeautysalon.com
How to look awake even if you’re not!
he skin around the eyes is four times thinner than the skin on the face and is often the first to show signs of ageing. Motherhood often brings with it sleepless nights and that will not help the dark circles and bags that easier develop when you are tired. Thalgo, leaders in marine beauty, address this in many ways with their anti-ageing eye care range of treatments and products. Especially popular are their Hyaluronic Eye Patch Masks which can be used for a pick me up, particularly when eyes are suffering from fatigue or prior to a special occasion. They are quick and easy to use which is what every mother wants. Simply apply each eye patch for just 10 minutes and your eyes will feel refreshed and revitalised and for a stronger effect store the patches in the fridge! RRP £34 - box of 8 pairs. www.equilibriumstamford.co.uk
Ethos offers 10% off all cut and blowdrys Microdermabrasion buy a course of 6 and get one free - £175 Aesthetic Practitioner, Sarah Morgan is offering 10% discount on any service
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Looking for a childcare career? riverside training, based in spalding provides training for childcare professionals throughout lincolnshire. Riverside Training have over 20 years’ experience of delivering qualifications to childcare workers, teaching assistants and managers. They currently offer a range of learning opportunities for childcare professionals at all levels. New courses include the QCF qualifications for Children And Young People Workforce, Supporting Teaching and Learning in Schools and our babysitting course which is available for students who are 16 years plus and wish to gain knowledge for the care of children. Riverside Training still has access to claim the grants of £1500 for those employers who are considering taking an apprentice for the first time. For further information on all our courses, apprenticeships and the employer grants, please contact our admissions on 01775 710945 or email email@example.com
household Helping parents run a smooth operation around the home
If you enjoy accuracy and order in the kitchen, look no further than the OCD Chef Chopping Board. Etched with an array of angles for perfect paring and grid lines. £18.00 sciencemuseumshop.co.uk Ideal as gifts for budding chemists or any geeks in your life, these metal coasters really are the epitome of geek chic. £15.00 sciencemuseumshop.co.uk This cooking bag is suitable for storing liquids or solid food and can be used over and over again. Great for carrying a packed lunch, it’s ideal for marinading food too - and even for cooking it afterwards. £15.00 sciencemuseumshop.co.uk
Mum’s, hands up who’s feeling undervalued? ANDY BROOKS | CHARTERED FINANCIAL PLANNER
You probably are. If you want to look after your family, it pays to put yourself first for a change. Over half the mums in Britain don’t have life insurance. Yet the cost of paying someone to carry out the many tasks they perform every day could be more than £30,000 a year. Even mums who go out to work often come home and do chores worth £28,664. How would your family cope financially if you were to die or become ill? What’s next? The cost of doing all this is £32,032 a year. So don’t underestimate your value - get protected for you and your family’s sake. Source: All figures from www.legalandgeneral.com March 2011.
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Are you a higher earner receiving child benefit?
For the year ending 5 april 2013, many individuals will be forced to fill in selfassessment forms for the first time to take account of government changes. The shake-up of the Child Benefit arrangements will see an increase in the amount of income tax paid by families with an adult earning more than £50,000 where child benefit has been received after 7 January 2013. Where the income of one adult exceeds £60,000, the payment will be clawed back. Many of those earning over the threshold will need to fill in selfassessment tax returns. Some experts have warned it may be dangerous to opt out of receiving the Child Benefit in case your income drops below £60,000 or, in the case of stay at home parents, to ensure they continue receiving a credit towards their national insurance record, which affects their state pension, and which is linked to the receipt of child benefit. As an example: a couple with two children receives Child Benefit of £1,752 a year. For every £100 one of the couple earns above £50,000, they will pay an extra £17.52 in tax. So someone with a taxable income of £56,000 will pay £1,051.20, in effect paying back a portion of the Child Benefit. The maximum tax charge is limited to the Child Benefit received. Please contact Julie Bloodworth on 01733 568321 or julie.bloodworth@ rawlinsons.co.uk for more info.
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New Youth MP The votes have been counted, and the new Youth MP for Peterborough is... Aidan (16), a pupil at The Voyager Academy in Walton, beat three other candidates in the Youth MP election, receiving 44.5 per cent of the 2,236 votes cast. Jennifer Thorpe (17) of Arthur Mellows Village College in Glinton finished second with 28.5 per cent of the votes and will serve as Deputy Youth MP for Peterborough. The other two candidates were Chelsi Beale (17) who represented Stanground Academy and Ellie Jaggard (17) of Arthur Mellows Village College. Aidan will now represent the city’s young people at the UK Youth Parliament, sit on Peterborough’s Youth Council and meet with key leaders in the city. He said: “I’m so pleased to have been elected Youth MP of Peterborough. I want to thank everyone who voted for me. I am looking forward to my next year as Youth MP.” Each of the candidates also produced a 90 second video that was played at school assemblies to enable students to decide on who they would like to vote for.
New playground for Hampton Hargate Primary
ampton Hargate Primary are pleased to announce the completion of the ballzone, tyre play and trim trail. Also, new playground markings have made a huge difference for the children and the new reception outdoor area has also proved to be a big success. They have had a great start to 2013 with lots of activities including dressing up as Egyptians to learn all about what life was like in ancient Egypt. The Year 5’s enjoyed a trip to Hampton College to participate in a Netball and Basketball festival along with another local primary school. The children all had a fantastic time and played really well.
schools All the local news and action from the schools in your area!
‘Good’ going for Braybrook Primary School Braybrook Primary School in Orton Goldhay is the second Peterborough school in a month to make the jump to being rated good in its Ofsted report. Having received a rating of satisfactory in 2010, Braybrook has since undergone another inspection assessing a variety of areas such as pupil achievement, quality of teaching,behaviour and safety of pupils and leadership and management. After the two-day inspection in January, the school was rated good in every area. David Simpson, Deputy Headteacher at Braybrook Primary School, said: “Everyone at the school is very proud to have achieved a ‘good’ Ofsted report. The report shows that standards are rising and that children are making good progress.”
Stanground Academy is raising standards for all pupils Following a monitoring inspection that took place on 16 and 17 January 2013, Ofsted has found that the Stanground Academy is “making reasonable progress in raising standards for all pupils” which is the best judgement available under this inspection regime. The glowing report is testament to the dedication, hard work and unwavering support of staff, pupils and parents, which has been crucial in moving the Academy forward. There is a clear aspirational vision for the future and everyone is totally committed to playing their part in order to create an Academy that the community needs and deserves. Ged Rae, Principal at the Stanground Academy, said: “We have made outstanding progress over the last two terms and staff and pupils are rightfully proud of their achievements. We have ambitious plans for the Academy and as this report shows, whilst we still have a long way to go, we are heading in the right direction and on course to significantly improve the number of pupils achieving five A* to C GCSE grades, including English and mathematics.”
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Blooming brilliant There is no better way to celebrate the expected arrival than to host a baby shower and in this issue we are offering all our fabulous readers an exclusive 15% discount so they can buy everything they need to host a beautiful baby shower. Baby showers are a great way to celebrate, share tips and of course, enjoy a showering of gifts. Blooming Baby Showers is a unique brand that is offering mums-to-be (and more importantly their friends and loved ones) a charming range of beautiful stationery and party ware, perfect for that extra special baby shower celebration. Prices start from £2.99 - £14.99 available from www.bloomingbabyshowers.co.uk Get 15% discount – please LIKE Cherubsnet on Facebook
If you are looking to give your child a birthday party to remember, you need to look at a Go Kart Birthday Party. A Go Kart Party will delight your kids with their first real driving experience. A birthday party can last from one hour up to two hours depending on the number of children attending. As one parent said recently “Getting children into the karts is a lot easier than getting them out!” Email: peterborough@go-kartparty. co.uk or call 01733 860 802
Party planning Game breakers Young children will enjoy Simon says or musical chairs – or you could simply blow bubbles into the air and ask the children to catch them. Older children need a little more stimulation, so try a treasure hunt to get them working together.
It’s time to celebrate... make sure you’re little cherubs’ party goes with a bang!
Get inspiration from your childrens’ favourite books or films, or pick something wideranging enough to encourage creativity: for example, the colour green, or a specific era or country. It is far too easy to get wrapped up in the party and find afterwards that there are no pictures. Give the responsibility to someone else to make sure you don’t miss out on treasured memories. Get a group shot of the children and make your own thank you card with the picture.
Little Beans World offer a huge variety of themed parties for children aged one and above. The parties are a mixture of traditional party games, imaginative role play, storytelling and singing. The entertainers arrive dressed as your chosen character and stay in role throughout your party. Win your own Little Beans World themed party! To enter please like Cherubsnet on Facebook for details.
What’s the theme
Party princesses The Party Princess offers a variety of parties to choose from, Princess Makeover parties to fashion and jewellery parties. They also offer party bags and your favourite character visits. For more information visit www.thepartyprincess.org Win a free Princess Easter visit with The Party Princess. Have a princess of your choice come and surprise your child with an Easter egg and have photos together. To enter please like Cherubsnet on Facebook.
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Getting to the foot of the problem The specialists at The Fane Clinic have provided us with very interesting and useful information on feet problems. WORDS KATIE AMPS
on’t worry – they’ll grow out of it is a common response to parents concerns about the development of their childrens’ feet or legs. In some cases this can be true, however as children grow up their feet and legs undergo various stages of development. When kids start walking they often
appear uncoordinated and off-balance. Once they get the hang of being vertical, the muscles and ligaments in their legs and feet get stronger and work more effectively and they are off and running about before you know it! Sometimes, however, kids experience problems with their legs and feet, which make mastering the art of walking a little more difficult. When treating childrens’ foot problems, it is important for parents to remember that
the needs of childrens’ feet are different from those of adults. These are the most common causes of foot and leg pain seen in children:
Most people have an arch in the bottom of their feet between their big toe and heel. This part of the foot does not touch the ground unless you are flat footed. Babies and children under the age of 2 usually
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have flat feet, but by the time they are 5 years old, arches will have formed. While some people remain flat footed for their entire lives, it is usually with no adverse effects. If a child is experiencing foot pain, flat feet is a common cause. There is also a chance that flat feet in childhood, may lead to foot problems later in life due to a child’s developing body using other muscles, tendons, and bones to compensate for the lack of support in the structure of the foot. An examination of the foot very early and again just when the child begins to walk will help determine if any problems exist and whether treatment is advisable.
be decided whether the condition will be outgrown or needs treatment.
Out-toeing is much less common than in-toeing. The most typical presentation is within the first or second year of life. Most children are born with external rotation contractures of the hips and this resolves shortly after walking begins. In those children in whom the resolution is slower, out-toeing is the result when they first start
Heel pain is one of the more common foot complaints in children. When children get heel pain, the most common cause is a disturbance to the growth plate at the back of the heel bone (calcaneus) where the strong Achilles tendon attaches to it. This condition usually present between the ages of 8-15 years, usually a dull type pain that is made worse with activity. The pain originates from the growth centre in the back of the heel. A major contributing cause is overpronation: rolling in of the ankle joint and flattening of the arches, it places increased pressure on the growth plate area while it is attempting to grow.
“When treating childrens’ foot problems, it is important for parents to remember that the needs of childrens’ feet are different from those of adults.”
When one or both feet turn inward, a child is said to be pigeon-toed (medically, this condition is called ‘in-toeing’). This is commonly seen in toddlers who are learning to walk and whose balance and posture has not yet developed properly. By 5 years of age this problem has usually fixed itself. A thorough examination is mandatory to determine the exact cause of the condition. Only then can it
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walking. This will almost always resolve within a year from the onset of walking. In rare cases, in-toeing or out-toeing is a sign of children who are very active during the day. The cause of this is thought to be associated with a flat foot structure and tight heel cord.
It is very common in children aged between 8 to early teens, especially if they are very sporty. When the feet excessively pronate (roll in), this causes the entire lower limb to internally rotate, this puts excessive loads on the growth plate in the knee and causes pain.
If a child stands up straight with the feet and ankles touching, but the knees are
wide apart, they probably have bow legs. This is something that usually affects very young children and is a result of being curled up in the womb for 9 months! Once your child begins to walk, their limbs begin to straighten out and by the time they hit 3 years old, the condition usually no longer exists.
This problem comes about when the knees touch but the ankles remain wide apart. Affecting kids mainly between the ages of 3 and 5 years old, this issue usually resolves by the time the child is 7 years old.
We commonly concern ourselves mainly with the child’s eyesight, teeth and vaccinations, but how much time do we really take to understand our child’s developing feet? Ask yourself the following questions: • Do I know what foot type my child has? • Is my child walking/developing correctly? • Are they walking and standing pain free? • What is the best type of footwear to suit my child’s feet? Children with particular foot ailments are the foot, knee and back pain sufferers of the future. Paying close attention to
your child’s feet can help prevent pain in adult life. As a child masters walking, the medial arch begins to appear. All toddlers have flat feet because of a low angle of calcaneal inclination, by 5 to 6 years this angle has increased, and in most cases a medial longitudinal arch becomes apparent. By around 6 years of age, your child should have normal arches in both feet. Children who appear flat-footed have a normal arch, but flatten when they stand. This movement is called “pronation” and may cause painful symptoms. In this case, specialist orthotics for children may be useful to improve the foot posture.
What if the problem doesn’t go away?
f pain or discomfort persists then your child might need to see a podiatrist to help with correct foot development. A podiatrist may use a series of exercises to help treat a problem or in some cases the use of orthotics might be necessary. Orthotics are used for children to do three things: control and balance how the foot functions, to help correct a foot problem, and to aid in preventing a foot problem from getting worse. The earlier a problem is diagnosed the better. It is unfortunate that parents are told their child will outgrow of the problem, only to find out later that the condition still exists and would have responded well to treatment at a much younger age. If your not sure or have a concern or would just like to have peace of mind, have your child’s feet checked by a professional. Because your child’s feet are growing very quickly, it is very important to have correct fitting shoes, a good rule of thumb is to allow at least one adult finger’s width from the end of the longest toe (this is not always the big toe). Remember, proper fitting shoes are very important. “Branded doesn’t always mean the best”. With The Fane Clinic’s specialist knowledge and advanced analysing equipment, the diagnosis of your child’s problems are quickly and clearly pinpointed. Keeping your child’s feet healthy and happy all the way to adulthood. Call The Fane Clinic Specialists in Childrens’ Foot and Lower Limb Problems, on 01733 571555 or visit their website: www.fanefootorthotics.co.uk
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Stars Cosmic Katie’s
| CLAIRVOYANT & ASTROLOGER
Aries 21 Mar - 20 Apr
You are, at long last, moving away from an emotionally draining situation or person. Stay strong and don’t look back. A fantastic, yet unexpected opportunity will have your head buzzing, consider all options before you make your decision. Give your finances an overhaul before spring is here.
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Virgo 24 Aug 23 Sep Family and love life demands will put you in a quandary, but in order to restore balance you must learn to communicate better. A new work opportunity will take you by surprise, you just need to consider all options first, especially if it involves lots of travel or a big commute.
Work pressures may be causing you sleepless nights, but you need to ask yourself, what can you do to protect yourself? Self employed, be prepared to change your tactics. Employed, be careful whom you trust. Champagne will be flowing by mid month, and you’ll really have something to smile about.
Aquarius 24 Sep 23 Oct
You have started this year as you mean to go on and so far, you’re rather pleased with yourself. This month your love life will be a main focus point, a proposal even looks likely. You may even consider a career change and overhaul.
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20 Feb 20 Mar You cannot tell someone how to live their life, all you can do right now is offer advice, support and then stand back. Their choices must be their own. A close friend will need you to confide in over matters of the heart. A new work challenge will be right up your street, don’t limit yourself.
At last, you feel as if a huge weight has been lifted, you can now channel all your energy into creating a fresh new start for yourself. A new work venture looks set to take off, be confident in yourself and what you believe in. Changes on the home front look likely, either moving or revamping.
At times you can live in a little bubble, assuming that everyone agrees with your thought processes. STOP, you need to open your eyes and take a look at what is going on. A close friend is feeling overwhelmed with the pressure and expectation you are putting on them.
You are no longer bothered or affected by what people think of you or your choices. This month sees you finding your inner strength and determination. Health issues must be dealt with head on, look at sorting out a new fitness regime too.
24 Jul 23 Aug In order to progress, you need to change tack. You cannot keep doing things the same old way, life is moving too fast. Someone whom you trusted will show their true colours - this month there is no room for letting people off the hook.
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Who has rattled your cage? On the outside you ooze calm, but inside you are ready to explode. This issue must be addressed, or else you’ll be taking this problem with you right through the year. A shock romantic gesture will take you aback - enjoy it!
A new hobby or pursuit will catch your attention, go have a look, explore and see what it has to offer. You have nothing to lose and everything to gain - including meeting some fantastic new people. You are craving change in your life, stop putting your life on hold and just do it!
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23 Nov 21 Dec Be careful what you say this month - think before you speak. A sensitive subject will need your time and full attention. Be patient with a loved one, they are trying their best. Travel plans will set your mind racing, just make sure you have budgeted for it.
For One to One readings with Katie Tel: 01733 246426 Mob: 07876 641453 Twitter: @katielcosmic Facebook: Katie Lancashire - Clairvoyant email@example.com www.katielancashire.co.uk
local Heart FM breakfast presenter Kev lawrence tells us why he is looking forward to summer this year...
“I’ve met Olly a number of times and he is without a doubt one of the nicest and funniest guys we’ve ever had on the Heart Breakfast show.”
t is going to be a great Summer in the City this year. There are two big family friendly events that me and the kids are especially looking forward to. First up, on Sunday June 2nd, pop star Olly Murs will play a huge outdoor concert at the Embankment. I’ve met Olly a number of times and he is without a doubt one of the nicest and funniest guys we’ve ever had on the Heart Breakfast show. My daughter loves not only all of his songs, but also his cool and quirky dance moves! And it’s not just the kids that will want to see Olly live, most mums, I’m sure appreciate his music, not to mention his looks and cheeky chappie Essex-boy appeal! The big wide open space of the Embankment is in my opinion a brilliant venue. Anyone who came to the JLS concert a few years back will recall how good the atmosphere was as near on 20,000 people flocked to enjoy local boy Aston and his buddies belt out all the JLS hits. Whole families grouped together with blankets and picnics and luckily the weather was kind. The huge stage and powerful sound system helped create a superb night - and I feel sure the Olly night could be equally as good. Myself and my Heart Breakfast colleague Ros as stage hosts will have the honour of introducing him, and we will also be making a backstage video too!
along and support the runners and soak up the atmosphere - Sunday October 13th. Young runners are being encouraged to sign up in this years fun run via the Junior Challenge. The school, club, or organisation that raises the most money for local charity Anna’s Hope will win a team kit from ChromaSport & Trophies worth £500. A television, courtesy of Sainsbury’s, will also be won by the junior school or club that enters the most children. I’ll be hosting the event which gives me a great excuse to not have to run in it, but I am trying to persuade my kids to try the fun run! For more info on the event, to enter a team and to keep up-to-date with various training sessions and tips, visit www.perkinsgreateasternrun.co.uk It’s really important that we support events in Peterborough. Increased attendances will definitely catch the eye of the people who bring these types of events to the city, which in turn will make where we all live a much more vibrant place. To get tickets and find out more about the gig, log onto www.heart.co.uk Another massive Peterborough event to look forward to in 2013 is the Perkins Great Eastern Run. The half marathon and 5km fun run route has remained unchanged from the 2012 course, and the race will once again start and finish at the Embankment. The organisers are hoping to build on the success of last year when a record number of runners (around 5,500) took part. Get the date in the diary to either enter, or just take the family to go
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WIN a family meal at Jimmy Spices! This month Jimmy’s World Grill and Bar have teamed up with Cherubs magazine to offer two lucky families the chance to dine for free. To enter, LIKE Cherubsnet on Facebook or visit www.cherubsnet.com
Blooming baby showers Blooming Baby Showers offer a charming range of beautiful stationery and party ware, perfect for that extra special baby shower celebration. Win a gorgeous package that includes, 10 invitations, 10 thank you cards, 10 paper plates, 10 napkins, 10 balloons, bunting and a fun set of games to ensure you can throw an unforgettable baby shower! Starting from £2.99 £14.99. Available from www.bloomingbabyshowers.co.uk To enter, LIKE Cherubsnet on Facebook or visit www.cherubsnet.com FOR 15% DISCOUNT USE CODE CHERUBS15 AT THE CHECKOUT.
giveaways Refresh & revive Win a Refresh & Revive day for two people at Ragdale Hall Health Hydro and Thermal Spa. ragdalehall.co.uk To enter, LIKE Cherubsnet on Facebook or visit www. cherubsnet.com
Win a kitchen! Imagine winning a brand new kitchen worth £10,000 at the click of a button…! Local Peterborough company Premier Kitchens & Bedrooms are giving away just that. From our Hampton showroom we offer a large and varied range of bespoke kitchens, all made to measure in our local factory.
All you have to do for your chance to win is visit www.premier-kitchens.co.uk Please quote Cherubs when entering. Terms and conditions apply see website for details.
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We know how hard parents work so as a little treat we have some great offers and giveaways for you this Easter!
Win a John Lewis Baby Goodie Bag Worth over £100! If you’ve got a new baby on the way or a toddler, John Lewis have everything you’ll need from large items such as cots, carseats and pushchairs to feeding items, clothes and toys. All of our Partners in the Nursery department are highly trained to help you choose the right products, but if you would like more in-depth advice, our Nursery advisors are available to help. If you would like to book an appointment, please speak to one of our Partners in store, call the store or visit www.johnlewis.com/nurseryadvice Win the goody bag which consists of: • BEABA Babycook original - The original babyfood maker - steam cooker blender, £89.95 • tommee tippee catch all bib, £2.29 • oxo tot sippy cup with handles, £7.66 • Soft toy, £5.50 To enter, LIKE Cherubsnet on Facebook or visit www.cherubsnet.com
Win a family pass to the Shepreth Wildlife Park! To enter, LIKE Cherubsnet on Facebook or visit www.cherubsnet.com
Win a family day out at Wicksteed Park! All rides and attractions open for the 2013 season on March 28 – with all prices held at 2012 rates – and to mark the occasion we are giving away a day out at the park (including ride wristbands for two adults and two children and free car parking). To enter, LIKE Cherubsnet on Facebook or visit www.cherubsnet.com
Scotch R’Belle plaid tie-up blouse Win an organic veg box and cook book from Riverford worth over £30 Riverford is one of the UK’s most successful veg box schemes, growing produce from its farm at Sacrewell just outside Peterborough. www.riverford.co.uk/sacrewell To enter, LIKE Cherubsnet on Facebook or visit www.cherubsnet.com
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Have some egg-cellent Easter fun Andronicas Ceramic Studio show us the wonderful art of egg painting.
s a child, I remember sitting with my grandmother with my cheeks puffed out and bright red, trying to hollow out a hen’s egg through a tiny hole in the bottom to decorate it for Easter. As the years have gone on I haven’t dared attempt it again but now there is a fabulous alternative provided by Andronicas Ceramics Studio in the form of ceramic eggs. They are moulded and ready for painting and decorating either at the studio or at home. You will need: • Ceramic egg(s) found at Andronicas Ceramics Studio • Poster paints, paintbrushes and water • Any extra embellishments • Sponge or cloth • Pencil, scissors • An eggcup • Thread or ribbon • Clear varnish
1. Pick up an egg, egg cup, bunny
(anything you like really!) from Andronicas Ceramics Studio. Once at home, give it a quick wash with a damp sponge or cloth to clear it of surface dust and draw on your design in pencil. Don’t worry if it smudges as you handle it.
2. Using poster paints, paint on your design. If you don’t have poster paints, any paint will suit it except watercolours. An egg cup is an ideal tool to stop that pesky egg from rolling around and leaving prints all over the table. Paint one half of the egg and leave to dry. Once the top half is dry flip the egg over in the egg cup and paint the bottom half. Leave that to dry as well, preferably overnight. 3. Once the paint is dry you can embellish with any extras you want. Glitter glue pens are a fabulous way of adding some sparkle to your eggs as well as sequins and feathers.
4. Cut out a length of thread/ribbon about 20cm long and thread through the loop at the top of the egg and tie the ends together to make a loop to hang it from. 5. You have the option of covering your egg with a clear spray varnish but it’s not essential. I would recommend it to give your egg that added shine. If you do use a varnish please follow the instructions on the bottle to use it safely. 6. Ta da! Your Easter egg is now finished! The studio has a whole range of ceramics available for Easter (and all year round) to build an Easter display. Come down to the studio and have a go using ceramic paints fired in a kiln? Andronicas Ceramics Studio Unit 20, Peterborough Garden Park, Peterborough, PE1 4YZ www.studiocafepeterborough.com Tel: 020 7749 4791
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Recipes Banana & giant chocolate button cupcakes MAKES 20-24 CUPCAKES Method:
125g unsalted butter 125g caster sugar 3 eggs 50ml milk 250g self-raising flour 1 tsp baking powder 1 tsp ground cinnamon 3 ripe bananas
Line your muffin tins with the cupcake cases. Preheat the oven to 190°C. Use a wooden spoon to cream the butter and sugar together until pale and fluffy. Gently fold in the eggs one by one. Sift in the flour, baking powder and cinnamon. Fold in the bananas until combined. Share the mixture between the cupcake cases. Bake for approx 25 mins until just cooked through and turning golden. Leave in the tin to cool for a few mins, then transfer the cases to a wire rack to cool completely. To make the topping, beat the butter until pale and creamy. Sift in the icing sugar and cocoa. Add 2 tbsp water and stir together. Spoon into an icing bag and pipe onto the cakes, or use a pallet knife to smooth it on freestyle. Decorate with giant chocolate buttons.
For the topping: 150g unsalted butter 350g icing sugar 50g cocoa 2-4 tbsp warm water Giant chocolate buttons
“I’m not eating that: British children are Europe’s fussiest eaters. The study found 43% of mums give in and let their children eat what they want to save time and effort.
Pick of the month
Penne with broad beans, bacon, mint & cream SERVES 4
Ingredients: 500g shelled broad beans 350g penne 100g pancetta or streaky bacon 1tbsp butter or olive oil 1 garlic clove 200ml double cream Small bunch of mint 2 tbsp grated Parmesan
Cook the broad beans in boiling salted water for a few minutes, until tender. Drain and set aside. Cook the pasta in a large pan of boiling salted water until al dente. Meanwhile, fry the bacon in the butter or oil until just beginning to brown, then add the garlic and stir for a minute without letting it colour. Stir in the cream, mint and broad beans and simmer for a few minutes. When the pasta is done, drain well, toss with the sauce and serve immediately. Then add the Parmesan and season to taste. Recipes supplied by www.riverford.co.uk
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Baked Pear Puree with Vanilla & Cinnamon SERVES 2-3 Ingredients: 3 Organic Pears A sprinkle of organic cinnamon A drop of organic vanilla extract Method: Step 1 - Mix the pears with the vanilla and cinnamon. Step 2 - Place the pear mixture in a shallow baking dish with about 1 inch of water. Step 3 - Bake at 180c for 25 minutes or until they are tender. Step 4 - Let the pears cool down and blend or mash depending on the consistency your baby is used to. You may want to add a little water for a thinner mixture.
Make an Easter chick
Easter is nearly upon us and here at Crafty Monkey, we are putting together our kids Easter workshops and thought we would share one that you can do at home with your children!
ow, I’m sure you know eggs are a very special symbol of Easter so, to keep all your child’s eggs safe, we thought what better than to get them to make their own Easter chick where they can store all their yummy yummy chocolate eggs? Below are a set of instructions on how to make a cute Easter chick! We hope you and your child enjoys this project and wish you a Happy Easter! You will need: • 1 flowerpot • Yellow, orange & black acrylic paint • Multi-coloured feathers • PVA glue • Orange & yellow paper or sponge foam • Colourful shredded paper • Paintbrushes • Paint pallet or pots • Scissors • Yummy chocolate eggs
1. First, paint your flowerpot a nice
bright yellow! Apply two coats and let the paint dry.
2. Cut a small triangle out of the orange paper/foam. Using PVA glue, stick this onto your flowerpot. This is your chick’s beak! If you don’t have orange paper or foam then you can paint an orange triangle for a beak onto the flowerpot instead.
3. Just above the
beak, use a thin paintbrush and black acrylic paint to paint on the eyes. Alternatively you could glue on googly eyes.
4. Now, on the yellow paper/foam, draw two wings. Cut these out and using PVA glue, stick on lots of feathers; they can be any colour you want. I chose yellow and orange! 5. Once the wings have dried, carefully stick them onto the back of your chick flowerpot. Nearly done! 6. If you want to add more feathers to the chick, this is the time to do it! Make sure that the glue is dry before carrying on. We have placed feathers in the top of the pot. 7. Take the shredded paper, and pop it inside the chick, to make a comfy bed for all your delicious Easter treats! 8. Put the yummy chocolate eggs inside your chick and they will be kept safe. We hope that you have enjoyed this project. To see other projects, then you can visit our blog and sign up for our newsletter which include the latest offers, news and workshops at: www.craftymonkeypotterypainting.com Contact: Tel: 01480 219222 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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caughtoncamera Check out these little cherubs! laura Fraylich took some time out of her busy day to find out a little more.
Age: 10 Lives: Hampton, Peterbo rou
gh What’s your favourite ho bby? Singing and dancing. Do you have a best frien d? Ellesia and Erin. What’s the first thing yo u do when you wake up? Lay in bed for another 5 minutes. What’s your favourite su bject at school? ICT. Do you have a favourit e colour? Purple.
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Age: 7 Lives: Hampton, Peterbo rough
What’s your favourite ho bby? Playing football and wa tching TV. Do you have a best frien d? James, Ricky, Ashton an d 2 Ethan’s. What’s the first thing yo u do when you wake up? Get ready. What’s your favourite su bject at school? Numeracy. Do you have a favourit e colour? Red.
Age: 9 gh Lives: Central Peterborou bby? What’s your favourite ho er’s nds. We play at each oth Hanging out with my frie t jus s, dances and songs or houses making up show . chatting or watching TV d? en Do you have a best fri my other I wouldn’t like to upset I have two best friends. ey are! friends by saying who th ? u do when you wake up What’s the first thing yo for -in lie a d ha ’t e says she hasn I wake my mum up. Sh almost nine years! bject at school? What’s your favourite su . Oh and glish, history and science I love art but I also like En love reading like most subjects and I I . ICT d an a am dr , sic mu (and talking). e colour? Do you have a favourit but I grew out of that. Blue. It used to be pink
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nths Age: 2 years and 11 mo borough ter Pe , nd Lives: Stangrou bby? What’s your favourite ho Going to the park. d? Do you have a best frien Yes, her name is Kirsty. u do when you What’s the first thing yo wake up? I play! bject at school? What’s your favourite su paint best. I am at nursery, I like to e colour? Do you have a favourit Blue.
What’s your favourite ho bby? Diving. Do you have a best frien d? Yes, he’s called Finley. What’s the first thing yo u do when you wake up? Jump on Mummy and Da ddy’s bed to wake them up. What’s your favourite subject at school? Drawing and painting. Do you have a favourite colour? Blue, no yellow.
a newborn and children’s portrait specialist studio based in Peterborough. www.laurarosestudios.co.uk
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A greener you teaching your little ones about a greener life is fundamental and with a huge eco-friendly market aimed at parents, we choose some of the best products available for your cherubs.
WOrDs KATIE AMPS
s consumers, we are always encouraged to make green choices, but although our intentions are good, we don’t always quite get around to it and often opt for a more convenient or cheaper option. With a new baby arriving, shopping choices become all the more important and with such a huge, vast market out there, it can become a bit of a mind boggle. However, the arrival of a little one presents the perfect opportunity to start making some choices that will not only make you feel good, but are also great for your baby as well as the planet!
A staggering 8 million disposable nappies are thrown away per day in the UK. Not only is this a terrible waste and bad for the environment, this huge amount of nappies means a real strain on a parent’s pocket. TotBots, the UK’s leading reusable nappy brand are passionate about the importance of reusable nappies and encourage parents to make the switch as it will be the best choice they’ll make for the world, their pocket and their little one’s bottom (plus they look super cool too!) RRP: Starting from £8.99 Stockists: www.totbots.com
Being a green baby doesn’t mean you have to sacrifice your cute factor! Skibz Organic bibs not only make your little one look
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super cool, they provide the softest touch for newborns’ delicate skin. The organic range is made from 63% silky bamboo towelling with a natural coloured cotton lining and its super-absorbent softness comforts and protects your baby from dribble. But best of all, because bamboo is a completely sustainable source, you’re helping the environment, too! A must have for beautiful bonny babies! RRP: £10 Stockist: www.skibz.co.uk
theBabaSling® theBabaSling® Organic is a great solution for parents wanting to ‘wear’ their baby or toddler. Little ones can be carried in five different ways from birth to two years; Mum can breastfeed discreetly in the early stages and Dad can enjoy some quality bonding time. Made from 100% organic cotton, it’s a great choice for parents who want an eco-friendly sling. Even better they’ve just released two brand new colours for 2013 – Pebble and Berry so you’ll look super smart too. RRP: £44.99 Stockist: www.thebabasling.com
Oobicoo Meet Oobicoo, the enchanting, soft and huggable toy tot who at 60cm tall, is the perfect size to be an instant baby brother, sister or best friend to your toddler. Designed to be dressed in hand-me-down-baby clothes, this simple idea encourages the reuse of outgrown baby clothes, providing Oobicoo with an instant wardrobe - all ready for imaginative play! Oobicoo has been manufactured using recycled and recyclable materials so he is very eco friendly. And best of all with each sale, Oobicoo raises money for the Children’s Immunology Fund. RRP: 34.90 Stockist: www.oobicoo.com
The Little Green Sheep
Kind Toys Whatever happened to good old classic baby toys? Today’s shelves are often filled with plastic, battery operated, noisy, flashing toys that are no good for the environment. Uncle Goose has carved out a niche as the world’s premier manufacturer of beautifully crafted, high quality alphabet blocks. From the classic ABC blocks, to every language under the sun (including hieroglyphics!), to blocks of the periodic table – the Uncle Goose range never goes out of style and provides you with a traditional baby gift that your baby, you and the planet will love!
Considering newborns spend the majority of their time sleeping, choosing a mattress for the little ones is a very important decision. The Little Green Sheep specialises in making the highest quality organic baby mattresses that are entirely chemical-free and safe for babies. From saying ‘no thank you’ to fire proofing chemicals, pesticides and herbicides, and instead only using natural ingredients to create a firm yet comfy support for your baby, The Little Green Sheep prove that a green choice is the best one. RRP: from £145 Stockists: www.thelittlegreensheep.com
RRP: £12.95 Stockist: www.kindtoys.co.uk
Tips to teach a greener life Make shopping fun
Talk about the food you eat as you shop to help encourage an interest in healthy and planet-friendly eating habits for life. And show your child how you can reduce food waste by using up leftovers in other meals.
Get into the recycling habit
Set up a clear, colour-coded system for your recycling containers and let them help sort it. Very quickly they’ll be reminding you what and when to recycle!
Start your own compost heap or wormery
Most children are fascinated by creepy crawlies, so consider investing in a wormery. Explain simply how vegetable waste breaks down and eventually helps grow more food. When the compost is ready, you can use some of it to grow seeds in a pot for your child to tend.
Start the water-saving habit
Make it a rule that they always put the plug in before running water for hand-washing, and turn off the tap when teeth-cleaning.
Lights out! Always turn off lights when you leave a room, and ensure electrical appliances aren’t left on standby.
Buy your child a mini shopping bag And let them carry something that’s not too delicate in it when you shop. That way the ‘no plastic bag’ ethic will become a lifelong habit once they’re an independent shopper.
Get the litter bug!
Make a point of showing how you always bin your litter, or take it home if no bins are around, and your child will quickly learn that leaving litter around is a no-no.
How to get greener locally… Get ready for the Peterborough Green Festival on Saturday 25th May – Sunday 2nd June 2013 This year’s festival (now 22!) will be based on the principle of “One Planet Living”, whilst celebrating PECT’s 20th Birthday! The city centre will be transformed with living art, food growing, crafts fair and fun and games for all the family. Each of the next eight days will centre around one of the One Planet Living principles: Zero Carbon, Sustainable Water, Zero Waste, Land use and Wildlife, Sustainable Transport, Culture and Community, Local and Sustainable Materials, Equity and Local Economy, Local and Sustainable Food, Health and Happiness. For more information please visit: www.pect.org.uk
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Buy a child’s train ticket and get a free entry form for the egg hunt on Wansford Station 31st March & 1st April www.nvr.org.uk Around the Station at Wansford, you will find Easter pictures with numbers 1-20 and codes on them. Copy the codes onto your entry form and when completed, exchange the form for a small Easter Egg. If all the 20 questions are answered correctly, then you will then receive a bigger Easter Egg. The table will close at 16.00 pm.
70’s Heartthrobs at Wicksteed Park 29th March, 7.30pm www.wicksteedpark.co.uk The first Pavilion night will relive those 70’s heartthrobs with tribute acts to Rod Stewart, David Essex and Donny Osmond. Tickets cost £15 and include a disco with Big Bopper Entertainment and a basket meal.
Brotherhood Shopping Park’s Animal Farm 30th March, 11am - 3pm The Community Space brotherhoodshopping.co.uk Brotherhood Shopping Park is delighted to announce that a host of farmyard favourites will be taking over the Shopping Park to celebrate the Easter holidays. The farm will open from 11am until 3pm, where the whole family will be able to get hands on with pygmy goats, lambs, piglets and rabbits. What’s more, there will also be a free face painter to transform all the little shoppers into their hearts desire.
Handmade at St. John’s 6th April, 4th May, 8th June peterborough-stjohns.co.uk The Handmade Fayre offers a diverse array of artisan stalls selling their unique, hand-crafted wares, including beautiful knitted and crocheted accessories, fab cross stitch and gorgeous handmade
soaps, candles and cards. Come and find a gift for yourself or someone special at this Fayre held in one of Peterborough’s most beautiful buildings.
Sing Your Heart Out St. Mary’s Church, New Road T: 07853 986034 peterboroughmvchoir.org.uk Peterborough Youth Choirs offer children aged 7+ the opportunity to learn singing skills free of charge. Rehearsals are on Wednesday afternoons year round (including school holidays). Juniors: 4.00pm5.00pm, Intermediates: 4.30pm-5.30pm, Seniors: 5.00pm-6.30pm. New members always welcome!
Full steam ahead for Easter Eggspress 29th March - 1st April Blue Valley Railway, Aylsham T: 01263 733858 www.bvrw.co.uk Hop on board the Easter Eggspress at the Bure Valley Railway over the Easter weekend, for an “eggciting” day out for all the family.
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6s can come but must be accompanied by an adult). War of Words 10th & 11th April, 10am – 4pm £20 for the 2 days, 8 to 14 years A two day workshop with Stamford Poet Laureate Darren Rawnsley. Have fun with words in this writing and performance workshop for the Easter holidays. Performance on Thursday at 3.30pm.
Ballroom Dancing Classes 12th March at 5:30 pm 19 th March at 5:30 pm Stamford Ghost Walks - Local 22nd March at 8:00 pm The Elephant Bridesmaid Family Shows 28th March at 2:30 pm Wreck It Ralph (PG) - Film 29th March at 2:30 pm
Grand Opening of Edwardian Costume Exhibition Peterborough Museum vivacity-peterborough.com The sophisticated style and classic costumes of the Edwardian era, will be on display this spring in a brand new exhibition at Peterborough Museum. The exhibition will give a unique opportunity for visitors to see the very best Edwardian Fashion from 1900-1914, including rarely-seen items from the Museum’s collections. This exhibition is an absolute must for all lovers of fashion. Entry to the exhibition at Peterborough Museum is FREE.
Stamford Arts Centre
T: 01780 763203 www.stamfordartscentre.com Provides you with the opportunity to participate in a wide selection of art forms from theatre, music and film to sculpture and dance. Viking Creative Workshop 8th April, 10am to 1pm This session will be an action packed morning of games, crafts, drama and much more on the theme of Vikings. Suitable for 6 – 10 years (Under
Wicksteed Park’s unique place at the heart of children’s play
abulous Wicksteed Park in the heart of the Northamptonshire countryside is rightfully proud of its heritage as the home of children’s play. For approaching 100 years, children have been thrilled by a visit to Wicksteed and its many wonders – created by founder Charles Wicksteed to inspire and encourage play as part of families’ well-being. The Park also still boasts its 1950s merry-go-round and a Double Pirate Ship which is one of only two in the world and now offers top grade camping and caravanning as well as luxury lodges, so visitors can stay in the park itself. It still operates as a free playground – the largest in Europe - within a free-to-access public park, owned and managed by the Wicksteed Trust, within which members of the Wicksteed family play a large part. Today it is fair to say Wicksteed Park remains the home of children’s play. Charles would have had it no other way.
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If you are looking to get away from it all this Easter… then here are some great ideas. Jump in the car and get into the Easter spirit!
Robots, Fables and Justin Bieber – what more could your kids ask for?
he Key Theatre is holding a host of child-appropriate performances this Easter. Tall Stories is back on Saturday 6 April with a futuristic tale of a little girl and her new baby brother. Bobbie loves her robot brother, and teaches him everything she knows about the way of the world. Not forgetting the pop-loving, strutting-their-stuff generation of boys and girls – Best Friends Forever (The Ultimate Kidz Pop Party) brings out the Belieber in you at the must-see event for every kid in town! A whole revelry of shows for a variety of affordable prices, ranging from just £5-£13. To book tickets, and to see what else the Key is up to this Spring, call 01733 207239 or visit vivacitypeterborough.com
Teddy Bear’s Picnic 13th March Ferry Meadows Country Park T: 01733 234193 Come along to Ferry Meadows and enjoy a picnic with Barney the bear.
Charity Evening 14th March Angel Spice, Stilton 7pm T: 01733 244373 Local Indian restaurant, Angel Spice in Stilton has organised a charity evening for a local disability charity, Papworth Trust.
Mayor’s Charity Ball 15th March Holiday Inn Dinner and dance to raise funds for the Mayor’s charities.
Shire Horse Show 15th - 17th March Peterborough Arena T: 01733 234451 The Shire Horse Spring Show represents the largest gathering of Shire Horses in the UK.
Easter Craft Fair 16th March, 11am – 3pm Honeyhill Children’s Centre A large selection of stalls with lots of lovingly crafted goods from local artisans.
Book Fair 17th March, 10am to 4pm Highgate Hall, Elton T: 01245 361609 www.missingbookfairs.co.uk
18 dealers, home made refreshments, free parking Wide range of secondhand & out of print books.
Coffee Break 17th March, 1.30 – 4pm Hampton Vale Primary School Time for a cuppa? Then come along to Hampton’s third Meningitis Trust Coffee Break. The event includes a prize raffle, stalls, face painting and a record attempt at the world’s largest tombola!
Volunteer Session 20th March Ferry Meadows Country Park T: 01733 234193 Fresh air, exercise, learns skills and meet new people. Gloves, tools and training provided.
NSPCC’s Celebrity Charity Dinner 21st March Holiday Inn West, Thorpe Wood T: 01733 223031 email@example.com Strictly Come Dancing winner and Olympic gymnast Louis Smith is set to make a guest appearance.
Peterborough Festival of Antiques 22nd - 23rd March Peterborough Arena T: 01664 812627 Started in 1999 this twice yearly festival has now grown into one of the largest showground Antiques Fairs in the country.
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Great Ouse Kite Flyers – Club Fly In
Easter Egg Hunt
24th March, 10am – 4pm Ferry Meadows Country Park www.gokf.co.uk The clubs regular meeting place for kite flying.
31st March - 1st April Nene Valley Railway, Wansford T: 01780 784444 www.nvr.org.uk Come and hunt those Eggs at Nene Valley Railway!
The Gardens At Easter
25th March, 10am - 12pm Town Hall, Peterborough Students on the Learning for Life & Work courses from Peterborough Regional College are raising funds for the Mayor’s Charities.
31st March - 1st April Deene Park www.deenepark.com With the house open, visit a much loved family home at Easter and take time to enjoy a stroll in the lakeside gardens.
Easter Egg Hunt
28th March - 17th April Ferry Meadows Country Park T: 01733 234193 Collect a trail sheet from the visitor centre and return to claim your prize.
3rd April, 10am - 12pm Ferry Meadows Country Park T: 01733 234193 Come and hunt for Easter eggs in Ferry Meadows.
Easter 29th March - 14th April Sacrewell Farm www.sacrewell.org.uk Come join our Easter Bunny Hunt! If you go down to Sacrewell’s Enchanted Wood today, you’re sure of a big surprise! Jump on the bumpy tractor ride to the wood to take part in the Big Bunny Hunt!
Easter Time at Big Sky 30th March - 12th April Big Sky www.bigsky.co.uk Guess the Bunnies name competition; guess the number of mini eggs in the jar and face painting is available!
Made in Peterborough Craft Fayre 6th April, 10am - 3.30pm St. John the Baptist Buy a unique handmade gift for yourself or someone special.
Ark Farm 6th April, 10am - 3pm Ferry Meadows Country Park T: 01733 234193 All the fun of the farm as Ark Farm bring a selection of their animals to the Park.
Daffodil Day 7th April, 11am - 4pm Deene Park www.deenepark.com See the uplifting display of golden daffodils in the gardens.
cherubs 10th April, 6.30pm St. Peter’s Road, Peterborough T: 01733 452319 Tour of Peterborough’s streets.
Spring Crafts 10th April, 10am - 2pm Ferry Meadows Country Park T: 01733 234193 Children and adults are welcome to come along and join in some seasonal and wild crafts.
Guided Walk with a Ranger 10th April, 1pm - 4.30pm Ferry Meadows Country Park T: 01733 234193 Join Ian Lowe for a walk around Ferry Meadows and the surrounding area, showing you points of interest.
Great Ouse Kite Flyers – Club Fly In 14th April, 10am – 4pm Ferry Meadows Country Park www.gokf.co.uk The clubs regular meeting place for kite flying.
Micky Flanagan 18th April The Cresset, Bretton
T: 01733 265705 www.cresset.co.uk Micky Flanagan, one of British comedy’s biggest brings this anticipated comedy tour of 2013 to Peterborough.
Easter arrives at Sacrewell Farm!
op on a bumpy tractor ride to the Enchanted Wood from March 29th – April 14th where you will be challenged to find an Easter egg. You then need to find the Easter Bunny who will be waiting for you with a chocolate surprise! The Big Bunny Hunt costs £3 per child and £1.50 per adult. Other Easter activities include Duck Racing, Pony Grooming and Lamb Feeding! For information visit www. sacrewell.org.uk or call 01780 782254
The Real Italian Food Market 19th - 20th April Cathedral Square A variety of stalls providing a wide range of authentic Italian food!
Curry & Quiz Evening 20th April Nene Valley Railway, Wansford T: 01780 784444 www.nvr.org.uk Travel in style, enjoying a meal while taxing your brain with our quiz evening.
St George’s Day Service 21st April, 3pm St Johns Church T: 01733 873064 Enjoy the Scouts St George’s Day Service at St. John’s Church in Cathedral Square.
Tilly’s Antique Fairs 21st April, 10am – 4pm The Fleet, Fletton T: 01733 242612
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A Night of Dirty Dancing 26th April, 7.30pm The Cresset, Bretton T: 01733 265705 www.cresset.co.uk Not the West End and touring musical, but the brand-new sensational, inspirational, “aspirational” box office smash hit concert show of the year.
Coffee Morning 26th April, 10am - 12pm Town Hall Students on the Learning for Life & Work courses from Peterborough Regional College are raising funds for the Mayor’s Charities; The Rudolf Fund and Supporters of Combat Stress.
Peterborough Jazz Club 26th April, 8pm Great Northern Hotel T: 01733 571764 T: 01733 269753 Top American guitarist Howard Alden makes his first appearance at the club, as part of a short UK tour.
Battle of the Bands 27th April The Solstice www.thesolstice.co.uk www.majickmusicgroup.com Battle of the Bands competition is returning to Peterborough at The Solstice promising a great night for the city’s live music fans.
Sheep Shearing Weekend 11th - 12th May Sacrewell Farm T: 01780 782254 www.sacrewell.org.uk Watch our sheep get a hair cut as they go under the shears this weekend. Our expert sheep shearer will talk you through the tricks of his trade.
Thomas Big Adventure 12th May Nene Valley Railway, Wansford T: 01780 784444 www.nvr.org.uk Come & join Thomas on his Big Adventure as he takes the main line to Peterborough with his special train. Collecting water at Peterborough and passing through the haunted tunnel. Thomas departs from Wansford station for the final big adventure before his overhaul.
cherubs wishes you a fantastic Easter with your families and hope you enjoy these great events!
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What’s In A Name?
cherubs Blooming Fit Contact: Angie McClean T: 07880 938734 www.bloomingfit.com Specialised exercise class to help keep you fit.
Pregnancy Alternatives Crisis Centre 23 Broad Street, Whittlesey T: 07949 082972
Alternatives Stamford Ryhall Hall, Stamford T: 01780 765853
Aquanatal Jack Hunt pool, Netherton T: 01733 264644 Tuesdays 6-7pm. Excellent exercise for pregnant ladies to help them prepare for labour and a good opportunity to make new friends.
Peterborough Maternity Unit T: 01733 875380 Run every Tuesday, 6.30 - 8.30 and the first Saturday of every month, 9.30 - 11.30, free to all.
CARE Peterborough Milton Way, Bretton T: 01733 842306
Daisy Birthing Are you looking for a pregnancy yoga or exercise class to keep your pregnant body healthy and strong during pregnancy and to prepare for labour and birth? Then Daisy Birthing is the class you are looking for. thelazydaisychain.co.uk
Clare House Physio LTD 15A Greatfod Road, Baston T: 01778 306644
T: 01733 231794 Contact Teena for more details.
6 Mill Lane, Ramsey T: 07857 683291 www.mybabybliss.info Infant Massage, Baby and Toddler Yoga classes available in Huntingdon, Peterborough and surrounding areas.
T: 07894 945507 bumpbirthandbeyond.co.uk Fitness based courses for women between 14-42 weeks of their pregnancy.
Nutrition for Health
Dressing 4 Two
87 New Road, Peterborough T: 01733 569910
Contact: Lindsey Lister T: 07730 302826 www.b-activ.co.uk Massage for pregnant mums.
T: 01733 840838 www.dressing4two.co.uk An on-line maternity wear company dedicated to stylish maternity clothes.
Barefoot Birth Pools
47 Inhams Road, Whittlesey T: 08455 197981
91 Peterborough Road, Farcet T: 01733 564365
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Laws Barn, Hall Yard T: 01780 431531
Rutland Midwives T: 01572 767173 www.rutlandmidwives.co.uk We provide evidence based professional continuity of care during your pregnancy, labour and afterwards, combined with sensitivity, informed choice and holistic support.
Superior Health 1 Woodgate Lane, Maxey T: 01778 347712
YogaBumps T: 07970 326646 yogabumps.moonfruit.com Active Birth Classes – Allowing you to stretch, tone, build strength and have fun.
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30 Huntingdon Road, Chatteris T: 01354 695513 www.babygrowz.co.uk Structured, fun parentcraft and child development play classes for both mum AND baby, from pre-birth to 3 years.
Communicating Hands 33A South Street, Stanground T: 07515 165965 communicatinghands.co.uk Reduce your babies’ frustration and help their early learning development withour fun & educational classes.
St. Andrew’s Church, Alwalton T: 01733 239289 Singalong, stories and toys.
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Westwood Children’s Centre T: 01733 266425
Salvation Army Church, Farcet T: 01733 240130 Fun time, ages 0-5. Tues & Thurs, 9.30 - 11.30am.
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Baby Yoga & Massage
Baby Clubs Active Antics Highlees Primary School T: 01733 295864 Fun movement activities, build sensory and motor skills, 0-4yrs. Wednesday, 10.00 -11.00am.
Baby Growz Lincoln Road, Peterborough T: 07713 156045 Classes offer special time to get to know baby or toddler.
Baby Rhyme Time Stanground Library T: 01733 864302 Rhyme time for baby, sessions are free! Monday 2pm - 2.30pm.
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Baby Signing Hampton Vale Community Centre T: 07515 165965 BSL signs to help babies express what they want.
Baby Playtime Brewster Avenue Children’s Centre T: 01733 452600 Stay and play. Tuesdays, 0-12 months 9.45-11.15 / 0-5 yrs 1.15-2.45pm.
Brewster Babes Brewster Avenue Children’s Centre T: 01733 452600 Varied programme of subjects, Friday 1.15 - 2.30pm.
Jigsaw Juniors Jigsaw Centre, Orton Malborne T: 01733 452690 Toys, books, activities and messy play. Wednesday, 1.30 2.45pm.
Mini Movers Kingsgate Community Church T: 01733 311156 Art, Craft, Singing and trips. Wednesday, 10.00 -11.30am.
Moonlight Hares Peterborough Museum, Priestgate T: 01733 864700 Stories, rhymes, craft activities. 1st Thursday of each month 10.00 -11.30am.
Baby Cafe Local
Stanground’s Children Centre T: 01733 452610 NCT breast feeding counsellor visits every week. Tuesdays, 1.30 - 3pm.
Dogsthorpe Library T: 01733 864300 Thursday 2.00-2.30pm.
NCT Bumps & Babes
Contact: Amanda Walker T: 07939 092134 www.singandsign.com
Baby Cafe Brewster Avenue Children’s Centre T: 01733 452600 Help & advice on breast feeding and weighing. Monday 1.00 - 2.30pm.
Eye Library, Eye T: 01733 864142 Story time Mon 10.30-11.00 Rhymetime Mon 11.00-11.30 Craft club Sat 11.00-12.00.
Story & Rhymetime
St Judes Church Hall, Netherton T: 08442 436240 For pregnant parents and babies. Tuesdays, 1.00 - 2.30pm.
Sing & Sign
Libraries Fun Story & Rhymetime Orton District Library, Orton Centre T: 01733 864296 Storytime, Tues & Thurs 10.0010.30. Rhymetime Mon10.3011.00.12months - 5yrs.
Happy Faces Happy Faces, based in Glinton, Peterborough, provides parents and carers of children under five with the opportunity to learn through playing together at organised play sessions. clairehappyfaces.co.uk
Hampton Library, Serpentine Green T: 01733 864291 Tuesdays, Rhymetime 9.3010.00am, Storytime 10.1510.45am.
Story & Rhymetime Peterborough Central Library T: 01733 864280 Storytime, Friday 2.15-2.25pm Saturday 11.00-11.30am & 2.152.45pm. Rhymetime, Thursday 1.30-2.00pm.
Toddler Groups Dance & Movement Brewster Avenue Children’s Centre T: 01733 452600 12months-5yrs, Thursday 1.152.15pm.
Happy Faces The Crown Inn, Glinton T: 01733 324851 www.clairehappyfaces.co.uk Educational play, Refreshments and much more. Call for times.
Woodston Library T: 01733 864304 Storytime Thursday 10.3011.00am. Rhymetime Wednesday 2.15-2.45pm.
Contact: Jody Vaughan T: 07788 182181 tumbletots.com/peterborough Tumble Tots run fun, exciting, interactive classes in Stamford, Peterborough and Oundle, Monday to Saturday.
Story & Rhymetime
The Cresset, Bretton T: 01733 864291 Storytime Thurs 11.00-11.30 / Rhyme time Tues 2.00-2.30pm.
Contact: Paula Frew T: 07845 242315 www.debutots.co.uk
Bartram Hall, Paston Ridings Contact: Mrs Allison Winter A very friendly, informal group and we end each session with singing and dancing.
Story & Rhymetime
Stanground Library T: 01733 864302 Held each Monday from 2.00 – 2.30pm.
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Kingsgate Community Church T: 01733 311156 Mini Movers welcomes little ones from birth until they go on to ‘big school’.
St Jude’s Church Hall T: 08442 436240
Nene Valley Tots The Christie Hall, Wansford T: 07763 230723
St. Mary’s Church Parent & Toddler Group St.Mary’s Church, Boongate T: 01733 223145
Tiger Club Castor & Ailsworth Toddler Group Castor Village Hall T: 01733 380190 Wednesday, 9.30 to 11.00.
Castor & Ailsworth Tots Singing Group Cedar Centre, Castor T: 01733 380540
Yaxley Cradle Club Landsdowne Road, Yaxley T: 01733 245522
Orton Wistow Toddlers Orton Wistow Community Centre T: 01733 237727 Indoor and outdoor play, Tuesday 1.15-3.00pm.
Thistle Tots Thistle Drive Play Centre T: 01733 452610 Come and play, 0-2yrs Thurs 1.15-2.30pm / 2-5yrs Fri 10.0011.15am.
Glinton Toddler Group Glinton Village Hall T: 01733 253159
Longthorpe Group Longthorpe Memorial Hall T: 01733 264646
Messy Tots Stamford Arts Centre T: 01780 763203 www.stamfordartscentre.com Term time workshops for under 5s! Join Nikki Morpeth for messy play, stories and creative activities for the under 5s.
Goldhay Mums & Tots Goldhay Community Centre T: 01733 233026 email@example.com Newborn-4yrs Tues 10-11.30am / Tots singing Thurs 10.00-11.30
Tot Stop Stanground Baptist Church T: 01733 310411 Sing-song, ride on toys, drink & biscuit and craft, Friday 9.4511.30am.
Eye Toddler Group Manor Farm Community Centre T: 01733 223526
Millfield Parent & Toddler Group Peterborough International Christian Centre T: 01733 569898
Folksworth Club Folksworth Village Hall T: 01733 240049
Small Faces Hampton Community Hall Contact: Angie Lovell Tuesdays 1.45pm – 3.15pm for babies aged 1 and under and their carers.
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Wilberforce Room, Kingsgate Church T: 01733 702810
Simply Dads Raffles House, 81 Lincoln Road T: 01733 315757 www.simplykidz.co.uk
Orton Wistow Under 5’s Wistow Community Centre T: 01733 237727
Music For Little People T: 01480 812469 www.mflp.co.uk Music For Little People will provide your child aged 0 to 5 years with a fun and educational approach to learning about music.
Riverside Pavilion, Candy Street T: 07738 294642 firstname.lastname@example.org Come and have a cuppa, biscuit and chat while the babies play in a safe environment. Lots of toys and we even get the paints out and get totally messy!
The Village Toddler Group Werrington Community Centre T: 07884 151226
Toddlers The Baptist Church, Park Road T: 01733 560983
Yaxley Toddler Group William de Yaxley Junior School T: 01733 245000
Dance Schools Tu Danse Studio Newark Road, Peterborough T: 01733 553830 www.tudanse.co.uk Dance classes for children and parents including Mummy & Me. Call for times/dates/classes.
Histon, Cambs T: 01480 461959 www.onstageyts.co.uk Drama, dance and singing.
Octagon Studios 28D High Street, Ely. CB7 4JU T: 01353 661919 email@example.com Performing arts - great teaching, great performances and a great range of classes for all levels and ages.
The Endana School of Dance T: 01406 540023 Ballet, Ballroom, Jazz and Tap Classes in Crowland, Wisbech, Thorney and Gedney Hill.
Jill Bridger School of Dance
Swimming Water Babies Phoenix School, Orton Goldhay T: 01933 651790 www.waterbabies.co.uk Teach your baby a core skill that can potentially save their life.
Melody Bear HQ, St. Ives, T: 01480 271580 www.danceschool.biz
6 Mill Lane, Ramsey T: 07857 683291 www.mybabybliss.info Promotes water safety, water confidence and fun for all.
Bretton Centre, Bretton T: 01733 842516 www.cresset.co.uk Dance classes. Call for dates/ times/classes.
Bishops Road, Peterborough T: 01733 551474
Peterborough Academy of Dance Abbotsbury, Orton Malbourne Contact: J K Dawson T: 01733 234555 Various classes for under 5`s. Call for dates/times.
A full time Family Martial Arts School in Peterborough, it has been one of the areas premier Martial Arts Schools for the past 20 years, with classes six days a week for children from 3 years old upwards. hickskarate.co.uk
Jack Hunt Pool
Ledbury Road, Netherton T: 01733 264644
Dogsthorpe Community Centre T: 08455 079170 www.hickskarate.co.uk Karate classes for children. Everyday except Sunday, call for times.
Welland Boxing Academy
Splash Academy Stanground College T: 01733 896665 www.stangroundacademy.org Call for dates/times as vary.
Calm-A-Baby Oundle Road, Peterborough T: 01733 707808 www.calm-a-baby.com
Martial Arts Adrenaline T: 08446 933379 www.blackbeltattittude.co.uk Childrenâ€™s Karate.
Charteris Centre, Welland T: 08444 991323 Boxing classes. Mon, Tues, Thurs & Fri 6.00-7.00pm
Peterborough GT UK Thomas Deacon Academy T: 07774 154761 Taekwondo.
Seconds Out Boxing 2 Fenton Road, Warboys T: 07787 85875
Arts & Crafts Saturday Craft Sessions Newborough Village Hall T: 07818644099 Need something to amuse the children with on a Saturday morning? 10.00am-11.30am.
Messy Tots Stamford Arts Centre T: 01780 763203 www.stamfordartscentre.com Messy play, stories and creative activities for under 5s. These workshops are an opportunity to get messy, make new friends and have lots of fun!
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Little Explorers Bretton Children’s Centre T: 01733 269340 Thursdays 10.00-11.30 Little Explorers, suitable for 0 - 5yrs.
Simply Kidz Raffles House, 81 Lincoln Road T: 07979 360924 www.simplykidz.co.uk We have a different theme each week, including canvas painting, mask making,junk modeling! Wednesdays 1 3pm, suitable for 0 - 5yrs.
Horse Riding New Range Riding School Crowland Road, Eye Green T: 07787 143110 newrangeridingschool.com Riding school and rescue centre in Peterborough.
Grasslands Equestrian Centre West Street, Peterborough T: 01733 254254
Languages Spanish Amigos T: 07882 404064 www.spanishamigos.co.uk Spanish and French language school
La Jolie Ronde Languages For Children 55 Corrie Rd, Cambridge T: 01223 210 900
Viva Spanish Lessons 13 Beauvale Gardens T: 01733 759934
Morgan Language Solutions 34 Chestnut Drive, Thorney T: 08002 985953
Antler Languages Ltd The Old Town Hall, Oundle T: 01832 275319 www.antlerlanguages.co.uk
Bankside Equestrian Centre Marsh Road, Wisbech Tel 01945 780360
The Golden Thread Equestrian Services Portsands Farm, Thorney T: 07845 960742
Sedgeway Equestrian Centre Sedgeway Business Park, Ely T: 01353 654100
Scallywag Riding Club Manor House Farm, Sawtry T: 01487 830128
Monach Farm Riding Stables St. Francis Toft, Huntingdon T: 01480 830426
Coach House Stables The Coach House, Ely T: 01638 720415
Spanish Amigos Spanish Amigos is a specialized Spanish language school that teaches everyday spanish for children through to adults. As well as the Spanish language, we want to show you traditions and culture to discover. spanishamigos.co.uk
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Jigsaw Centre, Orton Malborne T: 01733 237209 Will your Child only eat fast food? Do you have limited time to cook healthy meals? Every Wednesday morning between 10am - 12.30pm
T: 01480 52343 Parents & toddlers: Tues Wed Thurs 10-11 & 13.30-14.30 & Sat 9-12. £3 per under 5 child. Giddy Kiddy 6wks-2yrs Fri 11.30-12.15. £3 session. Structured gym classes for 2yrs4yrs Fri 1-1.45.
Sticky Fingers Orton Centre, Bushfield T: 01733 370948 Its real fun, and it’s free. This is a cooking group for preschool children and their parents/carers.
Pre-school Trampolining Huntingdon Leisure Centre T: 01480 388600 Come along & learn how to bounce with a qualified instructor. 2-4yrs.
Teversham Primary School T: 07803 034579 www.tdasports.co.uk Football and multisport courses
Fun Laser Combat Saffron Walden T: 08447 455005 www.kidsactivityguide.co.uk Laser Combat Centre which will blow you away with its stellar line up of Game Zones and riproaring battle scenarios.
Mepal Outdoor Centre Chatteris Road, Ely T: 01354 692251 www.mepal.co.uk Karting, Canoes, Kayak, High Ropes. For times please visit the website.
Hills Road Sports and Tennis Centre
Padolme Road East T: 01733 314446 www.activityworld.co.uk Indoor play and separate toddler area. Every day except Tuesday 9.30-5.30pm.
Big Sky Adventure Play 24 Wainman Road, Woodston T: 01733 390810 www.bigsky.co.uk Soft Play Area. Mon-Fri 9.306.00pm / Sat -10.00-6.00pm / Sun -10.00-5.00pm.
Dave the Clown’s Fun House The Cresset, Bretton Centre T: 01733 265705 Soft play centre. Monday 10.001.00pm
T: 01223 500009 www.hillsrroad.ac.uk Badminton and slacklining.
Werrington Leisure Centre For times please call 01733 576606 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Grafham Water Centre
T: 01480 810521 grafham-water-centre.co.uk Adventure clubs and courses for young people.
Bishops Road, Peterborough T: 01733 343618 Three outdoor heated pools. Open all summer.
Rally Karting Centre Kings Ripton Road, Huntingdon T: 01480 457263 Rally karts, quad bikes.
Alamo Paintball Eastrea Road, Whittlesey T: 01733 394283 Large paintball centre is set over 200 metres of handmade trenches, sand bagged bunkers and towers. Call for times/ dates.
Hopping Playcentre Gunthorpe Road, Gunthorpe
Peterborough Sky Dome Ice Rink 1 Mallard Road, Peterborough T: 01733 260222 Disco ice skating for teenagers with live dj. Friday 7.30pm to 10.00pm.
Laserforce 23 Brook Street, City Centre T: 01733 894549 Participation fantasy game allowing players to be the space hero. Call for dates/times.
Lakeside Superbowl New Road, Peterborough T: 01733 555214 Bowling for all the family. School holidays 9.00-11.00am kids bowl for a £1 and adults £2
Newark Adventure Playground Reeves Way, Peterborough T: 01733 340605 Sandplay, swings, slides, rocking logs, tyre swing, cable ride & American swing. Open all day everyday.
Bretton Water Park Flaxland, North Bretton Water Park with ten water features! Opens 29th may till end of summer 10.30-6.30pm.
Andronica’s Ceramic Studio Peterborough Road, Eye T: 02077 49 4791 Choose, design and paint your own piece of pottery. 7 days a week 10am-5pm.
Peterborough Adventure Play Centre Freston, Paston T: 01733 575678 A large sports hall for football,basketball hockey and roller sports, a soft playroom with large ball pit and slide.An activity room with playstation/ wii & electronic games and also a art and messy play room. Call for dates/times.
Crofts Corner Adventure Playground Essendyke, Bretton T: 01733 262297
Central Park Park Road. Peterborough T: 01733 747474 Paddling pool, Sunken garden, aviary, bowling greens, putting green, tennis, Childrens play area, Picnic area , Sandpit, formal gardens & buttercross tea rooms. Open all year round.
Bretton BMX track Flaxland, North Bretton 2 BMX tracks for casual riding. Open all year round.
Leo’s Funzone One Leisure Huntingon T: 01480 388600
Paston Farm Adventure Centre Freston, Peterborough T: 01733 575678
Spinney Adventure Playground Hartwell Way, Peterborough T: 01733 264167
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