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We have always had an independent voice. Promoting products and services which benefit the family. We have steered away from advertising as it can lead to editorial conflicts.  Please enable us to keep publishing Happy Families by supporting us from as little as £1 DONATE... Read more

Christmas magic and sparkle in Southport

Southport is rolling out a real Christmas cracker of an events programme this festive season. There are headline spectaculars like the UK’s first Digital Wonderland and a new Winter Light Trail at Victoria Park. There are bundles of family fun with a Gingerbread Family Trail... Read more

The ultimate smart gadget for foodies this Christmas

Whether it’s wrapped up under the tree for someone who loves to cook, or in the kitchen ready to help with all the roast dinner preparations this Winter, the MEATER smart wireless meat thermometer is the perfect kitchen gadget for Christmas 2021. As families... Read more

Santa at the Schoolroom

Think of one of the most magical buildings in Stratford-upon-Avon, add a little sprinkle of fairy dust and the result is Santa at the Schoolroom. This enchanting family experience will be taking place for the first time at Shakespeare’s Schoolroom & Guildhall, with a... Read more

How to connect with elderly people this Christmas

The Christmas holidays are traditionally the time of year when lots of us spend time with our family and catch up with friends. But in 2021, many older people across the UK are still feeling nervous about visiting their loved ones for Christmas, while... Read more

Blenheim Palace to become Winter Wonderland

For those looking for a great Christmas Day out with family or friends, Blenheim Palace offers a triple festive delight between 19 November and 2 January 2022.See the palace state rooms transformed to become The Nutcracker’s fairy-tale workshops.Enjoy a traditional Christmas Market in the... Read more