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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

Jan COVID 19 England, Wales, N Ireland.

Summary: what you can and cannot do during the national lockdown You must stay at home. The single most important action we can all take is to stay at home to protect the NHS and save lives. You should follow this guidance immediately. The... Read more

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New Jan Rules COVID 19 Scotland

Stay at Home To minimise the risk of spreading the virus, you must stay at home as much as possible.  By law, in a level 4 area, you can only leave your home (or garden) for an essential purpose. View the First Minister’s statement to... Read more


POP Player is now available on the Freeview Play platform, enabling kids and families across the UK to watch their favourite POP, Tiny Pop and POP Max shows on-demand, whenever they want. POP Player is a free on-demand service, bursting with great children’s content... Read more

Solve it with Sherlock Holmes

By Dr Gareth MooreCarlton Kids £8.99ISBN 9781783124022 What better boredom buster for the holidays (at home or abroad) than this selection of puzzles, 38 to be precise my dear Watson, all of which have a loose Sherlock theme be it characters, locations or just... Read more

10 Best Gifts for Teachers this Christmas

Being a teacher is always tough but 2020 has been many teachers’ most challenging year to ever. Whether you want to show your appreciation to your child’s teacher or treat the special teacher in your life, check out Becky Cranham’s pick of the top... Read more

A bite of the Apple

From the iPhone 12 series to the latest tablet and smart watches – the NEW Apple devices from Vodafone UK are this year’s must have gadget gifts Apple Watch Series 6 (with cellular connectivity)£27 per month (£19 upfront cost) The all new Apple Watch... Read more

24 days of teapigs

24 days of teapigs allows tea lovers to don their tea tasting hat and slurp their way through a new blend every morning in the run-up to the big day. teapigs has updated the design from last year, and there are different blends behind... Read more