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Bonfire Night and Fireworks Displays in Doncaster 2018

From Askern to Wheatley Hills, here all the bonfire’s and firework display’s going on in Doncaster this year! If you’re after an especially ‘BIG BANG’,  you’ll need to head along to the Keepmoat Stadium, where Doncaster’s BIGGEST fireworks display will be taking place on bonfire night, Monday 5th November. Doncaster’s Big Bang  kicks of at…

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Baby Loss Awareness Week

Every year, thousands of people are affected by the death of a baby or experience pregnancy loss.  This week more than 60 charities across the UK are collaborating to raise awareness about the key issues affecting those who have experienced pregnancy loss or baby death in the UK. I was contacted recently by one of…

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Baby Dinosaurs Children’s pre-loved pop up market

A quick glance in our garage and you see a whole load of plastic toys that my children have out grown, bikes, old scooters…all no longer used as they are too small. A quick look in my spare bedroom and old toys, books, children’s clothes that no longer fit any more have accumulated. With Christmas…

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5 places to go and pick a Pumpkin this Halloween

I noticed that events page is bursting with places to go and pick a pumpkin or carve one, so I thought i’d summarise them here… Eastfield Farm, Tickill (October 6th to October 31st) The farm will be open to pick your own pumpkins, head over there early to avoid disappointment.  Find out more Boston Park…

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Lakeside Village gets ready for ‘quiet hour’ for shoppers with autism

Doncaster’s Lakeside Village is taking part in this year’s Autism Hour to make shopping a more accessible and less stressful experience for people with autism. Visitors to the centre next Monday, October 8, will be welcomed to a quieter environment as Lakeside Village joins in The National Autistic Societies, Autism Hour. David Aunins is the…

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Guest blog: Take your child on a journey of sporting imagination with Rugbytots

Rugbytots is the World’s favourite rugby play programme, enabling boys and girls aged 2-7  to develop their social and physical skills in a fun, positive environment. Their classes, led by Jez Turner, take place at various locations in and around Doncaster including Cantley, Bessacarr & Epworth. We’ve been doing Rugbytots sessions with my mini mumbler…

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Women at the Game

I’m delighted to be working with Doncaster Rovers on their Women at the Game campaign which is launching at the club on Saturday October 20th.  Women at the Game aims to give women the opportunity to watch live football, on their own or with their children, in a supportive environment.  Set up by a lady…

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Are you aware of flouride varnish?

According to Public Health, lots of children in Doncaster show signs of tooth decay. In fact roughly 1/3 of all of our children. Not all parents/carers are aware of flouride varnish, which is one way we can help to protect our children’s teeth. Flouride varnish can be applied to both baby teeth and adult teeth…

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Roald Dahl Day 2018 – Last minute costume ideas

If you have just dug out the letter from last week, telling you that it is dress-up day at school TOMORROW, here are a few last minute costume ideas! Sophie from ‘The BFG’ We did this a couple of years ago…really simple. Pink dress or nightie and a pair of glasses. If you have things…

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Family learning courses

As it’s International Literacy Day today, I thought I would have a look at the support offered to families in Doncaster. I’m a parent of a Reception and Year 2 child and my daughter proudly taught me what a ‘split diagraph’ was last year…things have changed since I was at school! Maths too was a bit…

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