Family Matters Magazine

Experience A Wild Family Getaway At Chessington World Of Adventures Resort's New Azteca Hotel!

Chessington World of Adventures Resort proves its credentials as Britain's Wildest Adventure, with the launch of brand new Aztec themed wild hotel on 11th August 2014

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Visit Groombridge Place

There is so much to do at Groombridge Place including all the extra free activities in school holidays.

The attraction is located on a large estate with an adventure forest with its huge tree swings, a board walk including a children’s zip wire...

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Henry VIII returns to Leeds Castle in Kent

Henry VIII will return to Leeds Castle in Kent in the form of two of his most iconic pieces of armour as part of the Medieval Festival, a magnificent nine-day celebration of medieval life and combat, staged in the beautiful grounds of the 900-year-old Castle from Saturday 23...

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Jousting Tournaments & Summer Fun at Hever Castle

Hever Castle‘s summer season of spectacular Jousting Tournaments kicks off on July 19th when the brave Knights of Royal England return to battle it out at the historic castle in Kent. Tournaments take place on July 19-20; 26-27, and August 9-10; 16-17; 23-25 and 30-31.


Family Matters Magazine Health

Treating Sunburn and Heat Exhaustion

If you have sunburn, you should avoid direct sunlight by covering up the affected areas of skin and staying in the shade until your sunburn has healed.

However, protecting your skin from the sun using sunscreen is better than treating it.

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Protecting Your Child From The Summer Sun

We all need some sun exposure — it’s the top source of vitamin D, which helps our bodies absorb calcium for stronger, healthier bones.

But it doesn’t take much time in the sun for most people to get the vitamin D they need. And repeated...

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Benecare Fostering

Benecare Fostering is a vibrant, well established Independent Fostering Agency based in Sevenoaks, that still feels friendly, welcoming and responsive. We pride ourselves on our small but experienced qualified team, who provide full support to our carers, Looked After...

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What is a Birth Doula?

Doula is a Greek word meaning ‘woman servant or caregiver”. Nowadays it refers to a professional who is trained in childbirth and provides continuous support to a woman or couple before, during and after childbirth. A doula’s role is to help you have a safe, positive,...

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Understanding Phonics

This is a beautiful quotation, but how easy is it for a child to learn this life-changing skill?

As adults we read without thinking. It wasn’t like that when we first started and for our children the task of learning to read is similar to us...

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11+ Summer Revision

Naturally every parent wants to do the best for their child and discovering that you may have placed your child at a disadvantage can be quite distressing for parents.

With children in Kent due to sit the 11+ on the 10th September the main thing...

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Hilden Oaks Celebrates 95 Years

Pupils, parents, staff and friends came together on Saturday 14th June to celebrate the 95th anniversary of Hilden Oaks School & Nursery in Tonbridge. Now one of the area’s leading independent schools the school was founded in 1919 by Alys Keith-Lucas at her Tonbridge...