Check your piggy bank for £1 coins


Your old pound coins will soon be useless, as the current £1 coin will be gradually phased out later this year – making way for a new, more secure coin.

Woooo-hoo! It’s the charity Spooky Welly Walk – at the double!


Keeping the kids happy in the run-up to Hallowe’en this year is just a walk in the park. The leaves are falling, the spooky season is almost upon us, and one of Merseyside’s most successful family charity events is set to return. Thousands of kids – and mums and dads, aunties and uncles – are set to join the fang-tastic fun of the annual Roy Castle Lung Cancer Foundation ‘Spooky Welly Walk’.

Wirral Grammar School for Girls has outstanding GCSE Results and best A Level results in Wirral


The pupils of Wirral Grammar School for Girls are again celebrating the most wonderful GCSE results. 100% of the girls attained at least 5 A* – C grades and 59% of all grades were awarded at the very highest grades of A*/A.

Internet security as important as road safety


The NSPCC have launched a campaign to highlight the potential dangers associated with the internet and social media. Only 20% of parents said they regularly speak to their children about the dangers associated with the internet and the importance of enhanced security settings.

How to raise a sociable child


If you refer to your child as quiet or shy, they’re more likely to take on that persona. Instead, say encouraging things about your child when they’re in earshot.

Free Childcare is being doubled


From September this year, the amount of free childcare is being doubled from 15 to 30 hours a week for working parents of three and four year olds.

Barmy Britain Horrible Histories is a smash hit with family

Horrible Histories, The Garrick Theatre, London, UK.

The Horrible Histories stage show at the Floral Pavilion in New Brighton is a wonderful mix of historical facts presented in a series of engaging sketches mixed with lots of humour and audience participation. The result is a show which is as genuinely interesting and informative as it is entertaining. The “Barmy Britain” show at the Floral is a 70-minute long extravaganza with just two actors and is a brilliant family show.

Walk to School Week 2017


Join thousands of children across the country celebrating the benefits walking brings. Walking to school makes children feel healthier and happier, while reducing road congestion and pollution outside the school gates. Yet less than half of primary school children currently walk to school. Walk to School week wants to reverse this decline and see every child that can, walk to school.

Fussy Eater Strategies


Research shows that about 20% of parents say their 2 to 5 year-olds are fussy eaters. Most will eventually outgrow it, but what can we do in the meantime to encourage them to eat more? These strategies should work well for most picky eaters, regardless of what stage they are in.

Forest School


Forest school is a type of outdoor education in which children visit forests or woodlands to learn personal, social and technical skills.