Christmas 2021

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Get the best out of Christmas with our Christmas survival guide! When December comes around we've got fun crafts, printables, gift ideas, Christmas jumpers and things to do for the whole family. Dive in, and a Merry Christmas one and all!

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Top Toys for 2021 - Xmas 2021 Predicted Bestsellers

Top UK Toys for Christmas 2021 The must-have toys for Christmas 2021 - with tie-ins from top TV show Paw Patrol as well as the latest sets from LEGO, Hot Wheels, LOL Surprise and more.

10 Adorable Kids Christmas Jumpers for 2021 It just wouldn't be Christmas without a Christmas jumper, so here are the cutest Christmas jumpers for babies and kids this year.

Best Toy-Filled Advent Calendars for Kids 2021 One of the most fun bits of Christmas is surely the anticipation, and the excitement of opening the door of the advent calendar is part of the fun! Here are the best advent calendars for kids with a toy behind each door.



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Cutest Kids Christmas Pyjamas Snuggle down on Christmas Eve with these cute Christmas pyjamas for kids - perfect for putting in a Christmas Eve box.

20 Teacher Gifts Under £20 Christmas 2021 Show your kid's teacher just how much you appreciate everything that they do with 20 things they will really like all of which are under £20.

10 Best Developmental Baby Gifts For Newborn to 1 Year Old Classic toys that babies love and that will be good for their development too.

10 Retro 1980's Toys and Games That You Can Still Buy Today From TMNT to Polly Pocket and Cabbage Patch Kids to Rubik's Cube here are 10 Retro 1980's toys that kids still love today - or you can ask Santa for one for yourself.

Christmas Fun & Games

Ice Skating for Christmas

What To Put In A Christmas Eve Box Christmas Eve Boxes are a comparatively new thing here in the UK, although it has been well established in the US for a decade or so. So what are they, and what should you put in one?

Best UK Christmas Ice Skating 2021 The good news is that lots of your favourite Christmas Ice skating rinks are back for 2021. Here are the best places around the UK where you can go to skate this year. So wrap up warm and get your skates on - some of them open in time for October Half Term!

6 Awesome Free Christmas Online Games Sites For Kids If you are snowed in or it's just too cold grey and grim, here are some of the best free Christmas online games and activities.

The 10 Best Family Christmas Movies - Ever! Absolute must-see Christmas movies to get you into the festive spirit! Is your favourite here?

Your Ultimate Christmas Bucket List 30+ Christmassy things to do this festive season. Make the most of your family time with these Christmas bucket list ideas.

10 Best Christmas Books For Children From classics from Charles Dickens and J.R.R Tolkein to kids books with a new twist on the usual festive themes from Raymond Briggs and Rod Campbell.

Rudolph's Secret Diary - Revealed! Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer has allowed us exclusive access to his innermost secrets in the run-up to Christmas, as he reveals the truth about what really goes on at the North Pole!

20+ Cutest Christmas Babies Ever! Our favourite pics from baby's first Christmas.

Christmas Crafts

Easy Penguin Mason Jar Craft

Easy Penguin Mason Jar Craft This super-easy Mason jar craft is perfect for kids. Make this cute penguin Christmas decoration from any glass jar from your recycling collection and it can be made in an afternoon!

Christmas Decorations To Make From Recycled Materials Fun craft ideas for making environmentally friendly Christmas decorations from reused, repurposed and recycled materials.

25 Beautiful DIY Christmas Wreaths To Make Welcome your Christmas visitors in style with one of these beautiful Christmas wreaths to make. All these DIY wreath ideas have tutorials so that you can make your very own Christmas wreath, with many using recycled materials and natural items from the garden.

How To Make A Simple Paper Lantern These paper lanterns are a fun, quick craft to make with kids, and they are perfect for Christmas as well as Chinese New Year, Halloween or Diwali.

15 Christmas Slime Recipes How to make Christmas Slime, for hours of gloopy, Xmas fun.

Mel Geidroyc's Homemade Christmas Decorations The GBBO star, comedien, actress and author shows us how to make her favourite decorations.

Christmas Printables

Free Printable Personalised Father Christmas Letters

All our free printables on a festive theme.

Christmas Printable Wordsearch Free printable puzzles on a festive theme.

Christmas Colouring Pictures Keep the kids occupied with our free printable Chritmas colouring pages.

Arthur Christmas Printables Colouring fun from the popular Christmas movie.

Free Printable Personalised Father Christmas Letters Watch your kid's face light up when they get a letter from Santa Claus! - and this one is personalised with their name, age and where they live.

Christmas Wish List Free Printable Have your kids told Santa what they would like for Christmas yet? Well why not use this free printable Christmas Wish List and they can tell Santa just what they would like him leave under the Christmas tree on 25th December.

2022 Printable Calendar Start planning a head for next year with our printable calender for 2022.

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How To Get Your Children To Love Brussels Sprouts

Tips and advice to keep you sane throughout the Christmas period.

How To Get Your Children To Love Brussels Sprouts Brussels Sprouts, let's face it, do have something of an image problem. One of the greatest Christmas cliches is that kids (and some adults) won't eat them. But here are some ideas to get your children to love Brussels Sprouts

10 Tips for a Stress-Free Christmas Christmas can be stressful for many of us, especially parents. Here are 10 top tips to get you through the festive season.

How Not To Overspend At ChristmasHow to avoid the financial pitfalls the festive season.

What Not To Buy For Your Kid's Teacher - And Some Better Ideas! What teachers love for Christmas, and what they get waaayy too much of....

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10 Christmas Safety Tips For Parents All the safety information that you need to stay safe this year.

I'm Dreaming of a Green Christmas Stay green this Christmas with our tips for a sustainable, eco Christmas.

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