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Christmas 2023

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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!

25 Stocking Fillers For Kids Under £10 25 affordable gift ideas for girls and boys.

Best Toy-Filled Advent Calendars for Kids 2023 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.

Best New Lego Christmas Sets For 2023 LEGO have some fantastic new Christmas sets for 2023, with brand new advent calendars, cute gingerbread decorations, a nutcracker and Santa's Sleigh too!

20 Teacher Gifts Under £20 Christmas 2023 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.

The Best Personalised Christmas Decorations 2023 From baubles to santa's sac, Chrsitmas Eve boxes and more, here are the cutest decorations that can be personalised with a name this year.

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 2023 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!

25 Fun Free Christmas Online Games 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 Classic 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!

Christmas Baby Names Festive themed names for babies born in December.

Christmas Crafts

Easy Penguin Mason Jar Craft

15 Hama Bead Christmas Decoration Ideas Fifteen ideas for making Hama Bead, Perler Bead or Fuse Bead Christmas decorations and ornaments.

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!

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.

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

12 Easy DIY LEGO Christmas Decorations To Make Fun and easy DIY LEGO Christmas decorations and ornaments ideas to make that are simple for kids (or adults!) to make.

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.

10 Unusual DIY Homemade Teacher Gifts Unusual, quirky and different DIY handmade gifts for your teacher for Christmas.

Christmas Printables

Free Printable Personalised Father Christmas Letters

All our free printables on a festive theme.

Christmas Bookmarks to Colour If you are hoping for a book (or ten) for Christmas, here are some super free printable PDF bookmarks to colour.

Free Printable Advent Calendars For Kids Cute printable advent calendars for decoration, to colour in - or build your own.

Christmas Printable Wordsearch Free printable puzzles on a festive theme.

Pantomime Wordsearch A wordsearch all about the great British tradition of Pantomime - Oh Yes It Is!

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

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

Paper Lantern Printable Template Make your own festive lantern decoration with this free printable pdf.

2024 Printable Calendar Start planning ahead for next year with our printable calender for 2024.

It's Christmas - Get Me Out of Here!

How To Get Your Children To Love Brussels Sprouts

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

Where To Send A Letter To Santa This Christmas where your kids will actually get a reply.

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 Christmas How 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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