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JAZZ UP YOUR FROM THEME PARKS TO THEATRE TRIPS AND FESTIVALS, YOUR SUMMER IS SET TO BE A SCORCHER, JAM PACKED FULL OF AMAZING ACTIVITIES FOR ALL YOUR FAMILY AND FRIENDS FRIDAY SATURDAY SUNDAY The Elvaston Steam Rally takes place at Elvaston Castle Country Park in Derbyshire this weekend, with miniature steam engines, tractors and fair organs on show. Visit www.elvastonsteam.org.uk 1 Why not start this summer month with a woodland adventure? Salcey Forest in Hartwell, Northamptonshire, encases the remnants of a Royal hunting forest, a canopy walkway and you can unravel the mystery of why elephants once roamed the forest. It’s open every day from 7am-7pm. Visit: www. forestry.gov.uk/salceyforest 2 Happy 11th birthday to Diggerland, four adventure parks where children and adults can drive real diggers! The park will stay open until 9pm, so you can party in style with free dodgem rides and party games. Adults can sip a cocktail and children can pick up a Diggerland goodie bag. Visit: www.diggerland.com 3 It’s the fifth anniversary of Class Acts, the Unicorn Theatre’s annual schools theatre festival. Pay just £2.50 and watch Year 6 classes from across London adapt new plays commissioned especially for the project. Visit: www.unicorn theatre.com/class_acts2011 8 Head down to the Keyworth Show for fair rides, falconry displays, local dancers and crafts. There are also tasty local treats from around the East Midlands. Visit: www. keyworth show.org 9 Southwell Racecourse celebrates racecourse history with its Family Fun Day. A bouncy castle, circus workshop, unlimited candy oss and bungee run are all free for kids, leaving adults to bet away. Visit: www. southwellracecourse. co.uk 10 Treat your family to a magical evening of contemporary fashion and performance with tales of Kensington Palace’s princesses. The Enchanted Palace evening is set against the backdrop of the magnificent state apartments, with children’s ticket prices starting from £6.25. Visit: www. hrp.org.uk/KensingtonPalace 15 16 Kelmarsh Hall, Northampton, celebrates the highlight of its events calendar today – the fabulous Festival of History. Experience more than 2,000 years of history, and watch as over 1,000 re-enactors make this the ultimate historical adventure. Visit: www.kelmarsh.com 17 Get down to the Henley-on-Thames riverside for the Thames Traditional Boat Rally. Traditionally-built craft ranges, from punts to the famous Dunkirk Little Ships, will be on display, as well as parades throughout the weekend. Kids go for free, while adult tickets cost £11. Visit: www.tradboatrally.com 22 Get lost around York Maze, created from 1.5 million maize plants, covering an area larger than 15 Wembley football pitches. Adult tickets are £7.95, while a child entry costs £6.95. Visit: www.yorkmaze.com 29 30 Give your children a taste of fashion, music and culture all the way from the 20s to the 1980s. Vintage at the Southbank Centre in London is a sensual delight, a big dressing-up box, a collector’s dream and a joyous creative feast for all ages. Visit: www.southbankcentre.co.uk 31 The largest free air show in Europe reaches Seaburn Recreation Park Sunderland with jets, breathtaking display teams and precision ying. 024 | JULY 2011 WORDS: ALICE NEWBOLD | PHOTOGRAPHS: ISTOCK Kids can learn about the life cycle of a butter y by following a caterpillar’s journey through a maze and then ying through the air on a zip slide at London’s Natural History Museum. It’s £3.50 for children over three and £5 for adults. Visit: www.nhm.ac.uk 23 Take kids along to Weston Park Museum in She ield, a true Yorkshire gem. Whether it’s building an igloo in the ice age section or serving in a butcher’s shop – complete with smells – kids will forget that museums were ever supposed to be boring. Free entry. Visit: www. museums-she ield.org.uk/ museums/weston-park/home A month-long celebration of local food and farming is under way in Hampshire. There are lots of events happening, so make sure you head over to sample some tasty produce from the nearby farmers, producers, restaurants, pubs and cookery schools. Visit: www.hampshire fare.co.uk/food-festival.asp 24 http://www.forestry.gov.uk/salceyforest http://www.diggerland.com http://www.elvastonsteam.org.uk http://www.unicorntheatre.com/class_acts2011 http://www.keyworthshow.org http://www.southwell-racecourse.co.uk http://www.kelmarsh.com http://www.tradboatrally.com http://www.hrp.org.uk/KensingtonPalace http://www.nhm.ac.uk http://hampshirefare.co.uk/food-festival.asp http://www.museums-sheffield.org.uk/museums/weston-park/home http://www.yorkmaze.com http://www.southbankcentre.co.uk

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of AT Home with Jo Frost - July 2011

EDITOR’S LETTER
HELLO FROM JO FROST
NOTEBOOK NEWS
JAM-PACKED JULY
FAMILY FORTUNES
OUT AND ABOUT
MUNCH BUNCH
LET’S PARTY!
TOP TOOLS
EXTREME PARENTAL GUIDANCE
FIRST-TIME MUMS
ROUTINE CHECKS
YEAR ONE
MAGNIFICENT MILESTONES
GETTING ABREAST OF IT
BOTTLE IT UP
GREEN BABY
SKIN SOLUTIONS
SLEEPLESS NIGHTS
GOING SOLID
FOOD FOR THOUGHT
BABY ON THE MOVE
FASHION FORWARD
BREAK THE HABIT
SIBLING WARS
BOOK SMART
BEST BEDROOMS
FOOD FOES
UNDER THE WEATHER
PERFECT PLAY
TOP OF YOUR GAME
TRENDY TOTS
GET READY FOR SCHOOL
ACTING THEIR AGE
MAKE SCHOOL COOL
ALL GROWN UP?
CYBER SPACE
IMAGE CONSCIOUS
LOVE YOUR LUNCHBOX
I DO IT MY WAY
THE BIG PICTURE
BACK TO WORK
JOB QUEST
CAREER WITH KIDS
A DAY IN THE LIFE OF...
NURSERY TALES
BODY BOOST
PET PROUD
KIDS’ STUFF
FAMILY FUN
HAPPY HOLIDAYS
THE GREAT OUTDOORS
COMING SOON
HELP ME NANNY JO!
SAFETY FIRST
WOW FACTOR
CRAFT CORNER
HOT OFFERS
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