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Looking for ways to entertain the kids this
summer? Here are some ideas to keep
everyone happy - and all completely FREE!
Check the websites for times.
A WHOLE NEW WORLD
There's family fun at the Museum of Science
and Industry's 'Imagine It, Make It, Move It'
programme until 4 September. Activities
include an interactive session where you
can help invent a brand new bike which can
pedal to victory in a race?
Where Museum of Science and Industry,
Liverpool Road, Manchester M3 4FP.
TAKE THE PLUNGE
Orvis is an outdoor clothing company that
specialises in fishing and which is running
free in-store 'Learn to Fly Fish' courses this
summer. They are suitable for all ages and
abilities from complete novice to pros who
wish to refine their technique.
Where: Orvis stores. (orvis.co.uk/s/freebeginners-fly-fishing-course/5)
HAVE A BALL
TennisForFree is a brilliant initiative to get
kids into playing tennis. Operating at 47
venues across the UK, with many more
on the way, these sites, which are public
parks, offer a two-hour free tennis lesson for
free. Everything is included; rackets, balls
and nets and the sessions are managed by
professional tennis coaches.
Where: Nationwide (tennisforfree.com)
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GO WITH THE FLOW
The idyllic and once-derelict Pocklington
Canal in North Yorkshire is a great day
out. It has been transformed by Canal and
River Trust volunteers and is now one of
the country's best canals for nature with 13
species of dragonflies and damselflies, not
to mention the water vole and elusive otter.
Where: Canal Head, Pocklington, York,
YO42 1NW. (canalrivertrust.org.uk/
KEEP IT COOL
Should food be piping hot? Should you see
steam? How do you test the temperature?
Making sure your baby's meal is a safe
temperature can be daunting. To stop
little tongues getting burned, the White
Hot bowls from Munchkin (munchkin.
com) have a safety strip that turns white
when the food is too hot. Genuis!