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Month: February 2017

April Events in Kent for Babies, Children and Families

Top local listings for April events in Kent that are perfect for babies, toddlers, big kids and families! Discover what’s on near you, including children’s activities, workshops, shows, open days and fun things to do. You can add to our list of April events in Kent by visiting our Add Event page. APRIL EVENTS IN KENT Family Open Day at Cobtree Manor Park Golf Course Sat 1st April 2017, 10.00am-4.00pm Chatham Road, Maidstone, Kent, ME14 3AZ Fun events throughout the day, including free 9 holes pitch & putt, long putt competition, face painting, bouncy castle, magician, and BBQ. www.mytimeactive.co.uk/cobtree Cost: FREE entry...

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Exercising During Morning Sickness

Most pregnant women suffer with morning sickness to some degree. Whether it be experienced in the morning, during the afternoon or all day long, there can be no doubt that an expectant mother’s normal exercise routine is disrupted by the feelings of nausea, weakness, hot sweats and vomiting. Drop the intensity Even when you’re used to following a structured training program, exercise can be the last thing you want to do when the feelings of nausea, tiredness, weakness and vomiting kick in. A routine can be maintained in terms of structure, however the intensity will need to be dropped a...

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The Best Kids’ Headphones for Younger Children

Headphones are great for helping keep kids entertained both a home and on the move. Unfortunately, the sound levels admitted by standard headphones is often much too loud for little ears. Over time, exposure can lead to hearing complications such as tinnitus. That’s why more parents are turning to safer headphones designed with kids in mind. We’ve taken a look best kids’ headphones suitable for younger children. Are headphones safe for kids? Human ears weren’t made to listen to sounds above 70 decibels for long periods of time. For children and toddlers in particular, regular exposure can lead to...

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Easter 2017: Easter Egg Hunts in Kent

Chocolate eggs and Easter go hand in hand. Indulge your sweet tooth with the best Easter egg hunts in Kent. Easter egg hunts in Kent running throughout the holidays Cadbury Easter Egg Trail at Sissinghurst Castle Sat 1st – Mon 17th April 2017,  11.00am-4.00pm Biddenden Road, Cranbrook, Kent, TN17 2AB Take part in the hunt in the grounds of the world-famous garden created by Harold Nicolson and Vita Sackville-West and claim a sweet-treat prize at the end. www.nationaltrust.org.uk/sissinghurst-castle-garden Cost: £2.00 per trail Cadbury Egg Hunt at Bodiam Castle Sat 1st – Mon 17th April 2017, 11.00am-4.00pm Bodiam, Robertsbridge TN32 5UA Can you...

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How child benefit changes could be affecting your pension

Stay-at-home mums and dads could be losing out on valuable pension money due to changes in child benefit rules. Calculations by Royal London have estimated that women in particular may have lost out on more than half a billion pounds in state pension rights since the 2013 rule change. Steve Webb, a former pensions minister and now policy director at Royal London, said: “a whole generation of women run the risk of getting reduced state pensions, reversing decades of progress.” Under the current system, a parent receiving child benefit for a child under 12 will receive national insurance credits...

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