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WIN! A portable gas Cobb BBQ for all your outdoor adventures!

Adria motor homes and caravans have been inspiring adventures for fifty years. Their World Class Manufacturing and commitment to excellence creates the ultimate experience in quality leisure time. The award winning Adora caravan will quite literally change your views on motorhome travelling. The sky-roof and panoramic windows let you soak up all the wondrous sights on your trip - all within your own truly l ...

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Top tips for a stress-free summer getaway

It’s the start of your summer getaway; the car is packed, the papers are cancelled, and the only thing left to do is upload an ‘on-route’ photo to Facebook to make your friends jealous. But did you know that over 75% of burglars use information on social media to locate potential targets*? A recent warning from the UK’s financial watchdog has revealed that break-in insurance claims can be rejected if it loo ...

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How to keep the family entertained during the summer holidays

School’s out for summer! Minimaster is here to help you keep those bored faces at bay with a handy list of seven of the top family-friendly events in and around the UK. The little ones are going to have the summer of a lifetime. Charlie and the Chocolate Factory There’s no better way to spend a summer evening than in the company of Augustus, Violet, Veruca, Mike and, of course, Charlie. If you’re at a loose ...

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WIN! A free week’s childcare at Kingswood Camps pop-up day camps

Kingswood Camps day camps are popping up at school venues across the UK! Our varied Multi-Activity programmes for 3-5 year olds and 5-12 year olds inspire and entertain children throughout the school holidays.  You could win a free week at any Kingswood Camps pop-up day camp this summer for your child aged 3-12, worth up to £200! Multi-Activity day camps for 3-5 year olds (available at two locations) and 5- ...

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How to get your child reading over the holidays

Many parents worry about continuing to support their child’s reading progress during the school holidays. Holiday time can be a constant juggling act. You want to go out for day trips, or you may be travelling abroad or visiting relatives. All of this at the same time as encouraging your child to read the books they have brought home from school and keeping their motivation and enjoyment of reading up as mu ...

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How to motivate your kid’s 11+ revision over the summer

With the summer holidays fast approaching it can be hard to keep children motivated in their 11+ revision. Here are some tips from professional tutor Michelle Joy Hughes that will hopefully help your child to keep on track. Change the learning environment: Make the most of the warmer weather (if there is any!) and suggest your child studies outside. A cool drink, a sun lounger, and an umbrella to provide sh ...

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Join the caravan security club

As the weather warms up opportunist thieves ramp up their activity, with statistics showing May to August are the peak months for caravan burglaries. With this in mind the security experts at Yale are sharing their top caravan security tips, so owners can keep their valuables safe and secure while they go off and explore the great outdoors.   It’s the inside that counts Remember, it isn’t just your car ...

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Holiday health tips

You’ve saved hard, spent time choosing just the right destination and got your bags all packed - so how can you make sure you get the holiday of your dreams and not one full of health disasters? Before you go, make sure you top up your gut flora with ‘good bacteria’. Research shows that a combination of Lactobacillus acidophilus and Bifidobacterium lactis, which are strains of ‘live’ or probiotic bacteria, ...

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What summer can teach kids about money

It is more than likely your summer months are set to be full of activity. Suddenly finding yourself with a child (if not more) to keep entertained is a full-time task. As the last few weeks of school kick in, their minds start to turn to important topics like ‘Alton Towers or Thorpe Park?’ and ‘what am I going to buy for my holiday?’ Expensive stuff right? Well, if you can capture their attention for long e ...

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