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Discover nature – 8 birds you can spot in Brighton and Hove

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BIRDS are all around us in the streets, our garden and in parks. Here in Brighton and Hove we have numerous seagulls and the evening delight of starlings flocking around the pier at night, writes Sarah Booker Lewis. Even tiny babies can delight at spotting the birds flying around, so why not join in the […]


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Spotting butterflies in Brighton and Hove

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Butterflies are a sure sign of summer. At the end of July and beginning of August the Butterfly Conservation Trust is asking families to spend 15 minutes looking for butterflies in their gardens, writes Sarah Booker Lewis. In the UK the butterfly population has fallen, with 76% of native and migrating species in decline. Sir […]


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Guest Post: The Importance of Outdoor Play

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I hate to see single use toys.  You know the kind of thing; a café set or treehouse with figures in that can be just that.  We have them, but they seem such a waste of resources and imagination.  I much prefer lego (or some-such) that might come presented as a café, but can be […]


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Sensory Garden Play

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Having a toddler means mess, there’s no real way around it. If you can’t beat them, join them.


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Treasure hunt as a party bag

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My two kids are almost exactly two years apart in age. I really thought this was a good idea. In fact, I went so far as to talk smugly about joint birthday parties while pregnant with the second. Not one of my friends saw fit to remind me of the maths – the sheer numbers […]


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