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Issue 112 : May 2014

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Childminders and Babysitters

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Special Offers

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Half Price Hampers at Thorntons

Half price chocolate with code FCHX


Free Delivery at Figleaves

Free delivery at Figleaves until Monday 26 May with code DELIVERY.
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6 Issues Cosmopolitan for 9 pounds

Loads of offers at the Magazine site - including 4 issues of Grazia for 1 pound and 6 Cosmos for 9 pounds.

Events for Children

If you would like us to list your event, please email jill@studholme.net.

Fun on Steam Trains

Tomorrow to Wed 28 May, Sat 31 May Family Fun on Peak Rail's Steam Trains. Peak Rail's Heritage Trains operate between Rowsley South Station and Matlock Station Platform 2 calling at Darley Dale, and run five round trips per day.

National Family Week - Family Fun Trail

During half-term celebrate National Family Week by spending some time in the fresh air with the kids. Come along and follow the trail set up by the Rangers and search for clues that will help you learn about wildlife and nature. Meet: Shipley Country Park Visitor Centre. Length: 1 mile approx. Equipment: Suitable clothing and footwear. Cost: 50p per child.

Animal Magic Trail at Gladstone

Until June 28th. Follow the clues and track down the animals hiding around the museum. 1 plus admission, free gift for participants and entry into a prize draw.

May Half Term at Conkers

24th May to 1st June. Something for all the family to do from indoor Adventure Play through to outdoor ranger activities, circus shows, Trevor Hill and the Clip Clop Ponies. .

Pregnancy and Under-Fives News

First evidence that yoga can help keep expectant mothers stress free

For the first time researchers in the UK have studied the effects of yoga on pregnant women, and found that it can reduce the risk of them developing anxiety and depression.

Baby helmets 'have no added value', study finds

I'd never heard of them but apparently the use of rigid plastic helmets has become popular with parents concerned their baby has an odd-shaped head. Research has found, though, that these corrective baby helmets have virtually no effect on head shape.

Vaccines not linked with autism, study finds

A new study involving more than a million children found no evidence of a link between childhood vaccines and autism or autism spectrum disorder.

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