The Newsletter on the Under-Fives
Issue 149: July 2017
Welcome to the Under-Fives newsletter. I hope you are enjoying the summer - suggestions of places to go are below.
There are plenty of places to learn how to massage your baby - find a class in Hilton, Derby, Littleover, Allestree, Belper, Matlock, Mickleover, Repton or Ilkeston.
Many toddler classes and groups don't run over the summer holidays - find suggestions of places to go instead at
E-mail your event to firstname.lastname@example.org and I'll be pleased to publish it here.
Storytelling at Tamworth Castle
The storyteller will be in residence to tell tales of Knights, dragons, princesses and unicorns. Come along dressed in your favourite costume and listen to stories. Wed 26 - Thu 27 July 11.30 to 6 pm.
Superhero Picnic in the Park
All you need to do to take part in the fun is dress up like a superhero, bring a picnic and enjoy the activities. 11 to 3 at Mon 31 Jul at Markeaton Park, Tue 1 Aug at Darley Park, Wed 2 Aug at Derby Arboretum, Thu 3 Aug at Chaddesden Park, Fri 4 Aug at Sunnydale Park.
Summer Play Trail at Ilam Park 2017
Play and explore this summer at Ilam Park with a self-guided trail. Ideal for families, dogs on leads welcome. Along the way, you'll be able to play pooh sticks, spot birds, build a den and make a grass trumpet. Now until Sunday 10 Sep 2017
Pirates of the Maize Maze
Set sail on a treasure hunting adventure through the 10 acre maize maze at National Forest Adventure Park, Now until Mon 4 Sep 2017 from 10 am to 6 pm.
Glewy The Alien and Friends!
Come and meet Glewy the Alien and his puppet friends.
Play party games, sing songs, tell jokes and stories. Win prizes, and have fun with the naughty little monster and his friends. 29 July 2017, 10:00 - 16:30 at Matlock Farm Park
Take The Tomato Trail Challenge
Can you count how many delicious, juicy fruits are hiding around the Emma Bridgewater factory to win a treat? From now until 3 September.
Summer Family Fun at the West Shed Museum, Midland Railway
Have a go at summer seaside themed craft activities and make a 'junk model' train. From now until 1 September, 11-6 pm.
The Princess and the Pig
There's been a dreadful mix-up in the royal nursery. Priscilla the princess has switched places with Pigmella, the farmers new piglet! Biddulph Grange Garden, Saturday 5th August 2-3 pm. Bring along your blankets and folding chairs to enjoy this open-air production, filled with music and puppetry.
Bilingual babies: Study shows how exposure to a foreign language ignites infants' learning
Bilingual experience has been shown to improve cognitive abilities, especially problem-solving.
How to stop worrying about your baby's sleeping pattern
Parents are twice as likely to suffer depression if they worry about their child's shut-eye, expert warns.
Asda Little Angels nappy withdrawn after baby 'left blistered'
Asda has withdrawn an own-brand type of newborn nappy after a family complained their baby had suffered a "chemical reaction" to the product.
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