Under Fives

Things to do with Babies, Toddlers & Young Children in Derbyshire and Staffordshire

Under-Fives Newsletter

The Newsletter on the Under-Fives
Issue 140: October 2016

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Toddler Art

Arts, Craft and Messy Play

Amid all the new activities for toddlers, they still love the traditional painting and making things. Find a group near you at

Useful services for parents of small children

Useful "Services"

We've a page on the web of services you might find useful. For example, we have several companies who will turn your children's artwork into Christmas cards, prints and gifts; interior designers specialising in babies' and childrens' rooms; shopping parties including silver jewellery incorporating children's fingerprints and even a lovely lady who will come and fit your flatpack furniture together so you can spend time with your children instead of doing diy.

Events for the Under-Fives

E-mail your event to jill@under-fives.org and I'll be pleased to publish it here.

Halloween Spooktacular

Until 30 October. Have a day at the National Forest Adventure Farm jam-packed with Halloween activities! Select your perfect pumpkin to take home from the pumpkin patch, find all the mummies hidden in the mini maize maze plus story telling from some interesting characters.

Spooky Trail at Ilam Park

A self-led spooky trail for families; take a walk through the spooky woods and hunt for hidden clues. Collect a spooky biscuit at the end. Until 30 October, 11 am.

Family Treasure Hunt and Leafy Craft

At Hardwick Estate, until 30 October from 11 am. Collect your paper bag at Visitor Reception and go off and explore the garden or park to collect fallen leaves, seeds and sticks to create some wild art together under the shelter of the Cart Shed in the Stableyard.

The Big Draw

24-31 October at Derby QUAD. Lots of drawing opportunities for all ages. Market Place, Cathedral Quarter, Derby DE1 3AS.

A Friendly Giant Experience

To celebrate the 100th anniversary of the birth of Roald Dahl meet 'Windy Pops' the friendly giant and make a clay giant to take home. At The Potteries Museum and Art Gallery, 11 am, 29 October.

Beatrix's Animals

To celebrate the 150th anniversary of the birth of Beatrix Potter. Until October at The Potteries Museum and Art Gallery.

Beatrix's Animals

Dinovember Dino Walk

Biddulph Grange Garden, Saturday 5 November. "Beware! We have had recent reports of a dinosaur loose in the garden, after much investigation by our team we have tracked it down and now we need help to guide it around the garden before we return it back to prehistoric times.
Come dressed as your favourite dinosaur and join us on a garden dinowalk. Prizes on the day for the best dressed dinosaur costume.

Pregnancy and Under-Fives News

Parents urged not to put olive oil on their baby's skin

New research says it might put them at risk of eczema ?

Dogs reduce risk of Allergies in Children

A dog in the home and breast-feeding both boost the diversity of bacteria in the newborn baby and lower the risk of allergies.

Babies should share bedroom with parents - but in their own bed

Babies should sleep in the same rooms as their parents for the first year of their lives - but never in the same bed - as it reduces cot death by 50 per cent.

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