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Issue 107 : November 2013

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What's New at the Under-Fives Web Site?

Soccerstars UK

Soccerstars UK

Soccerstars UK have designed a fun programme that introduces football to children aged between 3 and 5 years old. As parents you will be able to help educate and develop your child's football skills under the guidance of qualified coaches. As a result, they suggest that your child will also improve in key areas such as balance, co-ordination and agility. Tiny Tots sessions are always indoors. Please take a drink.

Special Offers

Web shops are flooding us with offers in the run up to Christmas, here's our selection of some good ones. See also the web site at https://www.under-fives.org/offers.html


Boots - Better than Half Price

Some great offers for the next 4 days from Boots. Elizabeth Arden Eight Hour Cream Winter Essentials Kit reduced from £50 to just £16; Baby Discovery Dome Playhouse reduced from £64.99 to £29.99; Cussons Mum and Me Bump Gift Pack - was £15.99 now £7.50; Lamaze Baby Gym was £64.99 now £29.99.


30% Off at Boden

30% Off everything at Boden, plus free delivery and returns. You can also get up to 70% off childrens' clothes at the Mini Boden Clearance shop.

My 1st Years

20% off at My 1st Years

  Everything for babies. Get 20% off orders over 50 pounds with code BLKDEAL50.  Get 15% Off smaller orders with code BLKOFFER, ends Monday.


Magazine Subscriptions

A gift that keeps being given: from just 1 pound for 3 issues of magazines like Baby and Pregnancy. Also great offers on Cosmopolitan, Marie Claire, Elle, etc.


Thorntons Deal of the Day

Every day a new chocolate deal at Thorntons.

Events for Children

Tissington Village Festive Fun Weekend

Saturday 30 November and Sunday 1 December. From children's activities to mulled wine and festive fayre there will be something for the whole family. Tissington Hall will be open for guided tours from 12 - 3pm and the businesses will stay open until 7pm for Christmas shopping.

Mayfield Christmas Market and Church Window Display

Saturday 30 November - Christmas market and village group's window displays in Mayfield Church. Soup, hot dogs, refreshments, beer and wine tombola, childrens' prizes, fresh produce, gifts...

Children's Christmas Nearly New Sale

Saturday 30 November at Hilton Village Hall from 2 pm. Mince Pies and Homemade Cakes too.

Christmas Family Day

Festive fun for all the family at the Museum of Cannock Chase! No need to book, just drop in! There will be: Crafty Christmas drop-in Art Workshops, Festive Face Painting, Snow Queen Puppet Shows, Christmas Wishes Storytelling, Wartime Christmas, Toys from Christmas Past, Stalls, Display, Yummy Christmas Food, Christmas Shopping and Enjoy Art Exhibition. We look forward to seeing you there.

Visit Santa at Beehive Farm

Visit Santa At Beehive Farm, Rosliston, every Saturday & Sunday from 1st - 22nd Dec 1-3pm. Each child will receive a gift and admission into the petting farm. £4.

Henry Prince School Christmas Fair

Saturday 7 December - lots of things for children - games, crafts and of course a visit from Santa.

Santa Specials on the Steeplegrange Light Railway

Saturday 7 December and Sunday 8 December- near Wirksworth. No need to book, just turn up.

Pregnancy and Under-Fives News

Exercise during pregnancy can boost baby’s brain power

Taking regular exercise when pregnant may boost a newborn baby’s brain development. Just 20 minutes of moderate exercise three times a week was enough to give infant brains a head start, scientists found.

Breakthrough in detection of pre-eclampsia may save lives of hundreds of babies

Condition severely affects two in every 100 pregnant women and test could save lives of hundreds of babies every year.

Babies remember melodies heard in womb, study suggests

The study found that babies exposed to the lullaby "Twinkle, twinkle little star" while in the womb showed signs of remembering it up to four months after birth.

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