What is World Book Day? What should my child wear?

World Book Day 2018 is fast approaching and we’re excited to begin our Book Day planning to help make it one of the best Book days ever. Taking place in schools up and down the country, World Book Day celebrates a love of literature and is enjoyed by Children of all ages. Originally created 21 years ago as a way of encouraging children to read, … Continue reading What is World Book Day? What should my child wear?

Yellow food colouring added to PVA Glue and washing liquid

Slime Recipe: Formil Slime: Easy UK recipe with no Borax

Just 3 ingredient slime recipe with PVA glue, Washing Liquid, and Food Colouring. No Borax needed. Easy to make and with ingredients you can get from a UK supermarket (Lidl’s Formil makes good slime!). Before we continue, I’d just like to say – it might seem like Copse Magazine are late to the make-your-own-slime party and that’s because it’s true. We have held out as … Continue reading Slime Recipe: Formil Slime: Easy UK recipe with no Borax

Make your own painted Easter Eggs

Easter, the time when the darling children announce one evening that they need a homemade Easter bonnet to take into school the next morning and that it should demonstrate superior parental creativity against all other parents. Ok so I added the last bit – the kids didn’t say that, but we all know the subtext, right? Knowing that most of you are probably hugely excited about … Continue reading Make your own painted Easter Eggs

Clarke Tin Whistle

The benefits that children gain from playing an instrument

Learning to play a musical instrument is not only fun for children, it also benefits them academically, emotionally and socially, making it a fantastic hobby for them to pick up. Plus, with so many different musical instruments to choose from, it is a hobby that does not need to be expensive and is suitable for children from as young as 2 years old. Memory and … Continue reading The benefits that children gain from playing an instrument

Sonic Boom: No Robots Allowed

Sonic Boom – No Robots Allowed: Children’s TV Review

It’s Sonic as you’ve never seen him before! The speedy blue hedgehog gets a new look in this comedy adventure series that follows him battling a familiar foe, in SONIC BOOM. This set of episodes sees some unexpected love advice from a surprising source, a head-to-head robot battle and the unexpected and shocking return of a familiar face that even has Dr. Eggman quivering in … Continue reading Sonic Boom – No Robots Allowed: Children’s TV Review

The Christmas Toy Forecast

Shhhh, I know we usually promise not to mention Christmas until after Hallowe’en and Bonfire Night, but it seems from my Facebook feed that there are a lot of parents out there already getting sorted in time for Christmas. Parents are ensuring that they get in early in order to secure their children the latest and greatest gadgets, gizmos, and toys. If you’re looking to … Continue reading The Christmas Toy Forecast

Big Family Festival 2016

Big Family Festival Review

Two days of family fun in the Midlands took place on Saturday 30th – Sunday 31st July 2016. BBC’s The Voice Finalist Lyrickal, CBeebies Rastamouse and Cook and Line performed at the first Big Family Festival in the UK. A married couple and their two children have finally decided to tackle the problem of not having much to do in the summer holidays, fed up of trawling the internet for … Continue reading Big Family Festival Review