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FREE family days out for the summer holidays

June 12th, 2017 by Sarah Adams

Summer's coming and although it may feel as though the kids have only just gone back to school, they'll need entertaining once again this summer holiday. There's no need to break the bank though, we've found some FREE family days out available nationwide!

Woodland Trust

The Woodland Trust offers free activities from bug hunting, crown making to pond dipping - there is an activity for children of all ages. Admission to the woods are free and their website has... Read More »

Celebrating 100 years of Roald Dahl

September 13th, 2016 by Anna Michaelidou

2016 celebrates 100 years since the birth of Roald Dahl; the world's most loved storyteller and author of many children's favourite books. There will be celebrations throughout the year focusing on the author's wonderful stories and incredible characters. The great event, however, will take place on Roald Dahl's birthday, 13th September.

Let's take a moment to remember this great man and the fun-filled, imagination-inspiring stories he so graciously shared with us.

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8 tips to keep your child academically minded over the summer holidays

August 3rd, 2016 by Anna Michaelidou

Summer holidays are great! A time where children don't have to think about school and homework and a time for lots of fun and relaxation. But long periods away from school can often lead to what researchers call "Brain Drain"; where children lose valuable knowledge and skills.

Keeping your child academically minded doesn't m... Read More »

7 great ideas for outdoor learning

July 20th, 2016 by Anna Michaelidou

All children can benefit greatly from spending time in the natural environment. Any learning that is done outdoors will support the development of healthy and active lifestyles whilst offering children the opportunity to express themselves freely and improve their physical state.

Outdoor learning offers children the chance to have hands-on contact with the natural world whilst also having direct contact with the different kinds of weather. Learning outside will nurture a child's cre... Read More »

26 Interesting International Educational Days 2016

February 3rd, 2016 by Anna Michaelidou

There are many days in the year that mark important, unusual and commemorative days that we often forget or overlook; or sometimes don't even know they exist. Here at First Tutors we have compiled a list of some educational focussed days to mark in your calendar. These days are a great way of sharing, exploring and teaching children to understand the different days celebrated throughout the year.

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Educational day out: Exploris, Northern Ireland

July 28th, 2010 by Emily

Did you know that you could go and see rescued seals close-up in Northern Ireland?

Exploris (formerly the Northern Ireland Aquarium) plays home to lots of injured and abandoned seals and forms a base for them in which to be treated and recuperate. Part heart-rending, part inspiring, this little seal sanctuary is just one of the highlights of the aquarium, which is located in the conservation village of Po... Read More »

Educational day out: Royal Gunpowder Mills, Waltham Abbey

July 22nd, 2010 by Emily

Gunpowder isn't just for Guy Fawkes, you know. At the Royal Gunpowder Mills, in Waltham Abbey, Essex, you can found out all about the history of this explosive stuff!

The site used to be one of three Royal Gunpowder Mills in the UK but it is the only site to have survived intact for all of these years. Set in nearly 200 acres of parkland, Royal Gunpowder Mills comprises 21 buildings of major historical importan... Read More »

Educational day out: The Science Museum, London

July 14th, 2010 by Emily

No childhood is complete without a visit to the world-famous Science Museum in London. You may remember visiting as a child yourself and pressing the buttons on the interactive exhibits. These days, the museum is even more interactive to suit today's multimedia children.

The Science Museum was founded in 1857 with objects shown at the Great Exhibition held in the Crystal Palace. Today the Museum is admired a... Read More »

Educational day out: National Marine Aquarium, Plymouth

July 8th, 2010 by Emily

Taking the kids for a day out which is fun and educational at the same time needn't be fishy business if you head to the National Marine Aquarium!

The National Marine Aquarium is based in Plymouth and is actually the largest aquarium in the UK. Not only that, but it was also the first aquarium in the country to be established solely for education, conservation and research. In fact, the National Marine Aquarium's mi... Read More »

Get interactive at Dynamic Earth, Edinburgh

June 30th, 2010 by Emily

If your children are getting restless, then you'll need something to stimulate and interest them. An attraction calling itself "the Mother Earth of all adventures" might just do the trick!

Dynamic Earth is an interactive exhibition that lets visitors explore the planet's history, present and future. Suitable for children of all ages, it starts, logically enough, with the Big Bang, giving visitors the chance to see the creation of the Earth.

Through a host of 3D films, interact... Read More »

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