Benmore Botanical Gardens – Argyll and Bute Autumn Walks 2017

Benmore Botanical Gardens – Argyll and Bute Autumn Walks 2017 A forest bursting with colour Benmore botanical gardens boasts some of Scotland’s most impressive specimens of really big conifers. The trails take you amongst giant Californian redwoods, Douglas fir and Western hemlock, and even through a big tree… This is good habitat for native red squirrels,…

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Puck’s Glen – Argyll and Bute Autumn Walks 2017

Puck’s Glen – Argyll and Bute Autumn Walks 2017 Enter the ethereal Puck’s Glen Pucks Glen – Argyll and Bute Autumn Walks 2017, Pucks Glen is one of our favourite family walks here at Home-Start MAJIK. Step into a world of mischievous nature sprites and magical beings in the fabulous Puck’s Glen. The forest’s moist…

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Garden Trampoline Safety Advice

Garden Trampoline Safety Advice This page contains advice for home and garden trampolines only. Click here to visit the commercial trampoline parks page. Trampolining is both a popular grass-roots activity and an elite, Olympic-level sport. At the grass-roots level, garden trampolines provide a relatively inexpensive source of enjoyment as well as aerobic activity for thousands of young…

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6 surprising health benefits

The Dirt on Gardening 6 surprising health benefits Relaxation, fitness, family fun, delicious food—sounds like a dream vacation at an all-inclusive resort. But believe it or not, this can all be found in a simple backyard garden. Gardening supplies a total-body workout, allows us to reap what we’ve sowed, and provides an opportunity to reconnect…

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Three-quarters of UK children spend less time outdoors than prison inmates – survey

Three-quarters of UK children spend less time outdoors than prison inmates. Time spent playing in parks, woods and fields has shrunk dramatically due to lack of green spaces, digital technology and parents’ fears A fifth of children did not play outside at all on an average day, the poll found. Three-quarters of UK children spend…

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Working With Dads Home-Start MAJIK

Working With Dads Home-Start MAJIK Working with Dads and Home-Start MAJIK & Home-Start UK is committed to working more effectively with more dads and male carers in Scotland over the next three years. In the Year of the Dad, our programme is a timely initiative to help men gain insight and confidence in parenting through support…

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