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Chessington World of Adventures Resort has introduced the first ever Buggy Lane at the Park, to ensure parents with prams can transport their toddlers without the need to swerve around other families as they enjoy their day out.

The unique 100-metre lane is being trialled from Wild Wood to The Gruffalo River Ride Adventure, the Resort's most popular toddler ride, in an attempt to reduce 'pram jams' during peak times.

Sasha Kingsley, Buggy Lane Supervisor at Chessington World of Adventures Resort, said: "At this time of year we see a huge number of parents with prams visit the Resort with their toddlers, and we expect the number this August to be even higher this year with the introduction of The Gruffalo River Ride Adventure, which is much loved by young children.

"We want visitors to have an unforgettable experience when they visit us at Chessington, and hope the introduction of our Buggy Lane will mean an even better trip for families. "

Visitors can find out more by visiting

Soda stream Mocktail recipes are fun for kids and adults

With summer officially here, ensuring the kids are fully hydrated needs to be a top priority, yet 72% of Brits are still consuming less than the recommended daily amount of two litres of water. Instead, often turning to sugar and additive laden shop bought drinks, for adults and children.

Healthy hydration doesn’t have to be boring, and Sodastream have been working with an influential healthier eating expert, Lizzie King (Lizzie Loves Healthy Family Food), pictured below, to create a range of delicious additive, refined sugar, better for you hydrating mocktails - and cocktails for mums & dads, for the whole family this summer. By being sparkling water based, and mixed with fresh fruits, Lizzie’s recipes offer something for everyone, with hydration at the heart.

SodaStream recently polled 2,500 people and found that lemon topped the list of the nation's favourite fruit to add to water, with a third of the votes (33%), closely followed by strawberry (27%) and lime (26%). It’s time the nation got a little more creative!

Baby Bellini

Serves 2
2 peaches
1 tsp Honey
drop Vanilla
Sparkling water

Watermelon Mint Muddle
Serves 2
¼ watermelon
4 fresh mint leaves
100 ml sparkling water
Blend the watermelon with 2 mint leaves and an ice cube. Serve over ice with a top up of fizzy water


As NHS guidance notes that a high sugar diet can contribute to obesity and lead to an increased risk of heart disease, type 2 diabetes and stroke, a new infographic has been released revealing the sugar content in your child’s favourite breakfast foods.

The graphic, from AXA PPP healthcare  reveals that many British children could be consuming nearly 10 sugar cubes each morning.The healthcare provider suggests eating no more than 30g of sugar per day (for those 11 and over) for a healthy, balanced diet, and looking at the wider nutritional value of foods (e.g. fat content) in addition to sugar.

Graphic courtesy of

Keep Little ones safe in the sun with Cuddlrey's SPF 50+ Poncho Towels

Sun Awareness Week- 8th-14th May 2017

Keep Little ones safe in the sun with Cuddlrey's SPF 50+ Poncho Towels

With Sun Awareness Week coming up in May parents can rest assured that toddlers can now play safely in the sun with the adorable marine creature inspired SPF50+ Poncho Towels from Cuddledry.

From the creators of the original hands free baby bath towel, the SPF50+ poncho towel is the first of its kind in the UK. It uses the patented RayosanTM technology, deflecting harmful UVA and UVB rays like a mirror, thus protecting delicate skin from the potential of sun damage.

"This remarkable technology comes from Australia, where extensive research has been done on the dangers of skin cancer. Given climbing annual temperatures, we wanted to bring the same protection to the UK," explains Helen Wooldridge, co-founder of Cuddledry.

The SPF poncho towel is made with Cuddledry’s signature blend of gorgeously supersoft bamboo and cotton and has handy poppers under the arms which can be done up to create a loose ‘sleeve’. This helps to keep the towel in place, and there’s also a generous hood to keep little heads protected.

Featuring fun sea life characters, the poncho towel is so easy to use - it’s the perfect ‘throw on’ towel or cover up for keeping little ones safe in the sun, on holiday or at home.

£27.99 available from

HAPPY FAMILIES all platform magazine available from Magzter less than £10 per annum.

Soon everything will be in the Happy Families from Magzter.

You can also print it out, copyright remains with the authors but it is a fully printable magazine.

All platform magazines are the future -  no more dragging web pages that don't fit and are difficult to read on your mobile devices.

Also Movie Central and Animals Write are available free from Magzter. Only registration is required. No credit cards -  no cost'

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