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28 WILTON GROVE . WIMBLEDON . LONDON . SW19 3QX . WWW.WILTONTENNISCLUB.CO.UK EASTER CAMPS TUES 2ND – FRI 5TH APRIL & MON 8TH – FRI 12TH APRIL FOR BOYS & GIRLS 3-16 YEARS Coaching at Wilton Tennis Club is contracted to ‘Wilton Coaching Ltd.’ All lead coaches hold a LTA/PTR qualification and are first aid trained. All staff over 16 are DBS checked. Spaces are limited so, to avoid disappointment, please book early and online: booking.wiltontennisclub.co.uk coachingadmin@wiltontennisclub.co.uk 07877 571349 1:8 COACH/ PLAYER RATIO NOW A C C E P T I N G C HI L DC A R E V OU C HE R S TIMETABLE Tots Tennis Camp (ages 3 & 4) For players in nursery & reception 8.15 – 9am £12.50 / day 12.15 – 1pm £12.50 / day £40 for all 4 days in Week 1 £50 for all 5 days in Week 2 Main Camp (Year 1 to Year 9) Full day sessions only Full day 9am-3.30pm £57.50 Full week 9am-3.30pm £230 for all 4 days in Week 1 £250 for all 5 days in Week 2 Early drop off 8-9am £8 Late stay 3.30-5pm £12 Learn new skills & make new friends

Raring2go! Welcome to the Spring edition! Welcome to the Spring edition! Easter is early this year, so don’t be caught out! This year the clocks also change on Easter Sunday, so let’s hope that the Easter Bunny remembers that we ‘Spring Forward’! Whether you are looking for a family day out, an Easter or May half term holiday camp to keep even the most active child busy, Raring2go! has got you covered. As a favour, please use any QR codes in the magazine and mention Raring2go! when speaking to businesses that you’ve seen in our magazine or digital channels. This issue covers the period that includes both Easter and May half term. Details on events are still being finalised, so follow our social media channels, and visit our website for all the latest news and updates. Make sure you Go Local! when visiting our website to get the most relevant, local information and offers. Our website has a host of additional resources, including ideas for both indoor and outdoor play, and a selection of recipes that the children can help with. There’s loads to keep you all entertained whatever the weather. Have a great Spring! Kirsten Hackman xx Get in Touch: 07858 751776 kingstonandmerton@raring2go.co.uk

4 raring2go.co.uk Raring2go! What’s On This Spring! Saturday 16th March – Sunday 14th April Painshill Big Easter Egg Statue Trail Giant eggs are waiting to be found in the Painshill landscape this Easter. See if you can find all the colourful characters. painshill.co.uk Sat 16th March – Monday 15th April Winchester Science Centre Eggs-travaganza Easter Hunt Our Eggs-travaganza Easter hunt is back! But don’t expect to be on the hunt for brightly coloured eggs! Did you know that in European folklore, the Easter bunny was traditionally an Easter hare? Join us this Easter on a hunt around the Centre to find the rabbits and hares that are visiting us. winchestersciencecentre.org/ Sat 23rd March – Sunday 14th April Chessington World of Adventures Resort EGGSplorers Looking for family fun this Easter Break? Look no further than EGGSplorers, and adventure across the theme park hunting for GIANT decorated Easter eggs in the Activity Trail, meet Bonnie the Easter Bunny and hop-along to the Easter show. Burrow through the underground town of Enchanted Hollow, where our whimsical and charming animal residents are celebrating Easter for the very first time. Spring has sprung and we’ve heard the bunnies love an egg hunt!* Enchanted Hollow is an optional extra and can be bought in a package alongside a EGGsplorers ticket. Find out more and book your next WILD adventure by visiting chessington.com. Sat 23rd March – Sunday 14th April Claremont Landscape Gardens Easter Egg Hunt at Claremont Join in a bunny-themed trail that will engage all the senses with fun challenges that test your agility, your wits and creativity. Don’t forget to pick up your dairy or vegan and Free From chocolate egg. £3 per egg. Normal admission applies. nationaltrust.org.uk/ claremont-landscape-garden What’s On This Spring! March / April Sat 23rd March – Sunday 14th April Hampton Court Palace Easter Lindt Gold Bunny Hunt Roam through Henry VIII’s lush gardens, keeping your eyes peeled for elusive Lindt Gold Bunny statues. Think you’ve found them all? Your quest will be rewarded with a delicious Lindt chocolate treat. hrp.org.uk/hampton-court-palace Saturday 23rd March – Sunday 21st April Polesden Lacey Easter Adventure Trail Help Grizwald the Griffin cook up an Easter Feast as you adventure through the grounds of Polesden Lacey. £3 per egg. Normal admission applies. nationaltrust.org.uk/polesden-lacey Saturday 23rd March – Sunday 2nd June WWT London Wetland Centre Bing’s Nature Explorers Join Bing and Flop to become a Nature Explorer with activity trails, storytelling, character appearances, mini shows and much more. wwt.org.uk/london Thursday 28th March - Sunday 14th April Rose Theatre, Kingston upon Thames The Lion Inside ‘No matter your size, we all have a mouse and a lion inside.’ A heart-warming story about confidence, self-esteem, and a shy little mouse who sets out on a journey to find his roar, based on the bestselling picture book by Rachel Bright & Jim Field. rosetheatre.org/ Fri 29th March - Wednesday 3rd April Morden Hall Park Easter Adventure Grab a trail sheet, prick up your ears and come on an auditory adventure round Morden Hall Park. As you make your way along the trail you’ll be taken on a journey through sound, music and discovery with fun-filled games and activities. £3 per child including a dairy, vegan or free from chocolate egg. nationaltrust.org.uk/visit/london/morden-hall-park

Raring2go! What’s On This Spring! 5 Friday 29th March – Sunday 14th April Brooklands Museum Easter at Brooklands Museum Hop along for our egg-citing Easter trail! brooklandsmuseum.com/ Friday 29th March – Sunday 14th April Hobbledown Heath/Hobbledown Epsom Egg-stra Special Easter Celebration Immerse yourself in the magic of the season with exciting Easter trails, test your skills with archery, and unleash the joy of spring with family-friendly activities. www.hobbledown.com/ Friday 29th March – Sunday 14th April Hever Castle & Gardens Easter Family Fun Make some special memories this spring with an egg-cellent dinosaur themed trail, craft activity and sand dig. As well as the Easter activities, a visit to Hever Castle in spring offers a great chance to explore the stunning gardens. Enjoy a dazzling display of spring blooms from late daffodils to tulips. hevercastle.co.uk Friday 29th March – Sunday 14th April Bocketts Farm Park Easter Eggstravaganza Enjoy a great family day out this Spring, with hundreds of newborn lambs due. Complete the Easter trail and enjoy live shows in the Easter Garden. www.bockettsfarm.co.uk Friday 29th March – Sunday 14th April RHS Garden Wisley The Giant Easter Egg Hunt Follow our garden trail and help the Easter Bunny find his friends who are playing hide and seek at Wisley, in return for a free chocolatey (vegan & free-from) treat. Learn about spring and how you can help nature at home, and get involved in daily activities, including seed planting and craft workshops. rhs.org.uk/wisley Friday 29th March – Sunday 21st April Polka Theatre Three Billy Goats Gruff Trip - Trap, Trip - Trap, Trip - Trap... Who is that going over MY bridge? Join our three adventurer billy goats as they dare to cross the bridge to the other side. polkatheatre.com/ Friday 29th March - Friday 7th June Kingston Upon Thames Bear Hunt! Find 10 unique bear sculptures waiting to be discovered around Kingston town centre. It’s going to be bear-illiant fun! kingstonuponthames.info Sat 30th March – Sunday 14th April Godstone Farm Easter Fun at the Farm Delight in the joy of meeting the cutest baby animals, immerse yourself in spring crafts and experience character meet and greets that will enchant the entire family. Take on the egg drop challenge and don’t miss the chance to upgrade to create your own egg slime! godstonefarm.co.uk/ Friday 5th - Saturday 6th April balletLORENT The Velveteen Rabbit In this entertaining dance theatre treat, a stuffed rabbit and a grown-up boy both wonder about the reality of getting older, and question what it means to be loved, and discover what it might take to be real. Inspired by Margery Williams book, toys come to life A captivating show for the whole family inspired by Margery Williams book. www.sadlerswells.com/ Tuesday 2nd - Friday 12th April Squires Garden Centres Create and Grow Easter Holidays Plant a colourful Spring basket decorated with a raffia bow, to create a lovely Easter gift or place in your garden. Follow the clues around the centre in the Spring Flower Hunt and receive a sweet treat. Booking essential for the planting. Weekdays only, excludes bank holiday. www.squiresgardencentres.co.uk/ Saturday 27th April: 10 am – 5pm Claremont Landscape Gardens Doggy Celebration Day Celebrating our canine companions with have-a-go activities, dog shows, plus a yummy treat for every pooch in partnership with Forthglade. Dog show entry fee is £2 per class.

6 raring2go.co.uk Raring2go! What’s On This Spring! May / June Saturday 4th - Monday 6th May Hever Castle & Gardens May Day Weekend Dance around the Maypole with brightly coloured ribbons intertwined and take part in an interactive traditional May Day play on the Castle forecourt. www.hevercastle.co.uk Bank Holiday Monday 6th May Kempton Park Community Raceday Join us for an afternoon of Jump racing plus the opportunity to experience what Kempton Park has to offer the local community. Free kids entertainment. Under 18s go free. www.thejockeyclub.co.uk/kempton Tuesday 7th - Sunday 12th May New Victoria Theatre, Woking The Wizard of Oz Direct from The London Palladium, the sensational new production of one of the world’s most beloved musicals comes to Woking. Starring Strictly Come Dancing judge Craig Revel Horwood as The Wicked Witch Of The West, this spectacular production will be truly magical for all the family. www.atgtickets.com/ Thursday 9th - Sunday 12th May Richmond Theatre Awful Auntie A fabulous new production of David Walliams’ amazing adventure, featuring a small ghost, a huge owl and a very awful Auntie! atgtickets.com/shows/ awful-auntie/richmond-theatre/ Saturday 11th May – Sunday 9th June Polka Theatre The Colour of Dinosaurs A rip-roaring, prehistoric science pop gig for curious humans of all ages. Bring your own dinosaur! polkatheatre.com/ Saturday 25th May – Sunday 2nd June Bocketts Farm Park Superheroes & Princess Week Join in the fun at the Superhero Academy. Get creative in the craft corner, meet the birds of prey and watch their flying demonstrations, and enjoy plenty of indoor and outdoor play. www.bockettsfarm.co.uk Saturday 25th May – Sunday 2nd June Godstone Farm Nature Explorer’s Week Immerse yourself in natural crafts, enjoy barefoot walks and unleash your creativity whilst painting with nature. Craft your very own worm farm to take home. godstonefarm.co.uk/ Saturday 25th May – Sunday 2nd June Brooklands Museum May Half Term Join us for traditional family fun this half term. On 27th May, don’t miss special guest PadingtonTM at the best of British event. brooklandsmuseum.com/ Saturday 25th May – Sunday 2nd June Hever Castle & Gardens Art Week Become an artist for the day and depict the Castle or gardens in any style, take part in a free art challenge or be inspired by the artists in the grounds. hevercastle.co.uk/ Tuesday 28th May – Sunday 2nd June Rose Theatre, Kingston upon Thames Zog and the Flying Doctors Based on the book by Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler, Zog and the crew are back for another roar-some adventure! rosetheatre.org/ Thursday 30th May: 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm Painshill Outdoor Theatre Further Adventures of Doctor Dolittle One day, with the help of his wise old parrot Polynesia, Doctor Dolittle makes an extraordinary discovery: that he can talk to animals! This funny, exciting new family musical is performed with flair and wit by Illyria in the great outdoors. Perfect summer fun for everyone aged 5+. painshill.co.uk Friday 31st May – Saturday 1st June Epsom Downs Racecourse The Derby Family Festival The Derby Family Festival is a ticketed enclosure on The Hill. With a great location, close to the action on the racetrack, there is plenty of family fun guaranteed. Under 12s go free! www.thejockeyclub.co.uk/epsom-derby/


8 raring2go.co.uk Raring2go! What to do and Where to go 29 March - 7 June 2024 Find 10 unique bear sculptures waiting to be discovered around Kingston town centre. It’s going to be bear-illiant fun! Join us on a bear hunt! We’re Going On A Bear Hunt © Bear Hunt Films Ltd 2024. Licensed by Walker Productions Ltd. In partnership with Wild in Art and Walker Books, Kingston First have organised ten bear-illiant and unique bear sculptures to come to Kingston upon Thames! Based on Michael Rosen’s iconic children’s book ‘We’re Going on a Bear Hunt’, you’ll be able to discover the bears in the town centre from the 29th March all the way up until the 7th June 2024. The ten bear sculptures are all hand-painted with never-before-seen artwork by different artists, each with a distinct theme. The Bear Trail is free to attend and perfect for all ages - from families who are seeking fun activities during the holidays or any after-school entertainment to friends who want something fun to do outdoors during the spring! As the trail lasts for ten weeks, it’ll be running over the Easter holidays and the May half term, so it’s ideal for keeping the little ones entertained. Kingston First is a business improvement district responsible for supporting and representing businesses in Kingston town centre and creating a town where businesses can thrive and people want to be. Who is ready to go on a Bear Hunt? Discover more at kingstonuponthames.info or by following @inkingstonuk on social media.

9 Raring2go! What to do and Where to go on stage! Live A Rose Original Production with Nicoll Entertainment, Curve, MAST Mayflower Studios, and Unicorn Theatre Based on the book by rosetheatre.org 020 8174 0090 28 MARCH - 14 APRIL 2024 the bestselling story about finding your ROAR! Text © Rachel Bright. Illustrations © Jim Field. Licensed by Hachette Children’s Group Fri Mar Sun Apr The giant Easter egg hunt Your visit supports our work as a charity.

10 raring2go.co.uk Raring2go! Microchips for Cats In a groundbreaking move, England has reinforced its protective stance on responsible pet ownership by introducing a new law that makes cat microchipping a legal requirement. Since 2016, dog owners have been required by law to microchip their pets, which makes for the swift return of lost or stray dogs with their families. Now, our feline friends are set to enjoy that very same level of protection... and long overdue this leigislation is too! Announced in 2021, the legislation mandates that all cats in England must be microchipped by the time they reach 20 weeks of age. With a definitive deadline of the 10th June 2024, this new law aims to address an alarming statistic that there may be as many as 2.8 million pet cats currently un-chipped in the UK. The process is relatively straightforward, yet its implications are profound for cat owners. The first step involves ensuring cats are properly microchipped. This is particularly important for kittens before they reach the 20-week mark. Finding a government-approved microchip database is the next crucial step. This allows owners to register their cat's information and, with equal significance, the option to keep their details up to date. Owners are being encouraged to be proactive and share their cat's microchip number with relevant authorities. Failure to comply with the new law will bring pretty heavy consequences. If a cat is found without a microchip then the owner will have a 21-day period of grace in which to rectify the situation by arranging to have it microchipped. If for any reason they do not, they may face a fine of up to £500. The financial aspect of microchipping should not be a deterent to responsible pet owners, as the average cost of microchipping typically ranges between £20 and £30. This relatively small investment pales in significance when compared to the peace of mind it brings, knowing that your feline companion has a permanent form of identification. The legislation addresses a critical issue which is highlighted by many organisations in the care world. Alarmingly, 8 out of 10 stray cats entering shelters are not microchipped. This oversight often leads to these cats mistakenly being re-homed instead of being reunited with their owners. Beyond the practical benefits, microchipping also promotes responsible pet ownership and ensures accountability when necessary. As we eagerly await the June 2024 deadline, let's celebrate this stride forward in feline welfare, where a simple chip holds the key to a safer and more secure future for our beloved cats. Get ahead of the law and make a note to start your cat's microchip journey today. Your Vet can offer further guidance and assistance. Ensuring Feline Safety: The New Cat Microchipping Law in England

11 Raring2go! What to do and Where to go 30TH MAR - 14TH APR Join us for an egg-cellent time full of family fun on the farm! Get ready to meet the cutest baby animals on the farm, plus enjoy spring crafts, character meet & greets, egg slime making* plus all the usual Godstone Farm fun! *additional cost SPRING HAS SPRUNG AT GODSTONE FARM! THE ACCLAIMED RIVER TOUR IS BACK! TOWER BRIDGE QUAY terriblethames.com FAMILY TICKETS FROM £60 5 MINS WALK FROM TOWER HILL

12 raring2go.co.uk Raring2go! What to do and Where to go +Weekdays only. Excludes Chertsey. *Advanced booking essential. Easter Holidays Book online Tue 2 – Fri 12 April, 9.30am – 1.30pm+ Planting activity* & spring flower hunt Visit squiresgardencentres.co.uk Are you ready for Treat the whole family to a world of adventure on an Easter trail exploring the sounds of nature at Morden Hall Park. £3 including chocolate egg (free-from alternative available) Friday 29 March to Wednesday 3 April, 10am - 4pm Visit nationaltrust.org.uk/MordenHallPark to find out more. at Morden Hall Park? ©National Trust 2024. The National Trust is a registered charity, no. 205846. ©National Trust Images GARDEN CENTRE • FARM SHOP • BEVAN’S BUTCHERS • THE ORANGERY TEA HOUSE • PICK YOUR OWN www.garsons.co.uk Garsons, Winterdown Road, West End, Esher, Surrey, KT10 8LS

Raring2go! PLACES TO GO 13 What’s on at Brooklands Easter Holidays 29th March - 14th April Hop along for our egg-citing Easter trail! May Half Term 25th May - 2nd June Join us for traditional family fun Best of British 27th May Don’t miss Special Guest Paddington™ The original home of British Motorsport and Aviation

15 Raring2go! What to do and Where to go Meet our amazing animals at this family focused zoo in the heart of Battersea Park. Listen to our many keeper talks and watch the feeding sessions. Have fun in our adventure play areas with a life-sized helicopter, fire engine and tractor, along with a sandpit, swings, wooden fort and climbing ropes. Learn about conservation and take part in school holiday activities such as trails and crafts. Battersea Park Children’s Zoo Battersea Park London SW11 4NJ T: 020 7924 5826 The most loveable family zoo in London www.batterseaparkzoo.co.uk Follow us! OPEN DAILY EXCEPT 25/26 December See website for opening times •FOOTBALL •DANCE •TRAMPOLINING •SWIMMING •ICE SKATING •TENPIN BOWLING •PIT SLOT SCALEXTRIC RACING •ROCK BOX INDOOR CLIMBING •SPECKY’S PIRATE SHIP •WHIZZFIT NERF WARS Let Spectrum organise a party your child will remember! Catering options to suit all Tel: 01483 443322 or visit Customer Services www.guildfordspectrum.co.uk

16 raring2go.co.uk This year Chessington World of Adventures Resort has a stacked line up of events for the whole family to enjoy, including a NEW Summer Festival, which joins the calendar of annual family ‘event-ures’ alongside Easter, Halloween and Christmas too. Get ready for a ‘cracking’ Easter as Eggsplorers returns for a second year on select dates from Saturday March 23 to Sunday April 14. Meet Bonnie, the Easter Bunny, before hunting for GIANT decorated Easter eggs across the Resort. Plus, burrow through the underground town of Enchanted Hollow, where the whimsical and charming animal residents are celebrating Easter for the very first time in the town’s history. With school out for summer, it’s time to party at Chessington’s NEW Summer Festival, hitting the stage from Saturday July 20 all the way through to Sunday September 1. The resort will come alive with a whole heap of entertainment and live music perfect for festival-goers of all ages. Feast too on delicious bites from around the world. Things get spooooooky once again at Chessington for Howl’o’ween on selected dates from Saturday October 5 to Sunday November 3. With rides at dusk, trick or treating and award-winning live shows… fang-tastic fun awaits. Finish 2024 at Chessington’s Winter’s Tail for estive family fun on selected dates from Saturday November 23 to Tuesday December 31. Meet the main man himself, Father Christmas, in his grotto, plus traditional carollers fill the Resort with song. Oh no it isn’t… oh yes it is! There’s even a pantomime too. As well as its Theme Park, Zoo and SEA LIFE Aquarium, ALL of Chessington’s seasonal events are included in the ticket price*. Tickets start from £34pp when booked online at Chessington.com A WHOLE YEAR OF EVENT-URES

Picnic in the Park: Pack a delicious picnic and head to a nearby park. Enjoy the fresh spring air, play some outdoor games like frisbee or badminton, and relax on a blanket surrounded by nature. Bike Ride Adventure: Explore local bike trails or ride through your neighbourhood together. Spring is the perfect time to enjoy the budding flowers and greenery while getting some exercise as a family. DIY Bird Feeders: Make simple bird feeders using pinecones, peanut butter, and birdseed. Hang them in your back garden or a nearby park, and watch as birds come to enjoy the tasty treats. Nature Scavenger Hunt: Create a list of items to find in nature, such as specific flowers, leaves, or even certain types of insects. Go on a scavenger hunt as a family and see who can find everything on the list first. Outdoor Movie Night: Set up a makeshift outdoor cinema in your back garden. Use a projector and a white sheet, and enjoy a family movie night under the stars. Don't forget the popcorn! 10 fun things to do

Plant a Family Garden: Start a small garden together with flowers, herbs or vegetables. It's a great way to teach children about nature and responsibility while enjoying the process of watching plants blossom and grow. Pavement Chalk Art: Head to your driveway or a local park with colourful pavement chalk. Encourage creativity and create vibrant spring-themed artwork on the pavement. Make sure you take a selfie before a spring rain shower washes your creation away! Fly a Kite: Take advantage of the spring winds and fly a kite in an open field. It's a simple yet enjoyable activity for the whole family. It’s still one of those things that makes us stare in wonder! Go on a Nature Walk: Take a leisurely stroll through a nature reserve or on a hiking trail. Bring a guidebook to identify different plants and animals and take the time to appreciate the beauty of the changing season. Spring is such a lovely time to be outdoors so make the most of it! Outdoor Yoga or Exercise Session: Find a peaceful spot in a park or your back garden and practice yoga as a family. Alternatively, engage in a fun and energetic outdoor exercise session, such as a family friendly workout or a game of ultimate frisbee. as a family this Spring

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FUEL Sport Activities Food FREE For eligible children aged 4 to 16 years Find out more For more information scan our QR code or search FUEL at kr.afcinfo.org.uk Clubs run at multiple locations over the Easter, summer and winter school holidays Free places are available for young people who receive benefit related free school meals For full eligibility details, including extended eligibility, please visit our website Kingston and Richmond’s holiday activity and food (HAF) programme

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29 The Summer Olympics 2024 in Paris promises to be an unforgettable experience for families. If you are planning a visit to the grandest sporting event on the planet, anticipate a rich blend of excitement, cultural enrichment incredible sport and cherished family memories. Child-Friendly Venues: Explore Olympic venues with family-friendly zones, offering interactive exhibits and activities tailored for young sports enthusiasts. Cultural Extravaganza: Immerse children in the rich cultural tapestry of Paris through Olympic themed and inspired arts, performances and exhibits, creating a holistic experience. Educational Adventures: Take advantage of the educational opportunities the Olympics provide. These can teach children about diverse sports, global unity and the true spirit of competition. Interactive Sports Zones: Engage children with hands-on experiences at interactive sports zones, allowing them to try their hand at various Olympic disciplines. Meet the Athletes: Seek out opportunities for children to meet and interact with athletes, inspiring them to pursue their sporting dreams. Family-Friendly Accommodations: Choose accommodation with family-friendly amenities and easy access to the Olympic venues thus ensuring a stress-free stay. Culinary Delights: Explore the city's culinary scene with family friendly eateries that will introduce children to delicious French cuisine as well as to some taste bud tingling international flavours. Themed Souvenirs: Collect themed Olympic souvenirs for children, creating lasting mementos of their time at the historic event. It only happens every four years! Accessible Transportation: Opt for the most convenient and family-friendly transportation options to navigate Paris. This will help ensure easy access to Olympic venues. Safety Measures: Prioritise safety and make sure children carry clear identification. Choose designated meeting points and emergency plans for a worry-free Olympic experience. Visiting the Summer Olympics Paris with children under 12 promises a perfect blend of sporting excitement and family-centric activities. From interactive sports zones to areas of cultural immersion and educational adventures, the event provides a unique opportunity for families to create cherished memories while enjoying the Olympic spirit in the City of Lights. Make It A Family Affair: Visiting the Summer Olympics 2024 Raring2go! Visitng the Paris Olympics

30 raring2go.co.uk Raring2go! Dyslexia-Friendly Books Bookseller, Deborah from Kenilworth Books shares the wonderful accessible books from publisher Barrington Stoke. Information for Grown-Ups: These books have a dyslexia-friendly layout, typeface and paper so that even more readers can enjoy them as well as enabling dyslexic parents to enjoy the books with younger children. WE ARE NOT FROGS! by Michael Morpurgo, Illustrated by Sam Usher (Age 0+) The frogs always beat the toads at long jump but the toads don’t mind – anything for a quiet life. But then the children and Mutt the dog come in search of some good jumpers, and the toads see an opportunity to get their own back! SHEEP SCHOOL (Little Gem) by Ross Montgomery illustrated by Marisa Morea (Age 5+) William the lamb is the worst pupil in Sheep School. He’s always in trouble as he loves to sing and dance and just can’t stand still. But when the Big Bad Wolf turns up, can William put his artistic skills to good use and save the day…? This book is part of the Little Gems range, fully illustrated first chapter books designed to support reading speed and stamina. SHONA, WORD DETECTIVE by John Agard Illustrated by Michael Broad (Age 7+) Shona has always loved words. She even has her very own strange word thesaurus! When she and her classmates learn that some languages are dying out, Miss Bates tasks them with becoming top-class word detectives, proving to themselves and their families that there are many Kenilworth Books, Kenilworth CV8 1JB beautiful languages still thriving, even within their own classroom. Edited to a reading age of 7. THE WEATHER WELL by Vashti Hardy Illustrated by Natalie Smillie (Age 8+) It’s the height of summer in Moreland, and Grace Griffin and her fellow warden Tom Eely are sweltering in the heat until they answer a strange call for help that comes through on the amazing Griffin map. After teleporting to Oakwell, they find the town paralysed by a freezing snowstorm, which is ruining the famous summer market that brings in visitors and trade. Using their mystery-solving skills and amazing inventions, can Grace and Tom find the cause of the weird weather and restore summer from the snow? Edited to a reading age of 8. Start the adventure with The Griffin Gate, The Puffin Portal and The Raven Riddle and read the series. NORTHERN SOUL by Phil Earle (Age 11+) Marv’s fourteen and his life is simple. There’s football. And his best mate, Jimmy. Perfect. Nothing else matters until a new girl at school called Carly crashes into his life. For Marv, it’s love at first sight, his emotions flipped upside down, as he knows a girl like Carly will never notice him. He needs help – lots of it – but when it miraculously arrives in the shape of a musical idol from the past, the path to Carly’s heart proves anything but easy …First love is unforgettable, and poor Marv is about to learn this the hard way – him, and his northern soul … Check out Barrington Stoke’s website for more information: www.barringtonstoke.co.uk or pop into your local bookshop for recommendations. Does your child struggle to read due to dyslexia or visual stress? Are they reluctant to engage with books or read for pleasure?

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