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4 raring2go.co.uk Raring2go! PLACES TO GO Sat Jul Sun Sep The Grand Bug & Pest Hotel Hunt Your visit supports our work as a charity. There’s a brand new luxury bug hotel opening at RHS Garden Bridgewater Can you help Lloyd and friends to find it? Follow a garden trail featuring an amazing new augmented reality app and enjoy fun family friendly activities all summer long! Aardman presents rhs org uk/bridgewater © and TM Aardman Animations Ltd for pre-schoolers and their g ory jou Interactive musical st TORY SOUNDS STOLLER S 15.07.23 THE WO CHOCOLA grown ups... urneys NDS 0am 1.30am LF ATE inlay & 12.30 10.30am, 1 © Lizzie F W R\DG X \ D GLORK OR RKFV D URI FL W VDWQD ) UI %R[ 2IILFH 0 =$ +XOPH 0DQFKHVWHU 6WUHWIRUG 5RDG ] DUWV RUJ RRNQRZ U 5HJLVWHUHG FKDULW\ K L % 7 ePRU VWHNFL7 )DPLO\)DLU\7DOHV \ \
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6 raring2go.co.uk Raring2go! 1st-31st National Picnic Month In need of inspiration, click here for Raring2go! picnic ideas and celebrate National Picnic Month. 1-31st – Plastic Free July – Be a part of the solution, join in with Plastic Free July, click here to find out more. https://www.plasticfreejuly.org/ 10th Don’t step on a Bee day ‘Bee’ sure to learn all about it and spread the message, Bees are precious to our ecosystem, help protect them for the future. Learn more, Click here. https://beegood.co.uk/blog/dont -step-on-a-bee-day/ 15-30st Festival of British Archaeology 2023 – Get the family involved this July and uncover a world of imagination! https://www.archaeologyuk.org/ festival.html 28 July-4th Love Parks Week Whether it’s walking the dog, picnicking with friends, or pushing our little ones on a playground swing, our parks give our communities, our children, and our pets a vital space to play, grow, and bond. https://www.keepbritaintidy.org/ get-involved/support-ourcampaigns/love-parks-week 3rd PLAY DAY 2023 Playday is the national day for play, traditionally held on the first Wednesday in August. It is the biggest play sector event in the UK, and possibly Europe. https://www.playday.org.uk/abo ut-playday/ 4th Cycle to work day Cycle to Work Day is the UK’s biggest cycling commuting event. This year on August 4th we’ll be encouraging workers all around the country to get on their bikes and get into work the best way possible – on two wheels! https://www.cyclescheme.co.uk/ cycletoworkday/whatiscycletowor kday/what-is-cycle-to-work-day 7th-13th Afternoon Tea Week Afternoon Tea Week celebrates the great British tradition of Afternoon Tea and is the perfect excuse to catch up with loved ones over a cup of tea and some expertly created treats. https://www.afternoontea.co.uk/f eatures/afternoon-tea-week/ 26th National Dog Day celebrating all dogs, mixed breed and pure. Our pets are a key member of the family, so learn more about what National Dog day is all about here. https://www.nationaldogday.co m/about1 30th National Cheesecake Day What’s not to enjoy on this day. Celebrate in style with our Baked Cheesecake, within an hour you’ll be licking your lips! https://raring2go.co.uk/activities/ baked-cheesecake/ JULY AUGUST
From ideas for fun family time together to some great awareness days. CLICK HERE to find a selection of ideas that are happening all in your area and across the country this summer. www.raring2go.co.uk/whats-on
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Bug Hunt There’s lots of bugs all around us, so why not do your very own bug hunt. Create your own crib sheet, listing 5 or 6 bugs you’d like to find in your back garden… Garden Olympics - 5 make your own ideas Balance Beam- a long piece of wood on the grass. Bean Bag throw Relay Race Hurdle Race Gymnastics Garden Sleep out We all love sleeping in a tent right? When the weather’s good, set up the camp and have lots of fun! Bird Spotting Robins, Sparrows, Black Birds and so many more visit our gardens on a daily basis, so download the RSPB ‘Go Birdwatching’ activity sheet and see how many different birds are visiting you every day! Click here. Build a Bug hotel Bricks, wooden pallets, leaves, twigs, all you can find in the garden to make a fabulous Bug Hotel. Click here to learn more. 1 3 2 4 5 10 fun Summer fam
Garden Miniature Golf course For those Tiger Woods wannabes, make the most of Summer and create your own golf course in your back garden. All you need is golf clubs and balls, plastic cups, obstacles i.e bricks, plastic bottles, drainpipe, anything that you can make a ramp with… Learn to…roller-skate, ice-skate, ride a bike, play cricket/rounders/netball/basketball A great time to learn something new from skating to ball games, take your time, the pressures off, just enjoy learning a new skill. Make a picnic on a budget When the weather is fine and warm, we all love to get out and about, so making a picnic to take a long is a fun cheap thing to do. Click here for ideas. Write a story For the wet or cooler days, get the kids story writing, letting imaginations go wild and enjoy their own creative juices flow. Garden boardgames Twister, scrabble, Draughts, Dominos, snakes and Ladders, there’s so much fun to be had making these for the garden. 7 6 8 9 10 mily activities to try!
1. Finger Sandwiches Making finger sandwiches filled with your little ones’ favourite fillings is a guaranteed winner. Ham, cheese, eggs, cucumber or the traditional jam, they’ll be eaten and enjoyed by all! 2. Sausage rolls Meat or vegan, they are a family favourite for the traditional picnic, making your own is fun, however supermarket own is just a tasty. 3. Cucumber and carrot sticks The healthy snacks are great finger food with no mess, with or without a dip! 4. Pizza fingers Making your own pizza fingers is great value as you can personalise them with your own fridge ingredients and know that they will be a firm winner with the family. Need a recipe, click here for a fab flatbread one. https://raring2go.co.uk/activities/flatbread-pizzas/ 5. Hard boiled eggs A picnic isn’t a picnic without the hard-boiled egg, one for all those egg lovers out there! National Picnic Month The month of July celebrates National Picnic month, so we’ve gathered a few ideas for you to make and take along for your family Picnic… 6. Cherry tomatoes A cute bitesize Cherry tomato is a 5 a day winner every time! 7. Chicken/ Veggie nuggets Buying from your local supermarket or making your own, veggie or meat lovers, they are finger food heaven. Need a recipe, here’s one you might enjoy…https://raring2go.co.uk/activities/bakedchicken-strips/ 8. Fruit- Apple, banana, plums, peaches Handheld fruit in a picnic is a must, one of our 5 a day with no mess! 9. Healthy Flapjacks These are full of energy and goodness in a bar and a family favourite, to try our recipe, click here. https://raring2go.co.uk/activities/healthy-flapjack/ 10. Fruit parcels Making a picnic pudding is a challenge, as you want it to be perfect for eating with your fingers, here’s one to try… You can find the recipe here. https://raring2go.co.uk/activities/fruit-parcels/ Raring2go!
Raring2go! Love Parks Week 2023 Love Parks Week 2023, run by environmental charity Keep Britain Tidy, will take place from 28 July – 4 August. Our green spaces play a significant role in the health and wellbeing of our communities, providing a space for people to socialise and engage in sport and exercise. The annual campaign, made possible thanks to players of the People’s Postcode Lottery, aims to celebrate parks and green spaces and to provide a platform for local authorities to shout about the parks and green spaces in their area. Keep Britain Tidy is a leading environmental charity that cares for the environment on your doorstep. We work to eliminate littering, reduce waste and improve public space. It runs programmes including Eco-Schools, the Green Flag Award for parks and green spaces and the Blue Flag/Seaside Awards for beaches. To find out more about Keep Britain Tidy, its programmes and campaigns visit www.keepbritaintidy.org.
Stonehaven Open Air Pool, Queen Elizabeth Park, The Links, Stonehaven AB39 2RD. Olympic-sized, open-air, seawater swimming pool with water slide and sun loungers. The Time Capsule, Glasgow ML5 1DL- Family friendly waterpark Prudhoe Waterworld, Prudhoe NE42 5DQSwimming pool with slides Haltwhistle Outdoor Swimming Leisure Centre, Greencroft, Haltwhistle NE49 9DP. Warm water outdoor swimming pools. Splash Stockton TS18 1TY- 25m pool, toddler and confidence pool, 2 flumes, wave machine plus cafe and leisure centre on site. Waterparks across the UK From North to south, wherever you’re going on holiday in the UK this Summer, here’s the Raring2go! list of top Waterparks & Swim fun for you and the family to visit… 14 raring2go.co.uk Raring2go! Waves Leisure Centre, The Links, Whitley Bay NE26 1TQ – Wave machine and small slide. North Yorkshire Water Park- Long Causeway Rd, Wykeham, Lakes YO13 9QU Outdoors with inflatables, paddleboarding and Kayaking. Sandcastle Waterpark, Blackpool FY4 1BB- Water fun including slides, fun pools, a wave machine, lazy river and chutes. Barnsley Metrodome- located in Barnsley S71 1AN, with twisty waterslides, splash pools, pirate themed play zone and driving boards, fun for all the family! Alpamare UK, 28 Burniston Rd, Scarborough YO12 6PH Aqua-Tek at Magna Science Adventure Centre, Magna, Sheffield Road, Templeborough, Rotherham, S60 1DX. Waterworld, Stoke-on-Trent ST1 5PU- with slides, rides, pools and flumes, fun for all. Alton Towers WaterparkST10 4DB- with indoor and outdoor water rides.
15 Raring2go! Cliff Lakes Tamworth B78 2DL- Jump, bounce and slide on the outdoor Aqua Park The Wave Waterpark, Coventry CV1 2PS- An indoor waterpark with the largest wave pool in the UK. Twin Lakes Outdoor WaterparkMelton Mowbray LE14 4FF- one of the biggest outdoor waterparks in the country, with slides. Aqua Park Rutland, Oakham LE15 8BL- Inflatable obstacle course on a lake, with thrill slides, free falls & trampolining sessions. Box End Park, Box End Rd, Box End, Bedford MK43 8RQ- Outdoor leisure park with inflatables and wakeboarding, waterski-ing and more. Aqua Parcs, Willen Park Sports Centre Willen Lake, V10 Brickhill St, Milton Keynes MK15 0DS. Outdoor inflatables & slides. Southlake Aqua Park, Saint Neots PE19 6BN- A course of inflatables slides and platforms Colchester Leisure World-Cowdray Ave, Colchester CO1 1YH- indorr pools with obstacles, slides and rapids. Colchester Leisure World -Cowdray Ave, Colchester CO1 1YH- indoor pools with obstacles, slides and rapids. Thorpe Lakes Aqua Park, Thorpe Road, Chertsey, Surrey KT16 8PH- An adventure centre with water ski-ing, inflatable slides and obstacles. Water Kingdom at Paultons Park Home of Peppa Pig World, Romsey, New Forest, Hampshire, SO51 6AL Splashdown Tower Pk, Poole BH12 4NY- multiple rides and flumes. Splashdown Quaywest, Paignton (TQ4 6LN) the UK’s biggest outdoor waterpark with 8 adrenalinepumping flume rides overlooking the beach plus a swimming pool and amusement arcade. The Milky Way Adventure Park, Bideford EX39 5RY Outdoor adventure with inflatables.
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21 Raring2go! Fun Summer crafting ideas from our friends... SIMPLE BUG HOTEL FOR KIDS Our easy bug hotel is probably as simple and as easy as it gets – there are many prettier and cleverer bug hotels out there, but sometimes, you just have to make do with what you have and also make it easy for the kids to join in. For hundreds more crafting ideas, go to: www.redtedart.com Materials • A large plastic bottle cut into two cylinders. • String for hanging. • Sticks & twigs. • Pine cones. • Bark. • Pieces of moss. • Anything else you can find – bamboo with it’s holes, make natural straws, which are great hidey hole for insects and bugs! Basically any natural materials are great! We also had some broken plant pots but forgot all about them. Other bug hotels include other materials such as corn and drilled pieces of wood – to provide different nooks and crannies. I love the one from Garden Therapy. Have a look for inspiration. But in essence, I would say: “think natural”, “think nooks and crannies”, “think what will last” (e.g. paper could go soggy and leaves will go brittle and break/ disintegrate). It is great to use things from YOUR local environment, as you are looking to attract bugs and beetles and insects from the same local environment. How to make a Simple Bug Hotel: Time needed: 15 minutes. 1. Cut the bottle down to size We cut our bottle down to shape (may I add, that I actually drank 2 litres of fizzy water, especially for this task as we accidentally threw out our last bottle in the recycling?? Argh!) 2. Arrange your materials Check what materials you have and arrange by size and texture – we snapped our twigs to make them a little smaller. Had larger and bigger ones. Arranged pinecones. 3. Decide on the insect hotel location and add twine for hanging If you plan to hang your bug hotel, loop some garden twine round and then start layering your bug hotel. We did one hotel for on the ground and one for hanging from a tree to see if would attract different creatures. 4.Make the insect hotel nice and cozy Stuff it to make it nice and firm, so it doesn’t get blown about! And done!
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25 Raring2go! Ingredients 300ml Double cream 175g Condensed milk 2 tsp Peppermint extract 100g Dark chocolate chips Green food colouring (a couple of drops) Raring2make! FUN IDEAS FOR MAKING THINGS TOGETHER ‘Cakes are healthy too, you just eat a small slice’ Mary Berry www.raring2go.co.uk Mint Chocolate Chip Ice Cream For more great recipe ideas please visit our website: www.raring2go.co.uk The method you’ll follow • Step 1: Whisk the double cream, condensed milk, peppermint extract and food colouring together until soft and fluffy. • Step 2: Gently stir in the chocolate chips. • Step 3: Spoon into an air tight container or loaf tin covered in cling film and freeze overnight. It’s up to you how you serve it, on its own, in a cone, whatever you do, be sure to be ready to make an extra batch , it will go down a treat with the family! Recipe supplied by Bakingmade.com
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