• Good News in the World of Parenting #2

    June 19, 2021Celebrate with us, Celebrations, Lifestyle, Parenting

    The beginning of the new month saw temperatures soar as the UK was blessed with the hottest two weeks of the year so far. BBQs, sunbathing and picnics in the park were on our to-do list – we hope you got involved with the fun too. Every week we’ll be bringing you a roundup of the top news stories from the world of parenting to bring a smile to you and your family’s faces!

    Finally! The …

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  • The best UK family staycations to book now

    May 19, 2021Lifestyle

    This summer, it’s all about the Great British Staycation! With such a limited Government-sanctioned Green List of countries suitable for foreign travel, it’s time to look inwards to what our own island has to offer and luckily for us, there’s a lot! From beautiful beachy breaks to exciting city trips, you might be surprised by what you find on home turf. To take some of the stress out of organising your summer staycation, we’ve rounded …

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  • The best green-list friendly family holiday spots to book this summer

    May 18, 2021Lifestyle

    Two words guaranteed to make you smile: international holidays! Yes, after so long in lockdown, Brits will finally be able to take a Covid-safe holiday abroad. Following the government’s preliminary ‘Green list’ announcement, from May 17th, we will be able to visit a handful of countries across the globe without an enforced quarantine upon return. New travel safety measures for these countries will include the completion of a Passenger Location Form, pre-departure tests at your …

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  • Choose your Staycation Destination for August

    August 5, 2020Things To Do

    It’s suddenly August and the final few weeks of summer are here. As temperatures continue to rise in the UK, now is the time to plan that trip to your favourite corner of this green and pleasant land. To help you decide where to spend your summer holidays, we’ve rounded up our favourite staycation destinations in the UK and our top tips to make the most of wherever you choose to go. 

    But first things first, …

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  • Bring our Furry Friends to life with Origami

    July 21, 2020Things To Do

    For a craft that is free from mess and guaranteed to impress, Origami is the way to go. All you need is some paper and one of our straightforward tutorials! 

    What is Origami?

    Originating in Japan, Origami is the art of folding paper (‘Ori’ means ‘folding’ and kami means ‘paper’), but the term is commonly used to include all examples of paper folding crafts. The aim of the game is to take an ordinary piece of paper …

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  • summer baby names

    Top 10 Summer Baby Names

    July 3, 2020Information, Parenting, Uncategorised

    Here at My 1st Years, we see thousands of names being personalised onto beautiful baby gifts every day, meaning we can see the latest trends first hand. We know that becoming a parent is a truly special moment but it’s not one without a lot of decisions and worry – and a big one is what do you call your new bundle? If you’re welcoming a new arrival with the new season then we have …

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  • Stay at Home with this Printable Bingo Sheet

    July 2, 2020How to, Lifestyle, Real life, Things To Do

    Welcome to week 1000 of lockdown, let’s liven it up with a game of Bingo. This week, we’ve designed this special sheet to make staying at home a little more fun. Whether you’re stuck for inspiration of what to do or looking for a moment’s peace for that first sip of coffee, play lockdown bingo to make this week more manageable.

    Download your Bingo Sheet hereDownload

    Keep reading to find out what we’ve included in our ‘Stay …

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  • Stay at Home with this Printable Wordsearch Activity

    June 24, 2020How to, Lifestyle, Parenting, Things To Do

    Every week, we’re bringing you a new printable activity to help entertain your kids during lockdown.This week, we’ve made a wonderful wordsearch, designed to distract your little ones and give yourself some peace – even if it’s only for 15 minutes. 

    All you need is a printer, a pen and a little concentration to find the words we’ve hidden in this fun printable. 

    Click to download the WordsearchDownload

    With love,

    My 1st Years x

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