Latest News Latest News,Local Life,Top Tips Top 7 Tips on Teaching Your Child How To be Kind This week is Anti- Bullying week running from 12th until 16th November, so with this in mind we thought it would be good to share our top tips on ways to teach your child kindness. Latest News,Local Life,Christmas Carmarthenshire Council Annual Toybox Appeal is Underway It’s that time of the year again, when Carmarthenshire County Council ask for the generosity of local residents to help put a smile on someone’s face this Christmas, by kindly donating to their Annual Toybox Appeal Latest News,School Life Primary and Secondary School Admission Deadline in West Wales Applying for a Primary school place for your child can be a bit daunting if you have never done it before, however to make life easier we have all the information you need to know and the deadline for admission applications at Primary Schools Latest News,Parenting Reviews,Christmas Royal Mint Releases a The Snowman 50p in Time for Christmas For the first time The Snowman is appearing on a UK coin, as the Royal Mint release a special collection in celebration of the 40th Anniversary of The Snowman Latest News,Local Life Top 30 Teddy Bear Names Today is National Hug a Bear Day in the UK, so we thought if you were planning on buying your little one a New Teddy Bear today or in the Coming Weeks you might be on the hunt for a Wicked Teddy Bear Name. Latest News,Local Life,Christmas Royal Mail Release Christmas 2018 Stamps Royal Mail have released their Christmas Stamp Set and the Traditional Red Postbox takes centre stage on all the Special Stamps. Latest News,Local Life,School Life Have your Say on Two New Schools in Kidwelly Carmarthenshire County Council have started a Consultation for two new schools in Kidwelly and are looking for local residents to take part. Latest News,Pregnancy and Babies Top 20 Bonfire and Firework Inspired Girls and Boys Names Are you due a Baby or Babies this November and still not picked any names? Well why not make a real Big Impact and get inspired by the season of Bonfire and Fireworks… To help we have listed our Top Favourite Bonfire and Firework Baby Names Latest News,Parenting Reviews Have You Seen the New Wreck-it Ralph 2 Disney Movie Trailer Yet? The final trailer has been released by Disney and Ralph is back on an adventure…..Watch now the New Wreck-it Ralph 2 Movie trailer, you’re sure to see some unexpected guests! Latest News,Top Tips,Family Health,Bonfire Night Top Tips on Fireworks Safety this Bonfire Night Every year safety warnings are given about home firework displays, yet celebrations still end in far too many injuries and include very young children. Fireworks can be great fun for families and safe, so to help we have put together our Top Safety Tips for you Latest News,Local Life,Top Tips,Family Health,Family Special Days,Bonfire Night Top Tips on Sparkler Safety this Fireworks Night Sparklers are still one of the most common causes of fireworks injuries on Bonfire Night alongside Rockets and this is mainly due to people underestimating the dangers of them, resulting in server burns and scaring for life. Swansea,Carmarthenshire,Neath and Port Talbot,Latest News,Cinema,Pembrokeshire,Cinema Special Offers,November,Family Money Saving Cinema Offers this November in West Wales Discounts Cinema tickets in Swansea, Carmarthenshire, Pembrokeshire and Neath & Port Talbot that Families will love this November. Latest News,Halloween,Arts and Crafts Printable Halloween Colouring Sheets for the Kids Just for some Halloween Fun, why not download and print off these Kiddie Colouring in Sheets Latest News,Local Life Where to Buy and Who is Featured on the Limited-Edition Harry Potter Stamps Royal Mail have released a stunning Limited-Edition range of Harry Potter themed collectible stamps and stationery items, so this Halloween you can deliver the magic of Harry Potter to your friends and family. Latest News,Local Life,School Life £1.5m Secured to Cut Class Sizes at Four of Swansea’s Schools Swansea Council has been successful in securing more than £1.5m from the Welsh Government to pay for improvements which will take place in 2019. Latest News,Local Life,School Life Pembrokeshire School Kids Plant Rare Bubblegum Tree Wow…. How Lucky are the pupils at Ysgol Eglwyswrw in Crymych as they get to plant an uber rare and unusual Bubblegum Apple Tree in their school grounds. Latest News,Halloween,Family Days Out The Do’s and Don’ts of Trick or Treating Halloween etiquette is a real thing, so if you are planning to take your little ones Trick or Treating for the first time this Halloween, do you know how to do it correctly? Worry not, we have you covered with our top tips for successful trick or treating in your neighbourhood. Latest News,Pregnancy and Babies,Celebrity Families Prince Harry and Megan Markle announce expecting First Baby Kensington Palace have this morning announced that Prince Harry and Megan Markle are expecting their First Baby. Latest News,Halloween,Top Tips A Family Guide to Picking and Preserving your Pumpkin Is your family picking and carving your own Pumpkin this year? If so here are some Top Tips to keep your pumpkin in good shape this Halloween. Latest News,Halloween,Pregnancy and Babies Top 20 Halloween Inspired Girls and Boys Names Halloween is a magical time of the year and many parents to be are so under its spell that they want to honour the spooky season by naming their new baby after famous witches, ghosts, and goblins. To help we have listed our Top Favourite Halloween Inspired Baby Names Latest News,Halloween,Family Days Out Family Halloween Events in West Wales 2018 Our Handy Guide will make your life easier in finding all your local Halloween Events and Activities for the Family in West Wales this Year. Latest News,October Half Term,Halloween,Local Life Be a Nice Monster this Halloween - Operation BANG Launched by Police As we approach October Half Term and Halloween, the Dyfed-Powys Police have Launched their Operation BANG and are looking for Support from Local Parents. Latest News,Feeding The Family Top Tips on Foraging Wild Blackberry and a Yummy Recipe to Make Searching for Wild Blackberries is a Fun Activity to do with the Kids and we have some Top Tips to make your adventure easier as well as a Yummy Recipe to make a Three Layer Blackberry Bar which is a family favourite. Latest News,Arts and Crafts Conker Craft Ideas Have you been collecting conkers with your little one? September and October are the best time to find them falling from all the horse chestnut trees. Latest News,Local Life The Free Child Care Offer is set to Pilot in Carmarthenshire Applications are now open for a free childcare and early education scheme being piloted in 10 wards across Carmarthenshire. Latest News,Local Life Decision Made, Glangwili and Withybush Hospitals are to Lose A & E Well the 12-week consultation period has ended and today some decisions have been made, which includes that Glangwili Hospital in Carmarthen and Withybush Hospital in Haverfordwest both being Downgraded. Latest News,Local Life,School Life Neath Port Talbot Council Plea to Parents to Help Raise School Attendance Neath Port Talbot Council are in the process of sending a letter to the home of parents of every pupil to help boost attendance at schools and discourage parents from taking their children on term-time holidays. Latest News,Local Life,Pregnancy and Babies Top 100 Baby Names in Wales Last Year It’s that time of year again when the Office for National Statistics (ONS) release the most popular Baby Names for Last Year and we have the Top 100 Baby Names listed here for you to see Latest News,Local Life,Pregnancy and Babies Where you Live Could Shape the Name you Pick for your Baby The Office for National Statistics now have stats that can tell us the Most Popular Names in each Local Authority Areas, just select your area to see what’s Top! Latest News,Family Health Boost Your Child’s Immune with These Top 5 House Plants Before the Winter Sniffles and Vomiting Bugs make their rounds, why not buy some houseplants rather than dose your child up with Medicine. Latest News,Parenting Reviews Families Will Love the New Magical Fairytale Themed Hotel Coming to Tenerife Like something out of Disneyland, a new fairytale-themed hotel is opening up in Tenerife later this year and booking are open now! Latest News,Christmas,Family Days Out Your Family Could Have Christmas Dinner in Hogwarts Great Hall This Christmas your Muggle Family can Experience something Truly Magical in the Wizarding World of Harry Potter in London, including having Christmas Dinner in the Hogwarts Great Hall Latest News,Local Life Swansea Mum Scammed for £1,000 as Fake Police Threaten to Take Away Her Kids A Swansea mum who fell for a HMRC scam paying out nearly £1,000 has spoken about her experience to warn others, saying “I thought I was too switched on for it to happen to me, but it did.” Latest News,Feeding The Family Easy, Quick Triple Chocolate Cookies to Make with the Kids This recipe for quick Cook Cookies is so Easy and Fun to Make with the Kids and is the perfect Boredom buster for any rainy day Latest News,Local Life Have You Seen the New Mary Poppins Returns Disney Movie Trailer Yet? The teaser trailer has been released by Disney and the Magic is Returning…..Watch now the New Mary Poppins Returns Movie trailer, its sure to bring back some childhood memories! Latest News,Family Health Top Tips for Managing Eczema This week from 15th until 23rd September is National Eczema Week and the National Eczema Society are urging everyone to ‘Take action on eczema’. Latest News,School Life A Dad Sent to Prison for His Child Not Attending School A Pembrokeshire man has been jailed for failing to ensure his child was regularly attending school. Latest News,Celebrity Families Robbie Williams and Wife Ayda Announce Birth of Their Third Child This Shock announcement today reveals that Robbie Williams and Wife Ayda have welcomed a third baby by surrogate. Latest News,Celebrity Families Declan Donnelly and Wife Ali Welcomes their First Baby Dec from Duo Ant and Dec takes to Instagram to announce the arrival of his first child beaming with joy as he declares he is “Head over Heels!” Latest News,School Life Top Tips to Help Parents Survive Reception Year The first year your child is at School can be very daunting not just for the child, but for the parents as well and we have some Top Tips of how to make Reception class easier. Latest News,School Life Comparing Supermarket School Uniform Prices Are you off to buy school uniform this weekend? Well we have a rough guide to your local supermarket buys when it comes to School Uniform Essentials Latest News,Celebrity Families Tom Daley Becomes the New Face of Pampers Pure Pampers has announced they are working with New Dads Tom Daley and Lance Black to promote their new Pampers Pure range of Nappies and Wipes Latest News,Pregnancy and Babies Top 20 Colour inspired Girls and Boys Names Your new bundle of joy definitely brightens up your day, so how do you fancy calling your little one a name that is inspired by different bright colours or dark Latest News,Parenting Reviews PARENT REVIEW: Pikmi Pops Large Unicorn Find out exactly what you get inside these Large Pikmi Pops lollipops filled with plush toys and read what our thoughts are in regard to value for money. Latest News,School Life Back to School Checklist With around 2 weeks left of school holidays you might be starting to think about your little ready for starting school in September Latest News,Local Life,Family Days Out Has your Family Spotted a Green Bike Yet? Yeah… we have finally spotted a Green Bike, have you seen one yet? Are you wondering what it’s all about and why they are dotted around Carmarthenshire Latest News,Family Special Days Special Birthday Traditions to Start with Your Kids at Any Age Parenting is all about the little things and Making Memories with your kids and by starting birthday traditions at any age you will be giving your child some very special memories. Latest News,Family Money Saving Make Your Own Play Dough Looking for a cheap boredom buster for the kids? Why not Make your own Play Dough, it’s so easy and give the kids will love it. Latest News,Local Life Police Appeal after Peppa Pig Helper Allegedly Assaulted at Folly Farm Dyfed-Powys Police are appealing for witnesses after an alleged assault following a Peppa Pig performance in Folly Farm. Latest News,Family Money Saving,Family Finances Applications Now Open for Free Childcare in Neath Port Talbot Applications are now open for a free childcare and early education scheme being piloted in 14 wards across Neath Port Talbot. Latest News,Summer School Holidays,Local Life Major Road Closures and Diversions this Weekend at Capel Hendre Square A major project to improve the safety of Capel Hendre Square for pedestrians and motorists is nearing completion and now requires some major road closures for work to be done. Latest News,Local Life Mothercare Recall Baby Crib Due to Safety Fears Mothercare are carrying out a voluntary recall of their Mothercare swinging crib products in both white and natural colours due to the metal locking pin not engaging fully on some products. Whats On,Latest News,Local Life,Family Money Saving,Free Event,Free Entry FREE Events and Activities for Families in West Wales this Summer This is A Handy Guide to What’s On for Free this Summer Holidays for Families in West Wales. Latest News,Local Life How to get FREE pizza as Papa John’s gives away 400,000 slices this week Papa John’s is giving away FREE slices of pizza this week and here is how you can get one! Latest News,Local Life To Celebrate Welsh Win Kids Go Free at Oakwood Theme Park In celebration of Welsh cyclist Geraint Thomas MBE winning the prestigious Tour de France, Oakwood Theme Park have a fab offer on. Latest News,Local Life Families Needed for New BBC Teen Taxi Show Teen Taxi is produced for the BBC by Dragonfly TV and they are on the hunt for families with at least one child age 15 years and over to take part in this New Show. Latest News,Local Life Children’s Jersey Design Competition for Britain’s Biggest Cycle Tour As part of Carmarthenshire’s stage of OVO Energy Tour of Britain celebrations, Children are being asked to design a cycling jersey. Latest News,Local Life Welsh Summer Junior Wildlife Photographers Competition Calling all junior wildlife photographers, the summer just got even more exciting as you can take part in Buglife Cymru’s photography competition to win some amazing prizes. Latest News,Parenting Reviews New James Bond Aston Martin DB5 Lego on Sale this August Lego does it again…producing another classic, with such precision and detail that every James Bond and Lego fan will be spying out where to get one! Latest News,Local Life Build A Bear Offers Money Off Vouchers Following Pay Your Age Day Mishap On Thursday 12th July Build A Bear held their first Pay your Age Day event at all their stores in the UK, however the demand for taking up this offer went crazy and stores struggled, leaving angry parents, upset kids and Build A Bear Red Faced and offering Money off Vouchers! Latest News,Local Life Only a Few Hours Left to Sign Up for Next Ninja Warrior UK Have you got a family member who can BEAT THE WALL? Or will you go all the way and scale Mount Midoriyama? Well time is ticking away if they want to sign up to take part in the next Ninja Warrior UK show Latest News,Local Life Yellow Weather Warning for the Whole of West Wales Issued The Met Office have release a Yellow Weather Warning for Pembrokeshire, Carmarthenshire, Swansea, Neath and Port Talbots for Thunderstorms this Friday. Latest News,Local Life Build A Bear are Having a Pay your Age Day this Thursday The famous Build A Bear stores are having their first ever Pay Your Age Day this Thursday 12th July 2018 instore only. So how old you are, is what you pay for your furry friend. Latest News,School Life,Top Tips Top 5 Thoughtful End of Term Teacher Gifts With a few weeks left of school term, there is no need to stress about what to get your fav teacher, nor to spend a small fortune! Latest News,Parenting Reviews New Treasure X Toy is Predicated to be Next Big Must Have Have you seen the New Treasure X toys hitting the shops yet? Just released from the same company that gave our kids favourites like Shopkins, Little Live Pets and Pikmi Pops Surprise. This new Multi layered unboxing collectible toy even offers the chance to find Real Gold Treasure! Latest News,Local Life,Top Tips Skin Care Cymru Campaign Urges People - Don't be a Lobster Wales leads the UK when it comes to skin cancer. It is one of Wales' most common and fastest growing cancers. Skin Care Cymru are trying to convince a nation of dragons to use sun cream on their beaches with their “Don’t be a Lobster” Campaign and have even taken over our National Flag to gain peoples attention. Latest News,Local Life,Top Tips Council Offers BBQ Advice to Prevent Grass Fires West Wales has beautiful countryside and coastlines that are perfect locations for your family to have a summer barbecue, however Carmarthenshire County Council is urging people to ensure they are kept under control and disposed of safely to prevent fires taking hold. Latest News,Local Life 4 Week Intro to Tennis in Pembrokeshire Wimbledon starts on Monday 2nd July and Pembrokeshire Leisure is running 4-week introduction classes for children aged 4 to 8 years old across all their leisure centres. Latest News,Top Tips,Family Health,Family Days Out How to Stay Safe Swimming Outdoors in Natures Freshwater Beauty Spots Here in West Wales we are so lucky to have some beautiful freshwater beauty spots with our rivers, lakes and reservoirs, but don’t be fooled by these tranquil setting as not all of these spots are safe for swimming. Latest News,Top Tips,Family Health Top Tips to Spot the Different Heat Related Illnesses As lovely as it is to have the sun in the sky, extreme heat can cause some serious illness to all members of your family, with those most at risk include older people, very young children and people with pre-existing medical conditions. Swansea,Latest News,Local Life,Feeding The Family ,Pregnancy and Babies First Tamba Practical Parenting Course to be held in West Wales for Many Years Calling all parents-to-be of twins, triplets or more! Tamba, the twins and multiple births association, is holding a Practical Parenting course on Saturday 7th July at Swansea Vale Resource Centre between 10am and noon. Latest News,Parenting Reviews,Top Tips Top 7 2018 World Cup Toys the Kids Will Love If you have a World Cup Football Fan in your family, they will be sure to Love one of these toys that are on sale in celebration of the football competition, either to play with or keep as a collector’s item! Swansea,Latest News,Local Life Swansea Half Marathon 2018 Road Closures Details It’s the annual Swansea half marathon Sunday 24th June and there are loads of planned road closures, even including some from the Saturday 23rd June so to help we have listed them here so you are in the know! Latest News,Feeding The Family ,Green Parenting Welsh Company Helps McDonald’s Happy Meals become Eco-Friendlier McDonald's is one of the latest companies to announce they plan to stop using single use plastics in their restaurants and are turning to a Welsh company to help them achieve this Latest News,Parenting Reviews,Top Tips,Feeding The Family Top 5 Family Picnic Baskets Ideas for National Picnic Week It is National Picnic Week running from 15th until 24th June this year and to celebrate we thought we would share our Top 5 favourite Picnic Baskets for families with you Latest News,Local Life Wales’ First Outdoor Aqua Park is Opening this Month This fun Outdoor Aqua Park will be the first of its kind in Wales and it will be opening in the coming weeks in Martletwy, Pembrokeshire Latest News,School Life Nursery Places Now Available to Apply for at Ysgol Parc Y Tywyn Parents can now apply for a space in the new nursery class which opens in Ysgol Parc y Tywyn this September in Burry Port, Carmarthenshire. Latest News,Pregnancy and Babies Top 20 Space inspired Girls and Boys Names Your new bundle of joy means the world to you and when you think of the world you also think of space and the universe. So maybe as a tribute to how your baby means the world to you - you fancy calling your little one a name that is inspired by space, stars, constellations, astronauts, planets or their moons? Latest News,Local Life Wales First Inflata Park is Coming to Swansea Limitless Trampoline Park in Swansea has Closed, everything has been ripped out and a New Permanent Inflata Park has been put in its place an is due to open on Monday the 18th June Latest News,Parenting Reviews,Top Tips Top 14 Children’s Holiday Suitcase Ideas It’s not long now until the Summer School Holidays and you might be going away abroad or staying in the UK but either way if you are in need of a suitcase for your little, we have put together this handy list of some funky ones currently on sale to give you some ideas and help to inspire you! Latest News,Fathers Day,Family Special Days Our Top 10 Gift Ideas for the 1st Father’s Day Father’s Day is extra special this year for all those Daddies who is celebrating it for the first time. Don’t worry we can help save you time on finding them the perfect gift for their 1st ever Father’s Day no matter what budget you have: Latest News,Pregnancy and Babies Top 20 Wild West Inspired Girls and Boys Names YEE-HAA! .....Do you Love the Wild West, with all that Mud, Guts and Glory - Do you Love it enough that you would call your baby a name that is in keeping with a Wild West Theme? Latest News,Fathers Day,Top Tips,Family Special Days Our Top 20 Father’s Day Gifts Ideas It’s that time of the year when we all celebrate our Daddy and let’s be fair, when they have such perfect children it’s often very hard to find a gift for Father’s Day that tops that! Latest News,Fathers Day,Parenting Reviews,Books Have you Seen this Funny Safe Baby Handling Tips Book? Came across this book on Amazon and with it's silly instructions on avoiding how to be a bad parenting we just had to share it with you. Latest News,Local Life Have You Seen the New Christopher Robin Disney Movie Trailer Yet? The teaser trailer is released and not as colourful as first expected and Poo looks… well different but this Movie for sure looks like one we got to take our kids to. Latest News,Local Life The Best Outdoor Pools, Splash Pads and Lidos in West Wales Most opening over the May Bank Holiday Weekend for the Summer Season are our Fun Public Splash pads, Paddling Pools and Lidos and here are some of the Best in West Wales Latest News,Family Finances LIVE NEWS….Visa Network Crashes with Cards being declines across the UK Families across Wales are left unable to pay for essential items tonight - Unfortunately, the Visa Network has crashed and businesses all over the UK and Europe are being affected and Cash Machines are down as well. Latest News,Local Life,Family Health Coastguard Issues Safety Warning After Girl Buried Alive in Sand Dune on Welsh Beach HM Coastguard has issued a Safety Warning for all Beachgoers to be careful when near sand dunes. This is following a young girl had to be rescued from a terrifying incident on a Welsh Beach during May Half Term. Latest News,Local Life BBC Looking for Dancers Over 7 Yrs for Their New Competition A brand-new BBC programme is on the lookout for children who love to dance to take part and showcase their talent. Latest News,Local Life,Family Finances Low Numbers of Parents in Wales Using Free Child Care Offer New figures show that the number of parents that are using the Welsh Government's free childcare service has been a lot lower than expected, with only £3.4m of the allocated £10m being used by local councils in Wales. Latest News,Celebrity Families Britain’s Largest Family is Pregnant Again with Baby Number 21 The Radford Family are having another baby and they Revealed the Gender on their First Ever Vlog! Latest News,School Life Major Changes Announced to How Sex Ed is Taught in Wales The Education Secretary Kirsty Williams has announced there will be major changes to how Sex Education is taught in schools in Wales and that starts with the re-naming of this area of study to Relationships and Sexuality Education (RSE) Latest News,Local Life Two Million Pound Investments Include New Children’s Play Area in Carmarthenshire Carmarthenshire Council has confirmed investment to improve two leisure centres, with a child’s play area, a high-end spin and cycle studio and a 3G pitch being some of the planned improvements. Latest News,Top Tips,Family Health Top 5 Reasons Why Kids Should Wear Sunglasses As a parent when the sun comes out we instantly smear our kids with the sun screen and plonk that sun hat on their head, but do you pop on those sunglasses too? Well here are some important reasons why you should! Latest News,Local Life Blue Flag Beaches Announced in West Wales The annual awards reflecting high-quality beaches have been announced and Wales has received 47 Blue Flags in total, with 15 of them in West Wales. Latest News,Celebrity Families Tom Fletcher Re-Writes his Wedding Speech to create a Royal Wedding Speech Spoof A Must watch - the funny You Tube Video that Tom Fletcher has made whilst pretending to be Prince Harry. Latest News,Local Life,Family Days Out Have You Heard of the Pembrokeshire Puddle Jumpers? If you love to explore the outdoors with your little one, then this might be a group you would like to join. Latest News,School Life Top Tips of Stationery Just for Left Handed School Children As a parent, we are always happy to get everything that our child needs for school, but did you know you could get handy stationery to help your left-handed child? Latest News,Local Life,Family Finances FAKE Plastic Five Pound Note Found in Port Talbot Make Sure you can Spot the difference between a Real and a Fake Plastic Five Pound Note, with this official guide from the Bank of England. Latest News,Top Tips,Family Special Days,Vegetarian Top Five Vegetarian Books for Children To celebrate National Vegetarian Week why not spend some family time reading a good old Veggie Storybook!