29th Oct
The Garden Escape
Halloween party ideas from The Garden Escape

It’s Halloween and time for all things spooky. If your children are too young to go trick or treating, or you’re not a fan of the activity, why not consider throwing a Halloween party for the kids at home. Here are just a few ideas to help you plan a perfectly creepy, but not too scary, Halloween party.

24th Oct
The Garden Escape
Half Term Bucket List
Half Term

It is so easy to take our children’s childhood for granted and forget that they will not be young forever. Yet each day they grow older, and in the blink of an eye the time will come when they fly the nest. So don’t spend half term stressing about who to farm them out to and expensive ways to keep them occupied, try planning to work from home for the week and working out what you can all do together in the hours you will save in commuting time and general office time wastage. Here are The Garden Escape’s top ten bucket list of things that will allow you to spend time with your children, share some great experiences and create memories that will last a lifetime.

20th Oct
The Learning Escape
Half Term Homework Ideas…Outside
Kids outside in Autumn

We recently talked about taking lessons outside during this fantastic autumn we’re currently enjoying, and thought you might like to consider setting some outside homework projects for half term. Here are just a few ideas to mull over.

17th Oct
The Garden Escape
Beat the weather with energy efficient Garden Rooms
Autumn tree

After our great summer, which culminated in a wonderful September (the driest on record), autumn seems to have arrived with rather a jolt. As the nights grow longer than the days in the Northern Hemisphere, the temperature contrast between the Equator and the North Pole increases; the Jet stream speeds up and the weather becomes unsettled. No kidding, right?

15th Oct
The Learning Escape
Free School Meals for KS1 Half a Term Later
Eco-Classroom at St Martins School by The Learning Escape

Are you one of the many schools who decided to use a hub kitchen or private contractor to provide meals for your KS1 pupils? Now that we are almost at the end of the first half term of the Government initiative, are you finding the process of externally sourcing meals frustrating? There seem to be a number of pitfalls coming to light as time passes.