Many of us parents have often wondered ‘could our child be dyslexic’ – even if it’s just for a passing moment. Whilst we all know of dyslexia many of us don’t fully understand the symptoms and how it presents. Local Marlow mum Laura, a specialist dyslexia assessor, helps explain these to us.
No sooner is the February half term done and we have to start planning for the Easter holidays! But thank goodness spring time is coming and the prospect of Easter bunnies and chocolate eggs brings with it the promise of warmer weather and longer days. We hope this run down of Easter camps and workshops […]
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We are lucky in Marlow to have lots of options when it comes to locals nurseries and pre-school for our children. Here is a run down.
The 11+ system can be daunting, particularly if you didn’t grow up in a grammar school system. Here’s the low down to get you started.
Whether you are looking for some additional support for your KS 1 child or diving into the world of the 11+ and beyond, there are plenty of great local tutors on hand to help. Here is a handy list to help you get started in finding the right one for your child.
Running out of Elf on the Shelf ideas? Here are 10 to get Marlow parents through until Christmas!
MarlowMums were hugely excited to hear of the improvement plans in the pipeline for the play area in Higginson Park. We were even more excited to hear that Buckinghamshire Council are requesting suggestions from locals on how to make the space work best.
Here’s a guide to the local Christmas family activities and events running in and around Marlow this year.
Whether you love it or hate it, October 31st returns and with it our children’s excitement levels rise… here’s a run down of all the local Halloween activities and events on offer.
It’s that time of year again. Time to think about where you will take the family to enjoy Bonfire night and a dazzling firework display. We are lucky that there are loads of great options to enjoy the fireworks in and around Marlow. Here’s a local run down to help you decide where’s right for your family this year.
If you have a little one that will be starting school in September 2023, then now is the time to start thinking about school places. Check out the link to book yourself a school tour!
No sooner are the kids back at school and half term is upon us! That said, I know my boys will be ready for a routine break, to not be rushed out of the house and to enjoy some of the lovely activities put on for our children locally. There are plenty of activities locally […]
As it’s nearly May half-term, why not let your imagination run wild and take a look at these family holidays…or should you dare…get one booked!
Big up the Bluebells! Word on the street is that these beautiful fairy flowers are starting to bloom, so now is the time to take in the stunning scenery…
With Mother’s Day just around the corner, we have put together 10 alternative gift ideas with the help of a local independent travel expert. We hope these help you to spoil the Mums in your life!
Can you believe the Easter holidays are fast approaching? Aside from planning the chocolate, we thought you may like some inspiration for getting the kids out and about…
The hottest Candles on the market right now – CandleCalm! We interview the Marlow family behind the business…
With Christmas just around the corner, the search for the perfect gift can be a challenge! Let me introduce to you CandleCalm; the Marlow-based candle company who create natural and healthy candles with beautiful scents.
Here’s a run down of all the local summer holiday camps running in and near Marlow in 2021.
There are times to splurge on day trips and times to just keep it simple with a low budget outing – and let’s face it, often they are just as much fun. Here’s our top 10 recommended FREE places to take the kids to burn off some energy and get some fresh air.
Evoking feelings of inspiration, imagination, excitement and possibility, this nurturing school is empowering the young women of our future, and quite frankly, we want IN!
What can be better than the incentive of a pub-stop to keep those feet going? Not much! So here are our top 10 recommended walks ending in a pub stop.
Would you know what to do if your child had a medical emergency? It’s a horrible thought but one we must not ignore.
MarlowMums.com chatted to Chloe Hill from Mini First Aid to find out more about her courses.
We were invited to try out one of their brand new ‘all singing and dancing castles’ (literally – it had a disco ball and in-built bluetooth speaker!!). We thought as well as giving you a fab special discount code, we’d tell you a bit about who ‘bounce buddy’ is and what we thought of their latest castle…
With the Easter holidays fast approaching and lock down easing, we thought you may like some inspiration for getting out and about… beyond ‘a walk’!!
Here’s a run down of activities, attractions and camps running this Easter holidays. After such a long time ‘in’, I think it’s fair to say we are all desperate to get ‘out’ this Easter holidays!
Parents, by the look on your face you are SO OVER lockdown No.3, and by hecky peck, so are we. ‘ARE YOU ACTUALLY TAKING THE BLEEP?’ could be heard from most parent’s ‘inner voice’ when the announcement of the third lockdown came through. Yet in true stoic fashion, we put on our grown-up pants, mulled over the…
Here’s a quick guide to lots of free online activities for kids in lockdown. Much of what was available last year is still available now, so if your child missed ‘shaking their bootie with Oti’ or grabbing ‘Elevenses” with David then now is your opportunity!
Remember standing in front of the mirror, hairbrush in one hand, Walkman (complete with those itchy foam headphones) in the other – desperately trying to perfect your latest dance routine? Remember the delight when you finally got it right – and the rush to show off your latest moves in front of your friends?Things […]
With Marlow Tennis Club and Living tennis on our doorstep (amongst others), there are loads of options for tennis in Marlow
Here’s a run down of of the local places your children can take part in gymnastics.
Marlow has an abundance of football clubs for young children, girls and boys.
Santa is VERY busy this year around Marlow making an appearance at a multitude of venues. You can have breakfast with, visit him in a country home or even go on a cruise with him down the Thames! More Local Christmas Events See more events
There’s nothing quite like a Christmas Fair to help get us in the Christmas spirit! It’s also a great opportunity to support our community with school’s especially relying on these annual events for fundraising. Grab a pencil and make note of the local fairs that take your fancy from the list below. More Local Christmas […]
With Christmas rapidly approaching you may want to think about taking the family to see a Christmas show or panto. Performance’s get booked up quickly so it’s worth booting early. Here’s a run down of all the local pantomime and show options within easy reach of Marlow.
It’s that time of year again. Time to think about where you will take the family to enjoy Bonfire night and a dazzling firework display. We are lucky that there are loads of great options to enjoy the fireworks in and around Marlow. Here’s a local run down to help you decide where’s right for […]
With shops full of pumpkins and must have multipack confectionery it’s hard to escape the fact that spooky season is here. Halloween falls in half term for most of Marlow this year, giving lucky children a whole week of build up… and a long weekend to eat their way through their trick or treating booty. […]
No sooner are the kids back at school and half term is upon us! That said, I know my boys will be ready for a routine break, to be not rushed out the house and to perhaps enjoy some of the lovely activities put on for our children locally. There are plenty of activities in […]
It may only be October but it seems the Christmas countdown has well and truly begun. Cards and advent calendars grace the shelves and we’re being bombarded with constant reminders to book our Christmas festivities. The season of joy is for many the season of stress so we asked Marlow Mum and reflexologist, Susanne Coupland […]
We are really lucky in Marlow to have a great selection of local schools. That said, it doesn’t make choosing the right one for our children any easier! I’ve tried to give a quick summary of all our local schools and the schools key data below. Use links to jump straight to the info you need. […]
Christine Lithgow Smith, a Marlow Mum, professional coach and founder of Chrisalyst Coaching talks to us about reflection and the importance of giving time to our inner voice. Christine Lithgow Smith, a Marlow Mum, professional coach and founder of Chrisalyst Coaching talks to us about reflection and the importance of giving time to our inner voice. […]
Are your kids ‘starving hungry’ when they come out of school? Avoid processed snacks by making this healthy easy granola bar recipe. The protein from the nuts, combined with the slow release carbohydrate from the oats helps to balance blood sugar levels. Better still, let your kid’s make this recipe themselves on a weekend ready for the […]
Summer – the time of year us parents get to sit back in the sun with a glass of something chilled in hand and lose ourselves in a good book. Well I, for one, can dream but if you do get some ‘me time’ over the holidays the Marlow Bookshop have compiled their list of not-to-be-missed summer […]
The King’s head in Little Marlow have recently launched a kid’s eat for £1 deal. This deal is available every day between 3pm and 6pm and is available with each paying adult. We went along to try it out. We took the boys along for an early dinner and sat outside in […]
So…. the summer holidays are finally here. You may feel like you’ve just crossed the finish line from the turmoil of school or be anxious of such a long period ahead with no pre-school and over crowded local attractions. Wherever you are at, Christine Lithgow-Smith, local Marlow Mum Coach talks to us about how to have […]
Cool off the kids in this hot weather with this healthy vitamin packed lolly recipe from Marlow nutritionist Sue Bedford. Berries are packed full of antioxidants and vital vitamins including vitamin C and manganese. They are are an excellent source of fibre, help regulate insulin levels, reduce cholesterol, give skin a glow, help protect against cancer […]
Food with a view. How to enjoy an exquisite lunch with kids in MARLOW We tried out lunch on the terrace at Danesfield House Hotel and Spa with our 2 boys. We got more than we bargained for with sunshine, gorgeous views an even an up close helicopter experience! Read about our exciting adventures, see […]
Alexandra Wilson got in touch with MarlowMums.com as she was looking for help finding a venue to sell her Harry’s House Refills. Whilst I couldn’t help her directly with a venue, her business sparked my interest. I wanted to know more about it. We all need to do more for our environment. I asked […]
Looking for a healthy family pudding? Try out this delicious nutrient packed watermelon sorbet Looking for a healthy family pudding? Try out this delicious nutrient packed watermelon sorbet Watermelon is packed full of goodness, is low calorie and just bursting with vitamin C, vitamin A, vitamin E and lycopene. Lycopene is a carotenoid – a powerful antioxidant […]
We’re pretty much camping ‘newbies’ but as the forecast was dry we decided on a spontaneous night away under the stars. One night felt like the perfect balance – our boys could enjoy the great outdoors and we only needed to get through one night of disturbed sleep 🙂 We booked Harry’s Field in the New […]