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The Ultimate Hideout

Is there anything more exciting than a den?!


When it comes to imaginative play, the den is king. Whether it’s a cardboard box or a cotton teepee; a canvas amid the trees or a duvet draped over two chairs, the opportunities for storytelling are endless. Ready-made or home-made, there’s always the chance to get creative with a string of fairylights or a fluttering of flags.

Fill it with cushions and snugglies to create a cosy zone; stock it with snacks and books for some quiet time, or line up the toy soldiers and dinosaurs and prepare for a monster stakeout. Outdoors or in, let the hunkering down commence.

Visit our feature on Save The Children’s Den Day to see how your child’s den can help change lives

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The last of our Christmas gift guides! And there's something extra special about Christmas when there's a baby in the family, even if they don't know quite what's going on (and, let's face it, you're so tired, neither do you...). Here's our gorgeous selection of gifts, featuring small and unique Brands We Love so you can support the independents as much as we do.

Festive gift inspo for the little lords in your life. Whatever they're into, we think we've found something to bring a smile to their face this Christmas morning. Focusing on classic, quality gifts that will inspire curiosity and encourage creativity, these should keep them busy beyond Boxing Day.

Festive gift inspo for the little ladies

We love to review toys for Busy Bird - but sometimes the best review is just watching a child open the toy and play with it, that way you get their honest reaction. And this is just what happened when we were asked to be part of an 'unboxing' for recently. Let's just say Wet Head is no fun when it's Mummy's head getting wet...