Family & kids

Enjoy the summer holidays with family desserts, fun activities for the kids, easy pasta recipes and advice on healthy eating.
Summer family desserts

Summer family desserts

Inspired to get baking? Discover our recipes for summer puddings, bursting with fruit and flavour.
Top lunchboxes for kids

Top lunchboxes for kids

Find the best lunchbox for September with our independent review.
Best smoothies for kids

Best smoothies for kids

Whizz up a tasty treat for the children and boost their vitamin intake, too.
Family pasta recipes

Family pasta recipes

Always a crowd-pleaser – try our top five pasta recipes for an easy midweek meal.
Healthy eating: what young children need

Healthy eating: what young children need

Look after your little ones with our expert guide on nutrition for under-fives.

Top 5 summer holiday activities

Homemade bubble mixture with bubble wands and paperclips Guide

How to make bubble mixture

How to make salt dough Guide

How to make salt dough

You can make simple salt dough from everyday ingredients in your kitchen...
How to host a sports day Guide

How to host a sports day

Planning a nostalgic school-style sports day or throwing a mini Olympic party?...
Playdough Guide

Playdough recipe

Did you know you can make playdough in next to no time from everyday...
Edible slime without borax Guide

How to make slime without borax

Our homemade edible slime recipe is easily made from everyday kitchen...

Top 5 cookie recipes for kids

Mango crunch cookies Recipe

Mango crunch cookies


(5 ratings)

Chocolate chip cookies on a plate with a small glass bottle of milk Recipe

Vintage chocolate chip cookies


(412 ratings)

An easy chocolate chip cookie recipe for soft biscuits with a squidgy middle...
Chocolate & hazelnut thumbprint cookies Recipe

Chocolate & hazelnut thumbprint cookies


(12 ratings)

The food processor does most of the work in this cookie recipe, but younger...
Oaty energy cookies Recipe

Oaty energy cookies


(8 ratings)

Get your children in the kitchen to bake a batch of these simple biscuits from...
Shaped biscuits on a baking tray Recipe

Basic biscuit dough


(137 ratings)

This simple recipe for cookie dough can be adapted to suit your tastes-...
Swap roast potatoes for sweet potato wedges or a carrot & sweet potato mash to up your veg intake. As an added bonus, sweet potatoes are a great source of beta-carotene for a healthy immune system.
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