December 9, 2010

Duke Of York Square News

September 28, 2010

Halloween Painted Jar Luminaries

If you are thinking on how to celebrate this Halloween with your kids, keep an eye to these funny handicrafts. Your children enjoy with the preps!!!

Have a look to these pictures…

Do you like it? Do you want to get the “How to”?  Then , click on the following link!!!

Love it!!!

July 8, 2010

Summer kids’ handicrafts: sponge ball

And for today NECK & NECK has chosen the most funny kids’ handicraft – play for this summer! It’s about the “sponge ball”!!! Great for a game of tag on a scorching hot day, squishy sponge balls (made from kitchen sponges) are summer’s alternative to snowballs. They also make a family chore like car-washing more fun.

A great idea that we have found on Martha Stewart’s website. Click here to get how to.

June 25, 2010

Crafts for kids: Seashell Koalas!!!

Have a look to this picture!!! Isn’t it adorable and funny?! A Seashell Koalas kid’s craft!


NECK & NECK carries on looking for the most originals ideas and funny crafts for kids. This one we found it out at the Martha Stewart’s website. Click here to see Koala how to.


April 22, 2010

40th anniversary of Earth Day

Today is a special day as its Earth Day 2010. The day is about celebrating the Earth, finding ways of looking after the Earth, and raising awareness of how to protect the environment.

NECK & NECK suggests you: Celebrate the 40th anniversary of Earth Day with your kids. Teach them about how to look after the planet we live on and all kids love coloring in. As they’re enjoying the activity you can talk to them about what they’re coloring and how important it is to be environmentally aware.

Click in the following links to get the templates:



Home tree-house

Planting trees


It’s picnic time

When the weather turns warm and we enjoy breezy afternoons, it’s difficult to resist the allure of eating outdoors.
Are you short of ideas about how to plan the perfect picnic? NECK & NECK suggests you to have a look at the following link

¡It’s full of nice and funny ideas that will help you to maximize your picnic potential!! ENJOY!!

March 25, 2010

Easter for kids in London

Easter just wouldn’t be Easter without an Easter egg hunt. Easter Egg Hunts in London promise family fun and Easter chocolate at venues across the city for Easter 2010.
Happily, lots of London attractions are putting on Easter egg trails and other fun Easter activities for kids. ¡Let’s enjoy!

Easter at Red House
A big Easter Egg Hunt is taking place at Red House in April, with hidden eggs waiting to be found in a specially devised trail. Kids can also take part in egg and spoon races and make Easter bonnets too.

For more information click here

Battersea Park
Battersea Park Children’s Zoo will be the location for a massive Easter hunt in April, with plenty of eggs hidden throughout the site. Visitors can see a range of exotic animals whilst they search for eggs in a unique Easter event.

Read more here

Kenwood House

Go on the search for eggs at a grand Easter event at Kenwood House. Children can collect tasty Easter prizes in a beautiful setting beside Hampstead Heath.

Fore more information click here

Kew Gardens

Kew Gardens opens a new outdoor play area for kids aged 3-11: Treehouse Towers features giant swings, zip wires, scramble nets and slides. A free Easter egg hunt takes place on 4 April, 9.30am to 12.30pm.

Have a look here

For something completely different (and scary) visit The London Dungeon this Easter where the Beaster Bunny will be stalking the dark corridors. Forget cute and fluffy, this bad bunny is six foot tall, foaming at the mouth and will eat anything…or anyone! 2-18 April.


February 11, 2010

Activities For Kids in London

London city provides ample opportunities and choices to spend a wonderful time with your kids and family. The London kids and family events lined up through out the year are just pleasurable, pulling you out from the routine of life and bringing you close to your family. You’ll find our NECK & NECK hints and tips on what to do in London here:


James and the Giant Peach (until Sat. Feb 13)

Here’s a juicy festive treat from the Polka – a reprise of the hit show that last packed the little theatre to the rafters five years ago. It’s time the latest wave of Roald Dahl fans saw this peach of a show, and it’s been buffed up nicely for the occasion. This adaptation is by David Wood, a playwright whose lifelong dedication to children’s theatre is now bearing fruit in the form of a new generation of young playwrights and directors inspired by his work. Wood’s talent as a theatrical magician marries well with Dahl’s subversive, eccentric characterisation, resulting in a busy, technicolour show that’s wholly involving for children – characters, celebrations, songs, even the great inflatable peach itself all extend into the audience to create spikes of high excitement. And talking of spikes, the dispatch of wicked aunts Sponge and Spiker is a joy to behold. The six-strong cast constitute a witty and wise bunch on their incredible transatlantic adventure. James Daly, diminutive in his schoolboy shorts, blossoms sweetly from quietly sobbing orphan to cartwheeling captain of the creepy crawly crew, and Dennis Yankson’s gloomy worm’s eye view of proceedings is hilarious. With Dahl’s occasional leaps into rhyme set to music by Olly Fox, this production for children aged six to 11 has a joyful, exuberance far more suited to the party season than some overwrought celebrity-sprinkled panto

Polka Theatre details

Polka Theatre, 240 The Broadway, London, SW19 1SB
Transport: South Wimbledon
Telephone: 020 8543 4888

Dr Seuss’s The Cat in the Hat (Until Sat Mar 13 )

This 45-minute production, which transfers from the National Theatre, is an adaptation of Dr Seuss’s much-loved book about a mischievous cat whose instantly recognisable style involves a tall red-and-white-striped hat and a natty bow tie. It is directed by Katie Mitchell. Age 3-6.

Young Vic details

Young Vic,66 The Cut, SE1 8LZ
Transport Southwark/Waterloo
Telephone: 020 7922 2922
Mon-Sat 10.30am & 1.30pm
£10 (£12 if not accompanied by a child), under-18s £8


February 9, 2010

How to have fun with your kids on little money

The weekends are time the whole family can spend together, but everything is so expensive and there just doesn’t seem to be any money left over after the necessities are paid.
Finding less expensive outings may take more effort, expending more creativity and planning, but in the end, those efforts will most likely pay off by providing true quality outings with less money out of your pocket.

Here you will find some NECK & NECK tips!


If you can’t afford to spend any money, don’t! There are plenty of free activities in every community, every weekend and many week days. If you do have a little money to spend, your choices are virtually unlimited. Let your kids know that you will not be buying drinks, sweets or paying for extras. Involve them in the planning! You will be surprised how frugal children can be, when their input is requested.


Make a detailed list of all the things your kids are interested in. No interest is too small! If you have a child who loves the wheels on a little car, put that down on your list. Does you child like to watch you put on make-up? These are the basis for fantastic outings.


January 22, 2010

Have fun with your kids!!

Wet and cold weather it made for a weekend spent mostly inside, so you, parents, are forced to be creative to keep your boys entertained! Here are more NECK & NECK ideas for all of you!


Homemade Puppets
Old socks, mittens,and lunch bags make interesting hand puppets.
Children love to talk through puppets. This gives them the chance to create their own characters. Use markers to make eyes and noses and yarn for hair. The children can even add clothes, a hat, teeth, or ears.

Make a Newspaper

What you need:
several sheets of paper
safety scissors
construction paper & glue

What you do:
A child can make her own newspaper by drawing or dutting out pictures of events or writing a simple story. The child can mail the newspaper to relatives or friends.

Old hats, shirts, shoes, ribbons, junk jewelry, and other old clothing will occupy a child for hours. Let each child pick out his own costume.

Let’s Play

Preschool children like to play with blocks, trucks, and cars. Often they will make roads for their trucks and cars. Sometimes schools, homes, zoos, and parks appear along the road. Although children may not understand the concept of a map, this is a good time to begin to explain that a map helps people get from one place to another.Maps are all sizes and shapes. They explain a small community, a nation, or the world.
Don’t expect a three- or four-year-old to understand all these concepts, but it’s an introduction to their learning about how to get around the neighborhood and community. Older children may be familiar with the concept of a map. They may want you to explain more and explore more themselves. They may want to go to the library to get a book, like a children’s atlas, and begin activities using it.

Enjoy your weekend!!

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