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London’s Paddington Trail Raises Over $1.4 million for Charity

Jan 30, 2015
The Paddington Trail, sponsored by Barclaycard. STUDIOCANAL, VisitLondon.com and the National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children (NSPCC) have revealed that the public art installation created to mark the release of PADDINGTON in cinemas has raised over $1.4 million for the NSPCC’s ChildLine service

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Winter is a great time for a family visit to a zoo or aquarium


Children’s Zoo at Saint Louis Zoo
The human kiddos laugh and giggle at the antics of the animals all day at the St. Louis Zoo. It’s one of three major free zoos left in the country along with the National Zoo in Washington, D.C., and the Lincoln Park Zoo in Chicago. more
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Fun off the slopes: learning to build a snow sculpture in the mountains


Ziplining at Big Sky Resort Montana
Mountain resorts across the country offer an ever-growing array of off-the-slopes activities where the kids — and you — can get inspired to build your own sculpture either at home or near where you are vacationing in mountain country more
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Teaching the kids about civil rights at our national monuments


Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial
If you want to expand on what the kids are learning in school, then head to a national park. That’s right. There are many national historic sites that figured into the fight against slavery and the civil rights movement and are ideal for out-of-the-classroom learning opportunities, especially when so many are offering special activities this month. more
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In Northern Italy, a little-known gem of history and culture: Mantua


Pasta machine at work in Grazie Italy
You won’t find that many tourists here, but you will find the quintessential Italian experience — restaurants spilling out onto cobblestoned piazzas, locals starting their morning with a cafe, the weekly market that takes over the entire Piazza Sordello more
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Kid tips for hitting the slopes for Learn to Ski and Snowboard Month


Elk Camp Meadows, Snowmass
If you are a newbie, there is no better time than January, the nationally designated Learn to Ski and Snowboard Month to hit the Colorado slopes. more
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To Jumby Bay, Antigua: A unique all-inclusive resort in the


Tubing at Jumby Bay
Many families have a special vacation spot — a snow sports resort, a lake where the kids caught their first fish, a beach where they build giant sand castles. Jumby Bay is one of them. more
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Soaking up the family holiday spirit at a theme park


Holiday Snow Days at LEGOLAND, California
Across the country, theme parks are adding new and bigger holiday attractions every year, enticing more and more families to come through the gates, glad to forsake holiday shopping and cooking for a few hours, even though it can be a costly afternoon or evening. more
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Mixing American history with holiday fun in Valley Forge and Philadelphia


Reenactment of Valley Forge encampment
Every Dec. 19, an annual event commemorates the arrival of the rag-tag Continental Army to Valley Forge PA, and its determination to persevere against hardship to become the first American Army. more
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Kids rule at London’s newly expanded Imperial War Museum


A young reporter at London’s Imperial War Museum, learns about wartime spies
Follow the local kids. That’s a good plan when you are exploring a new city with your gang. That’s what we did recently at the newly expanded Imperial War Museum in London, which was teeming with enthusiastic British families. more
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A lot of WOW moments on Royal Caribbean’s new Quantum of the Seas


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Royal Carribbean's new Quantum of the Seas is the first in a new class of cruise ships that the company says it going to up the number of WOW moments on every family's vacation. more
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