Leigh on Sea News - kids

Vulnerable children have Christmas to remember thanks to kind donations

Over 1,400 vulnerable children had a Christmas present to open on the big day, thanks to the incredible generosity of local residents and businesses.

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Toy Drive: There’s still time to donate

Council elves have been hard at work coordinating and wrapping gifts for the council’s annual Toy Drive to provide some Christmas joy for vulnerable children across Southend.

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Family things to do this Half Term and Halloween

Here at Leigh on sea.com we have put together some things to do in Essex and places to visit with your kids this October...

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Different route for 2020 Toy Drive

With Christmas fast approaching (yes, really), in a year none of us could have anticipated, the council’s annual Toy Drive is set to launch this month to provide some Christmas joy for vulnerable children across Southend.

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A slice of Italy for Little Havens children

Children supported by a local hospice have had a little slice of Italy brought into their homes thanks to technology and the support of a local business.

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Most Popular Baby Names in Southend Released

The Office of National Statistics has recently released the most popular names given to boys and girls in 2019.

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“I can’t wait to see my friends” – campaign reassures parents about going back to school

A campaign to reassure parents about children going back to school in September has been launched by Southend-on-Sea Borough Council.

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Young people to take to the skies in exciting new project

Young people in south Essex are set to take to the skies in a glider as part of an exciting summer activity aimed at increasing engagement in the aviation and aerospace industries.

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Libraries Digital Summer Reading Challenge

The libraries’ annual summer reading challenge is set to go ahead digitally this year as libraries across the town remain open for click and collect services.

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Students at Our Lady of Lourdes take part in Viral Dance

Children and teachers at a local primary school in Leigh-on-Sea took part in a whole school socially distanced dance this week with the video going viral on Facebook.

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Leigh girl donates £4,000 to local children’s hospice after winning art competition

A 10-year-old girl from Leigh is donating £4,000 to Little Havens Hospice after winning in a charity art competition held by her mother’s work place.

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Autism Awareness Week: A parent’s journey

Being a parent can be challenging for anyone, but having a child with special needs adds another layer of stress and anxiety unimaginable until you have experienced it.

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Young ballet dancers required for Cliffs Pavilion production of Giselle

100 young ballet dancers will be required for a professional production of Giselle at the Cliffs Pavilion.

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£2 million invested into Adventure Island for summer 2019

Southend's leisure attraction given £2 million upgrade.

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Thing's to do this half term!

It feels like the kids only just went back to school after Easter and now May half term is already upon us. Do not fear, I have plenty of suggestions to keep your little ones entertained.

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Who's ready for the festival season?

Who's ready for festival season? Grab those welly boots and sunglasses, and festival attire, this year all of the fun is coming to Southend. There are two fun filled family events being held at Garon Park and you’re going to want to come to both. 

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Stop the hunt!

Stop the hunt! I’ve already found lots of egg-cellent things for you to do this Easter with the kids. 

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Mums the word!

Mums the word on 31st March. What have you got planned for the special day? If you’re in need of an outing, then look no further. So many places are doing some fantastic deals to celebrate Mother’s Day.

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We survived... and more importantly, so did they!

Congratulations you survived half term! How lucky were we with all that sunshine? I certainly wasn’t expecting to be coat-free, eating an ice-cream on the beach in February. Now the kids are back I can focus on March. There’s lots happening.

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