An alternative parent/kid website and zine for the generation who have grown older but not up. The kind who are more likely to be found down the skate park with their kids than teaching them table manners. For the parents who thought they’d never be parents and the kids who think mum and dad are cool (well, kind of).
Out To Play

Out To Play

Leeds based artist/illustrator Anna Roberts works under the moniker Out To Play. She illustrates book covers and for mags like Dazed and Confused and The Independent magazine, as well as exhibiting her own work. But it was her nostalgic illustrations of her three children that really caught our eye. Her...
Rolling With The Boys

Rolling With The Boys

A few weeks ago we went down to Cuckfield in West Sussex to hang with brothers Blue 11, Noah 8 and Frasier 5 and their dad Christian. After a session on the trampoline they took us to their local skate park which Christian (who presented 90’s Channel 5 show RAD) made...
All In A Day's Work

All In A Day’s Work

Our first fashion shoot! Photographed by the hugely talented Diane Sagnier, styled by The Small Folk editor, Poppy, and modelled by Elwood and Lilah. Who said never work with children or animals? We had a ball. Yeah ok, the tiger wasn’t real, but we danced to the Jungle Book soundtrack...
Old Fashioned Fun

Old Fashioned Fun

What with all this modern technology we have (iPhone apples, Wii machines, Sting-rays), it transpires that kids these days don’t know how to play good old fashioned playground games like Hopscotch. Or communicate with their parents face to face (can’t I just text you mum?). Thankfully, this alarming finding is...
The Awesome Road Trip

The Awesome Road Trip

In October 2010, photographer Natalie Mayer, her partner David and their 2 year old son Fred hopped into their converted VW T5 bound for Morocco, Spain and Portugal for a seven week road trip. She documented the trip on her camera, here is her photo-story. “I’m Natalie, photographer, and mum...
The Best Places To Take Kids Mountain Biking

The Best Places To Take Kids Mountain Biking

With so many amazing places to go mountain biking in the UK, it’s a bit of a minefield knowing which ones are suitable for kids. And what if you’ve got kids of different ages and abilities? Fret not, we’ve dialed up our experts in the MTB field, all parents themselves,...
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Worn Again

Worn Again

Here is Kate of Tootsa MacGinty‘s sister and daughter wearing the same Clothkits hat 30 years apart. Kate says “This gorgeous Clothkits hat has just been handed down yet again. It was my little sister’s hat (my 2 year old’s auntie) and she wore it during the late 1980′s. My nephew (her son) has worn...
Playmobil Goes Surfing

Playmobil Goes Surfing

The folks at Cooler sent us the link to this completely awesome music video featuring Playmobil people surfing. It’s a stroke of lo-fi genius. The song is  ‘Perfect Holiday’ by Smile and you can download more their music here.  
Granny Knits

Granny Knits

If your kids are lucky enough to have a granny who knits, then you’ll probably have a nice little collection of one-off, lovingly handcrafted, possibly personalised jumpers, cardis, tanks, hats, blankets… The beauty of it is you’re not going to see any other child in the playground wearing the same thing, and there’s something delightful...
Silly About Sun-San

Silly About Sun-San

Slightly late to the party, we recently discovered Sun-San sandals, the water resistant leather sandals that have been a cult classic in America since 1940. They reached UK shores last summer and are quite frankly the coolest sandals we’ve seen. They look like classic leather sandals, but there’s a twist: the leather is coated with...
Pimp My T

Pimp My T

This super-cool selection of iron-on transfers by Sukie lets you easily turn any T-shirt, jersey dress or tote bag into your own customised piece of art. The book contains 30 sheets of iron on transfers with over 80 unique designs including animals, letters, and random shapes and patterns. Chronicle Books £10.99 from Lazy Oaf P.S....
Get Personal

Get Personal

It may be a massive generalisation, but personalised things tend to be a bit, well, naff. Don’t they? And when it comes to new baby and wedding gifts you’re definitely in dodgy territory. Pink, blue, teddies, wedding bells, hearts…excuse me while I’ll do a little vom. Maybe that’s what made discovering Molly-Meg‘s personalised screen-prints even...
East London Comics & Arts Festival

East London Comics & Arts Festival

Get down to The Village Underground in London’s Shoreditch on 17th June for the first East London Comics and Arts Festival (ELCAF). The program is rammed with exciting events for all ages – we’re particularly excited about Anorak Magazine’s ‘The Happy Sports Village Drawing Marathon’ which is a free illustration workshop (10am-12pm) where the whole...
Worn Again

Worn Again

As our first ‘Worn Again’ was so popular, we’ve decided to make it a regular feature. Kimberley of Mini Magpie sent in these amazing photos of her son Odin and her husband Jørn wearing the same jumpsuit 30 or so years apart. Here’s what she said: “Jørn’s mum, Gretha, made this zip up jump suit...
6 of the best...Sandals

6 of the best…Sandals

Sandals, jandals, Hawaii chappal…call them what you like, it’s time to get those little feet out, summer is here! Birkenstock Black Sumatra Minnie Sandals with removable strap £54 alexandalexa.com   Sun San Sandals Surfer £35 millymog.com   Bisgaard Classic Leather Sandals £65 kidsen.co.uk   Livie & Luca Celestina Sandal £34.99 littlestomper.co.uk Havainas Disney Stylish Flip...
Great Expectations

Great Expectations

If you like Zoe Williams’ column in the Guardian then you’ll love her new anti-parenting book What Not To Expect When You’re Expecting. Witty and wry (natch), it’s not exactly a manual for bringing up a child, more a hilarious romp through Williams’ first (unplanned) pregnancy, childbirth, the baby and toddler years, then second (unplanned)...
Anorak Sports Issue

Anorak Sports Issue

The new issue of one of our favourite mags, Anorak ‘The happy mag for kids’, has just been released and this issue is dedicated to sports. Grab a copy here and get inspired to try new sports and join their band of merry friends in their Happy Sports Village for much fun and some colouring...
Hit The Deck

Hit The Deck

21st June is Go Skateboarding Day, the ‘official’ holiday of skateboarding when skateboarders around the world are encouraged to drop everything (including school and work) and go, yes you guessed it, skateboarding. It falls on a Thursday this year, which definitely means bunking off school. The website is a tad outdated and US-centric, but check...