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The simplest way to count creatures that don’t keep still – like the fish in the Horniman Aquarium’s coral reef tank – is to add some feed to the tank to encourage shyer species out into the open, snap a pic and then count the fish in the photo (image courtesy Horniman Museum & Gardens)

IN PICTURES: THE HORNIMAN MUSEUM’S ANNUAL ANIMAL STOCKTAKE

The annual stocktake of animals at the Horniman Museum & Gardens in Forest Hill, south London, isn’t quite as simple as 1,2,3

Why the nativity play is still going strong

WHY THE TRADITIONAL NATIVITY PLAY IS STILL GOING STRONG

Most of us have fond memories of our first performances on the stage in the nativity play. But with times changing so rapidly, why is the traditional nativity play still going strong?

Natural History Museum ice rink 2016

9 WAYS TO KEEP THE KIDS ENTERTAINED DURING TWIXTMAS

Twixtmas? What’s that? It’s that time of year betwixt Christmas and New Year when you’re bored and you don’t know what to do with yourself. The Resident has teamed up with KidRated to put together the top nine things to do with kids during Twixtmas

Where to watch the fireworks on Bonfire Night in London 2016

WHERE TO WATCH THE FIREWORKS IN LONDON

Wondering where to watch the fireworks this Bonfire Night 2016? The Resident rounds up the best fireworks displays in honor of Guy Fawkes in London this November…

Kids will love the Thames Rocket experience

KIDRATED’S TOP 10 OCTOBER HALF TERM FAMILY ACTIVITIES

Looking for ways to keep the kids entertained this October half term? The Resident has teamed up with KidRated – a website where activities are ALL reviewed by children using – to bring you some of the most entertaining ways to spend some quality family time together…

Impulse, Leicester Square

THINGS TO DO IN LONDON DURING OCTOBER HALF TERM

Many of the half term activities in London come with a spooky twist this October. From a ghost ship to a petrifying zoo, The Resident picks out some great half term activities

Mark Hearn

MARK HEARN’S NEW BOOK, HELP I’M A FATHER!

Mark Hearn, author of the popular blog Help… I’m a Father, has turned his online musings into a book offering practical help on fatherhood

The spectacular Beachy Head

5 AUTUMN WALKS JUST A DAY TRIP FROM LONDON

There’s nothing better than donning a bobble hat and enjoying an autumnal walk in Britain’s green and pleasant lands, but where to head? Hop in the car or on a train and head for one of these five glorious autumn walks, all just an hour or so from London…

SUMMER HOLIDAYS 2016: THINGS TO DO IN LONDON

Six weeks of summer holidays is a long time to have the kids at home! Luckily, The Resident has plenty of fun family activities to make the summer fly by, from tree top adventures to dinosaurs, promenade theatre, gaming and even skiing in the heart of London

GET A GOLDEN TICKET TO WIMBLEDON GUILD VILLAGE FAIR

Foodies, families, music fans and shopaholics rejoice – The Wimbledon Guild Village Fair returns to Wimbledon Common on Saturday 18 June 2016. Last year, 35,000 visitors soaked up the atmosphere and this year is set to be bigger and better

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