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LOCAL CAFÉ HELPING TO KEEP KIDS OCCUPIED DURING LOCKDOWN


February 8, 2021 Facebook Twitter LinkedIn Google+ Local Cotswold News



Cotswolds based bakery and tearooms, Huffkins, has launched a new initiative to help keep children entertained at home during lockdown. #HuffkinsAtHome offers a range of free printable activity sheets aimed at children aged 3-11 years.

For younger children, including those of pre-school age, a range of colouring-in and spot the difference sheets are available. Each colouring-in sheet also includes additional activities of varying difficulty and effort, such as spelling, writing and maths tasks, suitable for primary school aged children.

Adventure Trail sheets are also available, to make daily outdoor exercise more fun. Children are encouraged to look out for things on the ‘map’ on their local walks and tick off what they see.

In keeping with what this Cotswolds brand is known for, Huffkins has also shared recipes for their tasty Rocky Road and Triple Chocolate Brownies. Suitable for older children to complete with minimal supervision, or as a fun ‘messy play’ activity for younger children with a responsible adult. The recipes have been simplified for home baking and allow children to choose their favourite ‘star ingredients’. Huffkins have confirmed that more recipes will be added soon.

Josh Taee, Managing Director of Huffkins, said: “Lockdown is tough on everyone, but we know it’s extremely difficult right now for parents, who are juggling home-schooling with working from home or day to day chores. #HuffkinsAtHome has been created to try and ease some of that burden. The simple activity sheets can be easily printed at home and should help to keep the kids occupied for an hour or two each day.”

Huffkins is an award winning brand with bakery and tearooms locations throughout the Cotswolds. Due to the current national lockdown restrictions, they are able to offer takeaway service but cannot welcome dine-in trade as normal. The brand also offers a range of bakery goods and luxury gifts online, but this has been temporarily halted, due to severe flood damage caused to their main bakery and distribution centre over the festive season.

Taee continues: “The flood was awful timing for us given that we’ve also had to limit our tea room service due to lockdown. But we’ve always been inspired by the amazing community spirit in the Cotswolds. So while things are a little quieter for us, we decided to use our time to help people and give something back. #HuffkinsAtHome is just one of the ways we’re doing that. If the activity sheets and recipes prove popular, we’ll continue to launch new ones every week until kids can safely go back to school.”

For further information, please visit www.huffkins.com/huffkins-at-home or see their Instagram page www.instagram.com/huffkinscotswolds

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