Fun Kids

Keeping Us Warm (Adventures Through Time)

You might take being warm and cozy in your house for granted, but the people of the Black Country definitely didn’t back in the Victorian era!
Most people back then had to rely on fire in their homes to keep warm. With finding the fuel for the fire, s…

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China’s Mars mission and a nationwide beach clean

On this week’s show we’ll be talking about China landing a rover on Mars, a nationwide beach clean and some big football finals. Plus, we’ll have a debate all about ancient monuments.
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Keeping Us Healthy (Adventures Through Time)

Staying healthy is really important, but with all those factories and mines in the Black Country, doing that was easier said than done.
People would get ill and injured a lot back then but not everyone could go to the doctors to get their health probl…

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Keeping Us Fed (Adventures Through Time)

People in the Black Country didn’t just work in the factories all the time, they had to eat too!
Getting a good meal back then was a little different back then, lots of families would get a lot of food themselves. They would grow vegetables on their o…

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Dragon Realm Authors Kevin and Katie Tsang, Ben Garrod and L.D Lapinski!

Scientist and broadcaster Ben Garrod, Strangeworlds Travel Agency author L.D Lapinski gives us a reading from her new book and Dragon Realm authors Kevin and Katie Tsang join Bex this week in the Book Worms Podcast!See omnystudio.com/listener for priva…

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Simon Farnaby talks Wizard in My Shed

Merdyn the Wild is from the Dark Ages. He’s the world’s greatest Warlock (don’t call him a wizard), banished to the 21st century for bad behaviour, and he’s about to create a whole load of trouble for Rose, aged 12.
Rose is a t…

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Queen Victoria Visits The Black Country (Adventures Through Time)

Queen Victoria meant a lot to the people of the Black Country.
Many pubs and houses around the Black Country would have a picture of the Queen hanging in them to honor her.
Usually, if you were expecting to see the queen you would probably have to be…

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Mary Macarthur and the Chain Maker’s Strike (Adventures Through Time)

Mary Macarthur was a pretty amazing woman in the Black Country’s history.
Lots of women workers back then used to be treated very unfairly, they were made to work long hours and for not very much money at all!
It was a hard and horrible life, but the…

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Archery, David Walliams and watermelon soap

In this week’s episode of Activity Quest, Adam’s forest adventure trilogy comes to a close – this time he’s having a go at archery at Forest of Dean Adventure and transforming into his favourite book character, Katniss Everdeen. 
Sean’s got…

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Eid and fans owning football teams

On this week’s show, we’ll be talking about a change in COVID restriction rules, the holy festival of Eid and an exciting British swimmer. Plus, we’ll have a debate all about fans owning their favourite football teams.
Tell us what y…

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