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6 Travel Essentials for Family Getaways

When you’ve endured the daily grind for months, you deserve some precious time away with the family. Protecting your little ones when they’re having the time of their lives is part and parcel of the journey, so it pays to come well prepared.

Whether you are enjoying a stay-cation or venturing abroad, it’s essential that you take away the right travel gizmos. Take a look at our pick of the best, here!

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Best Family-Friendly Festivals You Can Still Visit This Summer

If you wish you could switch your favourite UK festivals to “Parental Guidance” mode, then we know exactly what you need.

As the summer holidays near ever closer, it can be difficult to think of fresh ideas to get the whole gang involved. Thankfully, there are oodles of family-friendly festivals to enjoy during July and August.

Set the bar high this summer when you visit one of the UK’s best family-friendly festivals. Here is our pick of the best.
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Fun Things to do on a Budget

When funds get low, finding something to do that’s both fun and inexpensive can be a tough ask. But this needn’t be the case.

The UK is brimming with new experiences for the whole family to enjoy, and best of all, they’re cheap! From relaxing days out at the theatre, to treasure hunting in the great British countryside, there are plenty of low cost – and free – activities right on your doorstep.

Looking for something cheap and cheerful to do this weekend? We’ve picked our favourite things to do on a budget.
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Bingo around the World

It’s easy to imagine that bingo has been around for more than a few decades. In fact, different variations of the much-loved game have been played for nearly five hundred years!

Invented in Italy during the 16th century, bingo has grown to become a world-wide phenomenon that’s played in many different formats.

Here’s a run-down of how the game has evolved across the world.
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Famous bingo clips you may have forgotten

If you thought bingo was a small-time hobby, then you thought wrong! Bingo is featured in some of the greatest films and TV shows. From rom-coms to thrillers, the humble bingo hall has been graced by some of our most beloved characters.

Do any bingo scenes immediately spring to mind? If not, we’ve pulled together some great bingo clips to jog your memory…
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20 Amazing Spring Cleaning Hacks You Need To Know

It’s that time of the year again: the big spring clean. Cupboards are cleaned out, old items discarded, and everything is given a good old scrub. But with so much to do, where do you start?

We’ve made it easy for you with our 20 amazing spring cleaning hacks. The best bit? No expensive cleaners in sight! Get started with your spring clean using just a few household items.
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How Do You Like Your Cuppa? | Mecca Brew

National Tea day is upon us, which means it’s time to talk about the nation’s favourite drink – tea!

Here at Mecca Bingo we love a good brew, but only if it’s made the ‘proper’ way! What’s your idea of the ultimate cuppa? Do you pour the milk in first before the water? Do you dream about a golden Builder’s Brew, or do you prefer yours on the milky side?
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5 Ways To Celebrate International Women’s Day

On 8th March, International Women’s Day is set to take place. The campaign this year is #BeBoldForChange, which resonates with so many for so many reasons; one being that the World Economic Forum recently predicted that the gender gap won’t close entirely until 2186 – that’s a whopping 169 years away!

Will you #BeBoldForChange on International Women’s Day 2017? Here are five ways you can do your part.

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Take Our ‘Which Emoji Are You?’ Quiz

We all have a preferred emoji, but does yours really represent who you are? Maybe you’re more cocktail than crystal ball, or more screaming face than sunglasses. Take our quiz and find out which emoji you really are.

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