Days out diary - child friendly and family activities

Family days out Avoncroft building museum Family days out butterfly farm Family days out zoos Family days out Legoland Windosor Family days out Baby Elephant at Twycross Zoo Family days out UK self catering holidays Family days out Magna Science and Technology Centre

28 June to 2 July 2010 is First Aid Awareness Week. The campaign is being run by Dorling Kindersley (publisher of the First Aid Manual) along with the UK's leading First Aid providers - St John Ambulance, St Andrew's First Aid and the British Red Cross.

It's a great opportunity to think about what first aid knowledge and equipment you have in your home or workplace and whether you are prepared should the need arise.

Here are a few things that you could do to help prepare your family in case first aid is required:First Aid kit

  • New to first aid (or more than 3 years since a course)? Sign-up for first aid training.
  • First aid training less than 3 years ago? Consider a refresher course
  • Make sure you have a recent edition of the First Aid Manual (9th edition) and have a read through
  • Try the quiz and games on
  • Give your family and children an awareness of basic First Aid
  • Check your first aid kit is complete and in-date
  • Get a car / holiday first aid kit for when travelling
  • Check for any hazards around the home to reduce the need for first aid
  • Volunteer with St John Ambulance to get real hands on experience

Learning first aid could help save a life! Don't leave it until it's too late!

What are you doing for First Aid Awareness Week?

Let everyone know if you are doing anything for First Aid Awareness Week by leaving a comment below. It could be as simple as buying new plasters for your first aid kit, or you could be involved in a national publicity scheme - I'd be interested in finding out more.