July 12, 2008

Dad’s Website a Family Friend

A YOUNG father has launched his own website for children's activities, after getting frustrated at not being able to find anything to do with his son one afternoon.

Nick Boddington, who spent fruitless hours online searching for somewhere to take eight-year-old Joshua, has gone live this month with www.mummyimbored.co.uk The national site has already won the support of major local children's attractions, includingThink Tank, Funky Monkeys and Hatton Farm Village, as well as national organisations such as Character Toys, Barefoot Books, English Heritage and the National Trust.

Mr Boddington, a former pupil of Myton School in Warwick, whose company is based in Leamington, said the site would offer a rich resource for parents, particularly in finding little-known attractions, as well as offering discounts with bigger names.

The site covers a range of activities for children from toddlers to mid-teens and is tailored to each of the 66 counties, which means parents can find what's on locally and it will benefit anyone on a UK family holiday.

The site has signed a deal with cottages4you, the holiday cottage booking site, and will allow you to book cottages online and receive a five per cent discount.

"Last summer, I was looking to entertain Joshua for the day and Googled activities for kids: I was surprised to find very little resources available," he said.

"When you have young children at home all day, or older children on holidays for up to seven weeks at a time, you need all the help you can get."

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