The National Trust has recruited youngsters to sit on its new 'Kids' Council'. It will advise on how the charity can broaden its appeal.
The National Trust has launched a new campaign to encourage sofa-bound children to take up outdoor activities.
National Trust venues across the region are opening their doors for free as part of its campaign, 50 things to do before you're 11¾ which aims to encourage children to enjoy outdoor pursuits.
The Trust has published a list of 50 things to do before you're 12, including building a den, skimming a stone, making a mud pie and flying a kite.
Venues across the region will have free entry on April 21 and April 22.
Older people in the East are increasingly having to fulfil the role of carers as some parents struggle to bring up families.
Over a third of grandparents in our region are providing unpaid childcare for their grandchildren.