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Take time this Christmas

Open up a door each day on our activity calendar for lots of free and helpful information on dealing with stress, support, care, exciting activities and fantastic prizes. Visit fifedirect.org.uk/families

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It’s Day 1!

Take Time For You this Christmas with Inspired Salons

We are offering a fantastic prize to help 4 people unwind and relax with a £25 gift voucher from the Inspired Salon at Fife College, Dunfermline.

To enter, go to our facebook page, like and share the status and comment ‘inspired’. We’ll randomly pick four winners on Thursday 8th December.

23 days to go

On the second day of Christmas Fife Sports and Leisure Trust gave to me

The chance to win TEN FREE activity passes.

To be in with a chance of winning, simply visit our facebook page, like and share the status and write 'Take Time To Be Active' and we will select and announce a winner at random on Friday 9th December.

22 days to go

Take Time to Play

Boredom Busters is a FREE brand new, fun app for 8-12 year olds, designed to get children actively playing more in a variety of different ways. This fun filled app will give you ideas on ways to play and you can contribute your ideas too! You can even make your own films and share them on our YouTube channel.

21 days to go

Ohhhh Yes We Are…

Giving you the chance to win four pantomime tickets to Mother Goose at the Alhambra which runs from December 9th-29th.

To win, go to our facebook page, like and share our status and comment 'Mother Goose' to be in with a chance of winning. We will announce the winner on Wednesday 7th December.

20 days to go

Take Time To Explore

The Kingdom has Scotland’s highest number of national attractions, meaning parents will never be stuck for something to do.

Why not visit www.welcometofife.com for a list of exciting activities, events and places to see and visit in Fife this winter.

19 days to go

Here to Help

Fife has a number of fantastic organisations all across the Kingdom, who all offer an incredible amount of help and support to individuals and families.

The time of year can be especially difficult and organisations such as; Home Start, Fife Gingerbread and The Cottage Family Centre are tremendous sources of help.

18 days to go

Take Time for Grill48

We are offering a great prize for two people to win a meal up to the value of £50 at the fantastic Grill 48 in Dunfermline.

To enter, please go to our facebook page, like and share the status and comment 'Grill48'. We’ll randomly pick a winner on Tuesday 13th December.

17 days to go

Take Time for RockstArt

We are delighted to offer you the opportunity to win a stunning hand-drawn portrait up to the value of £50, from one of Fife’s rising artistic stars. RockstArt specialises in realistic portraiture work based around celebrity themes, as well as commissioned pieces for family and friends of their loved ones.

To be in with a chance of winning please visit our facebook page, like and share this status and comment 'RockstArt'. Winner will be randomly selected on Monday 12th December.

16 days to go

Take Time to Eat Well Together

Macauley’s Fruit and Veg Merchant in Burntisland was the 2016 winner of the Central Scotland Fresh Produce Provider of the Year at the Scottish Independent Retail Awards.

They provide fresh daily deliveries from farms and Scotland’s award winning major fresh produce market. Local deliveries and fruit baskets are available. If you’re looking for a selection of fantastic fruit and veg in Fife then look no further than Macauley’s.

15 days to go

Take Time to be Active

Fife Sports and Leisure Trust is giving away TEN FREE Swimming Passes to one very lucky winner.

To be in with a chance of winning please visit our facebook page, like and share this status and comment 'Take Time To Be Active'. Winner will be randomly selected on Wednesday 14th December.

14 days to go

Take Time for the Cinema

You can be in with a chance of winning a pair of Odeon cinema tickets today!

To win, go to our facebook page, like and share the status and comment with the name of your favourite film and we will randomly pick a winner on Thursday 15th December.

13 days to go

The Mood Café

Christmas can be an extremely stressful time of year. For helpful advice on how to cope with stress, please visit the mood café.

12 days to go

A word from Provost of Fife, Jim Leishman

“I love the community spirit at this time of year, which you can feel all across Fife. It always makes me feel proud to be part of the Kingdom. I would like to wish all families a fantastic and safe Christmas and New Year.”

11 days to go

Take Time For Asda

We are offering £50 of Asda vouchers to one lucky person.

To be in with a chance of winning, go to our facebook page, like and share the status and comment 'Asda' we will randomly pick a winner on Friday 16th December.

10 days to go

Take Time To Explore

It may be cold but why not wrap up warm and explore Fife’s ten mountain bike trails, with breath-taking scenery and beautiful parklands and forestry. Or for something more relaxing you can visit Scotland’s Number One outdoor destination St Andrews and bag a selfie at the world famous Swilken Bridge on the Old Course. www.welcometofife.com

9 days to go

Take Time for a Story

We are giving away a wonderful selection of children’s books for you to read to your little ones during the cold winter nights.

To be in with a chance of winning, please visit our facebook page, like and share this status and comment with your favourite book. We will announce the winner on Monday 19th December.

8 days to go

Take Time for Scampers

Scampers is Dunfermline’s only purpose built soft play centre, open daily 0930 - 1730. They are a new family business bringing a much desired play facility and social hub to Dunfermline and the surrounding area. Please call 01383 732477 for more information or to book your space or visit www.scamperssoftplay.com

7 days to go

Take Time for Loch Leven Larder

Are you looking for a place to take the family this winter, then look no further than the wonderful Loch Leven Larder.

The award-winning family-run farm, restaurant, deli and retail shop focuses on the freshest local & seasonal produce. Visit www.lochlevenslarder.com for more information.

6 days to go

Take Time for Culross

Culross is one of our favourite places in Fife to explore.

The Royal Burgh of Culross is a unique survival, a town that time has passed by. It is the most complete example in Scotland today of a Burgh of the 17th and 18th centuries. The Town House was built in 1626 and was the administrative centre of Culross with a tollbooth and witches' prison. The old buildings and cobbled streets create a fascinating time warp for visitors.

5 days to go

Take Time to ask for help

Fife Gingerbread can enhance parents’ personal skills, confidence, coping strategies, resilience and employability.

4 days to go

Take Time for Morrisons

We are linking up with Morrisons to offer you the chance to win a £50 voucher.

To be in with a chance of winning, go to our facebook page, like and share the status and comment 'Morrisons' and we will randomly pick a winner on 22nd December.

3 days to go

Take Time For You

Take a break and relax at any Costa coffee café in Fife. Take some time for you and a hot cup of coffee in relaxing surroundings.

We are giving away a £10 Costa Coffee card and all you have to do to enter is visit our facebook page, like and share our status and write 'Costa' in the comments section. We will select a winner at random on Friday 23rd December.

2 days to go

Take Time for a Story

For children it is fast approaching the most exciting time of year for them and encouraging them to sleep may be difficult.

We all know how busy this period can be, but if you can spare 15 minutes, why need not get your children all cosied up and ready for bed and relax with a nice story.

There is some fantastic advice on reading to your child on our Fife Families website and the wonderful benefits it brings.

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