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tangy tomato pasta sauce

Tangy Tomato Pasta Sauce

This quick and easy tangy tomato pasta sauce is a twist on a family favourite and needs very few ingredients.

berry compote

Berry Compote

Great on top of breakfast pancakes and porridge or with natural yogurt for dessert, try this easy fruit compote.

lemon chicken Indian spiced potatoes

One tray lemon chicken and Indian spiced potatoes

This dish is a simple mid week meal as it only uses one saucepan, a large glass bowl and a large oven tray so the washing up is kept to a minimum.


Cooking Together

Cooking together with your children gives you the opportunity to teach children (and ourselves!) about food and how to cook. It is also a lot of fun and a great way to spend time as a family.

Ronan and Kyle helping hang out the tagliatelle

Food Literacy

Food literacy is understanding how our food choices impact our health and the environment. We believe making children food literate is an essential part of their education.

how much sugar children

Reducing Sugar

Over 20% of children and teenagers are obese. The leading cause of this is consumption of too much sugar. Our aim is to help address this through education of parents and children.

Everything in Moderation

Teaching children food literacy


Saucepan Kids is all about teaching children about food – what to eat and how to cook it. We want our children to be healthy and be able to make the right food choices when they leave home. It’s not all about low fat, no sugar, everything must be healthy, it’s about understanding what’s good for you and what to have in moderation.

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A big splash at Aquafan water park

A big splash at Aquafan water park

An hour’s drive from our Halldis base in Marina di Ravenna is the popular water park Aquafan. Just a few miles from the tourist resort Rimini along the Adriatic coast in the province of Emilia-Romagna, Aquafan is one of Europe’s largest water parks and had been highly recommended to us as a great day out for […]

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  23rd July 2016   No comments
Mirabilandia – Italy’s Largest Theme Park (Review)

Mirabilandia – Italy’s Largest Theme Park (Review)

Located in Stavio in Emilia-Romagna on the east coast of Italy, people come from as far afield as Venice to visit Mirabilandia. However, we only had to travel 20 minutes (20km) from our Halldis apartment in Marina di Ravenna. At 30 hectares, with an additional 10 hectare ‘Mirabeach’ water park, Mirabilandia is Italy’s largest theme park. We were […]

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  20th July 2016   No comments
Visiting Marina di Ravenna with kids

Visiting Marina di Ravenna with kids

On the east coast of Italy, by the Adriatic sea, in the region of Emila-Romagna, is the seaside resort of Marina di Ravenna. Close to the picturesque town of Ravenna, Marina di Ravenna is a very popular holiday destination for Italians. We noticed that not everyone speaks English which I like as I feel that you’re […]

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  17th July 2016   No comments

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