Pancake Day in the UK is also known as Shrove Tuesday, and is celebrated as Carnival and Mardi Graselsewhere in the world. Next enjoyed on 12th February 2013, it was traditionally a day of fun and feasting before the fasting required during 40 days of Lent.
Pancake Day isn't just a day for eating pancakes! We've got lots of ideas for activities and games - some for learning and some just for fun - to enjoy with the children.
Kids and adults enjoying some pancake races in Dorset: