LOCKDOWN has been tough on many families, and while managing a couple of kids can be stressful, parents of Britain’s biggest family have 22 look after.
Sue, 45, and Noel Radford, 50, have been sprucing up their 10-bedroom former care home in Morecombe, Lancashire,
Last year, Sue showed off her impressive garden transformation and revealed it had a bar, hot tub and outdoor cinema, which were new additions for the first national lockdown.
And while that alone is surely enough to keep the kids entertained at home, Sue recently revealed her newest purchase on Instagram – a treadmill.
The mum-of-22 said it will help keep the kids active during lockdown since there’s not much else we can do.
Yesterday evening, Josh, Ellie and Aimie took turns on the fitness machine in a bid to get some exercise.
Sue revealed the new treadmill on Instagram yesterdayCredit: theradfordfamily/Instagram
Nine of the kids have been homeschooling during lockdown
Parents Sue and Noel recently upgraded the dining table and shares
To help with homeschooling, the parents recently updated the huge dining room table and chairs where the school-age kids often sit and do their work – proving there’s plenty of space for everyone.
But when the lessons are over it’s time to play once more and the huge brood have a selection of fun things to do from the comfort of their own home.
Perhaps this is when they make use of the home cinema or hot tub, which has proven extremely popular among family members in the past.
Even Sue and Noel have been snapped soaking away the day in their hot tub while taking some time for themselves after the kids go to sleep.
The family revealed their outdoor home cinema last year when they transformed their garden area
During the warmer months, the family also spent a lot of time in the hot tubCredit: Instagram
And while it might be too chilly to spend some time outdoors at the moment, the Radford family have some massive renovations planned for this year which will no doubt give them all a cool new space to lounge around in.
The parents have slowly been chipping away at the huge home sprucing up one room at at time, and most of the kids now have a fresh, new bedroom to spend time in.
The Radfords live in a 10-bedroom former care home which is spread over four storeys.
The busy parents, who support themselves with a bakery and don’t rely on benefits, currently have 19 of their kids living under their roof – which can’t have been easy during lockdown.
With 19 kids living in the house, there’s always something to doCredit: Refer to Caption
This includes Millie, 19, who is still at home after giving birth to her first child Ophelia in September.
The other kids that live in the house are Chloe, 25, Jack, 23, Daniel, 21, Luke, 20, Millie, 19, Katie, 18, James, 17, Ellie, 15, Aimee, 14, Josh, 13, Max, 12, Tillie, 10, Oscar, nine, Casper, eight, Hallie, five, Phoebe, four, Archie, three, Bonnie, two, and Heidie who was born in April.
Little Heidie was born during lockdown on April 3.
Meanwhile, their eldest kids Chris, 31, and Sophie 26, have flown the nest, although frequently feature in the family’s videos and photos.
Sadly the couple’s 17th child, Alfie, was stillborn on July 6, 2014.
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In other news, the Radfords revealed the chaos of going on a huge family walk during lockdown.
And the family showed off their new dining room this week.
Plus mum-of-22 Sue Radford reveals a bug is sweeping round the family in lockdown with several kids feeling sick.