Page 1


TM

Welcome to...

The Essential Directory for Organised Parents Now that summer is officially here and the kids’ holidays are well underway, you may find yourself faced with the challenge of filling those long leisurely days that this sunny season always brings. But there is no need to fear, as Family Go Live magazine is here to help! We have compiled a July/August issue that is bursting with amazing competitions, topical features and plenty of ideas for days out with all of the family. If you are preparing for a holiday this summer, whether you’re planning to go abroad or stay on home soil, you can also learn how to care for young children whilst enjoying your break by having a look at our top travel essentials for children. The team will also be showing you how to continue your child’s education during their summer break and looking at recent changes in the legal system when it comes to grandparents’ rights. In this edition, we’re also eating out at Damon’s in Speke and seeing what Jungle Rumble has to offer when it comes to the perfect party. The team are also starting the official countdown to Liverpool Food and Drink Festival, which promises to be bigger and better than ever when it kicks off in September!

Contents:

Bumps & Babies

4

Education

8

Clubs & Classes

16

Out & About

21

Local Services

36

Health & Beauty

40

Parties & Playtime

43

And finally, be sure to keep a look out for our competitions as we give you the chance to win your family a set of stylish Polaroid glasses, one of five Cars2™ Pit Stop Sets and a Glam Chicco stroller.

Summer is definitely here readers!

www.familygolive.com

EDITORIAL: Nicola Rowlands / Elizabeth Short ADVERTISING SALES: Julie Vincent / Anne-Louise Bouffard-Roupe DIRECTOR: Denise Harris ADDRESS: SK Events, The Old Bank 382 Aigburth Road Liverpool L17 6AF TELEPHONE: 0151 432 5651 EMAIL: info@familygolive.com

Disclaimer: The information contained within Family Go Live we believe to be correct at the time of printing, no responsibility can be accepted for errors or omissions.


BUMPS & BABIES

Bumps & Babies Directory Water Babies Tel: 01925 243 643 www.waterbabies.co.uk Eastfield Day Nursery Tel: 0151 727 4223 www.eastfielddaynursery. co.uk Puddle Ducks Tel: 01829 739 073 www.puddleducks.com The Spotty Teapot Café Tel: 0151 633 2330 – 07974 100 369 info@thespottyblueteapot. co.uk Baby Sensory – Baby Development Classes Tel: 0151 639 9253 www.babysensory.com

Talking Tots Tel: 07833 982 789 www.talkingtots.info Mamas and Papas Tel: 0845 606 7772 www.mamasandpapas.co.uk Baby Ballet Tel: 0151 722 1987 www.babyballet.co.uk Tumble Tots Tel: 0151 722 1987 www.tumbletots.com Prams & Pushchairs – Gallery Talks for Young Families Tel: 0151 478 4178 www.liverpoolmuseums.org. uk/walker/

The Essential Directory for Organised Parents

Yoga Bumps & Babies Tel: 07879 282 479 www.yogabumpsandbabies. co.uk

NCT Liverpool Tel: 0844 243 6191 General enquiries: info@ liverpoolnct.org.uk

Rhythm Time Tel: 07789 867 589 www.rhythmtime.net/

Antenatal Course Bookings Tel: 0844 243 6191 bookings2c@nct.org.uk

Musical Minis Merseyside Tel: 0151 486 4735 www.musicalminis.co.uk Big You Little You – Baby Massage & Yoga Tel: 07835 62671 www.bigyoulittleyou.com Hypnobirthing Merseyside Tel: 07527 501 344 www. hypnobirthingmerseyside. co.uk

Breast-Pump Hire annanct@gmail.com Homebirth support group selinawallis@hotmail.com Gingerbread Nurseries 0151 293 0384 info@gingerbread-cottage. co.uk Hollyrood Nurseries 0151 227 4345 www.p.dock@ hollyroodnurseries.co.uk


BUMPS & BABIES

How to prepare for your

baby’s first holiday For most parents, travelling with our children – whatever their age - can be a stressful and daunting experience. Whether it’s forgetting their favourite toy, the slight change to their sleep pattern or getting used to a different type of cuisine, holidays can demand plenty of planning in advance and more than one or two suitcases! So what do mums and dads need to think about when they take their baby abroad for the first time? Before you even start planning your holiday, don’t forget to do your homework and always be practical as babies require a lot of time and equipment, which means packs of nappies, several changes of clothes, formula, bottles and things to keep them occupied.

they have never seen before, it will keep them occupied for longer. A favourite with us is a sticker book (due to the minimum mess risk!) Pack lots of snacks - Raisins, fruit bars and yoghurts ensure that you are prepared for any delays Comforter - if your child is using a dummy or muslin, make sure to pack it as it will help them when they are in unfamiliar surroundings

Think about how far you are willing to travel and always consider whether staying a little closer to home is a much better idea. Jetting off to exotic locations abroad may not be a great idea with an infant and in some cases, there may be health concerns to think about due to the location. Babies are more susceptible to illness than adults so never expose them to these risks at a young age. Overall, the key to any holiday is your baby’s happiness and things will get stressful at times. However, your first trip away with them should be enjoyable and also a learning experience at the same time. Top travel essentials when travelling with your baby Nappies and Baby Wipes - Make sure you have enough nappies in your hand luggage and don’t be afraid to over pack! A change of clothes - This is essential. Don’t forget to bring a change of top for you too Introduce something new - By giving them something

5


BUMPS & BABIES

Gingerbread Pre-Schools lead the

way with new technology An award winning family owned chain of Merseyside Pre-Schools is harnessing the latest technology to help children prepare for school life. Gingerbread Pre-Schools has invested more than £100,000 in high tech equipment for the benefit of its children and parents – including the latest IT systems, Interactive Whiteboards, Smart Tables and biometric security. The nurseries are also the first in the country to offer all parents a complete electronic portfolio of their child’s work presented on disc when they graduate. Stephen Collins, chief executive of the Gingerbread Group said: “Parents love sticking their children’s pictures on their fridge but with an electronic copy you can keep it forever, print it out and frame it or email it to grandparents so they can see how their grandchildren are developing.”

The Essential Directory for Organised Parents

The nurseries are the first in Merseyside to offer parents a secure online Internet Viewing System, which allows them to access live nursery images to watch their child playing at any time. The innovative service can also be accessed from parents’ Smartphones. The nurseries have also installed high tech biometric fingerprint access technology to their front doors. Gingerbread House was the first Nursery in the area to be accredited with 5 Stars under Sefton Council’s Scores on the Doors and was also amongst the first 6 nurseries in Sefton to be awarded ‘The Appetite 4 Life’, an award which recognises high standards of hygiene and quality nutritious meals. www.gingerbreadpreschools.com


CHICCO LIMITED EDITION LITEWAY GLAM STOLLER In this issue, we are giving one lucky reader the chance to win the new Chicco Liteway Glam Stroller worth ÂŁ199.99!

shopping basket that can be converted into a rucksack, which is perfect for picnics and family days out. Bang on trend with its embroidered detail and luxurious faux leather fabric in camel and chocolate hues, the Lite Way Glam is a must-have for any style savvy parent and will be sure to induce buggy envy on the nursery run.

BUMPS & BABIES

! WIN

Suitable for infants from birth to three years (15kg max), the buggy comprises of a number of features, from the five point harness, ensuring the safety of your child, to fun accessories such as the coordinating purse and a foot muff, to keep your little angel’s toes warm during the colder months. For your chance to win this Chicco Limited Edition Liteway Glam stroller simply answer the following question:

This quality buggy is not only chic, but also has a contemporary design, making it a versatile mode of transport for any little one. With its lockable swivel wheels, the robust liteway model provides easy mobility, making it practical to use anywhere from a stroll down to the shops to those summer trips to the beach.

What age is the stroller suitable for? A, Four to eight years B, Birth to three years C, Age 10 and over

The Chicco stroller ensures that there are no awkward obstacles when out and about and also has a compact

Send us your name, address and daytime telephone number and the correct answer to info@familygolive.com by July 29.

7


EDUCATION

Education Directory Alsop High School Tel: 0151 525 2600 www.alsophigh.org.uk Gateacre Community Comprehensive Tel: 0151 428 1569 www.gateacre.liverpool.sch.uk Holly Lodge Girls College Tel: 0151 228 3772 www.hollylodge.liverpool.sch.uk Childwall School Tel: 0151 722 1561 www.childwallsc.co.uk Archbishop Beck High School Tel: 0151 525 6326 Bellerive FCJ Catholic College Tel: 0151 727 2064 St Charles School Tel: 0151 727 5830 www.stcharles.org.uk Notre Dame School Tel: 0151 263 3104 www.notredameliverpool.com St John Bosco Arts College Tel: 0151 546 6360 www.st-johnbosco.liverpool.sch.uk St Julies Catholic High School Tel: 0151 428 6421 www.saintjulies.org.uk Active TT Tel:  0151 733 4353 http://www.activett.co.uk Bully Busters 0800 169 6928 www.bullybusters.org.uk St Hilda’s CE High School 0151 733 2709 www.st-hilds.com

The Essential Directory for Organised Parents


EDUCATION

Moving with the times St Hilda’s CE High School makes 2011 year of the revamp A traditional Church of England High School nestled on the edge of  picturesque Sefton Park has made 2011 the year to revamp its image.  St Hilda’s CE High School, which is known for its high achieving students, has retained its original school ethos, but decided to revamp their old school badge that has served the school for more than 100 years. The school’s Headteacher Mrs Eleanor Benson said: “Our new badge reflects the fact that we want to look to the future without throwing out the best of the past. “The new design is still in keeping with the Christian ethos of the school and adds a more modern feel, which has been well received by the pupils, staff and parents.”  

Numerous extra-curricular activities keep the school ‘buzzing’ until late in the evening and pupils participate in a range of clubs and businesses from its soap making company to craft companies, from cheerleading to dance. Mrs Benson added: “2011 promises to be an exciting year for our pupils as we have plenty of events lined up in the calendar. Just a few to mention are visits to Paris and Munich as well as trips to London to see the Houses of Parliament, the theatres and museums. We want to keep pupil learning dynamic and up to date just as we have our badge.”

9


EDUCATION

Teachers and pupils at Alsop High School celebrate school’s major refurbishment A new look Alsop High School has been unveiled after several months of building work, refurbishment and landscaping. To celebrate, both teachers and pupils held an opening ceremony in the new school restaurant, which included speeches from Headteacher Phil Jamieson, executive of the Morgan Sindall building company, Ray Clarke, and the architect of the new building, Martin Shutt of 2020 Liverpool. Mr Shutt said that the school was a ‘vast project’ but everyone should ‘be proud’ of the new facilities. He said: “It was a challenge and at times very difficult, but it was also very rewarding. The design for the new Jamieson

The Essential Directory for Organised Parents

Building is unique and no other school under the ‘Building Schools for the Future’ scheme will have the same look that Alsop has.” Talented Year 10 students, who are studying for a catering GCSE, provided a buffet for the occasion, while there was musical accompaniment, organised by music and keyboard teacher Mr Partington. Many brave students decided to perform solos while others entertained in the form of bands.


Other reads in this category: Captain Pugwash and the Mutiny, John Ryan Fairy Bears: Tales from the Crystal Caves, Julie Sykes Disney Princess Chapter Book: Ariel: The Birthday Surprise Cat in the Hat Knows a Lot about That: Show me the Honey, Tish Rabe The Guard Dog, Dick King-Smith READING BY YOURSELF Alana Dancing Star: Viennese Waltz, Arlene Phillips

Pick up a book this half term… Richard and Judy encourage your children to start reading With the school holidays well under way, it’s a perfect time for our children to start reading a good book. One of Britain’s best-loved TV partnerships, Richard and Judy, are launching the second of their Children’s Book Clubs, exclusively with WHSmith, which has been compiled of three categories - Read Together, Read Yourself and Fluent Reader. Richard said: “The release of these new titles is timed for the half term break - the perfect opportunity for parents and children to plan their summer reading.” Here at Family Go Live, we took a look at the top titles listed in this year’s Book Club and chose our favourite reads… READING TOGETHER Humphrey’s Tiny Tales: My Pet Show Panic, Betty G. Birney Animal lovers will enjoy every page of this very funny and charming story. Humphrey is the classroom hamster in Room 26 of Longfellow School and is looked after by all of the children in the class. When a pet show is announced, everyone is certain Humphrey is sure to win a prize. But the pet show does not go according to plan.

World-famous choreographer and judge of So You Think You Can Dance?, Arlene Phillips brings us Alana Dancing Star. Welcome to Alana’s magical world of dance. Alana is getting ready for the Ballroom Bonanza competition in London, but her mum needs her to spend all of her time babysitting, and now she’s lost her partner. Madame Coco has just the solution – a beautiful gown that magically transports her to the royal ballrooms of Vienna. Other reads in this category: Arabel’s Raven, Joan Aiken illustrated by Quentin Blake SWITCH: Spider Stampede, Ali Sparkes Astrosaurs: Riddle of the Raptors, Steve Cole Judy Moody Predicts the Future, Megan McDonald No. 1 Car Spotter, Atinuke FLUENT READER Spies, Dad, Big Lauren & Me, Joanna Nadin Billy Grimshaw thinks the world of his dad, but he hasn’t seen him in a while. He knows he’ll be home as soon as he can get away from his important spying business in London. In the meantime, Billy is not too pleased that his mum is going to marry Dave, so he decides to make secret plans to stop the wedding. Other reads in this category: There’s A Hamster in my Pocket!, Franzeska G. Ewart Monster Swap: Robbie and Voxy, Jonny Zucker Cosmic, Frank Cottrell Boyce Pippi Longstocking: The Best Of, Astrid Lindgren Milo and the Restart Button, Alan Silberberg


EDUCATION

Introduce a journal - One way to promote writing as a fun activity is to introduce a journal. Encourage your child to write about everything, from their daily activities to their favourite pop star, hobbies or a place they like to visit. Get them reading as much as possible - Encourage your child to fit in as much reading as possible, whether it is a book, magazine or comic. It can also become quite a fun challenge if there is more than one child in the family as you can ask them to note how many pages they have read per day on a calendar.

Schools out for summer - or is it? How to continue your child’s education over the summer break With the summer holidays well under way, it’s important that your child remembers some of the things that they have learned during the last few months at school. Although their main interests will now include socialising in the sunshine, days out with the family or relaxing with friends, teachers from around the city are encouraging parents to continue their child’s education outside of the classroom. Family Go Live spoke to Frances Harrison, Headteacher at Notre Dame Catholic College of the Arts, to find out her top five tips for keeping your children top of the class this summer: Tackle problems areas with games - Maths and English are the two main problem areas for most children but they are also easy subjects to improve with fun games and activities. A games night, featuring word building games such as Scrabble and Boggle or simple maths games like Monopoly, can improve your child’s understanding while creating a fun evening for the whole family.

The Essential Directory for Organised Parents

Make learning a part of everyday life - Whether it’s a day out with the entire family or just a quick trip to the shops, simple learning tasks can be included in almost anything. A family trip to a castle can spark discussion around the historical significance of the site while a trip to the sales can assist mathematical development by solving sale prices with your child. For example, how much will the t-shirt be with 25% off the ticket price? Encourage older children to teach younger siblings Let children play at being teacher to their younger siblings by helping them to understand basic maths problems and the meaning of words. Be sure to utilise the 5 W’s (who, what, where, when and why) when asking about your child’s plan for the ‘lesson’ to promote further investigation into the topics chosen.


EDUCATION

‘Miss’ leads the way with Liverpool Music Support Service Two years ago, teaching assistant Angela Parkinson embarked on a difficult task – helping her entire Year 4 class learning a musical instrument. But with the help and guidance of the Liverpool Music Support Service (LMSS) and their Wider Opportunities service, Angela was even encouraged to take part herself – with fantastic results. The service gives an entire Year 4 class the chance to learn the instrument of their choice for one year with the support of specialist teachers. Operating across 120 primary and secondary schools in Liverpool, LMSS offer schoolchildren integrated music lessons within the curriculum of the participating classes.

Angela Parkinson commented: “We are so thrilled to have achieved such fantastic results - 1 distinction, 5 merits and 7 passes. Throughout the whole process, the children have gained a wealth of skills including improved coordination and confidence in practical lessons, which they always enjoy participating in as a group.” Wider Opportunities also actively engages children’s participation across a range of school subjects and improves their discipline, confidence and even attendance while encouraging a more positive attitude to education as a whole. For further information go to www.liverpoolmusicsupportservice.com

15


CLUBS & CLASSES

Activities & Kids Clubs during Summer Term The Climbing Hanger 6 Birchall Street, Liverpool, L20 8PD 0151 345 0587 www. theclimbinghanger.com If you have never climbed before and would love to get involved, then the brand new climbing centre is for you. Access to all ages & abilities. Open from noon until 10pm weekdays and 10.00am until 8pm weekends. Date: From July – 31st of August Ages: All welcome Price: £5.00 Liverpool Hope University Taggart Avenue. L16 9JD 0151 291 2911 www.hope.ac.uk/hopeparksprts Get your kids involved in Sport Stars holiday camps this Summer. The camp takes place inside the Sports Hall, Multi sports including, Football, Gymnastics and Trampolining. Summer Sports Programme. Date: 25th of June until 2nd of September Age: 5 -13 years Price: £8.00 David Campbell Soccer Crosby, Formby, Warrington & Aigburth 0151 4748811 www.davidcampbellsoccer.com Thinking of progressing your football skills or just starting out, make sure you pick up the correct techniques right from the start. We use specialist equipment & coach only in groups of similar age and ability. Dates: July onwards Ages: 4 - 16 years Price: Call for details Pop Stars Academy Ainsdale, Maghull, Birkdale, Southport, Crosby, Waterloo & Formby 07921 909 197 Ever wanted to learn how to street dance, Hip-Hop or bust some funky moves. Pop Stars Academy will help your child build confidence through dance this summer. Date: July - August Age: 3 – 6 years Price: Call for information

The Essential Directory for Organised Parents

Art Attack New Brighton Children’s Centre 0151 630 2731 Do you fancy getting creative, drawing and painting? If the answer is yes, then come along and have some fun with Art Attack drop in groups. Date: July - August Ages: 1 – 5 years Price: Call for information Little Kickers Greenbank Sports Academy. L17 1AG 0151 488 6112 At Little Kickers, the focus is on having fun, building confidence and team players. Have a good time with the new friends you make and keep fit too by playing football. Date: July 1st -30th of July Ages: 18 months – 7 years Price: Depends on group size Martial Arts Summer School The Match Works at Speke & the High Street in Prescot 0800 021 3119 Liverpool’s best Martial Arts Summer Camp has a great way for children to learn to keep fit and have fun exercising with new friends. At the end of the week, children can earn their first Martial arts belt. Date: 3rd of August - 14th of August Price 1 day - £35.00 of full week course is £175.00 per child. East Wavertree Junior Tennis Club 129 A Dunbabin Road. Childwall. Liverpool. L17 7QQ 07739329889 / 0784919223 This is a wonderful opportunity for your child to develop tennis skills in a fun, safe environment and to meet new friends. Date: July 1st – 31st of August Age: 4 -16 years Price £3.00 Full Of Beans Liverpool various venues 07914 836707 / 0151 62544716. www.fullofbeansfitness. co.uk This fun filled and non – stop, auctioned-packed health related fitness class is for all abilities and is guaranteed fun. Date: July 1st – 31st August Age: 3 – 11 years Prices £3.50 Upwards


Athletics Courses West Kirby Concourse. Liverpool 0151 632 4150 www. thehqcoachingcentre.co.uk Track, field and much more for all children over the school summer holidays. Learn new sports with fully trained coaches that will enhance your child’s development. Date: July 1st - August Age: All ages Price: Free

Street Dance Martins Dance Centre. 27 Derby Lane. Liverpool. L13 6QA 0151 228 4586 Learn new skills to funky beats with your friends over the summer holidays. Street dance is great fun and you can learn to dance in a fun environment. Date: July 1st – 31st August Age: All Price: Call for further information

CLUBS & CLASSES

Football Academies Anfield Sports & Community Centre 0151 6787651 www. thehqcoachingcentre.co.uk A high quality-coaching course for children that will excel your children’s football dreams a give you a chance to learn new skills. Date: July 1st – August 31st Age: 4 – 11years Price: £40.00 for 3 days

Multi Sports Liverpool Cricket Club & Sports Club 0151 231 5230 www.liverpoolcricketclub.co.uk Football, Dance, Trampolining, Tennis, Hockey, Rookie Lifeguard &Cricket. Date: July 1st – 31st of August Age: All Price: Call for information

Baby Yoga Wirral & Liverpool Venues 07956 216 218 Baby Yoga is a great way for you and your child to relax & unwind. Learn the art of gentle stretches & have fun with other parents in these mixed group sessions. Date: July 1st – 31st August Age: 8 Weeks – 12 Months Price: Free

Football Lifestyles. Croxteth. Liverpool 0151 233 6295 Kick around and learn how to do hat tricks and football skills with children that live in the Liverpool area. A range of classes for all abilities that will excel your child over this summer holiday. Date: July 1st – 31st of August Age: 6 – 13 years Price: Free

Zumba Linacre Methodist Mission in Litherland 07740360808 Zumba fitness is more than just keeping fit it is fun and exciting.Learn how to dance to your favourite music, tone up and make new friends for life over the summer holidays. Date: Mondays from July – August onwards Age: All Price: £3.50

Trampolining Lifestyles. Ellergreen. Hope Park Sport Centre, Liverpool 0151 291 2911 Have fun learning a new skill. Date: 1st July – 31st of August Age: All Price: Free

Liverpool Watersports Centre Liverpool Watersports Centre offers a unique and memorable experience through a range of watersports activities based at the picturesque Mariners Wharf, Queen’s Dock. if you want to throw a truly distinctive and impressive party or for general enquiries, contact the team on 0151 708 9322 or email lwc@localsolutions.org.uk. Our full address is 110 Mariners Wharf, Queens Dock, Liverpool, L3 4DG.

17


CLUBS & CLASSES

The Essential Directory for Organised Parents


19

CLUBS & CLASSES


CLUBS & CLASSES

!

WIN

HORRIBLE HISTORIES HEAD TO THE FLORAL PAVILLION THEATRE Horrible Histories are heading to the Floral Pavilion Theatre this September (13-17th) to bring the real experience of what it was like to live in Roman and Egyptian times. The Ruthless Romans explores how the Romans made murder into a sport in the Coliseum, meanwhile in The Awful Egyptians, the audience gets to look over Howard Carter’s shoulder as he peers into Tutankahmen’s tomb. Both shows have 3D Bogglevision special effects, providing an authentic experience. For your chance to win a family ticket to see Ruthless Romans on 16th September, answer the following question: Which Roman ‘superstar’ general arrived in Britain in 55 BC? a) Julius Caesar b) Doolius Sneezer c) Mulius Cheezer Send your answer, along with your name, address and daytime telephone number to info@familygolive.com by July 29.

The Essential Directory for Organised Parents


21

OUT & ABOUT


Out & About Directory 1 July Jools Holland & His Band Playing all of his big band hits that will make you stand up and tap your feet. Echo Arena. 0844 8000 400 / 0151 475 8888. 1 July – 30 August Dinosaurs At Large Fantastic exhibitition for all of the family within Chester Zoo. Chester Zoo. 01244 380280 1 July Ladies Night Six thrilling flat races, along with lots of events for ladies including fashion shows, mini makeovers, the chance to win £1000 in the ‘best dressed racegoer’ competition along with lots of other fabulous prizes. Haydock Park Race Course. Tel: 01942 7259563 1 July Disco Latino Friday The very best music from the Latin world every Friday salsa, merengue, bachata, reggaeton & Latin pop. Bem Brazil in Liverpool. 0151 709 0044 1 July Liverpool Summer Pops Festival The North West’s primary live music event during July features the biggest band names in pop, rock and classic. Echo Arena. 0151 475 8888

2 July Big Art for Little Artists A vibrant and exciting multi-sensory experience where children explore art through a wide variety of activities - this world class collection is truly inspiring. Walker Art Gallery. 0151 478 4199 2 July Two Cities, One Voice – Chloral Concert This choral extravaganza celebrating 100 years of Liverpool Cathedral choir. Join St Peters College Oxford as they sing with Liverpool’s choir. Liverpool Cathedral. 0151 709 6271 8 July Liverpool Philharmonic Hall Last Night of the Summer Pops In a special evening that launches the orchestra’s new Beatles CD recording, you will hear some of the most celebrated music form the Fab Four. Royal Philharmonic Orchestra. 0151 709 3789 16 July Legally Blonde the Musical The West End smash hit’s 1st ever UK tour will be in Liverpool. Empire Theatre. 0844 871 3017 10 July Lycamobile International Family Day at Sefton Park Palm House An afternoon of colour, live music, dance, workshops, stalls and food suitable for all. Sefton Park, Liverpool. 0151 726 9304 16 July Manor Farm Music Festival 20 bands and artists will be performing to raise money for the Marie Curie Cancer and Samantha Dickson Brain tumour trust. Hesketh Bank, Preston.


16 July

23 – 24 July

Gregory’s Farm Maize & Farm A large new maize maze will be opening in July at Gregory’s Farm. There is a picnic area and shop plus new animals arriving in the summer time to see, as well as pedal karts, sandpit and play area. Brimstage Hall. 07709339490

Southport Air Show Situated at the heart of the Southport Beach this annual Air show will take flight for a two day event for all to see. Southport Seafront. 01704 533333

16 July – 30 September

Port Sunlight Summer Festival Family fun day for all with an old fashion fairground and stalls. Port Sunlight Museum & Garden Village, Port Sunlight Village. 0151 644 6466

City Wave Experience the thrill of surfing and wake boarding whilst staying dry. The City Wave produces a realistic surfing sensation for participants and it can be set up in City Centres, Exhibitions and Events etc. Williamson Square in Liverpool. 17 July Charity Zumathon Brazilica festival announces charity Zumbathon, one of the largest Zumba events to take place in the UK. Chavasse Park Liverpool ONE. 19 July Museum Of Liverpool The new Museum of Liverpool will be one of the world’s leading city history museums. World Museum. Liverpool. 0161 870 9800 20 July Canterbury Tales Open Air Concert Open air theatre event of The Canterbury Tales in wonderful surroundings. Speke Hall. Liverpool. 0844 800 1895

24 July

25 – 26 July Summer Fun for Children Crafts, drawing and a chance to explore. Birkenhead Park Visitors. Centre in Birkenhead. 0151 652 5197. 26 July Spectacular Fireworks Display Spectacular displays on the River Mersey. Starting at 9.30 p.m., there will first be a parade of the Merchant Ships of the Mersey. This will pay especial tribute to the smaller craft, which are necessary for the smooth running of a great seaport 26 - 31 July Liverpool Knowsley International Youth Soccer Tournament One of the most prestigious International Youth Soccer Tournaments in the calendar attracting global interest with teams participating from across Europe, Canada, USA, China, Mexico and the UK. Liverpool University Geoffrey Hughes Playing Fields on Mather Avenue in Allerton. 0151 443 3627


Diary Planner - July SUN

MON

TUES

WEDS

THUR

FRI

SAT 1

2

1st July Dinosaurs at large

3

4

5

6

7

8

9

10

11

12

13

14

15

16

16th July Legally Blonde Musical 17

17th July Charity Zumbathon 24

18

19

20

21

22

23

23-24 July Southport Air Show 25

26

27

28

29

30


August 2011

7

WEDS

TUES

MON

SUN

1

2

8

9

THUR

SAT

FRI

3

4

5

6

10

11

12

13

18

19

20

4th August Peter Pan & Pirates treasure

10th August Wear your wellies trail 14

15

16

17

18 - 21 August Southport Flower Show

21

22

23

24

28

29

30

31

28 - 29 Mathew Street Festival

25

26

27


Out & About Directory

3 August Survival Skills Learn how to survive with just the bare essentials at this interactive event.

1 August

Greenfield Valley Heritage. 01353 714172

Lovely Lavender National Wildflower Centre suitable for all ages explore the Lavender fields of the flower centre with refreshments and time to relax with the whole family. National Wildflower Centre Liverpool

4 August

Tel: 0151 7381913. 1 August A major gallery at the World Museum Liverpool looks at the incredible world of the Pharaohs and the remarkable culture that built the Pyramids and the Sphinx. The World Museum Liverpool. 0151 478 4393 1 – 31 August Big Art for Little People Walker Art Gallery. A vibrant and exciting multi-sensory experience where children explore art through a wide variety of activities inspired by the Walker’s excellent art collections. Walker Art Gallery. 0151 478 4199 1 – 31 August Late Night Tower Opening Liverpool Cathedral bring along your cameras and your binoculars to make sure you capture these exciting views as the city lights itself up for a very different activity than during the busyness of the working day. Liverpool Cathedral. 0151 702 7255

Peter Pan & Pirates Treasure hunt – Children’s Event Time to dress up and fly like Peter Pan and play with pirates to find treasure. Sefton Park Palm House. 0151 726 9304 6 August Photography Masterclass Learn techniques used by professional photographers. Speke Hall Liverpool. 0844 800 1895 6 August Victorian Jollies Crafts, entertainment and costumed live interpretation all inspired by the Victorian passion for fun. Speke Hall Liverpool. 0844 800 1895. 6 August Elephant & Dinosaur Evening with BBQ Join us for a guided tour of our prehistoric new arrivals, along with a visit to see the elephants, including baby elephants Jamilah and Nayan. Chester Zoo. 01244 650 209


7 August Liverpool Sunday City

24 August

Walks A programme of regular

Birds, Bugs & Blooms

walks in and around the

Family fun exploring the natural environment. Static and

city, suburbs and beyond

flying birds of prey displays available on selected days.

with Blue and Green Badge

Speke Hall Liverpool. 0844 800 1895.

qualified tourist guides. Liverpool City Centre. 0151

24 – 30 August

233 2459 International Beatles 9 August

Week Festival 2011 This annual celebration

Creative Writing Workshop

of music of the Beatles

Take inspiration on an atmospheric tour of the hall with

features more than 50

David Whiteley, author of The Midnight Charter.

bands from all over the

Speke Hall Liverpool. 0844 800 1895

world. Liverpool City Centre. 0151

10 August

236 9091

Wear Your Wellies Trail

27 - 29 August

Walk around the grounds of The National Wild Flower

Southport Town & Country Fair

centre and get to explore

Filled with fantastic products to see and purchase and a

areas of the centre that

great day out.

you may have not walked

Stanley High School Fleetwood Road, Southport. 01704

before.

228 940.

National Wildflower Centre. Liverpool. 0151 738 1913

28 – 29 August

14 August

Mathew Street Festival Various locations in and

Small Pet Show & Animal Charity Event

around Liverpool. The city

Show off your pets and dress to impress and raise money

centre will be alive with the

for Chester Zoo.

sound of great music and

Walton Hall Gardens. 01925 601617

stalls to celebrate this two day free music event.

18 - 21 August Southport Flower Show Southport Flower Show, the most entertaining and inspirational independent flower show in the UK. Southport. 01704 547 147

Liverpool City Centre.


OUT & ABOUT

Families from around the city will descend on Sefton Park this September for the fourth annual Liverpool Food & Drink Festival Launch days 3rd & 4th September 2011, Sefton Park Launching on Saturday 3rd and Sunday 4th, the weeklong event is a celebration of the city’s excellent food and drink offer – from high-end restaurants to quirky cafes, local producers to exceptionally talented chefs. And the best part is, children under 14 get in for free, courtesy of Family Go Live Magazine! Returning even bigger and better this year is The Children’s Interactive Area, which will offer children of all ages an array of exciting and interactive activities, provided by the best family and child orientated businesses from the city and beyond.

Sapporo Teppanyaki will be running interactive cookery workshops in their very own Kid’s restaurant, whereby children can take part in Sushi rolling workshops and receive special t-shirts. For those children with a sweet tooth, they can enjoy chocolate making workshops carried out by an experienced chocolatier from The Chocolate Cellar. Dip and decorate chocolates and sweets in quality Belgian chocolate to create your very own basket of goodies to take home. Children can also enjoy smoothie making workshops as well as story-telling and interactive creative writing workshops. Take a look around the Bee Information Area to learn about Bees and their role in our environment and human life; explore beehive parts and sample different types of honey. Parents and children of all ages are invited to explore the world of real food and embrace healthy community cooking… Just be sure to book your cookery workshops as soon as you get to the festival!

Home Farm will showcase a variety of rare breed birds including an observation chick incubator, nutritionist Emma Carder will be sampling fresh fruit and vegetables and Benjoy will be handing out complimentary MunchCup Snacks. Children can also enjoy cake decorating workshops with Water Babies or get their face painted by Yellow Sub. Chefs Adopt A School and Slow Food will be back again this year and have promised to take children on an inspiring journey through their Taste Adventure. This is a fun activity that encourages children to think about food through five interactive zones, each with a focus on one of the five senses: taste, sight, touch, smell and sound.

The Essential Directory for Organised Parents

Opening Times:

Saturday: 10.30-18.00 / Sunday 10.30-17.00. Daily Entry for adults is £4 (if tickets are bought online prior to the event) or £5 on the day. Children under 14 are free. For more information visit the website

www.liverpoolfoodanddrinkfestival.co.uk


OUT & ABOUT

The perfect wave crashes down in Liverpool’s long hot summer Catch a wave in the heart of the city over the Summer months, as Bondi Beach comes to the heart of Liverpool! During July, August and September 2011, the City Central Business Improvement District (BID), will transform Williamson Square into a Surfer’s Paradise, with the introduction of the CityWave experience. CityWave is a unique simulator, where children and adults can experience firsthand the thrill of surfing and wakeboarding whilst staying perfectly dry! Budding Kelly Slaters will ride the state-of-art machine pitting their wits and balance against a revolving carpet of soft brushes rather than Atlantic rollers, and getting a true taste of life by the ocean.

The Essential Directory for Organised Parents

Safe and accessible to all ages (minimum age 5 years), riding the CityWave is a great way to get fit whilst having loads of fun. Improving balance and co-ordination, riders will enjoy a surfing workout in the most exciting and Facebook Hall of Fame! CityWave will even provide the cool tunes, with their very own DJ playing the latest hits from ‘The Crow’s nest’ – and riders and spectators will able to grab a healthy snack and smoothie in the cool beach bar café. Opening hours: 11.00am – 10pm (7 days a week.) Cost £3.50 to ride. For more information and to sign up for special offers and discounts visit www.citywave.co.uk


OUT & ABOUT

!

WIN

MORE THAN A MERE CHANCE TO WIN! Leading UK conservation organisation WWT Martin Mere is where wilderness meets family-friendliness. Visit over the summer months for a selection of activities including pond dipping, den building, crafts, otter feeds and informative talks from the team. From 8–21 August, explore Roundhouse Village, Mere Tun and step back in time to discover how people lived on the banks of the mere. Dress in traditional Viking clothing and have a go at weapons training or making wooden crafts. There is plenty to see and do all year round at Martin Mere with 100 types of rare and endangered waterbirds and a family of beavers and otters in residence. There are also two playgrounds and a daily boat ride for young adventurous. For your chance to win an annual family membership to WWT Martin Mere, or one of 5 family ticket prizes, answer the following question: Question: What is a baby duck called? A, Hen B, Chick C, Duckling Email your answer along with your name, address and daytime telephone number to info@familygolive.com by July 29

31


OUT & ABOUT

The Essential Directory for Organised Parents


OUT & ABOUT

Oh I do love to be beside the seaside! Days at the beach for all the family FUN AND GAMES

There is nothing better than soaking up some rays during a summer’s day at the beach… and you needn’t travel half way across the world to do it. Formby Beach is often tipped as one of the most scenic locations in the North West and could be seen as the equivalent of the Sahara desert in the eyes of a toddler. And if you live on the other side of the River Mersey, West Kirby is also a prime location for days out, with its golden beach and the numerous cafes situated near the prom.

FAMILY FUN IN THE SUN WITH POLAROID SUNGLASSES

A fun idea for children is to introduce them to the Easter Egg Hunts’ sister game: The Pirate Treasure hunt. Chocolate isn’t really suitable for a sweltering day at the beach, but lollipops, maps, eye patches and party medals are. Hide them in shallow sand and get your children to uncover them with buckets and spades. INFANT HEALTH AND SAFETY Infant skin is soft, gentle and undamaged by the sun, so be sure to make sunscreen an essential when you hit the beach with your family. It is vital to take into account the SPF also, which should always be a minimum of 20.

! N I W

Kids love having fun in the sun and we all know about being sun-safe when it comes to skin protection. But kids’ eyes are really vulnerable to sun damage too. It’s vital to make sure their sunglasses (and yours!) give 100% UV protection and are polarized to cut glare. Every single pair of Polaroid sunglasses, fitted with their unique UltraSight lenses does just that – and the Summer 2011 Collection has a great choice of classic and contemporary frames for men and women – and it’s very own Kids Collection. These are robust enough to be kid proof but with bright colours and stylish frames designed to suit all ages from babies to teenages. Prices start from £25 for kids sunglasses and £50 for adults and they can be bought online at www.polaroidsunglasses.co.uk Family Go Live have teamed up with Polaroid to give away a great competition prize of a family set of Polaroid sunglasses. There are some stylish Passion sunglasses

for mum and classic Aviators, Fixate for dad, while the kids get to choose between purple Crush or cool Dude styles. Just answer this simple question to be in with a chance to win: Polaroid’s unique UV400 polarized lenses are called: A: MegaSight B: UltraSight C: SuperSight Send your answer, along with your name, address and daytime telephone number to info@familygolive.com by July 29. 33


OUT & ABOUT

The Essential Directory for Organised Parents


35

OUT & ABOUT


LOCAL SERVICES

Local Services Directory PK Joinery

Ask the expert

Tel: 07527 576 870 / 07415 602 418 Truetex School Wear Tel: 08456 121 031 Info@graphics-uk.com Paul Crowley & Co Solicitors Tel: 0151 264 7363 www.paulcrowley.co.uk Andrew John Photography Tel: 0151 527 2065 www.andrewjohnphotography.co.uk Jackson & Canter Tel: 0151 282 1700 www.jacksoncanter.co.uk Morecrofts Solicitors Tel: 0151 236 8871 www.morecroft.co.uk NHS Direct Tel: 0845 4647 www.nshdirect.nhs.uk Cleaning Master Tel: 0151 428 1899 Cottage Kennels & Cattery Tel: 0151 548 9052 National Family Law Tel: 0151 632 0330

With John McKenna Family & Children Law Partner at Paul Crowley & Co Solicitors

Q: My daughter has just got

divorced and I’m worried about losing contact with my grandson who is nine. His dad is thinking of moving away to another city. What are my legal rights?’

A:

As a grandparent there are no automatic legal rights over a grandchild. This will usually require a court order whether that be by way of the Court ruling upon the application and making the order (known as an adjudication) or by way of a consent order which has been agreed by the parties and sealed by the court. Before bringing an application for a contact order before the court, a grandparent would need to obtain the permission of the Court. This is known as an application for leave. Leave will be required unless the child has been living with the Grandparents for a period of 3 years or more or they have the consent of all parties with parental responsibility. Normally grandparents will readily be given leave to bring a contact application provided that they can prove to the court that they have a genuine interest and commitment to the child.

www.familylawinternational.com Unique Windows Tel: 0151 291 0761 R & L Electrical Contractors Tel: 0151 924 5113 / 0800 328 8109

Once leave has been granted by the court the application for contact will be considered. This application must be made in writing and in the prescribed form. When considering applications for contact the court will consider all issues, however the child’s welfare and safety is always the primary and paramount concern.

Job Centre Plus Tel: 0845 6060 234 www.jobcentreplus.gov.uk The Art of Living Tel: 0786 7973 216

Once a contact order is made by the court the terms of that order remain binding upon all parties until the child reaches maturity or until further order of the court. For further information or help with any Family or Children Law issue call John McKenna on 0151 264 7363 or email john.mckenna@paulcrowley.co.uk or visit: www.paulcrowley.co.uk

The Essential Directory for Organised Parents


Last year, Nick Clegg, the Deputy Prime Minister, said it was “crazy” that millions of grandparents lost contact after separation and divorce, especially when they play such a vital role when relationships break down. His words came after 113,949 divorces were registered in England and Wales in just 12 months. That meant that one in three couples divorced before their 15th anniversary, compared with one in five a generation ago.

Should grandparents have better rights when a relationship breaks down? In a report released this month, it was revealed that grandparents in the UK provide nearly fifty per cent of the childcare, for parents who have other commitments such as work or college. Half of the UK’s fourteen million grans and granddads choose to look after their grandchildren and almost all of them do it for free. In fact, according to charity Age Concern, it’s been calculated that this saves parents an estimated £4billion a year on childcare. Further research found that sixteen per cent of grandparents in their sixties and one third of grandparents in their seventies also provide financial support to grandchildren.

LOCAL SERVICES

apply for contact, but not to blood related grandparents. If grandparents are denied access, they have to go though the costly and time consuming process of applying to court.

However, Grandparents’ legal rights may be set to change in 2011, following numerous calls for a new law to be introduced that recognises and protects their rights. The proposals were originally put together under former civil servant and businessman David Norgrove. A review of the family justice system would mean that grandparents benefit and that couples were further encouraged to use mediation to sort out contact arrangements rather than resorting to the courts. These plans are sure to be welcomed by campaigners for Grandparents’ rights located around the UK, who have been contesting for years that their role in creating stronger families should be better recognised.

But what happens to grandparents when there is a breakdown of a marriage or a long-term relationship within the family? Although they can often be an invaluable source of support, many tend to lose all contact with their grandchildren if a divorce or separation turns sour, or if one side of a partnership decides to move to a new area. This can cause hurt and distress and have a significant impact on the relationship between grandparents and the children concerned. Under current family law, the right of grandparents to keep contact with their grandchildren after a divorce or family breakdown is not actually protected or even acknowledged. The Children Act 1989 grants step-parents who have lived as part of the family for three years or more the right to

37


LOCAL SERVICES

Making your house into a home: tips and hints Whether you are expecting a special visitor, selling your property or looking for a bit of a revamp, with the right hints and tips, you really can make the most out of your home. Family Go Live magazine show you how a trip to the charity shop, a set of fairy lights and an additional mirror could make all the difference! DE-CLUTTER Do you really need that broken breadmaker that’s sitting in the kitchen cupboard? Or those ornaments in the attic that are gathering dust? An important start to making your home beautiful is to get rid of any clutter. Sort unwanted items into two piles things that can be taken to the charity shop and broken items that can be taken to the tip. LIGHTING The right lighting can completely open up a room, making it seem more spacious, whilst creating ambience. Up-lighters help to widen corner spaces and if have a picture rail, try placing some fairy lights on top of it to add extra light that will

PK Joinery PK Joinery has been established from 2006 and offer a range of services as follows:Joinery Plumbing Tiling Electrical Plastering Flooring

Double glazing Extensions’ Doors Bathrooms Kitchens Free estimates

E-mail pkjoinery11@hotmail.co.uk Tel Paul 07527 576 870

The Essential Directory for Organised Parents

circle the room. However, make sure that you leave any serious DIY, such as the internal installation of lights, to the professionals. MIRRORS Mirrors are also a great way of creating the illusion of space in a room. A Feng Shiu tip is to position a mirror at the end of a hallway to make it seem longer, while placing one by the front door is said to bring prosperity and wealth to your home.


HEALTH & BEAUTY

How to get the perfect body through Pilates Celebrities such as Madonna, Hugh Grant and Jennifer Aniston swear by it, whilst experts count it as one of the best anti-ageing exercises. Becoming increasingly popular, Pilates is a method of exercise that has been proven to strengthen posture, tone muscles, whilst restoring and rebalancing the body. Through strong and controlled movements, the exercise helps with co-ordination, physical mobility along with overall flexibility of the body. Now providing this celebrity treatment to the masses, Liverpool’s leading physiotherapy clinic, The Physiotherapy Centre has opened a fully equipped Pilates studio in Mossley Hill. Of course, finding time can often be the first barrier when it comes to exercise, but with the studio offering 10 classes

Health & beauty Directory Total Fitness Tel: 0151 252 6200 www.totalfitness.co.uk Blackburne House Tel: 0151 708 3929 www.blackburnehouse.co.uk The Physiotherapy Centre Tel: 0151 724 2060 www.thephysiotherapycentre.com Diverse Fitness Tel: 0786 616 0659 E-mail info@diversehealthandfitness.com Allerton Back Clinic Tel: 0151 733 5715 / 0798 248 9298 www.liverpoolbackclinic.co.uk Evergreen Clinic Tel: 0151 728 2536 www.antiageskinclinic.co.uk Emma Carder Nutrition Tel: 0151 221 1643 www.emmacardernutrition.co.uk Voodou Tel: 0844 445 7889 www.voodou.co.uk

The Essential Directory for Organised Parents

weekly, from three different venues, you will struggle to find this a problem. Pilates is an exercise suited to everyone, with many sportsmen, such as David Beckham and Tiger Woods, also counting themselves as big fans. Women who have just given birth also find it a helpful method of gaining back that pre-baby body and The Physiotherapy Centre even offers ultrasound feedback, to help clients see the effects of the exercise. For more information visit www.thephysiotherapycentre.com


Dream Body

HEALTH & BEAUTY

Good ‘look’ this summer! Any goal is achievable! I can help you achieve your DREAMBODY by using my first-hand experience in exercise and nutrition to reach your goals. All levels of fitness are welcome as I will tailor each workout program/nutrition plan to suit your needs. I supply the fitness equipment, the only thing I require you to bring is a positive attitude! Please check out www.dreambodypersonaltraining.com for more information

Diverse Health & Fitness Diverse Health & Fitness is a unique personal training service based in Liverpool; specialising in ante & post natal exercise helping you to stay fit & healthy during your pregnancy and get back in shape quicker after birth. Using a range of gentle aerobic and core strengthening exercises we can help you exercise safely throughout your pregnancy providing a range of benefits. Please check out www.diversehealthandfitness.com for more information

FREE Enzyme Firming Facial FREE Enzyme Firming Facial with any injectable anti-aging treatment in July & August (Monday or Tuesday). The Evergreen Clinic in Aigburth would like to invite you to experience their anti-aging service.  If you have been wishing to try anti-wrinkle treatments such as dermal fillers then this is a good time to take advantage of our supreme service.  We are including a wonderful facial which will provide gentle exfoliation, firm and tighten the skin and create a smoother, softer appearance.  A fabulous compliment to the non-surgical lifting effect that can be obtained from dermal fillers. Please call 0151 728 2536 41


HEALTH & BEAUTY

Just a cut above the rest… how to find the perfect hairdresser For many of us, hair salons can be daunting places where we often find ourselves seated in an impersonal environment, faced with an intimidating character and a style that just isn’t us. When choosing a hairdresser, be sure to avoid this often inevitable situation by opting for a personal consultation first and don’t forget to bring any magazine clippings or photographs that you like with you. Rob Webb, director of one of city’s longest standing hairdressing brands, Voodou, said: “You should never be forced into trying a new style that you didn’t have in mind when you first walked in. Through personal consultations like the ones we have always offered since we first opened in 1976, you should be left feeling at ease with your style choices, in a comfortable atmosphere, where you can openly discuss your options.”

The Essential Directory for Organised Parents

The upkeep and styling of hair can often be time consuming, so a good quality cut and colour is essential to ensure that your daily routine is easy and carefree. “Hair that has been correctly coloured in a salon will be manageable, whilst a sharp cut that is void of split ends will mean that your hair will keep shape and stay in place for longer”, added Rob, who has enforced an array of incentives for his clients, “We have to look after what we call our ‘disciples’ and that means that loyal friends should be rewarded and nurtured. When you become a lover of Voodou or sign up for our Getting to Know You initiative, you get showered with gifts, discounts and tokens of our affection!” For more information visit www.voodou.co.uk


Jungle Rumble Crazy Golf Tel: 0151 232 2355 www.junglerumble.co.uk Total Fitness Tel: 0151 252 6200 www.totalfitness.co.uk/health-club/ liverpooledge-lane

PARTIES & PLAYTIME

Parties & Playtime Directory

Fun Town Tel: 0844 567 9677 www.funtownliverpool.co.uk Soft Play 4 Tots Tel: 0151 487 3765 www.softplay4tots.com Yellow Sub Tel: 08444 120 850 www.yellowsub.co.uk Blue Planet Aquarium Tel: 0151 357 8804 www.blueplanetaquarium.co.uk Big Red Bus Tel: 07824 872 159 www.redpartybus.co.uk Farmer Teds Tel: 0151 526 0002 www.farmerteds.com Party Feet Tel: 0794 925 2401 partyfeet@live.co.uk Picture House @ Fact Tel: 0151 707 4469 www.fact.co.uk Underwater Street Tel: 0151 227 2550 www.underwaterstreet.com Just Cupcakes Tel: 07932 635 877 Evenings: 07765 228 009 Andrew John Photography Tel: 0151 527 2065 www.andrewjohnphotography.com Yellow Sub Tel: 08444 120 850 www.yellowsub.co.uk Awesome Walls Climbing Centre Tel: 0151 298 2422 www.awesomewalls.co.uk

43


PARTIES & PLAYTIME

Birthday Fact File

Jungle Rumble

What is Jungle Rumble? Jungle Rumble is a 36-hole adventure golf course designed to provide hours of fun for anyone of any age. Combine that with our fantastic snack menu and a go on our Golf simulator and its one of the best days out you can have in Liverpool. What is the best thing about having a party at Jungle Rumble? The best thing about having a party at Jungle Rumble is the overall experience. With Jungle scenery and sounds, fantastic fresh food, friendly staff willing to go above and beyond and two exciting 18-hole golf courses to choose from, you cannot go wrong by booking your party with us. Whether it’s a child’s birthday party or a corporate buffet, Jungle Rumble is the place to go.

What happens at a Jungle Rumble party? Once you have taken that all important step to come book your party with us, you will then embark on a fun filled two hour Jungle experience. Upon arrival, your party will be showed to their designated seating area by a member of our staff. When your entire party has arrived, we will fit you out with golf clubs, golf balls and a score card and you will begin your 18-hole course. You have an hour in which to play and then on the second hour of your party you will sit down to eat. How many children can attend one of your parties? We have a minimum booking number of eight and a maximum of thirty What makes Jungle Rumble parties so special? It is somewhere very different to hold your party which makes it that much more exciting. We believe the thing that makes it that much more special is the care and consideration the staff put into each individual party. We cater to your exact needs and we are dedicated in ensuring your party is one of a kind. How long do your parties last for? We allocate one hour for golf and one hour for guests to eat their food. What sort of food do you offer at your parties? You have a choice from two menus. The first is a cold food buffet where we supply a mixture of sandwiches (made fresh that day), fruit skewers with a homemade chocolate dip, rice crispy cakes made in store and good quality crisps. The other option is hot food where you can pick each child’s meal from a set menu. Best of all, we don’t use microwaves and we serve proper chips! What age groups are your parties suitable for? We host groups from any age and cater to your individual requirements. What is the cost of the parties? Between £9.95 & £12.95 per person, although we can customise a party for you if required.

The Essential Directory for Organised Parents


45

PARTIES & PLAYTIME


PARTIES & PLAYTIME

Win a LEGO DUPLO Cars2™ Pit Stop Set and Rev up Play Time

! N I W

The Cars team are back for more race track mayhem, with the launch of the much anticipated Disney Cars2™ movie hitting the big screen this summer, and this time they’re going international, from London to Tokyo! To celebrate Family Go Live has teamed up with the LEGO DUPLO brand to offer readers the chance to win one of five Pit Stop sets worth £49.99. LEGO DUPLO has introduced seven building sets featuring old and new characters and key scenes from the movie. Pre-school kids everywhere are guaranteed hours of endless building fun with these fantastic new sets. Children will love interacting with their favourite characters and recreating movie scenes as well as making up their own stories. Offering so many ways to play, LEGO DUPLO toys stimulate creativity, encourage role play and conversation, and help towards developing motor skills

The Essential Directory for Organised Parents

in pre-school boys and girls. Colourful, safe and sturdy they are designed for small hands and big imaginations. For chance to win, simply answer the following question: When does Cars2™ hit the big screen? Is it … A, This summer B, In the winter C, Next year To apply, send us your answer, along with your name, address and daytime telephone number to info@familygolive.com by July 29.


Family Go Live  

The July / August Edition of Family Go Live is now available to view online.

Advertisement
Read more
Read more
Similar to
Popular now
Just for you