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Heywood and Middleton Residents Urged to Shun Wild Animal Circus

Animal Defenders International logo

Animal Defenders International (ADI) is calling on locals to avoid Circus Mondao whilst it performs in Heywood and Middleton, Manchester. The circus is one of two which still feature wild animal acts, an outdated practice which is overwhelmingly opposed by the public and animal experts. . . . → Read More: Heywood and Middleton Residents Urged to Shun Wild Animal Circus

Children’s Entertainment Phenomenon The Wiggles Return To The UK & Ireland For The Wiggles Big Show

Logo of the Australia's family entertainment group, The Wiggles

Australia’s most successful family entertainment group, The Wiggles, are coming to the UK and Ireland for the first time in 5 years and they’re coming to Manchester on Friday 4th August! Emma, Lachy, Simon and Anthony are so excited to be touring England, Ireland, Scotland and Wales this July and August. They will be bringing some familiar wiggly friends with them too, including Dorothy the Dinosaur, Captain Feathersword, Wags the Dog and Henry the Octopus! . . . → Read More: Children’s Entertainment Phenomenon The Wiggles Return To The UK & Ireland For The Wiggles Big Show

Beautiful Outdoor Rooms

Some ideas for outdoor room

It’s that time of year again when we start to open our home up to the outside. Some of us are lucky enough to have summer houses or garden buildings which are a fabulous way of making the most of your space, whether it be an office, den for the kids or simply a place to sit and relax. For those of us that either already have or are thinking of investing in one then here are a few tips on how to make the most of it. . . . → Read More: Beautiful Outdoor Rooms

£100k Crowdfunding Campaign for Children’s Brain Tumour Research

Jessica Green who lost her battle with cancer

Manchester children’s charity, Friends of Rosie, launch a new crowdfunding campaign to raise £100k to fund research to help fight childhood brain tumours. . . . → Read More: £100k Crowdfunding Campaign for Children’s Brain Tumour Research

Creative and Creepy Crawly Summer Fun at the Chestnut Centre

There’s plenty to keep kids busy over the school summer holidays with a range of fun activities at the Chestnut Centre Otter, Owl and Wildlife Park in Chapel-en-le-Frith. . . . → Read More: Creative and Creepy Crawly Summer Fun at the Chestnut Centre

Rex-tra special surprise as Manchester shoppers enjoy dinosaur delight

School children and a dinosaur | Jurassic Kingdom

There was something rex-tra special about Piccadilly Gardens today when T-Rex dinosaur from animatronic dinosaur tour, Jurassic Kingdom, went on the hunt for selfies in Manchester city centre. . . . → Read More: Rex-tra special surprise as Manchester shoppers enjoy dinosaur delight

Mums&Dads Summer 2017 Issue is Out!

Mums&Dads magazine 57, Summer 2017 cover

As the days get warmer (marginally) and longer, thoughts automatically turn to holidays in locations where the days are probably even warmer, and definitely sunnier. But before you book your trip, make sure to read up on our travel columnist’s experience of cruising with kids, and muse over the pros and cons of whisking . . . → Read More: Mums&Dads Summer 2017 Issue is Out!

Got The Fun Factor? Search Begins For The UK’s Youngest CEO

Fun in REAL snow at Chill Factore

Chill Factore launches an exciting summer internship for three lucky children to join its Panel of Fun and show grown-ups who’s really boss!.. Entries are now open until the 23rd June 2017. . . . → Read More: Got The Fun Factor? Search Begins For The UK’s Youngest CEO

Roar-some dinosaur tour will bring giant Rex-hibits

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A roar-some national animatronic dinosaur tour is coming to Manchester this summer, including 30 full scale creature features. A T-Rex standing around 18 metres from head to tail, a battle between Deinonychus and Tenontosaurus, and a 16 metre long Diplodocus are all in store as visitors travel back over 65 millions of years at Jurassic Kingdom.
Competition: win family ticket… . . . → Read More: Roar-some dinosaur tour will bring giant Rex-hibits

Stockport Grammar School Celebrates Musical Successes

Alex Jones performs with the school orchestra

Senior and Junior pupils at Stockport Grammar School won a trio of top prizes at the Alderley Edge Music Festival. . . . → Read More: Stockport Grammar School Celebrates Musical Successes