We wanted to check out the Kids Fun Ideas Show on at Manchester Central with a view to see if we would potentially like to be a part of it next year.
We wanted to check out the Kids Fun Ideas Show on at Manchester Central with a view to see if we would potentially like to be a part of it next year. And what better way to suss it out with the hands on approach of our 4 girls ranging in age from 5 to 8. I think we can safely say that 4 smiling faces loaded down with goodie bags at the end of the day achieved a thumbs up for them. But did it have the same effect on us?
There was a good range of exhibitors with useful resources to keep the kids entertained over the school holidays and beyond. From exercise, music and dance classes to craft activities (Pink Elly was definitely the girls favourite), numerous "what's on" guides from the local museums and of course holiday destinations for the family. Two exceptional child friendly places exhibiting were: The Dalmeny Hotel, where the wonderful, multi-talented crèche team introduced the kids (and parents) to a taster session (very busy stand) and the award winning luxury holiday village Ribby Hall displaying its wares - if you want action packed or a relaxing break this place really does cater for everyone. (Get yourself listed with us Mr Big Blue Hotel!)
As to visitors, 6000 people walked through the door last year. Judging by our visit on Saturday a magician's services would be required to conjure up the remaining predicted numbers.