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Don’t let flu spoil the December holidays for your children and you

Flu cases tend to increase in December and January but it’s not too late to get your child vaccinated against flu. Flu can be horrible for children as they suffer the same symptoms as adults including fever, chills and aching muscles and some may need to go to hospital for treatment. The best way to protect your child from flu is by having them vaccinated. Many children have already been vaccinated but there are still many local children yet to take up this opportunity.

For most children, the vaccine is given as a nasal spray. The vaccine has been used over the last six years in the UK where millions of children have been vaccinated. It is safe, quick, effective and painless. GP practices provide the flu vaccination to children of 2 and 3 years of age. The flu vaccine has been offered in schools to all primary school aged children. The flu vaccine is also available to older children with certain long term conditions such as diabetes and asthma requiring a regular preventer inhaler. The flu vaccination is free to these groups.

Vaccinating children each year not only offers protection to children, but also to more vulnerable family members such as grandparents and others in our communities. Reducing the chances of catching flu could also mean you and your children are less likely to need time off school or work due to illness, or to care for sick family members.

Strains of flu can vary from year to year, so even if your child was vaccinated last year it is important that they are protected for this winter. Protect your little ones from flu and make sure you take up the flu vaccine when it is offered.

For more information on the children’s flu vaccination programme, go to


Parties at Freedome just got even better! 

FREEDOME have refreshed their party packages and now offer a brilliant celebration for your little ones! All parties include a VIP party planner, 60 minutes jump time and 45 minutes in your VIP party room with delicious Pizza & Nachos or Hotdog & Nachos, ice cream and drinks. They will provide free invitations, jump socks for all, plus extras such as GLOW or SUPERHERO parties and party bags to make your party extra special! Not only that, this also includes free 1 or 3 month Membership for birthday child, free Slush each at standard parties, free unlimited Slush for Glow and Superhero parties and free hot drinks for birthday child's parents. All other parent guests can enjoy 20% off Café vouchers too. W:


Climb the walls – exhilarating adventure the weather can’t spoil!

Go climb the walls with Boulder Hut this winter – an ideal activity for all the family that is great exercise, fun and sociable. There are climbs for all ages and abilities, and slides for kids and adults. After working up an appetite, refuel in their café serving delicious vegetarian food, barista-style coffee, and homemade cakes. They’ve recently installed heating at the café tables, so you can be cosy too! Looking for a fun activity for the kids in the run up to Christmas? Book onto one of their popular kids’ parties for 2 hours of climbing fun and food! W:


Fitness and fun for all the family this new year!

The Conquer WILDLINGS Challenge on Saturday 25th January is a partner competition with a difference and sees Child & Adult Teams battle against the clock in a fun obstacle course. Be prepared to run, jump, flip, crawl, carry, balance and take on the challenge! It takes place at Somerford Park Farm, Holmes Chapel Rd, Congleton, Cheshire and you need to register at 8.30am ready for a briefing at 9am and start time of 9.30am. The course is for Juniors, Adults and Children (age restriction is 6-14 years) and each child receives a medal, water and a snack. The entry fee is £30 per team and registration is live now at:…


Make your day go with a bang at Techniquest!

Techniquest Glyndwr is the home of science and exploration in North Wales with over 65-hands on exhibits for the whole family to enjoy. At TQG they don’t do ‘normal’, they want you to be able to bring the place to life by not just seeing an exhibit, but engaging and finding out what makes it tick yourself. With two live science shows a day full of the wildest experiments that come with a bang, five zones to sink your teeth into and the only science shop in the area, there really isn’t anywhere quite like Techniquest Glyndwr. W:


It’s beginning to look a lot like fitness!

Step into Christmas with this great new offer from Brio Leisure and get ready for some festive fitness and fun! This November, juniors can join Brio Leisure and pay just £10 per month for November, December and January! Enjoy casual swim sessions, off-peak racquet sports, junior gym and selected fitness classes. Adults can join too for only £20 per month and take advantage of all Brio’s facilities so whether you want to feel festive in fitness classes or get Christmassy on the courts, Brio has something for everyone. To join and benefit from this offer, visit your local centre today or go online. W:

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