SOUTHPORT ATTRACTIONS SUPPORT THE KIDS FUN IDEAS SHOW & HELP TO
TACKLE THE HOLIDAY BOREDOM!
Central is set to open its doors this summer to a brand new,
family-friendly exhibition called:- "The Kids Fun Ideas Show". The show aims
to help those looking after children aged two to twelve to find
fun-filled activities to keep them entertained during weekends and
the school holidays.
The show, which will be a day out in itself, will take place Saturday
5 July 2008 through to Sunday 6 July 2008, featuring live entertainment from dance
workshops to science shows and activities including a treasure hunt
and goody bag worth £100 for each adult.
The show’s directors
are delighted with the terrific response from exhibitors including
Southport Splashworld and Events North Wales.
For a full list of
exhibitors, you can visit the
With attendance figures expected to reach 15,000 during the show
weekend, there will be an array of activities organised to keep
visitors entertained throughout.
Families can expect
to see skateboarding stunts, circus workshops and science shows to
keep the kids entertained, along with a myriad of other
Organisers of the
show believe that this year will be a bumper year for Southport’s
visitor attractions as people are beginning to feel both the squeeze
of the credit crunch and deciding to take fewer or shorter flights
due to impact on the environment.
Elizabeth Faulkner, Director of Daisy Chain Ltd, the company behind
the show, said:- “Being a mum myself I’m aware of the
difficulties parents face when it comes to finding ways of keeping
the kids entertained, particularly over the summer holidays.
that there was a demand for this type of show to give parents a
helping hand in coming up with ways to do this.”
Ruth Robinson, Co-Director of Daisy Chain Ltd added:-
“Elizabeth and I have worked together for coming up to eight years
now and both have a wealth of experience in the tourism industry.
We’re really optimistic about the show and with 5% of all profits
made going to the NSPCC we’re hoping it will be a huge success.”
Plans are also being made to roll out the show across various
destinations in the UK including London, Birmingham and Glasgow.
information about the show please visit the
website or telephone 01706 824468.
MERSEYSIDE QUARRIES ISSUE TRESPASS WARNING
being warned to be vigilant over the bank holiday weekend as a warm
spell could lead to children being exposed to unseen dangers in
The warning comes from the Quarry Products Association following a
nationwide survey of quarry managers and the overwhelming message is
that warm weather often leads to misadventure at their sites.
With quarries helping to produce 0.4 million tonnes of aggregates a
year in Merseyside, the county is in the front line as the Quarry
Products Association mounts its "Play Safe. Stay Safe" campaign.
Lynda Thompson is the QPA's chairman. "Whilst quarries are
safe places for work and have a vital role in our world they are not
playgrounds. We rely on parents and
teachers to support us in delivering that essential message.
Our new safety survey shows that 62 per cent of our members'
quarries in the North West have experienced trespass problems in the
last two years. We know from experience that warm weather is a
particular factor in increased levels of trespass by both children
and adults. 49% of our members
say that trespass is a constant worry or a significant problem in
their working life. Many have employed CCTV, extra security guards,
new fencing and have increased co-operation with Police Community
Support Officers to try to tackle the problem."
The new survey of quarry managers also found that whilst the
over-25s are the most frequent trespassers, teenage trespass is a
Lynda Thompson added:- "The numbers show the extent of the
problem and, whilst our members try to engage with the community by
visiting schools and youth groups, the support of parents in
relaying the Play Safe. Stay Safe message is vital. It
came as somewhat of a surprise that the over 25's were the most
frequent trespassers. We would urge those adults to change their behaviour
because children following this example could be exposed to unseen
The Play Safe. Stay Safe campaign raises awareness of the often
unrecognised hazards of trespassing in a typical quarry, which
include deep and cold water, sand piles where children could dig
tunnels liable to collapse and steep drops. QPA is
particularly concerned about the potential for accidents at disused
quarries, which often become beauty spots and attract whole
families. Amongst the adults who often ignore the hazards of such
sites and in doing so encourage children; are divers and climbers.
Lynda Thompson:- "We are keen to ensure parents and teachers
fully understand the dangers young people can face if they trespass
on active or disused sites. One accident is one too many.".