Got kids, babysitting or being a fantastic auntie/uncle this half term? As a student at LJMU you are not only entitled to free and discounted exclusive offers but can also get kids involved too. There’s nothing worse than having to cope with bored little ones running around, so here’s a few tips on how to keep them entertained and make your life a lot easier.
Get Lively at Lifestyles
Why not keep the kids active this February half term and head to your local Lifestyles centre where there’s a range of fun activities for children aged 8+ (ages may vary according to centre rules).
Most activities run from Monday 20th to Friday 24th February so go along and enjoy the fun – and don’t forget your FREE Futures membership card! Remember, in addition to centre activities there’s FREE swimming every day for Future members aged 8-16. If you’re not already a Futures member, sign up at your local centre.
To find out more, check out what’s happening at a centre near you. Please note that activities and booking rules will vary across centres. The following centres are running activities: •Alsop •Austin Rawlinson •Ellergreen •Garston •Peter Lloyd
Go before 4pm and you can get active also by use your FREE LJMU Lifestyles gym pass!
Have a magical afternoon watching a show at the Everyman & Playhouse
Want to treat the kids to a performance of the classic children’s story “Roald Dahl’s The Twits”? Then why not use your LJMU student card to get £5 discounted tickets (subject to availability).
Also on at The Everyman this half term is “Holiday Drama Fun”. The award winning building will be opening its doors to give 7 to 10 year olds a jam packed week of games and a chance to create a performance.
It’s a great way for children to explore their creativity, develop skills and make new friends. This comes with a cost £100 for the week so if you’ve got the money and need a rest from the kids then it looks
like a great investment.
See the new Star Wars film or first orchestral performance at the Liverpool Philharmonic
Besides running a mixture of sessions; Little Notes and Toddler Tunes throughout the week for the younger ones (up to 5 years old). The Philharmonic are showing a matinee screening of the new Star Wars film “Rogue One: A Star Wars Story” on Monday 20th at 2:30pm to which LJMU students can take advantage of two FREE tickets and take the teens (12A rating) to see the most recent Star Wars movie.
The antidote to the multiplex, watching a film at Liverpool Philharmonic is a unique experience. The last remaining Walturdaw cinema screen in the world raises out of the stage before every screening accompanied by resident organist Dave Nicholas.
Why not take your child to experience their first ever orchestral performance of Firebird (Friday 25th 2:30pm) and listen to this masterpiece full of drama and excitement. Tickets are also FREE for LJMU students.
Have fun and explore the Tate Liverpool
Take the family for a stroll down to the Albert Dock to the famous family friendly Tate Liverpool. Whether children choose to go and play in the Clore Learning Centre or pick up a rocket backpack and explore the wonders of The Tate, there will be something that will cater for all ages. LJMU students get FREE access to all exhibitions and so do children under age of 12 years.
Also Children eat free at the Tate Café with any adult purchase of a main meal which can save those pennies of what is seen to be one expensive week. LJMU students also receive a 10% discount off the café and shop when presenting a valid LJMU card.
For any information about the offers please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
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Written by Kimberley Larkin (Student Opportunities Coordinator)