Review: Stick Man at The Lowry

Have you seen, or read, the tale of Stick Man?  Who hasn’t right?  That’s why this show is a must!

About The Show

Scamp Theatre have brought the magic of Julia Donaldson’s ‘Stick Man’ to life!

We see the much loved character, Stick Man, as he goes for a jog and his encounter with a dog, who wants to play fetch with him.  Following this is a series of unfortunate encounters for Stick Man, including a girl using him in a game of poohsticks, and a Swan making a nest with him!  Stick Man is then swept out to sea ending up far from home, his stick lady love and family of 3.  As the seasons pass, Stick Man meets a surprising friend who might just be able to help him get home.  Will he get back home to the family tree in time for Christmas?

Take a look at the show here:


Our Recommendations

The show is full of puppetry, music, quirky songs, and funky moves. It’s intention to draw in the audience works like a treat, with characters coming out into the audience, and the audience get involved in bat and ball!  You’ll even find the weather takes on a wintry scene inside the theatre!

The show is only about 60 minutes long so it’s perfect for youngsters that might struggle to sit still for long periods of time. There is nothing more wonderful than seeing your little one’s face light up, and shouting to the characters “he’s over there”!  It’s definitely a feel-good festive show.


The show is running from Saturday 1st December until Sunday 6th January 2019 so don’t miss out!

Book your tickets to see Stick Man here

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Where: The Lowry, Pier 8, The Quays, Salford M50 3AZ

Box Office: 0843 208 6000

Cockfields Christmas Experience

Come and enjoy this amazing Christmas Experience at Cockfields Farm.

This is a magical festive event packed full of wonderful activities including: –

  • Elves Workshop – make your own teddy
  • Write and post letter to Santa
  • Visit the North Pole Sweet Shop
  • Mrs Claus’ Kitchen – festive story time, decorating gingerbread man
  • Meet Prancer & Dancer, along with other animals, in Santa’s Stable
  • Meet Santa

Full details, including how to book, can be found here

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Baby Mindful Classes

Baby Mindful classes are different to many other baby activity classes, in that classes have a slow and simple pace, giving you the chance to “be” with your baby” rather than “do”.

Each session is based around a well-known nursery rhyme and follows a seven-step programme, including: –

  • movement
  • play
  • gentle stretching
  • gentle baby touch
  • breathing exercises for parents
  • affirmations
  • relaxation

The unique classes allow a wonderful space for parent and baby to connect and enjoy being with each other – it’s never too early to be introduced to calmness and contentment. Spend quality time with your baby in a calming and supportive atmosphere, where you can benefit from carefully designed exercises to help you relax, unwind, and feel more confident and grounded. Strengthen the bond with your new baby and see how they are gently stimulated and calmed.

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What are the benefits?


* To both stimulate and calm whilst supporting their natural development.

* To encourage their confidence and awareness along with their cognitive, communicative, social, emotional and physical development.

* To enjoy quiet and unhurried time with parents, which will enhance bonding.


* To support you in a calm, safe, and soothing space where you can grow and transition into your new role.

* To help you learn to how to respond to the ‘dance of parenthood’ from a place of feeling calm and centred.

* To introduce you to practical life tools that will be beneficial throughout your parenting journey.

* To encourage you to recognise that your needs are important too, and to recognise the value of nurturing yourself, encouraging you to take some time for yourself.

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Who are classes suitable for?

Classes are suitable for babies aged birth to 6 months.


£25 for a 5 week course.

How to book

Book your place on the next course here

Find out more

To find out more about my Baby Mindful classes or make a booking please email or visit

You can also find out more on the Baby Mindful Facebook page here



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Primary School Admissions: How To Apply

For those children due to transfer to Primary School in September 2019, the online systems for applications is now open.

You will need to apply for a Primary School place if your child was born between: –

1st September 2014 and 31st August 2015.

The Application Process:

  • Apply online November 2018 (there is no need to complete a paper application once an online application has been submitted).
  • The deadline for applications is 15th January 2019
  • Emails will be sent on 16th April 2019, confirming your child’s place, after 9am.

How To Apply:

You can apply online here

You are able to create an account, add your child and add 3 school preferences.

Once your school preferences have been created and submitted, they are available for the Local Authority to view.

Online applications are treated in exactly the same way as a paper applications received by post, however, online applications have the additional benefit of providing an email acknowledgement of your application so you have the extra peace of mind that your application has been received.

Making Changes To Your Application

Once your application has been submitted you will need to contact the Admissions Team at or on 0161 253 6474 if you wish to make any changes.

Notification Of Primary School Allocation

At the end of the Admissions application period, the Local Authority will begin allocating school places to children and notifications will be sent out via email on 16th April 2019.

Questions or Concerns

If you have any questions regarding the online admissions process you can contact the Local Authority on 0161 253 6474 or email us as

How To Appeal

If your child does not receive their first choice, you are entitled to appeal the decision.  Further details regarding the appeals process can be found here

Doctor Dolittle

As the new stage production of Doctor Dolittle begins to take shape in the rehearsal room, The Lowry is pleased to provide a first glimpse at images and footage showcasing some of its exotic menagerie of animal friends.

Doctor Dolittle, with book, music and lyrics by double Academy Award-winner Leslie Bricusse, will head to The Lowry this Christmas (Tue 11 December 2018 – Sat 5 January 2019) as part of the 50th anniversary celebrations of the original film starring Rex Harrison.

Nick Barnes and Caroline Bowman are responsible for creating the collection of puppets that will be an integral part of the production. Caroline Bowman, Associate Puppet Designer, said “Nobody has ever seen puppets like these before. I think these are puppets beyond your wildest dreams.” Nick Barnes, Puppet Designer, added “It’s a real privilege to be able to create puppets for a show like this where there’s going to be a wonderful cast of people operating them and performing with them. We’re very excited.”

Meet The Puppets


The show will feature amazing puppetry, take a sneak peak here…


Mark Williams will play the title role during the show’s run at The Lowry with Brian Capron, Vicky Entwistle, Adèle Anderson, Mollie Melia-Redgrave and Patrick Sullivan playing Albert Blossom/Straight Arrow, Polynesia, Lady Bellowes/Poison Arrow, Emma Fairfax and Matthew Mugg respectively.


Eccentric Doctor Dolittle embarks on an extraordinary adventure to find the Giant Pink Sea Snail that holds the secret of life and makes the world a happier place. Helped by his human companions and an exotic menagerie of animal friends, including the Pushmi-Pullyu and trusty sidekick Polynesia the parrot, the larger-than-life Doctor Dolittle teaches us not only to talk to the animals but to listen to them as well!

The new stage production of Doctor Dolittle will be directed by Christopher Renshaw (Le Grand Mort, Zorro, Taboo, We Will Rock You, The King and I), with choreography by Josh Rhodes (Carousel and Sweeney Todd at the London Coliseum, Company starring Neil Patrick Harris for PBS, and Cinderella and Bright Star on Broadway), design by Tom Piper (Associate Designer at the RSC from 2004 to 2014, and designed the installation for the Tower of London poppies installation and subsequent tours – original concept and Poppies by Paul Cummins), puppet design by Nick Barnes, puppet direction by Jimmy Grimes, lighting by Chris Davey, sound by Ben Harrison, and musical supervision by Mike Dixon (most recent theatre includes Mrs Henderson Presents, Oh What A Lovely War, Bodyguard, Taboo, Hair, Zorro, Never Forget and We Will Rock You).

Doctor Dolittle is based on the Doctor Dolittle stories by Hugh Lofting and the Twentieth Century Fox film.

Doctor Dolittle is performed by arrangement with Music Theatre International (Europe) Ltd.

The UK & Ireland Tour of Doctor Dolittle is produced by Music & Lyrics Limited, the producers behind the highly successful recent tours of The Addams Family, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, Oklahoma!, Fiddler on the Roof, High Society and The King and I, in association with Churchill Theatre Bromley.


Dates: Tue 11 December 2018 – Sat 5 January 2019

Times: 2pm & 7:30pm

Prices: £19.50 – £47.50. Concessions £3 off (selected performances). Discounts for group bookings.

Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes

Buy your tickets here

Tottington’s Big Day Out 2018

This year’s Tottington’s Big Day Out is set to take place on Sunday 1st July!

As usual, the event is sure to have plenty going on to entertain the whole family including live bands, beer tents, BBQ, inflatables and lots of stalls.

Live Bands

The confirmed live bands for this year include: –

  • Laurel Canyon
  • Well Said
  • Leah B
  • Bronx


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Some of the stalls at this year’s event will include: –

  • Hook a Duck
  • Tombola
  • Book Stall
  • Tumble Tots
  • Cake Stall
  • Toy Stall
  • Face Painting
  • Refreshments


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Tottington’s Public Band will also be entertaining event goers.


Event Details

Time: 12pm – 6:30pm

Location: Crompton Meadows, Beryl Avenue, Tottington BL8 3NF

Entrance Fee £1


Further Details

Contact Tottington’s Big Day Out here if you are interested in running a stall, activity or event sponsorship.

Find out more here





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Festwich 2018

Manchester’s free musical festival returns on 27th & 28th July 2018 at St Mary’s Park, Prestwich.

Tribute acts during the two day festival include:

– Guns N Roses

– Metallica

– Green Day

– Queen

– Muse

– Pink Floyd

– Stereophonics

In addition to the music there will be food and beer tents, stalls and lots of activities for the kids.

There are a limited number of tickets remaining for Saturday, and Sunday tickets are already sold out.

A limited number of VIP tickets have just been released.

Tickets can be bought here

Primary School Admissions: what to do if you don’t get your first choice

Are you one of the nervous parents anxiously awaiting National Offer Day on Monday 16th April?

After 16th April you will be able to view your child’s allocated school, by logging into your account here.  Emails will also be sent confirming school allocations after 9am.

First Choice School Offer

If you are happy with your child’s chosen school, you must respond to the offer, in line with the instructions on the offer letter. Local authorities will inform schools of the offers that have been accepted.


If You Are Not Offered Your First Choice

If your child has not been offered your first choice, you have the right to appeal.  Take a look at the appeals process below.


Appealing the decision

Your appeal is likely to be more successful if:

  • A mistake has been made in the allocation of places according to the admissions criteria and your child would have received that place, or;
  • That the decision to refuse admission was ‘unreasonable’ in the circumstances of the case. ‘Unreasonable’ is a very high threshold for an appeal to be successful. It is defined as ‘a decision which is so outrageous in its defiance of logic or of accepted moral standards that no sensible person who had applied his mind to the question could have arrived at it’.


Appeals Process

You can appeal a decision about a reception class to any school using the online appeals system here

Please bear in mind: –

  • You must complete an appeal form for each school you are applying for.
  • You should give the reasons for wanting a place at each school. A statement will be prepared showing why the Local Authority/ School Governors have not been able to offer a place.
  • Your form and the Local Authority/ Governors statement will form the basis of the consideration by the Appeals Panel. You will be invited to the meeting to discuss your case with the Panel. A Local Authority representative or representative of the Governors will also be invited. The Panel will make their decision based on the information available to them at the meeting.
  • If it is necessary for you to go to the Independent Appeals Panel, further information will be sent to you by the Democratic Services Section of the Council who arrange the appeals meetings. Once the panel has made their decision, there is no further right of appeal.



You can find further information on admissions in Bury here

If you have additional questions about the admissions process you can contact Bury Council on 0161 253 6474.



Bee In The City Farewell Weekend

Bee In The City’s Celebratory Farewell Weekend

This weekend saw Bee in the City’s Celebratory Farewell Weekend at the HSBC UK National Cycling Centre. This special event gave Bee seekers the chance to see all of the 101 giant Bee in the City sculptures together for one last time.

The event also gave trail hunters the opportunity to complete their trail activity, if they hadn’t managed it during the Summer, with this bee-utiful display.

The bees were displayed both inside, and outside, of the Velodrome and it was lovely to walk around and take a leisurely look at them all.  It gave us the opportunity to take a really close look at all of the bees, their artists, and the inspiration behind each design.

The bees ranged from reflecting the Manchester skyline, the diversity of people in Manchester, the history of Manchester, plus many more.


There were also lots of other activities, including face painting, candle making, live music, street food, an art fair and street theatre acts including Egg People’s interactive performance Waggle Dance, a high impact, interactive, playful, walkabout act.  Their funny dance, and antics, were hilarious.

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The Bees are now to be auctioned off to raise funds for the Lord Mayor of Manchester’s We Love MCR Charity.

Some of the bees to be auctioned include: –

Rock ‘N’ Roll

Signed by Liam Gallagher

Bee Live in Mcr

Signed by many world-famous music artists, including Gary Barlow, Ed Sheeran, Mick Jagger, Taylor Swift, Blossoms, Courteeners, Liam & Noel Gallagher & Foo Fighters.

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Other Bees to be auctioned include: –

  • This is Manchester
  • Colourful Manchester Skyline Bee
  • Mr Bee’nn
  • A City Transformed
  • Manchester’s Buzz
  • My Heart Belongs To This Place
  • Manchester – the Place to ‘Bee’
  • Bee United
  • Mike Summer-Bee


If you are interested in bidding for a Bee at the sparkling Charity Auction on Wednesday 17th October, visit the website here to register your interest.  Alternatively, you can register for online bidding here.


Bee In The City Farewell Weekend Bidder


The auction took place on Wednesday 17th October where the remaining Bees were auctioned off.  The auction managed to raise £1,128,250 for the Lord Mayor of Manchester’s We Love MCR Charity!  What an amazing achievement! Well done to all involved!

If you would like to find out more about the We Love Mcr Charity, and how you can donate, take a look at the website here.


Manchester Christmas Markets – 9th November – 22nd December 2018

It’s officially the countdown to Christmas… the Christmas Markets return to Manchester tomorrow!

Manchester will once again be transformed into a magical Winter Wonderland for the 19th year.  Spanning across the City Centre there will be an amazing selection of old, and new, traders from across the North West and Europe.

When: 10am – 10pm

Where: Manchester City Centre

Full details about the Christmas Markets can be found here


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Elf Adventure Challenge – 1st-24th December 2018

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to be an Elf?

Would you like to find out?

You are invited to come on The Elf Adventure Challenge this Christmas, where you can take part in Elf tasks and games.

The Elf Adventure Challenge

Your adventure will involve joining in the music, fun and story with a number of challenges for you to complete.

The Challenges

The challenges during your adventure will include:

  • learning how to build toys
  • loading the sleigh
  • playing Elf games
  • learning the Elf march!


When you have completed your challenges you will earn a certificate and the title of ‘Honorary Elf’!

Who knows, once you have qualified, you may even be called on to help Santa!

The Elf Adventure Challenge is an interactive, indoor experience full of fun, festive activities and action for children and adults to enjoy together.


Who Is The Elf Adventure Challenge Aimed At?

Sessions are perfect for families with children age between 2 and 10 years old.   Sessions last for 60 minutes, including time for photographs with the Elves at the end.  All children will receive a copy of the illustrated Christmas storybook which the event is based on so they can continue their Elf fun at home!


Where Is The Elf Adventure Challenge?

The Elf Adventure Challenge will be at a number of locations in the North West this year.

Enjoy a lovely, festive family day out at one of the following: –

  • The Ice Cream Farm, Cheshire
  • Red House Farm, Dunham Massey
  • Rivendell Garden Centre, Widnes

Booking is essential due to limited capacity.

*Please note the specific dates the challenge is available and that dates vary at each location


Don’t Delay, Book Your Tickets Today!

For Elf Adventure Challenge at The Ice Cream Farm, Cheshire book your tickets here!

For Elf Adventure Challenge at Red House Farm, Dunham Massey book your tickets here!

For Elf Adventure Challenge at Rivendell Garden Centre, Widnes book your tickets here!

For group enquiries, schools or nurseries contact or ring 01925 756700 to discuss your requirements.

For further information please take a look at Elf Adventure Challenge

Take a look at the website here to read some previous reviews.

50% Discount

Are you looking to book tickets for the Elf Adventure Challenge?  Would you like a 50% discount code?

Take a look at Elf Adventure Challenge to find out which Elf Baubles is with, message your answer to Elf Adventure Challenge Facebook to receive your 50% off code.  The code is limited to the first 100 people, and on tickets booked before midnight on Sunday 9th December 2018.

Bring on the Christmas spirit!

Win Tickets To See ‘Scary Fairy Saves Christmas’ At The Lowry!

On 5th December 2018, BBC Radio 2 Friday Night is Music Night will be taking over the Lowry Theatre with an evening packed with festive music performed by the amazing Philharmonic and acclaimed singer Curtis Stigers.

The performance also features the highly anticipated world premiere of the latest instalment in Craig Charles’ series of fairy tales.

We have a family ticket for 4 to giveaway!

Scary Fairy Saves Christmas

Master storyteller Craig Charles (Red Dwarf, Robot Wars, Coronation Street) presents another wonderfully enchanted wintry tale for all the family in this musical treat guaranteed to kick-start the festive season.

In conjunction with composer Iain Farrington (Horrible Histories, Wallace and Gromit and 2012 Olympic Opening Ceremony) Scary Fairies features a larger than life cinematic score as Craig presents the third instalment of his modern day series of fables.

This latest instalment takes you on a whirlwind adventure full of humour and childhood nostalgia with many twists and turns, reflecting the world in which we live in today and tackling modern day taboos with Craig Charles’ usual razor sharp wit.

Angelica Bell is your host for the evening and joins the BBC Philharmonic and conductor Clark Rundell for a programme which also includes a selection of wintry delights.

In the first part of the concert Curtis Stigers meets the orchestra for the very first time with a selection of his own hits including I Wonder Why and Never Saw A Miracle, combined with festive classics such as Let It Snow and Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas.

The concert is to be recorded for future broadcast in BBC Radio 1’s Friday Night is Music Night on Friday 7th December at 8pm.

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Duration: The performance will last approximately 2 hours 10 minutes (including interval)

When: 5th December 2018

Time: 19:30pm

Where: Lyric Theatre , The Lowry, Pier 8, Salford Quays M50 3AZ


To be in with a chance to win this family ticket to this amazing show, simply: –

* Like our Facebook page

* Tag who you would bring with you

* Share the promotion

The winner will be drawn at random on Sunday 2nd December 2018 at 9pm!  Good luck!


Sleepyhead – 13th-31st December 2018

Little Angel Theatre presents the perfect Christmas Show for ages 2-5.

It’s been a long day for Dad and he can hardly keep his eyes open.  All he wants is for baby to go to sleep so he can catch up on a little shut-eye too.

Dad’s usually got some tricks up his sleeve to help send baby off to the Land of Nod.  Tonight, however, baby has other ideas…

As soon as Dad’s out of the way, baby gets his hands on the magic top hat, and when his friend Rabbit shows up the fun and games really begin!

Mix in some magic, a pinch of circus fun and a large dollop of silliness and you have the recipe for a little adventure with a lot of laughs!

Contact: 0161 833 9833

Tickets can be booked here

Performance Times: 10:30am, 11:30am, 1:30pm and 2:30pm

Where: Royal Exchange Theatre, St Ann’s Square, Manchester M2 7DH


Family Life is full of events, ideas, clubs, classes and places to go, in and around, Bury.

From weekend guides to holiday clubs, you’ll find everything you need right here.


Vue Cinema Mini Mornings – 8th & 9th December 2018

Goosebumps 2

Two boys are on the hunt for treats on Halloween but little do they know that a really big trick is in store for them.

Running Time: 1 hour 30 minutes

When: 10am

Where: Vue Cinema, The Rock, Bury

Daisy & Ollie Christmas Special

Do you have a Daisy & Ollie fan?

Are you a Gary Barlow and Jason Manford fan?

Look no further than the latest episode of Daisy & Ollie – their Christmas Special!

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Gary Barlow has joined forces with the cast for this one off special called ‘What’s So Special About Christmas Anyway?’ where we see Daisy’s daddy struggling to get into the festive spirit due to the pressures of work – in this case writing a song for Gary Barlow to sing at the town’s Christmas concert.

The Take That front man has been animated by the team at CHF Entertainment and will star as himself in the magical episode singing a song written by Jason Manford and the team.

The ever-inquisitive friends ‘Daisy’ (voiced by Sarah Hadland) and ‘Ollie’ (voiced by Claire Morgan) are disheartened to discover that Daisy’s Daddy isn’t feeling the festive inspiration to write the song, which prompts them to try and restore his Christmas spirit by finding out what really is so special about Christmas.

Daisy & Ollie Cast

Created by Helen Brown and produced by CHF Entertainment, with Jason Manford as executive producer and writing many of the scripts, “Daisy & Ollie” premiered for the first time on Cartoonito in November 2017 and was an instant hit with parents and their pre-schoolers, quickly becoming the No1 show on launch. 

Gary comments: “I was absolutely thrilled when Jason asked me to be part of the Daisy & Ollie Christmas special, especially as a cartoon version of myself. It was great fun and a heart-warming show. I can’t wait to watch it with my family during the Christmas period!”

Jason comments: “It has been an exciting few months working with Gary Barlow on the Daisy & Ollie Christmas episode, and it has been an incredible honour to write a song for him to sing in the show.  Bringing in a huge star like Gary brings that festive touch of sparkle a Christmas episode needs. I can’t wait for the viewers’ reactions when they see Gary in the show, the animators have done an incredible job creating his character – it looks just like him!”

The Daisy & Ollie Christmas Special episode, What’s so great about Christmas anyway?’ is available to watch on Cartoonito and to download from Amazon and iTunes from Sunday 2nd December.

Premiere Screening

We were lucky enough to be invited to go along to the Premiere of the screening yesterday and it is most definitely a must watch for all parents and little ones.

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The episode is, as always, beautifully written by Helen Brown and promises to make your little one’s face light up.

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Can’t wait to download it?  Watch a clip of the Christmas Special here:


You can download the Christmas Special episode here here


Press Release:


Northern stars visited the Savoy Cinema in Jason’s hometown, Stockport, for a festive screening of hit preschool animation Daisy & Ollie’s Christmas special, which features a musical performance from Gary Barlow.

On Friday 30th November, comedian and Daisy & Ollie executive producer, Jason Manford, was joined by friends and cast members including Sarah Hadland, Clare Morgan and BBC Radio Manchester Breakfast Show presenter Chelsea Norris as he hosted the event at the Savoy Cinema, Stockport.

Along with their families, friends and fans came out for the premiere of ‘What’s so great about Christmas anyway?’, a festive Daisy & Ollie episode which also features Take That frontman Gary Barlow singing a Christmas song written by Jason Manford.

The episode, which launched on Cartoonito on Saturday 1st December and is now available for download on Amazon and iTunes, is brimming with music and fun, and follows ‘Daisy’s Daddy’ (voiced by Jason Manford), a musician and single father, as he is asked to write a Christmas single for the world famous pop star, Gary Barlow, who’ll be performing it at the town Christmas concert.

Over 150 people attended the festive family screening, which concluded with a Q&A with Jason Manford and his fellow voice cast, Sarah Hadland and Clare Morgan along with the show’s creator, Helen Brown from CHF Entertainment.

Guests and their families also met the Daisy & Ollie costume characters and were treated to a very special visit from Santa and his Elf, who took time out of their duties at the Christmas Woodland at Blakemere to meet the guests.

Jason Manford comments: “It has been an absolute pleasure to host the screening today in my hometown of Stockport. It was wonderful to see the reactions of so many young children and their families alike enjoying the new episode. It’s been an exciting few months working with Gary and an incredible honour to write a song for him to sing in the show! The animation team did a great job. The episode officially launches tomorrow and I hope the viewers enjoy watching it as much as I have making it!”

On appearing in the Daisy & Ollie Christmas special, Gary commented: “I was absolutely thrilled when Jason asked me to be part of the Daisy & Ollie Christmas special, especially as a cartoon version of myself. It was great fun and a heart-warming show. I can’t wait to watch it with my family during the Christmas period!”

Created by Helen Brown and produced by CHF Entertainment, with Jason Manford as executive producer and writing many of the scripts, “Daisy & Ollie” premiered for the first time on Cartoonito in November 2017 and was an instant hit with parents and their pre-schoolers, quickly becoming the No1 show on launch.

Jason Manford & Santa


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Calling all local businesses!

Are you looking to boost your business sales in the run up to Christmas?

How would you like to be part of the Family Life Bury Christmas Market?  A market full of local businesses, promoted by local business.

For just £30, you can be included with up to 3 images, backlinks to your website, social media and contact details.

The Christmas Market will be open 24 hours a day right up until Christmas Eve.

We will be promoting via our social media channels and online at

If this sounds ‘right up your street’ get in touch at

Small Business Happy Dance

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Baby Mindful

Spend quality time with your baby in a calming and supportive atmosphere, where you can benefit from carefully designed exercises to help you relax, unwind, and feel more confident and grounded. Strengthen the bond with your new baby and see how they are gently stimulated and calmed.

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Classes run every half term. Contact for available class dates and to book.

Further information can be found here

Cost: £25 for 5 weeks

When: 9:30am

Where: The Tottington Centre, Market Street,  Tottington, Bury BL8 3LL


Bonfire & Firework Displays

Everyone wants to have fun on Bonfire Night don’t they?  As we all know organised events are the safest option for everyone to enjoy a safe night.

So, we have done all the hard work for you and put together a guide of local, organised Bonfire & Firework displays.  Details of these events can be found here.

Please note some of these events require tickets to be purchased prior to the event.

Have fun, stay safe x



For more local events, take a look at our latest Weekend Guide here

For a full list of upcoming events, take at look at our Events Guide here

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Apply To Be On The New Series Of ‘The Island With Bear Grylls’

Fancy being stranded on a desert island (or need a break from the kids/ other half)?

The producers of ‘The Island With Bear Grylls’ are looking for the next lot of adventurers to take part in the new series.

The situation remains the same, with a group of people being stranded, left to survive… but this time there is prize money to be won!

Closing date is 19th October so get those entries in 👍

Baby Relax

Baby Relax is a lovely, enriching class.

The aim is to allow you to bond with baby, feel uplifted and relaxed.

The session includes massage, sensory play, nursery rhymes and parachute play.

Find out more about Empathy Holistics here

Contact: 07913 708419

When: 11:30am – 12:30pm

Where: Sunnybank Community Centre, 246 Sunnybank Road, Unsworth BL9 8JL.

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