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Staff benefits update

10 Jun 2015

This week there are family friendly discounts on activity holidays for children, Grobags and Bolesworth International in Chester plus discounts for outdoor fitness classes as well as regular theatre deals and the latest from Perkz!

Pink Hearts gro-suit

Family friendly

If you are considering childcare options for the summer holidays, Activate Sport is a leading provider in of sport and activity holiday courses for children aged 5-16 years including the Freddie Flintoff Cricket Academy. You have the opportunity to benefit from a 25% discount off any of their courses in the area including The Armitage Centre in Fallowfield. Book directly quoting your unique code MANCSD15 either online or by calling 01785711572. This discount is also applicable if paying with childcare vouchers.

Grobags started the baby sleep bag revolution back in 2000 and have changed the way that mums and dads put their babies to bed. Over 95% of parents in the UK now use baby sleep bags, making traditional top sheets and blankets a relic of the past. The Grobag now has four Mother and Baby Gold awards and two Practical Parenting Golds, and with over three million Grobags sold so far, you can rest assured that you have chosen the UK’s favourite baby sleep bag.

Access your 15% discount at:

Bolesworth International (18-21 June)

One of our regular discount providers, CityScene, is providing a code to access 20% discount at the Bolesworth International in Chester. There are displays and activities to keep the family busy all day and evening too. See a list of a few of the highlights at:

To book your tickets request your unique online discount code by emailing:

Please note that your show ticket is flexible and can be used on any day of the Bolesworth International 2015 (18 June – 21 June).

Functional Innovative Training

Get fit, lose weight and look and feel better with F.I.T. Outdoor Fitness Classes & Personal Training in Chorlton Park, Manchester. Functional Innovative Training (F.I.T.) is the alternative outdoor fitness class, with an emphasis on functional, fun and natural movement, where you will be coached and motivated by experienced fitness professionals to a new, leaner, healthier, fitter, faster and more agile you!

For more information on the location classes, times and discount price, visit:

Theatre and shows

There is a new offer for Jaleo Flamenco at Manchester Opera House on 17 June (7.30pm). Best available stalls and circle seats at £15.00 and best available gallery seats at £10.00.

Details of the offer are at:

For full details of all the offers you can access in the coming months at The Palace and Opera House, see:

Merlin Group

As you will have heard in the media, Alton Towers has now reopened.  For any University staff who have pre-booked tickets using their staff discount the X-Sector remains closed.  Other Merlin offers for you, your family and friends are available at:


June brings an offer with Forest Holidays where you can save 15% on luxury cabins set in Forest Commission land on breaks between 24 July and 3 September and save 9% with a B&Q reloadable shopping card so you can finish off those household jobs!

For more offers and the competitions, including your chance to win an Apple Sport Watch, read:

For your chance to win, visit:

If you have not registered with Perkz yet, request the unique code by emailing:


There is something for everybody via: