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Staff benefits update

13 Apr 2017

Win a pair of tickets to see Twelfth Night at the Royal Exchange and see the latest travel, family friendly and beauty offers!


If you are looking for a last minute Easter break or focussing on other bank holidays in May and the half term school holidays has a great selection of properties. Whether you're on the hunt for a sunny beach escape or UK country getaway, Hotel Exclusives have just the getaway for you - including Crete, Algarve, Devon, Rome & many more.  SuperBreak can make your short break extra special with one of their added value breaks. Whether you're looking for a relaxing spa break, a hotel stay plus dinner or an afternoon tea deal, they've got some fabulous offers to make the most of your short break. Visit the travel discounts for more information.

Family friendly

You can now save up to 53% off at Drayton Manor Theme Park.  It is home to a variety of exciting attractions with roller coasters, zoo and Thomas Land and makes a great family day out.  Merlin attractions and Chill Factore are also fantastic destinations for the family over Easter and have high discounts to help make the day out more affordable.  

Activate Camps operate more than 200 weeks of sport and activities at their OFSTED registered camps every year with courses such as the Andrew Flintoff Cricket Academy and the Louis Smith Gymnastic Academy.  They have facilities at over 75 locations nationwide including Bolton School, Stockport Grammar School, Cheadle Hulme School and The Grange in Hartford - so plenty going on in and around Manchester at Easter and in the Summer!

Mr Bloom's Nursery Live arrives at the Palace Theatre on Mon 17 Apr, 11am & 3pm.  Bring your 'tiddlers' along and join Mr Bloom and the Veggies on their first ever live tour. QUOTE VEGGIE for £10 Tickets* (Valid on Mon 17 Apr at 11am & 3pm, must quote VEGGIE to redeem). Call 0844 871 3038 or email to book today!

Health, beauty and fitness

One of our regular discount providers, City Scene, is promoting a Malmaison offer of 50% off all ESPA treatments of 1 hour or above (up to 3 Treatments per Booking).  

Why not visit the health, fitness and outdoors or the hair and beauty discounts and discover other opportunities to save on health cash plans and private healthcare, gyms, outdoor clothing, spas and hair salons! 

Changes to Perkz

Staff access to the Perkz discounts platform ended on 31 March 2017.  Wider Plan has been appointed to provide University staff with a new discounts portal called Wider Wallet which will launch during April. More information is available here.

Prize draw – Twelfth Night

The Royal Exchange has provided two pairs of tickets for the press night performance of TWELFTH NIGHT on Thursday 20 April at 7.30pm. To be in with a chance of winning a pair, just answer the question below:

Q. Twelfth Night was written by: 

a. William Shakespeare

b. William Wordsworth

Email your answer and full contact details to marking the subject Twelfth Night by midnight Tuesday, 18 April. Winners will be notified on the 19 April.

Have a great Easter weekend.  Keep up to date with all your staff benefits!