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Staff benefits update – 23 May 2018

23 May 2018

Ahead of half term we are focussing on family friendly offers and massage and spa treatments

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Drayton Manor 

Drayton Manor is running an exclusive offer for visits to the park until 3rd June 2018. All tickets for 4 year olds and over are just £15! Drayton Manor Park is celebrating BIAZA’s ‘Love Your Zoo’ Week (26th May – 3rd June). As well as over 100 species to learn about in the Zoo, there will be plenty of activities to get involved with such as a Love Your Zoo trail, animal talks, animal themed challenges and enrichment stations. As well as the Zoo, there are over 100 rides and attractions to experience in the park and Europe’s only Thomas Land which boasts over 25 Thomas & Friends themed rides and attractions. For this offer our existing web link will reflect the new pricing bookable for dates now through to the 3rd June 2018 as well as via their contact centre with our promo/quote code.

You can get a 15% discount on admissions at Jodrell Bank Discovery Centre. With extensive exhibitions and displays, there’s plenty to explore, particularly for families. Don’t miss the ever-popular clockwork orrery and whispering dishes! You’ll also find over 35 acres of gardens and arboretum, complete with a playground, picnic areas, and even an apiary. Plus, don’t miss the Planet Pavilion Café, famous for its fresh, local and sustainable produce, and any trip to Jodrell Bank isn’t complete without a browse around its award-winning gift shop! Show your staff card or quote the secure code online

Activate Camps is a leading provider of sport and activity holiday courses for children aged 5-16 years in the UK.  They operate more than 200 weeks of sport and activity camps every year with courses such as the Andrew Flintoff Cricket Academy and the Louis Smith Gymnastic Academy. They facilities at over 75 locations nationwide including Bolton School, Stockport Grammar School, Cheadle Hulme School and The Grange in Hartford

The Cinema Society

Save up to 40% off the cost of cinema tickets for yourself, your family and your friends with the Cinema Society. It's really simple to register, and you can start saving straight away. You simply choose your cinema, buy an evoucher then use that in the internet booking for your favourite cinema. You can also save on popcorn and drinks with some cinemas! Purchase any of their discounted vouchers through The Cinema Society, before the end of May and you're in with a chance of having your purchase refunded!

Massage and spa treatments

Stephanie Marsh is a fully qualified and insured Massage Therapist offering quick and convenient massage treatments to staff on campus which benefit from over 15% off the regular cost.

The MacDonald Hotel has two spa offers for you – a Twilight Spa Package for £35 and 15% discount on spa treatments (Mon - Thurs). Buddha Beauty Co is offering you 20% off massages and facials and 10% discount on their Buddha Beauty skincare at their Chorlton salon or online via their skincare website. Preened and Polished in the Northern Quarter is offering a 10% discount off all treatments and their gift vouchers for you. This offer has absolutely no restrictions on time or days but does exclude special offers.   

Final reminder that Beauty Bee will be offering all beauty treatments at student prices for University staff in the Wellbeing Rooms during May only.

The University’s staff wellbeing website and blog are a great source of information and the wellbeing team always welcome contributions via

Keep up to date with all your benefits and discounts via Staff benefits.