Friday, 31 March 2017

Wet ‘n’ Wild Water Play Area at Twycross Zoo




Open from Saturday 25th March 2017


We want our visitors to have as much fun as our animals so we have created a huge water play area for you all to get wet in!


It’s great for children to cool off and have fun as you splash around the specially designed play area.

As well as seeing and learning about 150 species of the most amazing animals, you can show your wild side in the water!

Located near the Penguins, Wet and Wild offers the chance for children to don their flippers and splash around.

Full changing facilities are available – and remember to bring a towel!

Food outlets near the Wet & Wild play area serve a range of snacks, including – ice creams, hot and cold drinks, sandwiches and sharing foods for the whole family.

It’s a great place for Mum and Dad to have a rest!

HM Passport Office - Online Passport Application Roll out

Customers to benefit from online passport application roll out. HM Passport Office has launched a new online passport renewal service as part of its drive to improve customer services...

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Childcare Choices Website

UK families will soon see bills cut as date announced for the launch of Tax-Free Childcare. Launch of new Childcare Choices website means parents now able to find available government support...
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Defence Discount Service - National Express Offer

YOU WILL BE REQUIRED TO SHOW YOUR DEFENCE PRIVILEGE CARD WHEN BOARDING!

For Defence Discount Service non serving members (such as Veterans and Civil Servants) save 30% on travel.

National Express are offering 30% off travel to over 900 towns, cities and airports across the UK

This offer is valid on all National Express services (excluding third party, events services, Eurolines and Ulster Bus), meaning you can relax on one of its comfortable coaches with leather seats, power sockets, air conditioning and ample leg room.

In order to book, follow the link and enter your destination and dates in the journey planner and the 30% off discount will automatically be applied.

YOU WILL BE REQUIRED TO SHOW YOUR DEFENCE PRIVILEGE CARD WHEN BOARDING!

Click HERE for more information

Armed Forces Offer at Buckingham Palace, Windsor Castle and Holyrood House


MOD90 or Armed Forces ID card holders can visit Windsor Castle with up to four friends or family for FREE. That’s a potential saving of £85.
Be sure to check the Royal Collection website to plan and make the most of your visit.
1. Call ahead of your visit on 0303 123 7300 to check that the castle is open to the public (no advance booking required.
2. Bring your MOD90 / Armed Forces ID with you to get you and up to four friends or family in for FREE.
This discount applies to Buckingham Palace, Holyrood House as well as Windsor Castle. Phone 0303 123 7300 to confirm.

Do you have a built in appliance in your Service Families Accommodation?

Service Family Accommodation (SFA) customers benefit from a comprehensive maintenance service, including the provision of items such as cookers but not the maintenance of fitted appliances in some of the new SFA.  

If you experience any issues with integrated appliances please report them to CarillionAmey on 0800 707 6000 in the normal way.  Cookers will be repaired or replaced, however other non-standard integrated appliances will be removed and a space left for your own white goods in accordance with MOD policy.

Wednesday, 29 March 2017

Big white Wall


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Tuesday, 28 March 2017

West Midlands Safari Park - Armed Forces Discount

West Midlands Safari Park - Armed Forces Discount



Military ID may have to be shown on entry.

 Please contact the HIVE for Corporate Telephone Number and Discount Code

2017 Discounted Prices:

Admissions Only-

Adult  £17.25
Child  £13.50

Admission & Wristband

Adult  £24.05
Child  £20.80

Monday, 27 March 2017

Lets Animate - 5 week course for children starting 26th April

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Bulkingtojn Cricket Club - Training Sessions for Children

If you have a young person who has always fancied trying Cricket, then Bulkington Cricket Club could be just the place to call. They hold training sessions for kids aged 7+ in a safe and fun environment. 

All are welcome so please contact them for more information!



Wednesday, 15 March 2017

Royal British Legion Job Vacancies

Please click on the link below to view the lastest Royal British Legion Vacancies

www.britishlegion.org.uk/about-us/jobs/

Friday, 10 March 2017

NEW Garden Waste Collection Service

A new garden waste collection service will launch in Rugby from Monday 3 April 2017. The existing green bin service will end on your last normal collection day on or before 31 March.

If you want a garden waste collection service from April 2017, you must opt-in.

Sign Up Now Read the terms and conditions

You can pay by credit or debit card at any time of the day, using our secure website. Once you have signed up, allow up to two weeks for us to send your bin sticker and arrange to empty your bin.

The service costs £40 per bin for the year, running from April 2017 to March 2018. You can opt-in at any time, but there are no discounts for part-year subscriptions.

How the service will work

From 3 April 2017 we will only empty green garden waste bins from households that have opted-in to the garden waste collection service. Your bin will be emptied on the same day as your blue recycling bin on your normal bin day.

When you opt-in you will receive a bin sticker, which you will need to stick to the body of your bin at the rear, below the handle. This sticker will be unique to you, and will match our records.

If you opt-in, your green bin will be emptied every fortnight between April 2017 and March 2018, apart from a short break at Christmas.

For more information, including alternatives, please visit the Rugby Borough Council website by clicking HERE


Thursday, 2 March 2017

Catering Vacancies at Compton Verney



Please click HERE to view current vacancies at Compton Verney

The Park is open to the public now on every day except Monday, so pop by if you'd like to take advantage of our discounted military rates and take a walk in the countryside!

SSAFA Additional Needs and Disability Guide


To view in full please click HERE

Wednesday, 1 March 2017

Drayton Manor 2017 Season - Defence Discount Service save up to 50% on tickets

Drayton Manor are offering an amazing offer that saves up to 50% on tickets! 
T& Cs apply

Contact your local HIVE for full offer details or click here to log onto Defence Discount Service

Drayton Manor 2017 Season - Free Entry for Serving Personnel and Veterans of the Armed Forces

Drayton Manor Park is proud to support our British Armed Forces so throughout our 2017 season we are offering free entry to all those serving and ex serving personnel of the British Armed Forces.  
Our main 2017 season runs from Thursday 30th March – Friday 27th October* and any serving or ex serving member of the British Armed Forces will receive free entry to Drayton Manor Park.
Armed Forces discount is also available for Park Entry throughout Magical Christmas. Opens on 18th November for selected dates until 31st December.** 
Booking in advance is not necessary so please show your ID on arrival at any ticket kiosk before approaching the gate and free entry will be granted for the individual.
Accepted forms of ID include:
For serving personnel: A Valid Military personal card/MOD card, Band of Brothers Card or Defence Privilege Card (only for serving or ex-serving member of the armed forces).
For Veterans: A leaving certificate, proof of War Pension or Armed Forces Compensation, Band of Brothers Card or Defence Privilege Card (only for serving or ex-serving members of the armed forces)
*Not available on park buy out days, please check the website before travelling for opening times and dates. No family or friend’s discounts offered at this time.    
**Park entry only, does not include a meeting with Father Christmas. This can be booked seperately at an extra price, https://www.draytonmanor.co.uk/magical-christmas.
Click HERE for full details

Families Activity Breaks (FAB)

What is FAB?

Families’ Activity Breaks (FAB) is a non-public funded, tri Service charitable initiative, providing fun and challenging activity camps around the UK for bereaved Military families.
Families’ Activity Breaks

If your child is aged up to 19 years old and has suffered the loss of a loved one who was serving in the Armed Forces, then you may be eligible for a FAB camp. The holidays offer an adventure for all the family and a welcome break to meet and socialise with others who have experienced a similar loss.

A loved one can mean a parent, a step parent, or a child’s legal guardian, carer or sibling.


Full details of 2017 FAB dates are at www.fabcamps.org.uk