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Here’s Why Fostering In Manchester Is Great!

At Perpetual Fostering, we’re proud of our roots here in the North West. This time we want to tell you all about why Manchester really is a great place to be a foster carer.

Options For Recreation
The size of Manchester means there’s always something to do and see with your foster kids! This city really does have something for everyone: either educational days out or other types of entertainment:

  • Take them to the IMAX to see a film in 3D
  • Visit Chinatown and enjoy some delicious food
  • Spend a day in Salford Quays, the place that Old Trafford, The Lowry, The Imperial War Museum North and Lancashire County Cricket Club all call home!

A Sporty Heritage
On the subject of Old Trafford, Manchester has a great sporting history. This has been built up by not one, but two, world famous football teams – Manchester United and Manchester City!
Whether the kids are already fans – or fans to be – you could spend a great day taking them for each of the club’s Museum and Stadium Tours.

And it’s not confined to just football either. Ask your foster children if they’re interested in Rugby, Cricket, Cycling or Athletics – there really is something for everyone.

Or, even better: get those kids directly involved with sports! Encourage them to join a football, tennis or cricket club. It’s part of your role as a carer to help your foster kids improve their wellbeing, and sports is a great way to achieve that.

The Music Scene
British pop wouldn’t be the same without Manchester, and kids love pop music! But that’s not all. If you and the children want to attend musical performances and shows, Manchester has more options than anywhere else in the Northwest.

So you see, if you’re based in this region of the country, you’ll have an amazing experience if you decide to foster with us. There’s always something to do, and always ways to keep those foster children occupied! Contact us today to find out more about how you could get involved.

If you’ve been following our 2015 Ofsted posts, you’ll already know that we focus on placing children and young people in healthy environments where their physical, emotional, and social wellbeing is promoted. It is vital that foster children feel part of a family and are provided with a stable, healthy home environment in which they can grow and flourish. One young person in the report is quoted as saying: “I like them, they care about me, I am part of their family”.

With half term almost upon us, there are a host of local activities to keep the kids entertained over the break. We’ve picked a few of our favourites, to encourage you to get children involved, integrated, active and help fill the days they’re home from school.

Pancake Day
Don’t forget that this year pancake day falls in the week of half term! You know the drill, make up some pancake mix, get a load of toppings together, and gather the kids around the table to make their own pancake creations!

MOSI’s Steam, Sweat and Sewers
In an event aimed at kids, the Museum Of Science And Industry is running fun activities about Victorian Manchester. Starting on the 14th of February and ending on the 22nd of March, the daily activities show how Victorian science and invention helped build our modern world.

Hotel Novotel Manchester’s Superheroes Day
Give your kids an exciting day out, with the family Superhero Day where they can dress up, save the world, complete missions from the craft captain, and cook up some tasty treats. The day is free, but booking is essential.

Meet Peppa Pig at The Lowry Outlet Mall
To celebrate the release of her new film, Peppa Pig will be making a series of appearances at The Lowry Outlet Mall, on the 17th, 18th, and 19th of February. There is a hunt for the missing “Splashtastic Wellies”, and craft activities across the three days. Peppa Pig will appear for 40 minutes at 11am, 12pm, 1:30pm, 2:30pm, and 3:30pm over the three days.

Worsley Woods Adventure Trail
To get the kids outside exercising in the fresh air, take them to the Adventure Trail in Worsley Woods, running on the 19th of February from 12:30-2:30pm. Clues are set out to lead you and the family on an adventure deep into the woods. Dress in warm clothes that you don’t mind getting a bit dirty! For more information, contact 0161 793 2419.

At Perpetual Fostering, we encourage all of our carers to stay active, involving foster children in family days out, and keeping them active for a happier, healthier lifestyle. To read more of the 2015 Ofsted Report, click here.