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New Kids In Museums manifesto unveiled
IN THIS ISSUE
Document outlines a range of actions for attractions to do more to indulge children
04 HEALTH & FITNESS
By Tom Walker REPs to reclarify role
Life Centre firm named
Families want less technology
and more simple hands-on
experiences in museums,
06 COMMERCIAL
according to the new 2010 Kids Salford plans rejected
In Museums manifesto.
Racing attendances stable
The manifesto, launched by
charity Kids In Museums, has
08 SPORT
been compiled from families'
comments and wishes collected
West Ham deal secured
during museum visits in 2009.
Football hub for Hackney
The document highlights 20
actions that the charity wants
10 ATTRACTIONS
all UK museums to adopt when Kids In Museums was launched to promote childrens' needs
entertaining families and their
Revamp for London museum
children, including calls for big open spaces for children to Kids in Museums director
NHM unveils restaurant
museums to introduce fl exible let off steam and to be more Dea Birkett said: "Of the
family tickets, rather than only hands on with their displays. thousands of visitors' sugges-
12 ARTS & CULTURE
offering the standard two The manifesto says: "Be tions we received for the 2010
adults and two children. interactive not only with Manifesto, hardly any men-
Kent horse plans submitted
Other actions include to be computer screens and fancy tioned technology and gadgets.
Worthing scheme unveiled
more height aware and display gadgets. Dressing up and "Museums need to listen and
objects and labels so that a getting messy are as important provide sensual experiences,
14 HOSPITALITY
child can see them, to provide as buttons to push." not clean and clinical ones."
'Green' Premier Inn planned
Fire-hit Afan Lido facing 'extensive demolition'
Facelift for Glasgow hotel
16 PARKS & COUNTRYSIDE
By Pete Hayman Phillips said: "The report
advises that extensive demoli-
Reserve status for common
An independent structural tion is necessary and offi cers Tories' national park pledge
assessment of the Afan Lido will be recommending a way
complex in Port Talbot, which forward to the council once
18 PROPERTY
was severely damaged in a fi re fi nancial and technical
in December, has recommend- appraisals for demolition have
£200m Liverpool scheme
ed the majority of the facility been completed. Support for Battersea plans
should be demolished. "Air tests carried out on the
More than 100 fi refi ghters night of the fi re, and subse-
were called to battle the blaze quently, show normal air
19 PROPERTY/TENDERS
Afan Lido's pool complex was
at the 45-year-old complex on destroyed by December's blaze quality readings, confi rming
16 December, which started that asbestos disturbed as a
20 TOURISM
around 5pm in the swimming tive Steve Phillips revealed that result of the fi re is confi ned
Tourism boom for Scotland
pool area before spreading to although the sports hall will not inside the building."
other parts of the building. require demolition, the pool The council has also con-
Five-year plan for Liverpool
Neath Port Talbot County complex, reception, gym and fi rmed a nearby Bowls Hall is
Borough Council chief execu- ballroom areas will. set to reopen in the near future.
21 TRAINING
London service initiative
THE LEISURE MEDIA COMPANY PUBLISHES
New scheme for DC Leisure
health club
management
IndIvIduAl
TreA T menT
22 TRAINING DIRECTORY
tHe V A L U e
oF r e t e Nt i o N
m i k e c r o c k e t t
gathering evidence 25 JOBS
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