We can all cope with one child in tow on a trip to the shops (even if he does have a habit of toying with the displays), but you need eyes in the back of your head to keep track of two or more. So, if ‘Mummy, can we go now?’ is an all-too-familiar heckle, then a shopping centre crèche could be the answer to your prayers. And you don’t need to feel guilty about it either, because the kids will have a ball. With a huge soft play area, ball pool, slide, arts and crafts activities and plenty more, we love the one at Manchester’s Trafford Centre. Qualified staff will happily supervise young children aged 2–7, and with prices from around £2 per half-hour, now you can afford to shop till you drop.
For more details see traffordcentre.co.uk