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West Kirby mother announces first Parentfolk weekender

By Emma Gunby at

West Kirby mother-of-four Nicola Spindler is re-inventing the classic weekender with the launch of the Parentfolk Weekender– a hip summer social gathering and family-friendly in collaboration with The White Horse Chester Racecourse.

There will be arts and crafts, pop up orchestra sessions for toddlers, soccer skills for sporty types, circus skills workshops and plenty of creative play from Square Pegs, who’ll be running sundowner headdress-making sessions and screen printing fun, activity book play, dress up and more .

Add to this magical storytelling for little daydreamers, a pop-up toddlerfolk zone to keep little ones entertained.

 the event will be a celebration of creativity, fun and adventure, showcasing hand-picked activities and entertainments.

The event will be a celebration of creativity, fun and adventure, showcasing hand-picked activities and entertainments.

The event is being curated by ParentFolk, the hip North West regional newspaper for those who are rocking parenting their own way.

It is the first of four events over the next 12 months, each in an iconic location celebrating the best food, fun and lifestyle for the whole family.

Girls brand Outside The Lines will appear in the Pop-Ups-Pop-Up

Girls brand Outside The Lines will appear in the Pop-Ups-Pop-Up

ParentFolk founder Nicola Spindler said: “Weekenders used to be about hedonism and partying ‘til dawn. But now we’re the parents, there’s a need to reinvent the weekender, ParentFolk style.

“We figure if the LittleFolk are entertained you get to relax, so there’s going to be plenty of activities, entertainment and involvement for all ages to keep them engaged, creatively stimulated and occupied across the weekend.”

Choose your dining experience: Prebook a table inside The White Horse or enjoy the BBQ in the gardens.

Choose your dining experience: Prebook a table inside The White Horse or enjoy the BBQ in the gardens.

ParentFolk will be able to treat themselves in the Pop-ups-pop-up area, a retail space featuring cool independent brands such as Roost Home Living, Spencer’s Friends, Outside The Lines, Albie & Sebastian, Our Kid, Oh Me Oh Mama, Smudge, Society Boutique and Scamp & Dude to name but a few. There’ll also be a complimentary beauty bar so you can experience a little bit of pampering with a mini makeover.

Fellow West Kirby business, Toddler Fun Learning – a YouTube channel whose videos have been viewed more than 130 million times – is the brand partner for the event.

Say Cheese: Photobooth ‘BIRDIE’ will be on site for the weekend!

Say Cheese: Photobooth ‘BIRDIE’ will be on site for the weekend!

Christian Hughes, of Toddler Fun Learning, said: “We cannot wait for the weekender to roll around to unveil a whole host of surprises for big and little ones alike.”

The two-day event will take place on Saturday and Sunday June 24 – 25 at the award-winning White Horse Pub at Chester Racecourse, between 12noon and 7pm on both days.

Tickets are now available! https://parentfolkweekenderchester.eventbrite.co.uk