Something for the parents

Award-winning belly dancer Helena Orientale. PIC: Adee Phelan photography.
Award-winning belly dancer Helena Orientale. PIC: Adee Phelan photography.
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The past few weeks seem to have revolved around keeping the children entertained. So here’s a few activity ideas for you mums and dads,

Shimmy: If you’re not a gym bunny but fancy a trimmer tum why not learn to belly dance with award-winning Helena. Her classes in Leeds are fun for women of all shapes and sizes as well as improving fitness, muscle tone and flexibility. Shimmy your way from sassy Cairo street style to elegant classical dance. Go to

Good vibes: Festivals are fun when you’re young, free and single but who wants to be around hordes of drunken revellers when there’s little ones in tow? Beulah Festival at Lime Tree Farm, near Ripon, this summer is an alcohol and drug-free event boasting music, dance, kids’ activities, pop-up market and yoga sessions and more.

Baby boom: If you’ve got a baby on the way, you could bag a bundle of newborn essentials worth £229 and a right royal reception at a Super League game of your choice. With the countdown now truly on to the birth of Prince George’s little brother or sister, First Utility, official sponsors of the Super League, are on the hunt for the next Prince or Princess of the sport. The winner, the babe with the birthday closest to the new Royal’s, will win an array of gifts and treats. To enter go to