Due to our Ball selling out we have managed to wave our wand and secure a second ball at 3pm - 5pm
Tickets on sale now via www.ticketsource.co.uk/magicalmelcumbria
Congratulations to our September Featured Coach, Melanie Rickerby.
'Magical Mel has worked with children for 24 years in Schools, Groups, both voluntary and paid work. When working in Primary school 11 years ago she was looking for something to fill a gap in her sessions with children, a form of relaxation. Using relaxation techniques personally, and seeing the chaos in children’s lives and minds, her search began to find that something.
A colleague, at the time, brought me a copy of The Wishing Star Book, which she had found online. I wasn’t looking for relaxations to read as I felt the children needed a role model and to see myself participating alongside them. I had a mixed group of children all with different abilities and each their own needs. The book led me to find the Relax Kids website and WOW! what an array of choice. I spent the evening reading the website over and over but could see that I could not afford the training at the time. I could however, afford to buy all the CDs on offer as I just couldn’t decide which to try. As soon as they arrived I introduced them to the children within my weekly sessions, the benefits were clear even after 2 sessions and the children’s response was just what I had hoped for. It soon developed into a full Relax Kids session as we created artwork and creative writing, alongside the visualisation.
I was closely following the website and a competition for children to write their own story encouraged even more children within the school to get involved. Meanwhile I was frantically saving to do the training, eager to find out more about Relax Kids. I have always been creative and was running creative workshops for children at my Parents Therapy Centre so knew I could not only use Relax Kids in School, but also as a holiday activity.
I trained in 2008 and returned to school buzzing with excitement if what I had learned could help even one child a day then it had all been worthwhile. Working in a fantastic school with open minded teachers everyone was happy for me to run trial sessions and monitor the benefits. By the next School year the headteacher allowed me to implement Relax Kids throughout the whole school, so one day per week I delivered back to back sessions throughout school, from Reception to Year 6. Each Class had their own resources and used the CDs daily, alongside the Star Cards. I was also able to use it as a base for learning within our Nurture Room. I was working part time so also able to offer myself out to other schools and groups.
How exciting ...
School is over for this year and children have so many adventures to go on before returning to their new class,school or nursery. This year Magical Mel is flying into a handful of events throughout Cumbria and will also be running a variety of Fairy Schools and classes within The Room of Enchantment.New to 2017 we are also offering VIP B Spoke visits throughout the holidays.
Current Fairy School availability is as follows
Fairy Garden Decorations Mon 31st July 10am-11.30
Seaside Fairy Crafts Wed 2nd August 10am-11.30 and 12.30-2pm
Fab Fairy News
We have Easter Fairy School taking place during the School holidays, places are filling up now with some classes full. We will also be returning to the stunning Ballroom for our annual Easter Ball fun for all. After the holidays we have some fantastic classes starting in The Room of Enchantment all beginning week commencing 24th April .I am delighted to be welcoming Angela Giovannini offering Yoga for kids and Lucy Fawcett delivering baby massage. I will be running Fairy Knight Classes, Little Stars and Relax Kids. For the grown-ups Fiona Fawkes is delivering Kundalini Yoga Thursday Evenings. So as you can see April really is Awesome!
UK ranks 23rd happiest country in the world according to the UK 2016 World Happiness Report. March 20th is International Day of Happiness. It was set up in 2012 by the United Nations General Assembly. In the UK, Action for Happiness (Patron Dalai Lama), helps people take action for a happier and more caring world. Relax Kids (Official Action for Happiness partner) are supporting International Day of Happiness in three ways, classes, free activity pack and miles of smiles. Relax Kids coaches around the world will be running a series of Happiness classes for children to help support their emotional health and wellbeing. Classes include movement, games, stretching, peer massage, breathing, positive affirmations and visualisation.
Miles of Smiles Relax Kids coaches will also be encouraging schools and community groups/organisations to get together and write down a happy moment or what happiness means to them. These words will be used to create a colourful miles of smiles paper chain. You can get your free happiness paper chains in the happiness pack. Download the FREE happiness pack for your home or school. Pack includes a happiness diary, cards, happiness tokens, a happiness tree and happiness paper chains http://www.relaxkids.com/happiness-pack
Magical Mel has private sessions during the morning then open to anyone from 12-3.45 for free fun to put smiles miles. She is also asking on Facebook for people to send her pictures of themselves smiling aiming to gather 200 before 9pm Monday 20th March.
Magical Mel was to become gnomeless as her parents made the decision to sell Hazeldean and therefore went in search of a new venue to run Fairy School and parties from.
Upon approaching Morton Manor she was welcomed with open arms and the decision was made to fly permanently within the Manor. January has seen Magical Mel Transform what used to be the old library into The Room Of Enchantment. Last Sat a Very Important Pixie Event took place where regular customers entered to explore. This Sunday sees a sell-out Grand opening!
The Room of Enchantment is where after school classes,Halfterm workshops and weekend parties will take place throughout the year.
Magical Mel Says “I believe that engaging families in imaginative events encourages their overall wellbeing. That children believing in Fairies enables them to believe in them self. In the chaotic world in which we live children need calm creative time.”
This time last year I had spent the day at Fairy School with children calling to pick their own Fairy Christmas Tree it was a Special day but an awful wet and windy day.I returned home to settle down in preparation for our annual Christmas Ball in the Stunning Ballroom at The Crown and Mitre Carlisle.The gifts were wrapped ,the treats prepared and children all over Cumbria excited to attend.
However the evening got worse,the wind was howling the lights a flickering and the rain flowing,unfortunately a storm was on its way which led to the over spill of rivers ,the gushing of drains and peoples homes under threat.
Not many in the County slept that night, homes and businesses were flooded,Christmas taken and hearts breaking.The following morning the news was devastating and the decision had to be made to cancel the ball.
Tonight I sit and reflect on the fact that this year our Ball is going ahead however so many families still not home,still recovering from what happened and i send out Love and hope for a Safe and Happy future.
Those attending the Ball tomorrow I hope to create yet again a memorable event at this years Christmas Ball x
This weekend I will be running Fairy School fun within 3 wishes Faery School at their 10th Birthday feeling very honoured to be being a part of this Amazing Event.
3 Wishes is organised by Karen Kay a true Faery Queen who inspired me to bring Fairy Day to Cumbria 6 years ago which has encouraged imagination and belief throughout Cumbria creating memories for all.
To be invited to run a session within 3 Wishes is a Dream come true for me so do always keep Wishing and Believing its all you have to do to make your dreams come true .
LOCAL FINALIST IN NATIONAL CHILDREN'S AWARDS SCHEME!
The FINALISTS for the prestigious What's On 4 2016 Junior Awards with Headline Sponsor Insure with Max have been announced - and Magical Mels Fairy Day from Cumbria is amongst them!
This exciting awards programme celebrates its 10th anniversary this year with a record 5,500 nominations (as sponsored by STA) and fabulous new hosts, Chessington World of Adventures! These pioneering awards launched in 2007, celebrate the UK's best activities, classes, people and places for children as nominated and voted for by the experts - parents, carers and parents-to-be. Voting in the UK was sponsored by Konfidence and a record 112,000 votes were received in total in this exciting year.
As the days past and the extent of the flood damage i felt the need to not try and fit the Christmas Ball in this year ,but to use my time to help.Everyone who purchased tickets should be refunded by the end of this week.
The Easter Ball date is set and hopefully we can make it twice as special.
Due to the devastation that has hit our county Magical Mel’s Christmas ball has to be Postponed. Sorry for any inconvenience caused and please do let people know as it is not safe to drive and our roads needed for the fantastic emergency services that are working around the clock.
Wonderfully Delighted to announce this years Shining Examples in our Wonder Of Wings Awards.
All kids have now been sent their certificates along with their invitation to Magical Mels Christmas Ball taking place at the Crown and Mitre Carlisle where they will be presented with their award,for simply being Wonderful.
So many Wonderful kids in the World.
Voting is now open for our Shining Examples, please visit the site and vote for your nominations. Do look at all the other children nominated too and give a few more votes as you can vote in each category. Also encourage your friends and family to vote so we can raise awareness of how Wonderful all these children are.
On the 7th Nov the children with the most votes will be announced and they will receive an invitation to attend Magical Mel’s Christmas Ball where they will be given their trophy. Here is the link www.wowawardscumbria.co.uk
Wishing you a Magical Day
Nominations for the Wonder Of Wings Awards 2015 close in just over a week.Even if you have already nominated your child in one category you can still nominate them in another.Or why not nominate all the children you know as there is so many wonderful children out there doing wonderful things on a daily basis .
All you have to do is visit the website choose a category fill in the details and you will then receive your certificate to give the child.
Heres to a Wonderful Week
Nominations are open for our second year of Wonder Of Wings Awards.All you have to do is visit the website and nominate as many wonderful children that you know.There is 8 categories to choose from and the children will receive a certificate to tell them how wonderful they are.
Delighted to be running the kids Zone at Kirklintons Midsummer Festival this month.Find us in the Purple Zone where you can join in with many craft activities,meet The Fairies,Join in with interactive storytime and ofcourse some pixie hopping. Facepainting and Sparkle Tattoos will also be on offer for a small charge.Find out more about The Midsummer Festival at
This was the 2nd year I attended Kidfest with my Fairy Goodies and certainly hope to return.The team that pull the event off for the families are truly Marvellous.Having booked Marvellous Events through Lisa Hart several times for shows I know how much time,efort and love goes into this event and you can see feel it from the moment you arrive.
My Fairy Friend Freyja Fire Sprite joined me and we were offering Fairy goodies along with Fairy Door decorating and glitter Tattoos.Children had the chance to adopt a Dragon which was so much fun with over 100 Dragons adopted.
Huge Thanks to all who flew by to say Hi and we look forward to flying back in 2016 Highly recommend that you fly too.
I was lucky to meet so many wonderful Children at Magical Mels Christmas Ball where our Shinning Examples were presented with their unique trophies carved and created by Malc Spour.
Mels Magical Carriage was created by Malc Spour earlier this year.
Sponsored by Claire Mcintyre from La Mac
La Mac can be found on Facebook and have their own website offering jewellery,scarves,bags and more.The La Mac Carriage has been on many adventures so far this year including Balls,Fairy Days,parties and events.Still to come it will be travelling to The Christmas Ball.Children love having their picture taken sitting in the Carriage.
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