The per­fect fam­ily week­end


The wide-rang­ing at­trac­tions at Achieve of­fer some­thing for all the fam­ily. It’s a great way to start in­still­ing healthy at­ti­tudes in your chil­dren while get­ting in some qual­ity time to­gether.

Whether you’re at­tend­ing Satur­day or Sun­day – or treat­ing your­self to both – you’ll want to plan your time care­fully to make the most of it. Here are our top choices for a fam­ily itin­er­ary.


» Get your day off to a fly­ing start with Lord-Lieu­tenant Peaches Gold­ing OBE tak­ing to the main stage from 9.15 to 9.45am. Her talk en­ti­tled Once an As­tro­naut, Al­ways an As­tro­naut will in­spire both the young and old alike. Hear how she pow­ered through many chal­lenges to be­come Eng­land’s first black High Sher­iff of Bris­tol.

» Make sure you’re in break­out room two for 11am when Zoe McNulty will give a 20 minute talk en­ti­tled Why We Strug­gle With Body Im­age, ex­pos­ing the ma­nip­u­la­tions of diet cul­ture and dis­pelling myths about weight.

» This will be fol­lowed by a 10 minute demon­stra­tion of The School of Strut, which is all about em­pow­er­ing ev­ery body through the medium of dance. It’s a con­fi­dence booster for all – but may be a par­tic­u­lar boon for your self-con­scious teen.

» Boldly ti­tled I am not dead yet; it’s never too late, 86-year-old Dilys Price OBE is on the main stage from 12.30 to 1.30pm. She’s held the ti­tle of old­est solo fe­male sky­diver in the world for a num­ber of years now – but that’s not enough for this in­spir­ing woman. She has re­cently be­come the face of fash­ion house ‘Hel­mut Lang.’

» When the kids get rest­less sit­ting still, spend the af­ter­noon ex­plor­ing the ex­hi­bi­tion. Visit the Best Me Life stall to check out their jour­nals to help you take the Achieve mind­set home with you.

» Have a look at their BestMe Buddy bul­let style jour­nal and plan­ner aimed at 8 to 13 year olds. The sim­ple but ef­fec­tive tool helps young peo­ple adapt to goal set­ting, mind­ful­ness, self-or­gan­i­sa­tion and pro­duc­tiv­ity meth­ods.


» Start your day at a leisurely 9.30am in break­out room one where Felic­ity Evans will be pre­sent­ing The Magic of Achieve­ment un­til 10.15am. Her talk dis­cusses how to bal­ance aca­demic achieve­ment with well­be­ing for chil­dren and young adults.

» Then at 12pm head to a half hour ses­sion with Pana­sonic and Chris­tine Bai­ley on Healthy Fam­ily Food. Take the kids to test out gluten free vege­tar­ian burg­ers with fruity salsa and gluten free caramel swirl brown­ies.

» Hear about the ben­e­fits of yoga and med­i­ta­tion for chil­dren in the dig­i­tal age in break­out room two from 1.30 to 2pm with Lucy As­ton from Yo­gadoo. You can also visit their stand in the ex­hi­bi­tion to find out about their work in schools and com­mu­ni­ties across Bath and Bris­tol.

» But don’t miss the in­spi­ra­tional Nigel Owens MBE tak­ing to the main stage for an hour from 3.15pm. The world-renowned rugby ref­eree will share his rous­ing life story.

Sky diver Dilys Price is tak­ing the stage at 12.30pm

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