Smugglers Cove

Local Collaboration Brings Free Soft Play Fun to The Parent and Baby Show

13 June 2024

The Parent and Baby Show has announced the addition of a free soft play area at the event, thanks to partnership with local amusement park Codonas.

Over the weekend, ticket holders will have the opportunity to visit a mini Smugglers Cove free of charge.

Event founder Adele Slater commented, “Our partnership with Codonas and Smugglers Cove is the perfect addition to our event. The aim of the event has always been to create an inclusive space where parents can come along to shop, network and learn.

One of the biggest barriers when attending these events is often childcare, so to have a space that is not only child-friendly, but a place that they will enjoy is a plus for us. We are delighted that our new partnership has resulted in a soft play area that is free for the family to attend.”

In addition to the free soft play area, the show will also run a number of ‘hosted’ sessions, that will be managed by local parent and baby groups, and event organisers such as Moo Music and The Honest Mummy.

Gillian Gallan, Codona’s General Manager commented, “It’s great to see events, like The Parent and Baby Show, coming to Aberdeen. When we saw the show had launched, we knew that we wanted to be part of it.

Parents travel from across the North East to visit Smugglers Cove as it’s an engaging and safe environment for their little ones to play while they catch up with friends. We wanted to replicate this at the show, which is why we have worked with The Parent and Baby Show to build a mini Smugglers Cove within P&J Live.

The Parent and Baby Show has seen a great response due to its fundamentals of being an affordable way for the region to get first-hand access to information, products and in-person demos all under one roof. It serves as a nurturing space for parents or parents-to-be; to shop, network and grow, with it being the number one destination for all things parent and baby.

The Parent and Baby Show is being held at P&J Live on 14 and 15 September and is free for under 14s to attend when accompanied by an adult. Tickets for the event are on sale now and can be purchased here.

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There is a wide range of food and beverage options available to purchase for concerts and events, including catering outlets offering a variety of hot food options.

Please note - it is against venue policy to allow patrons to bring in their own food and drink to the venue. At P&J live it is our aim to be completely cashless, all of our bars, kiosks and restaurants accept card payments, this is more efficient, safe and ensures a speedy transaction. There are therefore no cash machines on the TECA site.

Is there parking available at P&J Live?

Yes, there is parking available on-site at P&J Live.

There are various ways to pay for your parking at P&J Live

On site payment machines: We accept both cash and card payments on site, pay on exit is required by entering your vehicle registration at any one of our machines located in the car parks. Please note payment machines only take coins and not notes.

APCOA Connect App: Up to 24 hour after you have left the venue, you can pay for your parking on the APCOA Connect App. Once you have downloaded the app, use location code 6680 for the Sub-T Car Park (underground) and location code 2356 for the Surface Car Park.

You can also pay for parking via the APCOA website here, click which car park you parked in and then you will be able to pay for parking.

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There are no cash machines on the TECA sites.

What bus can take me to P&J Live?

Regular buses will be coming in and out of the complex daily for public use. Details on bus routes and operators are still in discussion and any updates will be posted on the getting here page of the website.

Currently, the Stagecoach Bluebird Jet Service 727 runs regularly from Aberdeen City Centre to Aberdeen Airport, stopping in the TECA site.

How do I purchase accessible seating for a show at P&J Live?

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