Fun For All the Family at Imperial Wharf Family Day

21st August 2007

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Imperial Wharf, the award-winning riverside development, hosted a successful Family Fun Day earlier this month, providing the perfect setting for parents to entertain their children at the beginning of the summer holidays.

Gambado, the indoor children's adventure centre teamed up with childcare and early education centre, Bright Horizons, and developer St George to host the Family Fun Day at Imperial Wharf, Fulham SW6.

Michael Meanley, Managing Director of St George Central London commented, "We are delighted the Imperial Wharf Family Fun Day proved to be such an enjoyable experience for all the family. We are proud to provide an exceptional and free event, in association with Gambado and Bright Horizons, for the community at Imperial Wharf, whilst raising valuable funds for the children's charity Rainbow Trust. The stunning riverside location, with its range of shops, bars and restaurants and leisure facilities, defines Imperial Wharf as one of London's finest riverside destinations and provided the perfect backdrop to the event."

The Imperial Wharf Family Day was held in association with the children's charity Rainbow Trust raising over £450 to provide practical and emotional support to families who have a child with a life threatening or terminal illness.

Nicola O'Donnell, Corporate Partnership Manager at Rainbow Trust said: "We were extremely pleased with the response received from visitors to the Family Day at the Imperial Wharf. We would like to thank St George, Gambado and Bright Horizons for giving us the opportunity to raise vital funds and for supporting the day."

Rick Wates, Sales and Marketing Director at Gambado commented, "The Family Day was a huge success for Gambado and a reflection on the quality and attraction that Imperial Wharf offers families. Our customers and team had a day to remember and raising money for the Rainbow Trust offered us a chance to support a great children's charity and give something back to our local community"

Set in glorious sunshine, the day was attended by over 1,000 parents and children enjoying the exciting free activities on offer, including children's fairground rides, a bouncy castle, inflatable slide, entertainers, an under 5's treasure hunt, disco drop-in, facepainting, cookie decorating, water and bubble play, craft activities and farmers market.

Gambado offers the best in children's indoor play, providing a large play area especially designed for children aged 10 and under. The centre is packed full of fun with Dodgems, a fairground carousel, age-zoned adventure play areas, trampolines, an activity sports wall, face-painting and arts and crafts combined in a brilliantly designed environment that is safe, secure and fun.

The focus at Gambado is on healthy fun, which extends to the imaginative menu at the Little Top Café that adds a healthy twist to some firm favourites and offers a range of inviting options for grown-up visitors. Adults are well catered for with a luxury zone providing free newspapers and magazines, wireless internet access and satellite TV. Gambado is exactly what kids in London have been waiting for, and is a perfect party location.

Bright Horizons at Imperial Wharf offers high quality childcare and education for children aged three months to five years within a caring and home-like surrounding. Renowned for its unique childcare philosophy and learning environments, the centre promotes the self-esteem, skills and interests of children, within stimulating environments, encouraging them to develop and grow with confidence and imagination.

The monthly Farmers Market offered a range of organic and fresh produce direct from the producers, including delicacies such as fresh seafood, bread and patisseries, home made biscuits, organic sausages and more for the local community to enjoy.

Imperial Wharf boasts a fine selection of bars and restaurants including Young's popular Waterside bar and restaurant, the palatial Thai restaurant Saran Rom, Indian cuisine from Memories of India on the River, delightful Chinese at Yi-Ban and sumptuous seafood at Deep. In addition, there is a 385m riverside walk along the River Thames with panoramic views up and down the river.

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