Simple Life has the final Sleigh!

As 2020 draws to a close, we wanted to do our best to end what has been a difficult year, with some hope, joy and happiness. Therefore, this year has been our biggest yet for resident events and community building.


Christmas Competitions

Back by popular demand we launched our favourite annual competition of them all – our Christmas tree competition! We had 3 prize bundles for our winning entry to choose from, including:

  • The Kids Rule The Roost Bundle – Netflix gift card, family board game, children’s cook book
  • The Adult Pamper Package – Netflix gift card, spa gift set, wine tasting gift box
  • The Ultimate Movie Night In – Netflix gift card, framed movie poster, Joe and Steph’s popcorn

With a massive 174 entries, this year’s competition was our most popular yet!

In addition, we ran our site-wide competition again this year, which saw our residents come together in a bid to win the best dressed development! Following Silkin Green’s amazing display last year, the competition was extremely high this year, with Belmont Place just scooping first place. All residents at this site will enjoy £100 cashback on their rent in January!


Christmas Storytelling

Simple Life parents benefitted from some time off in the lead up to Christmas, with our live Facebook storytelling sessions running over 4 nights in the lead up to Christmas. The sessions include 4 story telling for the younger age group (4-6) and slightly older age group (6-8). Stories included:

Younger age group:

  • What the lady bird heard
  • A squash and a squeeze
  • Paper dolls
  • Sugar lump and the unicorn
  • The Gruffalo’s Child
  • The highway rat
  • Stickman
  • Gruffalo

Older age group:

  • Christmas Carol part 1 and 2
  • Oliver Twist part 1 and 2


Car Park Panto

Car Park Party lifted the country’s spirit this Christmas with a national tour of car park panto, in partnership with Birmingham Stage Company and Horrible Histories, they presented Horrible Histories on an outdoor stage in locations across the country. Simple Life was lucky enough to partner up with the scheme for its Manchester Boxing Day performance at AJ Bell Stadium. With 150 free tickets, Simple Life’s North West Residents were free to claim their family ticket!


Santa still made an appearance!

All Simple Life families will know that it is a magical time to be one of our residents, with a popular visit from Santa and his reindeer at Christmas every year. Due to the current restrictions, the event this year had to be slightly adapted to a parade, with residents strictly staying on their front gardens to wave, say hello to Santa and to have a socially distanced photo! The event was greatly received again this year with an overwhelming amount of thank you’s from residents who felt that the event really helped to lift spirits and to give the children some much needed excitement!

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