Places like this are a saviour for summer holiday day care

Rick's talent makes Lionel Messi look average                                           Picture: Martin Rickett/PA Wire

RICK JACKSON: How I led Pompey to European glory

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All hail Fairthorne Manor in Botley which has, once again, exhausted my children completely during the day and delivered them home on a bus.

I love that place, it’s action, adventure and also where I spent happy days doing much the same thing as a child (although I think the safety gear is a little more up-to-date than what I remember).

This time my son undertook a CSI week and came home able to fingerprint, cast thumbs (not sure why) and even got a forensic investigative suit (finding it in the depths of his room, however, will take a full investigation in its own right).

As holiday day care goes, it’s right up there with the best – but sadly they won’t give me a discount off next year for saying so.

Sigh.

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