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Kids Activity Awards

What's On 4 Kids Awards 2017! Well done to all our finalists!

NatWest Kids Awards Sponsor

The 11th National What's On 4 Kids Awards 2017 with headline sponsor Strider Bike will be held on the afternoon of October 4, hosted by NatWest in the heart of the City of London at their prestigious 280 Bishopsgate location.

With exciting NEW categories & an inspiring new venue, we are so excited to announce that we have enjoyed one of most successful & inspiring campaigns to date!

Huge THANK YOU to our headline sponsor Strider Bike- supporting us to ensure that the UK's parents and carers can once again enjoy the chance to shout about who is the very best in the world of kids' clubs, classes, teachers & party providers!


awards finalist logoEvery nominee deserves to be congratulated on getting this far in the UK's leading and longest established awards for the sector. It's been an exceptional year with voting very fierce across all the categories right up to the end so thank you to everyone for being part of the action! If you are a finalist you will be written to this week with your new 'Finalist' logo and to confirm all arrangements. (Need the logo now?! Just 'Right Click' here and 'save as' to use on social media & don't forget the #tag -  #whatson4kidsawards)

What's On 4 and Strider Bike are delighted to reveal our 2017 awards finalists as follows:...


Now Baby Kids Awards Sponsor




owow chocolates awards sponsor



 sensory Time awards sponsor


 mm kids awards sponsor

 first stop awards sponsor


 sponsor awards


 strider bike


 Miglio awards sponsor

 kids awards sponsor MagiKats


mumandworking.co.uk jobs for mums


 NatWest Kids Awards Sponsor



2017 kids awards



moo music kids awards sponsor



blackcurrant babies



konfidence kids awards sponsor

 sponsor logo

 CAA Kids awards sponsor



Hartbeeps Kids Awards Sponsor


Best Pre/Post Natal Activity or Parenting Education Class as sponsored by NowBaby 

Aquatic Harmony
Best Beginning
Daisy First Aid
Sling Swing
WaterBumps Bristol & Bath

Best New Activity for Children as sponsored by Owow Chocolates

Adventure Babies story & sensory adventures (CAA Member)
Drama Tots
Music Makers and Shakers LTD
Sensory Time UK (CAA Member)
Wild Planet Explorers

Best Children's Party Supplier

Be My Bear Ltd
Happily Ever After Princess Agency
Hooray Soft Play
Jollytots & Cookies Lanarkshire
Shooting Stars Football Academy

Best Independent Activity for children aged 5 to 12 as sponsored by Sensory Time

EdStart (CAA Member)
K S SwimSchool
The Kids Kitchen
Zest Academy

Best Franchised/Licensed Activity for Children aged 5 to 12 as sponsored by Morton Michel 

Kidslingo (CAA Member)
La Jolie Ronde Languages for Children
Lingotot (CAA Member)
Little Voices Limited
Spanish Amigos

Best Product Supporting Children’s Activities at Home as sponsored by Silly Eric

BilinguaSing Spanish & French CD's (CAA Member)
Daisy First Aid Kit
East Coast Nursery in association with Baby Sensory (CAA Member) 'Say Hello' Tummy Time Discovery
Gotrovo Treasure Hunt Game
Water Babies Splash Mirror (CAA Member)

Best Independent Children's Party Entertainment

Disco Factory UK
Jumping Jacks Parties
Limelight Entertainment
Love Rara Ltd
Love-Trust- Fairydust (Fairydust Entertainment)

Best Independent Activity for the Under 5s - South as sponsored by First Stop

Aquatic Harmony
Little Owl Book Club
Liv2dance Ashford Kent
Twinkle Tots Music
Zest Academy

North - as sponsored by Strider Bike

AJ's playdays LTD
Shooting Stars Football Academy
Squidgers Baby Swim School
Sugar lumps
The Baby Hub

East - as sponsored by Strider Bike

Beat Feet Academy of Dance
Little People's Drama Company
Mini Moosic
precious moments baby massage and yoga
Tiny Tots Dance

West and Wales - as sponsored by Strider Bike

Baby Glowbugs
Dandy Development
Little Fizz
Sensory Time UK (CAA Member)

Northern Ireland and Scotland as sponsored by Strider Bike

Baby n You
Bonding With Baby
Central Scotland Ballet School
Garioch Sports Centre

Most Outstanding Activity Leader for children aged 5 to 12 as sponsored by Miglio Designer Jewellery

Ashley Greenhalgh - EdStart Rochdale (CAA Member)
Annie Harding - Kidslingo Cardiff (CAA Member)
Chris Mitchell - Smart Play
Michelle Marsland - Lingotot Newcastle (CAA Member)
Nicole Freeman - The Kids' Kitchen

Lifetime Achievement Award

For an individual with significant service history within the sector and who goes above and beyond to promote and advance the industry at the very highest levels, both in the UK and overseas. Winner to be announced on the day.

Most Outstanding Activity Leader for the Under 5s - South as sponsored by MagiKats

Ali Hider - Moo Music Winchester
Becky MacLean - Kidslingo Frenchtastic Spanishtastic (CAA Member)
Melissa Down - Lingotot Southampton (CAA Member)
Nicola Ball - Baby Sensory Chichester, Havant & Petersfield (CAA Member)
Sophie Lamming - Baby Sensory Milton Keynes (CAA Member)


Antonia Wray - Little Learners Gateshead West (CAA Member)
Ashley Whitehead - Lingotot Sale & Altrincham (CAA Member)
Heather Massey - Toddler Sense Beverley (CAA Member)
Jill Toogood - Toddler Sense Stockport (CAA Member)
Vicki Moore - Kalma Baby Durham (CAA Member)


Claire Shaw - Baby Sensory Derby East (CAA Member)
Jessica Willingale - Little Learners Durham (CAA Member)
Marie Madej - Baby Sensory, Central Derbyshire (CAA Member)
Sarah-Jane Fielder - Hartbeeps Thurrock, Upminster and Hornchurch (CAA Member)
Vicky Woodings - Baby Sensory Derby (CAA Member)

West and Wales as sponsored by Blog Authentic

Bex Quinn - Bristol Water Babies (CAA Member)
Melanie Blake - Baby Sensory Mid Cornwall (CAA Member)
Melissa Harvey - Toddler Sense Sutton Coldfield (CAA Member)
Tracy Bees - Jo Jingles Bristol
Vicky Oliver - Baby Sensory Bristol North (CAA Member)

Northern Ireland and Scotland

Claire Puzey - Baby Sensory Dundee (CAA Member)
Debbie Kelso - Water Babies Edinburgh Scotland (CAA Member)
Diane Macdonald - Hartbeeps Bathgate (CAA Member)
Lisa Jameson, Baby Sensory and Toddler Sense, Lanarkshire and South Glasgow (CAA Member)
Sheryl Bewick- Baby Sensory Aberdeen Central (CAA Member)

Best Franchised/Licenced Children's Party Entertainment as sponsored by mumandworking.co.uk

ARTventurers (CAA Member)
Baby Sensory (CAA Member)
Cook Stars Limited
Smart Raspberry Ltd (CAA Member)
Toddler Sense (CAA Member)

Best not-for-profit, CIC or charity offering activities, clubs, classes or groups for families, babies or children as sponsored by NatWest

Cha Char Chimps CIC
Daisy Foundation
Warwickshire Wildlife Trust
what makes you different makes you beautiful: special needs support network
Zest Academy

Best Franchised/Licensed Pre-Schooler Activity – Up to 25 franchisees/licensees as sponsored by Moo Music

ARTventurers (CAA Member)
BilinguaSing (CAA Member)
Boogie Beat music and movement
Little Learners (CAA Member)
Tiny Toes Ballet Newport and Abergavenny

Best Franchised/Licensed Baby & Toddler Activity - Up to 25 franchisees/licensees as sponsored by Little Pickles Markets

ARTventurers (CAA Member)
Boogie Beat music and movement
Little Learners (CAA Member)
Sling Swing
SwimKidz (CAA Member)

Best Franchised/Licensed Pre-Schooler Activity – More than 25 franchisees/licensees as sponsored by Blackcurrant Babies

Hartbeeps (CAA Member)
Kidslingo (CAA Member)
Moo Music
Toddler Sense (CAA Member)
Water Babies (CAA Member)

Best Franchised/Licensed Baby & Toddler Activity – More than 25 franchisees/licensees as sponsored by Konfidence

Baby Sensory (CAA Member)
Hartbeeps (CAA Member)
Jo Jingles
Moo Music
Water Babies (CAA Member)

Industry Champion of the Year as sponsored by The Children's Activities Association

Alicia Cronin - Smart Raspberry (CAA Member)
Anne-Marie Martin - diddi dance/under 1 roof kids (CAA Member)
Carol Rose - AlphaBake Cookery (CAA Member)
Chris Irwin - EdStart Health and Fitness Software (CAA Member)
Emma Garbett - Adventure Babies (CAA Member)
Hayley Azzopardi - Sensory Time (CAA Member)
Ian Sharland - Baby Sensory (CAA Member)
Steve Franks - Water Babies (CAA Member)

Most Outstanding Community Group Volunteer for Children or Families as sponsored by Hartbeeps

Faye Deane - Castanet kids
Hayley Azzopardi - Sensory Time UK (CAA Member)
Heidi Moran - Zest Academy
Nicola Enoch - The Ups of Downs
Steve Powell - EKA Martial Arts

Many congratulations to all finalists. If you are a finalist you will be written to this week to confirm the arrangements and next steps. If you have not heard from the organisers by Friday please do contact suzanneb@whatson4.co.uk or mel@whatson4.co.uk

And a huge thank you to our supporters Sinco Toys creators of the gorgeous Wobbleez




"Today I have seen the dedication of the finalists. I've seen the inspiration of the winners. It proves what people can do when they put their mind to it." Closing remarks from Max Robinson, Insure With Max