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March Newsletter : What's On 4 Juniors UK!
    Spring is nearly here...!! It seems to have been a long time coming, but we have lots of brilliant ideas to keep your kids active in the (hopefully) warmer weather as we head towards the Easter holidays.
    You could win a brilliant colouring and stationery bundle from Maped Helix - or a fantastic prize package of electronic toys worth 80 including a Disney Princess Smartphone.
    Have a great March and we'll see you next month with our ideas for Days Out and Getaways! 

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    Win a Disney, Peppa Pig & In The Night Garden Toy Bundle worth 80! 
We are giving away a gorgeous bundle of electronic learning toys that little ones will love! 

Win a Peppa Pig Notebook, Disney Princess Smartphone, Palace Pets Magic Screen Tablet and In The Night Garden Storycase

 Win a 3-month Subscription to BrainBoost! 
 
Win one of THREE 3-month subscriptions to BrainBoost, the innovative box of child development games for 2-12 year olds.
Designed around the five core skills for success, each box contains five games and one hands-on project.


 
 
Win a Jam-Packed Maped Helix Stationery Bundle worth 25!

The Easter holidays are almost here - and what better way to spend them than going colour crazy and getting creative. We have teamed up with historic stationery brand Maped Helix to give away bundles bursting with innovative and colourful products, each worth 25.


What's New...

Barracudas Activity Camps

"Giving Every Child Such an Amazing Experience They Can't Wait to Come Back!"

  • Ultimate Kids Day Camp at 30+ Locations!
  • Fantastic Range of Activities for 4.5-16 years
  • Excellent Camp Facilities
  • 'OUTSTANDING' Ofsted Results
  • Qualified & Experienced Staff
  • Extended Hours from 8am-6pm

Barracudas, the UK's No1 multi activity children's camp offering peace of mind for working parents during the Easter & summer holidays. We offer FUN at a FAIR price and the great option to use childcare vouchers as payment or you can spread the cost with our easy monthly payment plan.  You can either book individual days or full weeks at the camps, which are open Monday-Friday from 8.30am-5.30pm. However if this doesn't suit you and you need the day extended we also have an early and late club available which extends the day from 8am-6pm for an additional cost.

 

After a successful 2014 we are extremely excited to kick off the 2015 year with 30+ locations operating in the South East. Barracudas offers action packed programmes and a varied choice of activities including archery, swimming, fencing, motor sports, arts & crafts, dance & drama to name but a few, it's no wonder Barracudas is the UK's No. 1 choice! As well as all of the above we have fantastic roaming equipment that visits our camps, this includes our climbing wall, bungee run, giant inflatable assault course and rodeo bull.

 

If you are interested in booking Barracudas then don't wait around, we sell out fast, so to secure your child's place for Easter and summer 2015 simply call us on 0845 123 5299 or visit www.barracudas.co.uk.

 


 


  Over 20,000 Votes Already Made in the International What's On 4 Junior Awards 2015!

The 'What's On 4 Junior Awards' 2015 celebrate the very best kid's activity providers in the UK, Ireland and Australia... We have hundreds and hundreds of deserving nominees this year!! 

 

Voting is OPEN in association with Konfidence so take the chance to reward a great children's activity or party provider NOW! 

 

Click HERE to make your vote!

 

You could be joining us at Drayton Manor! We are once again pleased to be running the What's On 4 Junior Awards 2015 in association with Drayton Manor! Vote for your favourite and you could win two VIP tickets to our glittering Award Ceremony in June!

 


  Crafty & Rainy Day Ideas for Easter from Paul Lamond Games 

Crafty Kids

This exciting Crafty Kids range features five puppet kits featuring a Ballerina,  Knight, Pirate, Dinosaur and Horse.  Each kit is complete with paints, brushes, and glue.

Suitable from age six upwards

Suggested RRP 9.95. Stockists Hobbycraft, The Hut, Easons

 

Brain Noodles

Children can have oodles of fun whilst getting creative with the cool, colourful and crafty Brain Noodles. The bright, bendable, fluffy and flexible Brain Noodles stems are 18" jumbo, silky fibre noodles that can be bent any way you want! There are five Brain Noodle kits to select from: Kittens,  Puppies, Dinosaurs, Flowers and finger puppets

Suitable from age four upswards

Suggested RRP is 12.95.  Stockists Wyevale Garden Centres, Argos on line, Tesco on line

 

It's A Chicken 

It's A Chicken is proving to be really popular with children and parents alike. An exciting drawing game that will provide hours of distraction for kids of all ages, encourage them to interact and use their imagination. This game is fun for the whole family - you will either love or hate the chicken clucking when the time runs out! 

Suitable from age 6 upwards
RRP 10.95.  Available from Amazon

 

Diary of a Wimpy Kid - Don't Scramble the Egg game

From the popular Diary of a Wimpy Kid - don't be caught holding the egg when you hear it crack.

This hilarious game will provide hours of entertainment for children. The electronic timer adds to the tension and the fun!

Suitable from age 8 upwards

RRP 12.95. Available from Amazon and Waterstones


 

More details at http://www.paul-lamond.com/



Alternative Easter Treats!

If you're trying to avoid chocolate gifts for little ones this Easter, here are two alternatives from Skip Hop that can be enjoyed long after the Easter holidays are over!  Both featuring Easter-themed colours, the cute Duck Hooded Towel is great for cosy bath times, and the DUNCK is a set of three floating ducks that offer plenty of bath time fun.

  

This gorgeous towel from the Skip Hop Zoo Hooded Towel range offers a fun and functional present, and the bright yellow Duck theme is perfect for Easter.  Made from 100% cotton terry and with smart, embroidered detail, the to wel is soft, absorbent and ideal for keeping toddlers cosy after their bath.  The friendly-faced hood will make bath time entertaining for little ones, and in addition to the Duck, there are three other animal designs available - Frog, Owl and Monkey - each with equally adorable faces.   

Skip Hop Zoo Hooded Towel: RRP 18.00

 

Skip Hop's DUNCK bath toy has a funky new colour combination that's perfect for Easter!  The set of three floating bath toys is now available in a fun yellow, orange and pink combination that little ones will love.  Smart enough for even the most modern bathroom, these multi-function colourful ducks 

can stack, float and pour, providing endless bathtime fun, while also doubling up as mum and dad's rinse cups for swiftly getting baby clean.  With their sleek curves, these  'bird shaped' toys are easy for little hands to hold on to and once bath time is over the three toys stack up neatly for easy storage.  Also available in a blue, green and yellow combination, the DUNCK is suitable for children aged 10 months plus.  It is moulded from BPA-Free, Phthalate-Free and PVC-Free plastic, and is  dishwasher safe so can be given a thorough clean every so often. 

Skip Hop DUNCK: RRP 10.00


 

Visit http://www.maguari.com/ for more details.


Spring Into Easter at Kent Life Heritage Farm Park!

Meet the newborn lambs, piglets, chicks and calves.

 

It's that time of year when Kent Life Heritage Farm Park, at Lock Lane near Maidstone, looks at its best, just in time for the Easter holidays!

 

There's always a baby boom during spring so come along between Thursday 2 and Sunday 19 April and meet all the new babies on the farm, including lambs, wiener piglets, calves and Easter chicks.

You can have a go at bottle-feeding the newborn lambs, hop on a tractor for a ride around the grounds, paint a pot in the art studio, and snuggle up to the smaller animals in Cuddle Corner.

Over Easter weekend (3-6 April) you can have your face painted, meet the blacksmith (on Friday and Monday only), give the fairground rides a go, follow the wooden egg trail and keep your eyes peeled for the Easter bunny!  Kent Life is a wonderful treat for children, whatever the weather. Kids can go wild in the outdoor adventure play area or soft indoor play barn, enjoy stilt walking and more! Kent Life, set in 28 acres of countryside, is a real working farm, so there are plenty of animals to see including pigs, sheep, ducks, goats, alpacas, horses and Shetland ponies. 

Admission is adults 9.50, children 7.50 (age 3-15), concessions 8.50. Kent Life members go FREE. During Easter Kent Life is open 10am to 6pm, last admission 5pm.  Kent Life is just off junction 6 of the M20 or only an hour by train from London. For full details visit www.kentlife.org.uk or call 01622 763936.


  Eggciting New PLAYMOBIL GIFT EGGS for Easter 2015!   

PLAYMOBIL's ever-popular Gift Eggs are back with FOUR new themes for Easter 2015: 

 

* Princess with Vanity Station 

* Pirate with Row Boat 

* Fun at the Beach 

* Boy with Children's Tractor 

 

A perfect alternative to chocolate, each colourful Gift Egg contains a brand new character and fun accessories 

The Gift Eggs can be used all year round to store beloved PLAYMOBIL characters, keepsakes and secret treasures, with a special slot for children saving pocket money.

     

To create your own PLAYMOBILMe avatar on Facebook, visit www.facebook.com/PLAYMOBILUK. 

 


   Tots To Travel Suggestions for an Easter Getaway...

Child-friendly holiday specialists, Tots To Travel, suggest luxury Villa Maria in Tenerife as the perfect Easter family holiday. It's only a 4 hour flight away, has average temperatures of 22◦C, offers breath-taking mountain scenery from the swimming pools and plenty of activities for kids.

 

For more information visit: https://totstotravel.co.uk/property/584/villa-maria-jacuzzi/


  Easter Eggstravaganza at Millet's Farm Centre, Oxfordshire! 

For Easter, Millets Farm are bringing back their popular "Easter Eggstravaganza" from 30th March to 6th April.

 

The event is opened 11am-4pm daily (except Easter Sunday) and will take families between 1 - 1.5 hours to complete.

 

There are two games to take part in; a scavenger hunt and a mystery clue searching game. These games take children around most of the outdoor site and include a tractor ride! The trail leads to the party room at the back of the garden centre where a craft event completes the eggstravaganza! 


The event is great value, costing 6.99/child and 1/adult which includes tractor ride tickets, two game cards, two prizes for completing the game cards and a craft activity to take home at the end.

 

A bouncy castle and the Victorian carousel will also be open. The craft shack at the site will also have lots of Easter craft activities on offer for kids to take away.


Tickets are available through milletsfarmcentre.com.

2015 UCI BMW Supercross World Cup in Manchester 

The 2015 UCI BMX Supercross World Cup returns to Manchester on Saturday 18 and Sunday 19 April. 

 

The National Cycling Centre plays host to the fastest riders from around the globe, racing in time trials and Supercross motos for a place in the coveted finals.

Ticket holders can expect a weekend of adrenalin charged racing, with Olympian and 2014 UCI BMX Supercross World Cup champion, Liam Phillips, anticipated to lead Great Britain's BMX team in action.

 

The event, which last year saw the finals unfold in front of a sold-out arena, is expecting to attract record crowds when it returns as part of UK Sport's Gold Event Series, which aims to bring over 70 of the world's most prestigious sporting events to the UK by 2019, backed by British Cycling and Manchester City Council.

 

Single-day tickets for the UCI BMX Supercross World Cup are priced from just 7. For further event information and to purchase tickets, visit www.ticketmaster.co.uk/britishcycling



 
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