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May Newsletter : What's On 4 Juniors UK
    Get On Your Bike...and Get Out & About...!

    They're the messages we have this month and we have two fantastic new features showcasing some great ideas  - along with amazing prizes up for grabs! See below.
    Childcare headaches as the half-term break approaches? Wouldn't your kids love an activity camp? We have some brilliant options...
    You could win fantastic family passes to Blenheim Palace, Portsmouth Historic Dockyard, or a great day out on the North Yorkshire Moors Railway. Or kit from cool clothing brand Saltrock, including a body board for your summer surf adventures!
    Enjoy the half-term break and we'll see you next month with lots more ideas to help you get out and about! 

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What's New...

Super Camps

Putting the magic back into the school holidays

The school summer holidays are a time for children to have fun whilst keeping active in body and mind. At Super Camps we give children the opportunity to do just that, with a range of camps and courses to suit everyone. Our camps are full of great new activities for 2015, with a guarantee of water activities at all camps during the summer. You can also rest assured knowing that your children are receiving the best care with our many 'Outstanding' Ofsted ratings.

Our summer courses at a glance (open Monday to Friday 8am-6pm)

Multi-Activity - includes a variety of sports, games, and arts and crafts. No two days are the same and the price includes all activities... even swimming, quad-biking and archery where facilities allow. Bookable daily and weekly.

RAW Adventure - An opportunity to connect with nature, mastering skills like shelter-making, fire-lighting and archery.

The Great Super Camps Bake-Off - Children will love this week-long culinary challenge, baking great take-home items.

Cultured Cooking - Back for 2015 with some great new recipes. Children will learn about and cook food from around the globe.

A Passion For... Arts & Crafts - Children will pay homage to some of history's most colourful eras!

A Passion For... Invention - Create robotic bugs, manufacture crash-helmets, and design, build AND fly an assortment of amazing aerial machines.


 



 


 


  Our 2015 Finalists are announced in the What's On 4 Junior Awards!

The 'What's On 4 Junior Awards' 2015 celebrate the very best kid's activity providers in the UK, Ireland and Australia... Voting has now closed and our amazing FINALISTS have been announced! 

 

We received 100,000 votes this year - a record-breaking year - so our Finalists are truly as chosen by parents!


 

Click HERE to see our 2015 Award Finalists!


 

The winners and runners-up will be announced at our 2015 Awards Ceremony at Drayton Manor next month! We'll share the news on social media on the day, so don't forget to follow us on Twitter and Facebook and search for the #wo4juniorawards hashtag!


  Party at The Snow Centre, Hemel Hempstead 

Treat your child to a unique birthday party experience that they will never forget at The Snow Centre, Hemel Hempstead, London's closest indoor REAL SNOW destination.

 

Choose to whizz, spin & slide down the slope with a SLEDGING PARTY or race down the slope with a SNOW SCOOTER PARTY!

 

All Birthday Parties include:

  • 45 minutes on the snow
  • 1 Hour in a private room with a delicious hot buffet
  • Visit from Snow Cat (Optional)
  • Your own party hosts
  • Party Invites
  • A gift for the birthday boy/girl
  • Up to 4 adults can go out on the snow and join the party

All for just 22.50 per person midweek or 24.50 per person at weekends. Parties are available for 10 - 36 children for Sledging and 10 children for Snow Scooters, no experience required!

Availability is limited so please book early to avoid disappointment!  Please call our team on 0844 770 7227 or send us an email to check availability.

 

We'll be able to put together a package that will make The Snow Centre the only place you'll want to hold your party!


 




 


Barracudas Activity Camps 

"Giving every child such an amazing experience they can't wait to come back!"

  • Ultimate Kids Day Camp at 34 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 summer holiday. We offer FUN at a FAIR price and the great option to use childcare vouchers as payment. 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 Easter 2015 we are extremely excited to kick off the summer season at 34 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 summer 2015 simply call us on 0845 123 5299 or visit www.barracudas.co.uk.


 


 



 


Ideas for Days Out & Getaways 2015

 

Want to have some fun this summer and do something out of the normal? Thinking of having a great day out or a weekend camping?  Or maybe the sun will shine and a trip to the beach is on the cards. Take a look at our ideas below, giving you a range of options to suit all families and all budgets!
 
 More importantly...see what kids think about some of our ideas with reviews from our Junior Editor!

 

Great ideas such as :

  • Family-friendly cottage holiday ideas from Sykes Cottages
  • Unplug your children from their iPads and devices with a Forest Holidays getaway
  • Ever fancied your chances on 'Total Wipeout'? Well now you can see what it's like at the all-new Aqua Park in the New Forest
  • Have a magical Harry Potter-style summer adventure with North Yorkshire Moors Railway 
  • Live the simple life under canvas with glamping specialists Lantern & Larks
     

Get On Your Bike with What's On 4 Little Ones!

Kids love cycling! It's great outdoor family fun and with sturdy scooters and lightweight balance bikes coming onto the market, it's never too early to get your little ones on two (or three!) wheels...

 

Check out our Top Tips and great giveaways, including:

  • How to get your child started on a bike with FirstBIKE 
  • PLUS! 25% discount offer exclusively for What's On 4
  • Top Tips from Sir Chris Hoy and Evans Cycles
  • Cool cycling kit to be won from re:creation!
  • Great tips to #getonyourbike from bike trials world record holder Andrei Burton
  • PLUS! Win surf shorts, t-shirts and a body board from cool clothing brand Saltrock
  • Find Balanceability 'Learn to Ride' courses near you

What's On...

Don't Miss the Party at Polo in the Park!

London's summer social season starts this year with Chestertons Polo in the Park which takes place on 5-7 June at the 'spiritual home of polo,' Hurlingham Park, Fulham. 

 

Now in its seventh year, the three-day sporting spectacle brings world class polo right to the heart of London. With its vibrant party atmosphere and thrilling polo on display, the tournament is now firmly established as one of the capital's hottest tickets and the action on the side of the playing field is just as entertaining as the action on the field - with bars and hospitality spilling around the perimeter of the pitch. Mayfair's famous nightclub, Mahiki Bar will be shaking up some amazing cocktails from its pitchside bar (which happens to be the longest pop up bar in Europe) whilst the Champagne Lanson Garden Bar provides a wonderfully civilised place to view the sport.  

 

While the adults are fixed on the polo, the younger audience certainly won't be feeling left out. Throughout all three days, popular children's entertainers, Sharky & George and Eddie Catz will be hosting 'Kids Club' on the Hurlingham basketball courts, keeping children of all ages fully occupied with fun games and crafts. While this is all going on, Original Travel will be hosting a parent's zone, complete with comfy chairs and refreshments where they can relax in the safe knowledge that the kids are being fully entertained! 

 

On Sunday 7 June, before the final polo matches commence, Sharky & George will be organising a giant 'pitch invasion', that will see a flash mob of kids entertainment invade the polo pitch, such as a space hoppers polo match and tug of war!

 

Saturday is 'Ladies Day presented by Little Miracles Drinks' - the social event of the summer! This day is usually a sell-out long before the event, so it is advised to book early for this day to avoid disappointment. 'Finals Day' on Sunday 7 June is a fun actioned packed day for everyone, with extra entertainment laid on for children. Spectators can enjoy watching both the Final and Plate Final on this day and see the victors presented with the winning trophy. 

 

Tickets start from just 10 and can be purchased from www.ticketmaster.co.uk. Early bird and group discounts apply. For more information visit www.polointheparklondon.com

 




 



Virgin Money Cyclone : Festival of Cycling!

One of the UK's most respected and established cycling events, The Virgin Money Cyclone Festival of Cycling, has announced a new format for 2015.  The event, which has previously been run over four days, will this year revert to its original three day format and takes place from June 19 - 21.

 

The decision to condense the festival into three days has been made by event founder and organiser Peter Harrison who said: "Running the event over a long weekend will mean an even better quality programme with a greater family festival feel."  The Tyne 6 Bridges Leisure Rides mark the opening of the new-look Virgin Money Cyclone on Friday June 19 2015 and sees friends and families of all riding capabilities invited to participate in the 10.5 mile and 15.5 mile rides. Adding to the evening's activities will be a new and exciting sprint competition to run along the banks of the Tyne as well as a series of British Cycling run skills tests for younger riders. A selection of food stalls and entertainment will contribute to the festival atmosphere.

 

Cyclone Challenge rides return on Saturday June 20 with three revised routes and distances presenting an even better riding experience and avoiding the risk of a bottleneck in Ponteland on the outward route. Distances include a 34 mile, 64 mile and 106 mile ride, each departing Newcastle Falcons' Kingston Park homeground and taking in some of the North East's most stunning scenery.

 

On Sunday June 21 it's the turn of the elite riders with the Curlew Cup National Series Women's race returning to the village of Stamfordham at 9am. The hotly contested Beaumont Trophy Men's Race follows at 1.15pm, with spectators invited to watch the action unfold as the professionals tackle Northumberland's famed Ryals climb.

 

Virgin Money Cyclone founder and organiser, Peter Harrison, said of the new format: "Gearing the festival towards three key days in 2015 will make the Cyclone even more accessible to those wanting to ride it, as well as for those coming along to spectate and enjoy the full festival experience. We're packing all the atmosphere into a long weekend event and asking riders to get in and register early to secure a place."

Virgin Money head of sponsorship marketing, Andrew Nicholson, said: "Virgin Money Cyclone is a standout cycling festival for the North. The new format has been designed with community in mind and it will be great to see both the professionals and those just starting out cycling up a storm."

 

Entries for the Virgin Money Cyclone Festival of Cycling's Friday and Saturday rides are now open. Interested riders are encouraged to enter early. For full event information and to register, visit www.virginmoneycyclone.co.uk.

 







 



 


 
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