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#WhatsOn4Summer : Ideas from What's On 4 Juniors UK!
    The summer holidays are only a few weeks away and we have some great ideas for family days out along with products to help travelling with kids a little easier...

    Have your kids always wanted to go to an activity camp? We have some brilliant options...
    You could win £50 worth of chocolate from Owow Chocolates, a fantastic family day out to a Treasure House of your choice, passes to Portsmouth Historic Dockyard, or kit from cool clothing brand Saltrock...including a body board for your summer surf adventures!
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Mad Science Camps

We spark imagination and we bring science to life!

Let your children join us at a holiday camp with a difference.  At Mad Science our instructors perform awesome demonstrations and the children carry real out hands on experiments.  There is nothing else like it and this is our 10th year so we know what we are doing. 


This summer we will be visiting more than 55 venues.  Look at our website and find a camp venue near you and let us "Spark the Imagination" of your child.  Or...Post your favourite experiment on our Facebook page and you may get to come for free!


Mad Science Camps are: 

  • Fun, Engaging and Interactive
  • All Mad Scientists are trained, reliable and are all DBS checked
  • Your Mini-Mad Scientist will receive a Mad Science take-home gift every day

CAMP DAY (10am - 3pm)

Daily Rate: £35.00 per child per day. Full Week Rate: £160.00 per child per week

Group Discount - Book 5 or more children in one day in one transaction - £28 per child (not available online)

AGE: 4-11years



  'Unplug' Your Family & Enjoy Time Away with a Forest Holiday

A Forest Holiday is all about spending quality time with the family in unique and secluded woodland locations where you can take time to talk, reconnect, explore the great outdoors and unwind.  If you're looking for a UK break then Forest Holidays has nine stunning cabin sites across the country, set exclusively within Forestry Commission estates in beautiful woodland and lochside locations. From Scotland to Cornwall via North Yorkshire and the heart of England each site has its own unique character offering the perfect setting for a relaxed holiday.

The What's On 4 School Kids Junior Editor recently spent time away at a Forest Holiday in North Yorkshire. Read his 'kid's view' here:




We have two exclusive DISCOUNT CODES for fans of What's On 4:

  • Quote WHATSON15 to receive 5% discount for holidays booked by 31st December 2015 and taken by 31st December 2016
  • Quote WHATSONSUMMER to get a fantastic 15% discount for holidays booked by 3rd September 2015 and taken between 24th July and 3rd September 2015

Additional terms and conditions: The promotional codes above must be entered at the time of booking and cannot be added retrospectively. These offer cannot be used in conjunction with any other offer or discount. The % discount is off the cost of your cabin only. Offer valid while advertised on our website but may be withdrawn at any time without prior notice.  



  Brat Kids Carnival in London 

The finest circus artists and mischief makers from Briefs, suitable for all the family! 


Hula hoops at top speed, acrobatics at alarming heights and seriously cheeky clowning antics. This technicolour cabaret is ideal for the younger theatregoer with a taste for wild circus skills, ridiculous acts of amazement and eye-popping party tricks.

When? Wed 29 July, Thurs 30 July, Fri 31 July at 2pm. Sat 1 Aug at 2pm. Sun 2 Aug at 12:30pm
Where? London Wonderground, Southbank



  Starlight Stars Summer Holiday Workshops in Hertfordshire 

The fun never stops at Starlight Stars!


Join in with our Summer Holiday Workshops for children aged 6-16yrs in Puckeridge, Herts. 

Workshops include: 

  • GOT TO DANCE (1 day) 
  • THE VOICE (1 day) 
  • DISNEY EXPERIENCE (2 days).  
For full information go to our website/holiday courses page or call 01763 287691.




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




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

Travelling With Little Ones...

Travel and Play with Bigjigs Toys

Bigjigs Toys offer a great selection of playthings for keeping children stimulated and entertained whilst out and about.


This colourful wooden Mini Farm Playset offers play value by the bucket-load. Open the doors of the barn to reveal Mr and Mrs Farmer, a duck in a pond, a horse, a sheep, a cow, a chicken, a pig, carrots, fences and trees. Set out your farm, discuss the names of the animals and bring the scene to life as you practise the sound that each animal makes. The string handle and secure clasp ensure that this Playset is always ready to travel with your little one and all of the play pieces can be stored safely inside.

To see the full range of Bigjigs Toys, visit



Controlling Hay Fever in Little Ones

With this year expected to see a particularly severe pollen season, parents of young children will be keen to do all they can to help keep the dreaded symptoms of hay fever at bay. Hay fever is becoming increasingly common in the UK and often first develops in childhood. The unpleasant symptoms can unfortunately be especially distressing for young children, in addition to impacting on their school performance, increasing sleepiness, causing irritability and difficulty concentrating. Parents looking for non drowsy relief for their children's hay fever could benefit from the preventative NasalGuard AllergieBLOCK®.


NasalGuard AllergieBLOCK® is a drug free, preventative gel suitable for use by children. The odourless, non greasy and easy to apply formula gets to work trapping pollen once applied to the nose and upper lip. A slight electrostatic charge captures airborne allergens, including pollen, blocking them from entering the nose and helping to avoid a reaction in the first instance. NasalGuard AllergieBLOCK® can be found listed as an Allergy Friendly Product on the Allergy UK website.


Hay fever sufferer and mum of two Eileen Teo from Staffordshire, says; ''Both my son and I have been using AllergieBLOCK® for the past couple of years, so far it's really helped both of us as we sneeze much less when we use it and don't end up with red raw noses! It's also great to know that it's non drowsy, so I can still get on with day to day activities and my son can use it whilst at school.''  


NasalGuard AllergieBLOCK® is £11.99 for 150 applications and available at selected Boots, Superdrug & Sainsbury's stores and Alliance Pharmacies.  For more information on AllergieBLOCK or to watch a video demonstration, visit 


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