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    • We are delighted to announce that the 'What's On 4 Junior Awards 2016' nominations will open THIS EVENING (16th Nov) at 8pm!
    • Win a Dad's Choice Awards prize bundle worth over £130 in time for Christmas! See below to enter! 
    • Treat the whole family this Christmas, as they witness the magic of 'The Snowmanfilm on a big screen, brought to life by some of the UK's finest musicians. More details below...

Win TWO Family Games from Drumond Park! Yours in time for Christmas...

Win a 'Dad's Choice Awards' prize bundle worth over £130!

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What's New...

What's On 4 Junior Awards 2016...Our 10th Anniversary! 
We are so excited to announce that nominations in our What's On 4 Junior Awards 2016 and our 10th Anniversary celebration will open TODAY at 5pm in association with STA (Swimming Teachers' Association)

This year's LIVE awards will take place on the 23rd June 2016 and will welcome the fabulous Sid Sloane, CBeebies presenter, M.D and Founder OSL Theatre productions 

"I am so excited to be part of the What's On 4 Junior awards in this 10th Anniversary year - celebrating the very best kids' activity providers from throughout the UK! Good luck to everyone involved and I look forward to meeting the finalists and special guests on the day."
So from 8pm tonight visit the What's On 4 Junior Awards page for all the details... We would love to smash our record for nominations and votes so get ready and be part of the action! 
For more on Sid and all that he is doing in a theatre near you visit

Something magical is happening this Christmas... 
Treat the whole family to a music box of delights this Christmas, as they witness the magic of 'The Snowman' film on a big screen, brought to life by some of the UK's finest musicians.
A perennial favourite, the highlight of the film for many is the evocative 'Walking in the Air', sung by a young soloist. Not a dry eye in the house!
We are also delighted to present brand new animation to accompany Tchaikovsky's Nutcracker Suite; surely the most Christmassy and popular of all seasonal music.
With other Christmas crackers - including a festive guide to the orchestra, and a visit from a surprise conductor! - it's a truly memorable experience for all ages, and a wonderful opportunity for the whole family to create lasting memories.

Performances in Blackpool, Bolton, Bradford, Halifax, Hull, Sheffield, Southport and Warrington. Visit for full details and to book.

No 2 in The Guardian's 'Top 10 things to do in the UK at Christmas, 2014'
"Tonight was sheer brilliance"
"The best and most magical event we have ever watched"

GET INVOLVED! Draw a Snowman picture, email your scanned picture to The Snowman Tour and your picture could be shown on the big screen at a performance you attend!

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Festive Family Shows 

As Christmas is fast approaching, please find below a round up of family-friendly shows suitable for this festive period: 

West Yorkshire Playhouse
2 December 2015 - 30 January 2016
Directed by West Yorkshire Playhouse Artistic Director James Brining, with choreography by Stephen Mear and production design by Simon Higlett, this new production of the much-loved Sherman Brothers musical stars Jon Robyns and Amy Griffiths. The memorable score includes such standards as 
Truly Scrumptious, Toot Sweets, Hushabye Mountain and the Oscar-nominated title song Chitty Chitty Bang Bang. The run at the West Yorkshire Playhouse will be followed by a UK & Ireland Tour.
Suitable for all ages 5+
Dominion Theatre
24 October 2015 - 2 January 2016
The London premiere of the musical ELF is based on the beloved 2003 New Line Cinema hit starring Will Ferrell. ELF, which stars Ben Forster, Kimberley Walsh, Joe McGann and Jessica Martin, is the hilarious tale of Buddy, who grows up in the North Pole thinking he's an elf. With Santa's permission, Buddy embarks on a journey to New York City to find his birth father, discover his true identity, and help New York remember the true meaning of Christmas.
Duration:  2 hours 25 minutes 
Suitable for all ages 4+
King's Cross Theatre
Currently booking until 3 January 2016
The Olivier Award-winning production of Mike Kenny's stage adaptation of E. Nesbit's classic novel, following the journey of Bobby, Peter and Phyllis who move to rural Yorkshire and befriend local railway porter, Perks. A purpose built 1,000-seat theatre, complete with a railway track and platforms, and with a state of the art air conditioning and heating system, was specially created for this production. The York Theatre Royal production, which is in association with the National Railway Museum, features a live steam locomotive and a vintage carriage, originally built in 1896. The production is directed by Damian Cruden, Artistic Director of York Theatre Royal.
Duration: 2 hours 20 minutes
Suitable for all ages 5+

Royal Festival Hall
16 December 2015 - 3 January 2016
The multi-international award-winning show returns to London's Southbank Centre for a fifth consecutive Christmas season. A combination of theatrical clowning and breath-taking visual effects, the show is performed by a world-renowned company of clowns led by Slava Polunin, the Artistic Director of the St Petersburg Circus.
Suitable for all ages 5+

Rapunzel at the Park Theatre, Finsbury Park 

The King and Queen of Püss Püss are looking forward to the birth of their first child when... disaster: the Queen contracts a life threatening fever and only a powerful herb, known as Rapunzel, can save the mother and child. The noble Baron Teth offers to locate the herb, however the witch who grows it has her price, and in exchange she demands the baby. The desperate King and Queen agree and the Queen recovers, giving birth to a healthy baby girl. But, as she is so quickly taken away, darkness falls across the land.

Eighteen years later the royals have given up any hope of finding their heir and Baron Teth, now their greatest confidante, is about to be ordained King. Then as the neighbouring Prince Corbyn rides through the forest, he hears singing from an isolated tower. 

Perhaps all is not what it seems... Where is the baby girl? What happened to the witch? And how noble exactly is Baron Teth? Find out, as the Park Theatre brings you the third and wackiest instalment in the Chronicles of Waa!

Rapunzel is playing at the Park Theatre in Finsbury Park from 3 December until 2 January. 

Christmas Gift Ideas...

Give the Gift of an amazing Barracudas Activity Camp! 
  • Ultimate Kids Day Camp at 35+ Locations!
  • Fantastic Range of Activities for 4.5-16 years
  • Excellent Camp Facilities
  • 'OUTSTANDING' Ofsted Results
  • Qualified & Experienced Staff
  • Extended Hours from 8am-6pm
"Giving every child such an amazing experience they can't wait to come back!"

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 2015 we are extremely excited to kick off the 2016 year with 35+ 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!

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 2016 simply call us on 0845 123 5299 or visit

Smiggle... Where a smile meets a giggle!     

Have hours of fun with this activity notebook. With 30 pages and 10 designs you will never get bored. Colour in, join the dots, find your way through mazes and learn with word games! Makes a great placemat activity sheet for entertainment at meal time too!


Locket necklace features a heart shaped locket, perfect for keeping a tiny treasured note/image close to your heart (comes with i am loved note).120 pages/60 sheets each with cut-out heart shape, pen loop, lock & two keys. 23cm x 17cm x 3.1cm

Have hours of fun with this activity notebook. With 30 pages and 10 designs you will never get bored. Colour in, join the dots, find your way through mazes and learn with word games! Makes a great placemat activity sheet for entertainment at meal time too!

Available in two different designs this colourful hot water bottle is sure to keep you warm and toasty!

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