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What's On 4 Junior Awards 2016...Last Chance to Nominate Your Favourites! 
Don't forget, time is running out to nominate YOUR favourite kids' activity provider in the 10th National What's On 4 Junior Awards in association with STAThese awards are for those amazing class leaders, groups and clubs, family days out and party providers that make a difference to your lives! So why not make someone's NEW YEAR by nominating them for a national award. 

Maybe you miss a class or activity now your little one's moved onwards and upwards or perhaps a club or group is one of the highlights of your week. Have you watched your child learn a new skills, develop a love for a new sport or just grow in confidence? Well, this is YOUR chance to say a BIG THANK YOU - it takes moments, costs nothing and what a wonderful message to send to someone - that you think they are worthy of a national award!

Just CLICK here NOW to nominate -

2016 is also our 10th Birthday! We'll be celebrating at the awards with a very special live event welcoming a host of special guests and you could be joining us! Just vote or nominate and you could win 2 VIP tickets. The awards ceremony will take place on June 23rd 2016 at the fabulous Chessington World of Adventures with Sid Sloane, CBeebies presenter, M.D and Founder OSL Theatre productions!

Chessington World of Adventures Resort are delighted to be the official hosts of the 10th National What's On 4 Junior Awards. "As Britain's Wildest Adventure we are always encouraging families to enjoy exciting experiences together which is why hosting this event felt like the perfect fit. As it is the 10th Anniversary we know this year's awards are extra special and we will make sure all our guests have a wild experience here at the Resort."

We are pleased to welcome Sid Sloane, CBeebies presenter, M.D and Founder OSL Theatre productions to the live awards on June 23 - "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".  For more on Sid and all that he is doing in a theatre near you please visit

STA: As a UK registered educational charity dedicated to teaching swimming, lifesaving and survival techniques, we are proud to support the nominations of all those companies, organisations and individuals who go above and beyond to provide the very best activities for children...We wish everyone the best of luck this year in what promises to be an exciting and memorable 10th anniversary of the What's On 4 Junior Awards. It's a privilege to be involved. For more information on baby swimming and learning to swim, please visit

New Year...New Activity!  Baby Bumpkin Essex 
The Baby Bumpkin programme uses the Early Years Foundation Stage Curriculum as its basis. During the class we use a mix of storytelling, Baby Yoga, our own specially written music/songs, and sensory activities during each session.
We have some gentle yoga stretches in class for mums (as well as babies) which target areas where tension and knots build up in from holding, feeding and carrying baby. We also teach some gentle breathing techniques that can help mums stay calm and relaxed. Everything we do in class can be easily practiced at home, the classes can help aid digestion and other physical issues.

Classes are purposely kept small so that all can have a friendly & informal experience - max of 12 per class.
Baby Bumpkin is a very relaxed, informal way to have fun with your baby, whilst at the same time really helping with their physical and emotional development.

Visit for more information or call Wendy on 07531 690712.

Lala & Bea ~ New Loungewear Collection 

British brand Lala & Bea, are a casual unisex lifestyle brand for 0-12 years, who are passionate about British manufacturing.  Lala & Bea have already made a name for themselves with their organic skincare and children's accessories and, new for 2016, they have launched their mix-&-match loungewear range, which is made from 100% soft organic cotton. 

The idea behind the range was born from the fact that children like to put their PJs on at any given opportunity, so Lala & Bea decided to create a range of loungewear that can be worn both in and out of the house. The range consists of long pants, lounge shorts and both long and short sleeve t-shirts in nonpj style designs. They are printed onto soft high-quality British organic cotton and are perfect for lounging around or casually paired with jumper or jeans. 

There is a lot on the market for the ages 0-5, but not from independent brands catering for the slightly older child so Lala & Bea's range goes up to 12 years old. Like all their products the loungewear is made in Britain from start to finish. Everything from the labels to the fabric knitting, printing and manufacturing is all done in the UK. 

Also new for 2016, Lala & Bea have collaborated with British artist Katherine Griffin to createtheir debut range of truly magical, reusable fabric woodland-creature wall stickers for children's bedrooms. The stickers are printed onto tear-resistant fabric that children can move around to make up a different story every night. The scene is centred around a large log, although the cheeky squirrel or hedgehog look great sitting on a fireplace mantle or perched above the light switch!  

Other products in the range include their 100% super-soft merino wool bobble hats, which come in a variety of patterns and feature oversized pom-poms. Their 100% pure British wool pram blankets, with lovely fold-over fringe edging in classic herringbone designs, in a variety of colours, are the perfect size for a buggy, pram or cot. And, of course, their signature range of organic skincare, suitable for the whole family! Visit

New Year...New Activity ~ BilinguaSing 

BilinguaSing UK is an award-winning, fast-growing provider of bilingual music classes for babies, pre-schoolers and primary school children. The classes use music as the main source of teaching the second language, and anyone can join in regardless of ability as the songs are in English too!
The founder, Berkshire resident and mum of two, Ellie Baker, commented "At BilinguaSing, we are passionate about introducing babies and young children to a second, or even third language from birth, or as soon as possible after that. During our classes and school clubs, we harness the power of music and engaging props to make language learning super active and lots of fun. We sing well known nursery rhymes and popular children's songs in both English and also in French or Spanish. We're constantly amazed at how quickly and easily such young children (and their parents)! are soon singing along in a foreign language."

Classes currently run across Berkshire, Buckinghamshire, Warwickshire, Hampshire and Lancashire and Lincolnshire. For more information on BilinguaSing classes for babies, pre-school and primary school children or to book a free demonstration class for your nursery or pre-school email or visit


New Year...New Activity ~ Puddle Ducks Greater Manchester

Our award-winning swimming programme is individually tailored to cater for children of all ages and abilities. Each child benefits from first-class tuition and high quality facilities, including pools that are heated to the optimum temperature for babies and young children. 
Little ones can join from birth until 10 years old and at any point in the term. Classes are packed full of fun and you can watch as your youngster develops into a confident swimmer without even realising they are learning to swim! 

Puddle Ducks offer simple steps to a lifetime love of swimming. We recognise that every child is different: our fantastic teachers adapt each activity to suit each child, nurturing water confidence so that your child will become a happy little swimmer before they start school.

If you're looking for a fun way to spend quality time with your child while also learning some valuable water safety skills and socialise with other mummies and daddies, then Puddle Ducks classes are for you.

We have classes designed to cater from newborn to 10 years of age at venues across Manchester, Stockport, Tameside & Oldham. Visit

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