Visit our website to see lodges in beautifully rural locations close to stunning scenery and glorious beaches, perfect for relaxing and pursuing leisure activities including fishing, golfing, swimming and walking or for the more energetic we have a fantastic selection of family fun parks offering a host of facilities and entertainment for the whole family. We also offer winter sports lodges for your skiing holiday in the UK as well as a selection of pet friendly and pet free accommodation.
The choice is entirely yours to discover and enjoy! Happy holiday!
All year round we have fantastic family deals available, as well as our flexible Simply Stay rates which offer great value bed and breakfast options. We have packages including Stay & Play or Dine, Stay & Play.
Children will absolutely love our fifteen Thomas and Friends themed bedrooms, Drayton Manor Hotel is one of the few hotels worldwide that offer these one of a kind rooms. We have several other types of family rooms available to accommodate you and your little ones.
Address: Drayton Manor Park Tamworth Staffordshire
The National Cycle Network is 5000 miles of safe, signed, attractive cycle routes, open and mapped in June 2000. It is made up of traffic-free sections and traffic-calmed road and minor roads, running right through urban centres and reaching all parts of the UK.
Sustrans is the charity co-ordinating the project and will continue to work with local authorities to expand the Network to a target of 10,000 miles by 2005.
For more information on the National Cycle Network and Sustrans and a copy of their free catalogue of maps, information sheets and technical publications please call the number above or visit their website.
Classes combine lively music and dance, with carefully structured learning designed for the specific age and developmental stage of your child. We help each child develop confidence, co-ordination, and social skills, whilst learning to express themselves creatively and encouraging a life long love of music and dance. Classes are run by experienced, enthusiastic, energetic and professional people with a passion for music and dance. Children are accompanied by their parent/carer which means classes are a wonderful opportunity for you to have fun with your child!
"Belinda is banging on the door of the class beforehand, she's so eager to get in and begin!" Diana Harrison, mum of Belinda (14 months).
- Babies (from 3 months) to Crawlers
- Walkers to 2 year olds
- 2-4 year olds
There is a huge body of evidence which shows that engaging children in both singing and dancing has considerable benefits for their linguistic, numerical, social, emotional and physical development. For more information about this and about MAD Academy classes please visit our website.
For details of the days and times of classes and associated party services in your area, please visit our website.
Venues: Maidenhead, Reading, Windsor, Wokingham, Marlow, South Cheshire, Paignton, Croydon, Epsom, Sutton, Ash, Basingstoke, Winchester, Norwich, Chippenham, Henley, Oxford, Croydon, Dorking, Epsom, Farnham, Guildford, Sutton, Woking and all surrounding areas
For details of franchises email firstname.lastname@example.org or call Elaine on 077322540 or 0118 926 1384
Stafford Gatehouse TheatreEastgate Street, Stafford, ST16 2LT
Our award winning programme, for 0-11 years, contains stories, action poems, chants, songs and games enabling children to learn whilst having fun! Children progress through the programme and there are different starting points so children can start learning French or Spanish whatever their age following a programme tailored to their age group. Topics are based on real life situations suited to the interest, experience and social development of each age group.La Jolie Ronde offers:
- An opportunity to develop an enthusiasm for languages
- Small classes and short sessions
- Fun colourful activity books
- Interactive learning CDs of games, stories & songs for use at home
- Conversation, basic grammar, games, role-plays, rhymes & stories, making learning more fun
- An awareness of the country, its geography and culture
- Guidance for parents
- Carefully selected & trained tutors who are vetted and CRB/PVG
- Certificates awarded on completion of each programme
- Reports for parents on your child’s progress
- An experience that will help your child at Secondary school, giving good grounding for future learning
Baby Sensory provides something new for parents and babies to look forward to every week. Activities include every possible sensory experience from baby signing to fibre optic light shows, amazing bouncy light balls, rainbows, bubbles, bells, holistic massage and a whole lot more! No session is ever the same! What's really exciting about Baby Sensory is that it is not only designed to encourage early infancy development (babies have the ability to take in twice as much information than college students!) but also to provide literally hundreds of simple and tangible activities that you can take home to have fun and develop with your baby!
Venues: Banbury, Evenley, Daventry, Towcester, Leamington Spa, Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwick, Alcester, Balsall Common, Abingdon, Woburn Sands, Solihull, Shirley, Wantage, Drakes Broughton, Stokenchurch, Wallingford, Elmesthorpe, Leicester, Birmingham, High Wycombe, Droitwich, Kemble, Swindon, Tamworth, Hemel Hempstead, Henley-on-Thames, Reading, Worcester, Malvern, Marlow, Tilehurst, Reading, Kidderminster, Harpenden, Newbury, Thatcham, Rickmansworth, Hurst, Newbury, Swadlincote, St Albans, Marlborough, Burghfield Common, Lichfield, Watford, Trysull, Northwood, Wokingham, Beech Hill, Stevenage, Harrow, Wokingham, High Barnet, Harrow, Caldecote, Royston, Totteridge, Basingstoke, Ealing, Littleover, Ware, Finchley, Camberley, Spondon, Derby, Stafford, Temple Fortune, Fleet, Nottingham, Muswell Hill, Chiswick, Knaphill, Andover, Waltham Cross, Teddington, Greenwich, Weybridge, Woking, Derby, Barnes, Basingstoke, Cambridge, Putney, Thames Ditton, Telford, North London, Southfields, Bath, Cobham, Stockbridge, Clapham, Wimbledon, Alton, Epping, Loughton, Buckhurst Hill, East London, Leytonstone, Bradley Stoke, Keynsham, Sherwood, Wanstead, Bristol, Winchester, Ilford Bedminster, Knowle, Epsom, Blythe Bridge, Carshalton, Grayshott, Takeley, Banstead, Salisbury, South London, Long Ashton, Dorking, Collier Row, Romford, Dagenham, Radstock, Werrington, Shrewsbury, Great Dunmow, Romford, Portishead, Bromley, Beckenham, Croydon, Romsey, Sidcup, West Wickham, Reigate, Chandlers Ford, Cheddleton, Market Drayton, Brentwood, Upminster, , Rainham, Petersfield, Little Dunmow, Bexley, Caterham, Endon, Madeley, Orpington, Newcastle, Dartford, West End, Freemantle, Kidsgrove, Chelmsford, Billericay, Horsham, Downham Market, Grays, Hewish, Fareham, Inkersall, Chesterfield, Basildon, Crawley, Waterlooville, Congleton, Braintree, Chelmsford, Fareham, Crewe, Nantwich, Tilbury, Weston-super-Mare, Edenbridge, Basingstoke, Buxton, Wickford, East Grinstead, Woodlands, Havant, Sandbach, Wedmore, Meopham, Storrington, Chichester, Sheffield, Crewe, Woodham Ferrers, Benfleet, Macclesfield, Kings Lynn, Rayleigh, Cuckfield, Oswestry, Hadleigh, Sheffield, Rochester, Rochford, Chatham, New Mills, Westcliff-on-Sea, Tunbridge Wells, Yeovil, Gillingham, Marple, Bramhall, Wilmslow, Rotherham, Offerton, New Brighton, Colchester, Shoeburyness, Glossop, Cheadle, Rotherham, Brighton, Hyde, Heaton Moor, Denton, Ashton-under-Lyne, Lymm, Maidstone, Warrington, Manchester, Croft, Wrexham, Speke, Hunts Cross, Ashford, Higher Bebington, Heswall, Merseyside, Faversham, Canterbury, Ramsbottom, Bolton, Orrell, Norwich, Rugby, Shevington, West Kirby, Great Crosby, Pudsey, Hessle, Aughton, Calverley, Helter Skelter, Dover, Deal, Barnstaple, Narberth, Cardiff and Pembrokeshire
For young children, CRB checked artists provide things like crafts (puppet making, mask making, lantern making etc), Japanese origami (very popular), African drumming and dance.
For teenagers’, we have lots of terrific party ideas. These include makeup and beauty for teenage girls. Also popular urban arts such as street dance, break dancing and Rapping, graffiti art, Japanese manga art or DJ-ing skills.
We also provide special graffiti art activities including commissions where create a bespoke mural for a child’s bedroom, a garage, shed or play room and so on. We begin by demonstrating to the children, before leading an activity with them.
Our artists / entertainers will travel to, and deliver at your venue (home address or a room booked etc).
Activities are great value for money and usually last 1 ½ to 2hrs. They are competitively priced from only £180.00 so why not give it a go?
Please contact us via email (email@example.com) our website web-form or call one of our friendly team on 0845 481 1920 or 07967 659 293 today!
Check out our website for offers and special events coming up at the theme parks.
If you are travelling in a group of 10 or more call our specialist Group Reservations Team on 0870 390 5042 for a bespoke package to suit your needs.
Choose from a huge range of lodges in different gorgeous settings such as idyllic rural locations or near beautiful beaches and water sports. Developments offer a wide range of facilities to suit your family’s needs.
So whether you are seeking a quiet, peaceful holiday away from it all, an active holiday with the children where there is lots to do, or perhaps a romantic weekend break cuddling up in front of a roaring fire, Just Lodges is the perfect place to find all the information you will need to help you make the best choices.
Hazel McCarthy35 Adam Court, Newpenkridge Road, Cannock WS11 1HA
Find out how canals were built, where the amazing roses and castles painted boats and cans came from and just where that canal near you goes to. All this and lots more at Canal Junction.
National Memorial ArboretumCroxall Road, Alrewas, Staffordshire DE13 7AR
The Arboretum has a lot to offer both young and old. Come for a day out to enjoy the peace and tranquillity, the trees, the memorials, the history, the sense of national pride.
Dyslexia Action provides a national network of 27 main centres and some 150 linked learning centers, offering individual assessments by Chartered Psychologists and qualified Teacher Assessors and screening for schools, colleges and other organisations. Tuition is provided in literacy, mathematics and study skills using our own highly successful teaching methods and materials. Dyslexia Action carries out over 7,000 assessments each year and currently provides specialist tuition for over 3,000 children in its Centres, outposts and school units. The effectiveness of Dyslexia Action teaching methods and materials has been warmly praised by thousands of grateful children and their parents.
Please log onto our website for your local centre.
Head Office: Park House, Wick Road, Egham, Surrey
Fax: (01784) 222333
Special Kids in the UK
What makes us unique is that we parents/carers of children with special needs ourselves. Understanding the difficulties and emotions involved with a child of any age with special needs is something we can all associate with. In addition friendship, support and practical hints and tips are a major feature of our organisation.
For more information visit our website:
BIBIC- British Institute for Brain Injured ChildrenKnowle Hall, Bridgwater, Somerset TA7 8PJ
You can choose a week-long package with standard (9.30am-4pm) or extended hours (8.15am-5.45pm) or you can choose flexible days throughout the year. We also have specialist sports coaching camps; International Soccer Schools, International Cricket Schools, Jump and Splash swim improvement running at select venues.
Venues: Hamilton, Glasgow, Halifax, Blackburn, Kirkham, Manchester, Sandbach, Chester, Newcastle-under-Lyme, Birmingham, South Bromsgrove High School, Cheltenham, Cardiff, Bristol, Bath, Aberdeen, Edinburgh, Ilkley, Harrogate, Bradford, York, Wakefield, Leeds, Hull, Sheffield, Bakewell, Nottingham, Loughborough, Cambridge, Northampton, Coventry and Reading
MOVE combines therapy and education in a programme which helps children work towards goals that they really want to achieve, which can range from learning to hold their head up by themselves to learning the skills needed to play football with their friends using a pacer. MOVE is unique in that no child is too disabled to use it and works with the child’s parents, teachers and therapists to teach them skills which are then practised in everyday life, enabling parents to be involved in key decision making and instrumental in their child’s development.
Visit our website or call us on 020 7407 5344 to find out more information, speak to a specialist or a parent of a child already on the programme or to visit a school using MOVE.
- Great for 6-60yrs and up!
- No experience or skill needed
- A brilliant family day out
- Best value courses in the UK
- Friendly and experienced staff always just a shout away!
Sites: Willen Lake (Milton Keynes), The Trafford Centre (Manchester), Knowsley Safari Park (Merseyside), iceSheffield (Sheffield), Bedale (North Yorkshire) & The Trentham Estate (Staffordshire)
Booking number: 0845 652 1736 (£2 charge applies for phone bookings)
Price: Range from £15 to £25 (see website for further details)
*Height, weight and medical restrictions apply. Please visit www.aerialextreme.co.uk for further information or bookings
British Fencing Association
After many years working within both the health and education sectors, The Family Psychologist's lead clinical psychologist, Dr Rachel Johnson, set out to offer a wide range of services to support the behavioural, emotional and social development of children, from birth through to sixth form and the workplace.
As a Chartered Clinical Psychologist specialising in Early Years, Children and Family work, as well as in the assessment of specific learning difficulties and dyslexia, Dr Johnson and her team provide a varied range of services to meet the needs of the families and professionals who approach them for support. These include:
- Educational assessment & Dyslexia testing (for adults | children) in your own home, classroom or workplace
- Indepth Cognitive profiling, reporting, and guidance
- Behavioural & Emotional intervention for difficulties at home or in the classroom
- Early Years work, with parents of infants & pre-schoolers for concerns around sleeping, feeding, potty training or separation anxiety
- "Incredible Years" Positive Parenting groups - helping parents build happy families and bright futures
- Medical-legal (medico-legal) and Family Court assessments and reports
It is a mixture of simple training exercises and games designed to assist in the physical development, improved health and increased fitness of each child. The children attend a 45 minute weekly session, which combines fun, excitement and exercises in a safe and caring environment.
The Little Tiger Cubs Programme is truly unique;
- Conforms to the Early Years Foundation Stage curriculum
- Supports the transition into primary education by creating a bridge to school Centres around our parent values, allowing essential bonding time where you can watch your child flourish
- Our programme will help each child find greater self-confidence and self-esteem, whilst at the same time improving their physical and social skills development.
Interested in becoming a Little Tiger Franchise holder? Please contact Diane on 0845 557 7830 for information on joining our friendly franchising network.
Our locations: Belfast, Dundonald, Bangor, Donaghadee, Dromore, Lisburn, Crumlin, Downpatrick, Carrickfergus, Ballyclare, Larne, Antrim, Magherafelt, Upperlands, Lurgan, Carlisle, Montrose, Dumfries, Annan, Durham, Birtley, Houghton-le-Spring, Edinburgh, Bonnyrigg, Musselburgh, Prestopans, Off By Tranent, Prestopans, Tranent, Haddington, Dunbar, Peebles, Linlithgow, Broxburn, West Calder, Barnet, Falkirk, Alloa, Dunblane, Grangemouth, Bonnybridge, Larbert, Stirling, Glasgow, Shawlands, Kilsyth, Viewpark, Cambuslang, Blantyre, East Kilbride, Barrhead, Clydebank, Dumbarton, Alexandria, Helensburgh, Four Marks, Alton, Bordon, Inverness, Kilmarnock, Loans, Irvine, Kilwinning, Stewarton, Prestwick, Wallington, Dunfermline, Kirkcaldy, Motherwell, Carfin, Cleland, Wishaw, Hamilton, Bellshill, Coatbridge, Airdrie, Carluke, Larkhall, Newcastle, South Shields, Nottingham, Portsmouth, Paisley, Port Glasgow, Greenock, Wemyss Bay, Paisley, Renfrew, Erskine, Perth, Gosport, Dorking, Chesterfield, Slough, Farnham Royal, Slough, Sunderland, Basildon, Stanford, Tweedmouth and Warrington
We offer a nationwide service, providing experienced and qualified nannies, carers and enablers for children and young adults who may have a range of special needs from a mild learning disability to profound and multiple disabilities and their siblings!
Our carers have a wide range of experience, including Makaton & British Sign language, Conductive Education, speech, occupational and physio therapy. We deal with live-in, daily, permanent and temporary positions. All nannies and carers are carefully vetted and personally interviewed. At least two references are verbally verified and an Enhanced Police Check is required (SNAP Childcare is a Registered Body with the Criminal Records Bureau).
Please log onto our website for full details.
Music Bugs – fun, friendly and interactive music classes for children aged 6 months to 4 years. Come and join us for singing, nursery rhymes, puppets, pom poms, teddies, bubbles and parachute games.
Recently voted as the UK's Best Music Class and one of Tesco Baby Clubs 'Top Ten Family Days Out'
As well as being lots of fun, our classes are educational and are great for:
- Boosting language skills
- Early numeracy skills
- Developing confidence
- Gross and fine motor control
- Learning to take turns and share
- Making new friends!
Come and join our friendly franchise network running your very own preschool music business and whistle while you work! This is an opportunity for warm, vibrant, child-centred people to run a business that can be fitted in around family commitments. Ideal for mums looking to return to work once the children are at school.
For more information on Music Bugs and our franchise opportunity, call Claire on 0844 578 1010 or visit our website.
Visit our Franchise Opportunities listing hereMusic Bugs Venues: Edinburgh, Newcastle, Sunderland, Darlington, Leeds, Barnsley, Rotherham, Chesterfield, Doncaster, Grantham, Lincoln, Spalding, Boston, Peterborough, Rugby, Milton Keynes, Towcester, Buckingham, Bicester, Banbury, Halesowen, Kidderminster, Holt Heath, Dudley, Wolverhampton, Swindon, Market Deeping, Newport, Torfaen, Monmouthshire, Bristol, Chippenham, Salisbury, Bournemouth, New Forest, Southampton, Romsey, Eastleigh, Tonbridge, Sevenoaks, Tonbridge Wells, Maidstone and surrounding areas.
Focusing solely on these two world-class institutions, we specialise in helping students gain an edge over the competition, seriously improving their chances of success.
All our work is based on one simple principle - the analysis of success. We interview, in depth, hundreds of undergraduates to discover what lay behind their success, this together with the expertise of ex-admissions tutors, experienced professionals and our own consultants gives us a winning formula.We offer help at every stage of the admissions process. Contact the above number or log on to our web site for more information.
Our age-specific classes include a wide range of favourite children’s music, action songs, nursery rhymes and stories, lots of percussion instruments and props. With the help of our Jo Jingles doll we will introduce your child to all the wonders of music!
Details on fun party entertainment and Jo’s Shop can be found on our website:
For almost 25 years we have seen young people gain confidence, stretch themselves, and build essential life skills while learning the tools to sing, dance and act and most importantly have fun!
Suitable for ALL abilities, Stagecoach offers the chance for kids to pursue a career in the arts or simply just to learn some new skills to share with friends and family.
Call or Apply online to get started!
- Social skills
- Gross motor skills
- Fine motor skills
Gymbabes: Six months to walking
Tumble Tots: Walking to two years
Tumble Tots: Two to three years
Tumble Tots: Three Years to school age
Gymbobs: School age to seven years
To find your nearest exciting, activity packed centre and to book a class on-line, visit our website now.
Locations: Worcestershire, Wiltshire, West Yorkshire, West Sussex, West Midlands, Warwickshire, Tyne & Wear, Surrey, Suffolk, Staffordshire, South Yorkshire, South Wales, South Gloucestershire, Somerset, Shropshire, Oxfordshire, Nottinghamshire, North Yorkshire, Northern Ireland, Northumberland, Northamptonshire, Norfolk, Middlesex, Merseyside, Lincolnshire, Lancashire, Kent, Hertfordshire, Hampshire, Greater Manchester, Gloucestershire, Fife, Essex, East Sussex, East Lothian, Dorset, Cumbria, County Durham, Cheshire, Carmarthenshire, Cambridgeshire, Buckinghamshire, Berkshire, Bedfordshire, West London, South London, North London, East London, Greater London, Humberside, Leicestershire, Scottish Highlands, West Lothian, Wrexham, North Lanarkshire, Devon, Falkirk, Argyll & Bute, Derbyshire, Dumfries & Galloway, East Ayrshire, Flintshire, Mid Lothian, North Ayrshire, South Ayrshire, Isle of Man, Birmingham, Edinburgh
Find the nearest tennis club to you by visiting the link below. Just type your post code in the Club Search box found in the right hand margin.
Alton TowersStaffordshire ST10 4DB
Our classes are relaxed and informal. Our aim is to teach children French and Spanish in a fun and stimulating way. Each week children learn through our structured and proven courses designed to stimulate their natural enthusiasm for language and communication.
We also offer summer day camps. Please log onto our website for full details of your nearest club and to have fun on our new activity area ‘BABELZONE’ where kids can play games in French, Spanish & English.
We offer 3 age appropriate classes:
- Baby – birth to 14 months
- Toddler – 14 months to 3 years
- Pre-school – 3 years to school age
Our baby classes offer a total multi-sensory experience, stimulating all your baby’s senses and this helps vital brain connections to be made. Babies then move onto our exciting and varied toddler and pre-school sessions. This is where we help their confidence, creativity and co-ordination to grow. All courses have been written by a music teacher.
Come along and join in the fun today! You’ll even get to meet our very own Rat-a-tat listening bunny who delights our children every week! Book in for a free trial session by calling us or going to our website.
Other info: Book a Rhythm Time party with us and have Rat-a-tat sing a birthday song just for you!
Our family hostels offer you all the facilities you’ll need to make your stay relaxing and comfortable, like private rooms, high chairs, baby monitors, grounds to run and play in and activities to keep the kids entertained for hours. We’ve also teamed up with some of the best-loved family attractions including Alton Towers, Sea Life Centres and the Eden Project, to offer you fantastic discounted rates.
We can even make meal times easier! You can choose to self-cater in our dedicated kitchens, or take advantage of our ‘Kids under 10 eat for FREE’ offer and treat yourself to a delicious home-cooked meal from our fabulous menu instead. Accompany your meal with a glass, or bottle, of your favourite beverage chosen from our drinks menu, including local ales, soft drinks, beers, wine, spirits, teas and Fair Trade coffee.
So what are you waiting for? Book a YHA family getaway today!!
For more information contact our friendly team of advisers:
Toddler Sense is an exciting introduction into learning through play and games.
Our Toddler Classes include great music, equipment, games and new ideas! Imagine climbing a snow mountain, going on safari, digging for fossils, swimming with dolphins and hunting for dinosaurs? Every week introduces new activities and a whole new adventure.
Activities introduce toddlers and children to a magical, multi-sensory interactive experience that will keep them busy and stimulated. Great brain food! They will also have lots of fun on the way!
The Toddler classes have been designed to meet the specific needs of two separate age groups.
Toddler Sense gently introduces New Explorers, (13 - 18 months) to equipment and activities that are suitable for their age and stage of development.
Toddler Sense introduces Adventurers (18 months - 3 years) to a whole new world of adventure and challenge that will lead learning and development forwards and motivate children to try out new skills.