Awards that celebrate the success of children’s activities across the UK.

CAA-ConferenceWe know how important it is to inspire children into finding activities, especially when they enjoy them so much, and that is why it is always a delight to be a part of the What’s On 4 Awards where over 200 people were able to enjoy, celebrate and network.

“What a great resource What’s On 4 Kids is for busy parents!”

Headline sponsor Strider Bike

Karen Wood

Firstly, a massive well done to all the finalists, highly commended and the winners!

With over 100,000 votes received across the 2017 international campaign! The 11th National What’s On 4 Kids Awards 2017 with headline sponsor Strider Bike was held on the afternoon of October 4, hosted by NatWest in the heart of the City of London at their prestigious 280 Bishopsgate location.

With many exciting NEW categories & an inspiring new venue, it was the best ever awards ceremony to day with one of most successful & inspiring campaigns ever!

The awards ensure that the UK’s parents and carers can once again enjoy the chance to shout about who is the very best in the world of kids’ clubs, classes, teachers & party providers!

Every nominee and finalist deserved to be congratulated on getting into the UK’s leading and longest established awards for the parenting sector.

Keynote Speaker – Sam Quek, MBE

Sam Queksmall

Sam Quek, MBE joined us to share her story of reaching the Rio Olympics, her love for sport and activities and how she didn’t achieve her dream without some very hard work, disappointments, injury and some heartache. She gave us an inspirational, no notes, no script, speech, which was eloquently shared about her journey to success. The room was silent, everyone was transfixed waiting to hear what she had to say next.

I personally spoke with her and was impressed by her natural persona, her enthusiasm to encourage young people to be active, take part in team and individual sports and to believe in themselves.

If there is one lesson I will take away from meeting and listening to Sam, it would be to be honest with yourself and others. Ask the questions, don’t second guess what people think of you, ask them. Thank you Sam for letting me wear your Gold Medal and being such a down to earth, honest and warm person. Whether young and or old, you inspire!

If you want to see more about the What’s On 4 Awards and be a part of 2018 then visit their website or follow them on social. You can see so much more about the Awards via FacebookTwitter and Instagram. #whatson4kidsawards

The network after the Awards is always such a busy time, and it is not always easy to speak to many, but the room was buzzing with connections being made and new business ventures being organised.


What’s On 4 hold these awards to reward innovation, further raise standards and generate awareness of fabulous children’s activities and individual experts who make such a difference to so many families!

By being part of these Awards you can reach over 1 million parents across the UK and showcase your company and brand.

Children's Activities Association

If you are a child activity provider you should be asking about the Children’s Activities Association. Visit their website for more information.


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