Why we love ballet

My daughter has danced since she was 2.5 years old.  She started ballet in our village hall, with JoAnn Latus School of Dance. Her dancing has seen her make friends for life! Despite looking amazingly cute in her light blue leotard, tights, and beautiful pink ballet shoes, it wasn’t all about how she looked… Ballet… Read More

A parents check list for Uni!

No!, just no…. I was not prepared for the emotions, cost, equipment and excitement that comes with preparing myself for my first-born to leave the nest and start Uni. My son, having just had his birthday, a memory “kick up the bum” that I now have a 19-year-old,  who is about to depart to University.… Read More

Pocket money tips

Pocket money!  How do you help your child learn about money?  Here are some top tips on how to manage the pocket-money in your family: 1. Get into a pocket-money routine Giving pocket-money here and there can end up being both time-consuming and exhausting (as well as causing lots of arguments!). Getting into a pocket-money… Read More

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

We 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. Read More

Children’s favourite holiday destinations

Would you let your children choose your next holiday destination? Children often have a strong grasp of where they would like to go, and you may be surprised that the ideas are pretty awesome… A survey* by has revealed children’s favourite holiday destinations – direct from kids themselves – to give some inspiration to parents… Read More

The Children’s Activities Association – doing the checks so you don’t have to!

The CAA is a not-for-profit association promoting excellence and raising standards across children’s activities, clubs and classes. As parents we spend considerable amounts of time and money at organised activities for our little ones, we make great friends, watch our children develop, learn new skills and have LOTS of fun. But how do you know… Read More