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Schools Out For Summer...
don't panic, we've loads for you to do with your little ones!
Summer of fun
With children in their last term before the long summer holiday, understandably parents are starting to think about how to keep them entertained over the break.

Performing arts is a natural way for children to learn while they are having fun and Razzamataz is offering children between the ages of 4-16 the opportunity to use their imaginations and work with experienced actors, musicians and dancers during their Summer Schools.

During the week, children and their teachers will work on various songs, dances and drama pieces, together with learning about theatre skills in general. Being given the chance to perform is paramount to building a child's confidence which is why on the last day, the children will all get the opportunity to perform their showcase to friends and families.

To find out more information about the Summer School or term-time Saturday classes, please visit the website here to find your local venue. 
Journey down the rabbit hole and join your little one in the world of the imagination this summer with Hartbeeps

Hartbeeps productions for the early years specialises in classes, mini productions, events, nursery sessions and parties for the little folk (and their grown-ups too). Suitable from birth to 5 years. Find a summer session near you here. 

Since 2003 Hartbeeps has been delivering its unique blend of original musical classes and mini productions to thousands of babies and children challenging excepted definitions of baby and toddler classes.  We create innovative multi-sensory and highly interactive productions for the very young, by transforming everyday environments into colourful tactile wonderlands and inviting participants to join us in our magical world.

Franchise Opportunities Available. Would you like to run your own Hartbeeps mini productions? Contact for more information

City Cruises

This Summer it's time for a waterborne adventure with our great value family offers. City Cruises is the No.1 sightseeing tour on the Thames!

Our cruises departing every 30 minutes, every day of the week, all year round, City Cruises gives you the freedom to explore the many sights of the River Thames from four fantastic piers near popular attractions: Westminster, London Eye, Tower of London and Greenwich. It is the most convenient, picturesque way to travel between London landmarks.

Pass by some of the capital's best-loved landmarks and enjoy the open-air deck or treat your kids to an ice cream at our on-board café-bar! You can make a quick hop between piers with a single ticket, or take in a round tour with our all day hop-on and hop-off River pass and make the most of our informative and entertaining live commentary.

The Family River Red Rover, hop-on hop-off sightseeing ticket is ideal for families on an ambitious day out in London.
Pay for two adults and up to three kids go free! Possibly the best value sightseeing ticket in town.

Follow City Cruises on Facebook and Twitter or take a look at our Days Out pages for more info here.
Looking for something active for your child to do something this summer? Look no further, join Mampara Dance, Dance and Cheer-leading camp in Barnes South West London!

A great way to build self-confidence, fitness levels, coordination, team work and so much more! Our Camp is fully inclusive combining dance and cheerleading with roles and activities to suit every level of fitness and physique, from stunts to tumbling to dance. With one of our camps set in the context of the Barnes Minis' Rugby Camp these four days will help enhance team spirit and build relations between different groups and ages.

Two camps to choose from both lasting 4 days Camp 1: 15th-18th August at Barnes Rugby Club along side the Barnes Rugby Minis Camp, Queen Elizabeth Walk, London. SW13 0DG Camp 2: 22nd-25th August at London Marathon Pavilion, Queen Elizabeth Walk, London. SW13 9SA For ages 6yrs - 15yrs, split into groups based on age, ability and where possible, friendship groups.

Don't delay book today as we have limited places!

We spark imagination and we bring science to life!

Let your children join us at a summer camp with a difference.  At Mad Science our instructors perform awesome demonstrations and the children carry real out hands on experiments.  There is nothing else like it and this is our 10th year so we know what we are doing.

This summer we will be delivering 86 sessions across the East Midlands.  Check out our website to find a camp venue near you!

Mad Science Camps are:  
*    Fun, Engaging and Interactive 
*    All Mad Scientists are DBS checked.  There is a paediatric first aider on site at all times

CAMP DAY (9.30am - 3.30pm) 
Wrap-Around Care is available between 8am - 5.30pm 
Daily Rate: £29.50 per child   Full Week Rate: £135.00 per child 
Group Discounts are available 
AGE: 5-13years


With six weeks of school holidays stretching ahead of you and the British weather being its usual unpredictable self, it is now time to stock up on rainy day activities.

At Owow Chocolates we have just the thing to keep children of all ages occupied. Making food is always fun and when it is chocolate that is multiplied 10 fold. We have 4 fun chocolate making kits including our very own MiniO (chocolates filled with mini Oreo)

Here's what others are saying;

"Lots of fun and would recommend to others and will definitely be ordering more of your minio 
maker kits"

"Charlie and Thomas had so much fun trying out miniO making! They loved it as was so easy for them to do! Thanks for our great miniO making kit!"

As a special offer to What's On 4 readers we are giving you a massive 25% Discount simply use the code #Whatsonsummer when visiting our website  

Have a magical summer

Playing outside until dinner time, climbing trees and making dens. These are all memories we cherish from our own childhoods. However, our children are experiencing very different summers as so many of them are choosing to spend their time indoors, attached to their tablets and computers.

We want to reverse this trend. Here at the Canal & River Trust we want children to reclaim their childhood, head outside and enjoy the adventures that are right on their doorstep. It's time to stop exploring virtual worlds and embrace the real world.

To help you enjoy a summer of adventures we've produced a free activity booklet, which is packed full of great ideas for fun days out. From making your own binoculars to leaving tracks with sticks and making leaf boats, there's plenty to take inspiration from.

The benefits of outdoor play really can't be over-estimated. Head outside with your kids and we bet you'll all make lasting memories, laugh together and even sleep better. What are you waiting for?

Come nose-to-nose with British wildlife past and present!

Wildwood Escot is East Devon's conservation and wildlife treasure, with its winding woodland paths and beautiful flowers, creating the perfect environment for our collection of native and formerly-native wildlife.

Start your adventure by picking up a free visitor map, guiding you around over 200 acres of stunning parkland where guinea fowl and majestic peacocks roam freely. Meet rare red squirrels in our walk-through enclosure, test your orientation with our world-class beech hedge maze, and marvel at our birds of prey displays. Navigate the vast woodland, stumbling across our wildcat and lynx enclosures, and discover Jurassic Pork where wild boar and their piglets roll around in the mud!

With a hidden playground, a heart-stopping drop slide and an indoor play barn all to be discovered, Wildwood Escot is the perfect place for a family day out.

Looking for a dance session during the summer holidays to bring your toddler along to? Why not join a local diddi dance class and start you day out right - with a boogie!
Enjoy our NEW Hula theme, learn to tell a story with your hands and shake some bells to our original, energetic music as well as much more dancing fun!
At diddi dance we enhance children's endless energy and enthusiasm through funky, full of fun 45 minute dance class suitable for under 5s that build confidence, co-ordination and creativity.  During the summer, old siblings are more than welcome to tag along.
Click here to see which diddi dance classes are running over the summer and who to contact to book your toddler a place today! 
Youngsters are being encouraged to show off their creative talents when they head to the beach this summer by taking part in the inaugural Golden Bucket Sand Art Competition.
The 12-week competition, which is being sponsored by The Original Konfidence Swim Jacket by Konfidence™, launched on 1st July 2016 and offers children aged up to 8 years the chance to win a bucketful of great prizes.
Not only will the overall winner of the best sand art design win the coveted 'Golden' Bucket and Spade trophy and a selection of beach goodies from Konfidence and their friends at Trunki and Bombura, two runners-up will also win silver and bronze Bucket and Spade trophies as well as beach-related prizes. And there will be a weekly winner, who will receive a framed certificate too.
It couldn't be easier to enter the Golden Bucket Sand Art Competition - simply take a photo of your sand art and upload it to Konfidence's Facebook page at ' KonfidenceUK', using the hashtag #goldenbucket. Entries open on 1st July and end on 30th September 2016.
For further details and all the terms and conditions visit

Junior Game Creator Summer Code Camps

Do you know a budding game designer? There is no doubt that nurturing an interest in computer science, coding and creating technology is going to become even more important as our children grow up. Many traditional methods, however, can dampen their enthusiasm.

What Is Junior Game Creators? Junior Game Creators  is a fun and educational workshop designed to nurture an interest in computer science through a child's passion for games and video games. Kids love playing video games but we take that enthusiasm and teach them how to create their very own.

What do they do on a workshop? Our game creators are challenged to create their own video games and are given constructive feedback from the group to improve. They will have made 2-3 games from Scratch during the day.

Workshops across Surrey, Kent, Middlesex and Essex throughout the summer holidays learn more at www.junior
Make your Summer unique and memorable at KidZania London!

KidZania memories are special. Imagine all the fun your child will have with their friends in a City made entirely for kids!

We have packages for weekdays, weekends, after school, school holidays, 1-14 year olds.

Whether it's for a Special Day Out, Birthday, Farewell Party, Bar Mitzvah, Christening or End of Year Party.

Call the team on 0330 131 3332 to find out more about our exciting packages on offer and to check availability!
Now that we've got you set for the Summer - why not think about adding more to your diary for Autumn!........
Saturday 1st October - Sunday 9th October 2016

2016 marks the 10th anniversary of the Bath Children's Literature Festival. Over the last decade, the festival has brought to Bath and beyond, over 2,500 incredible author and illustrator events and workshops which have been enjoyed by over a ¼ of a million children, parents and teachers.

The Bath Children's Literature Festival, the largest dedicated children's festival in the UK, has always offered a vibrant array of talks and activities for children and young adults, and this year is no exception.

Artistic directors and original founders of the festival, JOHN AND GILL MCLAY, have secured a world-class line up to thrill young book lovers. This well-loved festival puts fun and laughter first: it's a chance for children and young people to meet the creators of their literary heroes, see illustrations come to life and fuel their imaginations.

Highlights include:
David Walliams, Liz Pichon, Chris Hadfield, Michael Morpurgo, Malorie Blackman & Simon Mayo, Chris Riddell, Chris Hoy, Nick Sharratt, Chris Packham, Clare Balding, Julian Clary, Lucy Worsley, Axel Scheffler, Cerrie Burnell, Sam and Mark, Lucy Cousins & Maisy, Frances Hardinge and so many more....

Tickets are already on sale for friends of the festival. To purchase tickets call the Bath Box Office on 01225 463362 or book online at

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