The nominees for the prestigious What’s On 4 2016 Junior Awards have just been announced – and Theatretrain is among them!
This exciting awards programme, which is once again supported by Konfidence with media partner beyondbabyworld.com celebrates its 10th anniversary this year with a record 5,500 nominations (as sponsored by STA) and fabulous new hosts, Chessington World of Adventures! These pioneering awards launched in 2007, celebrate the UK’s best activities, classes, people and places for children as nominated and voted for by the experts – parents, carers and parents-to-be.
Theatretrain is a nominee in the Best National Activity for Children 5-12 (sponsored by Morton Michel) category which means we have received at least FOUR nominations and will now go through to the exciting national voting stage!
Each and every children’s activity, party supplier, class leader, family day out and volunteer from throughout the UK had the opportunity to be nominated and the number this year reflects the huge support from the nations’ parents for these exciting awards and parents’ eagerness to reward the very best! The awards are bigger than ever, covering 23 different categories ranging from ‘Most Outstanding Baby and Toddler Group’ to the NEW esteemed ‘Industry Champion of the Year’ award.
For the 5th year in a row the What’s On 4 Junior awards will also take place at the same time in Australia – making sure parents down-under have the same opportunity to say a big ‘Thank You’ too.
From 7th March to 11 May 2016, parents can log onto any of the award winning on-line directories – www.whatson4littleones.co.uk, www.whatson4schoolkids.co.uk and www.whatson4kidsparties.co.uk to vote for their favourites from all of the nominees which have qualified. Over 100,000 votes are anticipated this year.
The winners will be announced at the live awards ceremony and sparkling celebratory reception on 23 June, with much loved children’s TV star Sid Sloane as special guest and as hosted by Lucy Piper. Everyone who votes or nominates will also be in with a chance to win 2 VIP tickets to attend the awards ceremony and reception and meet the winners, finalists, sponsors and VIPs.
What’s On 4 Events Director Suzanne Borrell said
“In this, our 10th Anniversary year with the highest number of nominations received ever, it’s still so moving and humbling to read the testimonials from parents on how these amazing nominees have made such a difference to their and their children’s lives – from empowering birthing classes to those teachers developing and enhancing children’s confidence, talent and abilities. To be nominated by parents means so much and we expect our most thrilling and closest fought contest to date! I am especially excited regarding our new venue – Chessington World of Adventures and our newest award, for the Children’s Activities Association Member of the Year. The champagne will be on ice and we can’t wait to reveal all our 2016 winners!”