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Raring2go! Award Winners 2016 Central Essex

Many thanks to the hundreds of you who took the time to log on and vote in this years Raring2go! Awards. We are thrilled to announce the winners:

The Readers' Choice Award Winners: Kip McGrath

With the most votes across all of the categories, Kip McGrath are your "Readers' Choice"!
Over the past 40 years, Kip McGrath have helped hundreds of thousands of children improve their English, reading, writing, comprehension and maths skills. They believe everybody has the right to learn to read and write and calculate, they just need to be taught properly. We are very fortunate to have two centres nearby in Brentwood and Billericay.

Find out more about them at www.kipmcgrath.co.uk

Your runners up in the Readers' Choice category with the second highest number of votes across all categories was Colchester Zoo

Favourite Family Day Out Award 2016 Winners: Colchester Zoo

You've selected Colchester Zoo as your favourite place to visit for a day out! 

Originally known as Stanway Hall Park Zoo, Colchester Zoo has now been open for 53 years and is always a popular favourite with adults and children alike!

With over 260 species to see throughout the 60 acres of beautiful parkland and lakes, a day out at the zoo will be action packed! As you step inside the zoo  you are transported into a world full of magnificent animals waiting to be discovered. Learn about the animals as you see them up close and why not watch one of many daily displays. Find out more at www.colchester-zoo.com

Your runner up in the Family Day Out category was Nevendon Manor

Favourite Family Event Award 2016 Winners: Nevendon Manor

Nevendon Manor host an number of AMAZING events each year and it was their sold out Willy Wonka Experience which won your hearts, taking you to a world of pure imagination.

Visitors were treated to a magical tour of Nevedon's candificated, yumilicious, tastetastically themed grounds where they got to meet their favourite characters along the way.

They have more fantastic experiences planned for next year. Make sure you book early to secure your place!

www.nevendonmanor.co.uk

Your runner up in the Family Event Award category was The 3 Foot Festival

Favourite Holiday/Activity Club 2016 Winners: Barracudas

We are very fortunate to have 3 different Barracudas locations near us where they run Easter and Summer camps: Brentwood, Chelmsford, and Hutton Manor.

Barracudas offers outstanding quality childcare at their activity day camps for children aged between 4½ to 14 years. They have a fantastic and experienced team who make sure your children always have a brilliant time in a safe and caring environment. 

www.barracudas.co.uk

Your runner up in the Holiday/Activity Club Award Category is Smash Camps at Stubbers 

Favourite Activity Club: South Essex Gymnastics Club

Based in Basildon, South Essex Gymnastics Club offers a huge range of clubs including Gymnastics, Circus Skills, Freestyle and Fun Sessions, Gym Parties, Clubs for Parent and Toddler or Men and Women!

Their new gym opened in 2011 and has amazing facilities for all!

Find out more at www.southessexgym.co.uk

Your runner up in the activity club category is Basildon Sporting Village

Favourite Performing Arts Group 2016: Babyballet

Miss Laura runs Babyballet classes in Brentwood, Billericay, Chelmsford and Romford.

Babyballet offer a range of classes suitable for ages 6 months to 6 years including:

Tots for 6-18 months where parents and children enjoy musical playtime together

Tinies for 18 months - 3 years, introducing toddlers to ballet basics through movement, play and song

Movers for 3-4 years, encouraging children to use their imagination through movement and song

Groovers for 4-6 years, improving coordination, self-control & ballet technique in a non competitive environment

Tappers for 3 years plus, a fantastic form of exercise for children who love to make noise in their tap shoes!!

Find out more at www.babyballet.co.uk

Your runner up in the Performing Arts Category is the Pauline Quirke Academy

Favourite Family Retailer 2016: Chicken & Frog Bookshop, Brentwood

Chicken & Frog Bookshop is a family owned and run children’s bookshop, located in the heart of Brentwood.

When you visit, you can expect a wide range of books, from board books to gritty YA titles, with everything in-between. If you’re not sure what book will suit you, don’t worry; there’s always an enthusiastic, knowledgeable bookseller on hand, to guide you.

As well as books, they offer a range of regular activities: Rhythm, Rhyme and Storytime (0-preschoolers); Creative Writing Club (Age 5+); Book Club (Age 7+); Handwriting and Fine Motor Skills (Age 5+). You can pop in for a story whenever you like though!

Find out more at www.chickenandfrog.com

We had 2 joint runners up in the Favourite Family Retailer Category: Piccola in Brentwood and Baby Boutique in Billericay

Favourite Party Provider: Cheeky Charley in Brentwood

Do you want your child to have an UNFORGETTABLE party?? 

A crazy, energetic and loud party!! 

Contact Cheeky Charley and make it happen!

Ring: - 07837 129 583

Our Runner up in the Party Provider category was Partyman World in Basildon

Favourite Educational Award Winners: Kip McGrath

Over the past 40 years, Kip McGrath have helped hundreds of thousands of children improve their English, reading, writing, comprehension and maths skills. They believe everybody has the right to learn to read and write and calculate, they just need to be taught properly. We are very fortunate to have two centres nearby in Brentwood and Billericay.

Find out more about them at www.kipmcgrath.co.uk

The Runner up in the Education category was Beautiful Things in Brentwood

Favourite Family Eatery 2016: Pizza Express

Visit the team at Pizza Express Brentwood, just at the start of the High Street and you'll be in for a treat! There's a fabulous menu to suit all the family and the kids are always well looked after.

The runners up in this category were TGI Fridays

Huge congratulations to all of our winners!

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