Children’s Activities Week


Children’s Activities Week, a brand new exciting national fundraising event is set to take the UK by storm this spring, running from 30th April – 4th May.

With a plethora of activities planned through the week to help children and families stay fit, engaged, healthy and happy, the week-long bonanza is a celebration of the hundreds of thousands of activities, clubs and classes benefiting millions of parents and children every day across the UK. Raising vital funds for the Children’s Activities Association and in aid of charity, Caudwell Children, the week aims to showcase the huge range of activities which take place every day throughout the country, encouraging families to take part – from sport to languages, science to yoga and art to bush-craft and the fantastic teachers and coaches making it all happen.

Promoting health benefits for all

Activities, clubs and classes are a lot of fun for all the family, but they also offer many long-term health, wellbeing, educational and social benefits too. This is at a time when concerns around childhood obesity, mental health and levels of screen time rarely seem to be out of our press. Some of these benefits are well documented to have a positive effect on behaviour and improved cognitive and social development.

What will be happening?

With the focus on FUN, hundreds of thousands of children (and grown-ups too!) will be dressing up to attend their favourite activity, club or class around the theme ‘#WatchMeFly’. Look out across social media or on the streets of Britain during Children’s Activities Week for a wealth of bees, pilots, butterflies, dragons, rockets, ladybirds, superheroes, fairies and more, all in celebration of the week and all the exciting things taking place.

As well as competitions, and VIP visitors to clubs and classes, tens of thousands of families have already registered to take part in our world record attempt with the fabulous Sid Sloane from CBeebies, sponsored by Morton Michel. Sid is passionate about keeping kids healthy and active and so at 10:15am on Monday 30th April 2018, thousands of children throughout the UK will join Sid in the ‘Copy Sid’ song!

To celebrate getting up, getting active and having fun, youngsters across the UK will join in with Sid’s fun interactive song and dance routine as he leads the them through a series of easy to follow moves to kick off #CAW2018.

Jump up, touch the ground, pull a funny face, laugh out loud and get your heart pumping!

Sid Sloane, CBeebies presenter comments, “I’m a huge fan of the CAA and their fantastic work to ensure our children’s services meet a quality assured standard, and I can’t wait to get involved with all the fun during Children’s Activities Week in April dressed in a superhero costume of course!”

Peter Andre comments, Singing, dancing, sports, art; these are all the things that I enjoyed growing up and I now enjoy sharing with my children. Shining a spotlight on the opportunities for children to learn new skills and express themselves is a great idea and raising funds for a fantastic charity like Caudwell Children makes Children’s Activities Week 2018 a really worthwhile event; I’m delighted to be on board.” 

Trudi Beswick, Chief Executive, Caudwell Children adds, “I’m so excited about the prospect of Children’s Activities Week 2018, it is going to be a fabulous event. Caudwell Children provides the practical and emotional support children need to lead active and independent lives, helping them to reach their full potential. Together with the Children’s Activities Association and every activity provider involved, we are going to attract the attention of the nation and showcase what amazing things can be achieved when you give children the helping hand they need to follow their dreams. With these shared goals and the combined strength of all of us working together, we can achieve great things. Stand back everyone and watch us fly!”

Who can get involved?

Everyone! Activity providers, parents, nurseries and schools are all signing up to participate in Children’s Activities Week across the UK.

Many national and local activity groups and clubs have already signed up to join in, with over 120,000 children to date* already committed to taking part.

To sign up or find out more about Children’s Activities Week, visit the Children’s Activity Week website ( or contact 0203 290 9116.

For press enquiries contact: 01582 434331

*number of children signed up as of 9th April

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