Children’s Activities Week 2019

Children's Activities
Week 2019

We’re so proud to be the charity partner
of Children’s Activities Week this year.

Celebrity Ambassadors

Children’s Activities Week 13th – 17th May 2019

Children’s Activities Week is a national celebration of the hundreds of thousands of activities, clubs and classes benefiting millions of parents and children every day across the UK.



What is it?

From 13th to 17th May 2019, children will be taking part in sponsored challenges at their classes, clubs and groups to help other children by supporting Caudwell Children and the Children’s Activities Association. More than 150,000 children and over 10,000 children’s activities were involved in Children’s Activities Week 2018 and social media went crazy with over 26 million impressions on twitter of #WatchMeFly Join our 2019 ambassadors Dick and Dom and register to be part of Children’s Activities Week 2019 now.

Children's Activities Week

Be part of the action

By registering to be part of Children’s Activities Week you join hundreds of like-minded children’s activities professionals coming together to highlight the many benefits of children’s activities on social media and in the press.


Here are just a few amazing facts why children’s activities are an important part of child’s development.

Positive impact on behaviour?

“The findings from several studies suggest that “quality afterschool programs have a positive impact on a number of measures of student academic achievement, positively affecting behavior and discipline and helping relieve parents’ worries about their children’s safety.” Ref: After School Learning Alliance

Improved cognitive and social development

For young children from low-income families, participation in very high-quality, center- based, early education programs has been demonstrated to enhance child cognitive and social development. Ref: Harvard University

Increased earnings in later life!

Some data suggests that involvement in extracurricular activities is just as meaningful as test scores when it comes to subsequent educational attainment and accumulated earnings later in life.

Research shows that the skills, habits, connections, and knowledge that kids develop in these activities help them gain self-esteem and resilience and reduce the likelihood that they’ll engage in risky behavior such as drug use and delinquency. They could even lead to higher wages and more opportunities for career advancement, as well as increase the likelihood of voting and engaging in politics. Ref: Brown’s University

Higher exam grades, ambition and curiosity

Not only do extracurricular activities help kids hone “soft skills” and other abilities integral to successful careers and adult lives (such as ambition and curiosity), but they can also help boost academic performance. Even after controlling for socioeconomic factors and cognitive ability, extracurricular participation is linked with higher grades and graduation rates. Ref: Brown’s University

Being part of the week gives you many opportunities to raise awareness of your activity in the local community, delight your existing customers and reach new customers, find new venues and motivate your team.

What to Expect?

During the week children across the UK will take part in a sponsored challenge at their regular activities to raise vital funds for Caudwell Children as well as supporting the Children’s Activities Association.

You decide what the sponsored challenge will be!  The challenge should be one that fits with your programme, is age appropriate and that can be part of your classes during Children’s Activities Week.  Be as creative as you like and have lots of fun!


There are thank you gifts for all children who do well in the sponsored challenge – more details  to be announced soon.

All sponsorship forms and donations are sent directly to Caudwell Children so you have very little administration to worry about.

You will be sent your fundraising pack about 6 weeks before the week to give you plenty of time to let families know all about the exciting plans.

But don’t leave it until then!  Start planning now to maximise the PR and marketing opportunities of the week and the fundraising as there is a prize of 4 VIP tickets to the fabulous celeb-packed Butterfly Ball for the class leader that raises the most money!!

There is a small fee to register that goes towards the admin and materials costs.  This is £10.00+VAT for CAA members or £25.00+VAT for non-members.

Children’s Activities Week is fun and can help your business but there is also another very important reason to take part.

Meet our ambassadors, Dick and Dom

Children's Activities Week 2019

Much-loved entertainment legends Dick and Dom have delighted children and families for more than 20 years on TV, in movies, on radio, in the West End and live on tour across the UK.  Their on-screen talents are recognised with multiple BAFTA awards and now Dick and Dom are authors of a best-selling range of children’s books too!

We are really looking forward to being the Ambassadors for Children’s Activities Week 2019 and we can’t wait to join in with lots of the amazing kids’ clubs and classes. We are honoured to be a part of such a wonderful celebration and a worthwhile cause.  We encourage as many kids, parents and children’s activities leaders as possible to get involved too – Thank you!

Who else is involved?

Children’s Activities Week 2019 Partners

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