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The National What's On 4 Kids Awards & Conference partnered by Muffin Break

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Each year the national What's On 4 Kids Awards are where we reward, recognise and celebrate the very best in children's activities, classes, clubs, volunteers, family days out and kids' party entertainers across Australia. #whatson4kidsawards

The What's On 4 Kids Conference 
is a day event which combines an inspiring & e
ducational programme with presentations from leading speakers, panel discussions, and Q&A sessions. This is the ideal chance for those in the children's activity and party industry to network, interact with the experts and go away from the day feeling empowered and inspired.

11th AUG 2018 BRISBANE
Nominations open March 2018 

2017 What's On 4 Kids Award Winner & Finalists 

Best Pre/Post Natal Activity sponsored by Whole Kids

WINNER - Kangatraining Australia

  • Emabella Rose Prenatal Belly Painting
  • Neighbourhood Creche
  • Pram Power
  • Yummy Mummy Fitness

Best National Baby and Toddler Activity 0-2 years* sponsored by Whole Kids

WINNER - Baby Sensory

  • GymbaROO & KindyROO - Highly Commended
  • Kindermusik
  • Little Kickers
  • Ready Steady Go Kids

Best National Pre-schooler Activity 2-5 years sponsored by Di Bella Coffee

WINNER: Ready Steady Go Kids

  • GymbaROO & KindyROO - Highly Commended
  • Little Kickers
  • Ready Set Dance
  • Toddler Sense

Best Local Baby and Pre-Schooler Activity 0-5 years sponsored by ThinkSmart Software

WINNER - Baby Ballet Tasmania

  • Amanda's Pyjama Drama
  • Danibelle's Musicadium
  • Messy Me
  • The Little Gym

Best National School Aged Activity* sponsored by Pure Gold Pineapples

WINNER - Girl Guides Australia

  • Grasshopper Soccer
  • NAB AFL Auskick
  • Netball Australia
  • Scouts Australia
  • Tennis Australia Hotshots

Best Local School Aged Activity sponsored by The Trophy Superstore

WINNER - SUPERSTARS Performing School

  • Beach Safe Schools Program
  • Goal Soccer Academy
  • Little Lifesavers
  • Vital Gymnastics

Best School Holiday Activity sponsored by Di Bella Coffee

2 Bent Rods and Little Lifesavers (Surf Life Saving QLD)

  • Colour My Pot
  • Pinta Crafts
  • Tiny Art

Best New Activity** sponsored by Sync or Swim

WINNER - Coding Kids

  • Big Future Academy
  • Big Wild Imagination
  • Pyjama Drama
  • Sweet Dreams and Goodnight

Best Live Children's Entertainment sponsored by Lah Lah's Big Live Band

Pevan & Sarah

  • Cricket Australia KFC Big Bash League
  • Deadly 60
  • Mister Maker
  • Peppa Pig Playdate

Best Not for Profit/Community Activity for Children sponsored by Activities 4 All (Share The Dignity)

Puddle Jumpers

  • Beach Safe Schools Program
  • Brimbank Bicycle Education Centre
  • Helensvale Callisthenics Dance Academy
  • Little Lifesavers

Best Class/Activity for Children with Additional Needs sponsored by mumandworking


  • Boppin' Babies
  • I Can I Will - Charity
  • Little Lifesaving Legends
  • Neurologic Music Therapy Services of Brisbane

Most Outstanding Activity Leader 0-5 years (Activity teachers/coaches etc.) sponsored by Activities 4 All (Share The Dignity)

WINNER - Angel McIntosh (Forte School of Music Stafford)

  • Alex Ollier (Little Kickers Sunshine Coast
  • Bex Foxley (Ready Steady Go Kids)
  • Bronte Devine (Superstars)
  • Lynsey Vinen (Ready Steady Go Kids) - Highly Commended

Most Outstanding Activity Leader 5-12 years (Activity teachers/coaches etc.) sponsored by Di Bella Coffee

WINNER - James Hammond (Football Star Academy) 

  • Angel McIntosh (Forte School of Music Stafford)
  • Bronte Devine (Superstars)
  • Sacha Tapara-Beaton (Surf Life Saving QLD) 
  • Vicky Abad (My Musical Child) 

Best Family Day Out (Museums, Art Galleries, Zoos, Shows etc) sponsored by Pure Gold Pineapples

WINNER - Cricket Australia Big Bash League

  • Australia Zoo
  • Dreamworld
  • Sanitarium Weet-Bix Kids TRYathalon
  • Sovereign Hill Ballarat

Best Children's Party Provider (Cakes, Partywares, Balloons, Decorations etc) sponsored by Digital Agent

Laser Tag in a Box

  • A Sprinkle of Magic - Highly Commended 
  • Easy Breezy Parties
  • Sunshine Jumping Castles
  • Sweet Dreams & Goodnight 

Best Children's Party Entertainment (Party Planners and Entertainers, Clowns etc) sponsored by Lah Lah's Big Live Band

WINNER - Kids Disco Parties

  • Happily Ever Laughter Children's Entertainment
  • Larrikin Puppets
  • Strawberry Fundaes Kids Parties
  • Superstar Parties
  • Super Steph's Super Party Heroes
  • Unreal Kids Parties

Best Children's Party Venue (Party locations designed for children's parties e.g indoor play centres) sponsored by Digital Agent

WINNER - Glamour Parties

  • AMF Bowling
  • BOUNCEinc
  • Spoil Me Kids Day Spa
  • The Little Gym Australia
  • Tiddlywinks Dance & Play Centre

* National means in more than one state/territory

** Best New Activity is a business that has been operating for less than 2 years.

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Award Hosts

Mark Harris & Tina Harris
Lah Lah Productions 

Best known as the stripy socks singing star from ABC Kids TV hit show Lah-Lah's Adventures, Tina & Mark has been delighting families Australia wide with their live touring show. 

From the Sydney Opera House Concert Hall to the Melbourne Recital Centre, Tina, Mark and the Lah-Lah band tour nationally each year.


Sponsors & Partners

di bella coffee

Our 2017 Sponsors & Partners

Guided by a clear vision to deliver the Ultimate Coffee Experience, Di Bella Coffee has rapidly become Australia’s leading specialty coffee roaster, earning the respect and appreciation of coffee lovers everywhere.

Di Bella Coffee not only supplies freshly roasted coffee to cafés and restaurants all across Australia, but also delivers direct to home consumers.

All of Di Bella Coffee’s popular blends are available for purchase online, as well as their entire range of specialty coffee products. You can order fresh coffee beans as you need and your order will be conveniently delivered to your door…because everyone deserves to enjoy the perfect cup of coffee in the comfort of their own home!

Di Bella Coffee is also proud to offer tailored, specialty grade coffee solutions for workplaces. No matter your company size or how many staff you have, Di Bella Coffee can supply you with all your specialty coffee needs at competitive prices.

If you are looking to experience coffee on a whole other level, then pop in for a visit to Di Bella Coffee’s Brisbane Roasting Warehouse and Cafe. Here you can purchase freshly ground coffee beans and brewing equipment, enjoy an array of tasty food as well as learn more about coffee through our  hands-on barista training, coffee appreciation courses, cupping sessions and roastery tours. www.dibellacoffee.com


 pure gold pineapples


Pure Gold Pineapples are Australia’s leading brand of fresh gold pineapple, available 52 weeks a year! Since we started working with What’s On 4 a year ago, we have been listening to mums, kids and all our consumers and telling our story to help you appreciate the amazing nutritional benefits of our favourite fruit, the fun to be had with pineapples all year round, and the incredible stories of tenacity and dedication from our farmers who spend two years growing every single pineapple. We are back again this year to keep spreading the word, support the What’s On 4 network and to keep teaching the next generation about enjoying fresh healthy and delicious Australian pineapples.  www.puregoldpineapples.com.au

pure gold pineapples


Every day, in thousands of homes across Australia, children are exposed to domestic violence. Activities 4 All aims to provide extracurricular activities for children who are in the process of recovery from long-term exposure to domestic violence.

These children deserve to have the opportunity to realise their potential but in the very least they deserve to have some fun. Organised activities such as sports, music and camps can all help these children to develop new ways of relating to others which can then lead to better school outcomes – both in the classroom and in the playground. Children who feel valued and included would be less inclined to fight or withdraw at school. By participating in healthy, positive, social activities where they feel cared for, means that traumatised children who have lived in abusive environments are given a ray of hope that their futures can still have a chance be as bright as can be. www.sharethedignity.com.au


whole kids


Real people, real food, real good. Founded by husband-and-wife team James and Monica Meldrum, Whole Kids is Australia's first (and now most popular) range of certified organic snacks for little kids. Whole Kids aim is to make healthy, yummy food for kids and inspire some much-needed healthy changes in the food industry. Shop online at wholekids.com.au or in-store at Coles, Chemist Warehouse and leading Health Food Stores.



mumandworking Australia is all about flexible working. mumandworking is a jobsite that lists flexible and family friendly work, making it easy for parents to find that perfect job. They help business owners grow their team and expand their business. Whether you have a part-time role, school hours job, or a work from home opportunity, mumandworking Australia they help you reach a targeted audience of talented parents. Supporting parents and business owners? Now that’s a job we are proud of. www.mumandworking.com.au

sync or swim 

Sync or Swim are passionate about helping small business achieve every success and pride themselves on being experts in their field. Sync or Swim will work collaboratively with you and your team to develop practical solutions and strategies, which are tailored to the unique needs of your business. Sync or Swim's down to earth, relaxed, no-nonsense and professional approach has allowed them to see their clients' business dreams become a reality. www.syncorswim.com.au


ThinkSmart Software is a dynamic software company specialising in management solutions for businesses that take bookings and conduct classes. Founder Andrew Leigh, realised that sporting and other businesses that run classes really struggled in certain areas. He identified that most of these businesses were wasting significant amounts of time and money because they didn’t have the right software and automation. Andrew, being an experienced software developer, set about designing elegant software solutions to these problems, and over time, created ThinkSmart's powerful and flexible range of software tools. www.thinksmartsoftware.com


Stripy-socked singing sensation Lah-Lah and her Big Live Band are sure to get the whole family up singing and dancing with their award winning live and top rating TV shows! Lah-Lah introduces children and their families to the wonderful world of music and musical instruments.
Meet Mister Saxophone, Squeezy Sneezy the piano accordion, Tom Tom on drums, Buzz the Bandleader, Lola the Dancing Double Bass and the ever loveable Lah-Lah!From TV shows on ABC KIDS, CBeebies, and the Seven Network to sell-out live concerts, Lah-Lah’s Big Live Band continue to delight audiences across Australia and always get the whole family up singing and dancing. www.lah-lah.com

digital agent   

Agent Digital was established by Fred Porter in 2016, bringing together the leading Australian Digital Marketing consultants with the latest offerings from Google and Facebook to drive smart results for businesses of all shapes and sizes. Fred has more than 20 years experience in the entertainment industry, during which time he drove compelling advertising and marketing campaigns for some of the world's biggest brands, including Disney, Warner Bros., Nickelodeon, Entertainment One and many more.

Agent Digital provide expertly crafted websites and landing pages, PR, advertising, search and social media campaigns, email campaign management, tracking and analytics as well as numerous digital and creative services. Agent Digital have you covered in the digital space. Get an expert to do the smart stuff, so you can get back to the business you love. agentdigital.com.au


The Trophy Superstore sincerely believes that recognition matters. For all the hard work that your team, your colleagues or your family has done to get where they are today – nothing says ‘good effort’ like an award or a trophy. Everyone appreciates a pat on the back, and that’s where we come in.

At the Trophy Superstore, you can choose from over 5000 different products: awards, medals, name badges, corporate awards, custom awards and, of course, trophies. But we’re more than just range, we’re also about quality. Add our heartfelt desire to make things as easy as possible, and ordering from us becomes a breeze. Three quick steps – choose your quality trophy, add any engraving details then make payment through our secure, online checkout – and you’re done. We’ll take care of the rest.

Whether it’s a trophy, a medal, a plaque, an award, shield, honour board or perpetual award - you name it and we’ll engrave it. www.trophysuperstore.com.au

What’s On 4 holds these awards to encourage good practice, reward innovation, further raise standards and generate awareness of our fabulous activities and classes and those individual experts involved who make such a difference to so many parents and children across the Australia!

If you would like to be part of encouraging good practice in children’s activities across Australia and support our 2018 Awards with sponsorship then we’d love to hear from you.

Elise Easdown
What's On 4 Australia
1300 309 911