5 Reasons Why You Should Have an Amanda’s Action Club Party

Here at Amanda’s Action Cub we don’t just host brilliant classes we can also provide entertainment for your child’s birthday party.

We provide a unique fun filled, party atmosphere that any child would love.

Don’t believe us?

Here are 5 reasons why you should have an Amanda’s Action Club Party:

No One Gets Bored!

With our unique brand of entertainment no one will be bored. We will haves them dancing, singing and having so much fun they won’t want us to leave! Using unique props, funky music and lots of energy, these dynamic parties are guaranteed to captivate the birthday child and their guests.

There’s a Party Theme for Everyone!

We offer parties suitable from 1 to 12 year olds:

Action Club Classic (1 to 6 Years) – This is the same, stimulating, interactive party with which Amanda’s Action Club hosts have been wowing children for years.

Action Streetdance (6-12 years) – Streedance is an improvisational form of dance combining many different styles including, popping, robot dance, house dance, tap and locking. Your host choreographs all these elements to make up a routine.

Action Breakdance (6-12 years) – Attitude is everything in Breakdance! It’s about self-expression and being noticed. Dance styles incorporated are toprock, downrock, power moves and freezes. It’s all about doing tricks in the dance and looking cool.

Strike a Pose Pamper Parties (6-12 Years) – A fun and funky party designed for girls who want to be pampered and express themselves on the catwalk ! Using age-appropriate make-up our professional beauty experts will make you feel great and give you lots of confidence.

We Can Organise the Food!

You don’t even have to worry about the party food we can book it all for you. We use the best caterer you can find. We offer imaginative mini fun foods that are not only tiny treats with big flavours they have nutritional value too.

Leave the Party Extras to Us!

Your child has requested a face painter or balloon models? No problem we have you covered. We can arrange that and more including the cake and the party bags. We really can take the stress out of organising a party.

The Celebs Love Us!

Britain’s Got Talent judge and actress Amanda Holden says: “It was phenomenal – the party of the year! I wanted something different, fun and really active for my 4 year old’s birthday party and Amanda’s Action Club delivered big time! Amanda’s energy is incredible. The music felt fresh though there were plenty of recognisable classic kiddie’s tunes. The children loved the props, toys and musical instruments that we all used during the activities. Everyone joined in – the mums and dads even got moving too! The food was out of this world – the caterer that Amanda provided was unbelievable – it was really special.”

Mother-of-three Louise Isted (Victoria Beckham’s sister) – is a big fan of Amanda’s Action Club and has turned to Amanda to entertain at all three of her children’s birthday parties. “What I especially like about Amanda is her energy and imagination. Her parties are brilliant for both children and parents,” she said. “Amanda entertains for the whole time she is there and the parents don’t have to do anything. I’ve had other entertainers for my children’s parties and you just cannot compare. Most of them are the same and the children get bored after 10 minutes. But Amanda’s parties keep going for hours.”

Comedian and actor Catherine Tate and her husband Twig Clarke asked Amanda to host a birthday party for their four year old daughter and were impressed by how much energy Amanda brought to the proceedings.

“She was amazing. There were 25 three and four year olds and Amanda was great, really energetic. There was loads of stuff going on – bags and bags of toys for the children to play with and constant music including some really funky nursery rhymes. In fact, we could go into the other room and close the door if we wanted to. The children just followed her around and she even had them tidying up afterwards. They had so much fun. Amanda was recommended to us by friends and we would certainly recommend her to friends – in fact, we already have.”

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Let Amanda’s Action Club give your child a party they will always remember!

Contact us at 01895 623999 or Email: info@amandasactionclub.co.uk for more information or to make a booking.

 

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5 Ways to Stay Active This Spring

Spring is on its way and it’s time to get up, get out and get active. We have some 5 great ways for you and your family to active this spring:

Treasure Hunt

Set up a treasure hunt in the garden or in doors if it’s a wet out. Set clues and get your children running around looking for them. It will keep them entertained and active at the same time.

Come Along to an Amanda’s Action Club Class

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Our classes are a great way to get active and have fun. If you have never been to a class before you can book a free trial as many of the venues. Find out how to book your free session here.

Go to the Park

Blow away those cobwebs with a trip to the park. Take a flask of hot chocolate or soup to keep you warm if it’s chilly out. You will feel so much better once you are out and about.

Visit a Museum or Art Gallery

Walking around a museum or art gallery is a great way to stay active and perfect for hiding from those April showers. .You don’t realise how much you walk around looking at the exhibitions. Many venues run children’s activities throughout the holidays.

Have a Party

Invite some friends over and have a little party. Get dancing and play party games and the children will be having so much fun they won’t realise they are exercising. Make some healthy snacks and have fun!

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Guest Post: How to tell your children that you’re getting divorced by Sue Atkins

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One of the main worries of parents who are going through a divorce is how to tell the children about what is going to happen and what to actually say to them.

Children naturally fear that they will lose one of their parents in a divorce or that their parents will abandon them. They also fear the changes and disruptions that a divorce will inevitably bring to their family and they often blame themselves.

One of the key things I ask parents to do is to sit down and to work out together the answer to this question:

  • What are the key messages you want to convey to your children?

 

I ask them to get a piece of paper write their child’s name on it and to put it on the floor and as they step onto it imagine they are looking at the situation from the point of view and perception of their child.

Then I ask them to answer these questions through the eyes and ears of their child:

  • What do you see and hear around you at the moment?
  • How do you feel?
  • How could Mum and Dad make you feel better – what could they do or say?

Then I ask the parents to write in this wheel 7 reassurances and guarantees that they can honestly give to their children that will help their child cope with the enormous changes that are coming.

 

 

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We work on how both parents can agree on what to say before they talk to the children. This helps to avoid mixed messages which confuse, upset and really distress children greatly.

We look at the benefits of telling the children together and we work on overcoming the “blame” mentality and the feeling that it must be someone’s fault. We look at how to avoid the children feeling that they have to take sides.

We also look at taking the emotional charge out of telling the children and help each parent gain more control over their distressing feelings and emotions during this difficult moment.

It is certainly very worthwhile and positive to stop and step back from your current situation to gain clarity, direction and certainty in the decisions you are taking towards handling the difficult and painful area of divorce or separation more confidently.

Sue Atkins is an internationally recognised Parenting Expert, Broadcaster, Speaker and Author of the Amazon best selling books  “Parenting Made Easy – How To Raise Happy Children” & “Raising Happy Children for Dummies” one in the famous black and yellow series as well as author of the highly acclaimed Parenting Made Easy CDs. She has just launched the 1st in her series of Parenting Made Easy apps for iPhones and iPads – The Secrets To Well Behaved Kids 

Sue offers practical guidance for bringing up happy, confident, resilient children from toddler to teen & specialises in using her “5 Step Self Esteem Solution” with families to boost long term self esteem & self confidence.

She regularly appears on the award winning flagship ITV show “This Morning”, BBC Breakfast and “The Jeremy Vine Show” on BBC Radio 2 and is the parenting expert for many BBC Radio Stations around the UK. She is a regular contributor on radio and TV and her parenting articles are published all over the world.

Sue Atkins is an internationally recognised Parenting Expert, Broadcaster, Speaker & Author. Sue is a regular contributor on radio and TV & her parenting articles are published all over the world. Sue brings her expertise on parenting and divorce to Fink Cards where she will publish two new resources to help keep the lines of communication open enabling families to navigate the divorce process more positively. www.sueatkinsparentingcoach.com

To receive her free ebooks bursting with practical tips and helpful advice from toddler to teen log on to www.theSueAtkins.com  and download them instantly today.

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Amanda’s Action Club: A Mini Educational Workout!

Action Club is so much more than music and movement; it’s an educational mini-workout! Our sessions help to promote the importance of being active and healthy from an early age. We dance, we sing, we learn through the activities and most importantly of all, we have fun!

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Action Club has worked closely with leading UK Early Years experts, who have linked the Action Club activities to the Early Years Foundation Stage and the characteristics of effective teaching and learning.

Adults are encourages to get involved too. Our motto is “Children dance best when grown-ups dance with them!”
We base our classes on four themes:

LEARNING through underpinning the prime areas of the Early Years Foundation Stage Learning and Development (EYFS)

FUN through the vibrant, varied and happy way in which we present our classes using a wide assortment of props and activities

FITNESS through action-packed, high energy activities with music

MUSIC through our specially tailored Action Club songs and nursery rhymes

Your child will learn many different skills without even realising it.

We cover many areas such as colours, numbers and phonics.

Amanda’s Action Club classes focus on the 3 prime areas of the Early Years Foundation Stage Learning and Development framework.

These are:
• Physical Development
• Personal, Social and Emotional Development
• Communication and Language Development

Each activity and song is carefully chosen to ensure your child gets a full physical and educational work out in every class. Amanda also ensures that you both have a lot of fun!

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If you haven’t been to a class before come and try us out. We offer free trial sessions at most venues.

Find out how to book your free session here.

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5 Brilliant Children’s Party Themes

5 Brilliant Children's Party Themes

Planning a child’s party can be a little bit stressful. What food do you make? Do you have entertainment? And let’s not forget the all-important theme.  A children’s party doesn’t seem to be party these days unless you have a theme.

Amanda’s Action Club is here to help. Not only can we provide the entertainment but we can also source the food, the party bags, balloons and the cake!!  We can do it all for and which just leaves you with the party theme and we even have some ideas to help you choose that.  Aren’t we good to you?

The Princess Party

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This theme seems to be very popular at the moment, especially Frozen parties. It’s a great excuse to get dressed up and dance around. Have tea-party style food and princess or castle cake and the girls will swoon.

 

  • Have craft stations to make their own wands or crowns.
  • Get the little princesses up and dancing around to work off that sugar!
  • Try pin the carrot on Olaf instead on pin the tail on the donkey.
  • Face painting or glittery tattoos will have an extra element of fun to the party

The Pirate Party

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Pirate parties go over well with both boys and girls. There is lots of fun to be had at a pirate party.

  • Make a map and send them on a treasure hunt.
  • Get them decorate their own eye patches.
  • Dig for hidden treasure.
  • Pirate tattoos will be popular.
  • Make them walk the plank!
  • Go fishing for treats.
  • Give them all pirate names for the party.

Hungry Caterpillar

This is a great theme for the younger children.  Base your food for the party on the food featured in the book. This will make it nice and healthy and perfect for the little ones to eat.

  • Print off Hungry Caterpillar colouring sheets from the Eric Carle website and make a colouring station.
  • Have fun making caterpillars with pom poms and googly eyes.
  • Design your own butterfly.
  • Read the Hungry Caterpillar book to them and get them to act it out.
  • Send them on a Hungry Caterpillar hunt. Hide caterpillars around the room for them to find.

Superhero Party

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Another great theme for a mixed gender party. Encourage them to invent their own superheroes and dress like them on the day.

  • Have them decorate their own superhero masks or capes.
  • Set a superhero photo booth with lots of props for them to use.
  • A Superhero needs a baddie to beat so get one of the adults to dress as a baddie and get the children to defend the party.
  • Check their hand eye co-ordination and have them fire at targets with silly string just like Spiderman.

Sports Day Party

If your children love sports they will love a sports day themed party. This is brilliant for summer birthdays but can be easily be adapted for an indoor party.

  • Have a sack race.
  • Craft station with medal and trophy decorating.
  • You can’t beat an egg and spoon race.
  • Spilt the party into teams and get them to compete for a main prize.
  • Set up an obstacle course up for them to complete.

Whatever theme you choose don’t forget Amanda’s Action Club is here to help!

Find more party ideas on our Pinterest Board.

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How To Book Your Free Amanda’s Action Club Trial Class Online

Here at Amanda’s Action Club we offer free trial classes to children who have never attended a class before. We believe that after just one class you will want to come back time and time again.

It’s really simple to book your free session through our website.

You will need to register first; this will make sure we have all the information about you and your child we require.

To register click on the register button in the right hand corner of our website.

 

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You will then be taken to this page to fill in your details.

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Next step is your child’s details. You can add additional children to your account once you are registered.

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Last step is filling in your contact details.

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You are now registered and can book classes and your free trial.

To book your free trial class, click on the class you wish to attend.

Please note not all classes offer a free trial.

Click on the free trial button on the class page.free trial 1

Tell us what date you would like to attend. We do require 24 hours’ notice on free trials.

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You will receive an email to confirm your booking.

You are now all ready to attend your first Amanda’s Action Club Class!

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Our Active Christmas Gift Guide for Pre-schoolers

Christmas is creeping up on us, before you know all the gifts have been open and there is wrapping paper everywhere!  It can be stressful trying to find the right gift especially for pre-schoolers, there are only so many toys that they play with.

We have some gift ideas to make your life a little easier and help keep your pre-schooler active.

A balance bike is a great way to introduce a bike to little ones. It doesn’t have pedals and allows them to work on their balance. It’s a great way to get about and encourages them to stay active.

We love this all-weather balance bike from Kids One Stop Shop £99.99

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Children don’t always need a physical present an experience can be just as good if not better. Here at Amanda’s Action Club we offer a 5 class pass for just £45, you save £1 per class. Your child will love coming to our fun filled music classes.

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A scooter is another great way to encourage your child to keep active and is much quicker than getting them to walk! Micro Scooters have these great 3 in 1 scooters that last from 1 to 5 years £79. 95. It starts off has ride one scooter, you the convert to a toddler scooter and finally it become a mini micro scooter.

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Get out and about exploring with these great Woodland Adventure Packs from Little Discoverers. These start from £8 and they encourage learning, having fun and keeping active; a company after our own heart!

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Does your child love games? Try Pumpaloons, you have to pump up the pumpaloon as quick as you can.  Lots of fun and you keep active at the same it!

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If you are looking for great stocking fillers then you can’t do any better than one of our albums! Keep active at home and have fun by dancing along to our music. You’ll all work off those mince pies in no time!

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5 Alternative Advent Calendar Ideas

Alternative Advent Calendar Ideas

Christmas is sneaking up on us and it won’t be long before the children are demanding their advent calendars. Chocolate every day for 25 days may seem like a brilliant treat for the children but let’s face it, it’s not very healthy.

We have a few alternative ideas to make advent healthy but fun.

Instead of filling your advent calendars with chocolate try alternating dried fruit, homemade biscuits and chocolate.

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Buy a Lego kit, wooden village or puzzle. Spread the pieces out evenly over the 25 days and by Christmas day they will have a completed toy.

This little wooden village from Amazon is only £4!

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Have a daily activity to complete. Pick an activity out of a jar or bag and have fun! Ideas could include dancing along to an Amanda’s Action Club song, singing a Christmas Carol, baking Christmas biscuits, making Christmas cards or even going on a winter walk.  Have a mixture of activities you can do at home if it’s cold & wet and some that get you out and about.

Wrap up 25 books and choose a new book every day to read together. They can be new books or old favourites.  Take time to sit down, read and enjoy time with your child.

Have an advent treasure hunt. If you are going to give them treats make them work for it! Hide them in a new place each day and give them clues to find them.

For more ideas on alternative calendars visit our advent Pinterest board.

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Amanda Action Classes at National History Museum Ice Rink Cafe Bar

We are really excited to announce that Amanda will be running classes this year at the National History Museum Ice Rink Cafe Bar. From the 5th November until the 4th of December you will be able to join in a class right next to the National History Museum Ice Rink!

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Classes will be on Wednesdays at 2.30 and 3.30 pm and Thursdays 10.45 and 11.30 am.

Not been to a class before? Come and make a day of it; visit the National History Museum, go ice skating, take a class and then finish off with a lovely hot chocolate!

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How to Keep Your Child Active This Autumn.

How to Keep Your Child Active This

As the weather gets cooler and wetter its harder to get motivated to get out and about with your child and keep them active. It’s important to keep your child active and fight against the rising obesity levels.  Children under the age of 5 need 3 hours of activity a day!

We have some ideas to make keeping active this autumn fun for both you and your child.

Go On a Nature Trail

Wrap up warm, go to your Local Park or woods and get exploring. Nature Detectives have some great free printables including this great Autumn Hunt sheet.  Tick off the items as you find them. Reward yourself with a hot chocolate afterwards!

Have a Dance Party

If it’s a bit soggy outside, turn the music up and get moving. Our albums are great for this. Download your favourite tracks or buy the whole album. Your children won’t want to stop dancing.

Come to a Amanda’s Action Class

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We have classes across London for you to choose from, including new classes at Gambado, Chelsea.  You get to stay and play for an hour after a class at Gambado!  An Amanda’s Action Class is a great way for both of you to have fun and stay active.

If you have never attended a class before contact us about a free taster session.

Swimming

Leave the cold outside and stay warm in the pool. Swimming is a great way to stay active and have fun at the same time.

Embrace the Rain

If all else fails, get those welly boots on and get jumping in the puddles. Relive your childhood and join them!

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