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The Club Hub Blog for Kids Activity Providers

Here are all our Top tips for running your own Kids Activity Business. You can also check out the latest news about our Club Hub Awards and Recommended Suppliers.

Club Hub Awards 2024 Winners

On Saturday 11 May, around 200 children’s activity providers gathered at the Macdonald Burlington Hotel, Birmingham for the Club Hub Event 2024. The annual event brings together business owners from across the UK for a full day of personal and professional development, tailored to the sector. 12 workshops were offered, covering a range of business […]

Why should all businesses be entering business awards?

Overall, entering business awards is a strategic investment that boosts your business’s reputation and visibility and fosters continuous improvement and growth. Awards have so many benefits for you and your business. Here are some of the main benefits. Recognition is vital Winning or even being nominated for awards can enhance your business’s reputation and credibility. […]

The Club Hub Brand Reps Team – #ClubHubBrandReps

Would you like one of our Club Hub Brand Reps to review your kids activity or product? Contact [email protected] for more details. Below is our current list of amazing Club Hub Brand Reps. Please give them a follow on Instagram. @Abel_and_ace Hi, I’m Jemma first time mum to Abel who is 4! We adore spending time […]

How To Grow Your Children’s Activity Business with Systems

In this article I’m going to give you a practical guide on the key systems you need to embrace in order to grow your children’s activity business. No one started their business so they could spend hours and hours doing admin. Yet that’s exactly what most business owners do – replying to emails, checking and […]

Going Global with your Franchise Brand

Expanding your brand internationally – Going Global with your Franchise Brand  Business owners are always looking for ways to increase the value of their business and one such way is to expand the number of markets that they operate in. If you’re a Franchisor, once a good number of domestic territories have been sold and […]

Club Hub UK Shortlisted Small Awards 2024

Tessa Day, Club Hub UK has been shortlisted for Britain’s best Digital Star business at the Small Awards 2024 9th April 2024: Club Hub UK based in Swanley, Kent has been chosen as a finalist for the Digital Star Award at this year’s Small Awards. Now in its eighth year, The Small Awards is a […]

How To Reduce Stress When Running Your Own Business

As the backbone driving UK small enterprises, self-made entrepreneurs withstand immense pressures upholding companies daily. And while moderate stress can spark productivity, unchecked anxieties risk your well-being and the sustainability of your company over prolonged stretches if left unaddressed. This guide shares actionable techniques to alleviate your mounting stresses with experiential wisdom, not simple textbook […]

The Club Hub Award 2024 Finalists – Club Hub Awards and Event

Huge congratulations to all our Club Hub Award 2024 Finalists. The Club Hub Awards are for businesses in the children’s activity sector and are offered across 16 categories. 86 finalists have been shortlisted from 315 applications, representing 165 businesses (Club Hub members). The standard of applications was very high and represented a diverse range of […]

3 Top Tips to Choosing Ethical Suppliers for your Children’s Activities Business

Children’s activities providers hold a special responsibility in shaping the experiences of young minds. When it comes to selecting suppliers, ethical considerations are crucial to ensure the highest standards of quality and professionalism, but also to make sure that you gain a reputation for quality. Here are three top tips to help you choose wisely: […]

Club Hub Event 2024 Keynote Speaker Announcement

We are delighted to announce our Club Hub Event 2024 Keynote Speaker, Laura Henry-Allain MBE. She Can’t Even Spell Down: Laura will share her personal and professional story of navigating, Inclusion, Racism, Belonging and Diversity. Laura Henry-Allain MBE is an award-winning producer, educationalist, keynote speaker and consultant. She is the creator of the well-loved characters […]

How to Market your Children’s Activities Business Franchise Opportunity

You’ve got everything in place to franchise your children’s activities business (including your all-important franchise prospectus). But how do you go about finding the perfect franchisees – those passionate individuals who’ll proudly carry your torch of learning and laughter to every corner of their local communities? Like all marketing, there’s no one-size-fits-all. Different businesses, different […]

APPLICATIONS FOR THE CLUB HUB AWARDS 2024 ARE NOW OPEN!

The Club Hub Awards 2024 are the only national awards for children’s activity providers, with entry by application form only and no voting element.  What is Club Hub? Establised in 2016, Club Hub UK is the UK’s largest kids activities directory for ages 0-18 (now including antenatal and pregnancy classes). We promote children’s activity providers through […]

Streamline Your Billing with Subscription-Based Payments! – membermeister

Are you ready to revolutionise the way you handle payments from your customers? Companies like Netflix, Hello Fresh, and Spotify have embraced automated subscriptions, and you can too. It’s simpler than you might imagine to get your customers set up for seamless, recurring payments. Unlock the Business Benefits of Subscriptions Predictable, Recurring Revenue & Financial […]

Are you a Children’s Activity Provider? – Club Hub’s Top Tips

This blog will run through some helpful tips and talk about all of the challenges you may face as a children’s activity provider. We will talk about effective ways to grow your business, sell out your classes, retain business, keep parents and children happy all whilst maintaining a happy, healthy work-life balance for yourself. Tip […]

6 Ways a Membership Can Help Your Children’s Activity Business

Being a children’s activity business owner is no easy feat; juggling growing your business, selling out your classes, keeping the parents and children happy… and trying to achieve a healthy work-life balance for yourself. That’s why joining a membership can be a game-changer! Memberships are a convenient and cost-effective way for you to stay on […]

Club Hub Podcast Season 2 – Our 2023 Event and Award Sponsors

We are so excited to bring you the Club Hub Podcast Season 2! This season will be all about our amazing 2023 event and award sponsors. Giving you an insight into their busines journey and talking about the Club Hub Event 2023. Club Hub Podcast Season 2 Season 2 Episode 1 – Cerys Keneally   […]

Club Hub Shortlisted for the 2023 Great British Entrepreneur Awards

Club Hub UK is excited to announce that they have been shortlisted for the prestigious 2023 Great British Entrepreneur Awards in the Young Entrepreneur of the Year category. This recognition reflects their exceptional entrepreneurial spirit, dedication, and remarkable achievements within their industry. Now in its 11th year, and previously described as “The Grammys for Entrepreneurship”, […]

How to Advertise your Baby Class or Toddler Group

Do you run a baby class or Toddler group? Are you looking for tips or maybe wondering how to advertise your baby class or toddler group? Maybe you have just set your group up? Or are you just looking to increase your bookings? In this article we will look at how you can best advertise […]

2023 Club Hub Award Winners Announced

We are so excited to announce our 2023 Club Hub Award Winners. Club Hub was delighted to announce 16 award winners for 2023 at the Macdonald Burlington Hotel Birmingham, on Saturday 13 May.  The Club Hub Awards are the only national awards for children’s activity providers with entry by application form only, no voting. The […]

Specialist Insurance Package for Children’s Activities Providers

Be Prepared, Don’t Panic! Often when people think of insurance, they can see it as a task they need to do as part of running their business and want to get it ticked off the list quickly. Not everyone is fully aware what it is there for and how an insurance package can protect them […]

2023 Finalists – Club Hub Awards and Event

The Club Hub Award 2023 Finalists were announced on 6 March on the Club Hub Website. We had 420 applications this year from 215 Club Hub members across 16 categories. Each category was scored by two judges and their scores were combined to identify the finalists. There were 5 finalists per category. We have 6 finalists […]

Children’s Activities Association puts community first by welcoming all providers to new online group

The Children’s Activities Association (CAA) is proud to announce the launch of a new Facebook group, the ‘Children’s Activities Community’. The free-to-access group is designed to provide valuable resources and support for all activity providers and anyone looking to start up a business in the children’s activities sector. The CAA is an industry led, not-for-profit […]

“How to Franchise My Business” she said!

I am going to share with you how to franchise and some of the top reasons why it is a win for you if you have a business you are looking to franchise. Franchising my business was one of the best decisions I ever made. It was a steep learning curve, it wasn’t (and isn’t) […]

Marketing And Selling To Schools For Children’s Activity Providers

As a children’s activity provider, it can be challenging to build a steady and reliable income stream. Especially when we factor in recent economic events.  Marketing and growth strategies can be costly, and with ever-changing algorithms, it can be difficult to reach the right target audience on social media alone. However, one often overlooked method […]

Children’s Franchise – The New Career Right Under Your Nose

Are you enjoying taking your little one to clubs and classes? Perhaps it’s music on a Monday or swimming on a Sunday. Whether you’re watching from the side lines or joining in – there’s a career opportunity right under your nose… a children’s franchise. Family time Has spending quality time with your little one become […]

7 Steps to a Successful Dance/Theatre School Business

As a business mentor that helps dance/theatre school businesses and children activity providers to streamline, simplify and grow their businesses. I am often faced with: “I am so busy, juggling everything  that I don’t have any time to work on my business. I would love to be less stressed and earn more money, but I […]

What is Club Hub? – The UK’s Largest Kids Activities Directory

Club Hub is the UK’s largest kids activity directory. The directory is free for people to use and has thousands of baby classes, toddler groups, kids classes and clubs, party ideas and holiday camps for you to find and book. Club hub is the Number 1 place to go for parents seeking activity providers. Club […]

#Ialso100 2023, f:Entrepreneur – Tessa Robinson

Children’s Activities Directory entrepreneur named one of 2023’s most inspiring female founders. #Ialso100 2023, f:Entrepreneur.  4 January 2023: Tessa Robinson, founder of children’s activities directory, Club Hub UK has been named as one of the UK’s most inspirational and dynamic female entrepreneurs by the f:Entrepreneur ‘#ialso100’ campaign. Tessa, who founded Club Hub UK in 2016, […]

How to Set Babies Up for a Day Full of Activities

If you love exploring with your baby and enjoying a range of activities with them, you need to make sure that you can set them up well for the day ahead. This will stop them from getting tired prematurely and ensure that you do not have to deal with a grumpy and crying baby all […]

The Mental Health Benefits of Activities for Children

Mental health is a really important part of our development. Guiding your child through managing their mental health will greatly improve their personal progress, but they can also learn different techniques. Activities are a brilliant way to get children out and about, exploring and developing their resilience skills. Here are some other key benefits to […]

Club Hub Event and Awards 2023

We are so very excited to start the prepartions for our Club Hub Event and Awards 2023. This will be our fifth awards and event and we can’t wait to celebrate with everyone of you. Entries for the Club Hub Awards 2023 are open! The only national awards for children’s activity providers, with entry by […]

Club Hub New Website Launch – June 2022

We are delighted to launch our brand new website this week. The changes will improve both the customer search experience and the service we offer our activity providers.  It’s almost 6 years since Club Hub was founded and our website went live. So much has changed since then – Club Hub has come such a […]

2022 CLUB HUB AWARD WINNERS ANNOUNCED

Club Hub was delighted to announce 14 award winners for 2022 at the Macdonald Burlington Hotel Birmingham, on Saturday 14 May.  Winners were selected from 5 finalists in each category, who had been shortlisted from applications from 100s of children’s activity businesses. The standard of finalists was extremely high and represented a diverse range of […]

Club Hub Award Finalists 2022

The Club Hub Award Finalists 2022 were announced on 1 March on the Club Hub Facebook Page. We had nearly 350 applications this year from 140 Club Hub members across 14 categories. Each Judge was allocated 4 to 5 categories to score. As a result, we had 2 judges per category scoring each application. The […]

CLUB HUB EVENT 2022 – AWARD APPLICATIONS ARE OPEN!

Applications for the Club Hub Awards 2022 are open now, the closing date for applications is 31 January 2022. The only national awards for activity providers with entry by application form only, no voting. Club Hub Awards are open to members and are offered across 15 categories. There is a £5 entry fee and no […]

The Best Booking Systems for Children’s Activity Providers

Club Hub is not a booking system. We advertise kids activities across the UK then providers are able to add their own booking link for parents to book onto. Therefore we do get asked “What are the best booking systems for children’s activity providers?” so here is our list of suppliers that we thoroughly recommend. […]

The Club Hub Podcast Season 1 – The Children’s Activities Industry

I am so excited to announce the launch of the Club Hub Podcast. I have always wanted to launch my own podcast to raise more awareness for the Children’s Activities Industry. Letting parents and carers know what goes on behind the scenes, the amount of passion and energy these activity providers put in to their […]

Grow Your Children’s Activity Business – Building Personal Connections with Schools & Nurseries

Looking to grow your children’s activity business? As children’s activity providers, combining our services with formal education is a great way to grow our children’s activity business businesses with confidence and have a bigger impact on children’s lives. But how do we sell to schools?  What is the best way to contact them? Will they really […]

Instagram for Kids Clubs and Activity Businesses

Would you like to know more about Instagram for Kids Clubs and Activity Businesses? Many kids clubs choose to create Facebook ad as their marketing platform of choice, but now could be the time to start broadening your social media footprint, and Instagram is your next stop. Instagram has a slightly younger audience than Facebook, so […]

FAQ’s – Club Hub Membership

Are you interested in our club hub membership for children’s activity providers? Please take a look at our frequently answered questions below. What are your latest stats? 1,199,274 visitors in 2023 – 25% increase on 2022 3,051,539 pageviews in 2023 – 14% increase on 2022 87,288 bookings or messages in 2023 – 58% increase on […]

CLUB HUB EVENT 2021 – AWARD APPLICATIONS ARE OPEN!

Award applications are open for Club Hub 2021 awards, closing date 31 January 2021. Club Hub Awards are offered across 15 categories and a special one off Lockdown Achievement Award. The only national awards for activity providers with entry by application form only, no voting. There is a £5 application fee, with no limit on […]

Meet our stars of 2020! Featuring the Club Hub Award Winners

These Club Hub Award winners were announced at our online event on the 16th of May 2020 and we can’t wait to celebrate their achievements in style and in person at our Club Hub Event 2021 in Birmingham. Denise Hutton-Gosney – Razzamataz Theatre Schools Ltd Club Hub Award Winner of Lifetime Achievement Award 2020 Sponsored […]

Perfect venues for your classes & events – Reach new heights of business with Rock UP

Rock Up is an amazing climbing and soft play centre. It’s mountains of fun for all ages where kids can reach new heights on our incredible climbing walls which tower over 8m. Each have multiple routes to conquer their peaks. Novice to Expert. No equipment or experience needed. We’re also a popular venue for clubs […]

How to Supercharge your Children’s Activity Social Media Content

Interesting in boosting your children’s activity social media content? Giving it more reach and engagement? We have asked Felicity Sandford, Founder of Amazing Futures Ltd to give us her top tips. What is Social Media? It is the umbrella name for websites and applications that enable users to create and share content or to participate […]

Club Hub Online Awards 2020 – 16th of May

Club Hub was delighted to announce 15 award winners for 2020 at an online event on Saturday 16 May. Club Hub Online Awards 2020 winners were selected from 6 finalists in each category, who had been shortlisted from a total of 1019 applications, representing 388 kids activity businesses. The standard of finalists was extremely high […]

Best Suppliers for Kids Activity Providers

Here at Club Hub we have put together a list of fantastic suppliers for Kids Activity Providers who can help you and your business. They include insurance, admin and booking systems, first aid training, marketing, advertising and memberhip bodies. Advertising – Club Hub UK Firstly we thoroughly recommend signing up to our website – Club […]

Club Hub Award Finalists 2020

Club Hub Award Finalists 2020 are independently judged by a panel of expert judges, most of whom are children’s activity professionals or specialists in their field. Our judges selected award winners based on their commitment to excellence, innovation and growth of their business through their business performance, achievements, brand values and passion for what they […]

Club Hub Event 2020 – AWARD APPLICATIONS AND TICKET SALES ARE LIVE!

Club Hub Event 2020, Saturday 16 May, Macdonald Burlington Hotel, Birmingham.The event of the year for activity providers! Applications for Club Hub 2020 awards are now open and early bird event tickets are on sale. Help to grow your business through insight and tips on social media, brand awareness, marketing, franchising, sales, customer service and everything involved in running a kids club. […]

Club Hub Event 2019 – The Winners and Finalists

On Saturday 11th of May 2019 it was our first Club Hub Event, celebrating the amazing kids activity providers across the U.K. We had people from up and down the country networking, learning from guest speakers and winning awards. Nominations opened on the 1st of October 2018 and closed on the 1st of March 2019. […]

Club Hub Corporate Event 2019

Club Hub Corporate Event 2019 Saturday 11th May 2019 At Balls Brothers, Minster Court, 3 Mincing Ln, London EC3R 7PP (Near Monument Tube Station in Central London) 11 am to 6 pm A Whole Day especially for Kids Activity Providers. Expert Advice from TWO inspirational business speakers. (To be announced…….) Helping you grow your business […]

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