Recognising the Best Family Organisers

Hoop is the UK’s #1 place to discover what’s on for kids. Over 700,000 families use Hoop to uncover new family-friendly activities that will inspire, educate and entertain their kids!

We list 70,000+ family activities each month nationwide, and never fail to be amazed by the passion and energy that goes into the activities you'll find on Hoop.

The first annual Hoop Awards recognise and celebrate the people and activity organisers that go above and beyond to entertain, educate and inspire children nationwide.

Families can now vote for their favourite kids activities and winners will be announced on Monday 16th April 2018. Find out now if you’re shortlisted in your city, by choosing your city below.

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I’m shortlisted, what does this mean?

Congratulations, you’re one of Britain’s most loved family activity organisers!

We’ve shortlisted up to eight finalists within each category. Shortlists were chosen based upon popularity on the Hoop app within their category. We looked at the number of people viewing, saving and sharing activities within the Hoop app when making the shortlists.

Now you’re shortlisted, tell families to vote for you! Check out our Awards Badges and Banners webpage to access your Finalist and ‘Vote for Us’ badges, buttons and artwork to prompt your customers to vote for you!

I’m not on the list!

If you don’t see your name on the list, don’t worry.

Families can nominate you by putting your name and organisation forward when they vote. Start spreading the word with families that attend your activities to nominate your organisation.

How are winners chosen?

Winners will be selected based upon the number of votes cast in each category. If you're not on the shortlist, families can still vote for you by putting your name and organisation forward. You don't need to be shortlisted to win. The winner is the person with the most overall votes.

What do I win?

As a winner, you are recognised as a leader within your field that goes above and beyond their peers to entertain, educate or inspire children.

To celebrate your contribution you’ll receive an extensive package of marketing exposure to celebrate your win. The Hoop Winners Package includes:

  • Inclusion in our ‘Hoop Awards’ promotional category within the Hoop app. This will receive prominence within the app and we expect winners to receive increased views on all their activities within the app.
  • Featured in our ‘Hoop Award Winners’ nationwide newsletter to 500,000+ families nationwide
  • Ongoing exposure via our ‘Hoop Awards Winners’ Page
  • 2018 ‘Hoop Award Winner’ Badge to appear alongside all your Hoop listings for the rest of 2018
  • Organiser profile opportunities on our social media channels
  • Opportunities to be profiled in supporting press activity as part of announcing the award winners.

Where can I get my Hoop Awards Finalist and 'Vote for Us' badges and banners?

Start spreading the word with the families that know and love your activities and ask them to get voting! Grab your 'Hoop Awards 2018 Finalist' & 'Vote for Us Banners' here.

My city isn't listed – can I still be nominated?

Sadly, for those Organisers and families that live outside of the cities we’ve chosen for the 2018 Awards, are ineligible for nomination.

We know there’s incredible people running family activities and events beyond the big cities, but for our first year we’ve limited the scope to the most popular places on Hoop. We hope to recognise more places in 2019.

I've still got questions, who can I speak to?

We're happy to answer any further questions you might have. Don't hesitate to contact