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The Little Welly  – Kent, Oxfordshire & Cheshire

The Little Welly – Kent, Oxfordshire & Cheshire

Get ready for a whole dollop of outdoor, muddy fun as The Little Welly – the UK’s largest obstacle course for children – lands in Kent, Henley on Thames and Cheshire: St. Clere Estate near Sevenoaks, Kent on 11th & 12th May Greenlands, Henley on […]

Personalised Mother’s Day Gift Ideas

Personalised Mother’s Day Gift Ideas

Mother’s Day is fast approaching and we love gifts with a personal touch! We have put together a list of some of our favourites below to help! A PERSONAL PORTRAIT The super talented Sam Osborne from Thame in Oxfordshire creates custom family portraits in her […]

Annie the Musical Review

Annie the Musical Review

We were lucky enough to be invited along to see the opening of Annie at The New Theatre Oxford last night and  we cannot recommend it highly enough. Annie tells the story of an 11 year old orphan living in New York through the 1930’s […]

Celebrating International Women’s Day 2019

Celebrating International Women’s Day 2019

As we look ahead to International Women’s Day on 8 March, it got us thinking about our journey leading up to starting Little Ankle Biters, and the challenges that many women face on a daily basis just to make things work. Kate and I worked […]

Kite UK Tour

Kite UK Tour

The Wrong Crowd in association with Soho Theatre presents KITE created and co-directed by Rachael Canning and Hannah Mulder touring from 18 February – 12 May Stuck in her Grandma’s obsessively tidy flat, a recently orphaned girl discovers a kite which comes to life and […]

Lechlade Festival in the Cotswolds

Lechlade Festival in the Cotswolds

We are always on the look out for family friendly festivals and Lechlade Festival not only has great music but some fantastic family fun too. Now in its 9th year, the multi award-winning Lechlade Festival returns over the bank holiday weekend from 24th to 26th […]

The Momo Challenge: What have we learned?

The Momo Challenge: What have we learned?

Cyberpsychology experts Dr Lisa Orchard and Dr Alison Attrill-Smith from The University of Wolverhampton talk about what we have learned about the Momo Challenge. Social media are renowned for promoting fads and trends: we’ve had the ice bucket challenge of 2014; the ‘magical’ colour changing […]

Winners Announced in the Little Ankle Biters’ Awards

Winners Announced in the Little Ankle Biters’ Awards

Little Ankle Biters held its second Awards recently, allowing people to vote for their favourite local family friendly business across 10 categories in Berkshire, Bucks and Oxfordshire. Thousands of people nominated and voted in the awards, with a total of 50 finalists and 10 winners […]

The Best Festivals for Families 2019

The Best Festivals for Families 2019

Wellies, tents, food stalls, entertainment, and not forgetting getting your groove on in a field. What’s not to love about festivals? And they’re a great place to take the kiddies too, your festival days don’t have to be behind you just yet. There are some […]

World Book Day Costume Ideas – 7 March 2019

World Book Day Costume Ideas – 7 March 2019

In our house World Book Day is normally the night before, oh gawd we forgot the costume, what can we find in the fancy dress box that in any way resembles a book characters, kinda scenario. Not so this year! We’re getting on the front […]

Frozen 2 teaser trailer released

Frozen 2 teaser trailer released

Walt Disney Studios have today released the teaser trailer for Frozen 2!! From the Academy Award®-winning team—directors Jennifer Lee and Chris Buck, and producer Peter Del Vecho—and featuring the voices of Idina Menzel, Kristen Bell, Jonathan Groff and Josh Gad, and the music of Oscar®-winning […]

The Cat in the Hat Live Show Review

The Cat in the Hat Live Show Review

We went along to see the live performance of The Cat in the Hat last night at Aylesbury Waterside Theatre and we absolutely loved it. Both of my girls are big Dr Seuss fans and were super excited to be going to see The Cat […]

Family Friendly Restaurants in London

Family Friendly Restaurants in London

Eating out with children can be a stressful and daunting prospect, when it should be a fun, family outing and we often get asked for recommendations for family friendly restaurants in London. So here’s our guide to the best family friendly restaurants in London   […]

February Half Term at Alton Towers

February Half Term at Alton Towers

Fancy a short break this February Half Term? Why not head to Alton Towers for their Pirate and Princess Takeover? The Pirate and Princess Takeover returns 15th – 24th February 2019. There’s tonnes of Pirate and Princess themed activities for all the family, exclusively available to Short Break […]

Legoland Resort Windsor Review

Legoland Resort Windsor Review

Between Christmas and New Year is sometimes called Crimbo Limbo and for the last few years we have made the most of the time off and taken a short break,  This time we headed to the Legoland Resort Hotel in Windsor. The actual park is […]

SleepUnder Parties Review

SleepUnder Parties Review

My 2 girls had a sleepover party at the weekend provided by SleepUnder. Prior to the party SleepUnder Parties  arranged a convenient time to come and set up and asked if there was anything specific that my girls were into. As it was a joint […]

Little Ankle Biters Awards 2019

Little Ankle Biters Awards 2019

Little Ankle Biters are delighted to announce the Little Ankle Biters Awards 2019 for Berkshire, Bucks and Oxfordshire. Following on from the phenomenal success last year which saw tens of thousands of votes come flooding in for local businesses, this year is set to be […]

Win a 7 Night Family Holiday with Eurocamp

Win a 7 Night Family Holiday with Eurocamp

This competition is now closed! Are you dreaming of sun, sea and sand? We certainly are, so we have teamed up with Eurocamp to give one lucky family the chance to win a 7 night holiday. With over 180 parcs in wonderful locations across Europe, you’ll […]

Doctor Dolittle The Musical Review

Doctor Dolittle The Musical Review

We were invited along to see Doctor Dolittle The Musical at The New Theatre in Oxford last night and what a fantastic night we had. Based on the books by Hugh Lofting and the 1967 film, Doctor Dolittle tells us the story of a man […]

Primary School Application Deadline: 15 January 2019

Primary School Application Deadline: 15 January 2019

If you have a child  born between 1 September 2014 and 31 August 2015 it is time to apply for a primary or infant school place. Admission criteria All schools have an admission criteria to decide which children get places. The school or local council usually […]

10% off at LEGOLAND this February Half Term!

10% off at LEGOLAND this February Half Term!

We visited the Legoland resort between Christmas and New Year and the kids had a fantastic time and we have an exclusive 10% off their Junior Builder short breaks this February half term. Along with an exciting overnight stay at either the LEGOLAND Resort or […]

Bodean’s BBQ in SOHO review

Bodean’s BBQ in SOHO review

On a miserable Sunday in December, after spending a few hours at Winter Wonderland we were keen to find somewhere warm to have some lunch. On a recommendation. we headed to Bodean’s BBQ, an authentic American BBQ restaurant in Soho. It was our first visit […]

Peter Pan Review, Aylesbury Watersite Theatre

Peter Pan Review, Aylesbury Watersite Theatre

Last night we went to see Peter Pan at Aylesbury Waterside Theatre on our annual family trip to the panto. This is the fifth panto we have been to at Aylesbury Waterside Theatre and I think this year has been the best so far. The […]

Snow White Pantomime Review: Wycombe Swan

Snow White Pantomime Review: Wycombe Swan

You really can’t beat a good old pantomime during the festive period, and tonight we were treated to a wonderful evening at Wycombe Swan watching this year’s panto, Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs. This show really does have it all, and it had our […]


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Local Business? Want to get involved?

Local Business? Want to get involved?

Are you a child-friendly restaurant, soft play, party venue, children’s entertainer, UK day out (yes, we cover all sorts here). Fancy featuring on our site? Little Ankle Biters works off the premise of being a trusted source of information to mums, dads, grandparents and carers. Wherever possible we review in person and only publish information where we see real benefits to the owners of little ones. Naming and shaming is not the name of our game so you won’t find poor reviews, just the cool, friendly, not-to-be missed bits in the UK.

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Kate & Michelle x


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