Parents, guardians, and carers across Buckinghamshire are being encouraged to nominate their favourite places to entertain children in the county.

This is part of this year’s Little Ankle Biters’ Awards which will take place at Aylesbury’s Waterside Theatre in March.

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The nomination deadline is on Friday, January 31 with the shortlist being drawn the week commencing Monday, February 3.

The 10 categories are:

• Best family friendly place to eat

• Best family friendly pub

• Best local museum

• Best children’s party entertainer

• Best family attraction

• Best local theatre

• Best soft play

• Best children’s party venue

• Best children’s sports club or class

• Best children’s activity class

Michelle Cairncross, co-founder of Little Ankle Biters, said: “The Little Ankle Biters’ Awards will spread the word to local families and reward businesses, charities or community-led groups that deserve to be recognised.

“Whether you have a favourite family-friendly place to eat or have discovered an exceptional children’s activity class, 2020 could be their year to shine.”

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Little Ankle Biters was launched in July 2017 by Michelle and her friend Kate Gregory, as the two mums, who had worked together for nine years in marketing, decided to launch a website where parents, guardians and carers would be able to find information needed for their children in their area.

The website became a huge success and now has its own websites for specific counties, with Buckinghamshire being one of those counties.

This is the third year that the award ceremony will take place.

Lee Duffy, theatre director at Aylesbury Waterside Theatre and winner of Best Local Theatre 2019, said: “It was wonderful to be recognised in the Little Ankle Biters awards.

“We pride ourselves on being a family-friendly venue and winning our category was a wonderful endorsement of our offering.

“We have linked up with other businesses who were also nominated in the awards and have enjoyed partnering with other brands.

“We are very grateful to all who voted for us, it means a lot to the venue team who strive to deliver the best customer experience possible.

“Thank you!”

For more information about Bucks’ Little Ankle Biters, visit