Odds Farm Park, Tiggywinkles and the Roald Dahl Museum have been named among some of the winners of this year’s Little Ankle Biters Awards.

After thousands of votes and nominations were sent in by the public in support of Bucks-based businesses, the winners have been announced.

The annual awards, honour and celebrate entrepreneurs, businesses, individuals, and charities, which have made a significant impact in the community.

Tiggywinkles was named the best charity organisation, the free wildlife hospital started 40 years ago by the Stocker family in their back garden and has now treated over 300,000 patients.

Odds Farm Park was named the county's best family attraction whilst the Roald Dahl Museum topped the museum list.

However, it was Aylesbury-based businesses that came up trumps with Aylesbury Waterside Theatre, The Works, The Manor, Stay and Play, Lynx Gym, Balloonmania, and Live in the Park, voted as winners in their nominated categories.

The full list of winners for the Little Ankle Biters’ Awards 2022 Buckinghamshire:

  • Best Charity or Not for Profit Organisation – Tiggywinkles
  • Best Children’s Activity Class (music, dance, drama, sensory etc) – Hartbeeps Chilterns
  • Best Children’s Party Entertainer – Simon Says Magic
  • Best Children’s Party Venue – Green Dragon Eco Farm
  • Best Children’s Sports Club – Lynx Gym
  • Best Family Attraction – Odds Farm Park
  • Best Family-Friendly Place to Eat (pub, café, or restaurant) – The Works, Aylesbury
  • Best for the Grown Ups (spas, gyms, restaurants, salons) – The Manor, Aylesbury
  • Best Family-Friendly Local Event - Live in the Park, Aylesbury
  • Best Local Independent Business – Tiny Treasures Gift Company
  • Best Museum – Roald Dahl Museum
  • Best New Business (family-friendly business launched in last 24 months) – Tiny Treasures Gift Company
  • Best Parent Run Business - Top n Tail Sleepovers
  • Best Party Supplier – Balloonmania, Aylesbury
  • Best Pregnancy Business or Service – The Bump and Beyond Hub
  • Best Soft Play – Stay and Play, Aylesbury
  • Best Theatre – Aylesbury Waterside Theatre

Kate Gregory, Little Ankle Biters co-founder said: “Thank you so much to everyone who joined us for our Little Ankle Biters 2022 Virtual Awards last week - and a huge congratulations to all of our winners, and runners-up.

“We’ve been absolutely overwhelmed with the number of nominations we’ve received for the awards this year.”

“A huge thank you to our sponsors of the Little Ankle Biters’ Awards including our main sponsor BP Collins Family Solicitors, and our gold sponsor Chilterns Lifestyle Centre.”

Commenting on winning the Best Theatre award, Theatre Director at Aylesbury Waterside Theatre, Sophie Denney, said: “Firstly, a huge thank you to all who voted for us – it means so much to the Waterside team, especially after the last couple of years.

"This level of recognition just six months after reopening fills us with so much pride. Secondly to the team of staff, cast and producers, who help make theatre magic on a daily basis, thank you, and finally, to our audiences, past, present, and still to come – our mission is to entertain you and it really is our pleasure!”

For more details on the winners visit here.