SETS UP NATIONAL INTERNET SITE FOR BUSY PARENTS
of the Easter holidays begin to fade, the long summer haul approaches
all to fast filling parents across the country with fear and trepidation...
A little over
the top perhaps, but for many parents the question of what to do
with our children over the holidays really does raise the blood
pressure. We're not just talking the odd day out here, most of us
have at least six weeks to fill. Finding enough activities to keep
the kids out of trouble and ourselves sane is not an easy process.
year help is at hand. Bambi Gardiner, a mother of two small children
from Slindon, Sussex has created a brand new website to help solve
a complete guide to what to do, where to go, events and activities
all for children aged up to 14 years goes live on 1 June across
the South of England. With over 7,000 attractions as well as numerous
events, the launch of wizziwiz will be the culmination of many months
of hard work for Bambi and her co-worker, Claire Pratt from Chichester.
Together with a team of researchers and data entry personnel they
aim for the site to cover the whole of England by the end of September.
of the site is the events listing. Parents and children can find
out what's going on in their area at any time from carnivals, theatre
shows, concerts to special events at attractions. The beauty of
the internet is that all of the information can be constantly updated
came about from my own frustration at finding things to do with
the children,' she explains. 'There are numerous activities in your
own area but finding out about them is not always easy, especially
if you are a busy or working mum.'
Even if you
do spot something of interest, inevitably the details will have
been lost or thrown our just when you want them. The idea of the
internet site is perfect as the details will always be easily accessible
and will never disappear in the chaos that often comes with young
allows users to search using one or a combination of search criteria
from town or county to activity type, broader categories, specific
keywords or combinations of these. So, while you can use the site
to find out what's on in your area you can also have a look at other
areas you may visiting either for the day or for holidays.
needs of her two small children, Harry 4 years and 1 year old Sophie
with the demands of setting up a new business has not been easy.
But, she says, working for yourself has the benefit that you can
have more flexible working hours although this has meant a large
number of late nights sourcing information.
Her young son
is very enthusiastic about checking out the information on the site.
'Harry loves the little alien we have created. The idea behind him
is that he has visited earth to find out what goes on for kids.
Children can become 'wizziwiz Space Rangers' and write in about
places they have visited and activities they are involved in to
encourage an interest in writing and drawing.'
a background in marketing (Bambi also helps out with the marketing
for her husband's Portsmouth based company Gardiner Laminating)
the whole concept of setting up wizziwiz has been an exciting challenge.
we've had so far has been overwhelming and we're all very excited
about the future of the site. Everyone here has involvement with
children and hopefully that will ensure that we can make wizziwiz
a useful and relevant resource.'
information, please contact: Bambi Gardiner email email@example.com,
tel 023 9232 1222, fax 023 9220 1111