Fun Kids joins Outdoor Playtime Awards 2015 as media partner

Joe Friel of Fun Kids Radio said: “We’re delighted to be a part of this event, we’re huge advocates of getting the kids up and about, and we know our listeners are full of energy."
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Children’s radio station Fun Kids has joined the Outdoor Playtime Awards 2015 as an official media partner.

The Awards’ judging panel of pint-sized play experts will now be overseen by Fun Kids Radio presenter Bex Lindsay, who joins Toyologist Peter Jenkinson and YouTube sensation Beau of 'Beau’s Toy Farm'.

The ten winning toys will be revealed ahead of the school summer holidays.

As well as announcing the shortlist and ultimately the ten winners in June, the station will also be talking up the judging day in The Club with Bex.

Online, Fun Kids Radio will be regularly sharing editorial pieces regarding the Awards and entrants and the entire affair will be promoted to over 30,000 readers of the Fun Kids weekly newsletter.

“We couldn’t be more thrilled to have such a great media partner on-board to help us spread the word about outdoor toys, we’re counting down the sleeps to judging day right now” says co-organiser of the Awards, Lesley Singleton.

Joe Friel of Fun Kids Radio added: “We’re delighted to be a part of this event, we’re huge advocates of getting the kids up and about, and we know our listeners are full of energy. These dedicated awards to outdoor play will be great fun.”

The Outdoor Playtime Awards 2015 are open for entry until May 1st 2015.

One winner in each of the specially created categories will make it onto the list of ten products and the categories are:

· Climbing & Adventure
· Sport & Splash Fun
· Outdoor ‘Board’ Games
· Flying Toys
· Ride-Ons
· Trampolines
· Preschool Outdoor Play
· Battle & Blaster Toys
· Houses, Tents & Hideaways
· Nature & Science

A shortlist decided by the panel in May will be taken forward to the final judging day in June and the ten winning outdoor toys will be revealed shortly afterwards. As well as the exposure through Fun Kids Radio, a video showcasing the judging process and winning toys will be released on social media.

Full details of how to enter the awards can be found at


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