The Pebble Team

The team at Pebble share industry news, as well as fun and educational activities to do with children.

Digital Marketing

Activity Guide

Pebble News

Having the right setup on Facebook and Instagram can really help drive more traffic to your website or your Pebble page. There are a few ways you can do this like linking directly from a story post, or using LinkTree on Instagram. But the simplest is just adding a button to link straight from your Facebook page to where parents and guardians can complete a booking. We’ve added a step-by-step guide below on how to add a booking link to your Facebook below.

Digital Marketing

Activity Guide

Pebble News

If you're a children’s activity provider trying to get the word out to parents and guardians about your awesome activities, having a strong online presence is key. With the rise of social media platforms like Instagram and TikTok, it has become increasingly important to provide a centralised hub for sharing important links. This is where Linktree comes in. Linktree is a powerful tool that allows you to consolidate multiple links into one place, providing your audience with easy access to all your important content and resources. This saves you the hassle of constantly updating your Instagram bio or other social media profiles with individual links. There is a free plan available, so you can create a user-friendly experience for your audience without spending a pound! Read on to learn how to use it.

Pre-Natal

Early Years

Pebble News

Are you considering hypnobirthing as a potential way to manage labour pain and anxiety? We’ve brought together the views and experiences of other parents and childbirth experts to help you decide whether it’s right for you.

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Parent & Baby

Early Years

Find Childcare

It can be difficult to know where to start when thinking about childcare support – choosing from different types of providers can be overwhelming and confusing. Luckily we’ve got everything in one place, including tips for how to choose.

Games & Fun Activities

Half Term Activities For Kids

Find Activities

Looking for fun activities to do with the kids in the 2024 February half term? We've got you covered!

Play

Activity Guide

Pebble News

Activities hold the promise of a lot more than simply something fun to do (though that should never be underestimated!) – your kids will make new friends and learn new skills. But where to start?! Check out our guide to what you can find right here on Pebble.

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Play

Christmas Holiday Activities For Kids

Get Festive

As the days grow shorter and school holidays loom closer, we can help you find boredom-busting activities that will keep the kids entertained right up to Christmas and the New Year.

Games & Fun Activities

Creative Activities For Kids

Get Physical

We've put together a bumper list of fun games you can play indoors with your children... enjoy!

Games & Fun Activities

Outdoors Activities For Kids

Get Festive

We've put together some brilliant ideas for family activities during inbetweenmas – enjoy!

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Arts & Crafts

Creative Activities For Kids

Get Creative

We've put together some templates for you to print out and use to make leaf animals!

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Outdoor Play

Environment

Pebble News

We've put together some top tips for teaching children about recycling, including some fun recycling games!

Arts & Crafts

Activity Guide

Find Activities

Think your child might be a Picasso in the making? Read on to find out our top tips about art classes for kids!

Parent & Baby

Cost Of Childcare

Pebble News

We recently asked over 2,000 parents about childcare, work and money: here's what they had to say.

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Parent & Baby

Sleep

Pebble News

When it comes to advice around sleep, old traditions may no longer ring true. Following your instincts and understanding your baby’s individual needs is what’s important. Here are five key things we learned when speaking to sleep expert Hannah Clapham from Little Nest Sleep.

Cooking

Activity Guide

Pebble News

Cooking and children: a recipe for disaster? We think not! Read on to find out why cookery is so good for children's development.

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Games & Fun Activities

Halloween Activities For Kids

Get Creative

Save money on some spooktacular Halloween activities with the kids this month – and help charity Spread a Smile bring joy and hope to seriously ill children across the UK.

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Music

Industry News

Pebble News

Music and movement activities are more than great fun – they boost development in so many ways, from physical skills to communication and creativity. And now it’s even easier to find a session near you with Boogie Beat.

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Parent & Baby

Activity Guide

Pebble News

Leading educational psychologist and author Dr Kairen Cullen uncovers the relationship between early years activities and child development, and shares some tips on how to choose the right one for your child.

Arts & Crafts

Halloween Activities For Kids

Get Creative

Forget the basic triangle eyes and toothy grins – it’s time to elevate your pumpkin carving game to create masterpieces that will impress everyone who crosses your doorstep.

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Parent & Baby

Working Parents

Pebble News

Worried about covering the cost of childcare? You’re not alone. We asked parents how they were coping with juggling work and childcare, as employers reduce the options for flexible working. Find out what they had to say – and why things have to change.

Sports & Fitness

School Holiday Activities For Kids

Find Activities

Keen to find a basketball class for your kids? We’re here to help! Basketball is an exciting and energetic sport that kids of all ages can enjoy.

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Wellbeing

Mental Health

Pebble News

Mindfulness can increase our children’s happiness, self-esteem and resilience – and provide a foundation for lifelong wellbeing. We’ve put together some ideas to help you introduce mindfulness to your children (and some tips for you too).

Pre-Natal

Activity Guide

Pebble News

Looking to understand the advantages and disadvantages of hypnobirthing? We've put together a guide to help you out!

Science

School Holiday Activities For Kids

Find Activities

Curious about coding and STEM for kids? We've put together some information and resources to help!

Parent & Baby

Early Years

Pebble News

Bev, our Nursery Customer Success Manager, gives her thoughts on the new nursery year – based on her 35 years' experience in the nursery sector.

Sports & Fitness

Activity Guide

Get Physical

We've put together some of the top benefits of gymnastics classes for kids!

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Parent & Baby

Mental Health

Pebble News

We've put together some tips for what new mums can get up to on maternity leave, and where to reach out for support if you need it.

Sports & Fitness

Activity Guide

Find Clubs

Confused about the offside rule? Not sure how to get stains out of football kit? Read on – we've got you covered!

Gardening

Environment

Get Outdoors

Gardening can provide some fantastic benefits for children, including moderating stress and promoting social relationships. We've put together some ideas for gardening in all seasons, indoors and out

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Nutrition

Feeding

Pebble News

We've partnered with baby food experts V&Me to give you our top tips for activities & nutrition for babies between 18 and 24 months!

Games & Fun Activities

School Holiday Activities For Kids

Find Activities

Stuck for summer activity ideas? We've got you covered, including free activities, stuff to do at home, and links to lots of resources.

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Nutrition

Feeding

Pebble News

We've partnered with baby food experts V&Me to give you our top tips for activities & nutrition for babies between 12 and 18 months!

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Nutrition

Feeding

Pebble News

Did you know that messy eating can be a good thing for a baby's development? Read on to find out our nutrition and activity tips for babies aged 10-12 months.

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Nutrition

Feeding

Pebble News

This week's collaboration with V&Me focuses on activities and nutrition for 8-10 month old babies.

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Nutrition

Feeding

Pebble News

In week 3 of our collaboration with V&Me, we're covering activities and nutrition for 7-8 month old babies.

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Parent & Baby

Mental Health

Pebble News

We've asked the Pebble mums to put together some top tips for new mums – we hope they're useful!

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Nutrition

Feeding

Pebble News

In week 2 of our collaboration with V&Me, we're covering activities and weaning for 6-7 month old babies.

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Nutrition

Feeding

Pebble News

We've partnered with nutrition specialists V&Me to create 7 helpful resources on activities and nutrition for babies up to toddlerhood. Read the first blog to discover how to help your 0-6 month baby to thrive.

Games & Fun Activities

Half Term Activities For Kids

Find Activities

Looking for half term activity ideas for May 2023? We've got you covered!

Games & Fun Activities

School Holiday Activities For Kids

Find Activities

Maypole dancing, flower crowns… May Day is full of fun activities for kids! We’ve put together some of our favourites.

Arts & Crafts

Activity Guide

Get Creative

We all know art is great for kids, but have you ever wondered why? We've put together 5 reasons why arts & crafts benefit children's development.

Life Skills

Environment

Pebble News

We've put together some useful resources to help you understand and encourage sustainable thinking.

Life Skills

Environment

Pebble News

Earth Day 2023 is just around the corner, so we've put together some top tips for how to discuss the environment with your children.

Life Skills

Activity Guide

Pebble News

We’ve put together a handy guide to help you find activities your kids will love!

Games & Fun Activities

Easter Activities For Kids

Find Activities

We've put together some easter activity ideas for 2023! Whether you're interested in arts, crafts, music or Easter egg hunts, we've got you and your family covered.

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Parent & Baby

Mental Health

Pebble News

Fatherhood can be challenging, so we've put together these 5 tips with Hank to help new dads!

Games & Fun Activities

School Holiday Activities For Kids

Get Outdoors

Struggling for February half term activities ideas? We’ve got you covered! We’ve put together a range of activities and exhibitions to help you out – most of which are free. There’s something in here for kids of all ages. You may be surprised by the last one, which was a tip from an educational psychologist!

Games & Fun Activities

Christmas Holiday Activities For Kids

Get Festive

Christmas is the most wonderful time of year, but it can be pricey. Read on for some fun ideas to make the holiday special for your kids without spending a lot.

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Numeracy

Teaching

Pebble News

As many families around the UK struggle with the sharpest rise in the cost of living since the early 1980s, we explore how to teach kids about the importance of saving money and spending responsibly.

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Wellbeing

Mental Health

Pebble News

As parents, we're wired to protect, support, and nurture our kids. But helping them achieve the all-important goal of “wellbeing” can be tough. Read on to explore what wellbeing is, why it's important, and how to help your little ones achieve it.

Sports & Fitness

Activity Guide

Get Physical

Playing sports as a kid is good for your body, mind, and social skills. We've put together some tips on children's sport activities.

Dance & Drama

Activity Guide

Find Activities

If your little one loves to dance, why not challenge their inner Billy Elliot by enrolling them in a ballet class? Ballet teaches children discipline and body awareness from an early age, while building confidence. Find out everything you need to know about ballet classes for kids.

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Outdoor Play

Activity Guide

Get Outdoors

Forest school isn't new - it's been around for years! But it's increasing in popularity as people realise its benefits for kids. Read on to find out what forest school is, why it's good for children, and how to find one near you.

Arts & Crafts

Halloween Activities For Kids

Get Festive

With half-term (and Halloween!) approaching, it's time to start planning some fun activities for the kids. Whether they're into creepy crafts, ghoulish games, or cooking up something in their cauldron, we've got some spooktacular ideas to keep them entertained!

Sports & Fitness

Activity Guide

Get Physical

Whether your experience of martial arts is based on fading memories of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, or you’re no stranger to a dojo yourself, read on to learn all about martial arts classes for kids, including safety, benefits, and how to choose the best provider.

Sports & Fitness

Activity Guide

Get Physical

Find out what to look for when choosing a swimming lesson for your child, get tips on what to bring (hint: snacks!), and explore the benefits of swimming. Let's dive in!

Wellbeing

Activity Guide

Pebble News

World Mental Health Awareness Day is coming up on the 10th of October. Mindfulness is a helpful tool for kids and adults that can reduce anxiety and promote happiness. Read on for tips and activities for all ages to develop compassion, focus, curiosity, and empathy.

Sports & Fitness

Activity Guide

Get Physical

Thinking about getting your kids involved in rugby? Read on to find out more about rugby classes for children, what to expect, and where to find them.

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Wellbeing

Seasonal

Pebble News

For most of us, this week marks the final week of the school summer holidays. When it comes to planning extracurricular activities for the kids, we’ve got your back. Here’s our back-to-school guide to restarting kids' clubs and activities after the summer break.

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Parent & Baby

Activity Guide

Find Activities

Looking for parent-baby classes to get out and about with your little one? Then sensory classes will be at top of your list. Read on to understand the benefits of these fun classes, what to expect, and how to get the most out of them.

Sports & Fitness

Activity Guide

Get Physical

If you're spending the summer holidays with kids, you know that they have endless energy. If gymnastic moves like spins, leaps, and cartwheels come as naturally as walking and breathing, it might be time to explore the benefits of this activity for kids... let's get started!

Sports & Fitness

Activity Guide

Get Physical

Looking for a football club for your child? With the England Women's Team's recent victory ringing in our ears, now is the perfect time to find the right class for your budding champion. Let us help you find the perfect fit.

Outdoor Play

Outdoors Activities For Kids

Find Activities

We polled our team and found some great ideas to keep kids entertained during the school holidays. Read on for activity suggestions and top tips to help you juggle work and childcare.

Dance & Drama

Activity Guide

Get Creative

If you’ve ever been to a drama class for children, then you’ll know that they are often filled with laughter and shrieks of delight. Beyond having fun and getting involved in structured role play, what are the key benefits of drama classes for children? And, how can you find the best one for your budding actor or actress?

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Parent & Baby

Activity Guide

Find Activities

Are you a new parent searching for ways to socialise with other parents, bond with your baby, and do some postpartum exercise? Baby yoga classes might be just what you need!

Music

Activity Guide

Get Creative

Music can improve your quality of life, no matter your age. Scientifically, it has been proven to reduce anxiety, boost health and brain power, as well as improve sleep and mood. With that in mind, the Pebble team share some things to consider when thinking about music lessons for kids.

Arts & Crafts

Creative Activities For Kids

Find Activities

Kids' art classes can be a wonderful way to help your child develop creativity, express feelings and learn critical thinking skills. Plus, they'll create a bunch of art to decorate your walls. Read on to learn how to find the best class for your young artist.

Dance & Drama

Activity Guide

Get Creative

Dance classes help children stay active, build self-confidence and are lots of fun! Read on for tips on how to choose a class that matches your child’s style and preferences.

Life Skills

School Holiday Activities For Kids

Find Activities

If you have ever found yourself frantically searching Google for “kids activities near me”, or being frustrated at the lack of flexible nursery options, then Pebble could be the answer. Find out more about how to tap into flexible childcare with Pebble.