Ready for School Partnership Opportunity



It may not seem like summer has arrived! However, it’s only a couple of months until a whole new group of children and parents prepare for that important time in the family calendar – their first day at school.

As the UK’s only radio station dedicated to children and their parents, Fun Kids is in a unique position to really embrace this time with an exciting Ready for School programming campaign.

In the weeks leading up to and covering that first week at school, the campaign will include parent advice, tips from fellow children, a dedicated micro-site and a unique school competition to make that first day as fun as possible!

Naturally this presents a fantastic opportunity for a brand to have exclusive sponsorship of this programming, placing you at the centre of the Fun Kids Ready for School programming and this special time of year for families.


PDF-Icon-2Click here to download a summary


word-iconClick here to read the full campaign details

Fun Kids at Lollibop


At Fun Kids we love getting out and about, meeting listeners and doing fun events. This year we’re planning our biggest ever piece of outdoor activity by becoming a media partner of Lollibop.

Lollibop’s the perfect event for us, it targets the same audience – tweens and younger children – and it’s in London, where people can listen to us on DAB Digital Radio.

We’ll be broadcasting from the site for three days from a purpose-built RadioZone! There’s lots of opportunities for our partners to get involved, from sponsorship of all the activity to competitions and sampling. Get in touch with the team if you want to know more.

Here’s the official press release:

Children’s radio station Fun Kids is getting into the summer spirit by becoming a Media Partner of the UK’s biggest children’s festival Lollibop.

LolliBop which this year takes place on August 16, 17 & 18 in its new home, Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, London, expects to attract 45,000 visitors over the three days.

The partnership means that Fun Kids will be taking the radio station to the festival and broadcasting from there all weekend.

Festival-goers will also get the chance at being a superstar DJ, introducing songs and being heard by thousands of Fun Kids listeners across the UK.

In the Fun Kids RadioZone, Lolliboppers will also be able to meet the DJs, hear readings from authors, take part in scientific experiments and dance along at the Fun Kids disco.

Matt Deegan, Station Manger at Fun Kids says “We’re taking the entire radio station to Lollibop and creating our biggest ever outdoor presence. We’re incredibly excited about meeting all of our listeners and telling new people all about Fun Kids too”.

With an incredible line-up – all aimed at children under the age of 10 – LolliBop combines some of the hottest names in kids entertainment, as well as hundreds of activities, workshops and interactive areas.  The 2013 programme includes Dick and Dom, Skylanders, Science Museum Live, Cloudbabies, Skylanders, The Diary of a Wimpy Kid, Peppa Pig, Poppy Cat, the Wot Wots, Transformers, The Go! Go! Go! Show, the Mr Men and Little Miss Village Green Event and  Shaun the Sheep’s Championsheeps.

LolliBop’s live theatre tent – The Lollipalladiam – showcases performances from pioneering and internationally renowned companies and artists. This year it features Spooked, from the critically acclaimed Broken Rose Performing Arts.  Spooked promises a hilarious and spectacular blend of dance, theatre and spoken word featuring skeletons Molly, Jinny and Charlie. There’s also a brand new Discovery Zone, Meadows area, Enchanted Woods, Lolli Promenade and much more.

Fun Kids is a radio station for Tweens, pre-schoolers and their families and broadcasts on DAB Digital Radio across London and the South East and online/through mobiles at

For more tickets and more information:

Fun Kids at Southbank

FK at Southbank

Fun Kids kicked off its activity at the Southbank’s Neighbourhood Festival this weekend, with Fun Kids Parties on Saturday and Sunday at the Royal Festival Hall’s Clore Ballroom.

It was all part of the work we’re doing with the Beano and DC Thomson. Dennis and Gnasher already have a show on Fun Kids, but it’s about to get a Beanotown upgrade with more characters and craziness. The Beano itself is going through a transformation, with a new TV series later in the year, more licensees and their own Beanotwon attraction on the Southbank from now until September.

The kids had a great time as we played music for them to dance to and silly games for them to join in with.

We’ll be holding more parties at Southbank over the Summer.

Here’s a video of what we got up to…

Fun Kids Nominated for Station of the Year. Twice!

Fun Kids Sony Team

Fun Kids has been nominated as Radio Station of the Year at two prestigious radio awards ceremonies.

At the Sony Radio Academy Awards it’s been nominated for Station of the Year (1m plus), up against BBC Radio Newcastle and Metro Radio and in the Arqiva Commercial Radio Awards it’s been nominated in Station of the Year (2m plus), up against Absolute Radio and LBC97.3.

Fun Kids is a radio station that targets the tween audience alongside programmes for younger children. It broadcasts on DAB Digital Radio in London as well as online at and through mobile apps.

It’s been a busy year for the station with new commercial and programming partnerships with Disney, Camp Bestival, British Gas, Swapit, Bin Weevils, DC Thompson and Random House.

Station Manager Matt Deegan: “It’s brilliant for Fun Kids to be recognised alongside some of the biggest and most successful stations in the country. To have Best Station nominations in the big two radio awards ceremonies is a massive achievement for the Fun Kids team.”

In the Arqiva Awards the station was also nominated in the Social Action category for its Fun Kids Education work.

Home for case studies

At Fun Kids we work with hundreds of different brands and have offered a myriad of different opportunities. Some of these we do more regularly than others – spot ads on the radio or banners on the website – but then there’s a huge amount of different things that we do too.

Here at Think Fun Kids we’re going to catalogue the work we’ve done and hopefully inspire you to do something different with us at Fun Kids.

Contact the team on 020 7739 7880 or email.