What’s On 4 Kids Awards 2019

The ARTventurers Team had some amazing news earlier this month – we were named Most Loved Academic/Creative Activity, Most Loved Party Entertainment AND Highly Commended for Most Loved Baby Activity in the What’s On 4 Kids Awards 2019! I personally reached the final which was a huge surprise and I was overwhelmed at how many people voted for me to get me there in the Most Loved Academic/Creative Activity category – it was one of my lovely colleagues who scooped the award but to just be nominated, never mind reach the final, meant the absolute world to me.

If you’ve never heard of the What’s On Awards…..well, they’re kind of the Oscars of the children’s activity industry! They’re awards voted for by grown ups who come along to classes – so to be named nationally as the very best and most loved is an AMAZING achievement and we owe you all a very huge thank you for supporting ARTventurers in all that we do.

As we head into a half term filled with spooky creative fun, I’d just like to thank all of my ARTventurers big and small for all of your support and enthusiasm for my ARTventurers business. If you have a friend who you think would love to join in the award winning fun at our classes then please do spread the word – the more the merrier and, as a big THANK YOU, if a friend comes along and signs up for a term of sessions then you get a class FREE. 

(So bring 5 friends along who sign up = 5 FREE classes, how fab is that?!)

Here’s the East Midlands’ team timetable for this half term so you can see what fantastic things we have on offer for you all. Spaces are booking up quickly!

Looking forward to seeing you all soon for more ARTy fun!

Love Jo x

Autumn/Winter – A new term begins

How on Earth is it already September? It feels just like yesterday I was in the hospital having delivered my little bundle and that was way back in February!

That little bundle is 7 months tomorrow and definitely ready for our next term of ARTventurers to begin – he’s now hands into everything and trying to crawl. No longer will I be able to pop him on the floor next to a tray safe in the knowledge he’ll still be there when I go back, instead he’ll be fingers in everything, no doubt causing chaos along the way…just the way it should be. Here he is exploring the bolognaise sauce on his highchair, making sure he spreads it all as far as possible without actually managing to get any into his mouth!

Our sparkly new term starts this week and we’re all geared up for 5 weeks of creative, messy fun with themes such as transport and autumn to look forward to. As always there’ll be a fab mix of process art, craft, sensory and messy play for everyone to get stuck in to, as well as some singing, dancing and bubbles!

Places have booked up quickly and there are only a handful of spaces available across our three weekly venues now, though there are a few more available at our monthly Saturday class in Skellingthorpe and we’re hoping to finalise details for a new monthly Saturday class in the Retford area too very soon!

So, if you’d like to come along we’d love to see you, but just double check availability with us first and if we’re full we’ll add you to our waiting list and hopefully get to see you soon!

Jo and ARTy Bear x

Here’s a photo of some other cheeky babies having fun with some water play, bubbles and tea cups.

Baby class, Toddler class and Messy Play in Lincoln, Retford and Gainsborough!

Looking for a baby class, toddler class, messy play or party entertainment in Lincoln, Retford or Gainsborough?

Meet Jo – local mum and owner of ARTventurers Lincoln West, Retford and Gainsborough

(complete with one of her gorgeous kitties, Winnie!)


Jo is a trained Secondary English and Media Studies teacher and runs our award winning ARTventurers art classes for babies, toddlers and children in the Lincoln, Retford and Gainsborough areas – plus creative birthday parties and events too! We’re all about learning and development through art and creative play – lots of opportunities to create, explore, paint, sing and dance…and make messy memories together!

So if you are looking for a creative class for your baby and toddler then pop over to Jo’s website to find out where her classes run near you!

Baby class, Toddler class and Messy Play in Lincoln, Retford and Gainsborough!

Looking for a baby class, toddler class or messy play in Lincoln, Retford or Gainsborough?

Meet Jo – local mum and owner of ARTventurers Lincoln West, Retford and Gainsborough

(complete with one of her gorgeous kitties, Winnie!)


Jo is a trained Secondary English and Media Studies teacher and runs our award winning ARTventurers art classes for babies, toddlers and children in the Lincoln, Retford and Gainsborough areas – plus creative birthday parties and events too! We’re all about learning and development through art and creative play – lots of opportunities to create, explore, paint, sing and dance…and make messy memories together!

So if you are looking for a creative class for your baby and toddler then pop over to Jo’s website to find out where her classes run near you!