Wee Wonders DVD now available
We are thrilled to announce that our DVD is now available to purchase.
It features all your favourite Wee Wonders songs, nursery rhymes and accompanying signs. Through singing, signing, movement and a story, puppets Wendy and Will Wonder will take your child on a fantastic Wee Wonders journey
To purchase a DVD priced £9.99 +£2 p&p, please email email@example.com
2013 Term Dates
Good News! Our next term dates are now confirmed!
Taking place in Portadown Town Hall and starting Friday 26th April for 8 Weeks:
|10:00 a.m. – 11:00||Wee Signers||(0–18 months)|
|11:00 a.m. – 12:00||Wonder Kids||(19 months–3 years)|
E2A Theatre Banbridge, starting Saturday 27th April for 8 weeks:
|10:00 a.m. – 11:00||Wee Signers||(0–18 months)|
|11:00 a.m. – 12:00||Wonder Kids||(19 months–3 years)|
To register for the classes please email firstname.lastname@example.org or phone Nicola Wonder on 07563129114 or Linda Wonder on 07512028523.
Wee Wonders dress up for Comic Relief
Wee Wonders are proud to have raised £85 with a fancy dress class for Comic Relief.
Wee Wonders' Christmas Party – Saturday 15th December
Now the excitement of filming our DVD is over, we are getting excited about our Wee Wonders' Christmas party extravaganza!
It is taking place on Saturday 15th December at the E2A Theatre, Banbridge from 10.30am to 12pm and is suitable for children aged 6 and under. There will be Christmas songs, games, dancing, arts and crafts, stories and a photo opportunity with the famous man in red himself!
It is £5 per family and spaces are limited so please book your spot to avoid disappointment – email@example.com or phone 07512028523 – hope to see you and your wee Christmas wonders there!
Wee Wonders DVD
Filming of the Wee Wonders DVD took place on Saturday 17th November in the E2A Theatre in Banbridge. It was an exciting day for all involved and Linda and Nicola Wonder would like to thank the children who took part – they were wee stars and of course their parents for bringing them along; Stewart and Jonny from the E2A for all their expert help and use of the E2A Theatre facilities; Vicky from Beauty Within for Nicola and Linda's fab make up and of course Gordon our director and cameraman, without whom it wouldn't have been possible!
Production is now underway and we are hoping that the DVD will be available to buy before Christmas as they will make a fabulous gift for your Wee Wonders!
Filming the DVD
Parents and babies in our Newry and Banbridge Wee Signers classes recently enjoyed a Halloween themed class – the wee wonders looked fantastic in their spooky costumes and lots of fun was had by all!
The Wonder Factor - Competition Result
And the winner of this year's Wonder Factor is…
…the fabulous Darragh Wood! Congratulations to Darragh, what a superhero!
Thank you to everyone who took part, you are all Wee Wonders!!
Look behind you!
The E2A Theatre group in Banbridge are putting on a fabulous pantomine for all the family this December and if you mention Wee Wonders when booking your tickets the E2A have very kindly offered to make a donation to our charity of the year, The Cára Rose Trust.
This will be an excellent show not to be missed for all the family! Only £5 per ticket!
New Wee Signers classes in Portadown, November
New Wee Signers classes will be starting in Portadown Town Hall on Friday 2nd November for 6 weeks, 10am-11am.
If you are interested in attending these fun, educational and innovative classes please email firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 07512028523 for more information and to secure your place.
Wee Wonders @ The Business Network Banbridge Annual Conference – Thursday 25th October 2012
Linda will be speaking about Wee Wonders at the The Business Network Banbridge Annual Conference on Thursday, 25th October 2012.
Does your child have the 'WONDER' FACTOR???
Post a picture of your wee wonder on our Facebook page in their best superhero pose and they could win a Wee Wonders goody bag and the chance to star in our upcoming Wee Wonders DVD.
Photos can also be emailed to email@example.com
Closing date: Sunday 7th October, 9pm
Sign up for our Autumn term classes in Newry
Starting on Friday 12th October for 6 weeks at Ballybot House, Newry
|10:00 a.m. – 11:00||Wee Signers||(approx 6 months–18 months)|
For more info and to book your place please email firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 07512028523.
Sign up for our Autumn term classes in Banbridge
Starting on Saturday 22nd September for 10 weeks at the E2A Theatre, Scarva Road Business Centre.
|10:00 a.m. – 11:00||Wee Signers||(approx 3 months–14 months)|
If there is sufficient interest I will do an inbetweeners class as well.
For more info and to register please email email@example.com or phone 07512028523.
Summer Party for Toddlers and Pre-schoolers
A super summer party organised by Wee Wonders to raise money for The Cára Rose Trust is being held on Saturday 25th August at 11am to 12pm in the E2A Theatre, Scarva Road Business Centre, Banbridge.
It promises to be an hour of fun: singing; dancing; games; arts and crafts; stories and of course superhero puppets Wendy and Will Wonder will also be there to entertain. Come along with your under five’s, fancy dress welcome! A small donation for the fantastic charity The Cára Rose Trust will be gratefully received!
The Cára Rose Trust was set up in memory Cára Rose Williams who was born sleeping on the 13th May 2008 at 36 weeks. The aim of the trust is to offer support to the families in Northern Ireland affected by stillbirth and to raise awareness through educating everyone on the causes.
Join the Wee Wonders' Team
With an increasing workload and another Wee Wonder on the way I need someone to join the Wee Wonders' team to help out as and when needed with birthday party entertainment, events and possibly activity classes. Good rates of pay and full training given.
- Registered self-employed.
- Good with babies, children and parents.
- Friendly, enthusiastic, creative and self motivated.
- Confident ie don't mind talking/singing/acting the eejit in public.
- Flexible and available for weekend work.
- Own transport.
- Over 18.
- Experience of face-painting.
- British Sign Language level 1 qualification.
If you are interested please email Linda, firstname.lastname@example.org with a brief outline of how you meet criteria by 5pm Friday 27th July.
Bank Holiday Monday at Lurgaboy Adventure Centre
Wee Wonders will be providing entertainment at Lurgaboy Adventure Centre near Markethill at a big family fun day on Bank Holiday Monday 7th May, 10am–5pm.
It's going to be lots of fun with face-painting, arts and crafts and storytelling from Wee Wonders, bouncy castles, Phil's Farm and lots of other activities like archery/ abseiling/ zip lines etc. - something for all the family!
Wee Wonders Nominated for 2012 What's On 4 Junior Awards
Wee Wonders is thrilled to announce that we have been nominated for the national What's On 4 Junior Awards.
Linda Buchanan has been nominated in the Most Outstanding Activity Leader for the Under 5s (Northern Ireland & Scotland) category.
Thank you to all the wonderful parents who nominated us!
We would love to get through to the final in London but we need the public to vote for us, so if you could take a moment to vote we would be enormously grateful!
Wendy, Will and Linda Wonder Hit the Recording Studio!
The Wonders have spent a fantastic day in Cloud 9 Studios in Belfast recording their first album!
It's a mixture of 15 old favourite nursery rhymes including Twinkle Twinkle and The Grand Old Duke of York, modern childrens' songs like the Wheels on the Bus and the 'Wonder' Cokey, and a few original Wee Wonders songs too.
The CD is available to pre-order and will cost £7.50 with 10% of our total sales going to our chosen charity, The Cara Rose Trust.
Please email email@example.com to reserve your copy.
Wee Wonders in the Local Papers - January 2012
Linda was featured in The Banbridge Leader's The Tuesday Chat feature:
Win Wee Wonders Birthday Party Entertainment with Netmums.com Closing date 15/1/12
Local Competition Time again!
Would you like to enjoy free party entertainment or free face painting at your party for your 0 - 5 year olds?
You get the choice with this special competition!!
Wee Wonders provide fun, educational and confidence-building activity classes and birthday party entertainment for children from birth to seven. A class contains everything from nursery rhymes to multi-sensory games, arts and crafts and stories.
To win this fantastic prize all you have to do is answer this question:
What are the names of the Wee Wonders puppets?
Drop me an email with the header "Wee Wonder" with your name, town and the answer to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Closing date is 15th January 2012.
For more details please check out www.weewondersni.co.uk – I'll pick a name at random and normal terms and conditions apply too.
Thanks to the lovely Linda for offering us this very special prize!
Wee Wonders Saturday Classes in Banbridge Return in 2012!!
We are thrilled to announce that our Saturday morning classes will resume in Unit 4, Banbridge Business Centre, Scarva Road on Saturday 21st January for 10 weeks.
Wee Signers 10am- 11am and Wonder Kids 11am-12pm.
For more info or to book please email email@example.com or phone Linda on 07512028523.
Looking forward to 2012
We are very happy and honoured to announce that Wee Wonders' chosen charity to support in 2012 is The Cára Rose Trust: a very worthwhile local charity who support families affected by still birth. We will be organising several fund- raising events throughout the year and Linda is aiming to run the Belfast Marathon in May 2012 cheered on of course by Wendy and Will Wonder.
This trust is in memory of our daughter Cára Rose Williams who was stillborn on the 13th May 2008 at 36 weeks. The aim of the trust is to offer support to the families affected and to raise awareness through educating everyone on the causes.
This is one of the first trusts in Northern Ireland solely for this cause and the families need our love and support. We are a registered Charity with a Charity number. With funding and support we can help make a difference.
We will be providing each family bereaved by Stillbirth a memorial stone as a gift from us for the to put in the place most fitting for them, these will be engraved with the babies name and DOB.
- 07742553005 / 07874663157
Registered Charity Number XT31228
Banbridge Chronicle, 26th January 2011 – Linda has high hopes for the future
STARTING a business can be a complicated task, but with a great idea and a drive to succeed, that uphill climb does not have to be a struggle - as Banbridge mum-of-two Linda Buchanan is discovering.
With the support of Invest Northern Ireland's Go for it programme, Linda only recently set up 'Wee Wonders' - a company that provides baby and toddler activity classes, baby signing workshops and children's birthday party entertainment - and already she has high hopes for its future.
Inspired by her two young children, Eleni and Callia, former English and drama teacher Linda decided to set up the company after spotting a potentially large gap in the market.
"I always liked the thought of being my own boss and over the years came up with numerous business ideas that could work, but becoming a mum really forced me to bite the bullet," said Linda, who is also a qualified speech and drama teacher.
"After my first child was born I found there were very little structured activities in my area for parents to go to with their young children - and definitely not at weekends.
"I did my homework and quickly realised that there was definitely an opportunity to set up a company that would meet everyone's needs, including my own."
"Becoming a mother was my main motivation as I wanted to spend as much time with the girls as possible while they were young and also contribute financially to the household.
"Starting Wee Wonders enabled me to pick my working hours which I plan to extend as the children get older and I have more time to dedicate."
To put her plan into practice, Linda signed up for the Go for it programme, which provides support and advice for business start-ups and would-be entrepreneurs in the local area.
"The programme really gave me the push I needed to realise that I could take my idea to the next stage."
Looking to the future, Linda is keen to grow the business further, increase class numbers, and, one day, be in a position to offer the Wee Wonders franchise to other parents with a similar vision.
But for now, Linda is keen to enjoy her success.
"It's an adventure that's only just beginning and I'm really glad I'm on it."
The Go for it Programme is provided by Invest Northern Ireland and is part financed by the European Regional Development Fund.
For details, log on to www.goforitni.com.