Get your party hats on and help us celebrate The Big Toddle’s 25th Birthday by joining us on another roar-some Safari-themed adventure!

Our roar-some Safari-themed adventure continues this year, as The Big Toddle Week returns from the 20th to 26th June 2022!

The Big Toddle is a short, sponsored walk for our littlest supporters. It’s a chance for children to be as brave as a lion, put their best foot forward, and simply have buffa-loads of fun with family and friends!

The safari-themed event is aimed at children under five, although children of all ages and abilities can take part. Your Toddlers can get support from brave older siblings, and the littlest cubs can join in the fun from their pushchairs – or as we like to call them, their Solo Safari Jeeps.

Registration for the Big Toddle is now closed

Registration for the Big Toddle is now closed, but you can still take part by supporting the 38,000 toddlers by sponsoring them on our just giving page.

​​FAQs

How do I organise a Toddle?

It's easy and your fundraising pack has everything you need to get started, but here are some simple steps to give you an idea:

  1. Choose your date - Big Toddle Week is between 20 June and 26 June 2022. If you would like to organise your Toddle on a different date, simply get in touch to let us know
     
  2. Choose your location and distance – You can pick between Toddling Together or taking on our Home Safari. Indoors or out, a half mile walk is usually about right, and it's good to pick somewhere full of natural sights and sounds like a park or woods.
     
  3. Invite everyone along – Your fundraising pack includes invites that could help you spread the word. Why not share your Big Toddle fun on Facebook and Twitter too?
     
  4. Be Safe - Please check and follow the up-to-date national and regional Government regulations regarding social distancing before planning your Toddle.
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  5. Have an elephant-astic time - Your roar-some fundraising pack includes everything you will need to have a turtle-y incredible time on the day.

What’s in my resource pack?

Your Big Toddle and Home Safari resource pack is jam-packed with lots of goodies that will make sure your sponsored walk is a roar-some success. In the post, you will receive a fundraising guide and one sponsorship form, sticker and medal for each child taking part.

Your digital resources will include:

  • Your Big Toddle fundraising guide
  • Posters and invites to advertise your Big Toddle
  • Sponsorship forms and certificates
  • Turtle-y incredible animal stickers
  • Free medals for those tired little feet at the finish line
  • King and Queen of the Jungle fundraising totalisers
  • The Big Toddle Safari Map route guide
  • Exclusive early years animal-themed learning resources

What if I’m not free during Toddle Week?

We ask everyone to organise their event during Big Toddle Week which is between 20 and 26 June 2022. We understand that this is not always possible, so if you would like to organise your Toddle at another time, simply get in touch with the team and we can support you to do so.

How long should my Toddle be?

Indoors or out, a half mile walk is usually about right, and it's good to pick somewhere full of natural sights and sounds like a park or woods.

How do I pay in my fundraising?

Every penny raised in The Big Toddle could completely transform the life of a vulnerable child. You could transform lives using any of the below. Please have your Barnardo’s reference number (starting ORN or SRN) handy. This will be included at the top of your welcome pack which we will send after you register:

  • Pay in online with JustGiving (this is our preferred method)
  • Call our friendly Supporter Relations team on 0800 008 7005 to make a payment using a credit or debit card.
  • Send your cheque(s), made payable to Barnardo’s Big Toddle, with your bank giro slip to Barnardo’s Big Toddle Processing, Tanners Lane, Barkingside, Ilford, IG6 1QG.
  • Take donated cash, cheques and your bank giro slip to any Barclays bank.
  • To pay online via BACS, please click here for details.

I have another question! Who can I ask? 

Email [email protected] or call 0800 008 7005

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