Published on
13 March 2020

Children, families and nurseries are being urged to take a Toddle on the wild side for Barnardo’s, as registration opens for this year’s safari-themed fundraiser for under-fives.

Last year’s annual Big Toddle saw thousands of children take part in short, sponsored walks to raise an incredible £152,000 for Barnardo’s, which supports around 300,000 children, young people, parents and carers across the UK.

The charity is once again calling for children, families and nurseries to join in the fun this summer as Big Toddle Week returns from June 22 - 28.

With lots of opportunities for creative dressing up and exclusive safari-themed early years learning resources available to those who register, this year’s Big Toddles are sure to be great fun for everyone taking part.

Families are being urged to take part later this year

Parents, carers and nurseries are encouraged to hold their very own Big Toddle to help raise money for Barnardo’s; this could involve a community Big Toddle, one for families and friends or one organised by nurseries or primary schools.

Every penny raised by roar-some little ones will help vulnerable children in the UK feel as brave as a roaring lion, as confident as a cheeky monkey and as fearless as an adventurous shark.

Barnardo’s Chief Executive Javed Khan said:

“The Big Toddle is a great example of how little feet can make a really big difference.

“Toddles are a brilliant opportunity for children, their families and nurseries to have fun together and raise money to help vulnerable children.

“Whether you organise your own Big Toddle or take part in your nurseries’ event, we know that you’ll have a great time on the day.”

Those who register by May 11 will receive a Big Toddle pack containing free medals, information and fundraising ideas.

To register to hold your own Big Toddle or for further information, visit  or call 0800 008 7005.