Premium listing ads cost £12.99/month. Additional premium listing ads are half price (£6.49).
Featured short term ads cost £32.99
We also offer seasonal packages throughout the year from £42.99
Premium ads are more prominent and appear in a tinted box near the top of the page.
Free basic ads are brief and appear below the featured ads.
Premium ads include one image so you can add your logo or a photo to draw attention and help illustrate your company.
Free ads have no image.
Premium ads have more room for extended text (up to 2,500 characters) allowing you to fully explain your product. They can also include a punchy headline.
Free ads are brief (up to 300 characters).
Premium ads can include hyperlinks to your website, Twitter & Facebook
Free ads can link to one webpage.
Premium ads appear on Facebook and Twitter.
Only premium ads appear in our email newsletter
If you are based in Cheshire, Merseyside, Manchester or NE Wales then you probably qualify for a free basic ad in Kidsguide if you run a:
- family friendly event
- family friendly place to go
- kids’ club, class or sport
- children’s party entertainment or venue
- nursery, out of school club or au pair agency
- service for bumps, babies & new parents
- toddler group or pre-school
- children’s charity & specialist support service
What’s the catch? There isn’t one. Really. You can have a free ad because we want Kidsguide to be as comprehensive and useful as possible. This is what makes Kidsguide.co.uk so popular with local families.
Premium ads attract more attention, & lead to more direct enquiries.
“I just wanted to mail and say i have had 3 bookings for parties already since putting the ad with you!! Thank you!! Wish i had done it earlier!!”
Danielle, Danielle’s Dance Parties (one week after upgrading from a free to a premium ad)
Premium ads go online within two working days (often the same day)
Free ads are usually added to Kidsguide within a few days but can take up to 15 working days at busy periods.
Free basic ads
Need to update an existing free listing?
Just submit a new listing with the new details, we’ll automatically remove your old listing.
Request a new ad
Please just email us your changes. We’ll make the changes promptly and email you confirmation when it’s done.
You may cancel your ad at any time by simply emailing email@example.com. We will email you confirmation that your ad has been removed.
Premium ads appear near the top of the page. Ad positions are allocated on a first come first served basis. Once you have a slot it is yours until you cancel or cease payment. If an ad already above you cancels you will move up a place. New ads ordered after yours will appear below you.
Free basic ads in the main listings pages appear below premium listings and are alphabetical by company name.
Free event ads in the what’s on pages appear below premium ads and are in date order.
If you have a premium ad you can include one image – maybe your logo or a photo. Free ads have no image.
For images, please upload .jpeg, .gif or .png files only.
Landscape style works best.
(If this is jibberish to you, don’t worry, just upload the image you have and we will do our best with it. We will get back to you if there’s a problem.)
Premium ads can include hyperlinks to your website, Twitter, Facebook Instagram, email address etc.
Free ads can link to one webpage and no email address.
Kidsguide covers Cheshire, Manchester, Merseyside, Flintshire, Wrexham.
You can have a premium ad but not a free listing.
All new premium ads appear on Facebook and Twitter.
We will also post/tweet for you from time to time especially if you have any news, competitions, offers or announcements. Please just send us a message if you have anything you’d particularly like posting.
No. There is no long term commitment of any kind. You may cancel – or just make changes – at any time.
You can pay by PayPal, standing order, bank transfer or cheque.
Paying by PayPal is easy, secure and only takes a few minutes ensuring that your ad goes online without delay. PayPal accepts credit cards, debit cards or bank transfers. For premium listing ads, you will be asked to authorise a PayPal monthly subscription which you can cancel at any time. For premium short term ads and seasonal packages, you will pay a one-off fee. You will receive a receipt for your payment from PayPal via email. You may log into your account at www.paypal.com/uk to view details of your transactions. You will also receive an invoice from Kidsguide for your records.
Standing order, bank transfer or cheque.
We will email you an invoice giving full details.
Yes, via PayPal.
We will email you to confirm as soon as your ad is online so you can check it and let us know if you need any changes.
We will use our experience to choose the most appropriate page for you. If you are ordering a premium ad you can request a particular page you’d like to be on as long as it’s relevant. E.g. only events can appear on the what’s on page but a play centre could appear in the parties or places to go section (or both).
There’s a lot to do when you start a new business and you may wish to start promoting your new venture even though you’ve still got a few things left to sort out. Don’t worry we can start your ad off now and add your image, website or whatever else when you are ready.
Yes. Many of our premium advertisers find it very useful make changes to their ads to promote special offers or seasonal changes. And if you only operate at certain times of year you can stop and start your ads. E.g. If you are only open in the summer, you could advertise from April till September each year but not during the winter. If you let us know we can send you a reminder or automatically restart your ad as requested (premium ads only).
We’re delighted to say that we often receive emails out of the blue from advertisers – and from the parents who use Kidsguide too – just wanting to tell us how delighted they are with our service.
This makes us very happy!