Advertising FAQs

  • Featured ads on a listings page cost £12.99/month. Additional featured ads are half price (£6.49).

    Featured ads on our “what’s on”/”news, offers and comps” pages cost £22.99 and can also be included in our monthly email newsletter for an additional £10.

  • Featured 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.

    Featured 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.

    Featured 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).

    Featured ads can include hyperlinks to your website, Twitter & Facebook
    Free ads can link to one webpage.

    Featured ads appear on Facebook and Twitter.

  • 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 so popular with local families.

  • Featured 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 featured ad)

  • Most featured ads go online within two working days but can take up to five working days at busy periods.

    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 your new listing for something permanent
    Request your new listing for an event/offer/competition


    Featured ads
    Please just email us your changes. We’ll make the changes promptly and email you confirmation when it’s done.

    Got a question?
    Check out our Advertising FAQs
    Or email

  • You may cancel your ad at any time by simply emailing We will email you confirmation that your ad has been removed.

  • Featured 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 featured listings and are alphabetical by company name.

    Free event ads in the what’s on pages appear below featured listings and are in date order.

  • If you have a featured 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.
    Max file size 100KB.
    The ideal image size is 300 px wide by 250 px high.

    (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.)

  • Yes.

    Featured ads can include hyperlinks to your website, Twitter, Facebook & blog etc.

    Free ads can link to one webpage.

  • Kidsguide covers Cheshire, Manchester, Merseyside, Flintshire, Wrexham.

  • You can have a featured ads but not a free listing.

  • All new featured 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 regular featured listings, you will be asked to authorise a PayPal monthly subscription which you can cancel at any time. For featured ads in our what’s on or news pages, 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 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 featured ad you can tell us which page you’d like to be on.  You can ask for your featured ad to be moved to another page at any time.

  • 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 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.

  • 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.

    photo of cute young girl grinning infectiously

    This makes us very happy!


    Please read our testimonials

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