If you have children and live in the UK then you may be interested in a free app that has just been launched in July 2016 – Club Hub UK. This app helps to locate children’s clubs and activities around the UK, covering a wide range of interests, ages and locations. I caught up with founder, Tessa Robinson, to find out more … Hi Tessa…
Hiya! I’m Tessa and I’ve created an app called Club Hub UK – a free app to locate children’s clubs and activities around the UK.
What was the inspiration behind the setting up of Club Hub UK?
What inspired me to create Club Hub U.K ? Well I guess it was creating my own kids club. I found it difficult to advertise it in the local community as local magazines had high rates of publishing and I just didn’t have the income at the time to pay for it.
There are quite a few websites about advertising various children’s activities, so what makes the Club Hub UK app so appealing?
Yes I know there are lots of competition in this area but I have heard from parents that it can still be a confusing and long process that can be made a lot simpler. Also is available to the whole of the U.K rather than just London.
So how can a company or club register their interest in appearing on the app?
A company or club is able to simply enter their details into the app and with admin permission become live on the app within 24 hours.
What type of clubs/activities are featured?
All clubs and activities are featured – anything that will help people to venture their children away from their tablets and gaming devices.
As you are based in the UK, have you any plans to extend globally in the future?
Yes I am based in the U.K but I really do hope the app will become successful and help people around the world in the future.
You run your own club – “Tessa’s Jazz Hands” – what was the inspiration behind setting up your own club? What do you enjoy most about running a children’s club?
I trained at a drama school in Beckenham studying musical theatre. When I graduated I found I had a lot of time on my hands, not getting as much acting work as I had hoped for. I always loved working with kids so when I turned twenty one, I was able to hire a local hall out and start my musical theatre club. I enjoy helping children gain confidence: many of the children that come are very timid and shy but after about a month they are able to sing a solo and perform to their parents without feeling self conscious.
Personal now – what outfits and shoes would you normally be found wearing?
Outfits ummmm something comfortable as I do end up dancing if I hear music. Probably leggings and a flowing top with high top trainers.
Do you have any favourite shops or online sites?
Favourite shop would have to be H&M, although I do like to get a nice top or dress from Miss Selfridge or River Island.
What’s next on your clothes/shoe wishlist?
Dresses, every time! I had to get a new wardrobe recently as I was buying too many dresses. Oops!
Boots or Shoes?
Shoes, definitely! High tops trainers are my favourite though, as they are the easiest to dance in. Although I do have a lovely pair of high heel boots I wear out to every party.
Links you would like to share so that readers can find out more about Club Hub UK
Thank you for chatting to us and I wish you much success with the app – it’s a fab idea and I’m sure it will be popular. Dear readers, what activities do your children/ grandchildren enjoy away from the computer/gaming world? My young sons enjoy den building, skateboarding, cycling – and recently my youngest son has been enjoying the delights of rock climbing/climbing walls/abseiling …. his hero is Bear Grylls.
All photos have been published with kind permission of Tessa Robinson.