Twin Towns from Stranolar beat off stiff competition to be crowned Donegal – Crèche of the Year in the 2016 Families First Awards. The awards are designed to thank and acknowledge those people and products local families couldn’t be without on a daily basis.
The creche was nominated for the award by many, including Gavin Herron who said it was a great setting: “Inside and out looks great amazing staff and happy children”.
Emma Watson said she was delighted with the nomination.
The Families First Awards, which took place in Jacksons Hotel, Ballybofey earlier this month, celebrate the wonderful people, products and services that come together to make our family lives that little bit easier or more enjoyable.
The sell out event saw almost 400 guests attend to support a loved one or to battle it out to be crowned a family winner on the night.
Ann King, Event Organiser was delighted with the turn out and support.
“The Families First Awards event is now into it’s third year, but this is its first in Donegal. We’ve been overwhelmed by support and enthusiasm for both the people section and the products and services section of the awards – with literally hundreds of nominations and thousands of votes cast over the past few months it’s obvious to us that there are a lot of very happy family’s I who are exceptionally grateful for the people they have in their lives and the products or services that get them through each day. Many of the categories which were voted for by the public were really so close to call and it came right down to the wire on a few of them – It was very exciting and we’d like to congratulate those that won and took home the award on the night, but also those who didn’t win an award – you are all invaluable and winners in our eyes.”
Products & Service Awards:
Best Family Restaurant
Kelly’s American roadside Diner Mountain Top Donegal
Finalist Mr, Waffle, Newcastle, Co. Galway.
Best Family Hotel West
Hotel Westport Westport.
Best family Hotel, North West Jacksons Hotel, Bally bofey, Co. Galway.
Best Family Day Out
Eagles Flying, Ballymote Co. Galway.
Finalists Castle Adventure Open Farm Ballymote, Co. Sligo
Finalists Jungle NI, Londonderry.
Finalists Lurgy Brack Farm, Letterkenny
Best Activity Provider
Winner Krazy Karts,
Finalists Cooley equestrian Centre, Moville Co. Donegal
Finalists Great Escape Rooms, Galway
Best Soft Play Area
Winner Little Climbers, Carndonagh, Co. Donegal
Finalists Play Shed, Londonderry.
Finalists Treasure Island, Galway.
Centre of Excellence in Childcare.
Best Day Nursery North.
Winner Happy Days Community childcare Ballymoney
Highly Commended Happy Days, Magherafelt
Finalist Stepping Stones, Londonderry.
Finalist Kidzs Montessori, Londonderry
Finalists Wee Bears, Londonderry.
Best Crèche Donegal, including Donegal North
Winner TT Childcare, Stranrolar Donegal.
Winner Bizzy Bees, Rooskey Clonmany Donegal.
Highly Commended Kid Kare crèche and Montessori, Donegal.
Finalists Shinning Stars, Montessori, Letterkenny.
Finalsits Little Dreamers, Letterkenny.