Executive Director UNICEF-UK
Catherine Cottrell

Mother of boys aged 10 & 8yrs

“My boys loved meeting new children, it definitely was confidence building, they both loved it!”

'My husband and I had a weekend commitment that we couldn't take the boys to and I was very keen that they had a special day, VIP Trips For Kids delivered! I was very confident to use Trips For Kids having used the professional childcare services of their founder, Tracy Whittington, extensively. Apart from my confidence in Tracy, the programme of activity was just the type of things the boys like to do. I knew Tracy would help everyone get along. One of my boys is less keen on spending time with new children but I know this is a good skill for him to learn and meeting new people is what both my boys enjoyed most about the day. It was nice for them to spend more time with girls and it definitely helped build their confidence. I like the boys to be active but one of my boys isn't interested in traditional sports so this was a great way to get them active and always good for them to get time away from devices! Learning to solve problems together is a great skill. It's a fun day out, well organised where your children get to be comfortable in new skills and people in a safe environment where they are positively guided in negotiation and well cared for. Definitely too busy to miss me!'

Executive Vice President The Points Guy-US
Nathan Richardson

Father of twins aged 5yrs

“Wow-Tracy is a super star. She organized the most brilliant vacation tour for my twins, with a nanny that left them teary eyed!”

'I was in London for work not for play meant that I needed my team in place to handle the kids from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. and I wasn’t traveling with my nanny. After some careful research and due diligence, I was introduced to Tracy Whittington from VIP Trips for Kids. The company offers a variety of itineraries for different ages. Tracy was thoughtful and thorough in preparing an itinerary that worked for me, professional in collecting all the necessary emergency forms and spot-on in identifying a wonderful nanny (Georgia) for my kids. Tracy had advance deployed a bag of board games to the hotel along with the tickets, forms and instructions for Georgia at our hotel. Georgia and my twins managed to hit the Victoria and Albert Museum, Tate Britain and National Portrait Gallery in addition to undertaking a scavenger hunt in Trafalgar Square. They also enjoyed the SeaLife and Shrek's adventure. In each cultural spot, Georgia worked with the kids to undertake a writing or drawing exercise and in each “fun spot,” the kids managed to exhaust themselves. By the time I was finished with my workweek, my kids had seen parts of London that were news to me. We made sure that the school absence wasn’t such a bad thing. Combining my business trip with an educational vacation for my kids worked out better than I had imagined. We were lucky to find the right people to care for my kids and they truly enjoyed their tour of London'

Interior Designer Freelancer-KZ
Marina Amelina

Mother of girl aged 8yrs

“I had every faith VIP Trips For Kids would provide my daughter with a fun and educational and memorable week!”

'I visited London to attend the Giles International School for my English Language course. I had been recommended VIP Trips For Kids by a friend who'd used the service on her recent visit to London and I had every faith Trips For Kids would provide my daughter with a fun, educational and memorable week. My daughter had such an amazing time that I booked her in for another week and several days throughout my stay throughout the month I was in London. My daughter made new friends, improved her English and very noticeably became less self-conscious and a sociable girl. The cost was amazing and would have been double the price if I were to hire a private nanny, pay for the entrance fees travel to the attractions and lunch for both my child and nanny. I would highly recommend VIP Trips For Kids to anyone visiting London!'

Director & Founder VAVAVOOM-UK
Joanna Conway

Mother of girls aged 7 & 9 yrs

“In my view, VIP Trips For kids beats any other form of childcare! My girls were educated whilst having fun”

'I was moving house and wanted my kids to have a fun day out instead of a stressful move! The professional approach by Trips For Kids was really reassuring, every detail was considered and organised without me having to worry about a thing. The fun-packed itinerary was attractive and I loved the fact that it was a mixed group of age and sex as my girls need to mix more with older children. They spend so much time together normally so it bought them both out of their comfort zones. My girls loved having the opportunity to hang out with a group of other kids and no parents! Freya loved the bowling as she’s really competitive and Lola enjoyed the freedom of the amusement arcades. They both get nervous in new environments with children they don’t know but having to just muck in really developed their personal and social skills. As a result of using the Trips For Kids service, my girls gained independence, confidence and social adaptability. I would definitely recommend VIP Trips For kids to anyone as you can be safe in the knowledge that your children are cared for in the best environment possible. It beats any other form of childcare in my view as they’re being educated whilst gaining both physical and social skills. Plus it’s fun!'