Every year thousands of tots and infants aged 2-7 take part in a special Beep Beep! Day organised by their school, nursery, playgroup or childminder, to help save little lives. It's a great way to engage children with the road safety basics through fun activities, while raising awareness among parents and the wider community about protecting children on roads.
During 2017 each Beep Beep! Day will have a different theme with brand new free and low-cost resources to help you run activities. This means you can run more than one Beep Beep! Day throughout the year and reinforce those important road safety messages. Our confirmed national dates are Wednesday 15 February, 10 May, 27 September and 22 November 2017.
Use the button below to register for free. Everyone who registers will receive a free e-resource pack or for a small fee you can receive our Beep Beep! Day bumper resource pack!
The Bumper Pack contains stickers and certificates for all children taking part, posters to promote your event to parents, a hand print poster for children to learn about holding hands, laminated activity and song cards, a large road map, activity poster with cut-out shapes, and even balloons!
If you have already purchased a bumper pack for a previous event, you can buy a replenishment pack to top up your stickers and certificates. These are just £6.60 ( per 50 children, including VAT) and also include our themed resources for your event. Please call us on 01484 550061 to pay by card or email us for any other method of payment.
You can run your event on a date of your choice, but the confirmed national dates are:
Wednesday 15 February 2017
Children can continue their Valentine activities by showing their 'love’ for safer roads. Resources for this event will help kids explore ways they love to move their bodies by walking, running, pedalling and scooting safely, and the importance of holding hands. Parents can show they have a heart for road safety by understanding how to keep themselves and their loved ones safe on the roads.
Wednesday 10 May 2017
To coincide with the UN’s Global Road Safety Week, this event will help children understand roads and traffic from around the world and how young people in other countries move safely. It helps to inform children how they can keep safe while playing outside during the summer months and watch out for speeding cars. Resources will also help your community campaign for drivers to watch out for children by slowing down.
Wednesday 27 September 2017
It’s back to school, the start of autumn and darker, winter evenings. This event provides an ideal opportunity to focus on the importance of staying visible in the dark and the need for safe places to walk and cycle away from traffic. Resources will make use of the autumnal leaves to make colourful road safety artwork that you can display proudly in your foyer.
Wednesday 22 November 2017
This event is an ideal opportunity to get involved and raise awareness during UK Road Safety Week 2017 (20 – 26 November). Resources will be based on this year’s theme, which will be announced in March.
Running a Beep Beep! Day is also a great way to raise valuable funds for Brake's work, by inviting tots to come along to the day dressed in their brightest clothes in return for a donation to Brake. Funds raised go towards Brake's work supporting families bereaved by road crashes and campaigning for road safety. You can get some great ideas here and look at our fundraising ideas. For more inspiration take a look at what everyone got up to in 2016.
Already got a bumper pack?
If you have already bought a bumper pack and can reuse some of the resources, then why not add to it with our add-on bundle, which includes new resources on one of the four themes, plus extra stickers, certificates and balloons. Order this for just £6.60 (per 50 children and inclusive of VAT) or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
You can also browse our online guides to teaching road safety and campaigning for safer roads locally to help you take action on road safety on any day of the year.
Do you know anyone else who would like to run a Beep Beep! Day? Share our marketing flyer with them!
Once you have run your Beep Beep! Day, please let us know how it went by filling in our online feedback form. Everyone who gives us their valuable feedback will receive a free thank you letter and certificate in the post. If you don’t have time to give us feedback you can still receive your certificate, just drop us a line to let us know your event took place.
You can stay up to date with our work and ways to get involved by signing up for our termly educators' ebulletin.
A huge thank you to our Beep Beep! Day sponsor Churchill.