Welcome to Barnardos Big Toddle 2023

The Barnardos Big Toddle is a fun half-mile sponsored walk for crèche and pre-school aged children. This year we are very proud to be celebrating 20 years of Big Toddle fun and fundraising.

Over the last 20 years, young children from crèches, childcare groups, pre-schools and families right across the country have raised an incredible €4.46 million in support of Barnardos Early Years services – work that focuses on some of the youngest and most vulnerable children we work with ensuring that they get the best start in life.

The children who take part in Big Toddle each year are pretty special. We celebrate them and what they do with a very special Big Toddle theme we call Big Toddle Little Heroes. We want to shine a spotlight on all the toddling children who take part in communities across Ireland to help raise funds to support other children. They are Barnardos’ youngest fundraisers.

They’re our heroes.

What happens when I sign up?

Step 1

Sign up and we will send your Big Toddle Pack with everything you need to organise your own Toddle event. Your pack contains posters, stickers, hats and a colouring competition.

Step 2

Organise your Toddle! Toddle Time is May and June each year and you can choose when and where you and your little ones take part.

Step 3

Start your fundraising! In your Toddle pack you’ll find a sponsorship envelope for each child in your group so they can gather sponsorship from family and friends. You can also set up an online fundraising page.

Step 4

On the day, set up your route and get ready, steady - toddle!

Get in touch

Please contact our Big Toddle team if you have any questions and you need more information. 
Email: [email protected] 
Phone: 01 453 0355

Help us be there for vulnerable children.

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