Are We Nearly There

WordPress design for venue listings operation with comprehensive search, news and events.

About

Arewenearlythere.uk was created by a fun-loving group of mums, dads and grandparents who regularly move around the UK. Every time that they settle in a new area, it takes a while to find out where the best places are for family days out and baby and toddler groups.  The aim is to have an adult friendly resource dedicated to finding and reviewing things to do with your family that is driven by reviews from like-minded people with children.

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The Challenge

Are we nearly there is a brand new business offering completely independent listings for days out for kids.  The objective is to create a WordPress website and branding that details all activities available to children in the UK and Ireland.  This includes offering visitors the option to rate and review venues and to post new venues and articles.  People can simply find their ideal day out and review it for others to see.

The new web design should be unique in appearance and appeal to kids and parents alike.  The design and feel should be attractive to the target market whilst being clear that it is a website for children’s activities. Clean, easy to use and navigate yet attractive design. It was important that text be broken up by pictures/videos etc. No big blocks of text and that star ratings appear for venues.

The Solution

As kids I remember asking Dad if we were nearly there a million times, so the name of this site will resonate with everyone.

The logo design with the hand written font works well for this type of website design. I chose the Cabin Sketch font for the titles and logo, it is a casual and friendly font, perfect for this site   The signpost seemed obvious to me as it is all about reaching destinations and the colours are appealing.  The colours are young but not too kiddy, designed to appeal to the target market.  I also created other icons and images to match the main logo including the circus tent, stars and megaphone.

This custom WordPress design is a directory listing of places to go with the kids in the UK.  Currently there are around 10,000 listings, so the filtered search is a must.  Categories include locations, age groups and type of venue.  So it is easy to quickly find what you are looking for.  Visitors can also search on a map.

Visitors are able to give venues a five-star rating and write reviews. The most popular venues are displayed on the home page along with featured article, news and featured venues.  There is also space for advertising throughout the site.

Built on WordPress, it is very easy to register and to review venues, you can even win prizes when you write reviews and submit a blog post if you fancy yourself as a writer.

In Brief

  • Bespoke website design
  • WordPress theme design
  • Custom graphics including logo design, icons and buttons
  • Directory Listing website – Venues, star ratings and reviews
  • Category search by location, age group or venue
  • Map search
  • Advertising to attract paid advertisers
  • Social Media Sharing | Social media links | Newsletter sign up

Thank you for your work, the design is really professional and absolutely to brief. I’m getting a lot of compliments on your design! The site looks really good.

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