Establishments across east London and Essex have been named award winners under the Mum's guide to Romford 2023.

Mum's guide to Romford, a branch of a parents group established in 2012, announced its award winners on Facebook, after almost 8,000 votes were cast.

Categories included Best Activity Class, Best Local Independent Business and Best Family Attraction, and the winners can be seen here.

"Congratulations to all of the winners and runners-up and also to all the businesses who made it as finalists," it was announced on their website.

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"It is great to see local businesses being so well supported in our community."

1. Best Activity Class or Group for Under 5s

Winner: Hartbeeps Romford in Hornchurch & Upminster

Runner-up: Fairytale Tots in Upminster

2. Best Activity Class or Group for School-age Children

Winner: Romford District Scouts

Runner-up: The Outdoors Project Havering

3. Best Holiday Club or Class

Winner: The Outdoors Project Havering

Runner-up: Essex After School Club in Hornchurch

4. Best Pre/Post-natal Support Service

Winner: Basking Babies Romford

Runner-up: Latch On Havering - Breastfeeding Support

5. Best Lifestyle Service for Parents

Winner: The Babybank HQ Havering

Runner-up: The Mum Club Havering

6. Best Party and Celebrations Provider

Winner: Old Macdonald's Farm & Fun Park in Brentwood

Runner-up: Hartbeeps Romford in Hornchurch & Upminster

7. Most Family Friendly Cafe/Restaurant/Pub

Winner: Eastbrookend Country Park Tea Room in Dagenham

Runner-up: Scrums Cranham

8. Best Local Event

Winner: Havering Christmas Land in Hornchurch

Runner-up: Visit Santa at Romford Shopping Hall

9. Best Local Independent Business

Winner: Maa Eyecare in Upminster

Runner-up: Eastbrookend Country Park Tea Room in Dagenham

10. Best Family Attraction

Winner: Hopefield Animal Sanctuary in Brentwood

Runner-up: Stubbers Adventure Centre in Upminster

The Mum's guide to Romford lists hundreds of activities to try with children, according to its website.

It is part of the Mum's Guide to Limited, which began in 2012, set up by four mums from Harpenden.