New Items in our shop.
For those unable to browse our site, and do not wish (or are unable) to perform the recommended updates, please note that a simplified text only version will be available, soon after the completion of this site. In the meantime, please do not hesitate to contact us by phone or by email.
Below, you will find our recommended free software to view our site and an increasing number of new sophisticated sites all over the web.
You will probably be using a version of Safari or Firefox and you shouldn't experience any difficulty with the site (but if you do, please let us know).
Internet Explorer »
Firefox users, please note: If you bookmarked the 'View our classes' page and the bookmark opens in the sidebar and not in the main window, do the following:
Go to Bookmarks > Manage Bookmarks... select the bookmark you have just created and choose Properties (blue icon at the top of window); in the Properties box, deselect the checkbox entitled: Load this bookmarks in the sidebar. You are done!
Opera users unfortunately are not so lucky... We would recommend you use a more friendly browser such as Firefox (or if you want Bill to make more money still, Internet Explorer).
The 'Bookmark this page' link, Help notice (and Help link) are only visible if you haven't yet bookmarked the page. You can currently bookmark one local centre only.
You can however edit your bookmarks and create new ones manually. For instance, if you have already bookmarked Weybridge and would like to bookmark Newcastle as well, you would go to your 'Manage Bookmarks...' (Firefox), or 'Organise Favorites...' (IE) and simply create a new bookmark with the following URL http://www.tumbletots.com/Newcastle/
We use Macromedia Flash animations all over the site which require the Flash plug-in (version 6 or higher). You probably have it already installed on your Mac or PC, or you may have already been redirected to the Adobe/Macromedia website. If not, and you notice that some animations are not showing or are not as responsive as they should be, please download the latest Flash plug-in here »
Cookies must be enabled to book a class, use the forms and for other functionalities across the site. If the site is not functioning, please ensure that you have enabled cookies in your browser's preferences or options.Downloading new browsers or plug-ins is FREE, FAST and EASY.
We sometimes make Acrobat PDF documents available for viewing and download. You may need to install a recent Acrobat PDF plug-in in order to view/print them. The Acrobat plug-in can be downloaded here »
Whilst this site is perfectly viewable at a screen resolution of 800x600, it has been optimised for the higher resolution of 1024x768. You shouldn't have to scroll horizontally. If you do not know how to check/change your screen resolution settings, just follow these simple guidelines (PC Windows XP shown here):
it is most likely called display and is under the control panel button which appears when you click on the start button at the bottom left hand corner of your screen.
This pull down box will contain the current colour options available. It will depend on your grahics card and monitor, for best results select the highest option available (16 bit is acceptable but 24 bit or 32 bit is better).
To change your resolution simply slide the bar along to the resolution of your choice and then click the Apply button.
After clicking Apply your screen will resize to the new resolution and you will be presented with a confirm dialogue box, if you are happy with the way your screen looks then simply click Yes, if you would like to try a different resolution click No.
Some of you may have noticed that the type on screen is slightly jagged (See the picture below).
On the left side, the type is smooth, on the right side, it is jagged.
The instruction below applies to PC running Windows XP (although the procedure may be similar with other Microsoft Operating Systems).
Depending on your screen, you may prefer turning strong type smoothing on, or leave it on the standard setting. Here is how to proceed if you would like to test another type smoothing setting: Open the Display control panel as explained earlier. Click on the Appearance tab, click on Effects, ensure the 'Use the following method to smooth edges...' check box is checked. Select 'Clear Type' or 'Standard' depending on what is already selected, close both boxes and see if you like it. You may want to look at some web pages to give yourself an idea.
If you don't like the new setting, repeat the operation and revert to what it was before (probably 'Standard'). You can then curse me for making you waste your time :-)
When you have finished simply close the Display properties box.