Parade your finest ’fits of feathers, beads and glitter at the 2024 Midnight Moon Awards!

On Saturday 9 November, Banana Moon are bringing Mardi Gras to Coventry Building Society Arena for a night of incredible food, vibrant entertainment and the main event: our awards! Secure your early-bird tickets by the end of June to get a reduced rate of £70.

Master of the ceremonies and king of the parade floats is Moon – join him as he jubilantly leads you through the procession party. Get ready to shake those tailfeathers and dance the night away as you relish in the captivating carnival spirit.

We’ve included the 2024 award criteria below so you know exactly what we’ll be looking for! We’ll be reviewing each nursery based on the following criteria from now through to the event in November – that gives you plenty of time to make sure you’re in the running for these highly coveted awards, so keep dancing to the right rhythm!

There are ten categories in total – if you want to claim a glittering prize, read the article below to discover exactly what you need to do to stand out from the crowd for 2024.

Tickets are now live – you can secure four free tickets per nursery, with additional tickets being £70 until 30th June (and £80 thereafter). Ticket sales will close on 28th September. Don’t miss this special early-bird rate!

It’s time to masquerade… We’ll catch you at the carnival!


Take a look at the 2024 award categories and criteria below.

We are excited to announce that following your feedback, we have created four new categories for Midnight Moon 2024:

Excellence in Additional Needs
Apprentice of the Year
Community Champion
Culinary Star of the Year

This means that your nursery will now have a total of TEN awards to aim for.

Click ‘View criteria’ to learn what we expect of our upcoming winners!

Social Media User of the Year

Nursery Management Team of the Year

Franchisee of the Year

Early Years Professional of the Year

Over the Moon Award

Nursery of the Year

Community Champion

Excellence in Additional Needs

Apprentice of the Year

Culinary Star of the Year


Since 2005, Coventry Building Society Arena has been a hub for entertainment, sport and business.

The arena has a range of facilities available for a wide range of functions, from state-of-the-art conference rooms to live music and sports venues, and it’s also importantly home to Coventry City Football Club.

Situated in the heart of the Midlands, it’s easily accessible by car and train.

By rail – Coventry Arena train station is located within walking distance of Coventry Building Society Arena (approx. 5 mins). Coventry station is located six miles away in the city centre and it’s roughly a 10- to 15-minute taxi drive from there. The arena is also reachable in only 55 minutes by train from London Euston station.

By car – There will be free car parking available on site for those that wish to drive. Use postcode CV6 6AQ to get there.


Below are a number of hotels to suit all budgets. All options are within close proximity of Coventry Building Society Arena.

DoubleTree by Hilton CBS Arena |   On Site  |  We have secured a preferential rate at this hotel, please use the code 0911DA when booking, or follow this direct link.
Days Inn Corley  |  8 minute drive
Premier Inn Coventry City Centre  |  11 minute drive
Hotel Indigo  |  14 minute drive
Travelodge  |  15 minute drive
Ramada Hotel  |  15 minute drive


Will there be a seating plan?

Yes, there will be a seating plan and we will do our best to accommodate nursery teams to be sat together.

What is the dress code?

Colourful and classy! Check out the theme and go for it!

Will I need money?

A drinks reception and table drinks will be provided, however if you would like further refreshments, a cash bar will be available.