tara lever group leader and owner of twinkle stars with top on

Where it Began


My name is Tara and I am the creator and owner of Twinkle Stars Sing & Play.


I live in Banbury, am happily married with two young children myself.


My son and a daughter have a two and a half year age gap and I really struggled to find groups and classes that BOTH my children enjoyed, especially when my daughter was very young. We tried lots of different classes and activities but they all seemed to be too “young” for my son or too rough and tumble for my baby daughter…It got me thinking that perhaps I could come up with a pre-schoolers class that children of ALL pre-school ages would love (especially for those tricky siblings who are not easy to please like my own two)…This is when Twinkle Stars Sing & Play was created.  I come from a Marketing background and have always enjoyed my job but nothing is more rewarding than working for yourself doing something that you really love! Back in August 2015 I put on my first Twinkle Stars Sing & Play class at St. Francis Church Hall in Banbury.

I was incredibly nervous but I loved it from the second I started… I have learnt lots of lessons and my classes have naturally evolved along the way. Following on from the success of my St. Francis class, I opened my second class in Bodicote just six months later. Fast forward to now and I have been able to leave my Marketing role to concentrate on Twinkle Stars Sing & Play exclusively. 


I had planned to start offering party entertainment after finding my feet with my weekly class but I soon had my first enquiry after only one class – I entertained at the little boy’s fifth birthday soon after and this was the first of many parties... Funnily enough, I have recently been contacted by the same family to entertain at another party.


I came up with the soft play hire idea recently as a fantastic alternative to a musical party (or you could have both together). My son had a small amount of soft play equipment at his birthday party and the children absolutely loved it and it just seemed to be a natural progression to the business.


Twinkle Stars Sing & Play has grown so much already and I feel incredibly lucky to have had so much support and positivity. I absolutely love what I do and am so excited for the future with lots more to come!

"A really lovely group. Very relaxed and you are always made to feel very welcome. Both my girls love it and Tara is great with the children."