Apply for a Blue badge

To apply for a Blue badge you must:

  • Be between 6 – 15 years old
  • Ask your parent or guardian for permission and ask them to read the Privacy Notice at the bottom of this page
  • Please send us a creative contribution to earn your badge. This could be a poem, a story, some artwork, a model, a recipe, a suggestion for the show, or an interesting letter telling us about something you have done linked to your hobbies and interests
  • Also include: your full name, your date of birth, your home postal address and postcode (not your school address)
  • Post it to Blue Peter with the correct stamp on it (you'll need a 'large letter' stamp if sending an A4, or to pay for parcel postage if bigger than a letter)

Send your application letter and any other materials to the following address:

Blue Peter

MediaCityUK

Salford

M50 2BH

Need inspiration?

Why not check out the badge wall segment live on Blue Peter (Thursdays, 5:30pm on CBBC), catch up on BBC iPlayer OR visit the ‘Post of the Week’ page.

What happens when I've sent my application?

Thousands of children apply for badges each year and it can take up to 10 weeks for your badge to arrive, so please be patient! If you have any further questions, check out our badge Q&A pages.

My badge arrived! How do I use it?

When you receive your Blue Peter badge, check the letter that came with it. If we have everything we need, the letter will confirm that your Blue Peter badge ID card will be arriving in the near future.

If your letter asks you to register your details please fill in the badge card form (the badge card is an ID card we ask badge holders to use with their badge to enter badge attractions).

You will need the badge ID card to gain free entry to any of the 200 attractions listed on our website!

Please note: Current UK government advice advises everyone to stay at home and so for the time being, you will not be able to visit Blue Peter Badge attractions.

Where can I get free entry with my badge?

There are over 200 attractions in the UK that give you free entry as a Blue Peter badge holder. 

You can browse the attractions here.

Make sure a parent or guardian reads the terms and conditions!

Which badge should I go for next?

Once you have a Blue badge, you can apply for a Silver! Or try this quiz. Can you collect all the badges?

We collect information on how quizzes are used so we can make them even better. Find out more

BBC Privacy Notice

Your trust is very important to us. We are committed to protecting the privacy and security of your personal information.

It is important that you read this notice so that you are aware of how and why we are using such information. This privacy notice describes how we collect and use personal information about you during and after your relationship with us, in accordance with data protection law.

Additional information can be found in the BBC’s Privacy Policy. Where there is inconsistency between those documents and this notice, this notice shall prevail. You can find out more about your information and privacy here.

What will we collect and how will we use it?

The BBC will collect and process the personal information that you have provided to us about yourself and your child by submitting your application including your child’s name, age, date of birth, address and a contact telephone number.

We rely on your consent to process your personal information. You may withdraw your consent at any time by contacting bluepeter@bbc.co.uk or by writing to: BLUE PETER, MEDIACITYUK, SALFORD, M50 2BH.

Retaining your personal information

The BBC will retain you and your child's personal information until they are 16 and a half years old.

Sharing your information

If your child is successful and is awarded a badge, their name might be disclosed to the public. Their first name, age and their work may appear on the show or website.

The BBC process your (and your child’s) personal data such as name, date of birth, telephone number and address for the purposes of administering the badge awarding process. The BBC will share the personal data with a third party (Print.UK.com) to process the Blue Peter badge card which is needed (together with the badge) to gain free entry into Blue Peter Badge Attractions. Print.UK.com will store the data in accordance with the BBC’s instructions and will delete it once the Badge Card has been produced.

Your rights and more information

If you have any questions about how the BBC handles your personal information, or you wish to find out about your rights, please visit the BBC’s Privacy and Cookies Policy. You will also be able to find out more information about how the BBC processes your information and how you can contact the BBC’s Data Protection Officer.

If you raise a complaint with the BBC about the way it has handled your personal information and you are dissatisfied with the BBC’s response, you are entitled to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority. In the UK, the supervisory authority is the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO), which can be contacted at: https://ico.org.uk/concerns

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