CHOOSING schools for your children is one of the biggest decisions you make as a parent.

If you've decided the state sector is not for you, then where better to look for a top-class private education than the Daily Echo Independent Schools Show?

The event will be held at Upton House in Poole from 10.30am until 3pm on Saturday October 7 and entry is free of charge.

While all exhibitors are expecting to meet parents, guardians and members of the extended family, they are also keen to meet the children themselves.

A wealth of information will be available for all generations of the family.

But when the children get bored with the finer details, there will be a fabulous climbing wall at the event to keep them entertained.

All visitors will be given two free passes to use the climbing wall, which will be located just outside Upton House.

It will be manned by two operators and there are varying levels of difficulty for visitors to test out their climbing skills. In order to make use of this great activity, visitors will need to pick up their passes as they leave the event.

The climbing wall is just one of the perks available to visitors to the show.

They will also have the chance to win £100 of school outfitter vouchers plus the first 150 people who have pre-registered at will receive a goody bag worth £20 on the day.

See Saturday's Daily Echo for full information.