The Best Start Baby & Toddler Show are delighted with the success of their third baby & toddler show.
Over 500 new and expectant parents passed through the doors of the Shay Stadium on Sunday morning (4th October) to attend the free show, keen to find out more about the local businesses and services available to them in local area.
They were greeted with a free reusable goody bag, sponsored by The Ark Nursery, which contained a number of fantastic free samples, including two free magazines and Weleda baby skincare samples.
The 29 exhibitors included Nest Photography, Tania Elisabeth Photography swimming lessons from Water babies , hand massage from Saks Beauty to gorgeous toys and gifts from Lindley based Magicbox Toy Shop and Kes Silver Jewellery.
A full timetable of events provided parents and their little ones with an opportunity to try classes for free including Jo Jingles , baby ballet, Rhythm Time & Lingo tots and a series of talks gave valuable information including one on home births and baby massage and a free exercise class from Buggy 4 Fitness.
Andrea, who owns The Best Start, a local business that provides courses, workshop and a local magazine came up with the idea of holding a baby and toddler show three years ago and it’s now become an annual event. “We have received some really positive feedback from the families who attended the show, and from the local businesses who exhibited at the event, it was a fantastic day.
Peppa Pig and Jo Jingles helped local children to draw the raffle this year and we raised £183 for Forget Me Not Children’s Hospice.’