Toddle About Baby Show, Milton Keynes

Plates and books arranged on a table.

Oh my gosh, how quickly is this year going and how behind am I with content?

Back in the middle of May, I went to a fantastic event in Wolverton (Milton Keynes) – the Toddle About baby show. The ultimate show for expectant parents and parents of little ones, there was so much packed into the Ridgeway Centre. From expert advice and live demos to shopping opportunities and even food and refreshments – I'd never been to one before so had no idea what to expect but wow, what a fantastic experience. In case you missed, I created this reel and I’ll be linking all the suppliers throughout this post, so be sure to check them out!

Entry was free and on arrival, we received a goodie bag containing products from big name brands such as Peppa Pig and Bassetts. The beautiful canvas bags were provided by Bump Start. The exhibition was split into two rooms, and I have to admit we spent most of the time in the smaller area because Alfie was obsessed with the soft play set up by Little Treasures. I think I know what I'll be doing for the little one’s 1st birthday. The set up was so beautiful and as well as soft play, they can set up teepees for parties and sleepovers.

A young boy in yellow and black playing with a toy saxophone.

I managed to do a very quick loop of the man exhibition area and saw the lovely Claire from Robot Reg, while Sounds Fun Resources also had a table, selling their flash cards. Lily Pots at Frosts were showing off their beautiful range of ceramics and I'm so pleased I booked the boys on to create some pieces for Father's Day. I was immediately drawn to the Daddy's BBQ plate and knew it would make a lovely gift. I will definitely be returning to create some baubles for the Christmas tree. I also met Sophie from Baby Sensory and must book on to her classes soon. I never did Baby Sensory with Alfie, but I've heard such good things – the little one is definitely so ready for it now!

It was a warm day and with so many stalls to check out, refreshments were needed and an iced latte from Really Awesome Coffee hit the spot nicely. Alfie had Pepsi Max and a packet of Oreos – and I still have huge regrets about not buying myself a Danish crown… pastries are definitely my weakness!

Coffee cup and tote bag on table.

Another class I need to look into is Mini Mozart. The musical instruments on display were fantastic and Alfie became quite attached to the violin. As a former graded student, I helped him with the positioning and holding of the bow… he was actually quite good at playing it too. I wish I remembered some tunes. Note to self, book these classes and stop putting it off.

One of the highlights was definitely meeting the lovely Kelly from The Mum Club Milton Keynes. She runs monthly brunch events which are fantastic opportunity to meet other mummies and babies and I'm so excited to let you all know I recently went to one of her brunches (at French Affaire in Stony Stratford). I'll have to share it here soon. I'm very much an introvert and as I booked it, I felt little bit of anxiety, but I needn’t have worried because the event was fantastic – the welcome was warm and friendly, the company was lovely and of course, the food and coffees were incredible It was exactly what I needed.

A young boy in a yellow shirt standing in front of a candy bar.

And lastly, all the purchases. I bought the most stunning safari themed height chart for the nursery from Hey Luka and Alfie bought a popcorn and candyfloss combo bucket from Just Because. We also bought a strip of raffle tickets with the money going to the charity Emily’s Star – and I can't believe we won a lovely board book from Rhyming Moments.

It really was a fantastic morning, and I would definitely go to another show as well as recommend it – whether you’re an expectant mum, new mum or even a second/third time mum.

Love, Lucy xx

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