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Halloween-themed fun run for Sussex families affected by cancer

Drusillas Park near Alfriston are calling all monsters and mummies, ghosts and ghouls, witches and werewolves to join their wicked new virtual race for 2021 – The Monster Dash – to help raise vital awareness and funds for incredible local charity, Wolo.

Wolo Foundation, founded in 2020 by husband and wife team Justin and Fler Wright, offers practical help and support to families affected by cancer living in Sussex. The services are provided by local businesses, helping the community come together for families in need. And anyone can help Wolo continue providing this amazing support by taking part in The Monster Dash virtually this half term.

Can you bolt like the boogeyman, zoom like a zombie, or skedaddle like a skeleton? It’s up to you how you complete the Monster Dash – walk, run, creep or crawl, so long as you bring your fiercest fancy dress!

Deputy Managing Director, Cassie Poland, spoke about the event; “Wolo were such an easy choice for our charity of the year; they are local, they are passionate, they have an incredible story to tell, and they are making such a difference to the lives of those going through the hardest of times.”

“As Wolo work with families with children under 16, we wanted to make sure our virtual race was accessible to all,” continued Cassie “so no one should feel they have to accomplish a gruelling athletic feat to take part! Choose a distance and take it at your own pace, it’s about fun and coming together as a community in a moment of recognition and support for those families affected by cancer – and raising as much as we can for them all.”

Cassie continues; “Our visitors love getting into the spirit of Halloween and each year come up with some fangtastic costumes, so this is a fun excuse to wear them more than once over half term whilst fundraising – we can’t wait to see photos of zombies crawling along the seafront, or witches in the woods!”

To take part in Monster Dash, all participants need to do is complete a 2.5k, 5k or 10k distance, whilst dressed in a creepy costume, during Drusillas’ Shriek Week 23rd-31st October.

The event is virtual so participants don’t need to visit the Park, and don’t have to complete their distance all in one go; you could spread it out over the week, as long as you complete it by midnight on Halloween. Drusillas suggest a minimum donation of £5 per participant which can be donated via the event’s JustGiving page.

Wolo – which stands for We Only Live Once – was started after founder Fler received a shock cancer diagnosis in 2018. Fler speaks about her experience on the charity’s website “I was diagnosed with breast cancer out of the blue at age 38, and with 3 young children to care and provide for, life was hard. We found out the hard way that there wasn’t much help out there for families like ours.”

“We want to be able to help families going through similar experiences. Wolo stands for ‘we only live once’ and is the perfect way to describe our ethos – to make the most of each day… life is a blessing and we need to enjoy it doing the things we love, with the ones we love.”

To sign up for The Monster Dash, head to Drusillas’ website, choose your distance and start planning your outfits! @Drusillas_The Monster Dash

If your family, or a family you know, has been affected by cancer and you would like to find out about the support Wolo can offer, please visit their website wolofoundation.org.

Located just off the A27 in Alfriston, Drusillas Park is open daily from 10am. For more information please telephone 01323 874100 or visit www.drusillas.co.uk

Organix’s Top Tips on How to go Organic for Less

Organix is passionate about giving little ones the best start in life. We know how important first tastes are in laying a healthy framework for children, to last the rest of their lives. And first tastes are key in developing their precious palates. We also know that the world of food can be a minefield for new parents who want nothing but the best for their little ones, whilst also choosing the best that the planet has to offer.

So we’ve put together a guide, to help steer parents in the right direction when choosing what’s both good for the planet, AND good for you. This includes striving to eat foods that follow the seasons (avoiding unnecessary air or freight miles in the process), and ways to eat organically without breaking the bank.

Following the seasons

Want strawberries in winter? Or a bunch of asparagus in autumn? The British growing season for these products might be short, but as consumers, we can get hold of pretty much anything we want, 365 days a year, from all major supermarkets, who can provide produce from all four corners of the earth at what seem like reasonable prices. But there is a price to our planet.

We’ve grown accustomed to having whatever food we want, no matter what time of year. And getting out-of-season produce to the UK means flying it in, and whether it’s blueberries from Peru, or green beans from Kenya, the air miles are huge. Food that travels far is also often wrapped in a lot of plastic packaging to avoid it being damaged in transit.

In addition, pesticides and fertilisers or energy intensive heated greenhouses are sometimes used to force crops to grow beyond their natural cycle to be available year-round. Pesticides are not only known to be a key driver of insect and bee decline, but they can also leave a residue on the fruit and veg, even after washing.

What are the benefits of eating seasonally?

Eating seasonally means eating foods that are naturally ready to harvest at the same time of year that you are eating them. And seasonal eating, rather than just relying on it being locally grown, is key. [See below for a list of in season fruits & veggies]

A salad box might be locally grown, but if it has been grown under plastic, it will have required heating, lighting and artificial pesticides to flourish, leaving a negative footprint on our planet.

Produce that is grown seasonally are also often more affordable, as they haven’t had to be imported, and are more readily available during that month. Buying directly from a farm shop or a fruit & veg box scheme can be a great way to help you munch month by month.

Protect the planet, eat organic!

Seasonal eating is one way of reducing your environmental impact. Eating organic is another.
In fact, eating organic has many wonderful benefits; it’s good for us, the planet, wildlife and animals. And research shows that organic crops are of a much higher nutritional quality than their non organic equivalents [Newcastle University research for British Journal of Nutrition 2014]. It has also shown that eating organic foods can lead to an increased intake of antioxidants – which are nutritionally very beneficial.

What’s more, no herbicides are used in organic farming, which also includes virtually no pesticides. This majorly reduces the effect on British wildlife as well as reducing pollution to our soils, waterways and air. So by choosing organic over intensive farming conditions it provides more suitable habitats for wildlife such as insects including bees which are crucial for pollination!

Our guide to eating organic without breaking the bank!

Many parents see eating organic produce as a luxury that can be difficult to justify when it is at risk of being refused at the dinner table and meals can end up in the bin.

But it doesn’t have to be the case. When it comes to fresh fruits and vegetables, organic foods often taste better. Try a taste test between an organic carrot and non organic supermarket carrot, we bet you’ll notice a difference!

10 simple hacks to get organic food for less

We’ve put together these top ten simple hacks to get organic food for less, to help you navigate your way to a healthier, organic based diet for less than you might think:

  1. Check prices – you may be surprised to find that some organic items cost the same or similar to non-organic, especially supermarket’s own brand ranges
  2. Start small – just add 1 or 2 organic items to your shopping basket, such as essentials like onions, carrots, potatoes and bananas
  3. Choose the ‘Dirty Dozen’ –  These are the fruits and veg that are known to have the highest amount of pesticide residue left on the skin once it has been washed and prepared, when grown on a non-organic farm. Strawberries, lemons and pre packed salad are top of the list!
  4. Grow your own – a money saving and intensely satisfying way to access organic produce, which tastes infinitely better than anything you buy in the shops! Plants can be grown using a good compost free of chemicals on windowsills, window boxes, in a raised bed, in your garden or at an allotment
  5. Don’t forget your freezer – organic items can be frozen as soon as you get home, which not only means you can prolong their shelf life and stop them heading to the landfill, which means you’re helping reduce food waste too!
  6. Sign up for a box scheme – organic box schemes provide a cost efficient way to access organic fruit and veg for less
  7. Don’t overbuy – buy herbs, chillies, lemons and spices, and other foods loose so you don’t over buy as this saves money and reduces food waste
  8. Use more vegetables and pulses – good quality organic meat and fish usually cost more, so introducing a few more vegetarian meals into your family menu can help save you money
  9. Buy dried, tinned and frozen organic foods as well as fresh – they’re often cheaper, last longer and can be just as good for you
  10. Look out for special offers – you can often find some real bargains on fresh organic fruit and vegetables which are close to their recommended use-by date – they’ll be perfect for making homemade smoothies and soups.

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Seasonally grow Fruits & Veggies in the UK in September:
Aubergine, Beetroot, Blackberries, Broccoli, Brussels Sprouts, Butternut Squash, Carrots, Cauliflower, Celery, Courgettes, Chicory, Chillies, Cucumber, Damsons, Garlic, Kale, Kohlrabi, Leeks, Lettuce, Mangetout, Marrow, Onions, Parsnips, Pears, Peas, Peppers, Plums, Potatoes, Pumpkin, Radishes, Raspberries, Red Cabbage, Rhubarb, Rocket, Runner Beans, Samphire, Sorrel, Spinach, Spring Greens, Spring Onions, Strawberries, Summer Squash, Sweetcorn, Sweetheart Cabbage, Swiss Chard, Tomatoes, Turnips, Watercress, Wild Mushrooms, White Cabbage.

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Get ready for a Fa-BOO-lous Shriek Week at Drusillas this half term!

Looking for some of the best family-friendly Halloween events in Sussex? Shriek Week at Drusillas Park (23rd-31st October) is the perfect place to bring the kids for a fun-filled, ooky spooky day out in Sussex!

Drusillas Park, located between Brighton and Eastbourne, always conjures up oodles of eerie excitement and seasonal surprises to keep little horrors half term happy, and this year they’ve been dying to announce their annual Shriek Week is set to be bigger and better than ever.

Visitors during October half term can expect live action thrills such as Haunted Heights – Drusillas’ haunted house experience, Mummy Mayhem – a spooky takeover of the Park’s adventure maze, and the Sugar Skull Witch – a new addition for 2021.

Deputy Managing Director, Ollie Smith, commented on the upcoming event: “Shriek Week last year was sandwiched between two national lockdowns, and we weren’t able to offer all our visitor favourites such as Haunted Heights, so we are thrilled to be back in full frightening force this year – with even more awful offerings!”

“The whole Park is going to be draped in devilish décor, so there are endless photo opportunities” continued Ollie, “and our live action characters are back for those hilarious jump scares, including our new Sugar Skull Witch; a wickedly stylish character who travels via a hidden hoverboard, so will be quite literally floating around the Park!”

The visitor attraction has confirmed that curious kids can scuttle along to the Discovery Centre for some creepy crawly encounters and meet some amazing mini monsters. Drusillas’ education hub will be swarming with all manner of weird insects including cockroaches, millipedes, mealworms, locusts, and an Asian forest scorpion! Experts from their Zoo team will be available to answer everyone’s burning bug questions.

Parents can also transform their little angels into monsters at the petrifying parlour, with their selection of terrible tattoos and freaky face paint designs.

Ollie continued: “We take great care in planning events that are suitable for little ones, but still exciting for the rest of the family. Over the years we’ve perfected that family-friendly Halloween ambiance and invite visitors of all ages to enjoy a truly frightful visit! Well you know what they say… if you’ve got it, haunt it!”

Drusillas will be running a fancy dress competition for the best dressed during Shriek Week, with the chance to win a family ticket for four. Participants are asked to take a photo in costume somewhere at the Park and either email your entry to [email protected] or post it to Instagram and tag @drusillaspark with the hashtag #shriekweek. The lucky winner will be announced on 1st November.

Full details on Drusillas’ Halloween Shriek Week can be found on their website. Located just off the A27 in Alfriston, Drusillas Park is open daily from 10am. For more information please telephone 01323 874100 or visit www.drusillas.co.uk

Charlotte Stirling- Reed teams up with leading nursery caterers Zebedees campaigning for healthier food in UK nurseries

Sunday Times Bestseller and Joe Wicks’ go-to baby & child nutritionist, Charlotte Stirling – Reed, has joined nursery-catering company, Zebedees, as part of their campaign for healthier food within all nurseries throughout the UK.

Charlotte, founder of SR Nutrition consultancy practice, will be working exclusively with Zebedees to collaborate on menu development and to help raise awareness of the importance of healthy infant nutrition. Zebedees deliver lunchtime meals to nurseries, created from scratch and freshly cooked each morning, arriving hot and ready to serve.

Charlotte Stirling – Reed said, “I’ve always wanted to team up with a nursery meal provider as I feel that I can be a helpful influence on what is going onto hundreds of little ones’ plates this way. I’m so pleased to be on board working with the team at Zebedees. I think they do a fantastic job as it is and I’m excited to get stuck in with Zebedees, supporting their menus and raising awareness of the importance of nursery food for young children.  Watch this space for lots of exciting work that will hopefully help us change the status quo when it comes to nursery food provision!” 

Children in full-time childcare can receive up to 90% of their daily food intake at nursery, so it is vitally important that children are offered balanced meals throughout the day when they are attending their childcare setting.

Director at Zebedees, Philip Oates says, ‘We have always promoted nutrition for children within nurseries and it is widely recognised that developing healthy eating habits in the Early Years is crucial, impacting on growth, development, behaviour and academic performance later in life. Developing a love for a wide range of foods in the early years sets the foundations for a balanced diet in adulthood. Yet, current guidance often falls short of parent expectations, particularly when it comes to desserts and we are currently reviewing our own pudding policy with Charlotte. We really want to help nurseries go above and beyond the current requirements and know that Charlotte is exactly the right person to help us do this.’

Philip Oates and Steve Parsons, recognised early on that many nurseries were struggling to provide balanced and hot lunchtime meals, largely due to limited kitchen space and time. In 1998 they set up Zebedees for delivery of lunchtime meals to nurseries, created from scratch and freshly cooked each morning, arriving hot and ready to serve. They have since grown their menu range to include a choice of hot or cold afternoon teas and other optional extras such as fruit boxes and salad boxes and meals for young babies from 6 months.

NSPCC wants children in Sussex to get a Lidl muddy and help keep children safe

Children’s charity the NSPCC is looking for children with a fondness for getting mucky to sign up to the Lidl Mudder challenge which takes place on 18 and 19 September at Holmbush Estate, Crawley Road, Faygate, West Sussex, RH12 4SE.

Lidl Mudder is a one-mile course packed full of obstacles for kids aged 5-12. There’s a laser maze, a mini Everest and monkey swing – it’s a great opportunity to get a Lidl muddy and make memories, all for a good cause!

Lidl Mudder is a kids-only version of Tough Mudder which sees adults take on either the ten or five mile challenges, battling through a series of mud-filled obstacles and runs.

Lidl is the official partner of Tough Mudder and also supports the NSPCC’s Childline service, having committed to raise £2m over 2 years for the service.

Gemma Graves, NSPCC Community Fundraising Manager explained: “Now that restrictions are starting to lift, what better time to embrace the outdoors and enjoy getting covered in mud, all while doing something life-changing for children.

“A child contacts Childline every 25 seconds and it costs £4 to answer their call for help. By raising money for the NSPCC, you could help us be there for children when they feel they have no one else to turn to.”

There are two ways to sign up to take up in the Lidl Mudder challenge:

  • Visit the Lidl Mudder website (toughmudder.co.uk/lidl-mudder) and book a place for just £10, then start fundraising.
  • If your child already has a place, register on our website at www.nspcc.org.uk/lidlmudder and we’ll send you everything you need to start fundraising for the NSPCC.

For anyone who wants to be a part of the day but doesn’t feel like getting muddy, the charity is also appealing for volunteers to come along, help fundraise and to cheer on all the NSPCC Lidl Mudders. Places will be allocated on a first served basis. To find out more, please email [email protected].

Please be aware that due to Covid-19 restrictions Lidl Mudder tickets will not be available to purchase on the day. All tickets must be pre-booked.

 

Countdown to Kids Week
Tickets released for over 30 top West End shows

officiallondontheatre.com/kids-week

Tickets go on sale from Wednesday 30 June for Kids Week, as the much loved promotion returns, offering family discounts for top London theatre shows throughout August. With the Government having confirmed that they are on track to end lockdown and fully reopen theatres from 19 July, now is the perfect time to book your family theatre visit.

From hit musicals like Mary Poppins, The Prince Of Egypt and Everybody’s Talking About Jamie to family favourites Billionaire Boy, The Tiger Who Came To Tea and Dinosaur World Live, a huge range of shows are offering free tickets to children aged 17 and under when accompanied by a full paying adult – with additional children going half price.

Kids Week tickets are available online from OfficialLondonTheatre.com. The offer has been set up slightly differently this year, so although it will be the same fantastic deal in terms of what you pay, instead of one full price ticket and one free child ticket it will be presented as two half price tickets. As always, there are no booking fees.

The safety of audiences and staff throughout Kids Week is our highest priority. Our industry-wide See it Safely mark, displayed at theatres across London, assures theatregoers that participating venues are following the latest Government guidance for live arts events.

Kids Week bookers can benefit from our ‘Book with Confidence, Exchange with Ease’ pledge, allowing them the opportunity to exchange up to 24 hours prior to a performance if they are unable to attend due to Covid.

 

 

 

 

List of shows participating in Kids Week 2021
Additional shows might be added later in the promotion

Amazing Bubble Man
Amélie The Musical
Anything Goes
Be More Chill
Billionaire Boy
Cirque Berserk
Come From Away
Dinosaur World Live
Doctor Who: Time Fracture
Dragons And Mythical Beasts
Everybody’s Talking About Jamie
Fireman Sam Live – Saves The Circus
Hairspray
Heathers The Musical
Horrible Histories: Barmy Britain – Part Five
Hotel Paradiso
Disney’s The Lion King
Mamma Mia!
Mary Poppins
Les Misérables: The Staged Concert
Morgan And West Present: The Three Musketeers
The Mousetrap
One Step, Two Step
The Play That Goes Wrong
The Prince Of Egypt
Sam And Mark’s On The Road Show
Showstopper! The Improvised Musical
Singin’ In The Rain
Six
Stiles and Drewe’s – The 3 Little Pigs A Very Curly Musical Tale!
The Tiger Who Came To Tea
Twirlywoos Live
What The Ladybird Heard
Wonderville
Zog

Age recommendations for participating shows will vary. Please check the show listings on officiallondontheatre.com for more information.

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Family Grapevine editors work from home, which enables a great work/life balance around school hours. You need to be confident, efficient and able to work to deadlines. You must enjoy interacting with people and rise to the challenges of being your own boss.

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Society delighted to announce that South of England Autumn Show & Game Fair WILL go ahead for 2020

Saturday 3rd & Sunday 4th October 2020
9am – 5pm
South of England Showground, Ardingly, West Sussex

Following the cancellation of Spring Live! and The South of England Show, The South of England Agricultural Society is delighted to announce that the Autumn Show & Game Fair 2020 has been given the green light and will go ahead as planned.

Deemed a ‘Good to Go’ venue by Visit England, and adhering to strict new Covid-19 regulations, this year’s show will take place at The South of England Showground in Ardingly on Saturday 3rd and Sunday 4th October, between 9am and 5pm each day.

Although government guidelines mean that some hands-on activities will have to be restricted this year, the 2020 Autumn Show & Game Fair will still be a visual feast for visitors with a superb programme of demonstrations and displays that celebrate the British countryside. It will feature the ever-popular shopping opportunities from local and independent producers, with everything from homemade fudge to dog training equipment on offer.

Firm favourites will be returning, and the world-famous Jonathan Marshall’s horseback displays will still take place in the showground’s main ring, alongside gundog training and falconry demonstrations.

Animals lovers can meet and learn about farmyard favourites in the Animal Barn, admire the wagging tails of the rare breed gundogs, and be mesmerised by the capabilities of ferrets and birds of prey with various demonstrations.

Foodies will be in their element with stalls from local and independent producers. Plus, there will be a plethora of mouth-watering food stalls to choose from when it comes to eating at the event.

While the Pumpkin Trail around the showground and Ridley’s funfair are sure to be a hit with the children, the Brighton Kite Flyers’ will impress everyone with their huge kites and synchronised displays.

South of England Agricultural Society Autumn Show 2016.
Molly Stockley. Photograph by Natural PR

Unique vintage agricultural machinery, Scammell and traction engines will also be on display to recreate and educate about a bygone era. The clay shooting competition will still be available for adults and juniors and experts will be on hand to demonstrate their skills in fly fishing and hedge laying.

Corrie Ince, new Show Director at The South of England Agricultural Society, commented:

“We are absolutely thrilled that the Autumn Show and Game Fair will go ahead this year. While we had to take the difficult but right decision to cancel the spring and summer shows, we know that the South of England Showground is a huge outdoor space and, as such, is perfect place for socially distanced events. Since July we have already hosted a successful International Antiques and Collectors Fair, and Drive-in Comedy and Movie nights. There will be hand washing and sanitising stations and a social distancing policy throughout the entire show and showground, with face coverings required in the inside areas.

“While the event is most definitely designed to offer a wonderful day out in the family calendar, there’s also another important reason the Society host these shows each year – The South of England Agricultural Society is in fact a charity and any profits from the Autumn Show will help towards their work in showcasing the countryside to the public and supporting people across the South with an interest or involvement in agriculture and other related land-based industries. They inspire schoolchildren to learn about the land and where their food comes from, offer travel bursaries for people working in the farming sector and help with funding towards agricultural research – so, when you buy a ticket for the Autumn Show & Game Fair, you will also be doing your bit to help.”

For the protection of everyone at the event, tickets to the Autumn Show and Game Fair 2020 will be limited and should be booked at www.seas.org.uk before arrival to ensure entry, and to avoid queues. Tickets cost £11.70 for adults, £9.90 for senior citizens/students (inclusive of 10% online discount until midnight 02.10.20) – under 16s go free. Dogs are welcome although they will not be admitted to indoor areas.

A recent survey of over 1,500 mums highlighted just how integral mum-to-mum support is during every woman’s individual breastfeeding experience. Commissioned by the world leading breastfeeding brand, Medela, the results revealed that:

  • Of the mums that attended a local baby/breastfeeding group, more than two thirds felt that talking to other mums helped to support their breastfeeding experience
  • Not only did 80% of the mums questioned find the support from fellow mums (friend/sister/antenatal buddy) helpful with breastfeeding in the early days, the same amount believe that this advice actually prolonged their feeding journey

With these results in mind during these uncertain and challenging times (and following the news that The Big Breastfeeding Café has now been postponed until later in the year), the brand has looked at how it can continue this community initiative by giving the national campaign a virtual makeover!

Across Medela’s social platforms from today, the brand is encouraging mums to share a photo with a mug of tea or a breastfeeding snap, alongside their top breastfeeding tip. The sole objective of this is to build an army of fellow mothers who will share an abundance helpful hints and breastfeeding tips, for all those currently breastfeeding or any potentially apprehensive new or expectant mothers. The mission is simple – to create a virtual community of support.

Using the hashtag #mybreastfeedingtip, Medela will continue to share the mum-to-mum advice across their 60,000 strong social following, offering some support and reassurance to families who may be missing attending their usual breastfeeding/baby groups during this turbulent time.

Medela’s key focus is to continue to connect breastfeeding families across the country, sharing support, encouragement and giving them all a virtual high five.

Medela’s Marketing Manager, Charlotte Price, commented:

‘At Medela, we really believe in the important role community has to play in each and every individual breastfeeding experience. Receiving encouragement or simply advice from a friend, mother or sister can make all the difference to a new mum who is struggling. We hope the #mybreastfeedingtip hashtag will encourage mums to get talking, sharing their thoughts and ideas to potentially help another who may really need to hear it right now.”

“If this support can help any new mums to combat any uncertainty with breastfeeding, we will be thrilled.’ She added.

Avoid the dreaded sugar-high and sticky fingers this year and give gifts children can use time and time again…


Go Quackers this Easter with Infantino

Spring 2020 will see the arrival of some eggcellent new toys from Infantino, the global brand committed to happy parenting. The new Easter themed toys from the multi award-winning Go Gaga Collection, will provide a great surprise on the egg hunt!

 

Infantino’s Easter Ducks, introduce a Spring themed twist on the classic bath duck. Babies will go gaga for these ‘just-hatched’ Easter duckies, which have interesting textures and bright colours; perfect for bath time, or anytime. A brilliant extra for the Easter baskets this year, the two pack of ducks come in a number of different designs including, hatching eggs, rabbits, lambs and even a unicorn! Little ones will want to collect them all!Also launching just in time for Easter is the Squeeze and Squeak Easter Eggs.Available as a pack of four, babies and toddlers will love these squeezable, squeakable eggs. Featuring soft textures, they not only provide comfort during teething, they also promise hours of fun as they are the perfect size for little ones to hold. Tots will enjoy rolling them, throwing them and even playing hide and seek with them.

The ideal alternative Easter gift, the pack of four eggs features different designs including a chick, a hen, a lamb and rabbit.Finally, the new carrot teether is not to be missed this Easter. This fun silicone teether is perfect for soothing teething gums. Infantino’s carrot teether features different textures for babies to chew and is also very easy for little ones to hold with two handles which are soft to touch.

Stockist: Amazon UK

 

Snuggle up and get cosy… Bizzi Growin’s cushions

Bizzi Growin is delighted to announce the arrival of its adorable cushion collection, perfect for adding a unique touch to little one’s bedrooms and nurseries this spring. With super soft designs ranging from fluffy clouds, to mystical unicorns and shining stars, children are sure to find the perfect companion amongst the eclectic collection!

 

Snuggle up and get cosy… Bizzi Growin’s cushions will help transform any room or nursery into a cosy heaven, with a dose of fun and colour too! From totally huggable plushies, stylish monochrome designs to an array of knitted styles, the quirky designs are sure to be loved by little ones and grown-ups alike.

RRP: from 15.00 | Available from bizzigrowin.com


Little Stars Can Now Chomp on Some of the Cheekiest New Characters

Joining the brand’s beloved Chewy the Hippo, the Cheeky Animals design sees the arrival of 3 cheeky new characters including Bertie the Lion, Darcy the Elephant and Pippa the Panda. These adorable animals are set upon a white background and are presented in a gorgeous colour palette of muted greens, blues and oranges.

The new prints are available across 4 of Cheeky Chompers iconic products, including the flagship Neckerchew. The bandana bib is super absorbent and features the signature chewy teether – meaning no more lost teethers.

The designs can also be found on the Comfortchew, with a snuggly fleece on the reverse. With stimulating ribbon tags and an elasticated link for attaching to baby’s wrist, cot, car seat, buggy or dummy, it provides comfort at all times. There is also the Neckerbib, a lovely addition to your little ones’ outfit and sure to catch any dribble disasters!

Finally, the Cheeky Blanket, which provides a luxurious, practical and fun baby blanket with cheeky hidden sensory tags. Handy straps allow the blanket to be attached to a buggy, with cosy feet and hand pouches.

Available from cheekychompers.com


Welcome to the Wild Side with Polarn O. Pyret’s Summer Filled Safari

Iconic Scandi brand unveils second trend of its hugely popular Spring/Summer 2020 season.

Join Polarn O. Pyret on truly wild Safari, bursting with an explosion of bright colours and bold patterns in exciting and unexpected combinations. Children will love the kooky notion of Scandinavian animals on safari in the jungle, where they discover both exotic animals and dinosaur friends.

Truly striking, this collection features abstract or geometric patterns, as well as embroidered and embellished details, all mixed in with the colorful prints. Ranges available from 0-12years!

Available from www.polarnopyret.co.uk