Event: NHM Summer Picnic (12th July)

I’m hosting a VERY informal NHM Meet up on Saturday 12th July from 10.30am to 1.30pm.

Basically, I will be there with Miss NHM, a picnic blanket, some picnic food and a football.

This will be a chance to meet other NHM Readers and an opportunity to make some new friends.

If you would like to come along, it would be great if you could register at the following Eventbrite link HERE, so I have some idea of numbers.

This isn’t a formal thing, it’s just a group of families meeting up for a catch up ;-).

I hope you can make it! 😀

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Event: Expectant Parents evening at Mothercare – June 2014

The Basingstoke Mothercare store are hosting an expectant parents evening at the store from 6pm onwards on Wednesday 18th June (tomorrow night!).

The shop will close for the expectant parents event, which is invite only.

The team are available to help with personal shopping and have all staff in to ensure a nice easy shopping experience.

They also invite vendors such as:

  • water babies
  • buggy fit
  • baby sensory

who come along and advise parents what lovely things are out there for them and their new babies.

There is also a 10% off voucher that you will receive in the welcome packs that you can use on that night or up to a week after (there are a few things the voucher can’t be used on, but not many)

The team at Mothercare also do presentations on bedding and car seats, whilst a continuous pushchair presentation takes place by their trained staff…

The atmosphere is always lovely and there will be juice and biscuits available.

If you would like to attend this event please call the Mothercare, Basingstoke store on 01256 363737 and they will add you to the invite list.

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Eat Street 2014 at Festival Place today!

I’m gutted that we can’t go to this today. I didn’t get to go last year because we were away and had every intention of making it this year, but Miss NHM has chickenpox!

It’s on today from 12pm to 3pm and you can experience the sights, smells and bustle of an authentic street food market, where you’ll find some of your favourite restaurants cooking up bite size versions of their bestselling dishes for you to try for free.

Find out more here: http://www.festivalplace.co.uk/eat_street.htm

John Torode will also be there and has recorded this short video about Eat Street: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HHQYoV3zfBc

If you do make it to Eat Street, please have some food for me and Miss NHM!! ????

Ohh Mama charity concert

I’ve mentioned the Ohh Mama group before on NHM  in a post about 10 Things for Mum’s to Do in Basingstoke without their children.

Ohh Mama is a group of local Mum’s who get together and sing their hearts out!

They are doing a charity concert on the 5th of October, at Cliddesden Village Hall, in aid of Sebastian’s Action Trust who support the families of seriously ill children.

Have a look at the poster for more details. It’s for a great cause and you will have the opportunity to be entered into a prize draw.


Basingstoke Festival… 2013

Starts tomorrow!! There will be over 100 events happening in the Basingstoke area during the next couple of weeks. I’ve had a closer look at the webpage and it looks fab!

Click here for more details:


They say:

“Basingstoke Festival was created in 2012 to showcase the wealth of talent and community spirit in the borough. Back for a second year, the festival offers a choice of over 100 events to experience including drama, music, dance, comedy, film, historic walks and family fun taking place in over 30 venues across the borough.

Why not wander through Overton and take in over 400 individual scarecrow characters or dip in to a performance of local dancers taking part in Dear Lido around the town centre! Building on the success of 2012, this year’s festival features a packed programme including indoor and outdoor and free and ticketed family friendly events such as World Party at Eastrop Park, Alice in Wonderland at The Vyne, Elvis Costello at the Anvil, Chas n Dave at The Haymarket, community Shakespeare and finishing with the hugely popular free music festival Basingstoke Live.”

Alton Teddy Bear Festival 2013

Jane sent me a lovely email asking me to let you know about the Alton Teddy Bear Festival which will be on Saturday 22nd June from 10am to 4pm at the Alton Assembly Rooms…

This one!

This is the first year of operating the event and we are hoping for great things.

The event will have the feel of a summer fete, family event, Bear Festival to ensure that there is a large and varied range of clientele. We are planning to have a bear restoration team at the event, a second hand bear adoption agency, story time and individual make & take workshops for adults and children, amongst many other stands with dedicated bear designers and makers.

We are also very fortunate to have Paddington Bear attend the event to celebrate his birthday with us. He will be attending as part of the Medical Active Research charity (www.action.org.uk) who help save and change the lives of sick and disabled children in the UK.

For more details please see the poster: Poster V2

You can also find more details on the Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/AltonAssemblyRooms?fref=ts

Picture for Alton

Pirate Fun Day: Wednesday 29th May, Half Term

Pirate Fun Day POSTER

Pirate Fun Day



Wednesday 29th May 2013, 9.30am – 3.30pm, Chineham Village Hall, Basingstoke

Only £20 per child, for children aged 4 to 12 years old

Beat the boredom this school holiday!

  • Learn A Pirate’s Jig
  • Walk the plank to win the gold
  • Treasure Hunt
  • Arts and Crafts
  • Script work from ‘Peter and the Neverland Pirates’
  • Polly Parrot Collage Competition
  • Games
  • Face Painting (£1)

And More…!

For further details email: Kim@routineriots.co.uk


check the website for more details: www.routineriots.co.uk

Basingstoke Mothercare Expectant Parent event

We’re holding exclusive Baby & Me Club expectant parent events in over 130 Mothercare stores across the UK from Sunday 19th May to Sunday 26th May 2013. These events will give you a great opportunity to hear invaluable advice from our in store experts and learn more about key parenting topics to prepare you for your baby’s arrival. You can bring a guest with you so please bring along your partner, mum or friend.

The Basingstoke Mother event is on Monday 20th May from 6.30pm to 8pm.

Unit 4 Wallop Drive, Kempshott, Basingstoke, Hampshire RG22 4TW

Tel: 01256 363737

We will be giving advice on:

  • Car safety and car seat fitting
  • Pushchair and pram choices
  • Essential nursery furniture, cot mattresses and the latest sleep safety advice
  • Toys, play and baby development during the first 12 months


  • We’ll also have midwives, health visitors and other health professionals in many of the stores holding these events. The professionals are on hand to talk to you about feeding and any questions that you may have about parenting
  • British Red Cross trainers will be in selected stores providing essential first aid information to expectant parents. Lazy Daisy and MamaBabyBliss will also be in selected stores offering information on baby massage and baby yoga
  • Our trained bra fitting experts will be on hand for personalised advice and bra fittings
  • A gift bag will be given to all mums-to-be that attend
  • And it’s also a chance to meet other mums-to-be

A Children’s Easter Extravaganza

Playdays are hosting a Free Easter Event to be held at Cornerstone Nursery on Priestly Road (near the Post Office Headoffice, just past the hospital). It’s on this Sunday (24th March) from 2pm to 4pm at the Nursery and is free entry. You will also receive a £1 entry ticket for Playdays on Easter Sunday. For more information please call on the number listed in the poster.

I’m hoping to be able to make it along on Sunday, so I might see you there!

Playdays Easter Extravaganza