I am SO excited to finally be able to share more about the next Mama meet & Market, if your new around here and would like to see what the last event entailed I will link a video here and some pictures here. It was a roaring success, happy mamas & families along with very happy brands which means a very happy me! I'm thrilled to be bringing another event to Derby and can only hope its enjoyed as much as the last, It has all the ingredients to be and I will explain more about what you can expect, what brands you will get the chance to shop, where your little ones can play, whose food and drink you can fill your tummy with.
Just as last time, I cant stress how much this event is the chance to travel to meet some of the wonderful mamas you speak to online, or perhaps to meet the makers behind some of your favourite brands. I hope this next event will be the perfect Festive Family day out for all with the added opportunity to tick off a few very special Christmas presents too. The event will be full of Christmas cheer and you may even time your visit right to meet the big man himself (No not my husband, Santa!!!)
The venue for this event will be the Silk Mill Museum In derby city center, a beautiful venue which will house all 40+ brands inside. The venue is located a short distance from both Derby's train and bus station, see below.
Its so important that these events are easily accessible for families, I have tried my hardest to make sure that all boxes are ticked with this event. There will be a buggy park located at the back of the building, the space includes ramps and large walkways this means pure ease when trying to get around. I have invited Derbys leading 'Messy Play' group to the event, little ones can enjoy some (not so messy, for obvious reasons) play time with the amazing Kate & Racheal who can inform you of the fun classes they do in the area. *Disclaimer* Although the play will be dry mess and just a tiny tiny fraction of the actual mess they usually provide please consider only letting your little ones take part if your ok with clothes getting marked or dirty.
Remember the book corner at the last event? Well this time we bring you the Cinema Corner! A really cozy space to enjoy all the Christmas classics, here you will find our vintage popcorn & candyfloss stand too, the perfect place for little feet to rest and for parents to enjoy a break too! (Would love to hear some film requests, feel free to send your request to me via Instagram)
There will be another photography studio set up for you to enjoy mini photo shoots, you all enjoyed this element so much at the last market and I loved seeing all the images uploaded onto Instagram in the following weeks. The photographer at this event will be Puddding & Plum Photography, follow them on Instagram to see there stunning portfolio.
Don't forget if you share images from the events to use the hashtag #mamameetandmarket have a look for yourself, some amazing snaps that really show you how great the day was!
So who can you shop?
I have selected a variety of children's brands and also a variety for parents too, there should be something here for EVERYONE... from Mama jewellery to handbags, It has been so lovely sourcing brands that can cater to the parents too. For children you can find anything from Christmas pajamas to supplies. Below you can find a list of all brands that will be available to shop, as well as links to each Instagram page or website if the brand has one. Enjoy browsing, why not give them all a follow to see whats in store on the day!
After the last event you guys spoke and I listened, I'm so excited to announce that there will be a small outdoor food & drinks market too. Here you will find all the coffee (we all know how much a mama needs her coffee) Mulled wine, Prosecco and winter cocktails. As well as a selection of hot foodie treats including what is quite possibly the worlds yummiest toastie! More information about this to follow...
Thank you so much for your support with this so far guys, as much as I'm working around the clock on this event I'm enjoying it too, thanks for giving me the chance to dream big! See you on the 3rd of December for the ultimate Family Christmas Event!