In The Know: Cool Things For Parents 28.03.17 |

In The Know: Cool Things For Parents

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From exciting days out to treats for you both, make the most of your time with the kids with our round-up of child-friendly ideas and activities to keep the whole family entertained. Here are the highlights to have on your radar…

Ascot Parenting Day

A fun family outing, Ascot’s Spring Race Day is more than your average day at the races. Enjoy a host of countryside activities including country skills workshops, a visit from Peter Rabbit and The Gruffalo, a petting zoo, falconry displays and pony rides, all before placing a bet on the annual Lamb National.

2nd April, Ascot Racecourse




Born from a desire to provide parents with an honest and transparent baby food rage, the experts at Babease create vegetable based recipes for your baby. Putting your child’s health and wellbeing first, the range is well-balanced, organic and free of added salt and sugar.




A booster seat that’s smaller than an iPad but just as safe as any other design? It seems like such a simple idea but this innovative booster is revolutionary, making grab-and-go excursions or transferring between different cars easier than ever. For use with children age four to 12, this portable, compact and durable design will make your life that little bit easier.



Funky Moves Dance

Founded by professional dancer Alice Thorpe, Funky Moves aims to make dance accessible to everyone through a range of classes, courses and events. Fun, vibrant and bursting with energy, take the kids to a class for a unique take on fitness. You can also book dance parties for a birthday with a difference.




Gas & Air Blog

A blogger, author, midwife and mother, we wonder how Clemmie Hooper does it all. Her insightful blog Gas & Air details the birth stories of her patients and friends, offers welcome advice on navigating the struggles of pregnancy and parenting and doesn’t shy away from the details others might gloss over.

Visit Gas&


Jem & Bea

Offering you a way to pack everything you need for a day out with your child without compromising on style, Jem & Bea’s chic collection of changing bags and hold-alls will fit all those necessary bits and bots – with multiple pockets, practical designs and a luxe finish.

Lola Bag, £120

Beatrice, £199

Visit Jem&


Muzungu Sisters And La Coqueta

This unique collaboration between artisanal retailer Muzungu Sisters and Spanish children’s wear label La Coqueta focuses on traditional craftsmanship and beautiful clothes you’ll love to dress your little ones in.


Peanut App

Helping like-minded mothers connect, schedule plans and meet up, peanut is the ideal app for mums seeking advice, new friends or simply a way to avoid endless group chats about when you and your other mum-friends are free (the handy meetup tool allows you to schedule plans at a time that suits everyone, without the fuss.)



Scamp & Dude

A unisex clothing line designed to provide children with confidence and an extra sense of security, thanks to the superhero collection, making time spent apart that little bit easier. Plus, if you purchase a superhero sleep buddy, another will be donated to a child in need.




Scummy Mummies

The long-awaited book from comedy podcasters and mothers Ellie Gibson and Helen Thorn focuses on the imperfect moments of parenting – from outright failures to hilarious confessions.

Scrummy Mummies by Helen Thorn and Ellie Gibson is available on Amazon, £5.99

Wild Child Kitchen

Don’t always have time to cook a homemade meal? Wild Child Kitchen provides freshly made specials and snacks, as well as popular frozen favourites, for little ones with an appetite for good food. Recipes are organic and, where possible, seasonal and sustainably sourced, with colourful dishes influenced by cuisines from around the globe.


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