In The Know: Cool Things For Parents 07.06.2017 |

In The Know: Cool Things For Parents

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From fun-filled adventure camps to handy event apps, each month we round-up some of the coolest finds for parents, guaranteed to keep the kids entertained and you the right side of sane. Here’s what should be on your radar this month…

Pampelone Mini-Me Collection

One of our favourite resort wear brands, you can imagine our excitement when hearing Pampelone Clothing have launched an exclusive new childrenswear collection, with all proceeds going to mothers2mothers charity. Choose from adorable tunic and maxi dresses with floral prints, and a matching mini-me cheesecloth blouse, with rich navy or pink embroidery. 



Trotter's Sale

Make the most of the Trotter's sale which launches this week. The childrenswear favourite has savings on girls, boys, babies and shoes, plus FREE delivery on all orders over £75 and a Click & Collect service. The perfect excuse to coo over bloomers, Peter Pan collars and sweet smock dresses. 



Giovanna Fletcher: Happy Mum, Happy Baby

Written by Celebrity Mum of the Year and popular vlogger, author, TV presenter and actress, Giovanna Fletcher, this candid, positive and uplifting book reveals what it can mean to be a mother. In an effort to support new mums, Giovanna shares her own experiences, encouraging mothers to enjoy every moment and be as confident and happy as they can possibly be.



The Baby Box

Looking for a thoughtful gift for a new mum? The Baby Box comes packed with an array of treats, both practical and adorable, to give mum and baby everything they need to settle into their first few weeks. Find everything from baby grows and baby wipes to bubble bath and toys in this bumper gift pack. The box even comes fitted with a firm mattress, to double up as a travel crib. Genius.

Boxes from £70



Hoop is a clever app that lists the best family-friendly events in your area, so you can schedule in quality time with the kids at the click of a button. You can add filters to search by age, date and location, and save scheduled events to create a shortlist of your favourite activities, making it that bit easier to plan the perfect family day out.

Download free on iTunes and Google Play



Hairburst Vitamins For New Mums

If your lacklustre locks could do with a bit of a boost, pre- or post-baby, try these nourishing Hairburst vitamins, which work to strengthen the hair throughout all stages of motherhood. The vitamins contain safe levels of biotin and a range of B vitamins to boost normal hair growth and strengthen hair follicles, to give tired tresses a new lease of life.



Trotters' Scrunch Baskets

Perfect to pack up into even the smallest of beach bags, these handy buckets scrunch down to save on space, so you won’t need to pack extra bulky bags for your next seaside escape.

Scrunch Basket In Pink, £8 | Trotters

Scrunch Basket In Blue, £8 | Trotters

Scrunch Basket In Green, £8 | Trotters



Dressed By The Kids Day 2017

On 16th June, parents everywhere will be letting their kids dress them up for the day, to raise vital funds for charity Oxfam. In a bid to push poverty to the kerb, children will have free reign over their parents’ wardrobe ensembles. Look out mums and dads…



Wild & Gorgeous

With a timeless collection of flower girl dresses and page boy outfits, Wild & Gorgeous is our go-to for kids’ wedding ensembles. Browse their gorgeous range, which stocks everything from lace, silk and chiffon flower girl dresses to silk shirts and smart suits for the boys; the ideal special day outfit.



The Art of the Brick: DC Super Heroes

Budding super heroes and LEGO fans will have to dust off their capes for this month’s DC Super Heroes exhibition. Take the kids to browse through endless galleries filled with super heroes, LEGO artwork and large-scale sculptures, spanning from Batman to Superman to Wonder Woman. A must-see for any super hero fan.

Various dates in June, South Bank, Corner of Upper Ground and Cornwall Road, London SE1 9PP



Sharky & George Adventure Club

Looking for inspiration to keep the kids entertained over the summer? Join the Sharky & George Adventure Club in Hyde Park from 10th-28th July for some old-fashioned summertime fun. Each day will be jam-packed with games and endless activities, including tug of war, boat races, nerf gun battles, mini Olympics, rocket launching, science madness and of course, water bomb catapulting.

The Adventure Club is open to children aged five – ten years old, 10th – 28th July, 9am-4pm, tickets from £83 per child per day



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