The Norfolk Bump & Beyond Baby and Toddler Fair – Norfolk’s largest baby & Toddler show returns to The Norfolk Showground
The long-awaited Norfolk Bump & Beyond Baby and Toddler Fair is back at The Norfolk Showground Arena on Sunday 19th September. COVID has certainly played havoc with the events industry, but we are back and raring to go.
The show is 7 years old and the organisers are excited about watching “their baby” grow. The one-day event, on Sunday 19th September from 10am – 3pm is bursting with fantastic exhibitors from international companies to boutique local businesses showcasing everything from pregnancy to preschool all under one roof. The show is aimed at ages 0-5 years.
This year there will a Live Stage area, offering visitors the opportunity to listen to some of the region’s best pregnancy, baby and child companies in the area and an Activity Stage where you can have a go with taster sessions. All of these activities are completely free and there is no need to book a space either – simply turn up and join in!
The Live Stage will feature talks covering topics such a Baby Prep for your VIP by One to Cherish, Baby First Aid from Mini First Aid Norfolk and more, whereas the Activity Stage is all about demonstrations and taster sessions for parents and their little ones. In fact, there will be 7 different sessions to try! Parents-to-be can try a mini Antenatal Class with Bambino Club and an interactive taster session with Hartbeeps Norfolk for babies from 6-months to 4-years old. There will be vibrant colours, puppets, bubbles, music and fun! Plus much much more! Full details of our timetable can be found on the website
Visitors can also expect soft play galore to keep your little ones entertained. Not to mention a very special visit from Marshall from Paw Patrol and the opportunity to enjoy Storytime and a Sing A-long with your favourite Princess too!
Pregnancy and parenting can be a tiring business, so to help to recharge those batteries and take some time out, there is a dedicated Food Hall at the show. Catering for a variety of dietary needs, there will be something for everyone.
The event first moved to The Norfolk Showground in 2017, having previously been at St Andrews Hall in Norwich city centre.
The Showground is the perfect ‘buggy friendly’ venue with no steps or lifts to contend with, and everything on one floor.
Over the past few years, we have supported a variety of local child related charities and raised over £3,500 for charities such as Nelsons Journey, EACH NOOK Appeal, Norfolk & Norwich University Hospital NICU, The Benjamin Foundation and more recently TimeNorfolk. This year, we are supporting Break in the raffle on the day. We have been lucky enough to receive lots of fantastic raffle prizes from exhibitors and local companies.
Advance discounted tickets are available online via the website www.bumpandbeyond.co.uk for just £4 for adults. Under 16’s are free. Tickets are also available on the day and are priced at £5 per adult. The first 400 families will also receive a free goody bag packed with baby magazines, samples and lots of goodies!