What’s On

The Bump and Baby Expo is a one-stop shop for everything before, during and after pregnancy.

With competitions, giveaways, experts, wellbeing zone, speaker area and shopping, there’s something for everyone!

The next Bump & Baby Expo will take place on Sunday 7th April 2019 at York Racecourse. Doors open at 10am. Here’s a little overview of what’s on…

Giveaways and Show Offers

There will be free Goody Bags with gifts and vouchers from some of the top baby suppliers in the UK, for the first 50 guests through the door with morning tickets and the first 50 guests through the door with afternoon tickets on the day! Numbers are limited, so get to the Expo early to make sure you get yours!

Attendees also have access to exclusive show offers from many of our exhibitors. Keep an eye on our Facebook and Instagram feeds for the latest updates.

Speaker Area

Free seminars from parent bloggers, health and wellbeing professionals, birthing and parenting experts will take place throughout the day in our Speaker Area.

10:30:

Carrying your child in Lifft Slings and Stretchy Wraps with Alex (Lifft Slings)

10:55:

Getting Mum Back following two back-back pregnancies and PND with Sally (Mum’s Back)

11:20:

An Interview with celeb blogger and author of bestseller MUMBOSS, Vicki Psarias with Vicki (Honest Mum) and Sally (Mum’s Back)
Followed by Book Signing with Honest Mum between 12-1pm at the Honest Mum stand

12:25:

Early language development and books for babies with Gemma (Reading Fairy)

12:50:

Febrile Convulsions with Michele (Mini First Aid)

13:15:

The highly acclaimed Mummy MOT with Victoria (Highthorn Physiotherapy)

13:40:

Top tips for swimming with little ones with Ellie (Puddle Ducks)

14:00:

Big Prize Draw: The Winner Is… with Anne/Jane (Action Medical Research for Children), Kate (Avocado Events) and Jackie (Babies by Jackie)

14:05:

How to have a brilliant birth – calm, confident and empowering with Susan (For Modern Mothers)

14:30:

How we can help you feel like you again with Lisa (Hands that Heal)

Exact timings subject to change – see display board at Speaker Area for final schedule

Win Big in our Big Prize Draw

Enter our Big Prize Draw for a chance to win over £1000 worth of goodies, while also raising money for our charity, Action Medical Research for Children.

Tickets for the Big Prize Draw are available to purchase from Action at their stand at the Expo. 100% of the ticket price goes straight to the charity towards their incredible work to help defeat the diseases that devastate the lives of sick and disabled babies, children and young people.

The winner will be announced at 2:00pm on the Speaker Stage, so make sure to have your tickets ready – someone is going to walk away with an amazing prize bundle!

Parent Bloggers

Celeb parent blogger, Vicky Psarius aka HonestMum will be signing her best-selling book, “MUMBOSS The Honest Mum’s Guide to Surviving and Thriving at Work and at Home” at the Bump & Baby Expo. A great chance to grab a photo and signed keepsake from this amazing lady.

Visit the Waterstones stand to purchase your copy of the book ready for signing in the Honest Mum Meet & Greet Area.

The Book Signing will be from 12-1pm.

There will also be a number of local parent bloggers at the Expo – watch out for the Press passes and a chance to feature on social media!

Wellbeing Area

Over in our Wellbeing Area, mums and mums-to-be can treat themselves to a little pampering with mini-treatments from Hands That Heal and Neals Yard.

Hands That Heal will be offering mini-massages at their stand to ease away your stresses and tension.

Neals Yard will be offering luxurious mini-treatments to make you feel a million dollars.

Be sure to take this chance to treat yourself!

Activities for Younger Guests

The Bump & Baby Expo is not just for parents-to-be, bring along your younger children too.

TinyTalk will be running an Activity Tent with fun activities for your little ones throughout the day, including:

Why sign?
A five minute introduction to signing.
For those expecting a baby, find out more about the wonders of signing and learn some simple tips to get going in those early days. After all, you’ll start talking to your baby straight away so why not sign too?

Signing Story Rhyme Time!
A 15 minute activity themed session. Join us in the tent for a collection of stories and songs with signs. Put your song request in and hear your favourite nursery rhyme with signs. Learn some new actions to go with your old favourites, a great way to keep your songs fresh.

Toddler Talking Table
A selection of craft activities

TinyTalk Treasure Hunt!
Collect your Treasure Hunt sheet from the TinyTalk Activity Tent and get your little one looking for the clues around the hall while you look at the exhibits. Once completed, return to the tent for your prize!

Along with the TinyTalk Activity Tent, there are lots of other fun things to entertain you and your little ones at the Bump & Baby Expo, including:

WOW Yorkshire has Reading Fairy, Toddler Sense and Baby Sensory offering organised play opportunities for 0-4 year olds

– Cafe on site for yummy snacks

and lots more…

Maternity Consultants & Parent Support Networks

Soon-to-be parents can seek out professional advice. Midwives and birthing support experts will be on hand to help with everything from birth planning to preparing for your new arrival, along with lots of great local support networks.

Shopping

And of course, there will be lots of shopping opportunities from our many exhibitors, including prams, photography, books, toys, maternity wear, baby and childrenswear, nursery decor, gifts and crafts, and lots more!

See our List of Exhibitors for full details of who you can expect to see at the Expo.