A Norfolk guide to Mother’s Day

You’d be forgiven if this snowy weather has got you feeling all wintery again, however, let us remind you that NEXT WEEKEND is Mother’s Day…a time we all associate with spring and daffodils, bunnies and little lambs! So here are a few suggestions to help you find something perfect for your mama (or perhaps you might want to send the link to Daddy as a not-so-subtle hint) *All ideas are from fab Norfolk businesses, as we like to support our lovely local friends!


  • Are you buying from ‘the bump’? … Well why not buy mum-to-be an antenatal course with (in our opinion) one of the best private antenatal classes around – About Birth And Babies are offering gift vouchers for your loved ones! They are also part of the lovely Pregnancy & Parenthood team who sponsor our show and magazine! Not only can we recommend them on a personal level, but they are fab to work with too! Get in touch by emailing: info@aboutbirthandbabies.co.uk
  • Jennie at Jennifer Sarah Birth Photographer is offering a free NormalBirthing hypnobirthing course with any birth photography booking, and 10% off any NormalBirthing course booked alone. She can also do gift vouchers! Jennie joins us regularly at our networking events and is showcasing her photography at the show. A really lovely lady – with REALLY inspiring birth photography! You should see her blog! Contact Jennie either through her facebook page or by emailing: jen@jennifersarah.co.uk
  • How about buying mum-to-be the ultimate pressie of introducing her to her little one with a private and intimate baby scan experience with Window To The Womb Norwich? Call 01603 624863 to book your appointment now! (Another service we can HIGHLY recommend through personal experience!) And they are show partners – so do come and find them on the 14th April!
  • Rowan House Health and Wellbeing Centre are offering gift vouchers which can be redeemed on any treatment or class listed on their website – a perfect treat for any mum! They also have a great new aromatherapist who is offering a whole host of mother and daughter treatments. Offers are available on selected days throughout March. Rowan House is also part of the fabulous Pregnancy & Parenthood team who are show and magazine partners! Their centre is really warm and inviting with lots of free car parking! To find out about their offers follow them on Facebook or Instagram, or call the centre directly on 01603 813999.
  • Doodle Pots in Holt are making it easy for Dads looking to inspire their children with what to buy mum! They are offering either a hanging heart or a square jewellery box for £20! All you need to do is book a session with your little one, and they will do the rest! Last booking is 8th March to guarantee everything will be ready! Give their shop a call to get booked in: 01263 713135 (Another personal recommendation – at the PABS HQ! We have so many plates and bowls from these lovely ladies of our little girl’s tootsies, hands, fingers etc!)
  • Pennycress Photography are offering mini sessions for babies, toddlers and their mums and Dads at just £75, including 5 digital files with full printing permission. There are a limited number of sessions available each month and they are held at the baby photography studio in Wymondham, lasting 30mins! Vicki does all our show PR images and is brill to work with! Contact: info@pennycressphotography.co.uk and check the website for more information and examples of Vicki’s recent work.
  • It’s Mother’s Day every day next week at Baby Sensory Norwich. All week these lovely ladies want to get the Oxytocin flowing, get those stress hormones down and spread the love…cuddles, sparkles and more cuddles are on the agenda! Why not join them and enjoy this special time with your little one! You can also find Baby Sensory Norwich at the show – they will be curating a fun baby sensory zone, full of fun and giggles!
  • Bras4mums are offering 10% off all purchases until the 11th March with the code: MUM18 at checkout. Perfect if you’re on the hunt for some new bras and fancy hinting this to your other half! You can also find Emma at the show in April – she will be doing bra fittings and giving lots of tips and advice!
  • Claire Carney Floral and Balloon Designs are offering a few different options for Mother Day. If you fancy a bouquet of flowers, a bouquet of helium balloons (which include 2 of the new amazing Chrome balloons and a Mothers Day foil balloon) or an air filled balloon cluster just drop Claire a message! And if you want to, you can include a cute teddy too!! Claire is a show partner and regularly joins our networking events – such a lovely lady with a great passion for all things fun and creative!
  • Photography For Little People are offering Mother’s Day mini sessions this month – £59 for a 30 min session with 2 digital images, £99 for 2 digital images and a desk frame OR £159 for 2 digital images and a framed image of mum and mini-me with mini me’s 2D hand print.

If you fancy entering into a fab Mother’s Day competition then head over to Norwich Mumbler for their super prize draw! WIN a hair cut, spa and afternoon tea, personal styling AND a bottle of gin! NICE!

Lastly, It may not be Mother’s Day related – but our friends at Norwich High Prep School and Nursery for Girls have an OPEN Week which takes place Monday 12th to Friday 16th March. A super way to see what goes on at this modern Prep and Nursery School, central to Norwich!


If that’s not enough – make sure you have our next show in your diary!

The Parent and Baby Show is an innovative pregnancy/baby/child event taking on a festival theme with indoor tipis, chill out zones, vintage tearoom with rustic seating/hay bales and so much more! If you have a little one under the age of 5, or you’re a parent-to-be, then this is for you! The show has tonnes of free activities including a full programme of talks and workshops (16 in all!), relaxation zone with massages galore, soft play, baby sensory, photo studio, crafty activities, sling testing, maternity zone with style and colour consultations, hair styling advice – the list is endless! And for only £5 entry with under 16s free it’s a complete bargain! See you there! 14th April UEA Sportspark 10:30-3pm – free parking and under 16s are free and do not need a ticket! For more information visit here and to book your FREE classes and workshops visit here

More super events coming up:

4th March – Bluebirds Handmade Market Bradwell 11:00 – 15:00

17th March – Mum2Mum Market Hethersett 10:00 – 12:00

24th March – Norwich Mumbler Nearly New Sale Park Britannia 9:30 – 11:30

21st April – Mumma Market Wymondham 10:00 – 13:00