On Essex Mums this month
Good morning and welcome to the new look Essex Mums newsletter. I hope you enjoy it!

Summer Hols
As I'm sure everyone knows, the summer holidays are nearly upon us. You needn't fear though - there's so much to do for families both of pre-school and school age kids. Check out the Things to Do section for some great ideas, and keep an eye on the forum for new posts detailing what's on and when. If you go to an event, be sure to come back and tell the rest of us how it went! If you see anything that you think would be fun for a meet-up then by all means suggest it! You'll probably find some people who would like to come along and may make some new friends!

Bouncy Castle Fun Days

Directory
New to the site this month is the Essex Mums Directory. Still in its infancy at the moment but should eventually be a very useful resource, acting as a guide to local services, businesses and much more. Get in touch if you would like to be featured, while introductory rates apply.

Competitions
More great competitions on the site this month, including a free photo session, ErgoCocoon Swaddlers from Quick Brown Fox of Dulwich and and entire girls' capsule wardrobe from Kiss Katch. Get your entry in now!

Job Vacancies
Running alongside the Business Opportunities section of the forum is a brand new Job Vacancies section, which will hopefully be of use to many of you. Please email louise@essexmums.org if you would like to list a vacancy in this section.

Media Requests
Essex Mums is often contacted by TV and magazine companies looking for Mums to appear on programmes, ad campaigns etc. Until now there hasn't been a section for these so they may get lost amongst the general chatter, so now you will find any new ones in a new Media Requests section of the forum. Let us know if you decide to apply for anything and if you get chosen so that we can watch out for you!

Facebook Meet-Ups
In the last month we had a number of meet-ups arranged across the county via the facebook group. Look out for more in the future and contact me if you would like to start something in your own area.

Mucky Mitts

New on the Shopping Guide

New this month on the Essex Mums Alternative Shopping Guide:

Clothes and Maternity
Isabella Oliver: For pregnancy in style

Gifts
Anne Taylor Designs: Customised furniture, boxes, pegs and photo frames
Another Gorgeous Day... be inspired by words

Everything else

Mini TreasuresAs always, please send any events, feedback, ideas etc. to me at louise@essexmums.org.

I hope you have a lovely month and that I'll get to see you at a meet-up soon.

Kind regards

Louise

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What's on

A small selection of what's on for families in Essex this month:

3rd July: Splash Summer Fair Clacton (keep an eye out for our very own Dannie selling her wares!

3rd & 4th July: Southend Robin Hood Country Fair

21st July onwards: Buttercup Club Summer Groups in Hutton, Gidea Park, Leigh-on-sea, Rayleigh & Romford

26th July onwardsSure Start Children's Centres Summer Extravaganza, Southend

26th July onwards: Summer Film School 2001

26th July onwards: Tiny Talk Summer Classes, Tuesdays at 10am- St Catherine’s Church Hall, Wickford & Fridays at 11am - Woodham Ferrers Village Hall, Woodham Ferrers.

27th & 29th July: Bouncy Castle Fun Days, Garons Park

28th July: Bouncy Castle Fun Days, King George's Field, Rayleigh

If you would like to have your event listed in the August newsletter, please get in touch.

Upcoming meet-ups

26th July: Megaplay, Rayleigh

Coffee afternoons throughout the month

and more to come!

 

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