On Essex Mums this month
Hello everyone! Now that the summer holidays are upon us, I hope you're all retaining your sanity and haven't broken the bank yet! If you need to get out of the house and not spend much money, check out Essex Mums for lots of fun things to do.

Bouncy Castle Fun Days
Starting School
Worried about your child starting school in September? Why not come and talk about it on the forum? We have a Parenting section if you are in need of advice, and an Education section if you would just like to discuss where your child will be going. You may even find someone with kids going to the same school and make a friend to meet up with and give moral support with on that teary first day!

Are you pregnant?
We're currently experiencing another Essex Mums Baby Boom! Put your swollen, tired feet up and chat about your pregnancy with other Mums going through the same thing.

Places to Go & Family-Friendly Eats
These have been a bit neglected recently with the rush to get everything on the calendars for Summer, but I'll be working on them again from now on so if you know of somewhere you would like to see listed, please send me details, even if it's just a list of places you love to go with your family.

Groups & Classes
I would like to make sure all classes and groups have the correct times and dates on for September so please take a moment to check yours is correct if you run one. If you currently attend a great group you'd like to tell other parents about, please post about it! It's always great to hear what other parents have to say about somewhere. You can find a few different categories in the What To Do section.

Directory
More organisations have been added to the Essex Mums Directory, though it's still just starting out so look out for more in the future. Get in touch if you would like to be featured, while introductory rates apply.

Competitions
More great competitions on the site this month, including tickets for Baby Loves Disco and for the Plotters of Cabbage Patch Corner, Mums & Daughters Summer Holiday Cupcake Class, Five free lessons with Rayleigh Tuition and a Cutest Baby Competition, plus more to come as the month goes on. If you would like to run a competition yourself, please let me know.

Sponsors
Don't forget to check out the Sponsors forum for great new products from the forum's lovely sponsors.

Sleep Talk

New on the Shopping Guide
New this month on the Essex Mums Alternative Shopping Guide:

Clothes
Child of Funk - Urban funk clothing for kids that truly rock!


Boxercise Summer CampEverything else
As always, please send me any events, feedback, ideas etc. I want Essex Mums to be as useful and relevant to you as possible so appreciate all feedback given, be it good or bad!

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:

Tuesdays throughout August: Tiny Talk Summer Classes, St Catherine’s Church Hall, Wickford
Tuesdays & Thursdays throughout August: Bouncy Castle Fun Days, Garons Park
Fridays throughout August : Tiny Talk Summer Classes, Woodham Ferrers Village Hall, Woodham Ferrers
Wednesdays throughout August: Bouncy Castle Fun Days, King George's Field, Rayleigh
Wednesday 4th: Playday Events
Wednesday 4th: Sing & Sign Drop-in session at Jesters Kidsclub, Chelmsford
Thursday 5th: FREE baby rhyme time with Sing and Sign at Danbury Library, Chelmsford
Sunday 8th: Picnic in the Park at Hylands House and Estate
Monday 9th: Sing & Sign Drop-in session at Longmeads House, Redwood Drive, Writtle, Chelmsford
Tuesday 10th: Sing & Sign Drop-in session at North Romford Community Centre, Romford
Tuesday 10th: Boxercise Summer Camp, Thorndon Country Park
Thursday 12th: Boxercise Summer Camp, Thorndon Country Park
Thursday 12th: Sing & Sign Drop-in session at Tumbletown Indoor Playcentre, Basildon
Friday 13th: Jo Jingles Summer Sessions
Saturday 14th: Alice through The Looking Glass, Wick Country Park
Thursday 19th: Jo Jingles Summer Sessions
Friday 20th: Jo Jingles Summer Sessions
Tuesday 24th: Boxercise Summer Camp, Thorndon Country Park
Thursday 26th: Jo Jingles Summer Sessions
Thursday 26th: Boxercise Summer Camp, Thorndon Country Park
Tuesday 31st: Sing & Sign Drop-in session at North Romford Community Centre, Romford

Take a look at the Things to Do section for full listings.

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


Upcoming meet-ups

Tuesday 3rd: Coffee Afternoon at Louise's (Weezypops)
Monday 9th: Moosical Mondays & play at Farmer Fred's Play Barn
Friday 13th: Chalkwell Park
Monday 16th: Colchester Zoo
Tuesday 24th: Macmillan Coffee Morning

and more to come!

 

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