October Show Feedback

Well, just a few weeks from the last Pregnancy2baby show and we are already looking forward to the next baby show in Bristol in June 2018.

But before we look forward let’s take a look and what the press  said about the last show. Writing in the trade magazine “Nursery Online” the visiting journalist said this:-

“Last weekend saw the first Pregnancy2Baby show in Bristol and Nursery Online went down to investigate. And we were impressed! The venue was fantastic! The show was held in the UWE Exhibition Centre which is minutes from both the M5 and M4 – and there was lots of parking adjacent to the centre.  Visitors came from all over the country, this was not the Bristol Baby Show…it was a Baby Show in Bristol.

It felt good. I can’t help feeling that when the show grows and fills all that space it’s going to take more than a day to visit!


Thank you all for your lovely comments (see the testimonials page) and I will blog some more  soon!

Thanks for reading, Charlie.


Until The Next Show June 2nd & 3rd 2018

My last blog. Well not actually true, my last blog about the 2017 Pregnancy2baby show……. but the blog about the 2018 show will in fact start in just a few weeks.

To be honest we are very proud, all the visitors loved the show and in particular the fantastic venue at UWE which is not much smaller than Olympia in London and most certainly where it is easier and cheaper to park. In fact it costs nothing to park at UWE and the short walk is just across one of three car parks.

Our lovely visitors came from far and wide, travelling from the Isle of Wight, Dorset, Hampshire, Kent, Wiltshire, Berkshire, Oxfordshire, Devon, Cornwall, South Wales, Birmingham, Gloucestershire, Herefordshire, Somerset and of course Bristol to name just a few.

Our sincere thanks to all the major brands that supported us in particular to Babystyle, Egg, Hybrid, Uppababy, East Coast, Bebecar, Peg Perego, Cosatto, Jane, BeSafe, Concord and Mam for all those amazing freebies!

A big thanks to Debs at UWE, Aim Exhibitions, (guys you were stars) and the fire angel who ensured the fire alarm did not go off until breakdown. Was ???? so silly as to open an emergency fire door?

Until till the next blog, thanks for reading, Charlie.


Just Manic!

Well apologies for no blog yesterday but to say it is manic is probably an understatement!

Lots of questions and last-minute requests from both exhibitors & visitors, the major one being how do we find the UWE Exhibition & Conference Centre, so a quick mention here for the “Travel Information” page of this website. Getting to UWE is so easy!

This my second to last blog, the last one being early next week after the show.  From tomorrow onwards can I direct you to Charlotte & Emma our social media team for updates & news on Facebook, Tweeter, Instagram Etc.

So, for this last blog before the show can I just say, we have the best deals, the best talks and the best show!

And to top it off we have a bit of a coup!

On Saturday we welcome Val Blackburn author of “Jasper the Fire Fighting Dragon” whose first book has received rave 5-star reviews!   Val will be promoting her book at the show and doing personal signings.

Don’t forget the first 1000 people through the door before 11:00am will receive the FREE NEWBORN PACK and thanks in particular to MAM for their amazing help with the show and their contributions to our promotions.

See you either Saturday or Sunday and thank you so much for reading my blog, Charlie.


Extra FREEBIES From Our Wonderful Show Partners!

Simply amazing news!

I recently blogged about BeSafe’s great promotion of a FREE Pregnancy Belt for the first 25 people to visit their stand both on the Saturday & Sunday of the show.

Thanks to our amazing show partners, today we launch the FREE NEWBORN BABY PACK promotion that will be given to the first 1000 people to enter the show before 11:00am on both Saturday and the Sunday. The pack consists of:

  • Mam Feeding Bottle (with teat).
  • Mam Soother.
  • Tube of Metanium Nappy Rash Ointment.
  • A JoJo Maman Bebe Shopping Voucher.
  • Sample Pack From Vitabiotics.

The Free Newborn Baby Pack is in addition to our earlier promotions, so as long as you are in the first 1000 entrants to the show and arrive before 11:00am you will qualify for all the show offers and promotions!

Finally, a quick mention that you can be in with a chance to win the highly acclaimed Jane Gravity car seat, (worth about £350),  simply by visiting Jane on stand number  T3.

Thanks for reading, Charlie


Word Search For Free Tickets!

Time for some fun!

We know how much lots of people love Treasure Hunts & Word Searches, so here is your chance to win FREE tickets to the show!

Simply search our website for the misspelt word that appears on three of our website pages. Use that word (as it is spelt on the website) as your coupon code at check out and your tickets will have a 100% discount applied…… other words your tickets will be FREE!

There are just 50 tickets to win so you will have to be quick, unless of course we have made it too difficult!

Thanks for reading, Charlie


OMG 50% Off Barrier Is Now Smashed!

Just like buses……nothing and then lots!

Mamas & Papas (stand S3) have declared their deals with up to 50% off selected baby products as well as some accessories, toys & bedding!

Not to be out done, Chicco (stand F7) have done the same with up to 50% some toy ranges and we now hear the Koodee stand (F5) will have a unique range of Babies First Christmas clothes & toys!

With the big day creeping up on us the Pregnancy2baby Show has something for everyone!

Declared “Deal of the Day” in the travel system department must go to Cosatto (stand S6) with a Giggle pushchair and car seat being smashed from a RRP of £665……. down to an amazing £330!

Remember to buy your tickets online as they are cheaper than at the door, please see my previous blog.

Thanks for reading, Charlie



Safer Sleeping Started At Bris!

Happy Monday!

Just 5 days to the opening of the show on Saturday and we are all soooo excited!

It has been absolutely manic in the office in Bristol and several team members were beavering away over the weekend both here and in London where Charlotte our amazing social media lead is based. Charlotte tends to look after Facebook & Twitter whilst Em, based in Bris and who hails from Canada, backs up Char looking after Instagram.  Over the weekend Em will be supervising all the live social media feeds that will go out during the show.

In the last few days all the national news has of course centred around sleep positioners. I am certainly no expert on this subject but a quick bit of research on this seems to suggest that a sleep positioner, (as identified by the American research) involves products that force baby into a position by the use of a wedge or strap. You will be able to obtain all the best advice at the show about which brands and models of sleep positioners are affected by the safety alert and how best to keep your baby safe.

SIDS is of course a major worry to all parents, but did you know going back less than forty years ago SIDS was about 7 times more prevalent than it is today and you will be able to find out in Steve Richards talks at the show why the world owes such a debt to Bristol parents for this dramatic reduction in SIDS that has saved over 100,000 newborns lives across the globe.

And given the publicity about sleep positioners I can’t imagine there will be any new parent in the South West who will want to miss the Safer Sleeping talks which will be given by Iona Smith from New Life Classes in association with The Lullaby Trust.

Turning now to tickets, I hear on the office grapevine that currently Eventbrite (who had a very large quantity of tickets ring fenced) has some tickets left at the Earlybird price of just £9.60 so here is a quick link

Remember Adult tickets at the door will be £14.oo so when buying two tickets from Eventbrite the saving (as I write this blog) is nearly £9.oo!

More news tomorrow on the shows FREEBIES and how you can win at the show an amazing car seat valued at over £350.00!

Thanks for reading, Charlie


Less Than 6 Hours To Go Before Some Promotions End!

Pretty much the same blog today as yesterday, but wait until Monday for a super blog about sleep positioners, third party ticket offers and an insight into some members of our team.

There may also be some news about the shows freebies and a new competition!

Thanks for reading, Charlie


Ticket Promotions Ends Sunday At 23:59:59

Just one blog today with one very important message!

Don’t forget the Earlybird ticket discount code, the 101 Prize Giveaway, and the FREE Goody Bag offer ends midnight this Sunday so buy your tickets before the promotions ends!

Have a lovely weekend & thanks for reading, Charlie


Just One Week And A Few Hours To Go

Well, in exactly one week and a few hours on Saturday the 14th of October at 9:30 am the doors of the Pregnancy2baby Show 2017 will open and Bristol and the South West will finally have a major consumer baby show to rival London, Birmingham and Manchester.

And right to the last minute we have new exhibitors coming aboard, the latest being Daisy Baby Shop who will be bringing a massive range of products from brands like Infantino, Pipsy Koala, Rucomfy and Haberman. As an added treat, Daisy will be bringing Miss Pipsy Koala and anyone saying “G’day Pipsy” will get a free prize!!

Another late brand addition to the show is the world famous Grobag, (stand E2) the sleep bag specialist (as recommended by The Lullaby Trust), with some scintillating deals for some end of line fabrics.

And don’t forget BeSafe (stand T5) the world leading extended rear facing car seat brand who will be giving away FREE Pregnancy Belts (worth about £25) to the first 25 visitors to their stand on both the Saturday and on Sunday!

In the workshop and demo room there will be taster baby signing classes, nappy demonstrations and an ask the expert sessions, not to forget the major talks on a wide range of subjects in the main seminar room.

Jumping down to the main pushchair area Uppababy will be showing the latest colours in their award-winning Vista & Cruz range whilst Main Show Sponsor Egg will be doing likewise, together with a few surprises up their sleeve!

And finally check out Ardo Breast Pumps (stand G3). Hospital recommended and multi award winning, Ardo have won the Mumsnet Best accolade for the last 5 years running!

Don’t forget the Earlybird ticket discount code, the 101 Prize Giveaway, and the FREE Goody Bag offer all ends midnight this Sunday so take advantage of all our deals and buy your tickets today!

Thanks for reading, Charlie