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Competition

7 days, 7 prize bundles!

We’re banishing the January blues with 7 days of great prize bundles from some amazing local companies.

Today’s bundle, Bundle 5 includes a great mix of prizes for family with babies or toddlers:

  • An organic whale print towelling bib from Ted and Dino.
  • A term of a classes for one baby/child to attend The Signing Company Signing Babies, Signing Toddlers OR Signing Talkers class.
  • 50% off a core and pelvic floor rehabilitation group course with Core Confident.
  • A free first osteopathy treatment for Mum or Baby at Woodside Osteopathic Clinic with one of their pregnancy & baby specialist osteopaths.

Don’t forget, if you’ve missed previous bundles, you have until January 31st to enter.

Full details, terms and conditions, and how to enter can be found here.

Feature

Well after a couple of months of grabbing every spare second I have to get the site ready for a pre-Christmas launch, I’ve finally done it! Welcome to Mum’s guide to Hitchin! I thought I’d do a little intro to tell you a bit about myself and highlight parts of the site I hope you’ll find useful. I’m Lucie and I live in Ickleford, a lovely little village in Hitchin with my husband, our 4 and 1 year old boys, and our black labrador.

For families - My aim is to provide a website and social pages packed with so much local information, that you really don’t need to look elsewhere. I know how busy life is as a parent, and I’m hoping to take the hard work out of finding great things for you to do for quality family time together.

For businesses - As a freelancer myself - I’m a marketing consultant running my own (currently paused, while I have my toddler full time) business, Little One Marketing - I’m keen to support local businesses by showcasing what you have to offer and giving you the opportunity to reach local families. You can list your business for free, but there are also paid opportunities to suit all budgets, which you can find here.

The site

So here’s a quick whistle-stop tour of the site:

There are a number of categories that you’ll find in the dropdown menu on the homepage. A few to point out:

Children’s Clubs and Classes – filter by class type, age, day, time and a number of other things to find the perfect class for your child. For those with under 5s we have a handy at-a-glance list of drop in groups by day, so you'll never again have to wonder "what shall we do today?"

Fertility, pregnancy and postnatal  - If you are planning a pregnancy, already expecting, or have recently given birth, this section will provide you with information about all the support and services available in and around Hitchin to help you through these exciting, but also sometimes challenging, times.

Education and Childcare – Everything you need to know about local education and childcare options in the area, including school admissions and appeals. Please note school open days are coming in the new year.

Family Health – Particularly handy if you’re new to the area, you’ll find out of hours services, doctor’s surgeries, chemists, plus support and advice services.

Things to Do  - Stuck for ideas on what to do this week, well look no further, as this category is packed with ideas in Hitchin and further afield!

Other parts of the site:

Facilities and Services - Take a look in this section for everything you need to know about family-friendly Hitchin.

Articles, blogs and news – Keep up to date on local news and check out some great articles from local businesses.

Tried and Tested – Whenever I go somewhere great that I think local families would like to know about, I’ll be doing a ‘Tried and Tested’ blog in this section, so you’ll know the best places to go.

What’s On – Plan your family time around what’s going on locally – it’ll all be right here!

If there’s anything else you’d like to see on the website, please do get in touch through my social channels or email [email protected]. I'll be adding lots more over the coming months and would love your feedback.

WHAT'S ON THIS WEEK


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