Aberconwy & Colwyn
The branch is run by local volunteer parents for other parents and parents to be, offering support, information and friendship. We offer a range of help and activities and look forward to meeting you. Please click here to see how you can get involved!
There are pages on the right for our Facebook and Twitter accounts which have a live feed of all posts for members who do not have access to Facebook and/or Twitter. Any last minute changes to events can be found there.
*Our Next Sale will be Saturday November 23rd at Princes Drive Baptist Church, Colwyn Bay.
To Volunteer at the sale, or to order a seller pack please visit our Nearly New Sale site.
New! Sign up to our mailing list for email reminders of what's on here.
Run locally – get information and advice, meet other parents due to have babies around the same time as you. Depending on your circumstances, you could book a programme of antenatal classes for as little at £10! We offer a 11-15 hour courses, although shorter courses can be arranged. You can find out more about discounted rates here. For more information contact our antenatal teacher Hannah by phone on 01492 540471 or by email.
To find an antenatal class near to you, click on the 'List All Courses for This Branch' link to the right of this page or use the search for antenatal classes on this website please use the DISTANCE filter to find courses in the Conwy area! Our classes will have a minimum of 4 couples for each course, This unique setting helps you to get one to one support to prepare for your birth, ask all the questions you need to and get to know other parents-to-be locally due at the same time as you.
To book one of these courses contact nicola Bazeley on telephone 0844 243 6969 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
There is usually an Open House event most weeks somewhere within our region (currently predominantly along the coast between Rhuddlan and Llanfairfechan). A member hosts a session and can hold it for whatever age group is most appropriate for them - Babies, Toddlers or all ages.
It’s very informal, with coffee and possibly some cake and lots of chat for the adults and play for the small people. It’s a good way to make friends and can be a lifesaver.
You can meet other parents with children of a range of ages, learn from their wisdom (and their mistakes) and get out of the house and have an adult conversation. All are welcome: bumps, babies, toddlers, children and parents.
Prams on the Prom
We are currently looking for new volunteers to restart our Prams on the Prom event. It could be run on whatever day/time is convenient to the hosts and does not need to be at the same location, it could move to 1 new location or be shared between different hosts.
Please email email@example.com if you would like to get involved.
A gentle walk along the prom in Rhos-on-Sea, followed by coffee and/or lunch. You don’t need a pram, all welcome, including dogs.
Meet every Tuesday at 10.30am by Rhos on Sea Golf Club- please check our Facebook page, Twitter feed or branch emails the day before. If you can't make the walk, then feel free to meet the group on their return trip back to the Golf Club at 11.30!
*New * Bumps & Babies
We now have TWO bumps and babies groups.
Primarily aimed at pregnant ladies and those with younger babies, Bumps & Babies is a fab place to meet other parents, get information and support and just get out of the house for a while! It could be a good starting point if you are nervous about going to an open house or intimidated by the toddler group circuit.
Bumps and Babies Monday is at the Craigside Inn, between 1pm and 3pm and is free to attend, drinks & food are available to purchase.
During the Friday session we will also have other demos and special interest groups visiting some of the time - eg a real nappy demo and a baby music session. We also hope to have a lending library of parenting titles available at the sessions. Breastfeeding Peer supporters will also often be found hanging around if you need a chat (although it's not a breastfeeding group and you are very welcome to feed your baby where, when and how you wish!)
The Friday Bumps & Babies will run on the 1st, 3rd and 5th Fridays of the month at United Reform Church, Rhos on Sea between 1pm and 3pm. £1.50 per session which includes drinks, cake and any activities. First session & bumps free!
Dads Night Out
We have a monthly pub night for dads, which is held at The Albion in Conwy (Good selection of real ale, lager, cider, wine & spirits) This is a traditional pub with no tv, games machines or jukebox. Come along for a nice pint and a chance to have a chat (moan) with other dads who are in similar situation. Contact Elgan for details or see the Facebook group.
Breastfeeding support **Our Qualified Breastfeeding Counsellor and New Peer Supporters are here to help you!!**
We are delighted to announce that we have a qualified Breastfeeding Counsellor in the branch - Amy de Silva - who is able to provide mother to mother support over the telephone to both members and non-members. You can contact Amy at 01286 872 273 . Amy is a volunteer working from home with a young family - she will do her best to support you, but please bear this in mind when you contact her.
We can also can offer support, information and shared experience as well through our new group of volunteer Breastfeeding Peer Supporters - find out more here!
Nearly New Sale**Sales awarded Gold Standard!**
*Our Next Sale will be Saturday November 23rd at Colwyn Bay.
We run three sales a year, selling good quality baby and children’s clothing, equipment and toys. The sales are an ideal way to sell on your children’s used things and we always need enthusiastic volunteers to get involved. For more information contact Karen, see our NNS Facebook page or join our Nearly New Sale Mailing List.
For the latest sale information, click here.