With thanks to the staff at Wheelbirks lending a hand, Babes in arms will continue while the team at NCT search for new volunteers.  

A fun social event held on the first and third Wednesday of every month, from 10 am until 12 noon, aimed at parents and babies up to crawling age, although there is also a toddler play area at Wheelbirks. Drop in and join us for coffee, cakes and ice cream and to meet other parents with babes in arms.  

There's something about Wheelbirks ice cream that takes the edge off that sleep deprived feeling. 

Hope to see you there!  

Please keep checking the Wheelbirks facebook page for uptodate announcements on babes in arms. 



When is it? Every first and third Wednesday of the month, from 10 am until 12 noon.

Where is it? Wheelbirks Icecream Parlour, Stocksfield NE43 7HY

Who is it for? Anyone expecting a baby, and parents or carers with babies upto crawling age, although there is also a toddler play area at Wheelbirks .

What happens at Babes In Arms? This is a fun, social group giving you the opportunity to meet other parents and carers with babes in arms while enjoying tea, coffee, cakes and of course icecream!

What do I need to do? Come along, relax and make new friends.

Do I have to be a member of the NCT? No, you don't: Babes In Arms is open to all! We have NCT information available if you are interested in becoming a member.

What does it cost? There is no charge for this event, but refreshments will be available to purchase from the venue.

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