We all know how important it is to get out of the house, whether you have a tiny new baby or older children. It's no fun being stuck at home with only daytime TV and a screaming baby or stroppy 2-year-old (or both) for company! We have tried to arrange a varied program of social events and activities spread throughout the week and in various locations across West Norfolk so hopefully you will be able to find something to suit. All of the events listed below are open to all - mums/dads/carers/babies/pre-school children/parents-to-be. The NCT is all about forming a great network of support and friends so we are always delighted to welcome new people to our events............ so what are you waiting for? Come along and get involved!
We are always on the look out for ideas for new or alternative venues so if you have any suggestions, please let us know.
Tums to Tots Coffee Group
Fridays 10-12, East Winch Village Hall
This is a very friendly and informal group and everyone is welome. There's plenty of parking and the hall is easy to find. We have lots of beautiful new equipment including bean bags, baby mats, rattles and bouncers so it is really comfy for parents with tiny babies. There's also lots of space so the older children can have a wonderful time playing with the kitchen or burning off energy on the cars and trikes.
We also try to arrange a special event approximately once a month, be it cooking, a craft activity or a visitor (including hand prints, baby music, a photographer).
There's tea, coffee, homemade cakes and biscuits that we take in turns to bring, and snacks for the toddlers. Above all, it's a great chance to sit down, relax, have a chat and share experiences. A £2 donation is suggested to help cover costs.
Bumps and Babies Coffee Group
Tuesdays, 10 - 12, Various locations
Run by various branch team members, this group follows on from antenatal classes and provides a comfortable and friendly home environment to meet up in with your very new baby. Come along and enjoy a chat and the opportunity to share new experiences. You will get more details at the end of your antenatal classes but all local new mums who would like to come along are welcome. Please e-mail Alix for details (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Walks at Sandringham
Third Monday of the month, meet outside the Visitor Centre cafe at 1.30pm
Our monthly walk at Sandringham is definitely more popular during the summer months! We start at the visitor centre and walk for approximately 45 minutes. It is all buggy friendly and very easy going, especially if any of the toddlers decide they want to walk too! We end up at the playground or in the cafe for some well earned tea and cake. For more information please contact WestNorfolk@nct.org.uk
Meet up at Gym Pit, Lynnsport
Second Thursday of the month, 9.30am
If you haven't been along before, Lynnsport runs a Gym Pit fun time session for pre-school children every morning from 9.30-10.30. It's a brilliant place for babies and toddlers to burn off energy with the whole gym being given over to their use - there are trampolines, a bouncy castle, balance beams, balls and hoops, foam pits to dive into and much much more.............
Entrance is £4.35 per child (less with a Leisure Card) and includes a drink afterwards.