So you may have heard whispers, or seen a few social media posts to wet your taste buds but today officially the word is out! Maman Goes Pop! is returning to central Cheltenham but this time we’ve upped the ante!
So what do you need to know?
Lots of you visited the last Maman Goes Pop! in April and will now that it’s a week long pop up of the perfect combination of shopping, food and drink and events. I managed it alone last time and overall it was a massive success but this time I’m teaming up with the folks behind a new conceptual initiative in the Cheltenham Community….. PLAY. These guys will be running the events and play area, bringing with them DBS checked babysitters who will be looking after the small people for FREE (yes you read that correctly) and hosting a series of amazing workshops, talks and events for adults, children and well just families!
When is it?
Doors will be open every day 10am- 4pm from Monday the 30th October through to Saturday the 4th November.
Where is it?
For the whole week we take over the upper floor of the Wilson Cafe on Clarence Street – adjoining the amazing Wilson Museum. It’s just along from Boston Tea Party – you can’t miss it. There is a lift so it’s buggy friendly and there are fab changing facilities on site.
What will be there?
Well you can drop in any time and SHOP
Once again I’ll be hosting the pop up market side of things (perfect time to start that christmas shopping) and I’m super excited to tell you that the brands who will have stock on sale at the pop up are….
Bodega Womenswear – beautiful, unique womenswear at affordable prices. The best jeans I’ve come across!
The Willow Tree – a selection of stationery and gifts from this fab Cheltenham business.
Black and Beech – all the way from Cardiff – funky jewellery clothing, prints and more all centred around punchy parenting catchphrases.
Thistle Moon – local MumBoss Anna will be selling her stunning prints, christmas cards and illustrations.
Felix and Fox – another local MumBoss Sarah with her unique brush lettering cards and prints.
Little Maldod – back from Wales for her second appearance at Maman Goes Pop Lowri brings a stunning section of gifts for mothers and children. Expect Liberty prints, melamine dinnerware and pretty PJs!
Neal’s Yard Remedies – be sure to pop in and see Katie and her team who will be offering their range of stunning blue bottle organic creams, oils, balms and more. Perfect gifts that were really popular at the first POP!
Photogem – Ann Marie returns for a second POP! and will be accepting commissions of her stunning personalised photo gems – sold alone or set into jewellery, cufflinks, keyring and more.
We Are Pop– again back for more fun, the stock from We Are Pop flew out the door at the last pop up – expect quirky books, tableware for children, candles, teething jewellery and so many more gifts – something for everyone!
Catherine Colebrook – This Tivoli based retailer will be returning for a second POP! and bringing with her a range of hilarious cards, mugs, table mats and some treats we’ve not seen before I’m sure.
Quilt While You’re Ahead – we’ll be welcoming local textile designer and quilter Monica to her first ever POP! and can’t wait to see what selection of handmade goodies she brings along!
The Lion Sparkles – brand new retailer The Lion Sparkles will be providing all the girly bits for the big and little girls! Expect glitter and sparkle everywhere and the perfect stocking fillers for the little ones that love a bit of sparkle and some special treats for their Mums who deserve a bit of sparkle!
This Mama Does – Christina’s epic and hilarious range of parenting milestone cards, greeting and christmas cards cover all the bases – a set for Dads, a set for pregnancy, holiday, christmas – you name it!
Disko Kids – with a strapline of PLAY LOUD – this range of children’s tees and sweat (and some for ladies too) is the perfect accompaniment to Maman Goes Pop! + PLAY!
Stone and Co – really popular last year was this adorable range of handmade felt ball garland and decorative accessories – perfect for the interiors obsessed amongst you.
Nom Nom Kids – finally we will be stocking the full range of the ever so popular reusable food pouches and snack bags from Cheltenham based MumBoss Suzanne. We can’t wait to welcome her back.
Is that enough? Sounds like we’ve got most of your christmas shopping covered so start saving your pennies Mamans!
You can also drop in anytime and EAT
The Wilson will be serving a full cafe and lunch menu and with free wi-fi on site it’s the perfect place to come and hang out with other Mums, do a bit of work or just enjoy some downtime with or without the kids.
And finally you can PLAY
And rather than describe all of the incredible events on offer (many of which must be pre booked) with PLAY I’m just going to direct you to their shiny new website. Take a look at their link and sign up to be notified to ticket releases – you won’t want to miss finding out what’s on offer!
So add the week to your diaries! We really look forward to seeing you there. Thanks as ALWAYS for supporting these initiatives that are all designed to support Mums in business and make the lives of families in Gloucestershire FULLER, BETTER AND EASIER!