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Maman Goes Pop! Let’s talk shopping!

Maman Goes Pop! Let’s talk shopping!

So as promised I’m checking in to give you a situation report on the market side of Maman Goes Pop! which as you should all know is returning to The Wilson Cafe in central Cheltenham for the week commencing the 9th July!

I’m so excited to be hosting a summer pop up and am delighted to be bringing back some old favourites on the retail front as well as mixing things up a bit with some fresh sellers!

So here we are… the up to date list of who will be selling their gorgeous wares at Maman Goes Pop! If you’ve not yet booked your tickets for events you can either scroll down to the bottom of this blog for the programme or pop straight over to the ticketing link. 

Musthud Design

Simple, versatile, yet beautiful muslin bibs and blankets.

Harriet Sanders

Stunning, handmade handbags and accessories made locally by MumBoss member Harriet Sanders. Bespoke orders can be taken at Pop.


A selection of potty training equipment and baby accessories from MumBoss owned business Pourty.

Stone and Co 

MumBoss business Stone and Co is the original home of the felt ball garland as well as retailer of lots of other amazing gifts for all the family.

Babel Babies

As well as providing tasters of their award winning music and language classes, MumBoss business Babel Babies will be selling a range of magical language themed merchandise including CDs, pins, games and prints.

Art Rocks

Neons and neon accessories galore will be adorning the corners of Maman Goes Pop! thanks to MumBoss business Art Rocks. Call in to get inspiration for a bespoke neon if you have something specific in mind.

ALB Jewellery

Inspired by everyday objects and life this range of predominantly silver jewellery is a much anticipated addition to POP. Really excited to have MumBoss ALB Jewellery in the lineup and personally I’m saving up my pennies for a statement piece!

Halia Rose

Returning to POP! will be Halia Rose, safe, practical and fun teething jewellery for mums and children.

Bonnie Pop Makes

Comfortable, durable clothing in modern and funky unisex prints to make your children and mine stand out from the crowd! MumBoss owned business.

Mama Life London

Slogan styles with meaning. MumBoss business who donates a signifiant portion of profit to mental health charities.


Beautifully crafted products. Inspired by a moment. Made to tell a story. Based in Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwickshire, Talesmith create a variety of framed art, personalised prints, greeting cards and unique gifts. Bespoke commissions will be accepted at POP!

Carousel Preloved Children’s Clothing

Thought Carousel was no more now that the shop is closed? WRONG! Libby will be bringing her stock to POP! – high end pre loved children’s clothing store is a very exciting new addition to POP!

Inside Out Gifts

Beautiful greeting cards, gift wrap, jewellery, books, children’s toys, as well as unique lifestyle products and home ware.

Nom Nom Kids

It wouldn’t be POP! without MumBoss Suzanne and her amazing range of reusable snack bags and pouches.

Daphne and Margot

Very excited to welcome back MumBoss Jo of Daphne and Margot with her range of beautifully made children’s clothing.

Bodega Womenswear

The sellers of the best jeans in the planet, MumBoss business Bodega will be offering some bargains exclusively to Maman Goes Pop! shoppers!

Cotswold Baby Co

A really big hit at the last pop up Cotswold Baby Co (MumBoss) offer a big range of delectable children’s clothes including Blade and Rose Leggings.













Thistle Moon

Local artist and MumBoss Anna will be selling her these of pen and ink illustrations and will also be available for much of the week to discuss bespoke commissions.

So there we have it! PLENRY of reasons to be saving up your pennies and leaving all of your birthday present and holiday shopping until pop up time! Remember that every time you shop small and shop local you are making a difference to a person that grafts away all by themselves – often a Mum just like you.

So really hope to see you there. For all the updates make sure you register your interest in our Facebook event.

And as promised below you’ll find the programme of events with links to book should you want to.



Monday 9th July – doors open 10 and we kick start the week with family friendly craft hosted by the one and only Victoria of Babyprints Cheltenham!

Baby and Toddler Summer Crafts Session, Monday 9th July 2018 10.30-11.30am or 11.30am-12.30pm

Join Victoria from Baby Prints Cheltenham for a fun morning of fingerprint crafting with your baby or toddler.  She will be running two, hour-long sessions, suitable for children from 6 months old to pre-school. The sessions are very relaxed and we all know babies don’t play ball all the time, so please feel free to drop in for a short time within your chosen session time or stay the whole hour.

Choose two of the following crafts to complete with your child and take home;

  • Design a butterfly finger puppet
  • Decorate a keyring
  • Make a Card
  • Make a Star Wand
  • Design a Springtime Crown 
  • Decorate a Rosette
  • Decorate a Flower

Tickets to this session will cost £6 per child and will include all craft items, fingerprint ink, crayons and baby wipes for cleaning little fingers.  Victoria will be on hand throughout the morning to help with fingerprinting, hand and foot printing and hints and tips for creating the perfect keepsake.

If you love the session and want more, or can’t make it, our fingerprint craft kits to take home will be on sale in the marketplace.

All children must be supervised by an adult.

A mat and baby toys, for younger siblings not participating, will be provided in the event space.

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Sophie Bradshaw, Book Publishing Workshop. Monday 9th July, 2pm – 3.45pm

Always wanted to write a book? Whether it be business or self help this is the session for you. Sophie Bradshaw, writing coach at Publishing Workshop can help kickstart your project and in this session will help you understand

How writing a book can change your business and your life

How to work out what to write about
How to identify your reader

How to write a ‘recipe’ for your book

How to use existing content in your book

How to write a great blurb and introduction

How to use marketing strategy in your book to get more clients

How to beat writer’s block

How to create a writing schedule that will help you write your book in as little as 4 months just working 1 hour a day.
Small babes in arms are welcome. Tickets £25. Refreshments can be purchased from the cafe downstairs.

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Babel Babies , Tuesday 10th July, 10am- 10.30 – Bambinos (toddlers, preschoolers, and younger siblings)

10.45am – 11.15am  – Babies (newborn to walking confidently)

In the morning join Cate from Babel Babiesfor a class of their award winning multisensory, multilingual music sessions where parents and children from birth to school age, learn languages together.

At 11.20 you can also join Cate for a Q&A on how babies learn languages and how best to support their linguistic development. No need to book a ticket – grab a coffee and just drop in.





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143 Sensory, Tuesday 10th July – Sensory, Baby Massage and Messy Music

Come along and join Ashella of 143 Sensory. She’ll be hosting three separate classes.

We offer 3 classes
143 Sensory is a creative sensory class that’s designed to stimulate, educate and relax little minds while creating special bonding time for you and baby and capturing special memories.
143 Massage Me is a luxury baby massage course to provide you with all the knowledge and strokes to introduce baby massage into your routine.
143’s Messy Music is a fun, energetic class filled with music, dance, puppets, instruments, story time and of course Messy Play where your little one can explore through play while their imagination runs wild.

1.15pm – 1.45pm 143 Sensory is for little ones aged 6 weeks to 13 months
2pm – 2.30pm 143 Massage me from birth to crawling
3pm to 3.45pm  Messy Music for all ages

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Summer Skincare Workshop with Katie Chapman of Neal’s Yard Remedies, Wednesday 11th July – 10.30 – 11.30am

A hands on workshop (babies very welcome), taking everyone through a good Summer skincare routine with some of Neal’s Yard Remedies favourites. Ideal for tired Mums looking for simple tips to look after their skin to help them feel good and leave glowing. There will be a few little NYR treats for everyone to take home too.

If anyone has any specific skincare needs or products they’d like to try they can message Katie (katie.nyr@outlook.com) in advance and she’ll see what she can do.

Tickets just £5



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Cookery Doodle Doo – Children’s Cookery Class – Wednesday 11th July 1pm, 2pm and 3pm
Join Fiona for a tots cookery session. We’ll be making a perennial favourite for this time of year – flowerpot cheesecakes!  With layers of pear “rocks”, cheesecake “mud” and oreo “soil”, complete with planted mint sprig, these treats look amazingly real and taste fantastic!  Suitable for children aged 2 and a half to 5 years and lasting approximately 30 minutes, it’s a perfect session to keep little ones engaged and start them on their culinary journey.  Tickets are £5 each and include all ingredients, equipment, aprons and a recipe card.
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MumBoss Morning Thursday 12th July – 10am – 12pm
On Thursday morning the cafe space will be reserved for members of The MumBoss Club to come along and chat, co-work and collaborate. The wonderful Kate of Little Cheltenham will be offering reduced price headshot sittings (pre book through the Facebook group- MEMBERS ONLY.)
The market and downstairs coffee area will still be open to all.
Meet the Author, Q&A with CheltenhamMaman and Beth Bentley, author of brand new weaning book Young Gums! 2-3pm Thursday 13th July.
One of the first ever blogs published on CheltenhamMaman was from (at the time) Instagrammer Beth of Young Gums. Two years later I’m so thrilled for her that her first book has just been published and she’ll be chatting to us about all things weaning in an informal Q&A. Babies very much welcome – in fact Beth gave birth only a few weeks ago so you can expect she’ll have hers there!
Come along to this informal event where I’ll be interviewing Beth about the book and you can pick her brains on all things weaning!
You will also be able to purchase a copy of her brand new book Young Gums – Baby Food With Attitude – all week and get it signed at the event.
2pm – 3pm. Refreshments available from the cafe.
Tickets £12

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Summer Pop Up Photography Studio with Little Cheltenham – Friday 13th July, various slots – all 15 minutes.
Come join us for our Summer 2018 LC Pop Up, hosted by Maman Goes Pop.

Mini Shoot in the Pop Up (15 mins)Â

One 7x5in retouched image sent to your inbox

£25 per family

Theme TBC

Head over to  www.littlecheltenham.com/the-lc-popup to see more.

Little Cheltenham pop up images are sized to be printed at 7x5in. Little Cheltenham produces 7x5in digital images allowing your family to share your image on social media. All pop up images produced by Little Cheltenham will be finished with The LC Pop up border.

Visit littlecheltenham.comfor full t&c’s

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Flower Crown Workshop with The Homemade Wedding Company, Saturday 14th July, 10.30am – 12.30pm


The Homemade Wedding Company specialises in providing DIY wedding inspiration and workshops to help couples to realise their DIY wedding dreams and stay within budget. Join us for a really simple DIY flower crown workshop with all materials provided. You’ll learn what kind of flowers and greenery work best and how to put together your own beautiful, wearable flower crown. Perfect for any summer occasion – you don’t need to be a bride! No babes at this one though – this is for some grown up time.

Tickets £20
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How to Bullet Journal – #BuJo101 Workshop, Saturday 14th July 1.30pm – 3.30pm 

Fancy seeing how simple paper and pens can help you keep on top of your busy home/work life, increase your productivity, and make you happier? Join self-confessed lifelong stationery addict, business owner and mother-of-three-under-seven Cate to see how bullet journalling has saved her sanity, and how this easy activity could save yours!

Creative crash course for complete beginners or those wishing to dedicate a bit of mindful weekend time to the analogue revolution. You don’t need to be remotely creative to participate in this therapeutic and life-changing workshop: come with a head full of lists, scattered projects and half-thought-out plans, and leave with your new bullet journal skills to make it all better.

Tickets £18 and include a journal to take away and use of Cate’s stationery stash to practise (washi tape, pens, etc).

Refreshments can be purchased separately from the cafe downstairs.
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