T Minus Two Days!

T Minus Two Days!

So excited that Maman Goes Pop! starts at 10am on Monday and I’ve got some stunning retail offerings in store for you to enjoy!

Thought I’d take an opportunity to remind you of tickets that remain to be booked for events and also to remind you that the pop up market will be open from 10am- 4pm Monday through until Saturday and for late night shopping on Thursday the 1st November from 6pm – 9pm (with the cafe open so why not come and enjoy a glass of wine with me!)

On Thursday night The Wilson Museum will also be open for their very first #FirstThursday!

First Thursday. is a collaboration of local businesses within the area to find creative ways to engage visitors in a multidimensional experience, by pooling together resources, content and marketing creating a Cultural hub of food, music, performance, art and retail all within walking distance and outside of traditional working hours allowing public to explore and culture hop between venues.

Teaming up together are The Wilson, Badlands Records, Malone’s Vintage, Incom Gaming, The Stable .

Keep your eyes open for the official #FirstThursdaysChelt Facebook events page for the line-up of what’s to come, along with a map of participating venues.

First Thursdays is a public event and free to attend, the cultural quarter stays open until 9pm or later on the first Thursday of every month.

So for those who haven’t booked yet – here’s the schedule again….

The Events Schedule

This time we’ll be closing off the event space at the end of the Mezzanine for most of the week.  The Wilson have got rid of some of the bulky furniture which means we have more space for coffee and a play area. The coffee shop downstairs will as always be serving some fantastic food and drinks. The events space and coffee area will be closed to the public on Thursday the 1st November for a private party (to celebrate the launch of The Window Magazine!) but other than that it’s yours to make full use of so plan those long overdue catch up with friends!


Monday 29th October

Little Cheltenham Pop Up Photo Studio (images below are not replicas of the set – it will be christmas themed but has not yet been built.)

Come join us for our Christmas pop up studio at the Maman Goes Pop event at The Wilson Cafe.

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Mini Shoot in the Pop Up includes one 7x5in retouched image sent to your inbox

£25 per family (one image – should you want multiple images i.e sibling and solo shots please book multiple shots.)

Here’s a picture of a recent pop up to give you an idea of what to expect. The backup will be Christmas themed. A great Christmas gift for the Grannys or to use on christmas cards!

Little Cheltenham Pop Up photoshoot! Ticketed slots between 10am and 4pm. One appointment per photo –  (i.e two siblings having separate solo shots and one together you need to book three slots.)

Tuesday 30th October

Push It Real Good!

Push It Real Good to the Pop Up! No tickets required for our weekly buggy walk with a twist. All are welcome – mums, dads, bumps, babies, toddlers, grandparents and more! Meet Beth from The Bump to Baby Chapter at Pittville Pump Rooms at the usual time of 11am and join the procession to the pop up! If you’re running late the group will be having a mooch and a coffee in the pop up space from about 11.30. If you have a sling this is the day to bring it – buggies will need to be parked downstairs to ensure we adhere to health and safety. NO TICKET REQUIRED.

My Stylish Friend – Style Advice Sessions and Q&A

10.30am – 11.30am – “How to get baby-body confident”
11.45 – 12.45pm – “How to hide the mum tum and find your style”
Personal stylist My Stylish Friend, a.k.a. Sophie, will be hosting two style advice sessions to help us mums feel confident and stylish in ourselves, our bodies and our clothes. As a mum of three, including twins, Sophie knows how our bodies change on our journey into motherhood, and as an ex Fashion Editor of HELLO! magazine, certainly has the style know-how to get the most from your existing wardrobe and ways to update it, make small adjustments and wise purchases for every stage of motherhood.
Her first session at 10.30am “How to get Baby-body Confident” is aimed at mums-to-be and new and breastfeeding mums who are looking for support and advice, when it comes to dressing for practicality, comfort, confidence and style.
At 11.45am, her session “How to hide the mum tum and find your style” is focussing on ways to hide your extra ‘baggage and saggage’ as well as re-finding you, your style and your confidence. Perhaps you are heading back to work, want to feel like you again on the school run or simply want some advice on how best to flatter your post-baby body.
Sophie is brimming with fashion advice and style tips and tricks, and will also host a short Q&A at the end of her sessions, in case there is anything specific you would like to ask. Ticket price also includes a complimentary scarf – the ultimate accessory for feeding and instant style.
Tickets are £15, or two tickets for £25 (and include a complimentary scarf)
(Babes in arms/feeding and toddlers are all more than welcome)

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The Best Ways to Look After Your Core and Pelvic Floor – talk and Q&A

1:30 – 2.30pm

Join the team at MumsFit who will be talking you through their 10 top tips to look after your pelvic floor and how to exercise it effectively.   Do you have a tummy muscle gap or are you struggling to get your tummy back in shape post birth?  Get it checked out with Mumsfit and find out how to work your tummy muscles effectively.  Ticket price £10
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Wednesday 31st October

FREE Babel Babies Classes!

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

10am Bambinos (walking to preschool)  taster, 10.45am Babies (birth to walking) taster, 11.20am Q&A (drop in – no ticket required) over coffee about how babies learn languages .
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Bullet Journal 101 #BuJo101 with MumBoss Cate Hamilton , Wednesday 31st October, 1-2.30 pm (Babes in arms welcome – sadly we can’t accommodate crawlers or toddlers on this one.)

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 include a journal to take away and use of Cate’s stationery stash to practise (washi tape, pens, etc).
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DROP IN Autumn/Halloween Story Time with Kate of CheltenhamMaman 3.30pm

Come and enjoy a drop in story time session with Kate of CheltenhamMaman. Mums can relax over coffee whilst Kate reads a selection of autumn/halloween themed stories to the  littles. No need to book a ticket.

Thursday 1st November (LATE NIGHT SHOPPING 6-9PM!)

In the morning the event space and coffee area will be in use for a private party to launch The Window Magazine (which will be on sale at POP! from this date on!) You can still come and shop in the market. Big news for this pop up is that we will be opening again in the evening on the Thursday for late night shopping! 6pm – 9pm!

Postnatal Yoga with Nurture Yoga – 1.30 – 2.30pm OR 2.45 -3.45pm

Tickets just £5

Postnatal Yoga class

You worked really hard to bring your baby into the world. And the very best way to recover and restore your body and mind is to give yourself a great big yoga hug!

The postures, breathing and exercises you’ll learn have been chosen to focus on helping your body and mind recover and restore after giving birth.

Postnatal yoga benefits:

  • Relaxes the body and mind to help you recover from childbirth and the demands of a baby.
  • Yoga has been proven to give a significant improvement for women suffering postpartum depression.
  • Improves strength – helping your body deal with the new demands of lifting, changing and carrying all day …and all night sometimes!
  • Improves endurance and stamina – keeping you going when you’re feeling exhausted.
  • Connect with like-minded mums in a calm, supportive and positive environment.
  • Happy mum, happy baby! When you are calm and content, it will help your baby feel calm too.

More about the class

All postpartum mums are welcome, as soon as you are told by your doctor it is okay to exercise (6 weeks or longer depending on how your little one came into the world).

During class, feel free to feed, change, burp, rock your baby, or just take a break whenever you like.

All venues have pushchair access, plenty of space and easy to access parking, so you don’t need to interrupt their nap to get to class.

Class passes are flexible, so you can take classes when it’s best for you, or even take extra classes when you need them.
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Write your Non Fiction Book and Get It Published! Workshop with Sophie Bradshaw of Publishing Workshop, 7pm – 8.30pm

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.

Tickets £25. (Please bring your own refreshments as the café will be closed.)

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Friday 2nd November

FREE Caterpillar Music (Cheltenham) Tasters

Come along and sample one of Caterpillar Music (Cheltenham)’s music and movement classes for children aged 0-4 years for absolutely no charge. Caterpillar Music sessions offer a unique introduction to music for babies & young children. With different weekly themes, colourful instruments and amazing puppets, our classes are enjoyed by thousands of children every week.


Cookery Doodle Doo – Children’s Cookery Class –  1pm, 2pm and 3pm
Join Fiona for a children’s cookery session.  Just in time for Bonfire Night, we’ll be making “firework truffles”  – chocolatey truffles with a secret exploding ingredient!  Suitable for children aged 2 and a half to 10 years and lasting approximately 30 minutes, it’s a perfect session to keep little ones engaged.  Tickets are £5 and include all ingredients, equipment, aprons and a recipe card. Under 5’s must be accompanied by an adult.

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Saturday 3rd November

Hypnobirthing Taster Workshops with The Bump To Baby Chapter 

Expecting a baby and keen to understand more about hypnobirthing? Come along for an introduction to hypnobirthing and a taster where you will pick up a great basic understanding about hypnoborthing techniques and how they can help you to have an empowered birth.

11.45 -12.45 £5 per space
( so a couple should book two tickets.)
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Paediatric First Aid Training with Little Hearts 1.45 – 3.15pm

About Little Hearts:
Little Hearts First Aid Training is a Gloucestershire-based company providing expert paediatric first aid training to parents, grandparents, schools, nurseries, childminders and playgroups.  We pride ourselves in being professional, approachable, knowledgable, friendly and welcoming as well as teaching in a relaxed manner & where no question is a stupid one.
Our courses are taught by two current serving members of the ambulance service with over 25 years experience between them and who are also mums so they are acutely aware of anxieties surrounding weaning, choking and all things to do with first aid and children.

What we will cover:
Paediatric newborn and toddler CPR, how to help a child who is choking, febrile convulsions, meningitis and if time, any other condition that delegates wish to discuss.

Price per ticket:
Tickets £17.50 – aide memoir for CPR & choking included in the cost.


But what about the market?

Well here we go… the list of which retailers you can expect to see at the market… you can expect to be able to spoil yourself and buy gifts for the mums, sisters and friends in your life as well as stocking stuffers and an array of under the tree presents for all of the little people in your life. Plus it wouldn’t be Maman Goes Pop! if you couldn’t stock up on your supply of reusable food pouches and snack bags, greeting cards and books!

Really look forward to seeing you there!



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