Looking for the Top Baby Shows in and around Hertfordshire? You're in the right place!
Trade shows are a right of passage to all the major events of your life. Getting Married? Trade show! Building a house? Trade show! Having a baby? Trade show! I just googled and yes, there is in fact such a thing as a Funeral trade show.
I have spent many hours putting together the list below and actually found less pregnancy trade shows than I thought I would. If there are more out there that I didn't find, they really need to up their advertising game!
I've tried to keep it within an hour of travel for the big shows and stayed more local for the smaller ones but if you're willing to travel a bit further you'll find a few more out Surry and Essex way.
1st - 3rd March - The Baby Show ExCel London
Let's face it - if you're after the FULL Baby Show experience, The Baby Show is the one to head to.
Superb shopping with a huge array of essential baby products from trusted brands as well as the latest innovations
Fantastic savings and offers
Expert advice from leading baby experts covering hot topics including breastfeeding, weaning, first aid and sleep (including Lucy Shrimpton - The Sleep Nanny)
There's a Tommee Tippee feeding area with free breast pads and use of bottle warmers, and a Lidl changing area with Stokke Changing Tables, free nappies and wipes.
These big shows are generally the best for freebies and discounts so try and take someone with strong arms.
The downside - the crowds. Try and get there early before everyone else nabs all of the best freebies and while there is still room to breathe. Oh and take food because no one wants to pay those prices!
FRIDAY - £14.70 in advance / £20 on the door
SAT/SUN - £15.70 in advance / £20 on the door
Under 14s go free
Some times people like MadeForMums have discounts so it's worth doing your research!
12th May - The Bedfordshire Baby & Toddler Show (BEDFORD)
22nd September - The Buckinghamshire Baby & Toddler Show (AYLESBURY)
10th November - The Bedfordshire Baby & Toddler Show (LUTON)
**Good news - they’ve updated their website and it no longer plays a loud video on the homepage so it’s now workplace friendly!
If you don't fancy heading into London, These are an easy drive away.
The Show is made up of over 70 businesses, running stalls and free activities covering every aspect of pregnancy to preschool.
It's obviously not half as big as the London shows but let's face it, it's a lot cheaper and probably a lot less stressful!
On a side note, their Facebook Page is great for funny baby videos and pictures!
Although they aren’t currently list for sale, these were last years prices:
£3.50 in advance or £4 on the door (cash only). Children under 16 go free.
https://www.yourlocalbabyshow.co.uk/bedfordshire-bedford / http://www.yourlocalbabyshow.co.uk/buckinghamshire / https://www.yourlocalbabyshow.co.uk/copy-of-bedfordshire-luton
18th - 20th October - The Baby Show, Olympia London
It's a little early for all the information to be ready for this show yet but it'll be very similar to the show at the Excel earlier in the year.
Expect lots of shopping, offers and advice but also expect big crowds.
Not listed for this year yet but I imagine similar to at the Excel earlier in the year (£15-£20)
Nearly New Sales in and around Herts, Beds & Bucks
Wow there are a lot less nearly new sales listed so far this year! It’s definitely worth following them over on Facebook or checking out their website every now and then to see if they have added any more, but this time last year there were triple the amount already announced.
The Reddings Primary & Nursery School - 23rd March 2019 - 11-12:30
Northchurch Social Centre - 11th May - 11-12:30
Well you’ve let us down Baby & Children’s Market - No local shows this year
Onslow St Audreys School, Hatfield - 11th May - 12:00 - 14:00