Free bump, baby and toddler show for new and expectant parents this Sunday at the Shay

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Two enterprising local mums have joined forces to hold a free Bump, Baby and Toddler show for new and expectant parents in the Calderdale and Huddersfield area.

The Best Start Baby and Toddler show, sponsored by babyballet, the Print Bureau and SP Fitness Solutions, is the brain child of Andrea Wallman and Zoe Willows.

It takes place at The Shay Stadium, Skye Lane, Halifax this Sunday (October 6). Doors will open at 11am, entry is free, with goody bags for the first 200 people.

On the day there will be stands offering products and services for new and expectant parents, as well as presentations offering information on relationships, being a birth partner, how to avoid and cope with toddler tantrums, top tips for a straight forward birth and advice on dogs and babies.

Andrea, owner of The Best Start company which provides courses, workshops, meet-ups for parents and a local magazine, wanted to extend the service she already offers.

Andrea said: “Our idea is to bring together local groups, businesses and services under one roof, providing an accessible and informative event packed with everything needed from bump to beyond.”

Zoe, who was an events organiser before becoming a full time mum, jumped at the chance to work with Andrea to deliver what she hopes will be a successful and informative show.

For more information about the event go to or If you would like to exhibit at the event please email for more information.