The big weekend for mums and dads and their children is here as The Best Start Baby and Toddler show arrives at the Shay Stadium banqueting suite.
Organiser Andrea Wallman - a Courier parenting columnist - invited us to come on board on Sunday (October 5 - 10am to 4pm) and organise a Cute Kids competition, which was too good an opportunity to miss.
And now there’s even better news as Frankie and Benny’s have sponsored the competition offering the winner a £75 voucher and the runner up £25 towards a family meal.
As well as featuring all the entrants in a bumper edition of the Courier on October 17 when voting will start, the winners will have a special shoot which will be published at a later date.
All you need to do is go to page 26 of the Courier, fill in the form and present it to our photographer Bruce Fitzgerald at the event and he will take a portrait picture of your child. Good luck.
The Best Start Show is now in its second year and Andrea is hoping for an even greater footfall. Around 500 people attended last year.
People are encouraged to pre-register online on www.thebeststart.co.uk - because the first 250 pre-registers will receive a goody bag.
You can, of course, register on the door.
The show is packed with stalls that will interest both expectant and new mums and dads.
There will also be talks by a number of experts on aspects of parenting.
“We already know that more people are coming this time because we’ve seen how many have registered online,” said Andrea. “It was such a good event last year and so many people said so many nice things about it, they are coming back for a second time and bringing their friends with them too.”
Find a Cute Kids entry form on page 26 of the Courier.