Tickets: Cbeebies Christmas Show on the BIG SCREEN 

You’re in for a treat this year! Experience the magic of the CBeebies Christmas Show on the BIG SCREEN as it hits cinemas across the UK on Dec 4 & 5.

Inspired by the classic poem, ‘The Night Before Christmas’, audiences will follow the adventures of Holly and her brother Jack on Christmas Eve as they send their wishes to Father Christmas. But then they have to deal with the mischievous Wish Taker who steals those wishes, leading Holly to travel far and wide in search of them. Will she succeed and ensure Father Christmas has all the wishes in time for Christmas Day?

A must-watch in the run-up to Christmas for any little girl or boy!

Elf on the Shelf: what’s new this year

The Elf on the Shelf is a fun-filled Christmas tradition that has captured the hearts of children across the globe, who welcome into their home one of Santa’s official Scout Elves each festive season. This year, there are a few new fun things to shop, plus of course, some essentials.

The Elf on the Shelf

Elf Mates (triple pack with book)

Planet Buddies: environmentally friendly kids’ tech

For Christmas gift inspo, check out Planet Buddies and their range of super cool kids’ headphones, bluetooth speakers and holders for tablets based on a variety of colourful characters who represent endangered, vulnerable, and threatened species from all over the world.

Planet Buddies is dedicated to raising awareness for endangered animals all over the world. Their goal is to educate children about the issues that threaten animals with extinction. This includes loss of habitat, global warming, and harmful substances ending up in our oceans. Planet Buddies are on a mission to share knowledge and inspire change in our future generations to help protect all life on our planet.

Foldable Wired Headphones, Planet Buddies

Kids Wireless Headphones, Planet Buddies

Christmas Elf Magic with My Little Princess Parties

Why not book a doorstep visit from a North Pole Elf this festive season?

Elf visits are 20 mins long and your Elf will be full of festive cheer, ready to tell stories of the North Pole, take your little ones on an interactive adventure, tell silly jokes, have a Christmas singalong, check the naughty and nice list and bring an early Christmas present. Your elf will be in character the whole time, capturing the imagination of the children and adults alike!

Availability is limited, so contact My Little Princess Parties today to book your Elf!

Visits are £59 for up to 2 children. Visits on Xmas Eve are £85. Additional children will be £3 per head (Max of 6 children per visit).

Piccolo

In the lead-up to Christmas, Piccolo has joined forces with Co-op on its One for One campaign to help parents in need feed their little ones this winter.

Between now and 7th December, for every Piccolo product purchased in-store or online at Co-op, Piccolo will donate a meal to its charity partners City Harvest and Fare Share. Pop into your local Co-op and pick up any Piccolo product to help!

Rocking Donkey and Bear, Kaloo

Experts in iconic and timeless soft toys and comforters, Kaloo is delighted to offer the perfect gift to create precious memories this Christmas: the totally charming animal rockers! Available in two adorable options, a delightful donkey and cuddly bear, the ride ons will make a truly special present, making magical moments this Christmas.

The ideal gift for little ones starting to find their feet, the super soft rockers include a cushioned seat and wooden handle bars to keep little ones safe during play. Recommended for 18-36 months, the unisex rockers will fit perfectly in any nursery or playroom, sure to become a favourite for playtime and imaginative play, even as little ones grow. A precious, high quality gift that will be treasured for years to come, the Rocking Donkey and Bear are sure to be loved by children and parents alike.

Little Learning Bears

This Christmas, explore learning with your little one with the new, interactive Little Learning Bears Folders, the perfect educational and fun, family-time present. Founded by Francesca Calliva Reed, a qualified and experienced primary school teacher and Mum, Little Learning Bears launched as a result of the Covid-19 Lockdown 1.0.

Data has shown that the Covid-19 pandemic has had a noticeable impact on pre-schoolers language and speech skills, which is why Francesca ensures that Little Learning Bears supports developing vocabularies, inspired by teaching inside the classroom. Used in nurseries, schools, and speech and language clinics, Little Learning Bears is trusted by parents and professionals alike.

Packed with fun, the personalised folders, aimed at pre-school and infant learning, are categorized by stages of learning, starting with The Koala, and progressing from Panda to Polar to Grizzly Bear. This Christmas, each bear has been Santa-fied with themed activities such as understanding order and size, matching patterns and more, mixed with festive colouring, and a little sprinkling of elf magic.

NESSA’s New Body Heroes

Body Blitz Oil | 200ml | £45

A multi-purpose detoxifying body oil that leaves the skin feeling tighter, firmer and re-densified. Formulated using high-performing bio-actives and potent anti-inflammatories that are scientifically proven to help prevent collagen degradation, improve skin tone, and reduce inflammation. Offers instant hydration, boosts skin elasticity and accelerates skin recovery, improving skin tone over time, for all ages and stages of womanhood.

Body Saviour – Stretch Mark Butter | 115ml | £34

A luxurious lightweight butter designed to help prevent and reduce stretch mark formation in all stages of womanhood. Powerful bio-actives and skin-replenishing vitamins, seal in moisture, help improve elasticity and work to brighten the skin. Soothes stretched overworked skin and offers deep hydration from head to toe.

Christmas Carol Concert, Smile Train

To officially kickstart the festive season, on Thursday 9th December, the global children’s cleft charity will be hosting a virtual, hour-long Christmas carol concert – which people across the UK can tune into for free via Smile Train. Although the concert is free to attend, any donations made on the night will make a huge difference to children globally.

Filmed at the Grosvenor Chapel in Mayfair, where ‘Love Actually’ was shot, the concert will feature a whole host of festive fun including:

  • Festive performances from the Choir of Grosvenor Chapel
  • Inspiring stories from Smile Train’s Ambassadors
  • Hymns from seven of Smile Train’s patient choirs – made up of children and young people who have benefited from the charity’s cleft care

Graco Products to be stocked in selected Asda stores

Graco has launched in three Asda stores across the UK this month to bring a wide selection of baby essentials to customers while doing their weekly shop.

Customers in Asda’s Colindale, Eastlands and Slough stores will be able to shop Graco’s best-selling products in branded bays, designed to offer parents and parents-to-be a one-stop shop for all their baby gear needs. Customers can choose from a selection of travel systems, car seats and home products such as baby swings, soothers and highchairs.

Shoppers unable to find a particular product or colour choice in-store, will be able to scan a QR code that will direct them to George.com where they can select from the extended Graco ranges online and also view more details on the products shown on the shelf.

Enjoy 20% off Graco’s swings and highchairs

Graco is offering up to 20% off their swings and highchairs, so families can relax and enjoy the festive season, knowing their baby is safe, secure and cosy this Christmas. Offer valid from 30.11.21 to 16.12.21. For more information on Graco’s Christmas Promotion.

Toy Of The Week

Huffy So Sweet 16” Bike RRP £130

If you’re shopping for a bike this Christmas, check out Huffy.

The Huffy So Sweet 16 inch bike is designed with popular and super-cute colours to inspire fun for miles of memories for girls aged 5 – 7 years old.

This single-speed kid’s first ride has wide training wheels and pavement-worthy tyres, for the smoothest ride. So Sweet has a padded seat and dual coaster brakes make for a comfortable ride. The durable steel, easy-stepover frame has a quick-release clip that allows parents to adjust the height of the seat as their child grows.

Huffy Pro Thunder 12” Bike RRP £100

This single-speed first ride has wide training wheels and wideset tires, and would make the perfect Christmas gift for any young racer.

In striking yellow and below, the huffy Pro Thunder offers a comfortable grip on the handlebars, dual coaster brakes and padded seat to make this first ride a real blast.

The durable steel, easy-stepover frame is decorated with fun graphics to inspire racing with friends. There’s a quick-release clip that allows parents to adjust the height of the seat as their child grows.

Book Of The Week

The Empty Stocking, By Richard Curtis

In this fantastically funny and heartwarming story by Richard Curtis, scriptwriter of Four Weddings and a Funeral and Love Actually, it’s Christmas Eve and there’s one very important question on everyone’s mind – have YOU been good this year?

For twins Sam and Charlie this is a big worry. Charlie has been especially naughty and everyone is sure that she won’t get any presents AT ALL. But when Santa makes a mistake, it’s up to Charlie to put things right…

On the My Baba wish list…

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