If you have read my previous posts regarding baby groups you will be aware that my friend Emma and I have been looking at starting a baby group that isn’t going to cost the earth or even better be free.
Emma decided on a buggy walk and excuse the pun but put the wheels in motion. My 8yr old made a couple of posters to put up in our local supermarket and library.
Emma also advertised the walk on our local village Facebook page. We had a great response saying people would love to join us.
It was looking to be a great turnout.
As the weeks past we kept reminding people online and face to face when we saw anyone with a buggy.
All agreeing that they would love to come.
So Sunday (22/3) I sent out a quick reminder on facebook and twitter again and we started getting people dropping out.
Come Monday morning we had visions of us two being the only people attending. Hey Ho! !
10:15 came and I was at Tesco waiting to meet Emma and whoever else was joining us. Then over the next 15 minutes mummies (and a couple of daddies) and their buggies started arriving.
Phew we weren’t going alone!! Not that I wouldn’t want just Emma as company on a walk of course hahaha.
We set off just after half past ten and headed out on our walk around the main road to the local country park. What a sight it must have looked with all of us in tow.
The weather was amazing. We could not have asked for a better day.
We walked a fair way until we got to the lake where feed the ducks.
Once we had finished there we headed back.
It was really great to meet other mums (and dads) that felt getting out and about was far better than being cooped up indoors day in day out.
We all mingled and chatted to one another along the route.
Everyone seemed really happy and pleased with how well the buggy walk had turned out and all asked when the next one would be taking place.
Emma asked the other mums if they would like it weekly or fortnightly. We all agreed weekly.
Following the walk Emma posted a thank you to all those that attended on the Rainham Essex Facebook page. This raised interest from more mummies and daddies. Some commented that they were so sorry to have missed it. Some didn’t know about it and wanted to know more and one lady saying that she had seen us all walking along.
Our next walk will take place on
Monday 30th March at 10:30 am
As it is the Easter school holidays we have decided that we will walk just a little further to a play area so that any older children joining us can have a good run about. And weather permitting we can sit and have a picnic.
If you would like to join us please feel free to come along. Would be great to get more and more involved. Remember IT’S FREE :-)))