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"Better conversations"

Baby Week Leeds launched in September 2016, is an early years initiative helping to bring and celebrate services from across the sector together for one week. Baby Week is an adaptation of Semana do Bebe (UNICEF 2010).

In Spring 2018, Baby Week Leeds welcomed partners from the steering group as trustees once registered as a charity. The third annual focus will be around 'better conversations' with the aim of bringing individuals, families from all sectors to learn, share and have better conversations.

During the week, Leeds has partnered with Bradford to launch an app called '50 things to do before you're 5', which will be used to promote better conversations, get creative and have fun for all.

Download the 'Better Conversations' conference presentations here >>

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Leeds Children Centre's 

programme of activities

Click below for the full schedule of activities with over 50 events

Treasure baskets

Sensory Play

Breastfeeding groups

Baby massage

Messy Play

little explorers

arts & crafts

Stay & Play

starting solids

story time

BABY WEEK LEEDS 2018 | THE FULL SCHEDULE

MONDAY 12 NOVEMBER

Breastfeeding Peer Support Enrichment Day

9:30 - 2    

A fantastic support day (closed event) aimed at peer supporters with information, keynote speakers and much more.

Tenants Hall, Middleton

BoomChikkaBoom Baby Rave(Sold out)

10:30 - 11:30

(SOLD OUT) Join Boomchikkaboom for some family fun - more details here. Please note:this is a partner event so charges may apply. 

Revolucion De Cuba,

Little Singers Session by Opera North 

10:30     

Sing songs, explore instruments, play games and have fun with music in our weekly sessions. Sessions aim to support the development and well-being of children under the age of 5 and their families through high-quality musical experiences and activities.

Crossgate Libraries

Baby Week Leeds Opening - '50 things before 5' Launch (Sold out)

12:30 - 4        

An event to launch the third annual baby week, free and suitable for all. Hear from speakers, visit the stalls and launch our new app for the city. See above for more details.

Leeds Civic Hall

Dinosaurs Love Underpants

1pm

For babies aged 18mnths and under. Through crafts, singing, messy play, dancing, games and interactive theatre we will bring the stories to life in a fantastically fun and interactive way. Discount code: BBYWK15 (15% off discount code for the whole month of November for our baby events) - please book here.

Rainbow Factory 

Exciting Activities coming to your local Children’s Centre - See schedule below >

Various times     

Play & Explore through lots of fun including exploration and discovery, messy play, sensory play and so much more. 

Children Centre's in Leeds

TUESDAY 13 NOVEMBER

Made with Music for babies session

10 - 10:45am    

Pay what you can and enjoy some musical fun with babies up to around 18 months old.

Stainbeck Community Hall, LS7 2EA. 

Baby Photo Booth

10:30 - 12noon  

Make some memories with your baby at our special baby photo booth. Bring your baby to join the library and have a photograph taken of baby by a professional photographer.

Leeds Central Library

Bounce and Rhymetime – See libraries poster below for local library, time and date

Various times   

Make some memories with your baby at our special baby photo booth. Bring your baby to join the library and have a photograph taken of baby by a professional photographer.

Leeds Libraries

Bedtime Stories – See libraries poster below for local library, time and date

Various times    

Come along in your pyjamas and settle down for bedtime stories with Wee Willie Winkie. Ideal for children from 3 to 7 years old, these sessions are great fun and during Baby Week there is a special chance to meet Leeds Ted.

Leeds Libraries

Leeds University Midwifery Lecture: Closed event for students

Afternoon      

Mapping structure of Midwifery module to ‘Better Conversations’ Baby week theme. Students will be expected to choose an aspect of birth to ‘look at the evidence’ and discuss. ‘Better conversations’ could be included as wider literature to discuss the impact of communication with the woman, as a team and as a service.

University of Leeds

WEDNESDAY 14 NOVEMBER

Better Conversations | A Baby Week Leeds Conference (Sold out)

9:30- 4

A free conference aimed at professionals involved in maternity, early years and promoting the best start. Hear about making every contact count, speech and language, importance of engaging fathers, young parents and families as a whole. Learn about infant feeding, impact of trauma and perinatal mental health. Discover the partnerships in Leeds through workshops.

Leeds Marriott Hotel

Baby and toddler-friendly introduction to Mindfulness – with Pete Turner (Mindful Teaching)

10.15-11.15    

A one hour introduction to Mindfulness for  parents and little ones, including games and sensory activities, soothing music and bubbles and a minimum of talking. Suitable for children from newborn to toddler.  A free, drop in session part of Leeds Baby Week.

Kirkstall Abbey Visitor Centre


Marvellous Multiples - Peer Support Group Celebration

12:30 - 3  

A taster sessions including baby massage, health visitors and story time with Leeds libraries and an space for discussion. Refreshments will be provided for multiples families with babies or expectant families of multiples.

Burley Children Centre,

Little Singers Session by Opera North 

1:30     

Sing songs, explore instruments, play games and have fun with music in our weekly sessions. Sessions aim to support the development and well-being of children under the age of 5 and their families through high-quality musical experiences and activities.

Halton Library

Rockabye Roadshow – See libraries poster below for local library, time and date

Various times     

With a team of musicians the Rockabye Roadshow offers a pop up small scale interactive show which introduces lullabies (both traditional and new) to reconnect the music of language with singing and play. As well as introducing children to the rhythm and rhyme of language, the session also provides a special bonding experience and introduces calming strategies for parents, carers and their babies. This is a magical activity is aimed at tiny babies / babes in arms.

Leeds Libraries

Exciting Activities coming to your local Children’s Centre - See schedule above>

Various times     

Play & Explore through lots of fun including exploration and discovery, messy play, sensory play and so much more. 

Children Centre's in Leeds

THURSDAY 15 NOVEMBER

Baby Week Class, Coffee & Chat

2 - 3pm   

Come and meet the team at The Little Gym - a place designed to introduce your child to physical activity in a fun and nurturing environment. Suitable for parents with babies from 4months - children classes up to 12 years. Why not stay after the session for a drink and chat? 

The Little Gym Leeds

Exciting Activities coming to your local Children’s Centre - See schedule above >

Various times     

Play & Explore through lots of fun at children centre's across Leeds including exploration and discovery, messy play, sensory play and so much more. 

Children Centre's in Leeds

FRIDAY 16 NOVEMBER

Multi Sensory Morning & Tiny Tigers Crafts

10 - 12noon       

Join us for a free drop in at Leeds City Museum for the Under 5s and their carers. Come and play in our pop up sensory room or join us for a weekly craft session.

Leeds City Museum 

Come and talk about Maternity, Breastfeeding and Early Years services (see below)

12:30 - 3  

Hear about what we have been doing to improve maternity services and to help families get the best start in life.Tell us about your experiences and help to shape future plans. Drop in at any time, and relax in a conversation circle – feel free to bring your children! There will be the chance to ask the Leeds doctors and midwives any questions which you might have about maternity services.

Leeds Kirkgate Market (event space)

Dinosaurs Love Underpants

1pm

For babies aged 18mnths and under. Through crafts, singing, messy play, dancing, games and interactive theatre we will bring the stories to life in a fantastically fun and interactive way. Discount code: BBYWK15 (15% off discount code for the whole month of November for our baby events) - please book here.

Rainbow Factory 

Exciting Activities coming to your local Children’s Centre - See schedule above >

Various times     

Play & Explore through lots of fun including exploration and discovery, messy play, sensory play and so much more. 

Children Centre's in Leeds

SATURDAY 17 NOVEMBER

Baby Week Play, Pamper & Parents at The Light 

11 - 4    

Join in with a one day special for  babies and all families welcome at a mystery unit in The Light Leeds, City Centre. Come and meet the Baby Week Leeds team, information stalls, sensory play and baby massage and much more pamper.

The Light Leeds

Boomchikkaboom Baby Rave

Time tbc        

Join Boomchikkaboom for some family fun - more details here. Please note:this is a partner event so charges may apply.

Allerton Bywaterr

SUNDAY 18 NOVEMBER

Leeds Dads Meetup 

2 - 4pm         

Join in with the fun at the monthly Leeds Dads MeetUp, a pre-school playgroup for dads and kids, the particular event will be free, open to all and focused around 'Better Conversations'. More information can be viewed here.

The Tetley, Leeds

Leeds Libraries programme of activities

The first ever #BabyWeekLeeds 

Baby Week Leeds is taken from the Brazilian Semana do Bebe which is a week-long event of baby and child-friendly activities and workshops including families and professionals. Launched by the Lord Mayor, it provided a platform to share and celebrate best practice.

The second Baby Week launching Baby Box's

Free ‘baby boxes’ to help infants have best start. The launch at the Crowne Plaza was part of Leeds Baby Week – a partnership in the city which focuses on giving infants the best possible start in life.