With just over two weeks until the UK's only nursery trade show, Harrogate International Nursery Fair confirms that every single exhibition stand space is now sold filling nine halls of the Harrogate International Centre in its entirety.
Adrian Sneyd, show organiser, comments: "Visitors will be in for a real treat this year with more exhibitors covering a larger floor space than ever before. Not only are most of the big, well known brands returning, but there are numerous new exhibitors from around the world attending the show for the first time promising buyers lots of exciting new product ranges.
"Gone are the days when the show filled three of four halls and visitors could scoot round and see everything in a day. We highly recommend a minimum of two days to take in all on offer for those in a hurry, but if you want to relax, peruse products and buy at your leisure it is well worth a three day attendance."
Baby&More returns to Harrogate with a fabulous range of new products that fit perfectly with the company's ethos - providing mummy inspired solutions.
Featured in the Independent newspaper's 10 Best Rainwear feature, the quality Mum2Mum Rainwear range will be showcased. The high-quality collection is proving popular with parents buying for Forest School and of course for the wettest winter on record. The new Squeez'Ems range will also be available at the show - the innovative feeding range created by US brand BooginHead is perfect for both babies and toddlers alike. Visit Baby&More on Stand QP4.
Goldbug is launching a range of new nursery products at Harrogate. As well as showing the supremely successful Harness Buddy range, the company will introduce SoapSox® to the UK - a product created by US child expert Ray Phillips which is unlike any other bathtime product on the market. SoapSox are a cute wash cloth alternative and feature several fun characters that make bathing fun for kids and easier for parents. Each character has a soft terry cloth exterior with an anti-microbial sponge interior with a mesh pocket - simply insert your favourite liquid or bar of soap and create lots of wonderful SoapSox® suds for gentle cleansing ... and fun! Visit Goldbug on Stand C33.
Travel happy with JL Childress, which has a wide range of products such as stroller accessories, car seat carriers, feeding accessories and other quality safety necessities providing a helping hand to families on the go. The company has many great offers for existing and new customers, to come along and visit the team on Stand H14.
Baby Elegance is delighted to return to Harrogate International Nursery fair where it will be launching some exciting new products from buggies to one of the safest mattresses available. The company will also be launching a new wide range of colours for the Beep twist, which scooped two Maternity & Infant awards for best travel system and best buggy for 2013. Visit Baby Elegance on Stand A1 to see all the exciting new products to hit the UK market.
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You may have noticed that Harrogate Nursery Fair re-branded last year to add the word 'International' to its title for the very reason that the show has grown in its 45 years from a very UK focused show to a truly worldwide event. This year, over 50 companies will be exhibiting from more than 20 countries with brands from Australia and the US to far-reaching corners of Europe. Last year visitors attended the show from almost 50 countries and this is expected to be even higher this year with a notable increase in visitor pre-registrations from around the world.
Adrian Sneyd, show organiser, comments: "The majority of international baby trade shows take place in the autumn with exhibitors offering their spring and summer launches for the following year. Because of its March timing, Harrogate fills a much-needed gap in the market offering retailers and buyers the unique opportunity to view autumn and winter collections and plan their buying requirements for later in 2014.
"Interestingly, this year more than ever the town of Harrogate will take centre stage in the international arena when it hosts two stages of the Tour de France including the finish just metres from the exhibition hall entrance!"
For more information about attending Harrogate International Nursery Fair and to pre-register to attend visit the Registration Form.
Pacific Baby, a US-based supplier of thermal baby bottles is pleased to introduce its new award winning All-in-One bottle to the UK market. The All-in-One keeps liquids hot or cold for up to seven hours. It comprises a BPA-free plastic bottle for easy formula measurement, which can be inserted into an outer stainless steel thermal bottle to keep the temperature. Accessory tops can be purchased to convert to sippy cup and drinks bottle, for use from birth to five years old. Very handy for travelling, outings and bedside feeding, this product is winner of the Mother's Choice Gold Award in the United States. Visit Pacific Baby in the North American Pavilion Stand NAP7.
Gummee Glove, the brand behind the multi-award-winning teething mitten for babies is excited to be launching its second product at the Harrogate International Nursery Fair in March.
'My First Gummee Glove' is a pair of anti-scratch mittens for newborn babies. The surface of the mitts is covered in silicone spots to gently soothe tiny gums. The mitts also feature an adjustable hook and loop fastening so they stay on the smallest of hands. 'My First Gummee Glove' comes in a choice of three colours: blue, pink and white. It will retail at £6.99. Come and see 'My First Gummee Glove' and the original Gummee Glove on stand H7.
This is Skibz seventh year of exhibiting at Harrogate and the team is looking forward to catching up with its UK and international customers as well as making new friends. Skibz continue to sell well, and its new product, Snoodz'n'Mitz, is proving very popular with customers both here and overseas. 2014 is Skibz' 10th birthday and it is incredible to think that the company has progressed from cutting out Skibz on a playroom floor to selling hundreds of thousands of products worldwide. Please come and say hello and help Skibz celebrate its anniversary and take away a party bag on Stand QP9.
Harrogate International Nursery Fair is simple to reach driving from London as you can jump onto the M1 and stay there pretty much until you arrive at your destination, however for those who prefer not to travel by car there are several alternatives. There are regular trains from London to Harrogate via either York or Leeds which will take less time than driving – around 3 hours. However, many of you may not be aware that you can now fly from London Heathrow to Leeds Bradford airport for just £47 each way with British Airways. The flight takes just over an hour and with regular buses from the airport to Harrogate makes a quick an affordable option for many retailers travelling from the south of England.
Don’t forget to register online for free entry to the show! Full details of exhibitors, show times and where to stay are also on the website. We look forward to seeing you there!
Visitors to Harrogate International Nursery Fair can grab a sneak preview of an exhibitor’s products on television this coming Sunday 2nd March at 9pm as Julie Wilson and Amy Livingstone of Cheeky Chompers come face to face with multi-millionaire investors on BBC2’s Dragons Den.
Julie and Amy, Edinburgh based mumpreneurs, launched their new product, the Neckerchew chewy dribble bib, at Harrogate last year and the product has proved a real winner selling over 30,000 in 12 countries in their first year of trading. Cheeky Chompers will be launching a further three new exciting styles at Harrogate this year, so do come along to Stand QP10 and find out all about their time with the Dragons.
Memory foam is the’ in thing’ for adult mattresses and pillows but now babies can enjoy its long lasting comfort with the CoziCush by CuddleCo – a memory foam buggy liner with adapts to individual baby’s shapes keeping them calm and cosy for longer. The science behind CuddleCo’s design helps to avoid musculoskeletal stress with the correct combination of foam density and firmness to deliver support for the ideal anatomical position when seated. Universal with almost all pushchairs the CoziCush retails at around £24.99 for mass market appeal. Visit Cuddleco on Stand C5.
TotsBots has taken its award-winning cloth nappies to the next level with the launch of its latest McBinky – a brand new, easyfit design. This latest version of the TotsBots classic has a beautiful bamboo, cotton and minky blend fabric interior promising the ultimate softness. The new design comes in five fabulous colours including blue, green, red, purple and orange and is available for newborns up to 35lbs. Visit TotsBots on Stand C44.
After 10 years in business, and 50 million labels sold in 97 countries worldwide, Mabel’s Labels – a leading provider of durable, waterproof labels for households and families – has expanded into the world of retail with a one-of-a-kind product that makes organisation easier for parents and families. Write Away!™ labels are ideal for any last-minute labelling – from lunch containers, bottles and sippy cups to toys, school books and more. They’re compatible with any pen, pencil or marker. Simply write, seal and stick! Visit Mabel’s Labels in the North American Pavilion in the Royal Hall Stand NAP1.
Many companies use Facebook and Twitter to promote their business, but have you ever wondered how to really engage with your customers and influence their buying habits? Emily Hill of Write My Site will be presenting a seminar at Harrogate International Nursery Fair on Monday 24th March explaining how writing a blog is a highly effective tool in influencing the mummy market. Also, leading market research company GfK will explain how the sudden drop in birth rate in 2013 has affected baby product sales and will show just how and where new mums like to spend their money.
Retailers involved in the sale of child car restraints can discover the full implications of the new European i-Size Regulation which will affect almost every family with children across Europe in coming years in a seminar presented by Transport Research Laboratory (TRL) and design and engineering consultancy Inneva. Finally, do you need to protect your business from employees walking out with your best ideas? And are you ready to deal with employees requests for flexible working further to recent changes in the law? Law experts from Lupton Fawcett will be on hand to explain how to protect your IP and answer all of your questions concerning Employment Law. Seminars are free of charge and take place in Hall G of the Harrogate International Centre. For full details and times of seminars visit the Seminar Programme.
Harrogate marks the official launch of Maguari, the new single corporate identity formed by uniting Bibs and Stuff and its Dutch sister company ISI.BV. Visitors to Harrogate are invited to join the Maguari team for a glass of bubbly and free gift and view some must-see items including Buddy - a breast feeding pillow from ISI.Mini, plus relaxing nightlights and sleep trainers from Baby Zoo. As the exclusive UK distributor from New York based Skip Hop, Maguari will also showcase products previously only available in the USA. Visit Maguari on Stand H3.
Laminvale will be presenting two brands at Harrrogate - Amazonas and Perlimpinpin. Amazonas is one of the leading manufacturers of hammocks worldwide operating in over 40 countries and will be offering its original cotton hammocks from Brazil and also its successful baby and child product line Amazonas Baby World with a variety of hammocks, baby carriers, hanging chairs for children and baby hammock stands. Perlimpinpin brings its collection of sleeping bags and matching ultra-soft blankets with eye-catching designs. Organic bamboo, ultra soft muslin, cosy plush and velour are only a few of this brand's signatures. Visit Laminvale on Stand H15.
This year marks a new beginning for phil&teds and Mountain Buggy with a new UK based team focused on building the brands and supporting retailers. The innovative brands dedicated to helping parents adapt&survive and live life without limit have a fresh new approach for in-store merchandising, dedicated sales support and exciting new products on offer.
Share in the enthusiasm and visit the team to be inspired and discover the latest from these leading brands, including the innovation award winning Mountain Buggy nano - the ultimate travel companion, and new luxury phil&teds pushchairs. Visit phil&teds on Stand 110 in Hall A.
Ickle Bubba will be exhibiting at Harrogate for the very first time and is the brain-child of husband and wife team Fran and Veronica Vaughan who set about providing one of the most stylishly affordable travel systems on the market. The 'Stomp Collection' is a modern, fresh design, provided at unbelievable value for money whilst offering one of the highest retailer profit margins in the wheeled goods business. In its first six months, Ickle Bubba has partnered with over 50 independent retailers who have been eager to stock the 'Stomp Collection'. Visit Ickle Bubba at stand A102.
Fans of the BBC television show The Apprentice can meet 2012 winner Tom Pellereau at Harrogate International Nursery Fair this year, as Babyprice will be offering his invention – the Stylfile Nipper Clipper. This revolutionary product has a safety spy hole, baby nail file and distraction app allowing parents to trim tiny nails safely and correctly. Come and meet Tom and chat about his experiences on the afternoon of Sunday 23rd March on Babyprice Stand A4.
The gorgeous new Sophie la girafe baby range of certified natural and organic skincare for babies and children is being launched by 1 Two Kids at Harrogate. Sophie la girafe is now one of the best-selling baby toys in the world and the new range of products to care for baby’s skin carry the same values as the award-winning toy – natural, great quality, safe, traditional and all with a unique French touch. Visit 1 Two Kid’s Stand B6 to see this fabulous new range which will be in stores from May 2014.
Snuza has been at the forefront in offering peace of mind to parents of new-born babies. The Snuza Hero is a cordless mobile movement monitor and has a unique vibration feature which can reassert baby’s breathing if it detects that breathing movement has stopped for 15 seconds, followed by an alarm if breathing does not resume. Hero’s sensitive flexible tip gently rests on baby’s tummy and will alert parents if breathing movements become weak or slow. Snuza Hero and Snuza Go! clips onto baby’s nappy and is battery operated – no cords, wires and sensor pads. Snuza provides parents with freedom of movement. Come and see this great product for yourself on Snuza Stand QP52.
Baby Elegance is delighted to be attending Harrogate International Nursery Fair once again, where it will be launching some exciting new products from buggies to one of the safest mattresses available. The company is also launching a new wide range of colours for the Beep twist, which scooped two Maternity & Infant awards for best travel system and best buggy for 2013. Visit Baby Elegance on Stand A1 to see all the exciting new products to hit the UK market.
Trunki is bringing a selection of its newest products to Harrogate, including the Yondi travel pillow and ToddlePak – a brand new innovation in toddler reins. The Yondi pillow offers head and neck support for snoozing toddlers (suitable for 2yrs+) in a loveable range of seven colourful characters.
ToddlePak is an innovation in toddler reins with a fuss-free harness that fits from the front and fastens from the back in one quick, simple movement. A unique clip allows parents to adjust the waist and shoulder straps simultaneously for a comfortable, secure fit. The rein can be used both as a training rein for first steps or a leading rein for bigger adventures! Like Yondi, it comes in a range of characters that children will love. Visit Trunki on Stand H45 where it will also be showing new suitcases based on licenses with Lotus F1 and Hello Kitty.
Fans of Robbie Williams and Olly Murs will be rushing to buy tickets for the Harrogate International Nursery Fair Party & Awards night this year with outstanding live entertainment provided by what is widely regarded as one of the most authentic tribute shows on the circuit.
Paul Reason not only captures the look of Robbie, but also his mannerisms with cheek, charm and sex appeal will have jaws dropping in amazement. Paul also sounds incredibly like Robbie with powerful vocals recreating favourite songs from the performer’s Take That and solo careers. True to life, he will also be joined by stage buddy Olly Murs (aka Mitch Corner) with a mix of both solo performances and duets.
At the Majestic Hotel on Sunday 23rd March, this is a not-to-be-missed event open to exhibitors and visitors and includes a three course meal, brief celebrations as the BPA’s Baby & Nursery Trade Awards are presented before heading on to the star studded performance of the evening.
Tickets are just £48 (including VAT) and are selling fast, so book early to avoid disappointment. Click here to download the booking form.
PacaPod’s new ‘Travel Lite’ Hastings puts the knapsack back on the map for adventure seeking parents with a versatile design that can be worn as a shoulder bag or backpack combining utilitarian styling with innovative new design features and a super lightweight construction.
Perfect for all kinds of family road trips the Hastings is part of PacaPod’s ingenious new ‘Travel Lite’ range weighing just .56kg. It has a practical top loading style which makes it easy to arrange baby gear and pack, grab and go. The brand’s unique 3-in-1 ‘baby organisation system’ has also been cranked up a notch with new flat pack feeder, changer pods and mat which are simple to clean and fold away.
Visit Pacapod on Stand H16.
Parents looking for a clean and convenient way to feed babies and toddlers will love the new Sucup Teeny-Weany and Sucup Toddler which allows little ones to feed independently. Fill the re-usable cups with your choice of food and then give to the child with confidence. Spill-resistant and squeeze-proof they are ideal for travel. Pop in porridge for breakfast, vegetable puree for lunch and yoghurt for afternoon snack and because of the innovative design there is zero waste! Made in the UK and retailing at £9.99 this is a perfect range for nursery retailers.
Visit Sucup on Stand QP15.
The Puppet Company is a toy design and wholesale company specialising in puppets. As well as being the largest puppet wholesaler in the UK, creating wooden theatres, plush toys and dolls, it also produces the ‘Wilberry’ collection which features plush animals and dolls. The company’s products are sold in garden centres, toy shops, gift shops and zoos around the world. My First and Second Puppet collections are made from soft fabrics with embroidered faces and are suitable from birth upwards.
Don’t miss The Puppet Company on Stand H6.
Visitors to Harrogate International Nursery Fair will be treated to some of Britain's finest culture in March with Harrogate's stunning 100 year old Royal Hall providing the venue for the North American Pavilion at the show for the first time ever.
The Royal Hall, the patron of which is HRH Prince of Wales, was returned to its former glory and officially re-opened in 2008 after more than £10m of restoration work. The final result is truly stunning and the decorative scheme is an authentic reproduction of the original which itself was acclaimed as one of theatre architect Frank Matcham's finest projects.
Show organiser, Adrian Sneyd comments: "This is the second year that ABC Kids Expo has staged a North American Pavilion in Harrogate and last year exhibitors within it were delighted by the culture and heritage provided by the town. We were asked about the possibility of utilising the Royal Hall for the North American Pavilion in 2014 and are delighted to have come up trumps. The venue, which is part of the Harrogate International Centre, is truly exceptional and visitors are highly recommended drop in to experience some of the UK's finest architecture - as well as some exceptional baby products too!"
Exhibitors in the North American Pavilion include Baby K'tan LLC, foufou baby, Jazzy Toes, Mabel's Labels, Pacific Baby Incorporated, Pura Stainless, RoomMates D&eacut;cor, Sara Kety LLC, Wean Green and Zoli Inc.
The ABC Kids Expo team will also be on hand for anyone wanting to find out more about one of the US's largest baby trade shows which takes place in Las Vegas in September 2014.
Full exhibitor information can be found at www.nurseryfair.com
Harrogate International Nursery Fair 2014 is fast approaching and nursery retailers and buyers are in-store for a treat with all of the favourite, well-known brands attending as well as some exciting newcomers to the market with a diverse variety of fabulous new baby products.
This is the UK’s only nursery trade show providing a great opportunity to explore product launches for the autumn and winter season. The beautiful Yorkshire town of Harrogate is a delightful location, with competitively priced hotels and restaurants, so it’s hardly surprising that many visitors enjoy spending a few days to make the very most of their stay and enjoy some of the hospitality on offer too. This year there will be an interesting line-up of speakers with a brand new seminar programme, a Party & Awards night; plus a free networking and drinks evening. For more information and to register for the show visit www.nurseryfair.com
After an absence of two years, Obaby is returning to Harrogate to exhibit some fantastic new products for retailers large and small alike.
The best of these is the much coveted Chase pramette. After the highly successful launch, the Chase has been even further improved with a sleek new hood. There are now six colours to choose from, all on an eye catching chromed chassis. Not just any Chassis, the Chase chassis is a dynamic hydraulic system that takes the fuss out of opening and folding the pushchair. With a RRP of only £249, the Chase is a must have line for all retailers. Obaby looks forward to giving all visitors a warm welcome on Stand B32 and B34
Smallest Ideas is a new company launching at Harrogate with a clever hook which clips onto most changing mats helping mums to keep those ever-moving nappy bags open and still so they can calmly and easily change baby anywhere. The Little Nappy Bag hook is innovative and beautifully simple. The elegant design is registered with patent pending. For more information visit Smallest Ideas on Stand QP27
iCandy is thrilled to be unveiling to the UK the 2014 collection for the first time exclusively at Harrogate International Nursery Fair this year. Attending the exhibition for over 20 years, this is one of iCandy’s biggest launches to date. The British family business holds 80 years of manufacturing pedigree and expertise for award winning luxury pushchairs.
iCandy is inviting visitors to its stand for the ultimate iCandy experience, they will have the opportunity to experience the much anticipated Peach 3, the Raspberry and iCandy’s luxury bag collection, designed by ex-Mulberry designer, Janet Collin.
Visit i-Candy on Stand M27.
Kite, the planet-friendly clothing brand for children from 0-11 years old, is proud to launch its Autumn Winter 2014 collection at Harrogate showcasing the best of Dorset’s beautiful countryside and coastline. From nature to nautical, Kite’s AW14 designs feature stunning squirrel prints, fabulous florals and happy harbour scenes (think tug boats, lighthouses and dolphins!). Visit Kite on Stand H25
Momentum is building for Harrogate International Nursery Fair with just two months until retailers and buyers from around the world flock to the UK’s only baby specific trade show.
There are lots of exciting new developments this year including the return of several well-known brands and a host of new exhibitors attending the show for the very first time. For the second year running, having experienced a fantastic show in 2013, the US Pavilion organised by ABC Kids Expo brings a delegation of American brands contributing to the ever-increasing international presence.
Adrian Sneyd, show organiser, comments: “We are delighted with the positive spin towards the 2014 show and despite heavy snow affecting attendance last year, many exhibitors reported brisk business with all of the major nursery buyers attending. This goes to prove that it would take a lot more than bad weather to stop serious retailers coming to Harrogate as for many it provides a one-stop-shop for all of their stock requirements for the entire year.”
After several years’ absence, Phil & Ted returns to Harrogate with its fabulous collection of products designed to help parents ‘adapt and survive and avoid being prisoners of the nursery’. New ranges include Navigator with an auto stop safety brake; Alpha safe and lightweight car seat capsule with base options to click and go; plus the new Smart Mesh seat designed to keep babies cool in hot weather.
With strollers in mind, other new companies at the show include Czech company Navington – a new product line including comfortable, safe strollers and accessories created with an emphasis on the quality of every detail, safety and aesthetics. Ickle Bubba is a new British brand with an eye for detail when it comes to design and manufacturing process. The company, established in 2011, is based in Llanelli, South Wales and its first launch, Stomp, has certainly stamped its mark already and is definitely one for retailers to watch. Also returning this year is Cuddleco (formerly Kiddu) with a bigger stand to give justice to its extensive range of pushchairs, buggies, child car seats, baby walkers and accessories.
Harrogate also welcomes the return of leading baby brand distributor Cheeky Rascals with a significant presence in Hall C and a huge range of products for pregnancy, birth and for baby’s early years – from belly belts and bags, to pushchairs, toys and safety equipment.
The Primary Collection’s latest new range ‘Petite Dreams’ which is launching at the show is a must have for retailers seeking beautiful nursery furniture and accessories from wardrobes, cots and cot beds to dressers. Be one of the first to see this fabulous new range on stand B24.
There is limited space available for Harrogate International Nursery Fair 2014 and companies wishing to participate can register interest at www.nurseryfair.com or contact Adrian Sneyd on 01902 880 906 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Nursery retailers and buyers seeking exciting new ranges from all major baby brands should make a firm date to visit Harrogate International Nursery Fair this March and the chance to see numerous new product launches all under one roof.
The UK's only nursery trade event of the year, Harrogate International Nursery Fair offers the ultimate opportunity to compare and select new stock items from manufacturers and suppliers of prams and wheeled goods, car seats, nursery furniture, safety equipment, toys and practically everything a parent could possibly need from early pregnancy right through to pre-school years.
For the first time ever, nine halls of the Harrogate International Centre will be packed to bursting with a dominant presence in Hall A by East Coast Nurseries and Casual Play; Hall B with Hauck Group, Mutsy and Babystyle UK; Hall C with Jané and Concord; Hall D with Distributor Corporation UK, Halilit and Whitestep Ltd; Hall H with Bibs n Stuff, Clair de Lune, Tippitoes and Oxo Tot; and Hall M with Recaro, Chicco, Dorel, i-Candy, Kiddy and Out n About. These large exhibition stands will be interspersed with numerous smaller exhibitors both old and new ensuring diversity and variety throughout the halls.
Hall G will be the focal point of the show for many visitors this year as it not only houses major wheeled goods brands including Britax and Graco but will also provide the platform for a brand new seminar programme and the hugely popular VIP Visitor lounge. Also not to be missed this year is the North American Pavilion which will be housed in the fabulous Royal Hall and hosted by ABC Kids Expo with an interesting array of products from our US counterparts.
Harrogate International Nursery Fair is open from 23rd to 25th March 2014 and will also host the Baby Product Association's BANTA and Concept & Innovation Awards. Networking and entertainment includes a Party & Awards night and an evening of free drinks, snacks and entertainment.