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The ‘Boarding Bus’ heads to Gloworm

Think of the term ‘Boarding School’ and you probably think of pokey hallways and rows of beds.

Well think again!

If you’re a boarder today, you’re probably far more likely to experience light airy spaces, with all the comforts of modern living and the latest technology.

And at Gloworm, you’ll get the chance to find out. The ‘Boarding Bus’ is kitted out as a typical boarding house room, with built-in bed, desk and refrigerator, shelf and storage space and a slick flat-screen TV.

“Boarding in 2017 is a very different experience, to that of 30 years ago” says Leila Gold, Marketing Director at Worksop College and Ranby House, one of the festival’s main sponsors.

“Parents want flexibility and for many families, boarding just a couple of nights a week means cutting down on the school run or accommodating evening plans. Plus, for the boarders, it means a sleepover with their friends!

Our most recent boarding facility, Mason House has been nominated for a number of architectural awards and is more reminiscent of exclusive student accommodation than what many people might perceive a boarding house to be like.”

“We hope lots of festival-goers will take the opportunity to come and take a look round the Boarding Bus and have a chat to our team about the different options available at our school.”

Worksop College and Ranby House School is one of the County’s leading independent schools – educating boys and girls aged 3 to 18 and set in 400 acres of beautiful North Notts countryside.

Splat Messy Play are coming to Gloworm

Splat Messy Play is excited about bring the creative Mess to this year’s Glow-worm festival.

Since 2009 Toddlers and Babies have been attending our Classes, Parties and Events all over the UK!

Splat Messy Play allows children to build, imagine, experience, investigate, explore, and create... and the best thing is... it's soooo much fun!

We do not focus on producing an end product but instead allow children the freedom required for sensory play & development using various wet and dry mediums. Splat is a great opportunity for both you and your little one to get out of the house and make new friends whilst developing through messy play...and we clean it all up! So parents, relax!

LITTLE BRIAN TO EXHIBIT AT GLOWORM FESTIVAL

Award-winning toy brand, Little Brian, is to exhibit at the ever popular Gloworm Festival.

The festival, which takes place over August, 19th and 20th, at Clumber Park in Nottingham, will see the brand exhibit its impressive range of Paint Sticks.

As well as fun and games, children will be able to try their hand at using the Classic, Metallic and Day Glow Paint Sticks on the Little Brian stand.

Lara Alcock, sales and marketing Director at Little Brian said: “We’re delighted to be exhibiting at Gloworm Festival 2017, make sure you pop by to say Hi and have some fun on our stand too; and who knows, there may be a chance to win some of our fabulous products that weekend too!”

“The reports we received on the 2016 festival were outstanding so we thought we had to be at the 2017 festival. We’re extremely excited to see the thousands of people that attend, the atmosphere is supposed to be superb and we can’t wait to hit the road and set up our stand!”

“Our products are suitable for children of all ages and families so the Gloworm Festival is an ideal fit and I am sure the whole festival itself will prove to be a huge success.”

Coming on the toy scene just last year, Little Brian’s Paint Sticks provide a clean and convenient way to paint with no need for brushes or water or the mess that comes with it. The solid Paint Sticks twist up and down like a glue stick, and allow vivid colours to be transferred directly onto surfaces like canvas, wood, paper, card and even glass drying within minutes of use.

The launch year proved to be an extremely successful one for Little Brian, scooping three awards. Paint Sticks was the winner of the Creative Play category in the Practical Pre-School Awards, gold award winner in the Creative Play category at the Primary Teacher Update Awards and winner of the Painting and Colouring Materials category for four to seven year olds at the Creative Play Awards; to which the brand fought off tough competition from popular brand Crayola and Paint Sticks were also crowned The Independent’s Best Buy for four-year-olds.

This year has certainly started on a high for Little Brian with Paint Sticks being shortlisted as finalists in the Education Resources Awards and being awarded Gold in the Arts and Crafts category at the Bizzie Baby Awards.

For more information on Paint Sticks, visit www.littlebrian.com. You can also follow them on social media:

Facebook: LittleBrianArt

Twitter: @LittleBrianArt

Instagram: @LittleBrianArt

'Tales from Over the rainbow and under the sea'

Join our fairytale Folk for a magical storytelling adventure...

Let's fly over the rainbow and dive under the sea searching for unicorns, cheeky dinosaurs, rainbows and magic shells!

An interactive storytelling performance with super sparkle parties. With interactive storytelling, magic, puppets, dancing, bubbles, imagination games and more! 

Let's have an adventure far far away... and lots of fairy tale fun!

Super Sparkle Parties be at the Gloworm Festival on Sunday 20th August!

Glowormers can get Green Fingers at this year’s Festival with Babease.

The Gloworm Festival are delighted to be joined by popular children’s food company Babease at the festival this year, where they will be hosting a range of interactive blind tasting, cooking and gardening workshops over the weekend.

Visitors big and small will join Founder and Chef, Tom Redwood, as they get their hands dirty in planting workshops and tastebuds tickled with some of Tom’s amazing recipes.

Mums and Dads will be taught some tricks for cooking for the family and all about adding veg into little ones diets. The green fingered Glowormers will be taught how to plant their own vegetables and how to nurture them from garden to plate. These fun and entertaining workshops will be led by experts from Babease who will pass on their vegetable expertise to groups of children throughout the festival.

Tom said, “We are really looking forward to being part of this year’s Gloworm festival, especially being able to bring our knowledge and experience to the children and getting their hands dirty in the vegetable patch! We also can’t wait to announce our exclusive and exciting news!”

Babease which was born with the desire to provide an honest baby food range with a focus on vegetable led recipes and no fruit fillers. At Babease, a wonderful group of people with a passion for health and wellbeing (not to mention great food!) have come together to combine their expertise and knowledge to create the healthiest range of baby food available on the market.

Tom continued “We love vegetables and understand how important it is as parents to understand what you are feeding your little ones. That's why we always list our ingredients in order on the front and back of every product. We have also developed a clear, honest and informative ingredients wheel on each pack to show you the exact breakdown of every single ingredient at a glance. We don’t use any preservatives or fillers, so we have made the closest with think to home cooked food you can find on the shelves.”

The Gloworm Festival is a family festival created specifically for parents and their little people and will see a wide range of children characters’ favourites including Andy Day, The Chuckle Brothers, Bing & Flop and Postman Pat and Jess the Cat!

With a host of live music, including S Club Party, Kazabian and The Killerz as well as The Cuban Brothers, there is plenty for everyone to do.

To find out exactly what the festival will offer, including workshops, entertainment, music, ticket information and more go to www.glowormfestival.co.uk. Visit www.babease.co for all the latest information on Babease products or pick up your products from stockists including Tesco, Amazon, Ocado and Boots.

Pregnancy Twinning - Motherhood without borders

Pregnancy Twinning is your way to give another woman the maternal care that every mum deserves.

As the poorest country in the world, women from Malawi are seventy times more likely to die in childbirth than their British counterparts, not because they are any less good at giving birth but because unlike us, they do not have automatic access to basic healthcare.  

Pregnancy Twinning Ambassador Marina Fogle explains "This scheme isn’t about building shiny new hospitals or giving 3D scans to expectant mothers, it’s about giving a very basic level of care which makes a profound difference.  £42 pays for a Mother Buddy to make eight visits and support an often isolated and vulnerable woman during her pregnancy.  The Mother Buddy will ensure she is taking appropriate medication, visiting a hospital if necessary and making a plan about getting her to a clinic to deliver her baby.  And this seemingly simple process really does save lives."

To make your pregnancy even more amazing or to help another woman access antenatal care throughout hers, head to pregnancytwinning.org

 

Chesterfield’s award winning baby business ‘babyluv’ joins Gloworm Festival

Gloworm Festival are delighted to announce that Chesterfield’s award winning baby business ‘babyluv’ will be bringing their pop-up shop to this year’s festival.

Sharna Nessling owner of Babyluv commented.

"We visited the festival in 2016 as a family and were amazed at what Gloworm had created. It had a lovely friendly family atmosphere and there were so many activities for all the family to enjoy. It was clear that the festival was going to be a huge success and that their passion for helping and supporting families with fun activities was exactly the values we hold so dear at babyluv. I am so excited to be part of the Gloworm Festival in 2017 and look forward to seeing you there"

'babyluv’ is Chesterfield’s largest independent family run baby business. Ran by Sharna and her mum Sheila from their showroom situated on Storforth Lane Trading Estate in Chesterfield, they stock a wide range of new and pre-loved baby products including leading brands ‘My Babiie, Babystyle, Hauck, Chicco, Redkite and many more. Whether you are looking for a new pram, travel system, a baby gift, or wanting to stock up on toys they are there to personally help you, here’s what a couple of their customers said…

‘The staff are fantastic and very knowledgeable. Brilliant service!’

‘Special thanks to both the ladies in this shop made our buying experience so special and personal ......friendly....professional ....and they can’t do enough for you......would recommend to anyone!!!!!!!! Thanks ladies x’

Since they launched ‘babyluv’ in October 2012 on Chesterfield market they have continued to expand having picked up several awards including winning Chesterfield's Best Children's Clothes, Toys & Accessories Retailer of the Year and runners up in the Derbyshire Times Small Business of the Year awards, their popularity continues to grow and grow. In 2016 they relocated to a much larger showroom with free parking right outside the door, a larger range of products on offer, plus baby changing facilities and a feeding/rest area and offer a truly personal service including free local delivery and 90 day payment plan option.

If there is anything in particular you are looking for then please contact Sharna or Sheila on

Tel: 01246 220544

Email: babyluvshop@hotmail.co.uk

Facebook: www.facebook.com/babyluvbabyshop

Web site: www.babyluv.co.uk.

Address: babyluv, Unit 32 Storforth Lane Trading Estate, Hasland, Chesterfield, Derbyshire, S41 0QQ

Gloworm Dietary Options…

Here at Gloworm, we want to ensure that everyone can have a great time over the weekend and we don’t want your dietary requirements getting in the way!

So, we have tried to cover as many dietary requirements as we can with our food and drink stalls that will be attending Gloworm this year.

Look at the list below and see which stalls will be catering for which requirements:

Stephanie’s Spuds and Specials – Gluten Free Products / Wheat Free Products

The Split Screen Coffee - Dairy Free Milk / Gluten Free Cake / Vegetarian

Churromania - Dairy Free / Vegan / Vegetarian

The GB Cheese Company - All but one gluten free / all vegetarian

Gourmet Brownie - Gluten Free Option

B and C Catering (Mexican Food) - Dairy Free / Vegan / Vegetarian

Steam and Bean - Dairy Free Milk

Sunshine Coffee and Bakes - Dairy Free Milk (Almond / Soya) / Vegan & Gluten Free Spiced Apple Loaf/ Caffeine Free

Simply Cakes by Catherine - Gluten Free / Dairy Free / Vegetarian

Senor Churro - Vegetarian / Vegan

SomTam Street Food (Thai Food) - Gluten Free / Lactose Free / Vegetarian / Vegan

Split Screen Ice Cream - Cones - Dairy Free / Gluten Free: Sorbets - Dairy free / Vegan / Vegetarian

We are hoping to bring you even more food options at Gloworm, so keep your eyes peeled here to see what else may be added!

Say Hello to the new additions to this popular range, developed with Baby Sensory

The “Say Hello” toy range has had a fantastic first year, and there are three new additions launching at Harrogate.

“Say Hello” To Tummy Time is the perfect introduction to tummy time for a new baby. This engaging, comfortable mat has crinkles, a peek-a-boo mirror, teether, and a musical star to discover, and comes with a soft moon-shaped cushion to help them feel supported as they practise this beneficial activity every day.

The Starry Sky Cot Mobile plays the ‘Say Hello To The Sun’ tune that starts every Baby Sensory class. With its soft music and gently rotating toys, it will help to soothe baby to sleep. The lyrics are included in the box, so parents can sing along!

Soft, familiar objects can help babies soothe themselves to sleep, or bring reassurance when they’re somewhere new. Made with soft, comforting fabrics, the “Say Hello” Dream Comforter invites baby to hold and snuggle it, while the sleepy moon and star faces hiding on each side teach them that objects still exist even when they cannot be seen.

The “Say Hello” range of intelligent toys was developed by East Coast Nursery with Dr Lin Day of Baby Sensory, and based on over 25 years of research into the way babies learn and develop. With her input at every stage, the range has been expertly designed to stimulate thinking, feeling and learning, and encourage healthy social-emotional development in babies and toddlers. The toys feature colours and patterns that have been carefully chosen for their appeal to young babies.

Baby Sensory was the first baby programme to offer a complete approach to learning and development from birth to 13 months. Attended by first-time and second-time parents, the award-winning classes now attract over 25,000 parents annually.

www.eastcoastnursery.co.uk

Harry & Rose debuts new baby skincare range

March 2017 sees the UK Trade Launch of Harry & Rose natural baby skincare range. Made and developed in England, the range features lovingly formulated lotions and washes that include a host of natural & organic ingredients. All products are dermatologically tested and suitable for babies with sensitive skin.

The Harry & Rose range is enhanced by a selection of elegant giftsets – a perfect gift for new parents welcoming their beautiful baby to the world. The Baby Bath Set includes everything for a baby’s first bath.

Harry & Rose will be extending their range and distribution during 2017 – product details and further information are available at harryandrose.com  

Always Baby Natural.

Pipity - Bringing Play Back to Life

I spent a couple of years developing the Pipity range and then launched it last May.  As a Mum of 3 there were a number or reasons that inspired to create Pipity, the key one’s probably being:

1. Years of broken pencils and felt tip pens staining and littering the bottom of my handbag, along with crumpled creations resulting in disgruntled kids.

2. Two of my kids love making and creating and I struggled to find great presents with any longevity to celebrate and inspire their creative flare.

3. Feeling uneasy about the growing role of technology in my children’s lives, I wanted to find a fun alternative solution that would help me balance screen use.  Something that would ignite their imaginations, be easy to take out-and-about, that would neatly sidestep the perennial ‘screen negotiation’ and satisfy the cries of “I’m bored”! 

I design all Pipity products and packaging at my kitchen table in Devon, and do all the artwork for the Pipity books and marketing.  To date I am running it all myself (but am looking forward to a time I can get a bit of help in).  Juggling it round family life keeps me very busy and out of trouble!    

Pipity is ready to grab and go, it’s lightweight, compact, practical and easy for kids to use in those ‘I’m bored’ situations…cafes, restaurants, waiting rooms, cars, planes or trains, or when away from their toys at home! 

Over the last year the Pipity Activity case has won the following awards:

- Right Start Best Toy Award 2016 in their Arts and Crafts category

- Loved by Parents Gold Award 2016 in their best Stimulative Toy category

- Junior Design Silver Award 2016 in their best travel product category

There is more information about Pipity on my website: www.pipity.com.  All sales are fulfilled by Amazon. 

Sublime Science Come to Gloworm!

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Sublime Science will be doing some amazing science workshops and some awesome shows including dry ice tricks to show how 'magical' science can be. 

There will be......

•    Fizzing Potions, Bubbles and Flying Giant Smoke Rings
•    Wacky Noise and Air Experiments
•    Gooey Slime-Making to take home! 
•    Tornado Races, Flying Stuff and Spectacular Science Experiments!

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Sublime Science is literally The UK's Most Popular Children's Entertainment with 1,437 (and counting!) rave reviews! Here's just a couple:

“Sublime Science provided fantastic entertainment for a over 100 Children as part of the warm up act at our Top Trumps National Schools Tournament Final at the London Science Museum.  The children were all engaged, fascinated and intrigued in what they were doing and event parents and staff all thoroughly enjoyed!“ - The Science Museum

"Firstly you were brilliant; the children were enthralled by your act. Even the adults were impressed...the children really were so interested in what you were doing, and letting them have the freshly made sweets was fun, the look on the kid’s faces was priceless. It was fun, wacky and also educational. Thank you I am sure we will use you for our next event" - Mercedes-Benz

“Seeing the children’s faces light up was a delight. You inspired them to ask questions, encouraged them to have a go and never complained about the mess! I couldn't have asked for more. Thank you!  Thanks so much, you were absolutely brilliant and totally surpassed my expectations.” - The Big Bang Science Fair

“Sublime Science was fantastic with all the children and made it fun. The children loved making the goo and sweets...We have used sublime science for 2 years running and would love to have them back next year....” - Summer Club Visit

“IT WAS FANTASTIC!!! With some trepidation I assured your colleague that the children might start to leave the room as their concentration span quite small, but a whole hour passed and WOW no one left the room!! The sweets and slime making were fantastic, well worth every penny. ” - County Council, Special Needs Event

Even The Dragons Love Sublime Science!

Yup, we were that company who took on the Dragons firing smoke rings in a slime-covered lab coat. Here's what the Dragons had to say:

"Congratulations...I have to say that I'm incredibly impressed. It is exceptional" - Peter Jones, Dragon

"I love where you started from...you started because you wanted to do some good and not many people start from that and make a really, really good business" - Sarah Willingham, Dragon

"I just think that it's wonderful to really inspire kids to take an interest in science so this is right up my street...I'm going to make you an offer" - Nick Jenkins, Dragon

Revolution in car seat safe travel wear – ‘Huggle Me Close’ Ltd

Huggle Me Close Ltd picked up a Silver Award at the Practical Preschool and Childcare Awards. The panel recognised the importance of the unique, revolutionary system developed by the Huggle Me Close team, that when incorporated into snowsuits, coats and travel sleeping bags enables safe use in a car seat.

The awareness of the danger of children and babies wearing padded clothing in a car seat is rapidly growing. The Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA) states that children should not be put in a car seat whilst wearing thick clothing as this increases the risk of serious injury when the straps become slack as the fabric can compresses in the event of an accident.

Huggle Me Close's unique, patented technology is the only way to avoid the dilemma of warmth over safety in a car seat whilst enabling parents and carers to transfer their child from the house or buggy to the car without having to remove their outer clothing.

If you are interested in licensing this revolutionary, car-safe technology, enabling your brand to incorporate it into your range of snowsuits, coats and travel sleeping bags. 

For further information contact08006347448, 07931597775, info@hugglemeclose.com www.hugglemeclose.com

Village Belles Provide Glamping at Gloworm!

We are delighted to be supplying the glamping experience at this fabulous festival.

The Gloworm Festival is on at Clumber Park, Worksop, Nottinghamshire,S80 3AZ … its promising to be a great family weekend!

So, if you fancy rocking up to the festival to find your tent already erected, complete with airbeds, bunting, bedside tables, lanterns, fairy lights…then get it booked.

5m bell tent ~ £295:00 for 3 nights (Friday, Saturday & Sunday inc. your pitch fee) accommodation to include:

•    5m bell tent

•    1 double or 2 single airbeds with fitted sheets

•    2 bedside rugs

•    2 bedside tables with lanterns with battery powered tea lights

•    Bunting

•    Fairy lights around the door

•    Name plaque for the tent ~ so you know which tent is yours!

It is a maximum of 5 people per tent & extra airbeds can be arranged at an extra cost:

•    Single airbed ~ £10:00

•    Double airbed ~ £15:00

We can also supply bedding for you!

•    Single bedding to include: 1 pillow and a case, single duvet and a cover ~ £15:00

•    Double bedding to include: 2 pillows and cases, double duvet and cover ~ £20:00

If you would like to book one of our fabulous bell tents then please get in touch: Email us at hello@villagebelles.co.uk or call Katie on 07834 424 634.

PLEASE NOTE: we have a limited number of tents and once they’re gone, they’re gone! So please don’t leave it until the last minute.

PLEASE NOTE: This price DOES NOT include your festival ticket but it WILL include your pitch fee!

We look forward to hearing from you!

Sam & Katie x

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PLAYMOBIL® join Gloworm as a Main Sponsor

A treat for fans of all ages, as the PLAYMOBIL® Road Show comes to Gloworm Festival in August, featuring a whole host of exciting activities for all the family.

Fans can look forward to a PLAYMOBIL® play haven when it arrives in Nottingham at Clumber Park over the weekend of 19th & 20th August.

Children (and adults) can try out new toys and play games around the special play-tables. Life-sized PLAYMOBIL® figures will be there to bring favourite characters to life... and they might even pose for a selfie!

What’s more, lucky young fans could be in with a chance to win by entering special competitions on the day, with super prizes up for grabs!

PLAYMOBIL’s® Road Show is set to entertain and inspire the whole family with plenty to see and do.

Adam Moore, Marketing Co-Ordinator at PLAYMOBIL® , has said “We are very excited to be attending this year’s Gloworm festival. The fun and family friendly atmosphere fits in perfect with our brand and ethos of creating fun and imaginative play. We cannot wait to attend and be part of this fantastic festival.”

Since 1974, the toy system PLAYMOBIL® created by Hans Beck has become a classic of children’s playrooms, with its many different play worlds – from a pirate ship to a children‘s hospital.

About 2.9 billion of the beloved play figures with the characteristic smile have been produced since then and delight children all over the world. Around 30 different play themes are distributed in approx. 100 countries worldwide. Both parents and educators appreciate the award-winning toy system as a representative of high-value, quality play.

You can find out more about PLAYMOBIL® and look at their gigantic toy range by visiting www.playmobil.co.uk. Visit www.glowormfestival.co.uk for more information on this years festival, including line-ups, tickets, camping and more.

KID'S YOGA WITH SOPHIE AT GLOWORM FESTIVAL

Saturday and Sunday morning and afternoon. Times to be confirmed For children age 3-9 years old accompanied by a member of their family.

A fun and friendly class for little ones and their big people.  This is an interactive introduction to the practice of yoga and mindfulness through story, music and adventure to help pre-school age children explore body movement, breath play, managing emotions and relaxation.

Mum’s, Dad’s or carers accompany each child to support the children in their discovery and what's more, feel the benefits for themselves: increased flexibility, improved confidence, relief from tension to name but a few!

Share the experience with your little one to feel empowered to support them at home for lifelong physical and emotional wellbeing.

Come and join us for a memorable family experience, a welcome rest from all the excitement of the festival and feeling refreshed and ready to party!

Keep up with kids yoga with sophie on Facebook to learn more about yoga and creative education as well as find out about regualar classes she runs in Nottingham

JoJo Maman Bébé to open boutique in West Bridgford

JoJo Maman Bébé, the UK’s leading mother and baby boutique brand, will open a gorgeous new store at 20 Tudor Square, West Bridgford on Saturday 4th March. The store will stock the full range of quirky and imaginative baby and children’s collections and nursery products, gifts and toys.

There will be lots of exciting activity to celebrate the opening of the new shop, JoJo will be giving away goody bags to the first 100 customers who spend in store on the day and will also be giving away hop-a-long bunny balloons throughout the opening weekend.

Loyal local mail order customers of this multi-channel brand have been campaigning for a JoJo store in the area. Finally, after searching for the ideal location, JoJo is set to become a destination shop for parents and grandparents from across the area, as well as the place to go for gorgeous new baby gifts. Laura Tenison, Founder and MD of JoJo adds “West Bridgford has long been on our agenda after receiving lots of emails from young families wanting us to open, but finding the right location took time.”

The good news is already gathering momentum via social networking channels. Laura explains “Our multi-channel retail strategy also helps other independent businesses in the area, even if they are of a competitive nature. Just before opening, we will email local customers and incentivise them to visit the town and our store.  They are likely to spend time with neighbouring retailers and cafés as well as our new store, so it’s a win-win situation for all of us.”

JoJo was launched 24 years ago as a specialist maternity and baby store from a tiny kitchen-table business with the stock held in a shed belonging to Laura’s parents in Wales.  The company has grown organically and now has over 80 stores as well as trade sales to 50 countries.  Despite this phenomenal growth, JoJo continues to operate with small company values and places a huge emphasis on great quality, fantastic customer service, environmental sustainability and loyalty to all involved.

HOW FIVE EXTRA TERRESTRIALS ARE THE FUTURE OF KIDS’ NUTRITION

According to the NHS, obesity is expected to rise 73% resulting in half of us becoming significantly overweight by 2030; an unhealthy outcome that stems from learned behaviour in the home. A new business, ChewyMoon, is taking a small step towards changing this course.

ChewyMoon is a subscription snack box for kids between 4-10 years old, and customised according to a child’s age and activity. Their agenda is simple – to be your child’s first snack brand that makes it as much fun to learn about nutrition as it is to eat the snack. Healthy snacks are rarely engaging and engaging snacks are rarely healthy. Engagement, comprising taste, mouth-feel and visual-appeal often wins, while health takes a backseat.

“Parents need a radically different way of getting their children to eat healthy”, says co-founder Verena Klanner, a registered nutritionist with a background in child nutrition. “The best marketers in the world are junk food and drink companies, who are preying on kids with cleverly packaged look and feel. As parents, before introducing healthy snacks to children, we ought to introduce the ‘idea' of healthy, so that they are stimulated to demand for it from parents. You need to understand and speak to kids about nutrition in their lingo. The best part about Chewymoon is children learn about nutrition from an ape in a spacesuit rather than an adult droning on about healthy eating.”

Chewymoon is a four-dimensional land from where the ‘Moonas’, a bunch of crazy critters, travelled to earth to save kids from Professor Wolfberg, the ambassador for the junk food industry. Illustrated comics, collectable cards and toys depict the fight between the good and the bad.

Ingredients are sourced from select producers with a reputation for developing healthy foods. New snacks are then sampled and approved with groups of kids to measure their engagement. For £4.93 subscribers get five all natural snacks, together with a comic, collectable battle card and totem toy delivered through their letterbox. Customers can choose to receive a random selection of five snacks every week or choose from over 40 snacks that includes fruit-smoothie chips, pure fruit shapes, baked cheese, smoky coconut flakes to name a few. The snacks cover the entire spectrum – sweet and savoury, natural and baked, exotic and close-to-home. 

“The snack box is designed to capture kids’ imaginations, creating a formative impact on kids’ eating habits for later life”, says Laurence Thomas, Co-Founder of Chewymoon. “Suddenly your kids will love something that’s good for them. Kids never love something that’s good for them – they are kids!”, says Laurence.

www.chewymoon.com

PizzaExpress come to Gloworm

Gloworm are delighted to announce that PizzaExpress are on board as a main sponsor at this year’s Festival.

PizzaExpress, the home of the nation’s best loved pizzas, will be bringing their pop-up restaurant to Gloworm and it is guaranteed to be one of the most popular attractions on site at Clumber Park over the 19th and 20th August this year.

Young Glowormers will be making pizzas at the ‘Pizza-Making Parties’ over the weekend at the pop up restaurant and festival goers can learn how to make a delicious pizza just like the ones served up in the restaurants

New Concepts Operations Manager at PizzaExpress, Paul Claxton has commented:

“We are really excited to be a part of the family foodie festival, Gloworm and are looking forward to welcoming children to our PizzaExpress pizza-making parties throughout the day in our pop up restaurant ‘BOXED’. Come and join us to create a signature PizzaExpress pizza and then take it away to enjoy with the rest of the family.”

PizzaExpress are passionate and dedicated to their roots. Ever since Peter Biozot, the founder of PizzaExpress, opened the first restaurant, the same PizzaExpress values of great food, evocative music, and distinctive design have remained in their DNA.

Never compromising on ingredients, PizzaExpress always provide the freshest and tastiest pizzas they can. Not just satisfied with creating great pizzas, they also pride themselves on giving customers a great experience too.

By visiting their pop-up restaurant at Gloworm, or any of their restaurants local to you, you’ll be sure to have a great time whilst eating great food.

Find out more about PizzaExpress, where your closest restaurant is or even book a table by visiting www.pizzaexpress.com. You can also find out more about this year’s Gloworm Festival by going to www.glowormfestival.co.uk

Illustrator Katie Abey Comes to Gloworm!

Katie Abey is an illustrator human who lives in a teeny hobbit-like house in Derbyshire with a cat, a hedgehog and a husband. Her work provides illustrative doses of happiness and motivation along with a little dash of sarcasm.

She is a big lover of animals and her work often features creatures looking slightly nonchalant, perturbed or even a bit deranged. She likes using a lot of colour in her work and this love of colour is reflected in her brightly coloured studio space and her hair, which frequently changes colour to match its surroundings.

Katie’s ideas and strange sense of humour perfectly suit the field of children’s publishing and she has worked with Bloomsbury, Bonnier, Stripes and many more great children’s publishers. She has also produced work for the stationery and greeting card industries and her illustrations have graced stores such as WHSmiths, Urban Outfitters, Paperchase and Scribbler.

When Katie is not drawing awkward cats and llamas she enjoys reading, music and referring to herself in the third person.

Find out more about Katie and see her illustrations by visiting www.katieabey.co.uk