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We announce the first ever Baby Week Bradford

The first ever Baby Week Bradford is happening from 19 to 24 November. National Lottery funded Better Start Bradford and partners will play host to over 40 events across the district to celebrate our amazing babies, their families, and people working with them through pregnancy and the earliest years of a child’s life.

It’s all about babies! There’s something for everyone with a wide range of events happening across the whole of Bradford district. These include: fun activities for babies and families such as story and rhyme time sessions, baby messy play, happy baby play sessions, trips to Yeadon Tarn, music makers, a baby carnival and baby raves! There will also be informative sessions focused on a baby’s developing brain, introducing solids advice, an Audience with a Midwife for dads, meet the health visitor sessions and much, much more.

For further information and a full programme of events please visit www.babyweekbradford.org

Baby Week Bradford will officially launch on Monday 19 November at the Great Victoria Hotel, Bridge Street from 12.30pm with a string of world-renowned speakers focusing on how critical the earliest years of life are. (Booking required to attend)

Michaela Howell, Director, Better Start Bradford, said: “Babies are amazing and are born ready for the world and really deserve to be celebrated. That’s why we are dedicating a whole week to them here in Bradford. We want to build on the success of other baby weeks across the world, including our neighbour’s Baby Week in Leeds. This is a fantastic opportunity for us and partners to share what we already know about our developing babies and bringing together everyone with an interest in helping babies thrive across the whole of Bradford and beyond.”

The week is being delivered in partnership with Bradford Council, CNET, Bradford District Care NHS Foundation Trust, Bradford Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, Airedale NHS Foundation Trust, our projects and voluntary and community organisations across Bradford.

Better Start Bradford is part of the National Lottery funded A Better Start programme set up by the Big Lottery Fund, the largest funder of community activity in the UK. A Better Start works with families so they play an active part in deciding on and designing the services and support they get so they can give their babies and very young children the best possible start in life. It is one of five major programmes set up by the Big Lottery Fund to test and learn from new approaches to designing services which aim to make people’s lives healthier and happier.

Further information about Better Start Bradford projects and free events can be found at www.betterstartbradford.org.uk

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