Many Mums say they sometimes get lonely even though the day is packed full of things to do. It's always nice to stop now and again and have an adult conversation about something other than nappies and tantrums!
Dorsetmums would love to be able to bring families together and honestly believe life can be more enjoyable when you have a good friend at your side. Some mums lose friends when family life takes up too much time and it's always more difficult to make special friends the older you get. Taking the step to go to a new group or a planned get together can be so daunting but you have nothing to lose and may find someone you click with straight away. If you are nervous then remember that you're probably not the only one and children are always a great conversation starter.
We love arranging Dorsetmum Meetups around the County but please do let us know if you would like to organise your own. We will happily find a coffee shop or soft play near you and advertise the date and time so if you are looking to make some new friends then please Contact Us.
Charity Toddle at Moors Valley - Thursday 10 May 2018
10.45am - Meet at the visitor centre to collect Highway Rat Trails activities and mask for the children who would like to participate.
11.00 - We will begin the Trail.
The Highway Rat Trail at Moors Valley is just under 2km through the woodland and should take about an hour to complete. Buggies are welcome for tired little legs and of course babies in slings can take part too.
The chosen charity for this Toddle is Dorset based Diverse Abilities which supports local children and adults with physical and learning disabilities.
There is absolutely no obligation for you to raise money for Diverse Abilities, you are of course more than welcome to simply join us for a walk. If you would like to ask family and friends for some sponsorship then that would be amazing.
There will be a link to the Just Giving page soon but if you would like a good old fashioned sponsorship form then please do Contact Us and I’ll send one across for you to print off. If any fundraising pennies could please be paid in by a week after the event and then this will be forwarded direct to the charity.
Please bring a picnic and blanket if you don’t have to race off and once we have completed our Toddle we will rest our weary legs on the grass by the lake (weather permitting, if pouring we’ll have soggy sandwiches under a tree). Moors Valley have an excellent Café if you need to get a drink or some food.
Please feel free to come alone or grab some friends and enjoy some fun in the sun (hopefully).
Afternoon Tea Fundraiser for #TeamDebs - Tuesday 22 May 2018
Debbie is a lovely and vibrant local Mum who was very sadly diagnosed with a brain tumour at the end of last year. Immediate surgery successfully removed 100% of the tumour but she was told that the Glimoblastoma was aggressive and currently incurable.
There are multiple medical trials which have very positive statistical results for prolonging life and those that know her are desperate to help raise the funds needed for her to have more time with her family.
Dorsetmums will be hosting an Afternoon Tea at the wonderful Key West Restaurant which is located at the end of Bournemouth Pier.
We will be meeting there at Noon so those of us with school children can leave at 2pm for the school run.
The Afternoon Tea will cost £12 per person which will include open brioche sandwiches, scones with clotted cream and jam, a selection of cakes and a tea/coffee. If you really want to treat yourself then a glass of prosecco can be purchased for £5. Complementary jugs of squash will be available for the children. The Restaurant has several high chairs however it would be great if those of you who have a portable booster seat could please bring it along just so we have plenty of seating for the kiddies. There is also baby change facilities if needed.
Claire from The Little Baby Massage Company will be there on the day with some crafts to keep the little one’s happy and we’ll have an amazing raffle too with tons of great prizes. Tickets will cost £2 each so please bring along some pennies to be in with a chance of winning a fantastic prize.
Cost per person - £12
Pre booking and payment is essential so that the Chefs prepare the correct amount of food on the day. Please state if you would like tea, coffee or herbal tea and if you require a gluten free afternoon tea.
To book and pay, please call Sarah on Bournemouth Pier on 01202 237916 and quote Dorsetmums or #TeamDebs. Sarah will then send a confirmation email for you to show at the Pier Toll for free entry and to show on arrival at Key West.
Sarah will be available to take your call from Monday to Friday but please do leave a message if she is unable to answer and she will ring you back.
I really do hope lots of you can make it whether you come alone with your baby or pre-schooler or come with friends. If you would like to read more about #TeamDebs including other fundraising events and how you could get involved please visit the Facebook page.
If you have any questions or if your business may be able to offer a raffle prize then please do Contact Us.
Lemur Landings Meetup - New date TBC
Meet the alpacas at Longthorns Farm - New date TBC
Dorsetmums have planned this event at the weekend in the hope that the whole family can come and enjoy the alpacas at Longthorns Farm.
The plan is to meet near the reception and the staff are going to set up a petting station so the children can meet and stroke the friendly bunch of alpacas.
Please feel free to bring a picnic and a rug and after we've fussed over the alpacas we'll all sit down and have lunch together (in the sunshine hopefully). They have a hot drinks machine for those of you who may want one.
Please note, there is no cost to attend however Longthorns Farm have said that any donations will be gratefully received for alpacas food.
This event is open to any Dorset family, grandparents, carers, childminders ect so please feel free to come alone and have a chat or grab some friends and enjoy a nice couple of hours in this beautiful rural setting.
Some of you may already know that Longthorns Farm is a campsite but for those of you who have never been it's very easy to find next to Monkey World. For more info on where to go please visit the Website.