Under Fives

Things to do with Babies, Toddlers & Young Children in Derbyshire and Staffordshire

Under-Fives Newsletter

The Newsletter on the Under-Fives
Issue 155: March 2018

Happy Easter and welcome to the Under-Fives newsletter. Plenty of Easter activities in this issue.

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Baby fitness

Join a Baby and Toddler Class

Whether it's Bumps and Baby fitness, baby signing, cooking, art, music, baby massage, dance, drama, gym, French, nature, swimming or other sports - there is a parent and baby group for you. Find where at

Events for the Under-Fives

E-mail your event to jill@under-fives.org and I'll be pleased to publish it here.

Whiston Messy Church Easter Eggstravaganza

On Easter Saturday from 2-3 pm at St Mildred's church, Whiston.

Puppets on Parade

At Nicholson Museum and Art Gallery, Stockwell Street, Leek. Dress up as your favourite fairy tale character or make your own puppets and put on a show. From 3 March to 7 April.

Traditional Puppets

Easter Bunny Hunt

At Carsington Water. Follow the clues that lead to the missing Easter Bunny. Prize for every entry. From now to 9 April.


At Crich Tramway Village. Take part in family Make -do-and-Mend activities in the Learning Centre. From now to 9 April.

Easter Eggstravaganza

Hop on board the Easter Eggspress tractor ride to Bunny Woods, follow the woodland walk, meet some entertaining characters and collect the animal stamps as you go. From now to 11 April at the National Forest Adventure Farm, Burton Upon Trent.

Sudbury Hall Easter Egg Hunt

Set off around the Sudbury Hall Estate to learn more about the animals who live there, solving clues as you go. When you reach the end of the trail you can claim your chocolate prize. From 30 March to 2 April, 12-6 pm.

Cadbury Easter Egg Hunt

At Biddulph Grange. Run around the garden, hunting high and low, under rocks and in trees for the hidden eggs and bunnies! Once you have completed the hunt around the garden find your way back for a tasty Cadbury's chocolate reward. From 30 March to 2 April.

Tamworth Castle Dragon Egg Hunt

Ruby the Tamworth Castle dragon has mislaid her eggs. Can you help Ruby find them? 30 March to 11 April

Pregnancy and Under-Fives News

Round up of some of the more interesting news about mothers-to-be, childcare, babies, toddlers and young children.

Infants who receive multiple vaccinations not at increased risk for infection

Some parents are concerned that multiple vaccines in early childhood could damage their child's immune system, making them more susceptible to future infections. New study suggests this is highly unlikely.

Caesarean babies 'more susceptible to health complications'

A study has found "significant links" between medical birthing interventions like caesarean sections and childhood health problems.


Newborns who resemble Dads are healthier after a year

Infants who resemble their fathers at birth are healthier one year later - because their fathers spend more time with them, a new study has found.

Obesity and smoking link to infant death

A study of babies who died during labour or within seven days of birth has found that 21% of the mothers were smokers and 42% were either overweight or obese

Stress during pregnancy does affect a baby's brain

Scientists have found the first concrete evidence that a mother's stress during pregnancy changes the brain connections of her unborn child.

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