Little Pickles Markets Buyers Tips

Our mission is to save parents as much money as they can kitting out their growing families from bump to early school years at our Little Pickles Markets and on through their primary years at our BIGGER Pickles Markets.

With this in mind we have a few tips to help you to be a savvy nearly new shopper.

  1. Raid the change jar – If you have your £1 entry ready on entry to the market, it help the queue go down quicker, so you can get shopping quicker. The stall holders also appreciate it if you have change instead of handing over a note.
  2. Time your shop – Our popular markets do attract a long queue of money savvy parents eager to scoop the bargains, so if you want first dibs make sure you arrive early to get to the front of the queue. If you like a quieter shop, you can arrive later, don’t worry there will still be tons of great quality bargains left.
  3. Make a list and set a budget – if you are expecting a new baby you might have a long list of needs and wants, if you keep note of what you need already have will help you to ensure you don’t get duplicates. Make a little note of how much you are willing to spend on certain things, it’s only a bargain if it is something you need/want and are going to use.
  4. Take a second look – You will be amazed what you can miss on the your first circuit around the market venue, after all there will be tons of bargains for you buyers to see. So take a second or even third walk around the venue and see what pops out.
  5. Lastly be safe – if you are buying battery operated/electric items make sure you see these working before purchasing. If you would like to use a plug socket please ask the market organiser and she will be happy to help on market day. Also if you are buying a a pushchair or highchair or anything else that may have a knack to using it, make sure that you get a full demonstration from the sellers.

We hope these tips help and please share any tips or advice you could offer Little Pickles Markets newbie buyers.

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Remember Remember the 5th of November

Remember Remember the 5th of November

So Halloween is over and Bonfire night is upon us. We love firework displays in our family so we always try and find a nice family friendly local display to go to (I get too nervous about home displays!).  A well run professional event is a great & safe way to introduce little pickles to fireworks and the hypnotic wonders of a bonfire. Most of us don’t know how they are going to react until you get there so best to be well prepared and follow a few simple guidelines to help make it an enjoyable experience for children & parents alike.

Firstly, wrap up warm! They can sometimes be a lot of standing around waiting for a display to begin, so lots of layers, waterproofs, wellies, hats & gloves. Don’t forget an extra thick pair of socks to keep little ones’ toes warm under wellies.

A warm cosy toes & rain cover if you have a pram or pushchair with you.

Earmuffs are a great way to protect your little pickles ears from those big bangs. It’s usually the noise rather than the pretty lights in the sky that can unnerve them and they will soon take them off if they’re happy to listen to the rockets zooming up into the sky.

Sparklers are a big no no until your children are at least 5 years old and even then should be well supervised by an adult, keeping them at arms length.

If you’re having a display at home, Fireman Sam has some great tips to follow to ensure everyone stays safe and enjoys the fireworks.

 

Bonfire Night Safety Tips

If you are looking for an event near you why not check out www.netmums.co.uk and www.mumsintheknow.co.uk. Both have lots of firework displays listed for the next few days. If you know of a good display near you that’s not listed then please do comment on the post.

Have fun and stay safe from all at Little Pickles Markets x

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