Here's an exciting announcement for cool mums with stylish kiddos looking for an alternative way to shop in a boutique environment. The brain child of a fellow industry friend (and in no way in relation to The Curiosity Project), these hip new baby fairs are where it's at...
"Following the huge success of the first Most Curious Baby Fair in Norwich this summer, the coolest baby and bump fair in the UK is relaunching with a more grown up version as the Most Curious Kids Fair. Now not just for babies and tots, the fairs will cater for children up to 10 and are returning with a huge London date, featuring over 60 suppliers. And when better to do it than in perfect time for Christmas- meaning super smart shoppers will find a wealth of design-led, handmade, vintage and unique presents and gifts perfect for the most style-savvy kids, babies and mums-to-be in their lives.
The fair will showcase over 60 handpicked exhibitors who offer everything from the best in children's most fashion forward brands, beautiful handmade maternity pieces, aesthetically pleasing interior products and illustrations perfect for children’s rooms, along with retro style accessories and vintage collectables including original silver-cross prams and classic toys. Set up by Becky Hoh-Hale, interior design journalist and stylist, the fairs are sure to feature only the most beautifully created and style conscious products.
Taking place on the 2nd of December at York Hall, Bethnal Green, (also known as the breeding ground for East London's hipsters who settle down to be the UK's most stylish parents!) there’ll be kid-friendly workshops, a tea room with plenty of goodies, live demos and even Father Christmas’ Grotto along with a huge range of the coolest and most innovative exhibitors from across the UK, all making for a great family day out as well as a quintessentially cool shopping experience.
Firmly establishing themselves as the go-to events for unique design-led pieces that go straight to families themselves, the fairs are also sponsored by leading childrenswear brand Polarn O. Pyret - who, as leading creators of contemporary classics and clothes children can really play in, demonstrate the same ethos as many of the exhibitors. Offering something current and unique is also the idea that Becky Hoh-Hale founded the events on - as a mum herself, she found there was a lack of events for style-aware, modern thinking parents, prompting her to gather these types of suppliers under one roof and then unite them with families and tots of the same nature.
While there is still a nod to the vintage element on which the Most Curious fairs were founded, the emphasis is now moving toward design-led, trend-aware and fashion forward products, as the events attract a host of both established and up-and-coming designers and crafters, offering plenty of choice for lovers of new and old alike.
For those who may be a little further out of London, there are also two boutique versions of the Most Curious Christmas Kid’s Fairs this winter - kicking off with the fairs’ Brighton debut on the 24th of November at the Unitarian Church in the fashionable North Laines area, and then closing on the 9th of December in the beautiful Assembly House in Norwich, hometown of the Most Curious Fairs.
Most Curious Kids Fair London
Sunday 2nd December
York Hall E2 9PJ
Most Curious Kids Fair Brighton
Saturday 24th November
Unitarian Church BN1 1UF
Most Curious Kids Fair Norwich
Sunday 9th December
Assembly House NR2 1RQ
For more about the fairs, as well as the latest exhibitor announcements, see: