Baby bake off to encourage “rise” in numbers

img_1475Dyke Parent and Toddler Group held a Baby Bake Off last week in an effort to encourage a “rise” in people attending each week.

The group meets every Thursday but whilst numbers have held “firm”, Beccie Thornhill who helps to run the group, said they could do with bringing some more people into the “mix”.

Beccie who has attended the group on and off for the past eight years said: “We meet every week in the hall and we always have our regulars, but it would be great to see some new faces coming along.

“Whilst we have done the Baby Bake Off  we don’t often have formal play with the kids, our group is more about the adults and being able to get a hot cup of tea, cake and a good natter and watching  the kids interact with each other.”

img_1460She added: “We are very lucky here as we have a number of dads that attend regularly but we also have nannies, childminders, and grandparents too, it makes it a really diverse group of people.
“We also work very closely with Dyke Pre-School who are based within the centre and often we share events with them such as Christmas parties and trips out and about.”
Katie Long from Alves who attends the group with her three-year-old son Julian said: “I like coming here as it’s rural. I often bring the dog, take it for a walk first and then come to the group. It’s a nice morning out.”

Dyke Parent and Toddler Group meet every Thursday from 9.30 to 11.30am.