Baby Week to launch new Community Hub

Baby Week is hosting its second annual event and the new South Leeds community hub is supporting this on Thursday and Friday 14 & 15 September 2017.

The event will be timed to celebrate Leeds City Council’s newly re-opened Community Hub (formerly One Stop Centre) on Dewsbury Road in Beeston.

Baby Week is adapted from the original Brazil Semana do Bebe (UNICEF 2010) helping to raise awareness in the critical growth stages of a baby’s life. Originally inspired by a research visit to Brazil in 2014 by South Leeds Life community reporter Lucy Potter, the idea was brought over to Leeds in order to help promote the new policy ‘The Best Start Plan’. This early years initiative, now rolled out to various zones around the city was launched here in South Leeds, as South Leeds Life reported in March 2017.

The event has been put together through a partnership between the public and third sector services for families to receive information on local services. There will be free taster sessions in some wonderful baby and toddler activities including:

  • Baby massage and yoga
  • Exercise for expecting and new mums
  • Stories and rhymes
  • Play activities

For more information and to book your place please see