White Rose Shopping Centre is once again supporting Baby Week Leeds, the initiative launched with partners from all sectors including Leeds City Council, Child Friendly Leeds, and NHS Leeds.
Baby Week is an initiative aiming to raise awareness of early years services across Leeds, and also of the important growth stages both mentally and physically at a young age. In 2019, Baby Week will be celebrated with more than 100 events across the city from 2 – 9 November, and the launch of Leeds’ first midwife-led online community for new mums.
In addition, White Rose Shopping Centre will be marking the fourth Baby Week with a very special ceremony – on 14 November, the centre and Nurture Landscapes will plant one tree for every baby born in Leeds during Baby Week.
White Rose prides itself on offering a family-friendly environment, with state-of-the-art family changing facilities developed alongside Child Friendly Leeds. The room has been designed with children and families in mind, and include a baby change area, showers, and curtained areas for those who would prefer to feed or breastfeed in private. The space also includes a Changing Places space to meet the need of those with profound and multiple learning or physical disabilities.
In 2018, White Rose also opened its new all-weather outdoor play area, offering a fun and covered space for children to enjoy year-round, and also introduced a Smoke and Vape Free area in The Village. The space, developed in association with Leeds City Council and Child Friendly Leeds as part of the city’s Clean Air Leeds ambition, covers the entirety of the outdoor leisure area.
Dean Stratton, Centre Operations Manager at White Rose Shopping Centre and Child Friendly Leeds Ambassador, said:
“We’re incredibly proud to support Baby Week, and Leeds City Council’s wider aim to make our city the most child-friendly in the UK. Ensuring that White Rose is accessible to people from all walks of life and of all ages is important to us, and we’re looking forward to working alongside Child Friendly Leeds for years to come.”
Baby Week Leeds takes place from 2–9 November 2019. For more information, visit www.babyweek.co.uk
This post is based on a press release issued on behalf of White Rose Shopping Centre
Photo shows the opening of the outdoor play area in June 2018