Babymaze is a directory of useful info for parents from the Lancaster and Morecambe area, through to South Lakes. The focus has always been on keeping the area that we cover relatively small so that we know it inside-out, have good links with health professionals and class providers so that the quality of our information is the best around. Babymaze was founded in 2006 by a mum, Claire who wanted to provide an amazing online resource to help her community. It has since become well-established, and known locally for having the most comprehensive listings when it comes to things to do with your young family.
You may well have been handed a Babymaze card by your midwife or recommended to visit the site by your health visitor. Due to the thorough, detailed information that we share (including up to date information about their services), local health professionals signpost parents to the website. However, the Babymaze is not run by a team of NHS staff, it is still a local mum, working really hard on your behalf.
At the end of 2016, Claire realised that she’d done her time with Babymaze and was ready to move on. She announced that the site would close, and local parents were in uproar about what they would do with such a valuable resource disappearing. I took over the site and have been working tirelessly since, introducing newsletters, running active social media, finding the best information for you for the website, and most recently, totally redoing the entire site to make it a more user-friendly experience.
I have lived in Lancaster since 2000, and have personal experience of the Babymaze being a lifeline with both my children, finding out what groups were on when and where and getting me out of the house. It’s a real community resource with local parents contacting me to both ask about family info, and also parents providing detailed reviews of groups and trips out so that people know what to expect if they go there. If you have any info about groups or classes that aren’t on the site, ideas to be added to the days out page, know of anything for the upcoming events page, or would like to write an article for the newsletter/blog, please get in touch and let me know. The Babymaze is for all parents in The Lancaster/Morecambe/South Lakes area, and the more information we have, the better.
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