Posts Tagged ‘birstall’

Mamas & Papas Parents To Be evening

Wednesday, August 31st, 2016 | Family & Parenting


In July, We bought a pram from Mamas amp; Papas. Now it seems we’re in some kind of cult, like when you buy an Apple product and then get invited down for a personal setup. They invited us down to their Parents To Be evening to see what it was like. Their claim of “impartial advice” seemed a bit dubious for a chain that sells baby products.

We almost missed it. Having booked for the Leeds store, it was only when I printed out the invite as we were about to set off that I noticed their “Leeds” store was in fact their Birstall store, not their LS1-based store in Leeds Trinity.

It was actually very good. They had talks on baby and child first aid, sleep and car seats. Nobody else seemed too bothered about the free refreshments, so I worked my way through three pastries, three muffins and a cupcake.

Having so many sales people on hand was also a bonus. We have sometimes struggled to find someone to speak to on our prior visits so getting one-to-one attention was great. I had them help me try on practically every baby carrier they stocked.

We also received a goody bag and a £10 discount on the car seat we bought. We actually bought a Cybex car seat but it would seem to come Mamas & Papas branded if you buy it from their store.


Overall, this event was well worth attending. They were true to their word in offering advice and talks, and if you are planning on buying anything you can cash in on the discount too.


Monday, January 19th, 2009 | Friends, Life

Another Sunday night having rolled around we headed down to Birstall for a meal at Chiquito which the sign outside reliably informs me is the “original Mexican grill & bar.”

While I was a little disappointed by the food, that was mainly due to the size of the portions which as much as I complain is probably a good thing for me in the end. I feel it’s important my meal comes with as much vegetables as possible though as it’s like my one source of vegetables during the week lol.

Afterwards we headed back home via Hunslet to pick up dessert as Craig was on the close. I can highly recommend buying a McFlurry and a brownie and mixing them together, it’s a winning combination.

Rich gets some love Crabs and Zoe Chris and Rich