The locally owned Sunny Coast Baby and Kids Market was successfully launched in January 2011 at the Nambour PCYC. With over 50 stalls selling pre loved, new and beautiful handmade baby & kid’s items. Over the past 12 months the market has continued to grow and now attracts in excess of 500 people. The Sunny Coast Baby and Kids Market has just confirmed six dates for 2012 in Nambour as well as six at the second venue, Caloundra Indoor Stadium. The next market is on Saturday November 26th from 8am-12pm. Entry is $2, kids are free.
Owners Julia Meaker and Dani Anspach started the market because with five children under three years old between them they understand how hard it can be to make the dollar stretch further. “We could not find anywhere that you could buy quality pre loved items as well as giving work at home mums and opportunity to sell their handmade items” Julia Meaker said. Several factors including the increasing costs of everyday bills has put the squeeze on household budgets. Families are now forced to shop smarter. The current economic situation has required stay at home parents to come up with creative ways to make ends meet. There has been a phenomenal increase in the number of work from home parents, using their talents to create amazing handmade items.
The Sunny Coast Baby and Kids Market aims to fill this gap in the market by showcasing products from talented local parents and also providing affordable pre loved items. The benefits of this concept is twofold, families can make some extra cash by selling unwanted baby goods and shoppers benefit by getting items such as clothes, bedding, cots, toys etc. at a fraction of retail cost. The Sunny Coast Baby and Kids Market also gives work at home parents the chance to sell their handmade items without many of the prohibitive costs of setting up a business.
The November market includes $5 professional Christmas photos by Kathy Hughes Photography, jumping castle, free 5 minute mummy massages, sausage sizzle, kids hairdresser, kids craft corner and so much more.