Tuesday Sling Library, Grandpont

We can help with
+ choosing a sling, wrap or carrier
+ making your sling more comfortable
+ hires for holidays / travel
+ front, back or hip carrying
+ carrying a baby, toddler, preschooler

Prices
£6 Sling fitting, £10 family fitting

£5 to hire an item for two weeks,
£10 for four weeks, £15 for six weeks

Other Services at South Oxford Family Room during the sling library
OBS (Oxfordshire Breastfeeding Support) 10am-12noon
Health Visitors from 11am-12noon

Getting there
Parking for free (up to 2 hours) along Whitehouse Road.
Bus stop: The Whitehouse Pub on Abingdon Road

No need to book, just drop in

Barefoot Books Sling Meet

Join us for a relaxed morning of friendly chatter within the Storytellers Cafe at Barefoot Books, Oxford.

We welcome all parents and carers, particularly those who use (or are interested in using a sling to carry their child/children. It’s a great opportunity to meet other babywearers in Oxford(shire).

Barefoot Sling Meet is free to attend however our hosts ask that you buy something from the delicious Summer menu and/or an amazing book/game/puzzle/puppet/cd/djeco/wrapping paper/notecards/posters/craft/doodle books/wooden letters/yoga kit…

There are no slings to hire at this event; if you need tuition or professional babywearing advice, see our sister page: Oxford Sling Library for more details.

Many of the books published by Barefoot Books feature beautiful babywearing artwork, if you need any help finding which ones just ask.

See you on WEDNESDAY 16th September x

Just turn up and look for the ‘Sling Meet’ sign!-usually right in front of the Storytellers Throne.

Barefoot Books Sling Meet

Join us for a relaxed morning of friendly chatter within the Storytellers Cafe at Barefoot Books, Oxford.

We welcome all parents and carers, particularly those who use (or are interested in using a sling to carry their child/children. It’s a great opportunity to meet other babywearers in Oxford(shire).

Barefoot Sling Meet is free to attend however our hosts ask that you buy something from the delicious Summer menu and/or an amazing book/game/puzzle/puppet/cd/djeco/wrapping paper/notecards/posters/craft/doodle books/wooden letters/yoga kit…

There are no slings to hire at this event; if you need tuition or professional babywearing advice, see our sister page: Oxford Sling Library for more details.

Many of the books published by Barefoot Books feature beautiful babywearing artwork, if you need any help finding which ones just ask.

See you on WEDNESDAY 26th August x

Just turn up and look for the ‘Sling Meet’ sign!-usually right in front of the Storytellers Throne.

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Kangaroo Sling Meet

“It’s a breath of fresh air!”
Come and spend some time outdoors in a beautiful garden of medicinal plants and abundance of nature. Children of all ages are here spending time in the big sandpit, in the rowing boat, in the willow den and in the hexagonal wooden hut.
Bring lunch & a drink in a thermos.

 

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Barracks Lane Community Garden is nestled within a residential area, a surprising wonder for those who venture to find it.
We welcome you with your baby, toddler and/or older children for imaginative play in the sunshine.

Oxford Sling Meet are collaborating with Oxford Attachment Parenting Oxford UK – Kangaroo Playgroup
and inviting all sling-wearing parents for a natter every first WEDNESDAY of the month.

 

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Barefoot Sling Meet – now every second Wednesday of the month

Barefoot Sling Meet

May – Wednesday 13th May -10:00 am12:00 pm

Oxford Sling Meet invites you to a Springtime *sling social* held within the Storytellers Cafe at Barefoot Books, Summertown.
See Barefoot Books calandar for more details.

Babies up to 12 months can enjoy free Baby and Toddler Tapas when accompanied by an adult ordering a full meal.
This event is free to attend however our hosts ask you to buy something from the delicious menu or bookshop.

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10am – 11am: Second breakfasts
11am – 11.30am: StoryTime (free)
11.30am – 12 midday: time to order some lunch before the rush!

 

How to Find Barefoot Books

Buses 2 and 2a from Oxford town centre, go towards Kidlington and stop in Summertown on the way. Barefoot Books is opposite a Sainsburys Local and next door to Majestic Wine Warehouse.

There is a large car park on Ferry Lane (for the Ferry Lane Sports Centre) connecting with Diamond Place car park and then it’s just about a five minute walk to Barefoot Books from there. Ferry Lane car park has more space and spaces and is only an extra 1-minute walk. We recommend this car park to you as Diamond Place is extremely busy all them time and with narrower spaces.

Parking prices are the same at both car parks:
0-1 hour £1.20,   1-2 hours £1.70,    2-3 hours £3.20,    3-4 hours £5.20

There is a slip road to one side of Banbury Road up the middle of Summertown. Sometimes there are a places to park for free for up to 1-hour. However, I can tell you that once you are inside the Barefoot Books studio and see and hear the colourful delights all around, one hour of parking is not enough!

 

 

Kangaroo Sling Meet

Oxford Sling Meet jumps in the pouch of Kangaroo Playgroup every First Wednesday of the Month (term time only).

Kangaroo Natural Parenting Group is a weekly Wednesday event welcoming children with their mums, dads or carers to play, chat, imagine and experience nature in a safe zone. The playgroup aims to provide a place to socialise and share skills in a friendly and informal setting.


£2 per family

Bring a thermos of your favourite drink and lunch if you’ll be peckish.

 

 

Restore Sling Meet

Due to Kangaroo Playgroup being only open in term time, we are meeting at a different location – TBC..

We will meet at Restore Garden Cafe on Manzil Way.

Barefoot Sling Meet

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Oxford Sling Meet invites you to a Springtime *sling social* held within the Storytellers Cafe at Barefoot Books, Summertown.
See Barefoot Books calendar for more details.

Babies up to 12mths can enjoy free Baby and Toddler Tapas when accompanied by an adult ordering a full meal.
This event is free to attend however our hosts ask you to buy something from the delicious menu or bookshop.

 

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How to Find Barefoot Books

Buses 2 and 2a from Oxford town centre, go towards Kidlington and stop in Summertown on the way. Barefoot Books is opposite a Sainsburys Local and next door to Majestic Wine Warehouse.

There is a large car park on Ferry Lane connecting with Diamond Place car park and then it’s just about a five minute walk to Barefoot Books from there. Ferry Lane car park has more space and spaces and is only an extra 1-minute walk. We recommend this car park to you as Diamond Place is extremely busy all them time and with narrower spaces.

Parking prices are the same at both car parks:
0-1 hour £1.20,   1-2 hours £1.70,    2-3 hours £3.20,    3-4 hours £5.20

There is a slip road to one side of Banbury Road up the middle of Summertown. Sometimes there are a places to park for free for up to 1-hour. However, I can tell you that once you are inside the Barefoot Books studio and see and hear the colourful delights all around, one hour of parking is not enough!

 

Our Barefoot Sling Meets are on the 3rd Wednesday every month

Barefoot Books feature many images of babywearing artwork; how many can you find?!