Mum turns a business dream into a reality

Fay Cooper with daughter Ellen at Druridge Bay.
Fay Cooper with daughter Ellen at Druridge Bay.

A new family events business and toy shop has been set up by a Morpeth mum.

Dilly Dilly Kids is the brainchild of Fay Cooper, a mum-of-two who set up the company while on maternity leave.

The 32-year-old has always wanted to start her own events business and decided to seize the opportunity to do something that she and her friends have long felt is missing in many parts of Northumberland.

Dilly Dilly brings unique baby and toddler fairs to the county plus toys that inspire children’s imagination.

Fay said: “I am proud to live in such a beautiful part of Northumberland, but often feel saddened that family events are held more frequently in and around Newcastle, which often means lengthy travel.

“Families reliant on public transport must often miss out.”

Fay started looking around for a nearly new marketplace to sell some of the baby items that the family no longer needed.

She said: “I had some large items to sell like a baby swing and also mountains of clothes. I couldn’t find any local nearly new sales decided it would be a good idea to set one up myself.

“Ironically interest has been so high locally that I have had to offer my stall to someone else and we’ve still had to turn stall holders away and encourage them to attend our next event”

Fay realised there was a lot going in Morpeth and decided it would be great to bring it together and celebrate it under one roof.

Not content to settle with just a nearly new marketplace, Fay set about creating Morpeth’s first Baby and Toddler Fair.

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