About Shipley Mums

Founded in 2016, Shipley Mums is an events, activities, and local information website for families living in Shipley (West Yorkshire), and the surrounding area.

Shipley Mums

Our aim is to collate and share the huge selection of fantastic child and family-friendly activities and events that go on in our local area, as well as to provide new parents with that all important local information to help ease those first steps into the world of parenthood.

Whether you are a mum, dad, grandparent, friend, carer or visitor to the area, we hope that you will find in us a valuable source of information to help keep your little, or not so little, ones entertained.

On Shipley Mums you will find listings for:

  • what’s on each month
  • what’s on during school holidays
  • baby and toddler groups & classes
  • weekend & after school clubs
  • schools & childcare
  • indoor activities
  • outdoor activities
  • days out
  • party venues
  • cafés
  • antenatal, breastfeeding, and mental health support

Shipley Mums is passionate about sharing this information with local families, and supporting local businesses and organisations.


What area does Shipley Mums cover?

Shipley Mums provides information primarily for the Shipley ward, but also covers (in slightly lesser detail) the wider Airedale and Wharfedale areas:

  • Shipley and Saltaire
  • Bradford (central)
  • Baildon
  • Guiseley & Menston
  • Burley-in-Wharfedale
  • Ben Rhydding & Ilkley
  • Cottingley
  • Bingley
  • Keighley
  • Skipton
  • Harrogate
  • Leeds


About Me

I’m Cat, and I took over from Jenny (who originally founded Shipley Mums) in May 2018.

I live in Saltaire with my husband and two and a half year old daughter, Bee. We’re also expecting a new addition to the family in July 2018.  We have lived in Shipley for the past 6 years, and love raising our little family here.

I am often found out and about, discovering new activities or places to play, and Bee and I are regulars at many of the local under-5s groups. You may have even bumped into us there!

I also run a personal blog, about my adventures in parenting, called Mama Cat + Baby Bee.



If you run or know about any groups, classes, local activities or events etc… that you would like to see listed (or anything else for that matter!), please get in touch via the Contact page.

If you’d like to work with Shipley Mums, please visit our Work With Shipley Mums page.


Thanks for reading, and I hope that Shipley Mums makes your day a little easier.

Cat x