HUNDREDS turned out to the first etc mother, baby and toddler exhibition.
The free event organised by the luxury lifestyle magazine, published by the Mail’s parent company, welcomed expectant mothers, families and grandparents to Lumley Castle, in Chester le Street.
The event, which was sponsored by Metro Radio and Northumbrian Water’s Love Your Drain campaign, played host to some of the finest retailers ranging from personalised children’s clothing to bespoke baby artwork.
Free goodie bags which included items from tops brands such as TOMY, Tommee Tippee and Avon impressed guests who enjoyed a day of shopping.
Newlyweds Victoria and Robbie Auton, from Hartlepool’s Fens estate, attended the event.
Victoria, 28, said: “The event was fab.
“It’s nice to see something like this in the North-East and the birthing advice from Daisy Birthing was very educational.”
Children were entertained by Scales and Spikes Reptile Parties and CBeebies’ Iggle Piggle.