BABES: Breastfeeding and Babies’ Early Support

Wednesday 10am -12 noon

BABES has moved to a new venue within George Watson Memorial Hall, 65 Barton St, Tewkesbury GL20 5PX. Walk up to the hall’s front door then around to the left to another entrance. There is limited space for pushchairs so you may like to consider bringing your baby in a sling

Please bring your own drinks and we will provide the cake!

Breastfeeding Counsellor Jane and the team of Peer Supporters look forward to welcoming you

There are frequent buses that stop on Barton Street.

Rails Meadow Car Park is a 3 minute walk away. It currently costs £2 for 3 hours. Pay by cash at the machine at the rear of the car park or by card using RingGo app. Leave the car park at the entrance and cross the road into Saffron Road. Then after 50m, take a left into an alley (Yarnells Alley) and this brings you out onto Barton Street. The hall is then on your right, about 50m along.

There is disabled parking on Barton Street opposite George Watson Hall


The outdoor support groups proved popular and as the weather turns autumnal, we will continue to take precautions to keep you safe at our group.

Regulations mean we cannot have more than fifteen people at a group who are socially distancing – this includes children and babies. However our wonderful Breastfeeding Counsellors are exempt from the head count.

It may be that on arrival to group, if there are too many people you will be asked to wait until someone has left. You might prefer to go for a walk or to a local café to wait. If you are unable to wait, we will help you to sign up to a virtual one to one with one of our Breastfeeding Counsellors for the next day or maybe even the same day.

We will be collecting information on arrival for Track and Trace via our electronic sign in forms.

Please do not attend group if you are unwell, even with cold symptoms. If you have symptoms of coronavirus you will need to isolate for ten days and your household contacts for fourteen days, unless your test is negative. Please also do not attend if you are quarantining after returning from abroad.

If you would like help with positioning and attachment (“latching”) please consider booking a virtual one to one or bear in mind that we’ll be socially distancing in the group

We will be ensuring rooms are thoroughly cleaned and providing alcohol gel to sanitise hands. Please wear a mask on arrival until you are settled in your space. We ask that families continue to keep 2m spacing from each other as we have done in our outdoor groups.

Please come with your own drinks, however in true GBSN style we will provide the cakes.  Please bring whatever you need for yourself and your family eg changing mat, snacks.