How Hinxton Hall support mothers and families attending events
Hinxton Hall is delighted to have joined the ‘Free To Feed’ campaign launched in South Cambridgeshire as a partnership between the NHS, County Council, District Councils, local communities, and independent, voluntary and charity organisations. The campaign aims to normalise breastfeeding in public and we are proud to join as a breast-feeding-friendly location.
The Free To Feed campaign was launched to help mothers who breastfeed and/or pump for their baby, to feel confident and relaxed. Breastfeeding can be challenging for mothers, and doing it in public can cause them anxiety. That’s why it’s important to support mums by stating that they are welcome to do so in public at Hinxton Hall, as well as providing a more private space for them to do so if they prefer.
The Family Room is a dedicated space for mothers who are breastfeeding or pumping, as well as for parents and carers who want a quiet and safe space to care for their young babies and children. The room has a nursing chair and other comfortable seating, a privacy screen, a padded play area, a microwave, a highchair, and a fridge for storing expressed milk, baby food, or medications.
The phone in the room connects to Reception, meaning that the Reception team are on hand to help with any issues or requirements without guests having to leave the room.
Importantly, Hinxton Hall Conference Centre have the technology to allow meeting organisers to live stream their event sessions to the television screen in the room so that parents can continue to follow virtually, should they wish to do so.
Hinxton Hall is very proud of their Family Room and encourages other conference venues to do the same: create a dedicated space for mothers and families! Doing so contributes very positively to helping women pursue their careers, without having to sacrifice other areas of their lives.
Right to left: Karen Mullarkey (Receptionist), Myles Colby (General Manager), Emily Boldy (Marketing Manager)