Another amazingly insightful Business of Bath Q&A, this time from the wonderful duo behind Time Flies for Kids….

Business name: Time Flies for Kids

Your names: Jill and Lucy

Where are you based and what do you do? We’re based in Bath. We design and make magnetic activity packs for kids which are ideal for travel. Journeys with kids can often be just that little bit too stressful and we’re here to help. Our magnetic travel activity packs are bursting with brilliant board games and amazing activities. The packs are environmentally friendly and even come with a set of 12 recycled colouring pens. You can find our packs on our website or come to see us at Frome Independent Market. We’re newly launched and very excited to be part of the Bath independent business community!

What inspired you to start your business? We met at our local NCT group when we were pregnant with our first babies. We spent most of our first maternity leave planning and scheming and by our second maternity leave we were almost ready to go. Our main inspiration throughout has been to create a product that will make life easier for parents like us. Happy kids, happy parents.

What do you love about running a business in Bath? We love the strong small independent business community.  We’ve had loads of encouragement and support from other small companies and have made lots of friends on the journey so far.

You’ve got five minutes to grab a sandwich, where do you go? Picnic in the Park by Royal Victoria Park.  We’ve grabbed a picnic lunch from here so many times so that our kids can continue playing in the playground and we can fit in some sneaky business chat.

Where’s your favourite place to book for a business lunch or a meal/drink after a tough day? Our illustrator Kaz Lammie is based in Box so The Birdhouse Café. We’re obsessed with their wraps!

Tell us about another Bath business you love and why? We LOVE My Small World! They have a beautiful shop; visiting is an experience in itself! Also, Jill had a lovely hug from Dawn at their Champagne and Tissues event last year when her youngest started school.

What advice would you give to someone starting a business in the city? Reach out and collaborate with other small businesses.  There’s a lot of support and encouragement in Bath and everyone’s keen to help each other.