12th April 2024 10:09 pm

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Happy New Year!

We're working on New

Designs as we speak!

📰 In March’s Hippo News:

  • First look at the new Hippo Mat™ designs for Ipswich, Chester, and Leicester
  • You wanted to see some changes made to the Aberdeen design, so we made ’em
  • Meet Reg’s entourage
  • More epic photos of Happy Hippos
  • A closer look at an amazing organisation who received a free Hippo Mat™ through Reg’s Pledge
  • 1x Free Hippo Mat™ (first 3 people)

Let’s goooo!

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We’re super excited to show you sneak peeks from 3 new brand-spanking-new Hippo Mat™ designs this month! Ipswich, Chester, and Leicester have all been HIPPO-FIED thanks to the suggestions of dozens of you – so thank you for submitting your suggestions. Scroll down to see how they look – what do you reckon?

35 towns and cities across the UK are each getting their own unique Hippo Mat™ car play mat this year – they’re being designed as we speak – with your help!

Now and always, we strive for every single Hippo Mat™ to be filled with love, creativity, magic, and authenticity. Part of our drive is to be community-driven: your Hippo Mat™ is based on where YOU live, therefore it makes sense you have a say as to how it looks.

For these reasons, the public will always be able to make suggestions on how the design should look and which landmarks it should include.

Not only can you win some awesome prizes for helping out, you’ll have the satisfaction that YOUR suggestion is on one of the coolest items of the year 😎

🗓️ One suggestion (and the person who suggested it) will be picked at random on 31st May and be posted on our Instagram and our Facebook (the winner will be contacted directly)

🏆 Prize:

  • 3x Hippo Mat™s of your choice
  • £200
  • £50 worth of accessories
  • The pride that your suggestion was added to such a cool item!
  • ⏳ Competition closes on 14th May 2022 11:59pm

⚠️ All Designs will be complete by 1st June 2022

Progress List:

  • Aberdeen ✔️
  • Barnsley
  • Bedford
  • Bournemouth
  • Bradford
  • Bristol
  • Cambridge
  • Canterbury
  • Cardiff
  • Chester ✔️
  • Colchester
  • Derby
  • Doncaster ✔️
  • Dublin
  • Dundee
  • Edinburgh
  • Hull
  • Ipswich ✔️
  • Leeds
  • Leicester ✔️
  • Middlesbrough
  • Milton Keynes
  • Newport
  • Northampton
  • Nottingham ✔️
  • Oxford
  • Peterborough
  • Plymouth
  • Poole
  • Portsmouth ✔️
  • Sheffield
  • Southampton
  • Southend-on-Sea
  • Stoke-on-Trent
  • Swansea
In January, we released the Aberdeen Hippo Mat™ design. Based on your feedback, here are some changes we've recently made to the design:
Help Design Your Hippo Mat™

If you’re liking how things are going for the next generation of Hippo Mat™ designs for 2022 (35 new locations!), and you have faith in this awesome product (and us!),  it’s highly recommended you place a pre-order. We’re only going to be making very limited amounts, and if it’s anything like 2021, they’ll sell out quickly…


FREE Toy Bugatti Veyron with every pre-order - just use code "PREBUG" whilst the toy is in your basket

We want to create as rich of a world as possible for each and every Hippo Mat™ – one which not only contains landmarks you know and love in huge car play mat form, looks fantastic, and will last for years to come, but also one which is playful, relatable, and inclusive.

To achieve this, please allow us to briefly introduce Reg’s Entourage: friends who’ll feature alongside Reg on your Hippo Mat™ (alongside tons of other embellishments too)!

You’ll see a lot more of everyone in the near future 😊

Make sure you share your photos and tag us @hippomatuk. The crazier, the better!

The pre-school team at Devonshire Primary Academy in Blackpool has incorporated their free #BlackpoolHippoMat, gifted to them through Reg’s Pledge, in to their Geography lessons. They also plan to use it during our upcoming History Day when we focus specifically on the history of Blackpool. Amazing!

Reg’s Pledge is only possible thanks to you not only purchasing your own Hippo Mat™, but also sharing the good word to your friends/families/co-workers. Let’s keep sharing the love of loving our local areas!

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  1. Add any 100cm² Hippo Mat™ to your basket
  2. You will now be able to use the code ‘HIPPONEWS06’ which will remove 100% of the price of the Hippo Mat™
  3. Don’t forget to also use code ‘FREESHIP’ to give you free shipping!

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