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Brighton Hippo Mat™

Designed by Lisa Holdcroft
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Non-Slip Backing

A lot of mats out there in the market aren't even backed with anything - the retailer will make you buy a non-slip mat separately! Our non-slip latex backing is added during the manufacturing process, and not only prevents the mat from slipping around, but adds overall durability making it a great addition in our opinion.

Soft and Safe

The microfibre velvet surface feels exactly as it sounds like it would. It's super soft and smooth with no nasty friction.

Non-Slip Backing

A lot of mats out there in the market aren't even backed with anything - the retailer will make you buy a non-slip mat separately! Our non-slip latex backing is added during the manufacturing process, and not only prevents the mat from slipping around, but adds overall durability making it a great addition in our opinion.

Soft 'n' Safe

The microfibre velvet surface feels exactly as it sounds like it would. It's super soft and smooth with no nasty friction.

Learn Local Areas

Featuring over 20 landmarks actually in Brighton, while the map is not 100% accurate in terms of distances, the position of the landmarks in relation to each other are.

So whether they're cruising along the scenic coast road, negotiating the tricky seven dials roundabout, navigating a route to get to the football stadium, or checking out one of the many other local landmarks, learning is taking place more than ever before... SUPER important since Local Geography is within the Key Stage 1 curriculum!

Featuring over 20 landmarks actually in Brighton, while the map is not 100% accurate in terms of distances, the position of the landmarks in relation to each other are.

So whether they're cruising along the scenic coast road, negotiating the tricky seven dials roundabout, navigating a route to get to the football stadium, or checking out one of the many other local landmarks, learning is taking place more than ever before... SUPER important since Local Geography is within the Key Stage 1 curriculum!

Learn Road Safety

Numerous road markings and features are included to get your little one aware of road safety without even realising it!

Numerous road markings and features are included to get your little one aware of road safety without even realising it!

Local Collaboration

Lisa Holdcroft is a superbly talented local artist who U-DRIVE were lucky enough to collaborate with to create this work of art. Lisa's illustrations are so quintessentially Brighton, it only felt right that she was the talent behind the awesome artwork of this creation.

Lisa Holdcroft is a superbly talented local artist in Brighton who U-DRIVE were lucky enough to collaborate with to create this work of art. Lisa's illustrations are so quintessentially Brighton, it only felt right that she was the talent behind the awesome artwork of this creation.

Enhanced Development

Children playing with the Brighton Hippo Mat™ will either consciously, or subconsciously, know the areas and landmarks featured on the map. Because of this they'll be stimulating and developing their brain at an accelerated rate as opposed to if they were just playing with a generic design where they didn't know the areas.

Children playing with the Brighton Hippo Mat™ will either consciously, or subconsciously, know the areas and landmarks featured on the map. Because of this they'll be stimulating and developing their brain at an accelerated rate as opposed to if they were just playing with a generic design where they didn't know the areas.

EU Certified

In the United Kingdom, for a toy to be CE Certified, it must adhere to the Directive 2009/48/EC on Toy Safety, which ultimately ensures products in this category are safe to use. Every Hippo Mat™ is CE Certified by ensuring all EU legislation's are complied with at every stage of manufacture.

In the United Kingdom, for a toy to be CE Certified, it must adhere to the Directive 2009/48/EC on Toy Safety, which ultimately ensures products in this category are safe to use. Every Hippo Mat™ is CE Certified by ensuring all EU legislation's are complied with at every stage of manufacture.

Free Local Delivery

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Free delivery if shipping address postcode begins with BN.

Free delivery if shipping address postcode begins with BN.

What happens when learning meets fun? Magic!

Introducing the Brighton Hippo Mat™ by U-DRIVE & Lisa Holdcroft. Combining playing, learning, and quirkiness all in one, this unique accessory will liven up and inspire your play area.

Featuring over twenty landmarks, places, or quirks of Brighton, opportunities are rife for adventure. Whether they decide to take a stroll through the hustle and bustle of the laines for some shopping, navigate a route northwards to watch a Seagulls football match, or take a scenic drive alone coast road, users of this mat are genuinely entertained for hours, as they play out different scenarios and grow their imagination.

Not only will the user be having awesome Brightonian fun while using this mat, they’ll also be developing their hand-eye co-ordination, social skills, and cognitive abilities too. The latter is even more important, since learning about Local Geography is in the Key Stage One curriculum!

Children’s skin can be sensitive – we know that. But not to worry, the Brighton Hippo Mat™ has been tested and approved ‒ the microfiber velvet surface is not only completely free from substances that may harm your child’s skin or health, but soft and smooth to the touch too.

Each Hippo Mat™ is built with a non-slip latex backing for when the playing gets intense and you need a solid foundation. Not only that, the pretty floral non-slip pattern protects your floor and acts as a noise dampener all in one.

Recommended for ages from 12 months.

Designer

Lisa Holdcroft

  • Length: 120 cm
  • Width: 111.4cm
  • Thickness: 0.6cm
  • Area: 1.368m²
  • When storing, please ensure you roll the mat with the design on the outside.
  • Vacuum and rotate frequently.
  • If dirty, preferably, wipe with cloths or sponges using a carpet-safe detergent.
  • Because of the rug’s large size, we recommend professional rug cleaning.
  • Avoid direct sunlight when drying.
  • Do not bleach.
  • Do not tumble dry.
  • Do not iron.
  • Do not dryclean.
  • Shrinkage 4%.
  • Microfiber velvet surface
  • Thick felt
  • Anti-slip backing with eco-friendly silica gel dots for extra grip
  • Clear plastic packaging

“I like how soft it is, and also the grippy flower pattern on the back!” – Gracie (young Brightonian)

“Thanks for dropping in Eddie is in love with his Brighton car play mat!” – Michael Allwood

“This mat is awesome, I wish we had these when we were young” – U-DRIVE Owner’s Friend

“It’ll surely be gift of the year 2020 or something” – U-DRIVE Owner’s Other Friend

“The children love it!” – Lynne Buttler (St Anthony’s Pre-School)

“My son’s eyes lit up when he saw his new toy.” – Driving Instructor & Father-of-Two

“Looks amazing. We’d love one.” – Brighton Mum

“Schools would love them” – U-DRIVE Learner Driver

“Kyla is into cars at the moment, he’d love one 😍” – Brighton Mum

“Children love playing with car mats. And that is children of all ages (us teachers join in also). And what better way to play cars than with a car mat with local landmarks on. I’m off to find my Hot Wheels cars ready for when I play cars next.” – Damien Jordan (Headteacher at Fairlight Primary and Nursery School)

For even more kind words and testimonials, check out who We’re Loved By

  • Shipping address postcode begins with BN | 3-5 Working Days | FREE
  • Elsewhere in UK | 3-5 Working Days | £8.99
  • International Shipping | Contact Us

In the unlikely event you don’t love your Hippo Mat™, we’ll give you a full product refund if get it back to us in 30 days.

To spread the fun, education, and love of your local area to as many people as possible, deserving people and organisations are given a free Hippo Mat™. Here’s the up-to-date list of schools who’ve received at least one free Brighton Hippo Mat™:

  • St Nicholas CE Primary School
  • St Anthony’s Pre-School
  • Downs Infant School
  • Puffin Community Nursery
  • Fiveways Play Centre

These people have all contributed to this product in some way, and it wouldn’t have be even half as good without them:

Order

your Brighton Hippo Mat™
£ 29
99
  • Design created by local Brighton artist
  • Features 30 unique Brighton landmarks
  • Used as a teaching tool in schools
  • Learn road safety
  • Full refund guarantee
  • Free delivery if shipping address postcode begins with BN

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