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Chester Hippo Mat™ is
designed by YOU local nostalgic original creative quirky individual retro fun imaginative magic one-of-a-kind educational

Free tracked delivery (3-5 working days) using code 'FREESHIP'

Chester Hippo Mat™ is
designed by YOU local nostalgic original creative quirky individual retro fun imaginative magic one-of-a-kind educational

Free tracked delivery (3-5 working days) using code 'FREESHIP'

Help Design Your Hippo Mat™

Win a Hippo Mat™ Bundle - and go down in history at the same time!

Which Chester landmarks, features, or quirks just HAVE to feature on the Chester Hippo Mat™?

32 entries so far including
The rows (shops) Northgate arena Fountains roundabout Roman walls Train station Bus staion Chic o land Chester Football Stadium Eastgate Clock City Walls Countess of Chester Fountain Roundabout Weasel and the Bug Chester FC Dukes Drive Grosvenor Clock Rhinos Suspension Bridge Story House Library Cinema Wishing Steps The lion on top of Pepper Street car park Chester Zoo Cathedral Storyhouse Canal with ducks Roman Gardens St John's Ruins Meadows Pleasure Boats at the River Dee Kale Yard Watergate Street Ice Cream Farm (maybe on the edge of the mat?) Eastgate Clock Racecourse Amphitheatre Squirrels at Grosvenor Park Miniature train at Grosvenor Park

⏳ Competition closes on 14th May 2022 11:59pm

🗓️ 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!
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I’m Reg, your friendly neighbourhood Hippo!

As the proud ambassador of your new car play mat (after all, it is named after me!), I strive to bring even more fun to the scenario. I love to explore new places and learn new things whilst dressing up, having fun, and making people laugh!

You’ll see a lot more of me if you do end up owning your own Hippo Mat™…

I’ve dressed up in a unique outfit especially for your Hippo Mat™. Can you find me on your design?

Local

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Landmarks

From Chester Zoo to the City Walls, children (and adults!) love spotting things on their Hippo Mat™ that they've seen in real life. How many landmarks can you spot?

Reg's Pledge

10% of profits go towards Reg's Pledge
What is Reg's Pledge?

Community-driven

Co-designed by you. Check out our blog or get get social with us @hippomatuk to have your say and help shape the future of Hippo Mat™.

Educational

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Simplified Road Layout

Children aged 0-8 are a long way off from hitting the roads as drivers just yet! By featuring a simplified road layout, children are able to focus more on places they love and recognise. Not to mention it allows us to cram in loads of landmarks local to you!

KS1 Curriculum

Local Geography is part of the KS1 Curriculum, and is just one of the many reasons schools across the country love using their Hippo Mat™!

Improve Road Safety

Many of the most common UK road markings and signs are included to get your little one aware of road safety without even realising it! Added realism with the roadworker fixing the potholes 😉

Original

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Certified

Every single Hippo Mat™ adheres to the Directive 2009/48/EC on Toy Safety, which ensures products in this category are safe to use.

Hippo Mat™ Quality

The gorgeous microfibre velvet surface of a Hippo Mat™ is perfect for children's skin - it's soft and leaves no nasty friction. The rugged non-slip latex backing is made-to-last: it strengthens the mat and prevents it slipping around or damaging your floors.

Free UK Delivery*

With every Hippo Mat™ when you use code 'FREESHIP'

*Extra charges apply for Isle of Wight, Channel Islands, Isle of Man, Scottish Highlands, Northern Ireland, Scilly Iscles)

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

Current design: V1 | 01-06-2022 – present

  • Chester FC Stadium
  • Countess of Chester Hospital
  • Chester Fire Station
  • Chester Zoo
  • City Walls
  • Watergate Street
  • Town Hall
  • Chester Cathedral
  • Wishing Steps leading up to Westgate Clock
  • Chester Racecourse
  • Pepper Street Car Park with Lion on top
  • Roman Amphitheatre
  • Roman Gardens
  • Grosvenor Park
  • Miniature Railway
  • Inflatable Play Area
  • River Dee
  • Queen’s Park Suspension Bridge
  • Meadows

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Help Design Your Hippo Mat™

Hippo Mat™ strives to provide up-to-date designs at all times. Combining this meticulous and diligent research with our creative and playful illustrations is what makes each Hippo Mat™ so special.

This is why, now and always, we openly receive suggestions and feedback of any kind to what YOU want to see on YOUR Hippo Mat™.

So, if a building’s been demolished – let us know and we’ll update the design. Likewise, if interesting new buildings/statues/features have gone up in the area, let us know and we’ll hippo-fy it and add it the the next design release!

Remember those car play mats everyone had when they were young? Well, they’re BACK – but refreshed, revitalised, and here to revolutionise the nostalgic and retro product!

Introducing the Chester Hippo Mat™. Combining playing, learning, and wholesomeness all in one, this unique accessory will liven up and inspire your play area.

Featuring over ten landmarks, places, or quirks of Chester, opportunities are rife for adventure. From Chester Zoo to the City Walls, children (and adults!) love spotting things on their Hippo Mat™ that they’ve seen in real life. How many landmarks can you spot?

Not only will the user be having awesome Chester-themed 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 Chester 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 and every 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.

CE and UKCA Certified.

Recommended for ages from 12 months.

10% of profits go towards Reg’s Pledge

Regular:

  • Height: 100cm
  • Width: 100cm
  • Thickness: 0.6cm
  • Area: 10,000cm²
  • Road widths: 8cm (4cm each lane)

Large:

  • Height: 140cm
  • Width: 140cm
  • Thickness: 0.6cm
  • Area: 19,600cm²
  • Road widths: 12cm (6cm each lane)

XL:

  • Height: 180cm
  • Width: 180cm
  • Thickness: 0.6cm
  • Area: 32,400cm²
  • Road widths: 16cm (8cm each lane)
  • Wipe with a damp cloth.
  • When storing, please ensure you roll the mat with the design on the outside.
  • Vacuum and rotate frequently.
  • Microfiber velvet surface
  • Thick felt
  • Anti-slip backing with eco-friendly silica gel dots for extra grip
  • Clear plastic packaging

“EYFS had a very exciting delivery this week from @hippomatuk. The children will be able to explore the London mat to locate landmarks linking to their current topic.” – Park Primary EYFS Teacher, Colne Park Primary School

“One happy boy today with his new Glasgow Hippo Mat™. Would highly recommend!” – @weeneilson (Twitter) & Son, Glasgow Hippo Mat™ Owners

“We are absolutely loving our new #BathHippoMat of Bath designed by @finola_stack it is incredible thank you so much we are really getting a chance to understand Bath and love pointing out landmarks we know” – @littleblossomnurseryschool (IG), Bath Hippo Mat™ Owners

“The colours are bright and I like the beach!” – Isabella, Resident Hippo Mat™ Model

“When my cousins were here we went all the way to the pier and along the seafront to the helter skelter.” – Pupil, St Nicolas CE Primary School

“The boys loved seeing the old Trafford and the fire station, Hawa loved seeing Manchester Arndale and the water fountains!” – @kellysfamilylife (IG), Manchester Hippo Mat™ Owners

“I’m dealing with the city’s recycling” – Lucas, Brighton Hippo Mat™ Owner

“I like how soft it is, and also the grippy flower pattern on the back!” – Gracie, Brighton Hippo Mat™ Owner

🚚 FREE when you spend over £30 and use code ‘FREESHIP’ (tracked and signed for 3-5 working days)

*Extra charges apply for Isle of Wight, Channel Islands, Isle of Man, Scottish Highlands, Northern Ireland, Scilly Iscles)

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

Reg and his Hippo Mat™ are committed to sharing the love of loving your local area. As such, worthy organisations are given one free Hippo Mat™. This includes schools, nurseries, pre-schools, hospitals, and more – places which may have limited resources and are doing the best they can with what they’ve got.

10% of profits go towards Reg’s Pledge

Click here to learn more about Reg’s Pledge.

Each and every Hippo Mat™ has a unique Reg somewhere on it, in a homage to another classic nostalgic item we all knew growing up. Can you find your Reg?

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my Chester Hippo Mat™
£59.99
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  • Over fifteen unique landmarks/features/quirks unique to Chester
  • Trusted by schools as teaching tools for KS1 curriculum
  • Learn road safety
  • Colour of embroidered stitching is random (light blue, cream, red, green or pink)
  • 10% of profits go towards Reg's Pledge
  • Full refund guarantee if you change your mind at any point
  • Free delivery* when you use code 'FREESHIP'

Only 10 Chester Hippo Mat™s have been crafted. Secure yours today!

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Free tracked delivery (3-5 working days) using code 'FREESHIP'

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