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Manchester Hippo Mat™

Designed by Daniel Allegra
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Learn Local Areas

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

This is SUPER important since Local Geography is within the Key Stage 1 curriculum!

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

This is 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!

Superior Quality

Soft 'n' Safe

The generously sized 122cm x 122cm surface microfibre velvet surface feels exactly as it sounds like it would. It's super soft and smooth with no nasty friction.

Soft 'n' Safe

The generously sized 122cm x 122cm surface 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.

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.

Local Collaboration

Living in the outskirts of Manchester, Daniel Allegra keeps his pencil sharp by completing work for clients small and large all over the world. His versatile skillset and pure imagination meant it was a no-brainer to collaborate with him to create the Manchester Hippo Mat™!

Living in the outskirts of Manchester, Daniel Allegra keeps his pencil sharp by completing work for clients small and large all over the world. His versatile skillset and pure imagination meant it was a no-brainer to collaborate with him to create the Manchester Hippo Mat™!

Enhanced Development

Children playing with the Manchester 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 Manchester 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 and UKCA 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!

Free Local Delivery

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Free delivery* when you use code 'FREESHIP'

Hurry!

Only 100 Manchester Hippo Mat™s are being made.
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What happens when learning meets fun? Magic!

Introducing the Manchester Hippo Mat™ designed by local illustrator Daniel Allegra. 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 Manchester, opportunities are rife for adventure. 

To begin the journey around Manchester you can stop off at the many football stadiums, Old Trafford and Etihad, to pass the time. Next you can travel to the Quays to see the canal, museum and theatre, learning new landmarks around your city. To continue the sightseeing, you can pay a visit to the railway station whilst following your children’s imagination to the next destination. 

Not only will the user be having awesome Manchester-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 Manchester 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.

Designer

 Daniel Allegra

  • Height: 122cm
  • Width: 122cm
  • Thickness: 0.6cm
  • Area: 14,884cm²
  • 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

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

“Eddie is in love with his Brighton Hippo Mat™!” – Michael Allwood

“This mat is awesome, I wish we had these when we were young” – Hippo Mat™ Owner’s Friend

“It’ll surely be gift of the year 2021 or something” – Hippo Mat™ Owner’s Other Friend

“The children love it!” – Lynne Buttler at St Anthony’s Pre-School in Brighton

“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

“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 in Brighton)

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

🚚 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)

Contact us for international shipping.

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 read more about Reg’s Pledge.

Order

your Manchester Hippo Mat™
£ 59
99
  • Design created by local Manchester artist
  • Over twenty unique Manchester landmarks
  • Enhanced development
  • Learn road safety
  • 10% of profits go towards Reg's Pledge
  • Free delivery* when you use code 'FREESHIP'
  • Full refund guarantee
1 share = 1 disco hippo
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