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Newcastle Hippo Mat™

Designed by Scott Barker

Learn Local Areas

Featuring over 20 landmarks actually in Newcastle, 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 Newcastle, 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 110cm x 110cm 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 110cm x 110cm 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

Newcastle local Scott Barker has created fun illustrations for toys, books, clothing and more - all aimed at children. An expert in the field, it was an easy choice to collaborate with him to create the Newcastle Hippo Mat™!

Newcastle local Scott Barker has created fun illustrations for toys, books, clothing and more - all aimed at children. An expert in the field, it was an easy choice to collaborate with him to create the Newcastle Hippo Mat™!

Enhanced Development

Children playing with the Newcastle 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 Newcastle 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

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

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 if shipping address postcode begins with NE.

Free delivery if shipping address postcode begins with NE.

Hurry!

Only 100 Newcastle Hippo Mat™s are being made.
19/100

What happens when learning meets fun? Magic!

Introducing the Newcastle Hippo Mat™ designed by local illustrator Scott Barker. 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 Newcastle, opportunities are rife for adventure. 

Take a moment to tour around Newcastle to see the unique landmarks that make up the city. Experience different cultures when visiting Chinatown or go to Newcastle Castle and watch the city from above. Finally, you can take a trip to the countryside to see the memorable Angel of the North or you can imagine you are part of the team by stopping by at St James’ Park.

Not only will the user be having awesome Newcastle-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 Newcastle 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

Scott Barker

  • Height: 110cm
  • Width: 110cm
  • Thickness: 0.6cm
  • Area: 12,100cm²
  • 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

🚚 Delivery is free if shipping address is within the UK.

Your pre-order will be delivered between 1st – 3rd September 2021. After that, it’ll still be free, and will take 3 – 5 working days.

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 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.

Good question!

So, because the market for these items is largely unknown, only 100 Newcastle Hippo Mat™s are being created.

Depending on how it goes, more may be manufactured, however potentially not.

Either way, more will not be manufactured this year. As much as I’d like to, too many factors mean it’s just not possible.

So, if you’d like to guarantee your Newcastle Hippo Mat™, and guarantee it for this year (and the winter festive period) then you may pre-order one of the 100 now, and it’ll arrive between 1st-3rd September.

You’ll be kept updated with the design process directly, and you can also always keep in touch through our social media channels (at the bottom of this page).

If you don’t like the design, or you change your mind, you can receive a 100% refund. Peace of mind achieved.

Alternatively, you can wait until more images exist and the item is officially available in September. However I honestly can’t say if there’ll be any left.

If you have absolutely any more concerns or questions, please don’t hesitate to ask: DM any of the social media accounts, or email hello@hippomat.uk and we’ll strive to squash any worries you may have 🙂

Thanks for reading!

Marcos

Hippo Mat™ Founder

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your Newcastle Hippo Mat™
£ 49
99
  • Design created by local Newcastle artist
  • Over twenty unique Newcastle landmarks
  • Enhanced development
  • Learn road safety
  • Only 100 available - act fast!
  • Free delivery if shipping address postcode begins with NE
  • Your Newcastle Hippo Mat™ will be delivered 1st-3rd September 2021
  • Full refund guarantee if you change your mind at any point
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