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

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

24 entries so far including
Rossi ice cream kiosk Olympus HQ BP London Road Southend Pier with train on it and Jamie Oliver filming Kursal Royals Shopping Centre Hadleigh mountain biking track (olympics) Southchurch Hall including pond with turtles The Palace Theatre Doughnut Hut Adventure Island Longest pier in the world! Sealife Centre Open top bus Leigh Elim Church (First Elim Church in England) Queen Victoria Statue Toby Carvery Belfairs woods

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

🗓️ One suggestion (and the person who suggested it) will be picked at random on 31st May

🏆 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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🚀 Launch date:

1st Sep 2022

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Only 100 Southend-on-Sea Hippo Mat™s are being made.
89/100

Southend-on-Sea Hippo Mat™

Can't wait until the official design release in June 2022?

Learn Local Areas

Featuring over 10 landmarks actually in Southend-on-Sea, 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 10 landmarks actually in Southend-on-Sea, 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!

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, your Hippo Mat™ allows children to focus on a wider variety of places they love and recognise.

Children aged 0-8 are a long way off from hitting the roads as drivers just yet. By featuring a simplified road layout, your Hippo Mat™ allows children to focus on a wider variety of places they love and recognise.

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 marvellous 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 marvellous 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.

Enhanced Development

Children playing with their original and unique 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 their original and unique 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!

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 UK Delivery

Free-Local-Delivery-Wax-Stamp-new

With every Hippo Mat™.

With every Hippo Mat™.

Hurry!

Only 100 Southend-on-Sea Hippo Mat™s are being made.
89/100

Wondering what your design will look like? Check out the Hippo News on our blog, where we’re posting monthly updates and sneak peeks (as well as on our social media channels @hippomatuk)

What happens when learning meets fun? Magic!

Introducing the Southend-on-Sea Hippo Mat™. Combining playing, learning, and quirkiness all in one, this unique accessory will liven up and inspire your play area.

Featuring over ten landmarks, places, or quirks of Southend-on-Sea, opportunities are rife for adventure.

Not only will the user be having awesome Southend-on-Sea-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 Southend-on-Sea 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

Nick Wainman

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

“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 (really sorry, but extra charges apply for Isle of Wight, Channel Islands, Isle of Man, Scottish Highlands, Northern Ireland, Scilly Iscles)

Your pre-order will be delivered in November 2022. 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.

Pre-Order

your Southend-on-Sea Hippo Mat™
£ 49
99
  • Over ten unique Southend-on-Sea landmarks
  • Used in schools as teaching tools
  • Learn road safety
  • Available in 3 sizes
  • Only 100 available - act fast!
  • Free UK delivery
  • Design ready by 1st June 2022
  • Your Southend-on-Sea Hippo Mat™ will be delivered in November 2022
  • Full refund guarantee if you change your mind at any point
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