Sophie Woodrow, the brains behind Bath-based kids’ clothing brand Sleepy Doe, lives in Bathwick with her partner Dan and daughter Florence, three. Here are her favourite family-centric finds in and around Bath
1/ We make regular trips to Sisters Guild in Frome. It was created by two sisters, Bekka and Carla, and stocks some of my favourite kids’ brands including Bobo Choses, Louise Misha and Rice DK. The shop may be small but it’s filled to the brim with print, colour and creativity. I love the imaginative homeware, floral eiderdowns, party decorations and of course the excellent clothing.2/ I’ve bought lots of things for Florence’s bedroom from Fig Store. They do these brilliant baskets which I use to store her books and toys in. Like the rest of the house, her room is also filled with plants; we buy miniature succulents from here and pot them together in empty candleholders and jars.3/ As a self-confessed magazine addict, I struggle to remember life before Magalleria opened in Bath. My favourite read is Lunch Lady, a print magazine focused on food and families that doesn’t take itself too seriously. I also love Milk, a quarterly children’s lifestyle and fashion magazine. My final pick would be Lionheart, by Bristol-based writer and mother Helen Martin. It’s full of craft, fashion and illustration.4/ Our go-to café to nest in on a chilly Saturday is Gather in Batheaston. The terracotta painted walls, homely décor, naturally imperfect interiors (plus the family-run vibe) make it instantly relaxing. Everything is really fresh and wholesome; a short carefully written menu is scribbled on a blackboard every morning. It’s also kid-friendly with a toy box packed with dominoes and vintage colouring books to keep Floss entertained as we indulge in ginormous croque monsieurs, hot turmeric drinks and very good coffee for a couple of hours.5/ Of course our whole family spend every night (and some rainy days!) decked in pyjamas from my company. After ten years of designing for British heritage brands, I wanted to create a line of long-lasting, whimsical sleepwear and bedding that both adults and kids would love, so Sleepy Doe was born in 2016. Everything is made in the UK, supporting family-run businesses and I also offer a free local bike delivery service where my partner or I cycle pyjamas to your door in time for bedtime.