Everyone was a winner at the Parent and Child Expo, especially this family.

David & Aaron from Bowater Toyota along with 6 year old Sophia Eagle who took quite a liking to the brightly coloured 2014 Toyota Yaris.

Saturday the 11th of October was a busy day in Nelson. There was a lot on and the sun was burning brightly, luring the locals outside and to the beaches with the first tastes of summer.

That did not stop the hundreds of expectant and current parents from coming along to the Annesbrook Community Centre to enjoy the 2nd Annual Nelson Parent and Child Expo.

The team from Bowater Toyota turned up bright and early, some with their own children in tow, ready to answer all sorts of curly questions about vehicle safety, car seat attachments and whether or not the boot space would be enough to swallow a stroller, temporary cradle for the event of unplanned naps, 3 complete changes of outfits, various feeding tools, a play mat and assorted favourite toys, change mat and an enormous nappy bag for spontaneous trips to the park. Stuff that all new parents fret about.

We also contributed to the awesomeness of the event by putting up a great prize, a free weekend's use of one of our brand new 2014 demonstrator vehicles, to be won by one lucky attendee - and the winner is.......

Erin Sheehan from Nelson.

Congratulations Erin. Like us we are sure that you enjoyed the Nelson Parent and Child Expo and got a lot out of it. Erin gets a little more out of it than the rest of us as she gets one of our demonstrator vehicles to use on a weekend of her choice. Erin and her family will get to experience that "new car feeling" for themselves for the whole weekend.

We will get in touch with Erin and report back later on with a followup - hopefully with some photos of the Sheehan family enjoying "their" car on an adventure in this wonderful region we all call home.

If you missed the show and would like to know more about things like the modern ISO Fix benefits over the conventional older "locking clip" types of carseats feel free to stop by and chat to the sales team at Bowater Toyota. You would be surprised how technology has changed and kept paced to the changing needs of the busy modern family.

The children that attended certainly had a great time, and got to mix and mingle with the likes of the super talented entertainer Kath Bee, and Cory the Blue Penguin (pictured below) from the ASB Aquatic Centre. 


We also had a great little interactive display for the kids, with the chance to get a photo of them 'driving' the new Toyota Corolla, which we shared on Facebook. If you had your photo taken at the event, be sure to head on over to our Facebook page to find it. You can see the album by clicking here.


We look forward to next year, and wish to thank the organisers for another very well run event.