Chesterfield Sling Library sessions

For upcoming session dates see here

As a volunteer-run community project we only really have the resources to run one session a month, our session is:

  • On the first Friday of the month 10:00-12:00 at Hasland Village Hall, Eastwood Park, Chesterfield S41 0AY

The Library session is run by trained and experienced volunteers, who offer:

  • General information and advice about slings and carriers and how to use them safely
  • Demonstration of age-appropriate carrying options and the chance to try these on with our demonstration dolls and with your own child
  • Help with the correct fitting, safe and appropriate use of your own carrier

We operate on a first-come first-served basis, you can expect to spend around 20 minutes with a demonstrating volunteer, and you are welcome to stay for the whole session to meet other parents and carers with an interest in carrying.

We do not charge for attendance at the session but pre-registration is essential (by email to so that we can ensure that you have up-to-date pre-session information, and so that we know what to bring with us to help you.

You can join the Library and hire slings and carriers from us.

There is a hiring registration fee of £5. Slings and carriers cost £6.50 or £13.00 a month to rent (depending on type of sling/carrier). There is a ‘fit fee’ of £5 if you attend solely for help with your own carrier.