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Don’t hesitate to reach out to us if you have a unique design idea in mind, have encountered a memorial design elsewhere that sparks your inspiration, or are interested in exploring personalised children’s headstone choices. Our team of talented stonemasons has the expertise to create a bespoke memorial that perfectly matches your requirements and preferences. Contact us today to get started.

At Summers, we take pride in our dedicated team of memorial stonemasons who specialise in crafting exquisite headstone memorials designed specifically for children and infants who left us all too soon.

Each headstone design has the potential to provide a unique and cherished tribute to these precious children, ranging from whimsically playful and vibrant to tenderly affectionate and comforting.

In our selection, Summers guarantees a headstone that perfectly captures and reflects your child’s personality. We offer a variety of pre-designed headstone options that can be fully customised, as well as the opportunity for completely unique bespoke designs.

Rest assured, your child’s memory is handled with the utmost care and craftsmanship by Summers.

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WE OFFER THE FINEST MEMORIALS FOR BRISTOL’S CEMETERIES

Choosing the Perfect Children’s Headstone

We understand the profound challenge of selecting the right headstone to honour and cherish the memory of your beloved child. Our compassionate and approachable advisors are here to provide patient support, ensuring that your child’s memorial truly reflects their personality and allows you to remember them just as you envision.

Among our extensive collection of children’s headstone designs, paired with our customised memorial craftsmanship, you’ll find the perfect way to preserve your dearly departed child’s legacy.

For over a century Summers has been a steadfast support for families in Bristol and beyond. With our comprehensive memorial showroom and caring family advisors, we extend our expertise and commitment to providing high-quality memorial services.

If you’d like to explore our children’s headstones in more detail or delve into the intricacies of a custom design, please don’t hesitate to contact our friendly team. We are here to assist you.

Children’s Headstone Materials & Colours

Our collection of children’s headstones features a wide variety of materials and finishes, including select options that offer a broad spectrum of colors and tones.

Each material used in creating these headstones comes with its own unique advantages, whether it’s the appeal of aesthetics, exceptional durability, or the need for minimal maintenance.

POPULAR CHILDREN’S HEADSTONE MATERIALS:

Granite cremation memorial material

Granite

Limestone cremation memorial material

Limestone

York Stone cremation memorial material

York Stone

White Marble cremation memorial material

White Marble

Portland Stone cremation memorial material

Portland Stone

Forest of Dean cremation memorial material

Forest of Dean Stone

Sandstone cremation memorial material

Sandstone

Nabresina cremation memorial material

Nabresina Stone

Welsh Slate cremation memorial material

Welsh Slate

POPULAR CHILDREN’S HEADSTONE COLOURS:

We provide an extensive selection of colours and shades, with available options depending on the type of memorial material chosen.

Below, you can get a preview of the different colors and shades that are offered in our granite and natural stone materials.

Black granite cremation memorial stone colour

Black

Light grey granite cremation memorial stone colour

Light Grey

Dark grey granite cremation memorial stone colour

Dark Grey

Avon Grey granite cremation memorial stone colour

Avon Grey

Star Galaxy granite cremation memorial stone colour

Star Galaxy

Brown granite cremation memorial stone colour

Brown

Bahama Blue granite cremation memorial stone colour

Bahama Blue

Blue Pearl granite cremation memorial stone colour

Blue Pearl

Ruby Red granite cremation memorial stone colour

Ruby Red

Balmoral Red granite cremation memorial stone colour

Balmoral Red

Twilight Red granite cremation memorial stone colour

Twilight Red

Teak granite cremation memorial stone colour

Teak

Pink granite cremation memorial stone colour

Pink

Emerald Pearl granite cremation memorial stone colour

Emerald Pearl

Fir Green granite cremation memorial stone colour

Fir Green

Imperial Green granite cremation memorial stone colour

Imperial Green

Ocean Green granite cremation memorial stone colour

Ocean Green

Tropical Green granite cremation memorial stone colour

Tropical Green

Yellow York Stone cremation memorial stone colour

Yellow (York Stone)

White sandstone cremation memorial stone colour

White

White Marble cremation memorial stone colour

White Marble

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We are here to compassionately attend to your inquiries regarding children’s headstones.

To learn more about our children’s headstone options, please don’t hesitate to contact us and arrange an appointment today.

 

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FINE-CRAFT ETCHING

Enhance a children’s headstone by adorning it with meticulously crafted etchings of images or photographs, infusing it with character, personality, and an unparalleled sense of uniqueness.

WHY CHOOSE US FOR YOUR KERB SET HEADSTONE?

  • Established memorial masons since 1906
  • Ability to create bespoke memorials with unrivalled craftsmanship
  • Over 110 years of industry experience
  • The Summers 30 year memorial guarantee
  • The Summers price promise
  • Fully accredited by BRAMM
  • A remarkable selection of colours, materials & styles
  • The Memorial Aftercare® service
  • Available home visit service
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Installation Services

After our team of highly skilled memorial stonemasons has meticulously designed and crafted your children’s headstone, the next crucial step involves the expert installation of the memorial at your chosen burial site.

With our extensive knowledge of the cemeteries in and around Bristol, we are uniquely positioned to offer expert guidance and recommendations on the most suitable types of childrens memorials for various cemeteries and churchyards in the Bristol area.

When you entrust us with your childrens memorial installation, you can find comfort in knowing that your selected memorial will be installed with the utmost precision and dedication to excellence.

For further information, please do not hesitate to reach out to us.

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CHILDREN’S HEADSTONE FAQS

How Do I Choose A Child's Headstone?

Choosing any type of headstone for somebody can always be a challenge, but when it’s for a child things can prove extra difficult both emotionally and physically. The most important thing to remember is that you’re entitled to take as long as necessary before coming to a decision over your child’s headstone – whether that means weeks, months or even a year or more of waiting before you feel completely ready.

Even when you do feel ready, there is such a wide variety of children’s headstones to choose from, it can feel overwhelming at first.

Many of our customers find that requesting to download our brochure is a great place to start as this provides several children’s headstone styles, materials, and examples to help narrow down your memorial search. Many parents and guardians have an idea in mind when it comes to a children’s headstone, so rest assured our expert headstone design team and skilled memorial stonemasons can craft just about any bespoke design or idea you can think of.

Browsing children’s headstones at your local cemetery and online, or simply booking an appointment to speak through your options in detail with one of our advisors and to view them in person will also help you come to a suitable decision when considering headstone options to help honour and remember your child.

What Should I Look For When Choosing A Memorial Stonemason?

When searching for a reliable memorial stonemason, there are several important factors to consider. It’s crucial to assess their experience in monumental stonemasonry, any accreditations they may have, their level of craftsmanship, product quality, and familiarity with the cemetery where the headstone will be placed. Equally essential is feeling comfortable working with the stonemasons to design and create the perfect memorial for your loved one.

It’s worth noting that most memorial stonemasons require a deposit upon placing an order. Therefore, it’s essential to have confidence in the stonemasons’ ability to complete the work and remain in business to avoid losing your deposit. Opting for an established memorial mason directly, rather than going through a middleman like a funeral director, can also help avoid additional costs.

Ultimately, selecting a reputable and well-established memorial stonemason will ensure peace of mind and guarantee that your loved one’s memorial is crafted to the highest standard.

Can You Help Me Choose A Child's Headstone?

We can certainly go through your options in great detail to help you reach a decision on which children’s headstone you should choose. We can highlight the benefits of different materials, show you a variety of styles that meet your requirements, and discuss the range of colours and detailing options that are available for each particular headstone.

What Is The Best Material For A Headstone?

Selecting the ideal material for your headstone depends on various factors, such as the style, lettering, carving specifications, colour, texture, and location. Our memorial stonemasonry company offers a wide selection of popular headstone materials, including granite, slate, limestone, york stone, and more. For those looking for a book headstone in a specific color, granite material is often the best option due to its vast range of colors and shades. However, it’s essential to check if your cemetery has any regulations regarding the acceptable headstone colours.

Are Children's Headstones Available In Different Colours?

Yes, many of our headstones are available in a variety of different colours – our granite material in particular is offered in many different colours and shades. A coloured headstone allows parents or guardians to honour their lost child in a way they see most fitting. Perhaps in the child’s favourite colour, or because they want something that isn’t as sombre as the typical black headstones.

Cemeteries and churchyards have different rules and regulations with regards to what they allow, so it’s always worth checking what their stance is with headstones of different colours to ensure your headstone choice won’t be rejected by them.

How Long Should I Wait Before Getting A Child's Headstone?

Choosing a headstone for a lost child can be particularly difficult and emotional, so we would always advise that you take as long as necessary to come to your decision so that you can be sure you’re honouring and remembering your child in the most fitting way. There really is no right or wrong answer – you should take as long as you require.

From a technical standpoint, most cemeteries request that you wait at least 6-12 months before erecting a headstone so that the ground has time to settle following a burial.

Timescales differ between cemeteries and also tend to differ between memorial type – for example, a cemetery may request a wait of 6-12 months before a headstone can be installed and erected, while they may allow a cremation memorial to be installed immediately.

If you’re unsure, our qualified and highly experienced staff can advise and guide you through this process.

Other than that, there is no set time that you should wait before placing a headstone on a child’s grave – it is all down to you and when you feel ready. People often find it is a good idea to not rush the process, as time can help you better decide on the child’s headstone itself as well as the inscription.

Can I Choose A Headstone For A Child That Isn’t In Your Brochure?

In the vast majority of cases the answer is yes. Our memorial stonemasons are very experienced and highly skilled, so we are able to meet bespoke requirements and recreate headstone designs. Simply provide us with an image and/or an idea of what you are looking for, and we will do our very best to help. Headstones for children are often among the most bespoke and unique as many parents and guardians want something that truly reflects the personality of their lost child and the things they most enjoyed.

How Long Does It Take For A Child's Headstone To Be Made?

The design and creation of any headstone and inscription is a highly skilled process, so we can expect it to take some time before a child’s headstone is complete following the order – certainly several weeks, and perhaps months. The timeframe will also depend on the current demand, so for a more accurate answer you will be best served asking for an up-to-date estimated lead time at the time of order.

Can I Add Something To An Existing Headstone For A Child?

Yes, you can certainly add something to any existing headstone. This could be a special design or etching, or an additional inscription or change of font. Whatever it may be, we can discuss your requirements and confirm what headstone amendments can be carried out.

What Is The Average Cost Of A Child's Headstone?

The truth is, there really is no accurate average cost of a headstone, regardless of whether it is for a child or adult. This is because each headstone is unique, and the cost will vary based on the material and headstone type. For an accurate quote, we would advise you contact a representative so that we can take the specific details you require beforehand.

One thing we can confirm upfront is our price promise – we are confident that our prices are the most competitive around and offer a discount should a customer find the same quality product elsewhere, so long as it’s supplied by a recognised and reputable memorial mason or funeral director.

Do You Offer A Guarantee With Your Children's Headstones?

Certainly, all of our children’s headstones as well as any other type of memorial come with our 30-year guarantee.

Do You Hold Any Memorial Accreditation?

Yes, we are BRAMM (British Register of Accredited Memorial Masons) approved, and a registered and fully licensed memorial mason with over 100 years industry experience having first established ourselves way back in 1906.

Can I View Proofs Of The Headstone First?

Prior to production, we can supply you with design proofs of the children’s headstone. In the event that you are dissatisfied with any aspect of the design, we can modify the layout or style until it aligns with your specifications. We recognise the importance of crafting the perfect upright headstone for you and your loved one and are dedicated to collaborating with you closely throughout the entire process.

Do You Ship Headstone Orders Overseas?

We do possess expertise in shipping headstones internationally, but please keep in mind that overseas shipping entails additional costs, such as specialised protective packaging, insurance, and customs fees.