Wednesday, 28 March 2018

Breakfast with The Easter Bunny at Wyevale Garden Centre Gosforth

*We were given tickets for this event in exchange for an honest review 

On Sunday we had plans for a family day out but chicken pox put paid to that and so the big kids we're packed of with their aunties and cousin to take our place in a 'meet the Easter bunny breakfast'

Here's what they thought of the day , words and images courtesy of the amazing 'mafia mammy'

Today Peanut, The Golden Child & The Saurus (unfortunately Termite had to miss it due to having Chicken pox) visited Wyevale Garden Centre in Gosforth to have breakfast with the Easter Bunny.

We were greeted in the restaurant by Alice in Wonderland and shown to our table. The was a puzzle/colouring sheet, crayons, paper bag and blank Easter trail sticker sheet for each of the children with a name badge. Drinks were brought quickly, unlimited squash for the kids & unlimited tea or filter coffee for adults. The food was a little slow in arriving & the kids were getting a little impatient, but when it arrived was nice & well cooked.

 After breakfast we had to shout really loud to get the Easter Bunny to come out - then we followed him/her (I'm not sure which sex the bunny is) around the garden centre to find 5 facts about rabbits 

 a female is a doe
 a male is a buck
 they are herbivores
their teeth never stop growing, 

We learned more facts too! At each point the kids got a sticker for their sheet and a chocolate egg for the bags. When we got back to the restaurant from our hunt the Easter Bunny said his/her goodbyes and there was a balloon and a cookie to decorate for each child. 

The 3 monkeys enjoyed making their creations, while also eating the icing and other decorations at the same time! During this time Alice came round with a soft toy for each child - a choice between a rabbit, lamb and pig. The toys are a nice size and are not cheap looking. 

We had a fun morning and consider the tickets good value for money at £10.95 per child with adult breakfast costing £5 for a bacon buttie or pastry with tea and coffee or £8.50 for a full English.

The only disappointing part was there was no dedicated time for pictures with the Easter Bunny & Alice - although if you went and asked they did oblige. All 3 monkeys said they enjoyed the morning and were entertained throughout. After the event was over the kids were allowed into the soft play free of charge for a little play. The Easter Bunny was also very kind and sent a soft toy bunny home for Termite since the pox had kept her away from the day.

The kids all really enjoyed their day , Peanut w#commented that she would like to be able to go at her own pace for the egg hunt but understood that some of the smaller kids would be too small for running around, plus the clues were around the garden centre not in great big open spaces.

You can book tickets on Wyvales Website but I'd hurry some days are already sold out!

Sunday, 25 March 2018

Teletubbies Saving The Day!

Today we were all supposed to be heading off to a 'Breakfast with the Easter bunny' event but Termite decided Friday evening would be a great time to catch chicken pox

The Night The Chicken Pox Appeared!

So mammy and Termite stayed home and I won't lie she was mighty miserable, remembering that we had been sent some toys to review, this mammy did what any desperate Mammy would..... distraction with gifts! I know I know not my best parenting moment but look how miserable she was, and look how happy our new teletubbies made her...

We were asked to review these new Twist n Chime figures, which make jingling bell sounds when you twist them, great for motor skills and problem solving and perfect for little hands, these are £4.99 each so a great alternativegift to an Easter Egg.

Also this lovely talking plush, softer than ever and they say little tubbie catchphrases when you squeeze them, priced at £9.99 with four to collect . Ours is a firm favourite and we got ages of play with them whilst also taking advantage of today's gorgeous sunshine

These toys are available from Argos and there is currently up to 25% off 

Do you have a Teletubbie fan in your house, what do you think of these new toys?