I had decided that it was time we had a family treat for Easter, but it transpired that I am actually working all of Easter weekend at the Rosemary Douglas mind, body and spirit event. Anyway, after a little investigation, and remembering that we celebrated the Spring Equinox yesterday, I found our way to one of my favourite local destinations.
Bridgemere Garden Centre is a fabulous place to visit. I often go there for crafting supplies from Hobbycraft, and for coffee and cake in one of the restaurants. This time I took the family, more specifically my husband and our two daughters, for a special event. We were offered the opportunity to have Breakfast with the Easter Bunny courtesy of Wyevale Garden Centres. I knew it would be fun and worthwhile, but I wasn’t quite sure how my young children would react to the Easter Bunny when he made his appearance. As it turned out, they loved him!
Our breakfast was very tasty and the children’s food had been cooled down before serving so that they could tuck in straight away. That little touch is something very special to a parent who is trying to placate a starving child while desperately blowing on their food so they don’t burn their tongues again (you know what I mean!). Our host, Freya, was very efficient and helpful, and she developed rapport with the children straight away so that they chatted to her like old friends.
The event was planned to be cosy and private, and the children were entertained with Easter goodies that included posters to colour in, Cadburys Mini Eggs to eat, and a free cuddly toy. My elder daughter chose a duckling, while my toddler chose a little bunny rabbit. The toys are lovely and will make perfect keepsakes for cherished memories. After breakfast, Freya took us all on an Easter egg hunt in the garden centre shop, offering sweets as prizes for the children. Then we returned to the restaurant where the children decorated their own Easter themed biscuits. That was a very fun activity, as you can see!
Our breakfast party ended with the long-anticipated meeting with the Easter bunny. He strolled around the room, meeting children and parents, getting up to mischief and making everyone laugh. It was a lovely event, and I certainly recommend it to other parents. We plan to return another time since it is easily accessible and makes a nice day out when you need a change of scenery. Our girls had lots of fun running around the outside garden centre, where they admired the dinosaurs in the Jurassic Golf compound, and they played in various summer houses that were dotted around. My husband even found an unusual but appropriate birthday gift for his mum, so it was a winner all around!
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