Family time, Playtime

Play Village- Warwick

For the both Dorothea’s second and third birthdays we have taken her to the Warwick play village. we think for her it offers the perfect day out; she loves pretend play, and this place offers every version of pretend play you could want!

From memory these are the different areas:

  • School
  • Post office
  • Theatre
  • Beauty/hair salon
  • Vets
  • Hospital
  • Fire station
  • Cafe
  • Supermarket
  • Ice cream van
  • Picnic area/bbq
  • Building site

The play village has two available sessions- morning or afternoon; each gives 2.5 hours play. It’s £10 per child and that gives entrance for two adults also. Parking is free and plentiful.

Within the play village there’s an awesome cafe; so you can have coffee and cake with a view of the play area. They do a full range of breakfasts, lunches, cakes, hot and cold drinks. The coffee is pretty good too.

Whilst kids are left to play as they wish, the team at the Play Village also organises activities; singing, dancing, stories and treasure hunts. On both occasions we’ve been for Dorothea’s birthday, they’ve sang to her and given her a card; a sweet touch!

2nd birthday in the beauty salon

Any negatives??? Well one; this place is soooo hard to find, the sat navved postcode will lead you to a services on a nearby dual carriageway. Instead type in Hampton rd and wing it. The play village is down a little Lane; you will think you’ve gone the wrong way, but it’s worth it when you get there promise. ( allow a little extra time for getting lost! The staff informed me they should be getting a brown road sign soon.)

The different a year makes- the shop aged 2

To make a full day trip the nearly towns of Warwick and Leamington are both beautiful; with varied shopping streets and places to eat/drink. In Leamington we recommend https://www.cote.co.uk/restaurant/leamington-spa/ and in Warwick http://www.theoldcoffeetavern.co.uk

https://www.childrensplayvillage.co.uk

Dots outfit from https://jujuni.co.uk

Family time, Life of a Mum

Farndon Fields

I love Farndon Fields- I cant believe up until recently I’d never been! A beautiful farm shop and restaurant just outside Harborough; the perfect addition onto a day in the town.

Highlights

  • The most instagrammable green grocers I’ve ever seen!
  • The funniest fish monger- who made D giggle by making a fish talk
  • The Gin section (basically my Christmas list right there)
  • Afternoon tea (I rolled out)
  • Affordable plants
  • A beautiful Christmas zone

Recently we tried out their afternoon tea; and it was amazing. I think me and my mum could spend hours here; browsing the amazing food and gin, picking out special Christmas decorations and partaking in another afternoon tea!

This past week we tried out Farndon Fields Pumpkin patch; I believe it’s the first year they’re done this, and it was AMAZING!!!

We embraced the mud ( it’s rained so much recently) donned our wellies and trudged up to the patch- WOW I’ve never seen so many pumpkins. We pics a barrow full and headed down to wash them (and 1/2 the field off our boots)

I love the effort they put into the Pumpkin Barn- a proper little cafe; yet still keeping it looking like a barn on a proper farm. We tried some delicious pumpkin cake, and grabbed a handful of recipes to try with our squashes (waste not want not).

I think it’s fully booked this year- but for next yeah I really recommend it- put a reminder in your phone now to book up at the end of September.

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