Friday, 22 July 2016

Review: Geronimo Festival Tatton Park 2016

Last year we were very excited to be asked to attend Geronimo Festival at Tatton Park near Knutsford. Geronimo is an annual festival held in the summer filled with fun and activities for famillies, including a CBeebies stage show, various activity zones, food stands, bouncy castles and much more.

We love taking the kids on days out. Although Warren and I both work a lot and have a lot of "extra curricular" going on, every minute we spend with the kids is not wasted. We often take them out to eat, to shows and to festivals - Geronimo is definitely one that we look forward to. The day was lovely - sun in the sky - perfect ice cream weather.



Unfortunately on the way our car broke down. However, for once, we were up and out early, so the AA man picked us up, took us back home, and we left in our other car. I am sometimes very proud at how laid back we all are. Parenting is a tough job, and sometimes it can feel like the world conspires against you when you have plans - but you know what, we all just took it on the chin and got on with it - and had a lovely day!

So, we started our Geronimo festival a little later than planned, but it didn't matter. First thing we did was watch the CBeebies stage for a while. Hook, Line and Sinker were on from Swashbuckle. They were lots of fun and seeing as though it was getting on for dinner time we decided to have a look around the food vendors. The kids settled on pizza and me and Warren shared a steak muffin (barm, bap whatever you want to call it!) The queues were quite long but we didn't mind too much as we were sat in the sun. Once we were fed we headed to the bouncy castles. Unfortuntely we had to queue for a while there too, but once they were on they loved it. When the man blew the whistle for them to come off, Rosie ran and hid (typical Rosie.) He had to run in and get her!

We then went to the petting zoo area of the festival. We saw tortoises and lots of bugs and creepy-crawlies as well as snakes and lizards. The staff were brilliant, letting the kids handle the animals whilst teaching them all about them. We also watched a sheep being sheared live on stage. It was really interesting to hear from a farmer and talk about the history of sheep and their breeds. However, the kids were bored of "all the talking" and just wanted to play, which is fair enough. We then walked through the craft area and sat down on the grass to watch Dick and Dom on the stage. We ate ice creams and relaxed for a while. Overall, we stayed there for about three hours. We really enjoyed our time there and had a great day.



We are really looking forward to attending next year. It is definitely one of the highlights of our year with the kids.


Disclosure: We were invited to attend Geronimo free of charge, all words and views are our own.

Review: Kids Clothing from House of Fraser

We were delighted to be asked to review some kidswear from House of Fraser. We love House of Fraser and it was great to be able to give Emily a go at picking her own clothes out online. She is 12 now so she is at the age where she has her own taste and no longer wants to be dressed or told what to wear by yours truly!

Her tastes tend to be different from mine. She likes dark bold colours, hoodies, baggy jeans, trainers. It's all fine - I don't mind what she wears I think it is important that she is able to express herself in any way she needs to.

The first item she ordered was a Bench hoodie. This is lovely and warm and really suits Em. She does wear a lot of hoodies, even in the summer, and this has become a firm favourite of hers. It is navy with the green Bench logo across the front. I really like this hoodie - it really suits her.


She also picked out a Superdry hat. This is grey and also looks great with the hoodie. She regularly wears hats. She tends to tuck her hair underneath them. I also had a try-on of this one as I reckon that I am a secret cool cat.... (just kidding - clearly I am way past all that...)



We really love these products. The kidswear selection on the House of Fraser website is also great - it was really easy for us to browse through the products and pick a couple of items for Emily. I am a big fan of online shopping anyway as I get hot and bothered in shops - shopping this way was perfect for us.

Disclosure: We were sent these items free of charge for the purpose of this review, all words and views are our own.

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