All posts filed under: Easter

Breakfast with the Easter Bunny at Wyevale Garden Centre

Wyevale Garden Centres are making Easter special for kids this year with a chance to enjoy breakfast or tea with the Easter Bunny.  Last weekend, we popped along to our nearest centre to try out the experience, which runs until the 28th of April (selected stores only). We were greeted on arrival by Alice in Wonderland who gave the children colouring sheets and crayons, a chocolate treat to decorate and a soft toy, all of which kept them entertained whilst we waited for breakfast. We used the online booking form to choose which breakfast we would like so it was all very straightforward on the day and the food arrived quickly. We asked specially for Sonny to just have toast as he is the most fussy eater and wouldn’t have eaten any of the hot breakfast at all. I did think we might have to remind them of his order but they actually checked with us to confirm it was correct. After breakfast, the Easter Bunny himself arrived to escort us on an egg hunt …

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An Easter Break Well Spent

This Easter break has been one our of busiest school holidays to date. The children are now both of an age where they have the stamina to enjoy full days out without tiring too easily and both enjoy being outdoors, which we have fully exploited. The weather has been typical of English springtime – grey, chilly and wet at times, but bright, sunny and warm when it mattered. We have been to the zoo, walked up 153 steps to the top of a lighthouse, practised a new skill at a roller disco, had an Easter egg hunt in the grounds of a stately home, toured a castle, enjoyed a mini break, eaten breakfast with the Easter bunny, cuddled lambs at the farm, been to the cinema, eaten waffles bigger than our heads, climbed a “mountain”, scaled endless trees, run around gardens and parks, splashed in puddles, survived the hell of soft play, had a sleepover with a friend, thrown pebbles into the sea, been thrilled by funfair rides, played crazy golf with family and even …

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Breakfast With the Easter Bunny

Good Friday was a busy day for us, and it began bright and early with a trip to our local Wyevale Garden Centre for breakfast with the Easter bunny.     We were greeted by the same member of staff who had served us during our breakfast with Father Christmas last year and she remembered us, which was really nice. Breakfast was brought out promptly and the children had a colouring sheet to amuse them prior to this. We were also offered squash and tea or coffee.    Breakfast itself was really tasty and well presented. The children’s consisted of scrambled egg, toast, sausage, hash brown and beans, which were in a separate pot meaning the fussy boy could actually eat his toast safe in the knowledge that it hadn’t touched bean juice! Miss J would have liked bacon in her breakfast and the boy would have preferred a continental option but these are minor issues and both children ate well.    I think these events are such great value and always look forward to them. …

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Five Non-Edible Easter Gifts

I’m ashamed to say that chocolate is one of the first things that springs to mind when Easter is mentioned, but I am also aware that traditional eggs are not perfect gifts for many people. A lot of parents are keen for their children not to have too much chocolate, and some people cannot eat chocolate due to dietary requirements – for example, we buy for vegans, diabetics and one person who is lactose-intolerant so regular chocolate eggs are not appropriate gifts. Of course, you may simply want to think outside the box this year. Either way, here are five of my favourite non-edible Easter gifts: Books     Books make great gifts for every occasion and Easter is no different. Anything from a traditional book about the story of Easter to fun titles featuring rabbits or chicks are perfect for any child. The boy has a copy of the Easter Bunny Story (pictured above and available from Buy a Gift for £9.99) which is personalised and really lovely. He likes me to read the cute rhyming …