Tuesday, 15 April 2014

Little Fun Fest at Red House Farm



Little Fun Fest, Red House Farm, children Easter festival
CBeebies Alex Winter, Cat Sandion and Dr Ranj
We are very lucky that Abby's school holidays started last weekend, meaning that we could enjoy Little Fun Fest thoroughly, followed by 2 days at Legoland (post to follow)! We had a blast at Little Fun Fest and we were so glad that we were chosen as one of the Blogger Extraordinaire family, giving us the opportunity to see Abby and Clay's favourite presenters and characters up close. The above picture is very precious to them!


Little Fun Fest, Red House Farm, children Easter festival

When we arrived at the Red House Farm, Alex Winter was entertaining the arrivals with a comedian act and a tub of sweets! He's called Derek, apparently, and the kids couldn't stop laughing at him as he was so funny!


Little Fun Fest, Red House Farm, children Easter festival

Little Fun Fest, Red House Farm, children Easter festival

While we queued up to enter the farm, lots of characters lined up on both sides of the queue, greeting visitors as they enter. Every time Clay saw someone he knew (including the bunny!) he'd give them a really sweet hug and wouldn't let go! Abby's best moment was meeting Queen Elsa and she kept going back to her and Anna for more chats, where as Clay's was when he saw NaNa (Despicable Me Minion; Clay kept shouting "NaNa! NaNa!") towards the end of the day!

Flynn Rider was the most funny one as he told us that he likes Queen Elsa as well and told us not to tell Rapunzel! She said she wished she had her frying pan with her when she overheard that!


Little Fun Fest, Red House Farm, children Easter festival

Another really funny character we met that morning was Harry Potter (he looked and sounded just like the real one!). He's been making funny guesses at how Abby had arrived at the Little Fun Fest, and she couldn't stop laughing! I was really glad that we arrived early to give Abby the opportunity to chat to him, as she was initially scared of him because of the movie!


Little Fun Fest, Red House Farm, children Easter festival

There is a great playground at the Red House Farm and the kids couldn't resist and spent a couple of hours playing there. As Clay refused to go, me and Abby went to hunt for the secret words made by letters hidden around the whole farm. She was so chuffed at getting the words right and she received a packet of Easter Eggs from Little Fun Fest's Sweet Shop as a prize!

We then went on to play the rides after Clay and hubby joined us. What's great about Little Fun Fest is that all rides and fun, including balloons, glitter tattoos, crafts and magical bean planting were all free! The only thing you need to pay apart from the tickets was the food and drinks.


Little Fun Fest, Red House Farm, children Easter festival

We visited Harry Potter again to watch the magic show, which I must say was really good! Abby even got picked to do a magic trick and earned herself a toe flavoured lollipop which tasted like lemon!

She missed the wand making session, but we popped in for the third time to plant a magical bean and bought a couple of jelly bean filled swords, which she has kindly shared with other kids.


Little Fun Fest, Red House Farm, children Easter festival

There were also performances of course at the Big Top, and the line up was fabulous! It was a shame that we missed a lot of it as the kids were distracted by rides! Clay was really happy to watch Dr. Ranj's Surgery though and had squeezed himself against the fence so that he can get closer to him! It was good that he got to meet Dr. Ranj face to face at the end of the day!


Little Fun Fest, Red House Farm, children Easter festival

There were plenty of food and drink stalls at the Little Fun Fest, and we really enjoyed our lunch at the Mexican Wrap stall! I was glad that it wasn't just burgers and chips. I think there was pizza too! The Chorizo Chicken Wrap was really yummy, wish it was a takeaway we can actually visit!


Little Fun Fest, Red House Farm, children Easter festival

Little Fun Fest, Red House Farm, children Easter festival

Towards the end, we were all a bit tired so we visited the Fun Barn for a slightly more chilled out time. There were lots of performances there as well and I was really impressed with the violinist who was playing an electric violin, it was so powerful! Abby got herself a pair of glitter wings on her face and a balloon too!

As a blogger extraordinaire, we were given the opportunity to meet the celebrities and characters in private, which was amazing! The kids were over the moon and couldn't stop running into their favourite characters for more chats and hugs! It really made our day, even though it was fairly muddy and rained as well. It was a festival after all! Next time (of course there will be a next time!) we'll have to make sure that we won't get stuck in the mud again haha!