. But this year i was so lucky to win some tickets from www.londonbirdlucy.co.uk and my friend won some, so we could actually manage to give the kids a really good day out.
So i filled my Kindle with episodes of Annedroids and i purchased Frozen from Amazon, downloaded it and fully charged it ready for a long car ride. We got up at 5.30AM, piled everyone in the car and were on our way by 6.30AM.
There was so much to do and we had some very excited people with us, the people running the attractions were enthusiastic and got into the whole festival spirit, We managed to do most of the things there and as we had got there for opening, it meant that we got to see alot of it when it wasnt too busy.
We didnt take lunch as we were going to buy it there, but by lunch time we were starving and the queues for food were horrendous, so next time we will take a packed lunch! Luckily though there were plenty of places giving out snacks like Pom Bears and Haribo.
We had a fab day, but a long day, We listened to the ladybird people reading the Spot the Dog Story and afterwards there was a meet and greet with Spot. We designed T-shirts with River Island Kids and we made fire with the Bear Grylls Experience (probably not the best thing to teach Tilly ha ha).
We saw Justin Fletcher on stage and met a real life Fashion Doll! Little Tikes were there and we even got to go into a little tikes car
Just before we went home, we popped in to see a bit of Baby Ballet, and the kids had chance to join in.
Horrible Histories are what my older kids grew up with and they were even there and it was a great time to introduce Tilly to them and they learned a bit about the tudors.
The event closes at 6pm, but we were tired by 4.30pm and admitted defeat, we were ready to go! we thought we would get caught in traffic, as we left the event but it was organised well and we had no problems getting out :)
A fab day was had by all and all the little ones except one, slept on the way home! I was so pleased to see my bed tonight