Last weekend we packed our wellies and anoraks and headed off to Harvest at Jimmy's to join the Ladybird Reading Bus Tour on one of its many stops. We finally arrived, just as the gates were opening, after a two mile walk to the festival (thanks Mr taxi driver for throwing us out too soon!).
Our Ladybird area, which housed the Ladybird bus, the Ladybird reading corner and a craft corner, was packed from start to finish for the entire weekend. We had loads of things for the children to do and the craft activities were really popular, with some children spending hours making their own lovely ladybirds from pipe cleaners and carefully colouring-in their fairytale crowns.
After the Children’s Play Pen closed for the night we were free to explore the Festival ourselves. We watched cooking demonstrations with The Hairy Bikers, danced to Scouting for Girls – who headlined on the Saturday night – and sampled all the amazing food.
It was a food festival after all and our food highlights were the delicious chocolate and raspberry brownies and the sausage pasta. Best of all was the pizza – we had to queue for an hour but it was well worth the wait!
Sunday afternoon came around so quickly and unfortunately it was soon time to pack up our camp. We headed home as the bus and the storytellers continued on their tour. We were truly exhausted, but happy Ladybirds!
Fi and Shelly F, Ladybird Marketing.