The Ladybird Reading Bus visits Harvest at Jimmy’s.

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!).

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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.

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The big winner at the Festival was the storytelling sessions on our giant Ladybird beanbags. The kids so loved listening to our storytellers read The Three Billy Goats Gruff and The Gingerbread Man, that often the storytellings went on for two hours without a break…

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Kids could even take part in the storytellings by dressing up in our fairytale masks as one of the pigs, or the big bad wolf. Even the animals wanted to join in and we had visits from curious turkeys, goats, ferrets, peacocks and our very own three little pigs

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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.

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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!

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Fi and Shelly F, Ladybird Marketing.

2 thoughts on “The Ladybird Reading Bus visits Harvest at Jimmy’s.

  1. Unfortunately the lovely beanbags are not sale. We use them as comfy seating for reading sessions at our events and sometimes as prizes in competitions. We currently have a prize draw running in the Prima Christmas Chequebook – November issue – if you’d like to try your luck. There’s a fantastic prize of a Ninendo Wii, some Ladybird books plus one of the giant Ladybird beanbags.

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