I love our local garden centre Millbrook and this weekend we went to the open day for the launch of their summer holiday activities.
Yesterday morning my boys had a laugh a minute with Nobby the Knome, enjoyed juggling, model balloons, bubbles, playing a range of fun games including hook a duck and hoopla, they even won a medal each! Not to mention the Happy Endings Rescue Animal Sanctuary were there and we got to feed three of their donkeys, which the kids all loved.
Summer Holiday Activities
Having spent the last week trying to research activities and plan our holidays I was excited to see how much they had on offer and how affordable all the activities were. They even do discount when booking siblings which is a rarity and something that really helps when trying to keep my mob busy!
I’ve come straight back and booked the boys onto workshops that include making a miniature nature reserve and making a mini rainforest, pond dipping with Kent wildlife trust, the amazing animal experience which the staff recommend and of course the boys wanted to go back and see Knobby for the Gnome Garden Tea Party. But there is so much more on offer and they all sound so fun, if you are local to Kent you can see the full list here. Having been to half term workshops and Christmas events I’d highly recommend the workshops and parties they host. What’s more there is a delicious cafe that’s sure to lure you in with its tempting smells of yumminess (and caffeine!!) Thats without noting the fact the garden centre itself is massive with such a gorgeous range of home and garden stock my other half being as loving and funny as he is treated me to this for our new house…
Our Favourite Bits
Monster 1s favourite bit was getting to spin the plates with Nobby the Knome and his funniest bit was the Knome and fishing a squeaky fish.
Monster 2s favourite bit was the horses (donkeys) and funniest bit was the balloons blowing off!
My favourite bit being able to stand back and see the boys laughter and smiles.
Millbrook have gardens centres located in Kent and Sussex. Whilst they are local to us and have lots on through the holidays it’s worth getting in touch with your local garden centre or looking at local what’s on pages to find out if there is anything local and quite often more affordable as a way to entertain the kids for a few hours.
What other local places do you find always have great things on for the kids? Library and leisure centre are my next plan of action!