29 October 2013

Yeo Valley {National Trust - 50 things to do before you're 11 3/4}

Yeo Valley // 76sunflowers
50 things to do before you're 11 3/4 // 76sunflowers

We have not long returned from one of the most beautiful corners of England having spent a lovely day with the kind folk of Yeo Valley and The National Trust. A collection of bloggers and their families had free rein of the Organic Gardens and Tea Rooms to explore and carry out activities - and get started with the 50 things list. The weather was pure English Autumn - a bit of a nip in the air with clear blue skies.

The day was designed perfectly for the children to run, explore, find pumpkins, hunt for art materials, hunt for minibeasts, build mini dens, blow a grass trumpet, meet the happiest hay bale I've ever seen, try not to fall off the ha-ha and eat the delicious lunch provided by the Yeo Valley kitchen - it was hard work but someone's children had to devour the serving plate of macaroni cheese. Then the children were ready to get creative; reunited with their pumpkins they decorated and filled their heads with cress seeds and got artistic with a piece of paper and a plethora of natural materials scavenged earlier in the morning.

Make a Mini Den // 76sunflowers
Yeo Valley // 76sunflowers
Minibeast hunting // 76sunflowers
Minibeast hunting at Yeo Valley / 76sunflowers
Minibeast hunting at Yeo Valley // 76sunflowers
Hibernating butterfly at Yeo Valley // 76sunflowers
Happy Hay Bale // 76sunflowers
Pumpkin!? // 76sunflowers
Natural Art // 76sunflowers
Yeo Valley Tea Rooms // 76sunflowers

Finally, we were dragged back to the tea rooms where we spotted a great use for your spare teacups and to be plied with more deliciousness, this time tea and cake - orange, almond and polenta anyone? Just perfect.

We were invited as part of the Trust's promotion of 50 things to do before you're 11 3/4 and their partnership with Yeo Valley giving shoppers a chance to win one of ten relaxing cottage breaks - just check the lid of your next Yeo Valley purchase (see packs for details).

Yeo Valley & National Trust Cottage // 76sunflowers

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Disclaimer: We were invited to spend the day at Yeo Valley with the National Trust. As always, all words and opinions are honest and are mine.


  1. Kath Knitty Mummy29 October 2013 at 21:41

    It was such hard work today, beautiful surroundings, happy children, delicious food. I think we are doing the world a favour by volunteering ourselves for such a task!!

  2. What a fabulous day out! It looks amazing. Love the pics! :)

  3. AnnieMammasaurus30 October 2013 at 07:40

    Ah this looks such fun - I keep meaning to make the trip down to Yeo Valley as I've read a few blog posts from people who have visited it and loved it to bits!

  4. What a fantastic event, I saw one that they did in the summer, equally as good. Love autumn crafting.

  5. love the pictures! looks like such a fun day out, and that light feature...serious love!

  6. Yes, very tough. I was dragged kicking and screaming to the cakes!

  7. Thank you. The weather definitely helped with the pics!

  8. There's a lot of love Yeo Valley round these parts :)

  9. They do put on great event days!

  10. It was a fab feature. If I tried it I would just have a pile of smashed tea cups and bare bulbs!

  11. What a great day, I hear nothing but fab things about these National Trust properties

  12. Viv you captured some gorgeous photos - they really sum up how wonderful the day was. i like the moustache on the pumpkin - very suave!!! i cannot wait to return and hopefully see you again x x

  13. It was lovely to see you, as always didn't seem to manage to chat but with my three running around I rarely do.


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