16 Mar 2015

Play at Brewers Fayre at the Old Brickworks

Last Saturday saw us visit the Old Brickworks in Drighlington near Bradford for a Play at Brewers Fayre event. The building was used as a brickworks for nearly 100 years before being converted into a pub to house Brewers Fayre. I am one for a bit of history, and the old chimney sticking out into the sky made for charming first impressions.

Play at Brewers Fayre at the Old Brickworks 

J had a little nap in the car on the way over, so started the day on a slower note. Instead of heading to the Fun Factory, a fully supervised play area for children, he opted to venture into the side room where art supplies were on hand to colour in masks of Dennis and the Beano gang. I had a go with the crayons too, and J insisted that I draw a frown on his Dennis mask rather than a smile. I did, and that got him giggling.

J was soon out in the play area, climbing on frames and zooming down the slide. He had a go swinging from a series of suspended links like a little ape. And managed to squeeze through bumpers, a task I can only dream of accomplishing with such ease and finesse.

Play at Brewers Fayre at the Old Brickworks 

Dennis came to pay us a visit with Gnasher tucked under his arm. J is not keen on people in large dress-up suits, so kept his distance from the pair. But he was more than happy to choose a Dennis soft toy when offered one and give it loads of cuddles.

Play at Brewers Fayre at the Old Brickworks 

It was then time to sit down for our meal. We had pre-ordered from a special Beano menu created for the event and were soon tucking into grilled chicken breast topped with bacon and smothered in melted cheese, burger, hot dog and chips. Us grown-ups ended on a moist, gooey chocolate fudge cake while J chose a jelly and ice-cream.



Check out my son singing, "Jelly on a plate," before tucking into his wibbly wobbly jelly and ice-cream.



The refuelling done, J headed straight back to the play area and we had to pry him out at the end to drive back home. But not before he had run around brandishing a balloon sword supplied to him by the super friendly supervising staff.



We had an amazing time at the Old Brickworks Brewers Fayre. The food was nice and the play area bright and clean. Do pop over for a visit if you fancy a lovely meal. You can enjoy the food and drink while the little ones have fun in the soft play. They even do birthday parties with goody bags, cake and face painting. And charge only for the guests that do turn up!


Disclaimer: We were guests of The Old Brickworks Brewers Fayre for this event. All opinions are my own.

11 comments:

  1. We eat out so very rarely and would never consider a Brewers Fare . it looks like you had a great time. My boys are getting older and soft play doesn't hold the same attraction as it used too!

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  2. oh wow denis the menis is fab and that cake looks lushious

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  3. What a lovely place for an afternoon out - and I love the singing and wobbly jelly!!

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  4. That sounds like a great family event! I really miss having a Brewers Fayre on our doorstep now we have moved - I love taking our two somewhere they can run off some steam too!

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  5. Love places you can go east and the kids can play too. We don't have a Brewers near us.
    Looks like you guys had a great time awesome video too.
    Charlotte x

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  6. I love old buildings that are converted and still loved like this, it's great. Sounds like a perfect place for a family trip out too.

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  7. I think I'd be scared by that Dennis, and I know my girls would be too!!

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  8. What a fun day out looks like your lil one really enjoyed it.

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  9. This looks better than our local one - it was filthy and falling about when we visted at Xmas

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  10. It looks like you had an amazing time. We went to one in Notts and my daughter was a bit scared of Dennis at first. I thought he was looking very good for his age

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