28 May 2015

Half term May-Hem at Brewers Fayre

If you are stuck for something to do this half-term, there is no need to fret. Just head to your nearest Brewers Fayre`. They have scheduled a programme of activity mornings throughout May half-term.

That’s exactly what we did today morning. The sun was still being elusive, so J and I decided to head to our local Brewers Fayre to unleash our creativity, his more than mine.

Half term May-Hem at Brewers Fayre

We were supplied with crayons and Beano worksheets on arrival. So J started off spotting the differences, forming pairs and finding hidden words. I was impressed that he was able to spot words in a maze of letters. The child can only identify the alphabet visually and phonetically. He cannot actually comprehend the written word. But he was happy to pick out a S-P-L-A-T from the jumble. Good job he wasn’t too bothered about the meaning!

Fun with crayons - Half term May-Hem at Brewers Fayre

A few broken crayons later, he was off to the craft table. Brewers Fayre staff were on hand to supervise the craft activities. They started off with food decoration. Rich tea biscuits and rocky roads were given a make over with green and pink butter cream and multi-coloured sugar sprinkles. I think J ate as much sugar as he actually managed to put on his biscuits. For by the end, the child had rainbow-coloured fingers and a sticky face to match.

Food craft - Half term May-Hem at Brewers Fayre

Sugar rush - Half term May-Hem at Brewers Fayre



Food decorating -Half term May-Hem at Brewers Fayre

All that sugar needed an outlet. So J made his way to the soft play area. It was only after a dozen turns scrambling up and sliding down that he decided he could get creative again.

This time we sat at the arts and crafts table. J decided he wanted to make a card. He was given a sheet of sparkly blue paper. There were shiny stickers on hand, along with glue to stick bits and pieces. Given that there was so much glitter on hand, I was sure we would end up with a girly sort of card (no offence, just me being prejudiced about sparkle and shine).

Arts and crafts -Half term May-Hem at Brewers Fayre

A scene from outer space -Half term May-Hem at Brewers Fayre

To my amazement, J transformed the glittery, sparkly card to resemble a scene from outer space, complete with two sets of alien googly eyes. He inscribed it to his Aai and Baba and signed off with hugs and kisses. (He asked me how to write ‘cuddles’, so I showed him).

Creating a card -Half term May-Hem at Brewers Fayre

He went off to the soft play area again, leaving me clutching this astounding card, my heart swelling with pride. The child never ceases to surprise, and for that I am truly grateful.

There is always soft play -Half term May-Hem at Brewers Fayre

As I was saying, if you are looking to grab a bite to eat and want somewhere to keep the children entertained, Brewers Fayre is just the place. Just check your local listings for dates and schedules. The activities generally run from 9:30 in the morning to noon, but best confirm to avoid disappointment. Let the May-Hem begin!

All in a day's work  -Half term May-Hem at Brewers Fayre

Disclaimer: We were guests at Brewers Fayre for the purpose of this review. All opinions are my own.



28 comments:

  1. looks like the little ones had a great time, great card and lovely looking cakes x

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    1. Thanks Lisa. We had a fantastic time.

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  2. We do love Brewers Fayre - they are perfect for families. Looks like you had a great time. x

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    1. We love them too! The food is always good and there is always something for the little ones.

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  3. it's great to have places to entertain the kids and eat out isn't it x

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    1. I agree. Perfect for brunch or lunch with the little ones in tow.

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  4. That all looks like great fun, we don't have places like this in France sadly.

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  5. What great activities they put together for the kids. Love the decorating idea.

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    1. It was nice. Wish they did something for grownups too!

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  6. That does look like a lot of fun - always good to have some holiday activities.

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    1. It can get tricky trying to keep them entertained. So yes, this was a great idea.

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  7. what a great idea, I wish more places offered this x

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    1. I agree, Angela. Not many places are this child-friendly.

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  8. What a brilliant idea... *frantically googles Brewers Fayre to find one nearby*.

    Helen X

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    1. Hope you have found one near you, Helen x

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  9. I love these type of places. Mainly because it means I get to eat my dinner in peace because the kids would rather be in the play area. I wish we had one nearer though!

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    1. Oh, absolutely Amy. And the food is good too :)

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  10. Oh wow what some amazing looking things to do! I had no idea they did so many things. x

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  11. I love all the Beano themed play things. We haven't been to a Brewer's Fayre and I really should try one out soon, they look great!

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    1. I bet you will have a great time. We've been to different ones, and they have all been great.

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  12. That looks like a great place. A real balance of fun things to do and time for mum to grab a warm drink!

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    1. Absolutely! And unlike usual soft play places, the food is really good too.

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  13. Looks like the littlies had a fab time - our nearest brewers fayre is miles away sadly

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    1. Ah, that's a shame, Kara. Maybe they will open one near you soon.

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  14. Oh how brilliant! I didn't know Brewers Fayre did this. POD loves creating and she'd absolutely adore this. Nice to see the Beano again too, was one from my yoof! x

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    1. I am sure she will have a blast, Charly. x

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  15. we adore our local brewers fair .. will keep my eyes peeled for these in the next school holidays!

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  16. Oh how great! This looks loads of fun. We don't have a Brewers Fayre very close to us :( Kaz x

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