Thursday, 10 May 2018

Our day at the Fair

We had such a great bank holiday this year! Lots of sunshine and so it was great that that day we planned to go to the fair which was being held at Townley Hall. 

We went their last year and Lily had a great day then. You can read about last year here

Looking at last years pictures it was much warmer this year, which meant that it was a day for shorts and t-shirts and summer hats to be worn. 

We went as a family and we were also meeting my brother and his girlfriend there. When we got there Lily was so excited, she could see everything going on in the distance and was hurrying us towards all the rides.

The first thing she wanted to do was go on the bouncy castle. So I payed £2 for her to go on. Lily can be really funny with bouncy castles, some days she loves them and some days she doesn't. Today was going to be one of those funny days and she didn't want to stay on for long. I did convince her to jump but I had to stay near her and hold her hand for most the time. Still, she enjoyed bouncing up and down as long as I was hold of her. 




Next Lily wanted to try and win a prize so we headed to a stall with some prizes. It was one of those games where you have to whack to hit the bell. Lily couldn't manage it on her own though she gave it a good try. So her Uncle Dan helped her out. She was excited to win a prize and decided to choose a golf set (which mummy encouraged her to pick). Perfect for some summer fun! 



After this I tried to encourage Lily to go on some rides but she didn't want to. She loved rides last year, but has seemed to have gone off them again lately. So I didn't push her and instead I decided I would go on a ride with my brother and his girlfriend. While we did this, daddy took her to go and get some ice cream. Lily's favourite dessert!


After relaxing in the sun and finishing ice cream. We went to go and play another fair ground game. Hook a duck! We had to help her play it but she was so excited when she caught a duck, she wanted to take the duck home but we had to explain how its a prize you get to choose and so she chose a plush doughnut. 


Lily then decided she wanted to go on the giant inflatable slide but we decided that it was probably something I would pay for and then when it came to climbing up it, she would probably not want to go up it alone and parents couldn't go up it. So we decided to play golf with her new golf set. 

It was lots of laughs and I haven't seen Lily enjoy playing with something for so long before. Also lots of giggles for me as her daddy helped her play and got hit with the gold clubs many times. She was so excited every time she got the ball in the hole and would jump up and down shouting "Yey I win!"



After this we headed home. Lily was starting to get tired and we had been in the sunshine for quite a while. 

Overall it was such a fun day at the fair, hopefully there will be another one next year. 

What did you get up to on bank holiday monday? 

13 comments:

  1. Glorious day glorious weather - hospital most of the day with dad - still had a nice day

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  2. Great to read that you had a lovely family day out at the fair.

    Rachel Craig

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  3. Looks like you had so much fun - and look how long Lily's hair is getting!!

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  4. Lily looks so, so happy.

    Rachel Craig

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  5. I did the same as you, my kids had a fab day at the fair looks like Lily did too.

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  6. Really lovely bright colourful photos. Great memories.

    Rachel Craig

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  7. Ah looks like lots of fun in the sunshine too. Love all the colours

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  8. I love local fairs and country shows like this. On a lovely sunny day it is such a lovely way to spend time as a family. Looks like Lily got to do and eat all her favourite things. I do like that little golf set, what a sensible prize and something to play with there and then. I have a feeling you'll be back next year again, maybe Lily will try the rides again then.

    Thank you for sharing with me on #CountryKids

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  9. A great day out. Hopefully Lily will get plenty more opportunities for good days outdoors. As weather does seem to be getting a bit warmer.

    Rachel Craig

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  10. Lily seems to have had lots of fun on her Day at the Fair.

    Rachel Craig

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  11. This sounds like a lovely day out and even better due to the sun #CountryKids

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  12. Hello Sunshine! Great weather on your day out.

    Rachel Craig

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  13. Ice cream in a tub, so much easier to handle and enjoy on a hot sunny day.

    Rachel Craig

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