HALLOWEEN THINGS TO DO IN BEDFORDSHIRE

Hello there. It’s not already Halloween but this year, more than ever, we have that desire of celebrations in the air. If you’re looking for things to do over the School holidays this half term 2020, well you’re in the right place. I’ve put together a list of Halloween things to do in Bedfordshire… Ah before I forgot, have a Spooky Halloween!

Spooky Wrest Park

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This even will be available from Sat 24 October until Sunday 1 November 2020 (10am-5pm).

A unique occasion to follow the trail to solve creepy clues and gather round to listen to spooky stories. There’s a frighteningly fun fancy dress competition every day – just go in your scariest outfits to be in with a chance of winning.

Pumpkin Carving Willington – Frosts Garden Centre

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I love this Garden Centre in Willington and from the 26 October until the 31 October you can join Pumpkin Carving sessions and get in the spooky mood. In the event social distancing rules will be followed and the event will be held outside so please if you go remember to wrap up warm. 

Included in the price is a pumpkin, your own individual pumpkin scooping tool kit, a battery operated tea light, a frighteningly good activity sheet and a chocolate treat.. sounds fab!

Jordans Mill

The Jordans Trust, a local Mill Museum in Bedfordshire will be holding its first children’s haunting Halloween tours during half term. This event will run from the 23rd – 27th October at 10.00am or 1.00pm and takes children through the spooktastic tales of years gone by.

Booking is essential and tickets are £3 per child (accompanying adult free). Tours will last approximately 30 minutes.
In addition to the children’s Halloween tour parents and families can take part in the Rotten Rhymes Trail and solve clues in order for children to get a prize. The gardens have been transformed for some spooky fun!  £1.50 per child – you don’t need to book for this, just turn up between 9am – 4pm during the 20th – 31st October.

Herrings Green Activity Farm Bird of Prey Centre – Wilstead

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Herrings Green Activity Farm Bird of Prey Centre will also be running halloween activities. You can also join the Autumn Fun on the Farm event that is going on from 10 October 2020 until 23 October 2020. Your visit includes a pumpkin that you can choose from the patch and feeding some of the lovely farm animals. Hope you’ll have lots of fun in the nature.

If you have any other recommendations let me know, both on here or instagram. You can find me here.

Autumn/Winter 2019 intu Milton Keynes Blogger Event

Last week I was invited to Intu Milton Keynes to attend a breakfast Influencer event and have a look to some amazing pieces of beauty and fashion of this Autumn/Winter 2019.

I saw some lovely pieces of the new collections from Gap, New Look, Victoria’s Secret and Burton. After a chat with the retailers we were given a specific task: “Visit our fave stores and find one of the trends that we could see ourselves wearing”

Before completing the task, we were treated to a bra fitting in Victoria’s secret and I have to say that I never had a similar service in my life.

I found this free service really helpful because I realize I’m one of the 80% of women who are wearing the wrong bra size. I was offered a wide range of bras to try on and I choose one of the comfiest push-up bra. Since I’m a mum and work full time I always try to opt for something fashion and easy to wear for everyday life.

This is the one that I’ve chosen: Secret Pefect Shape Bra.

For the task I first headed to Next.

Here, I found one of the must have of the season: the Aviator jacket that still manage to rock after last year fashion…. and I cannot be more happy. Not only it looks fab, but it’s also really easy to style. I actually love both white and black version of it.

Another trends of this year is all about “Yes to Yellow“. I came face to face with some lovely yellow jewelry from a shop called “Lovisa Jewellery“. Have a look at them:

There was more yellowish/mustardy in Zara in the form of this super classy and easy to style blazer/jacket.

Zara

As you probably notice, I’m a loyal Next supporter, mainly because I like the quality of their products and the price is well proportioned. For the “Sparkle and Shine” trend I’ve picked up two lovely tops, in a pink and blue version. I love to add a bit a colour and sparkle to my outfit and I’m happy that is one of this season trends.

Surprise, surprisethe fashion world’s favourite teddy and fur coat trends are back for another season and is well and truly on its way to becoming a style staple. I think they’re an option to embellish every outfit. Let’s face it, there’s no set way to style them and they keep you sooo warm.

Next

Last but not least, another great trend is Animal print that if used in an elegant and soft way is something extremely elegant and not trash at all, like lot of people think of it. Both pieces that I’m going to show you are faux crocodile ones and I think you cannot go wrong with them. Both backpack and little bag from Tk Maxx are practical and stylish, easy to pair with any outfit and it’s guaranteed to add that little extra to your look.

Tk Maxx

Thank you to intu Milton Keynes for such a great event and giving me lots of inspiration for my AW wardrobe😊 And thank you to all the brands such as Victoria’s Secrets, New Look and Estee Lauder for our lovely goodie bags!

WREST PARK | English Heritage

Visiting Wrest Park in Silsoe, Bedfordshire

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Being members of the English Heritage we try to visit as many historical attractions as possible and one that we love the most is the beautiful Wrest Park, an elegant mix of English, Italian, French and Dutch design.

We usually parked inside the walled garden. You can also decide to go for a free walk just outside the park, since you will have to pay only for entering to the actual house. In fact a lot of people living nearby usually go there for enjoying a lovely coffee and pastry at the coffee at the entrance and sitting in front of the playground area.

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Sophie, my daughter, loves the play area. It had a lot of different wooden climbing and play structures, horses as well as a zip line and swings. As I mention, the play area is just in front of the cafe and you can have also a sit on one of the different benches. The cafe offers a basic selection of hot and cold drinks (don’t expect anything fency) and lovely toddler food goodiebags, which is handy if you forgot to bring something to eat for your little one and you would like to improvise a picnic.

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The entrance to the estate is through the cafe. The house and garden are stunning. I am sure you will love as well. You will also notice if you’ll decide to visit this site that the pathways are made from a sandy material, which appears quite orange in colour. I realise it especially after having another look at my photos.

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It is such a lovely experience to visit Wrest Park, and I think this is one of our favourite place where our little one can improve her walking skills and experience nature. I am a very apprensive mum and I don’t like to let her walk in town or in overcrowded areas and it is just a relief to let her go free without worring to much. The pathways are so wide and it is just a family friendly environment, as most English Heritage gardens are.

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As a mum I think that useful things to know about this place are:

  • Address – Silsoe, Bedfordshire, MK45 4HR
  • There are only toilets at the entrance (aka if you just arrived and your little one and hubby need a pit stop you will know where to stop)
  • There is a Wrest Park guidebook that you can buy at the entrance £5.50
  •  Free tours: They cover one of a variety of routes which take in the delights of both the Upper and Great Gardens or one of our popular tree tour routes. Start at 1.30pm every Tuesday and Thursday. The tour will last approximately 45 minutes. From 1 June 2019, tours will also run on Saturday and Sunday at 2pm.
  • Free entry for up to six children accompanied by an adult member (under 18 years and within the family group).
  • Entry costs £12.70 with gift aid for adults, children over the age of 5 are £6.90 with under 5s being free.
  • More information including what is on during school holidays can be found on their website

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Do you have any favourite English Heritage sites? I would love to hear your comments down below and if you would like to know more about me and our journey as an Italian/English family discoveries just follow me on @unamammainuk 

With Love,

Sara