Yesterday my whole family attended T2M Family Playtime, a fabulous event organised by the wonderful folks behind Talk to Mums.
I’ve been to a fair few blogging events in the last year, and this was without doubt the best so far. Not only did I have the opportunity to be inspired by some great speakers at the sessions, and get to chat to brands whom I’d never interacted with before, but my three children (6, 3 and 20m) were well entertained the entire day.
This is usually my problem you see.
I get invited to a lot of events, but only a fraction are family friendly. Even the ones that are don’t always cater entirely for the needs of kids of all ages. I was super impressed with the Talk to Mums team for ensuring that all the children were thought of.
There was face painting; a craft workshop with The Disney Channel’s Lloyd Warbey; a Halloween themed room with lots of lovely natural treats from Rebel Kitchen, Heavenly and Bear; a snow room courtesy of Crystal Ski Holidays and an awesome drama workshop from Perform UK. We arrived shortly after it started at 10am, left right at the end at 4pm, and nobody uttered the words ‘I’m bored’ all day, which believe me is quite something!
While the kids were making snow angels, or gorging themselves on bear paws, dairy free smoothie pouches and coconut milk chocolate shakes, I had a fab time chatting to some awesome brands. These three stood out.
A truly innovative company, that know good food and are passionate about it. Their range of internationally inspired ready meals are full of flavour, and do not contain salt, sugar or a single preservative. They kindly gave us a stack of meals which hubby and I had for our dinner, and all I can say is that these guys are my idea of food heaven. It was like having an Indian take away without the greasy containers afterwards.
A great little piece of kit for scooters and bikes, the Mini Hornit is the ultimate lights and sound effects accessory for the kids transportation. Loaded with 25 sounds and white and green lights, your child’s imagination will run wild!
Part of the TK MAXX family, this homewares store has something for everyone, typically at 60% off the RRP. We won a £25 gift card for guessing the correct price of their sparkly reindeer – which was a steal at just £35 – and I’m really looking forward to having a nosey around one of their shops very soon.
All of this and we also got to catch up with a blogging bestie, Mel and three of her gorgeous children. We really did have a blast, and as blogging events go it was pretty damn cool! Thanks so much to the organisers for having us 🙂
**Disclosure: we were fed all day, and given a goodie bag as we left. Some of the brands also kindly gifted us their products. Please see here for my full disclosure policy.