Tigerlilly Quinn: Yeo Valley and The Woodland Trust

Wednesday, 7 August 2013

Yeo Valley and The Woodland Trust



Last week we were invited on a day out with Yeo Valley and the Woodland Trust. It was a trip organised with some other lovely south west family bloggers and was such a lovely opportunity to get out of the city for a few hours.

I am in love with the decor in Yeo Valley HQ!

Tom and I don't drive and don't see ourselves wanting to in the foreseeable future. We live in a area of the city that is walkable to most locations or really accessible for public transport (the inner city trains are great!), truly the only reason I can think of to need a car in the city is to get out of the city and admittedly this is something we do very rarely. We are spoilt in Bristol though with all the parks and greenery, we have a nature reserve right on our doorstep so we can get a little stuck in our ways when it comes to outings.

It was great to hear then that the Woodland Trust have this handy little section on their site that means you can filter down their locations by accessibility by public transport. I realised there are three places close to us that we can make very easily.

The day started off with some leaf detective work and then some bug detective work. Wilf got given a little magnifying pot in which to place any 'bimbles' he found. Actually he was a rather tired toddler in the morning (which is what happens when you decide to get up between 12-2am and then for the day at 4.30am!) so he was mainly in the sling at this point. He did however enjoy collecting leaves from the branches and shouting 'Neil!' (his word for snails).

We were given a lovely lunch and it was a chance to sit down and have a good natter with my friends Adele and Jess (I finally got to meet her gorgeous boy!).


After lunch we headed off to the woods where the older children learn't how to build dens and the littles made wands! I may have gotten a little carried away with wand making, it was really fun!


We ended the day with very tired but happy children with tummies full of good food and a day of lovely memories. Wilf fell asleep as soon as he was strapped in the taxi and wanted to hold his magic wand (or just magic as he calls it) to fall asleep with at bedtime. 

Did you know you can also win a tree with Yeo Valley and The Woodland Trust just by buying one of their yummy yogurts? What a wonderful prize! We truly loved our day out and are planning lots more nature walks soon, spotting as many 'bimbles' and plants as we can with our new Woodland Trust books.

We were guests at the Yeo Valley HQ with The Woodland Trust but all words and thoughts are my own. Wilf's wells were also a gift from Hunter boots.

27 comments:

Anna said...

gorgeous pictures!!!! this looks such a lovely day, such peaceful and idyllic surrounding! ahh... can't wait to get out into the countryside now seeing all these :D

Dilan Dilir said...

the photos are just wonderful!

Laura Boutique said...

This looks like an AMAZING day out! Where abouts was it? So cute that Wilf calls bugs bimbles, aww :)

Jen said...

Oh how I love those pictures of Wilf with the milk bottle and him staring up at the big lorry - priceless! And what a fantastic day out too, it looks like a great place to visit. And I'm a bit in love with the decor too..... x

Globalmouse said...

Fabulous photographs! What a great day out....makes me want to go for a stomp in the fields!!!

Adele Jarrett-Kerr said...

I love that pic of Talitha and Wilf by the flower wreath. Super cute.

Melksham Mum said...

Beautiful pics Fritha! I'll be back to pin some of the HQ interior later if that's ok as I didn't take any snaps inside and it was so beautiful in there too! It is an amazing place and the kiddies really want to go back. Nice to have seen you even though I didn't actually speak to you! :) x

Ella Tabb said...

It was a lovely day, sorry we didn't get to catch up more, next time. I love that Wilf's word for snails is Neil, seems like an appropriate name for a snail to me.

Super Busy Mum said...

Such gorgeous photos and what a fun thing to take part in! Love it!!

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Jai Bess said...

Wilf is such a gorgeous little boy - he looks so serious! x

helloitsgemma said...

Gorgeous photos. Was such a lovely day which appealed to the children across a range of photos. Wilf is a little cutie. Am really impressed with the Woodland Trust pack. For me I couldn't be without our little car because although I love the city (and agree there is everything you could need and more here) we love to escape, but I have the ethos of try not to use the car too much - so must check out accessible woodland.

fritha strickland said...

ahh thanks Gemma! Yer I agree, it's the one thing that stops us from taking off on an adventure more remotely or even entertaining the idea of camping! But with the expense of lessons, tax and actually buying a car we often thing it would justify a couple of expensive taxi rides a year. Maybe one day, and probably if we have more kids! xx

fritha strickland said...

haha yes he is a rather serious chap. Thank you! :) xx

fritha strickland said...

thank you :) xx

fritha strickland said...

haha isn't it! And yes, I felt bad we never got to chat! Must meet soon x

fritha strickland said...

yes please do! One of these days I'll work out how to add a 'pin it' button on my photos too haha. You too, hopefully we can meet soon and actually chat! x

fritha strickland said...

lets go together! x

fritha strickland said...

oh god me too! And they had Donna Wilson cushions too, I would have moved in! Thanks for the lovely comments, you should go! I bet it's not that far from you? x

fritha strickland said...

just a tiny bit out of Bristol! I'd say it took maybe 30mins? Haha yes so funny, ant bimbles and Neil bimbles and butterfly bimbles! X

fritha strickland said...

thank you so much :) x

fritha strickland said...

ahh thank you Anna! Yes it really made me want to spend more time with Wilf in the fields! xx

fritha strickland said...

That is one of my favourite pictures, they look so adorable! x

Globalmouse said...

Let's do it!! That would be great X

Mum2BabyInsomniac said...

I can't believe I missed the cookies and milkshakes!! It was a lovely day, we were so lucky with the weather. Wilf is such a cutey xx

Katherine said...

This looks like a great day out, and so nice to find another non-driving family! We just about manage living in a rural area with good public transport but are aware that a car would make life easier, can't afford the lessons or a car at the moment though. I love places that are really clear about how to get to them via public transport, it's very helpful. Hope Wilf is feeling better.

Jennypaulin said...

i adore your photos so beautiful . i too am in lurrrve with the decor at Yeo Valley and cannot wait to visit again at the end of this month. i really did like your skirt x

TheBoyandMe said...

Great trip and lovely to see you and your lovely boy who was so eager to explore. Great wand and photos!

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