Thursday was our last proper day at Bluestone and we were determined to keep it just as busy as the rest! We had already decided to go to Folly Farm but decided to squeeze in a messy play class before, and we're so glad we did! We didn't prebook this one but there didn't seem to be a problem joining in on the day.
The class was run by the same lady who did toddler sensory and I thought it was a lovely touch that she remembered us and the other children's names who she'd met before. The class was based on a 'birthday party' and the kids were basically allowed to be set free to explore! We stripped Indie down to her vest as we knew it would be best (I'd suggest this or old clothes to save things getting ruined!).
Indie was a bit unsure at first as we've never really done anything like this with her before (Jack assures me they do similar activities at nursery - but I know it's not the same). Jack quickly got stuck in with her and this gave her the confidence to get messy and have fun. The class lasted an hour and Indie was one of the last 3 kids standing; a lot of them left pretty quickly.
Her favourite part was definitely the water and she almost dived into the tray for washing hands at one point haha. She loved painting too and was pretty good with the paintbrush. It was lovely for me to sit back and watch.Folly Farm. We knew it was close but it was basically around the corner - less than a 10 minute drive! The day we went was classed as a 'toddler day' but to be honest I didn't really see much about this once we were there.
I'll be writing a separate review of Folly Farm with a whole load more pictures, but we had a fantastic time. The name really doesn't do it justice as it's not just a farm! There were huge play areas, interactive zones, a vintage funfair and even zoo animals (my favourite part haha). We could have spent all day there easily and still not had time to see everything.
We braved the wind and went of a 'train ride' (essentially a tractor ride haha) around the outside farm area, and then stopped for lunch at the Funfair Restaurant. Indiana got her first little kids lunch box meal while Jack and I opted for a warmer hot lunch. It was pretty loud in there though, as it was inside the vintage funfair. We didn't go on any of the rides as I still think Indie's a bit small; she had much more fun running around anyway!
The giraffes were amazing too - it's been years seen I'd seen any! When we arrived they were doing training exercises which were really interesting to watch. Unfortunately Indie decided she was too tired from all the fun, and missed most of the animals bless her haha.
We ended our busy day by ordered from the parks takeaway service. You simply call up, order off the menu you can either find online or pick up from The Village, and they deliver it to your door! It was such a cool little idea and I loved how the meals on the menu weren't your everyday takeaways either. Jack had a curry with the extras and I went for the lasagne. Both were really tasty and generous portions, and arrived exactly when we asked.
I hope you enjoyed my Bluestone diaries and keep an eye out for more posts coming up! Don't forget to check out #bluestoneblogger for more pictures, and posts from myself and other bloggers.
Disclaimer - We were provided with a 4-night stay free of charge in exchange for a honest and personal review. All opinions are honest and my own.