We were recently invited to take part on the BritMums Little Adventures Linky challenge. We were sent some samples of Barny, a new bear-shaped snack and told to let our child lose on a new adventure.
Our chosen adventure was the annual Chidbrook cricket cup challenge which takes place every year with a team from our village taking on a team from the next village. This was Theo's first cricket match and his dad was also playing for the village team! Along with the cricket, there was also a Pimms tent, a bouncy castle, a raffle, kids games and afternoon tea.... plenty to keep a two year-old entertained for the day and gloriously it was (apart from the Pimms) all free!
We had all been up late the previous night at a neighbour's party and I did wonder if any of us would have the stamina to make it through the afternoon, but it's remarkable what a few stimulating activities and some food can do for a small child!
Theo loved his first experience of a bouncy castle, had great fun watching his first cricket match (whilst occasionally wandering on to the pitch... ooops!) and he got to try out a cricket bat that was nearly as tall as he was!
After 4 hours of stimulating play (both the cricket kind and the toddler kind) there were reasons for both parties to feel pretty cheerful! Our village team emerged victorious retaining the cup for another year... And after an afternoon of adventures, Theo had found himself a new little friend...
This post is an entry for BritMums 'Little Adventures Challenge' in partnership with Barny, the bear-shaped snack providing a little discovery in every bite. Find out more about Barny here