We were recently invited to Brewers Fayre at Grimsby with some other Lincolnshire bloggers so the girls could check out the new Beano indoor play area.
We met Tami from Mummy of 2 + 1. Becky from 3 Princesses and 1 dude. Amy from In My Bubble and Melody from Domesstique.
It was lovely meeting them all and we're hoping to organise another meet up soon.
Unfortunately, there were a few mix ups when we arrived. The PR company had not only given us the wrong time, they were expecting us at a Brewers Fayre in Yorkshire for some reason. We'd been told the event didn't start until 2.15pm and as we were there for 10am, we were a bit worried about trying to keep the kids entertained for four hours!
The manager came and apologised for the mix up. He organised our lunch for lunch time so we didn't have to wait until the planned eating time in the afternoon and refunded all the money we'd spent on drinks. We were given free drinks all day told that we were more than welcome to stay for the actual event in the afternoon if we wanted.
There was going to be face painting, craft activities and the chance to meet Dennis the Menace.
The girls wanted to stay but Ant and I couldn't face the noise of another couple of hours in soft play!
All the staff were wonderful and made sure we had a great time, despite the mix ups :)
The girls never seem to tire of soft play, unlike me and their dad! They always seem to make new friends whenever they go and one or the other of them latches on to a smaller person than themselves and helps them play!
We all enjoyed our lunch. Ella had the Big Bad Dog, she loved that it came in a basket!
Kaycee had the Spaghetti Beano-ese. She said it was really nice although she gave some of her salad to her dad because she only likes iceberg lettuce.
Ant and I had the Smothered chicken, it was chicken topped with bacon and melted cheese. I always debate whether to have the chicken at these kind of places because more often than not, it's a bit dry but I'm very happy to say that mine was lovely and moist and very tasty.
The prices are very reasonable and there's a great choice.
For pudding we had caramel apple tart with custard (I had ice cream instead) and the girls had an ice lolly. When we were given the options, we thought he said they could choose from the menu or the ice cream machine which we took to mean one of those where you create your sundae yourself, adding sauces and sprinkles but we got it wrong and it was actually just the ice cream freezer. The girls were a bit disappointed because they were going to have one of the sundaes on the menu but it was our mistake so we stopped off at McDonald's on the way back and had a McFlurry!
After lunch it was quite busy in the soft play area. A birthday party was in progress so we decided to go outside for a bit before going home.
If you're in the area on August 31st, feel free to pop along to the fun day :)