On Saturday we were invited to kick off the Easter festivities by having Breakfast with the Easter Bunny at Wyevale Garden Centre! We were gifted four tickets in exchange for an honest review of the event. Alfie is just getting to that age where he understands the characters surrounding different holidays, and whilst we always celebrate Easter, we’ve never made a big deal about the Easter bunny. However, being at nursery, it’s something they talk about a lot so when I told him we were going to meet him, he was VERY excited! Henry is generally happy to meet anyone new, so whilst he had no idea what we’d be doing, I knew he’d have a great time. We went to our local one in Stanway, but there’s are lots of different locations around the UK.
Booking the event is very easy online, and you’re able to select your breakfast options in advance. We chose cooked breakfasts for all of us, including Henry. We were advised to arrive 15 minutes before the start time of 9.30, which we did and found the tables all beautifully decorated for the Easter event. We were greeted by a lovely lady dressed as Alice in Wonderland, and also met the Mad Hatter! Our table was decorated with colourful tablecloths, cutlery and drinks cups, and the children both had a colouring in sheet and crayons. We were invited to take a seat and offered drinks, and then Alfie went to play in the little soft play area by our table (which was brilliant considering we were in a garden centre!)
Our food came out very quickly and was lovely – it wasn’t the fanciest breakfast I’ve had, but certainly hot and filling! The children wolfed theirs down, and enjoyed every bit. Alfie ate Henry’s egg and Henry ate everyone’s beans, so they must have enjoyed it! We were left to enjoy our breakfast and with the soft play being close to our table, Alfie was able to run backwards and forwards as he pleased with us still being able to see and keep an eye on him. Henry was desperate to have a play too, and it was great for his age! You usually have to pay to use the soft play, but this was all included in the price of the event ticket.
There was one other family at the event, so it was kept small which was nice for the main event! When everyone had finished eating, the one we had all been waiting for came out to meet us – the Easter Bunny! Alfie was a little apprehensive at first, as he always is with characters in costumes, but he soon warmed to him and was chatting away! Alice in Wonderland and the Mad Hatter then told us what we were going to be doing. Each child was given an activity bag with a sheet and a stamp. The children were then told we were going to go on a hunt round the garden centre to find the 5 hidden Easter eggs! Once they were found, they had to stamp them off their sheet, and then the Easter bunny gave them a chocolate egg to put in their bag. They all had great fun racing round the garden centre on the hunt for those hidden Easter eggs! We ventured into the outside area and came across our last egg outside the Easter Bunny’s warren. The children were invited inside with the bunny, where they were given some more treats – a chocolate chick to decorate and a cuddly toy. Alfie chose a fox and Henry chose a llama.
We were then invited back to the restaurant to decorate our chocolate chicks, or we could take them home. We decided to go back in and decorate them and both boys had a lovely time using the icing and chocolate/wafer decorations to add to their treats.
The whole event lasted about an hour and a half and both boys (and Mummy and Daddy!) really enjoyed themselves! I loved that it was a small event, so Alfie really got to enjoy himself and take part without worrying about there being lots of children (he’s fairly confident but can get overwhelmed in larger groups). Henry also really enjoyed himself, and the ladies in charge of the event really made sure that he was included as well. He’s at a bit of an odd age where he wants to get involved but as he’s not yet walking and doesn’t talk, it can be hard to include him, but they made an extra special effort to talk to him and make sure he got the same attention as the older children. I always appreciate things like that.
Overall, we had a fantastic time at Breakfast with the Easter Bunny and would highly recommend it for the children this Easter holiday. It’s a great event for all ages! And the garden centre is lovely for the parents to have a mooch round after the event too.
They also offer an Afternoon Tea event if you’d prefer that to breakfast. You can book your tickets for Breakfast or Tea with the Easter Bunny at Wyevale Garden Centre in advance using this link.
I’d love to know if you attend the event, and what you think of it!