Friday, 26 June 2015

Southport Food Festival

On the 30th May Daddy came home from going on the Warrington Parkrun and suggested to me that we should go to the Southport Food Festival, someone had shared it on Facebook, with me and Daddy being very much food people this was the perfect thing to do and something to do with Kira and Summer.  Kacy was on a sleepover at Nanna Dawn and Grandad's Colin's and we weren't expecting her back till the evening.

We got ready, then we all got into the car, including Spirit and headed off to Southport. Summer had fell asleep on the way there, which was good. Meaning that hopefully she would be in a good mood when we got there. how wrong was I!

We got stuck in a bit of traffic, which we already knew with having such a big event on, we finally parked up and started walking across to the park.

The first thing on the agenda was to get Kira and Summer some lunch. Summer started crying and was scared and we realised the cause of this was the music and the guy talking over the speaker that was scaring her, (she is going through a phase of really loud noisy scaring her) Daddy managed to calm her down by giving her cuddles and carrying her. we didn't walk far before Kira had decided what she wanted and that was the pancakes, so we got in the queue, Summer still hadn't decided and you guessed it she was in a mood, she gets very moody when she is hungry or tired, like typical 3 year old.

Waiting in the Queue for Waffles and Pancakes 

Summer finally decided as she saw people eating them that she wanted the waffles.  Not the healthiest lunches but one day wouldn't hurt them. Kira got Pancakes with syrup and Summer got waffles with strawberries and cream, but didn't eat loads so Kira and I helped her.

We decided to have a walk around and do a toilet stop, to find out what me and Daddy wanted for our lunch.  As we walked around we spotted a fudge stall so Daddy with the help of Kira and Summer brought some fudge, which each of the girls had a piece. We then saw some American Indian type music and dancing which Kira was fascinated with so we stopped to watch it.   I had already decided what I wanted for my lunch so while the girls and Daddy watched that I went to get mine.

Summer not happy that Kira had Sat down to watch.

The girls and Daddy soon got bored of listening to the music and soon came to find me, I wasn't that far in the queue, I think in total I was in that queue for 20 minutes.  But when Kira found out what I was having for my lunch she got very upset.

Kira favourite animal PIGS

She quickly calmed down and said it wasn't like the pink piglets she had pictures of its a hog so comes from the wild.   While I sat and ate mine at a table with Kira, Daddy and Summer went and got Daddy a massive american hotdog which I already knew he would get.

After Daddy finished his HotDog we went for another look around, the girls had seen a bouncy castle. So we said it depends on the price, but when we got there the price was £1 for as long as they want, they girls had a good play for about 10-15 minutes while me and Daddy were watching them we got a coffee to warm up, by this point the weather had cooled down a lot, Daddy and I hadn't brought coats. 

We called the girls off and went to find something else to do, and they wanted to play in this one section so Daddy waited outside with Spirit while I took the girls in, Inside the tent it was crafty things, which I wasn't excepting so the girls got stuck in and made a crown each, went out showed Daddy then went back in and made a keyring each.  Came out and Daddy said we had been gone 20 minutes, WHOOPS!

Girls making there crowns and keyrings. 

It was Ice cream time, so we walked the short distance to the Ice cream van, while we were in the queue the girls stood together so nicely, I managed to get the nicest picture of the two of them.

Another for my photo wall.

We finally got the ice cream, we were all very cold by this point, we found a table where the loud music was lucky Summer was use to it and wasn't bothered by it now.  I even shared some of mine with Spirit.

Yes Nanna I used a different spoon

Once we finished our Ice Creams it was time to head back to the car, while we had been walking around we kept seeing people with what looked like crisps on a stick, we passed it the stall and it was called Great British Potato Company, we both wanted some so we got in the queue and waited for them.  we were really intrigued by them, there were lots of different flavour, we kept it safe and went with Garlic and Herb.  It was really interesting watching them make them, a man would get a potato use a special thing to make spirals, then they fried them and then got the flavouring and sprinkled it over.

The end result. Daddy took the picture of me holding them, he did a good job. 

The girls wanted to try them which we both shocked at and they loved them so Me and Daddy had to share them, we weren't going to buy 2 just purely for the cost of £3.20 but worth it just to say we tried them. 

It was time to go home we had a fantastic afternoon doing something totally different and it was spur of the moment idea, Daddy is keeping a look out for other things like this to do, next time hopefully Kacy will be with us. 

Country Kids from Coombe Mill Family Farm Holidays Cornwall 


  1. This sure sounds like a great experience! Too bad the weather wuldn't cooperate too well and Summer started out in a bad mood though. The bouncy castle sounds so much fun, I wish I could still go on one! (Apologies if this is a duplicate comment, Blogger wasn't cooperating.)

    1. I did have a few photos of the bouncy castle but very hard to get good photos of kids bouncing lol. no your fine this the only one x

  2. THis looks like a fab day out. Glad you had a bright, sunny day too. I'd never seen a native American Indian in the UK before!

    1. neither have I hun, the girls enjoyed watching them x

  3. I've seen a lot of people going to food festivals recently, I'm jealous, they look amazing. This day sounded fab (bad mood aside), love the girls and their crowns! Those gerlic & herb potatoes look amazing, that is my kind of food.

    1. they were amazing, we have seen a couple of food festivals but never got there but perfect way to try new foods.

  4. Oooh I do like a good food festival! I'm hoping to get to the Foodies at Tatton this year. We went to the BBQ food festival Grillstock last year, which was really good :) Glad the weather stayed good for your day!

  5. Ooh, love food festivals! I went to one in Castlefield a couple of weeks ago, wish they had a bouncy castle though ;)


  6. Looks like there was plenty to get stuck into there and lots of delicious things to eat. I can easily see how 20 minutes disappeared in the craft tent, we always wonder where the time goes on our friday afternoon sessions. Crips on a stick look scrummy, I really fancy trying that now. Thank you for sharing your food festival outing on Country Kids.

  7. Aww sounds like a lovely day. My son is like Kira before getting scared to loud noise. I cant even vacuum when he is around. Luckily we got a headphone the covers the whole ears. Not the same as those real ones but the noise is not as loud and not as scary. #countrykids


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