I am only with DS 3 age 9 who I won't see for dust (apart from when he wants cash) and my DS1 who is 19 and ASD so whilst he is good company he will sit in his usual place. My brother and friends from previous years aren't free to cme. It would be lovely to talk to another adult. Can we think of something distinctive to mark us out as MNetters though. I was too embarrassed to ask anyone last year!
Hulababy and I aren't bringing our DH's. Would be nice to meet up - i only didn't make the meet up last time because we arrived at a different time to what we thought we would and was sorting the tent out.
My Ds ids never parted from his diablo, blue and white with very smart matching blue and white sticks. He also says he will wear a purple check pork pie hat which he bought last year so he will be more noticeable than me.
I will head for the pimms tent 6.30 on friday and drag DS along with me.
Advice needed for newbie Wychwooder - Am sitting here with debit card in hand and am seriously considering buying tickets - but I need to know - are all of the kids activities/workshops free? Do you pay extra for carousel, fairground rides? Is is very expensive? I have seen other activities they are do - ie: smoothie making workshop (by Waitrose), fairy mask making etc - is there a charge for these? We will only have (gulp) £50 spending money for 4 of us for whole weekend. Neither DP or I can drink alcohol at the moment and we are going to have to cook most of our own food as DP is on a strict diet and meds so really any money is going to be spend on the 2 DC's. Is this realistic?
last year none of the workshops cost money, there wasn't a carousel.
Last year (have just found the programme) my DD' s did a street dance work shop, yoga for kids x 3 sessions, we went to several author visits, a music performance aimed at children, a silly science session all for free. The bands on friday started at 5pm and mine mostly just danced. You don't have to spend money once your in basically.
The thing we spent money on was books at the author visit but this was sponsored by the book people so the books were they're online prices not blackwells prices, we bought drinks and food and DD2 a long sleeved cotton top and DD1 a dress (again not essential!).
I'd really recommend it, we had a brilliant time.
Come and meet up with us all on friday.
Last year we also took our own glow sticks, which the girls loved and we're doing the same again this year. We ended up sharing them out amongst all the children my girls were dancing with.
We took a plastic backed picnic blanket to sit on and watch the bands.
We did do some cooking last year, and took a cold box but the catering was so good and space is minimal in the car this year hula and i are planning on buying food.
its worth noting that you don't get to keep your car by your tent.