We were invited to meet the Easter Bunny and enjoy Afternoon Tea at Wyevale Garden Centre in Cardiff. I must admit I was more than a little excited, my expectations more than a little raised. I had heard fantastic reviews of Father Christmas’ visit from friends.Formerly known locally as Blooms, we arrived at Wyevale on Good Friday in search of a parking space. I love that life exists around us, and I know feel I speak authoritatively that a garden centre on Good Friday is the place to be. We were fortunate to find a space in the overflow parking.
Arriving in the Garden Centre the team were fantastic in directing us to where we needed to be, and on reaching the restaurant a sign indicated we were in the right place.
We were greeted by Alice, on the search for a White Rabbit and a member of the Wyevale team, there to ensure all the grown-ups were happy and the little ones were enjoying themselves. Throughout the afternoon there was no doubting this was their focus.
Fortunately for us and the other families the children were kept busy from the outset, with crayons, colouring and quizzes on arrival.With lots of options to order in advance online, I had ordered a picnic option for the children (a hot food option was available but knowing my children’s changeable mood, and their enthusiasm for a picnic I went with that), for adults you can order a simple meal or afternoon tea, I must admit for going for the afternoon tea because a) I love afternoon tea, and b) I know my children, and whatever I have I am prepared to share. The foresight proved true, fortunately the afternoon tea was more than enough for one, so sharing was definitely ok. I must admit, I wanted to keep the scone to myself, but even my appetite wouldn’t allow this to be case.With appetites in check, the Easter Egg hunt began. I must admit, this was a really clever way to make me see the whole of the garden centre, so much so, I was begging the children to let me explore at the end.
As one of them had found one of the clues, fortunately, they took pity on me.And with the Easter Egg Hunt the children were rewarded with sight of the Easter Bunny. And after enjoying the reaction to the Easter Bunny, the children were settled back to tables and a further craft, to decorate an Easter Egg cookie was presented. And more, cuddly toys and chocolate mini eggs were offered to each child. All three were delighted. I have to admit to being amazed by all we received. The costs more than equated to the care and hospitality we received.
The children were over the moon with their bag of goodies, and that was in addition to the meal we had enjoyed.
And I was grateful for the care of the team, ensuring we were happy throughout the afternoon without being intrusive. Ensuring that they accommodated for all the detail of a really special occasion for children.
I really can see why friends have raved about Christmas at this Wyevale Garden Centre.
And checking out the website, and child-friendly events throughout the year, I have no doubt in recommending them as value for money.
Disclosure: We were invited to Afternoon Tea with the Easter Bunny as guests of Wyevale Garden Centre. All views and opinions contained are our own.