Celebrating the Great British Summer at #CTSummerDays

17th August 2016

The Great British summertime is best known for unpredictable weather, barbeques and trips to the seaside. To celebrate the best parts of this time of year, we invited Yorkshire parenting bloggers to Lambert’s Yard in Leeds for a fun-filled day of summer activities.

Our recent research and timeline showcases “a century of Great British summers”, and we wanted to bring a taste of that nostalgia to the event, giving children the chance to enjoy some of the activities that formed fond memories for their parents.

On arrival, guests were greeted with drinks and summer themed colouring in before the first activity. Children were asked to paint their own kite to be displayed at the event, with the winner for the best kite announced at the end of the day. It was a tough call, but our favourite just had to be Hannah Spannah’s son Angus who creatively used hand printing on his design. Angus was delighted with his prize of a skittles set to enjoy in the garden on sunny days.

Cups and crayons

After working up an appetite, we tucked in to a delicious barbeque-inspired lunch, followed by everyone’s summer favourite, ice cream! Dad who blogs’ son Ben was “sooooo excited” to get started making his ice cream, with cones, sprinkles, marshmallows, chocolate and strawberry sauce to choose from. Everyone decorated their own ice creams and ate until bursting.

The afternoon activities were the main event, as bloggers and their families competed in fairground favourite hook-a-duck to win a variety of prizes from flower garlands, to bubbles and even inflatable toys. Hula hooping, bean bag throwing and a wire buzzer game all kept the kids entertained before we announced the big competition of the day: the fantastic photo competition.

Throughout the event, we challenged bloggers to share photos of the day on social media using #CTSummerDays. From all of the photos shared we picked our favourite to win Cotton Traders shopping vouchers. After much deliberation, we chose Simone from Married to a Geek with this cute pic…

We had a brilliant day reminiscing about the Great British summer, and want to say a huge thank you to everyone who came to celebrate with us!

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