Fairy Wands And Yoghurt

Yesterday morning we woke up to torrential rain and got ready for our day at Yeo Valley Farm.

I have been there before and have mentioned many times about how I love their company ethics, yoghurt and the setting of their farm but this time we were invited to come with our children too for a day of bug hunting and fairy wand making.

The day was to raise awareness of the work they are doing with The Woodland Trust. The thing I love about Yeo Valley is that they really care about the countryside, as well as their cows, which is why they have teamed up to try and help preserve Britain’s woodland.

Before we left, we packed for hot weather, cold weather and rainy weather but despite the torrential downpour that morning we were really lucky and it didn’t actually rain at all!

Pink Wellies

Our day started with some leaf detective work, followed by bug detective work and lots of jumping in muddy puddles.

Then we went and had some lunch which was delicious. Home-made soup, bread, sausage rolls followed by yoghurt, of course!

After lunch the sun was out and we headed down for some den building and fairy wand making.

flowers yeo valley

Noddy was lucky enough to join us on the experience.

yeo valley farm

wand makingwand making

The fairy wands were made from tying wool and ribbon around sticks and is a great idea. One that we will definitely be doing again!

Above is Adele and Fritha making wands with their little ones.

You can see in the photo just how gorgeous the view is.

chew valley lake

Then it was back to the Yeo Valley HQ for ice-cream and cake!

yeo valley ice cream

This is the view from the balcony, I want to live there!

yeo valley farm view

Then we drove home and Iyla crashed out (clutching onto her wand of course!) as she was absolutely exhausted, as I’m sure most of the kiddos were!

wand sleeping

We had a lovely day and I’m still so relieved it didn’t rain!

Disclaimer: We were invited to spend the day with Yeo Valley and The Woodland Trust. They provided our lunch, snacks, a very yummy yoghurt filled goodie bag at the end of the day and a nature detectives pack but all of the words and opinions in this post are my own.


  1. Melksham Mum says

    Gorgeous photos Jess! Lovely to see you albeit for a very brief hello! Your little family is so beautiful btw x

  2. says

    What beautiful photos, I love them. It was lovely to see you, though we didn’t really get to chat properly, next time! I must also add how fabulously you seem to have adapted to having a baby and a toddler, I’m not sure I would have coped so calmly with such a full on day with them both.

  3. says

    Looks such a brilliant day, I always hear very good things about Yeo Valley and we always buy their stuff. Lyla looks so sweet clutching her wand at the end of the day. Gorgeous photos! :)

  4. says

    It was a great day wasn’t it? Such beautiful scenery and the children had such fun with their woodland activities. The Boy zonked out five minutes before we crossed the Severn bridge too.

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