We had such an amazing time at the Wild Woods Day, it was brilliantly organised with fantastic entertainment for the children throughout the day. My kids are 5 and 11 years and there was entertainment for both of them which we normally struggle to find, the pleasures of having an age gap. The pop-up market was busy with such lovely friendly customers (this isn't always the case). I am extremely glad that we were part of this local fun day, which highlighted the importance of thinking green, giving great tips on recycling to look after the environment that we live in.
Our stall was next to the Forest School Association, that couldn't have been planned better for my children. They sat and made beautiful jewellery and hanging mobiles, with items foraged from the surrounding woods, they learnt how to use tools and instruments safely. Jack was so impressed with his masterpiece, he was over the moon when a lady started taking photos of his mobile, "I made that" he said proudly, "would you like to buy it" I don't know where he gets it from haha.
There was an abundance of local sourced food and handmade stalls, showing just how lucky we are to live in this area. Essex Radio set the atmosphere with an entertainment stage including local talent performing throughout the day, Jack was totally blown away with Titan the Robot who performed twice during the day, he also took a little walk through the pop-up market so it was literally entertainment on your doorstep for us.
Darcey enjoyed the large climbing wall, paintballing ... seriously there was so much on offer and with a £2 wristband they could enjoy everything throughout the day without breaking the bank and even without purchasing the wristbands there was loads of free entertainment on offer.
I was impressed with the allotment performance, which totally kept the adults along with the kids mesmerized.
We met some lovely people and got some great feedback. The children got fully involved handing out flyers and Darcey was absolutely brilliant at working the stall and touching up on her mental maths. It's not every day I get to take the kids to the markets, so it was extra special to get them involved and I absolutely loved the way they were so proud of our little business.
Darcey got creative with some brilliant signs to get the customers in, shes open to marketing offers!!
Thanks to all our existing customers who came to say hello, it was lovely to put a face to a name and always a treat to see those of you we know so well. I am over the moon at the amount of emails we have recieved, our little market team did well spreading the word.
Del Boy and Rodney