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10403139_244118515782604_6443302946958698266_nEvery year I enjoy visiting the Holker Garden Festival with my family, but this year was even better because we had our very own beautiful stand in the ‘Made in Cumbria’ tent. Doesn’t it look lovely! The Festival was fantastic, the weather was perfect and we loved every minute of being there. We will be back next year – come along and see us!
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A vfelltarn_kidsery busy and messy day of creativity. Rheged will never be the same after all the children got their hands on the glitter! We all had an absolute ball creating our Leaf Butterflies and Pinecone Creatures! We made butterflies, bugs, beetles of every colour and had lots of fun trying to attach googly eyes to pinecones. An awesome day with so many creative children joining in the event. The RSPB and the Lake District National Park were teaching the children about birds and the Lake District. It was such a fantastic day and we were all shattered and glittery by the end of it. Can’t wait for the next event at Rheged – a great place for families!

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Felltarn Friends TeamMy friend Kirsten was visiting from South Africa so I roped her into helping at one of our favourite crafting events. So here we are ready to craft with the guests at the Low Wood Bay. It is a fantastically child friendly hotel and they even have a Felltarn Friends Family Package. This week we had 2 crafting sessions – on Saturday and Sunday, entertaining the kiddies just after breakfast before their day out in the Lakes!

If you are looking for a family friendly hotel, the Low Wood Bay is on the shore of Windermere with a Watersports Centre and a leisure club with a fantastic pool.

For more information on the Low Wood Bay and the Felltarn Special, click here.

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WhFelltarn Friends at a lovely little village Langwathby is – just a few miles from Penrith. We found ourselves there making bunting with children and selling our books on a perfectly sunny May day. It was great to meet so many families and watch the May Day events happening around us. Apparently it was the first sunny Langwathby May Day Festival in over 100 years! We must have brought the sunshine in our craft box 😉

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Comments Off on Our new Postcards & Walk Cards have arrived

We are so excited to launch our new range of postcards and walk cards. We have been working hard designing these colour and draw your own postcards – fun for any creative little person! The walk cards feature 4 child friendly walks in the Lake District with information, i-spy and activities to keep the kiddies entertained on the walk. We love them and hope you will enjoy them too!
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Comments Off on La’al Ratty Bunting at Ravenglass and Eskdale Railway

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Well the sun shone for us on one of the two days we enjoyed at the beautiful station at Eskdale. Ravenglass and Eskdale Railway were holding a Family Day for everyone to enjoy. There was face painting, circus workshops, magicians and of course the Felltarn Friends making La’al Ratty train bunting. As usual it was fantastic to watch the creativity the children displayed. It was a weekend of laughter and fun!

Thank you to the staff at Eskdale Station – they were so accommodating and quick to keep us topped up with delicious lattes!

If you are looking for a fantastic day out with the family, the Ravenglass and Eskdale Railway is definitely worth a visit – combine it with a visit to Muncaster Castle and you will have a very beautiful, educational and fun day out in the Lake District – one of our family favourites!!!!

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1014477_228670833994039_2501259201261819932_nSince this is our first Felltarn Friends Easter we decided to have a little fun with it and added Easter templates for bunting and cards to our website. We received such fantastic feedback from families who had downloaded and made the Easter crafts that it will definitely be something we continue and expand on in the future… watch this space :-)
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Comments Off on Pinecone Creations @ Theatre by the Lake, Keswick

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Bookends organised a craft event for the customers at the Theatre by the Lake in Keswick.
We gave the kiddies a lump of clay and a pinecone and left them to create their Pinecone Characters. It was fantastic to see the variety of animals that were made by the children. Here are a few of the
characters made:

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We spent a fun, sunny weekend making veggie print bags with children at the Kendal Festival of Foods. The creativity and messy printing made it a very successful event. We loved the experience and will definitely be back next year!
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Mar 04

Pancake Day

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1796870_218031341724655_1840738369_oWell, I had not heard of this very enjoyable celebration PANCAKE DAY until I moved to England. I must say it is a day we now celebrate without fail every year of the 7 years we have lived here. The children and I set ourselves a challenge to create all of the Felltarn Friends in pancake form and I must tell you – much easier said than done! The batter defeated us in the end – we managed to make 3 of the characters – Bridget the Bat, Henry the Dog and Willie the Pig… we even added blueberries for Bridget’s spots. But after these three the children’s enthusiasm for design was waining and the need to eat the pancakes took over. So, here they are… our Felltarn Friends made of eggs, flour, milk and lots of giggles.