Bank Holiday Foodies Festival – Syon Park

I have been receiving emails from the
foodies festival promoting their dates throughout the UK. I went to one, about 2 years ago when I was pregnant and found it quite a family orientated event and thought it would be a nice day out with ur children!!

As our Dee Dee has started walking now, I thought it would be a really nice family day out to go to the Syon Park Foodies Festival on the bank holiday. We were lucky with the weather as it was sunny and not raining! This time round, we found there were more free nibbles/snacks being offered and alcohol drinks! We had quite a few peach flavoured and elderflower ciders!! I think the food is still fairly pricey from the food stalls ranging from £5 to £15! We ended up snacking throughout the day savoury and sweet stuff! However, i was surprised that there wasn’t many cake stalls, I counted and there were probably only less than 4, considering that they did have a cake and baking stage! There were quite a few stalls selling fudge as this seems quite popular now.

There was plenty of space to sit on the grass for a picnic and listen to the band, they had someone doing face painting and they even had a mini bouncy castle. I found the event very child friendly with baby changing facilities. I am sure the others foodies festivals would have the similar set up.

Our entry tickets cost £10 eachbas we had a discount code from the Time Out magazine, it still might work – FOODIES15 if you are interested in going to shows listed on their website! We had a great time on bank hol and managed to buy lots of treats! From venusawalian buns with beef, brownies, pancakes, ice cream, oats bar, tortillas, chorizo and olives, coffee, quiches and bubble drinks, we were pretty stuffed!!! Our Dee slept through most of the time we were there but atleast this gave us a chance to walk around and sampled the foods!

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Our Dee snoozing!!!

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The London Coffee Festival Tickets

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The London Coffee Festival

I can’t remember if I have mentioned it before that I am tea drinker!I love my english teas and when I was pregnant, drinking decaffinated tea was torture!! I don’t drink coffee as it seems to make me sleepy rather than being awake which is the opposite effect on me!! Whereas my hubby is quite enthusiastic about his coffee trying different methods and beans! He likes to drink espressos. I bought him the Bialetti Moka Express pot last year and he loves it!! Although he does say it is hit and miss with making the coffee as sometimes it is burnt or the coffee doesn’t come out right but he still enjoys the process!! I feel bad sometimes as he always want to share his coffee because it makes two cups! Recently he has been mentioning this new gadget called an ‘areopress’ and he heard great reviews! So I got it for his birthday present this year!! He was very impressed with his new gadget and said the coffee is very easy to make and taste really smooth!! I will blog the method next time!

He told me about the London Coffee Festival on 30th April to 3rd May at Old Truman Brewery, Brick Lane and asked if I wanted to go! I couldn’t really say no as in the past, I have dragged him to the cake and bake shows and wedding fairs etc so I felt like returning the favour!!lol! Plus I think it will be a nice family day out taking our Dee Dee with us!!!

In Time Out magazine they had a special offer promo code TIME15 for 2 tickets at £20. Normally it would cost £11.50. We are going to this festival on Sunday. There should be lots of coffee and some food stalls aswell!! I will need to try out some coffee there and maybe it will have a different effect on me as it has been a long time since I last drank some!! Will take some photos for you guys to see!!