The Real Flower Confetti Fields are something I have really wanted to visit ever since I saw stunning photos on Instagram last year. I loved the photographs people were capturing in between the rows of beautiful delphiniums and it looked like it could be a fun family day out, so when I found out the dates for this year I got planning…
The Confetti Flower Fields are usually only open for 10 days every year and knowing how busy they get we decided to go on a Monday. As we live in Surrey, which is a good 2 and a half hours away, we decided to break the trip up with a stop in the Cotswolds on the Sunday night.
The Cotswolds have a special place in my heart as we got married there in 2012. We don’t often find the time to go back and I love the quaint villages and stone cottages, so I was really excited to go back.
Our first stop on our adventure was Daylesford Farm which is an organic farm and farm shops in Moreton-in-Marsh. We really enjoyed a morning here exploring the farm and looking around the farm shops (which had the most amazing produce).
We decided to have lunch there as the food looked so delicious and we weren’t disappointed. The girls shared a pizza and my salad was one of the best I’ve ever had. So good I managed to spill beetroot all down my white top!
We then drove to our hotel, the De Vere Hotel in the Cotswold Water Park. We were recommended this hotel by a friend as a good base for exploring the Cotswolds and we couldn’t agree more.
I would say the hotel was quite corporate (there was a big conference arriving whilst we were there) but for a night with two kids we just needed a clean, good sized room with plenty of amenities on site.
We loved being able to use the hotel pool in the evenings and in the morning. The girls were so excited to put their swimming into practice again after our last holiday at Sani Resort. If you’re without kids and are looking for a hotel with a spa package this would be worth looking at, the grounds are beautiful and the spa area really relaxing.
The rooms were also perfect for us as a family with a huge bed, a cot for Evie and a pull out bed for Amelie.
The rooms looked over the lake and although we had doors leading onto a decked walkway, unfortunately, we needed to keep them shut as it wasn’t safe for the girls as the barrier wouldn’t have stopped a toddler wanting to explore but we loved the views none the less.
We ate in the hotel restaurant which was perfect for a quick and easy meal with the kids and then it was off to bed to get some rest for the flower field adventures the next day…
We arrived at the Confetti fields shortly after they opened and it was already busy. We paid our entry fee and it was into the fields to explore. Amelie and I had our sights set on the pink flowers, which were at the far end of the field so we got walking.
Amelie decided on this location in between the row of pink and purple flowers and it made for some stunning photos of our flower loving three year old.
Evie wasn’t as impressed with the flowers. It was hot and she didn’t like the mud on her feet, so we picked her up and luckily had our backpack carrier with us so she could have a rest.
We decided to quickly explore the rest of the fields (as we all know toddlers don’t cooperate for long)! We found fields of whites, dark purple, and multicoloured delphiniums which were all stunning.
If you’re without a hot and grumpy toddler there is a viewing platform and tractor rides which looked like a great way to see the whole field and from a different perspective.
Once we’d seen our favourites and had taken 336 photos, we decided to head to the Confetti Cafe for a cold drink and some cake which we all appreciated! The cafe served teas, coffee, soft drinks, cakes and ice creams so there was something for everything but with the heat, a lot of ice creams were being bought!
We had a wonderful weekend in the Cotswolds and loved exploring the flower fields. We’ll definitely be back next year.
Here are a few details about the entry this year… next year may change!
10am – 5pm daily. Last entry time: 4.30pm.
Admission Adult: £2.50. Child: £2.50. Cash only
Free parking on site
Have you been?