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Visiting The Real Flower Petal Confetti Fields

July 16, 2018

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.

Confetti fields

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.

Confetti fields

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!

Confetti fields

We had a wonderful weekend in the Cotswolds and loved exploring the flower fields. We’ll definitely be back next year.

Confetti fields

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?

Sarah

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6 Comments

  • Reply Rosie July 19, 2018 at 1:06 pm

    Your photos are stunning – and I love the Cotswolds too. I must check that hotel out. And next year I want to make a visit to the Confetti Fields too – amazing snaps x

  • Reply Sara @ Magical Mama Blog July 19, 2018 at 7:50 pm

    These pictures are absolutely stunning! Definitely adding it to the bucket list!
    I love that you got to go back to the town you were married in and watch the girls enjoy it!
    Thank you for sharing!
    #ThursdayTeam

  • Reply Kate July 19, 2018 at 8:11 pm

    Used to live very near the Cotswolds and used to visit often with my then partner. Very romantic place altogether and those fields look delightful #ThursdayTeam

  • Reply Naomi Hassan July 20, 2018 at 3:24 am

    They are so stunning, I really wanted to go but didn’t get chance this year. Definitely planning it in for next year! #ThursdayTeam

  • Reply Helena July 23, 2018 at 4:30 pm

    I’ve been admiring these colourful flowers and wonder if we have time to nip over the border or not. Thanks for sharing your experience. #ThursdayTeam

  • Reply Kirsty July 25, 2018 at 11:50 am

    The photos from here look stunning. I love my Instagram feed being filled with this each year. Hopefully I’ll finally get there next year.

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