We set off to enjoy the May day bank holiday at the Aspinall Arms in Whalley, as it was the Ribble Valleys Jazz Festival. I thought it would be great for our little man to enjoy some live music in a relaxed outdoor garden area. As we arrived there was a sign saying Beer& Gin Festival, if only I had prepared I could have had a couple of the speciality Gins but unfortunately I was driving so I was the responsible adult…. well as responsible as I could be! The sun was shining what a great atmosphere lots of family’s with little ones running up and down a prefect bank holiday!
As the music hadn’t started James headed straight to where all the boys and girls were playing on an old tractor. He couldn’t wait for his turn and loved pretending to drive it, the only trouble we had was getting him off it! luckily there were lots of distractions and we managed it in the end.
It makes me laugh how he does all the noises and pretends to drive the tractor he’s growing up so quickly I keep thinking where has my little tiny baby gone haha but its farmer McDonald now… think he suits it!
We could hear the music begin so headed to get a seat. James loved it he was mesmerised with all the instruments that were tuning up ready to play and when they did he had a huge smile on his face everybody was in great spirits dancing and clapping to the music.
Brilliant afternoon! James had loads of fun and his first band experience was a hit 🙂 I did have to save the band a few times when he was trying to get round the back to play with their instruments bless him but managed to reign him in before any damage was done!! All in all a great day food was excellent and its a lovely place to go if you’re in the area.
Hopefully on our next visit I’ll be a little more prepared to try and sample the fabulous Gins 😉 Hope you had a Fantastic bank holiday weekend, Here’s to the next!
Author: Mandy J McDonald
A UK Family Lifestyle & Days Out Blogger – Sharing our mini family adventures & my love for all home and garden inspirations with lots of tips & tricks!!!