Earlier this week Rupert was personally invited by Frugi and Kew Gardens to join The Very Hungry Caterpillar on an interactive and transformational trail, wandering through the wild botanical gardens at Wakehurst.
This was such a fun family day out which included a scavenger hunt and Easter trail following the Hungry caterpillars journey of munching his way through life as a caterpillar before transforming in to a beautiful butterfly. As Rupert is very much into anything Hungry Caterpillar related right now the timing of this invite could not have been more perfect.
At 36 weeks pregnant, and feeling like any day now could be the day that our baby girl makes her arrival as we are already two weeks further along gestation wise than Rupert was, I wanted this day to be really special for Rupert as it might be his last as an only child where he is the centre of all of our attention. We invited my Mother, and as Rupert calls him Daddeeee out for the occasion. I am still referred to as Ahhh, along with the dogs and the horses and Nanny! Hopefully I will be upgraded soon as the word Mummy has only been said once and that was months ago!
Once we arrived for our outing we made our way to begin the scavenger hunt. This was a real hit with Rupert who thoroughly impressed us all with his ability to find and match up the ten items on the hunt.
He did make us chuckle as he found the lower down items of food and went up to them making munching noises, and then proceeded to lick the cardboard cut out of the item of food!
With all the items on the list found and stickers firmly stuck down on the sheet provided, Rupert was more than ready to receive his reward of a drink and his choice of prize. He went for the sticker book!
After the scavenger hunt, we joined the transformational trail and once again Rupert thoroughly enjoyed this activity.
Every time he heard the munching of the caterpillar he started doing a little jig on the spot before running off to explore the item of food which had been munched through.
For our day out, Rupert was also very kindly gifted a few items of clothing from the fabulous Frugi Spring/Summer collection. If you are new to hearing about the brand Frugi it is the UK’s leading organic and ethical children’s wear brand, their clothing is fun and colourful and made to a very high standard.
When Rupert wears any of his Frugi clothing he does so with so much pride, he loves to go up to friends and family pointing out what’s on his tops/trousers and beams a huge smile up at whomever he is showing his clothing off to.
I was not left out on the new outfit front either as I was also kindly gifted a choice of outfit for the day and chose the Millie maternity and nursing dress from the Frugi Bloom range. This is a range offering sustainable styles from bump to breastfeeding and beyond.
I absolutely love this dress, it’s extremely comfortable and easy to throw on, with the addition of having side pockets which I love on a dress. I really like the way it fits over my bump and I feel this is a very flattering dress.
We will both be adding more clothing to our wardrobes from the brand in the future and I already have my eyes on a few pieces!
After completing both the scavenger hunt and transformational trail, we walked around the gardens which were springing in to life and colour, and said hello to the friendly ducks before heading to the café to have an ice cream.
The trail is open until the 24th April, (more info here) and I can highly recommend a visit for a family day out as with over 500 acres of gardens, woodlands and a nature reserve, to be explored there is so much to see and do at Wakehurst, and this added extra of the Hungry Caterpillar trail is just splendid for little ones. Note that pre booking is essential between the 2 to 24 April 2022.
Love for now