Fair Rides & Toddler Tantrums [Ordinary Days]


On Sunday we planned to take Emily to the mini fair that was visiting near our house. Emily has never been to a fair before, so it was kind of a big deal to her, like any two years old would be she was full of beans and so excited to go and visit. Normally I'm not a fan of fairs, they are usually over priced and crowded - but this wasn't the case with this one because it was the school holidays they had a really good deal on. We paid £6.99 for Emily, and she could go on as many rides as she liked between the times of 12-3. Seemed like a pretty good deal to me, and when we got there I was really impressed because there weren't any big scary rides, all of the rides were age appropriate and out of them all, I think there was only one she couldn't go on, which was pretty good going.


I tucked Isabelle up in her pushchair, she had just had a feed so I knew that she would sleep for a good two-three hours, meaning Emily had plenty of time to play, and really enjoy herself. Something I really wanted for her as recently everything seems to be about Isabelle, obviously, she's a newborn and requires a lot more attention than Emily does. Which is fine, I honestly don't mind but I want to make sure that Emily doesn't feel left out or pushed aside, which is why this fair really appealed to me.


As we walked over to the fair she spotted the big slide, and immediately was excited, she couldn't wait to go on the slide and it was all she could talk about. Sam and I had doubts as to if she would actually be able to climb up all the stairs by herself on the inflatable slide, as she is only small and we couldn't go on with her, but I need not have been worried. She did it with ease and surprised us both, as she always does. She went on the slide about four times, and we eventually managed to convince her to try out some of the other rides.

First up she went on a little yellow train, she couldn't wait for it to start going, and the whole way around the track she was full of giggles. It was so bittersweet seeing her on some of the rides, as she didn't need an adult to go on with her, all of a sudden my little baby seemed really grown up. As soon as the ride finished she asked to go back on it again. Which of course we let her - I'm so glad for the wrist band as the train alone was £2 a go. 


By the time she got onto the next ride, the wristband had paid for itself already. She picked the planes next, as soon as I saw it I knew why. She spotted that each plane has a different design on it. She made a beeline straight for the toy story one. Luckily she got there before anyone else, and she was so excited. Our little dare devil handled it so well, rather than just going round in circles it also went up and down - which at first I wasn't sure if she would enjoy - but she really did. She also managed to go on a little merry-go-round, and another huge inflatable slide, and an inflatable bouncy castle.

She then went and played on the hook-a-duck game, and won herself a bubble wand which she was delighted with. Then came the part I was dreading, it was time for us to leave, and no amount of reasoning made it right in Emily's mind. She didn't want to go home, she wanted to stay and play more. Even when we told her the man was going home and needed to close, it still wasn't good enough. She had a massive melt down and sobbed her heart out. I have never seen her throw a tantrum about going home the way she did on that day. Well, to be honest, I have never seen her throw a tantrum full stop. She isn't really a tantrum thrower, I have to say I'm quite lucky in that sence.


I actually ended up vlogging our day, which is the first time I have made a video since I found out I was pregnant with Isabelle, and I have to say I am really enjoying being back. You can head over to my YouTube channel to find the video if you want to. Don't forget to subscribe if you decide to have a little look. 

15 comments

  1. Ahh look at her little face on the rides!! She looks to have had the best day! £6.99 is a bargain for unlimited rides!

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  2. Now that is a bargain, I wish more places did this. She looks like she had the best time and look how snuggly Isabelle looks x

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  3. Ah bless her - Sophie had a meltdown when we had to leave the kid's theatre the other day - at least it means they enjoyed themselves lol. £6.99 is a great price!! x

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  4. I watched your blog and looked like you had lots of fun :) £6.99 is an absolute bargain! The ones around here want like £2 for 5 minutes on a bloody bouncy castle ox

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  5. Look at those photos, she looks so happy! We normally avoid fairs for the same reason, they can be very claustrophobic and expensive but that's a really good deal xx

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  6. My eldest loves those massive slides! Always nags me to go on them!

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  7. I'm sure you had a fun day out. Welcome back to vlogging!

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  8. The fair is such a childhood staple of mine! Especially seaside holidays xx

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  9. Aw this looks like you had such a fun day!

    Eilidh
    Www.maisymeow.com

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  10. looks like so much fun! we are going to try to get to a local fayre next week! i hope there is fun thinks like slides there for the kids!

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  11. I think that £6.99 for unlimited rides is such a good deal when most fairgrounds are more expensive! x

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  12. The rides look like fun. My kids would love to go on that slide.

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  13. My daughter loves the big slides. Always a bit scared first time round, but once she has done it once, it's hard to get her off lol!

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  14. Wow, just look at this smile! She looks so totally happy on the ride.

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  15. Oh my goodness, she looks like she had the best time! My two love going on rides!

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