Picnic With Hedgehogs

I was really excited about this months Center Parcs Family Blogger Challenge, it was to have a picnic and if there is one thing me and my children love it’s picnics!

However, having one proved more difficult than I anticipated because of the wonderful British weather. Sunny one minute, pouring with rain the next. So rather than venture out to our usual picnic venue, the duck pond, we decided to have our picnic in the garden so we could run inside if the weather turned. We were lucky enough for it to stay nice while we were out. The kids have been promised a trip to the duck pond tomorrow to feed the ducks.

I didn’t really do anything special for the picnic, just a selection of the kids favourite foods, like chicken, salad, sausage rolls and fruit. My piéce de résistance was my home made hedgehog bread rolls with raisins for eyes.

hedgehog bread rolls tucking into some salad

This cheeky little fella escaped and tried to nibble the treats

Even though we only managed to go as far as our own back garden the kids had a lovely time and the picnic got a thumbs up all round.

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  1. May 18, 2013 / 12:08 pm

    I think living in the UK you have to make the most of the weather when you can and having a picnic in your own garden is ideal and the children obviously enjoyed your efforts. The hedgehog rolls you made looked great, thanks for coming over to Country Kids.

  2. May 18, 2013 / 3:20 pm

    Anne it looks like you ha a fab time! i am super impressed with bread hedgehogs! x

  3. May 18, 2013 / 7:39 pm

    What a brilliant picnic Anne – looks like it was great fun. Well done on that bread too, superb effort 🙂

  4. May 18, 2013 / 8:54 pm

    what a cute idea and great shots!

  5. May 18, 2013 / 9:15 pm

    The hedgehogs are brilliant. We managed a picnic on Friday, because after all the rain, hail and snow flurries it turned into a glorious day!
    Picnic are one of our favourite things to do x

  6. May 18, 2013 / 11:16 pm

    I am loving the hedgehogs being cheeky and trying to steal the treats. Your hedgehogs are great in themselves too.

  7. May 19, 2013 / 6:15 am

    Can't beat a picnic I love the,! And those hedgehog rolls are such fun x

  8. May 20, 2013 / 7:29 pm

    Oh wow love these homemade hedgehog rolls – too cute and such a fun idea 🙂 It's so nice to finally be able to eat outside on some days, let's hope there are many more in the months to come 🙂

    Just stopping by from Country Kids

    Laura x

  9. May 26, 2013 / 6:42 pm

    LOVE those hedgehog bread rolls! Will have to try to make them one day. xxx

  10. May 28, 2013 / 8:42 pm

    Hedgehog rolls! I love them! I wish I'd done this challenge now, but as you say, the weather… 🙁

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