Here on the farm we favour a traditional countryside childhood of yesteryear. Children are encouraged to be hands on in their learning and fun. From feeding the animals in the morning, to running around in our 30 acres, dabbling in the stream and imaginative play in the fairy gardens in the afternoon, it is a busy day here on the farm for little ones. By the time they have joined driver Guy on the evening train ride it is time for baths and bed ready to do it all over again in the morning.
A wonderful experience for all our little ones but one that can leave parents and grandparents with a long evening stretched out ahead of them. There are always the TV and DVD players in our properties or lovely log burners to curl up in front of with a glass of your favourite tipple, but how about sharing that adult time in a more traditional manner, just as the kids have done during the day? Older children will enjoy this too as a change from modern day gadgets on holiday.
In our borrow room you can find everything from first stage children’s jigsaws to scrabble and other board games or puzzles for adults. Gibsons, the family run traditional puzzle and games company trading since 1919, have a wonderful selection on their website and for those who enjoy quintessentially British landmarks and London’s iconic buildings their 1000 piece jigsaws could happily take up your evenings on holiday. We are lucky enough to have their Buckingham Palace Jigsaw Puzzle here to borrow.
The Gibsons puzzles are of a high quality with a beautiful picture quality. We have had a go ourselves but as non experts were soon defeated; however if I were relaxing on holiday it would be quite addictive and fun to do as a family. Experience the Queen’s official birthday with the royal family as it comes to life as you complete the challenging puzzle. With the royal family just welcoming baby Charlotte it’s the perfect time for the nation to put the pieces together and discover the true beauty behind the palace gates.
The Buckingham Palace Jigsaw Puzzle is just one of Gibsons British-themed gifts. Go to www.gibsonsgames.co.uk to see the Royal Babies and London Landmarks puzzles. I’m rather taken with some of the old style farming countryside puzzles myself.
Win your Gibsons Buckingham Palace 1000 piece jigsaw with Coombe Mill
For your chance to win this challenging yet stunning jigsaw from Gibsons worth £12.99 just follow the instructions below. It would be perfect for taking on holiday, family evenings in or as a present to someone you know who enjoys a good challenge.
Good luck to all taking part and if you are not my lucky winner you can buy the puzzle from Amazon and John Lewis for £12.99.
“Tales from the farmers wife” shares the funny and interesting happenings on our lovely holiday farm with Farmer Nick and our 6 children. A behind the scenes look on balancing family, farming, the holiday business and cooking for all.