Monkey has an adventure with Barny #littleadventures

Last Sunday we went to the Bloxham Steam Rally, it’s a bit of an annual favourite, but if it clashes with the Grand Prix I miss out.  This year, they are on different weekends so I could tag along too.  We had another guest with us as Monkey has an adventure with Barny.  You’ll hear more about him later.

Monkey has an adventure with Barny Monkey has an adventure with Barny

Monkey loves Traction Engines, and he was raring to go when we arrived at the Steam Rally.  What to look at first?

Since going to the Bournemouth Wheels Festival recently, Monkey has been fixated with Monster Trucks, so you can imagine his delight when he saw one trampling over cars.

Monkey has an adventure with Barny

Once we’d seen a few cars being trampled it was off for some more adventures.  This was Daddy, I can see some tanks.  On fact there were a whole host of military vehicles, but the tanks appeared to be Monkey’s favourites.

Monkey has an adventure with Barny

The Steam Rally is held over a number of fields, with several different displays going on at any one time.  There is always something to look at, something to talk about. Whether it be ride-on traction engines ……

Monkey has an adventure with Barny

or a JCB excavator – yes I was told I HAD to take this photo …..

Monkey has an adventure with Barny

to remote-controlled diggers ……

Monkey has an adventure with Barny

Lots of action, lots of things to keep a 4 and half year old Monkey amused.   He went on a miniature Steam Train ride with Daddy P, watched traction engines working with a saw to cut timber.  Discovered row after row of vintage tractors and saw a steam-powered car!

After all that excitement it was time for Monkey to sit down and have a snack.  Meet Barny, the bear shaped sponge snack – perfect for my little adventurer to enjoy.

Monkey has an adventure with Barny

Barney is available in four flavours – the original chocolate and milk, along with the new apple and strawberry flavours.  Each 30g bar is individually wrapped, and the perfect size for picnics.

Monkey has an adventure with Barny Monkey has an adventure with Barny

We received samples two boxes of 5 bars, one of strawberry and one of chocolate. Monkey and I decided to try a chocolate Barney and Daddy P scoffed the strawberry one. There were no crumbs left – a clear indication of a hit!

Monkey has an adventure with Barny thanks to Mumsnet.  I have a feeling that this little cheeky chap will be joining us a number of adventures over the summer holidays!

Monkey has an adventure with Barny

disclaimer:  we were sent to packs of product to take part in the #littleadventures blog hop competition hosted by Mumsnet.

About Over 40 and a Mum to One

I'm a Mum in my late 40′s with a 7 year old son. I had a busy life in Export Sales before my Monkey came along, but decided to become a stay at home Mum once he arrived. Now I enjoy writing my own family lifestyle and travel blog. sharing the adventures that we have as Monkey makes his journey through school. We have a cat called Brewster who makes appearances and I’m a mad Ferrari Formula 1 fan, so that expect to hear about as each season unfolds. We love reviewing toys, games and books and would love the opportunity to look at anything that fits in with our family lifestyle. We are always out and about and offering an insight on the places we visit, with a passion for nature thrown in for good measure. If you like what you read please leave me a comment, I love to hear from people, and always try to reply. Enjoy the read.

8 thoughts on “Monkey has an adventure with Barny #littleadventures

  1. Didn’t look that muddy after the Saturday rain, or that busy. I’d presumed the Sunday would be packed because people would have put off going on the Saturday. Next time, I must get N there – shame it clashed with our treasure hunt

  2. Looks like a great day out and the Monster Trucks would go down a storm with my little Mister! Lovely to see you today in London – hope you got the train home ok xx
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