We had the loveliest family day out yesterday at the Volks Weald festival and getting lost in the Maize maze at the hosting venue, Penshurst Place. I had never been to a car show before, nor to Penshurst Place so it was all a bit new to me and we were excited to discover a new place to explore.
I’m not a great lover of cars, my knowledge of them just about stops with the colour so I was prepared to be bored until we got to the maze but actually the Volks Weald show was really good & definitely more than just a field of cars.
The grounds were lined with a rainbow gorgeous retro campers, beautiful classic beatles and super cool vintage scooters. I’ve come home dreaming of owning & restoring our very own VW Camper which we can go on adventures in as a family in the coming years.
The camper of my dreams!
There were also a lot of artisan stalls & food and drinks stands which my sister & I took great pleasure in wandering round.
This inflatable tavern was probably the showstopper when it came to the stands, what a cool idea for events! I think Sean has this high on his list for when we eventually get married (once he’s asked me that is!).
We had a lovely chat with Stephanie, the owner of ‘The Little Red Wagon Company’ who not only sells these gorgeous wooden wagons but made all of the dresses below in one week! They’re so well made and I love the patterns and bold prints. If they’d had her size, I’d have definitely picked one up for Florence in each of the designs.
We couldn’t resist making use of this ultra cool retro Coca Cola fridge!
There was live music playing while we ate our lunch on Hay bales and Florence hit the hay while taking a break from being in the carrier.
And then it was time to find the Maize Maze!
There are two routes for the Maize Maze – one that takes 15 minutes and one that takes an hour. Sean, of course, opted for the hour long route! We were given a map and a sheet to stamp the checkpoints in. It was good fun, though if you take a buggy be prepared to either leave it behind or pop baby in a carrier as the ground is very uneven!
And Florence even got a sticker for completing it!
We’ll definitely be returning to discover more of Penshurst Place this Summer as we didn’t get to see very much of it at all.
*EDIT 13.05.2018 – VOLKS WEALD FESTIVAL IS RETURNING TO PENSHURST PLACE FOR 2018 ON 13TH – 15TH JULY.