At the weekend the In My Bubble clan were invited over to Cleethorpes to get our hands dirty at The Paint Box. A lovely little cafe near the sea front, where the children can paint pottery, while the parents drink tea and coffee. Sounds perfect doesn’t it.
We were met with a lovely warm welcome and even though my boys can be quite shy at times they were chatting away to the owner in no time. After we were seated the boys and Abby went and chose what they wanted to paint. Morgan chose a cute little turtle, Ewan picked a dinosaur, Rhys fell in love with a cup and Abby of course decided the bunny was for her. They had a nice range of items that could be customised, from the little figures like the ones already mentioned to plates, jugs and even clocks.
My inner artist wanted to join the kids painting however, with Abby present I knew we needed as many hands as possible ready to stop her from any mischief. I was excited to discover that not only do they run fun days for children but they also have special nights for the adults too. The next one being a romantic couples night near Valentine’s Day on the 19th. My little excited squeal should have been a big enough clue to Ben to what I want to do this year!
After a quick run down of instructions, the kids were painting and loving every minute. Abby’s main aim of course was just to get as much paint on her bunny as possible. Ewan and Rhys did a great job too, they were more focused on trying to get detail onto their masterpieces. Morgan had become a little perfectionist, and he spent the most time making sure his turtle was exactly how he wanted it.
While they painted, Ben and I enjoyed our tea and coffee, even with a toddler in tow we actually managed to get a few minutes to relax.
Once all the painting had been complete, we handed them over to Rachel, the Paint Box owner, and she popped their names on them. She explained to the boys that they wouldn’t be ready that day as they would need to go in a very hot oven. They take a week to be ready but that didn’t bother the boys as they were more excited that they would get to go back again!
We had a fantastic time and I can see us heading back time and time again. The boys are even wanting their birthday parties there. This is certainly one activity that’s perfect no matter the weather or season.
Lastly I would just like to say a big thank you to The Paint Box for inviting us along!
You can find The Paint Box on the following sites..