Last week we was invited down to Derby Intu Centre for a Bobble Art Party. I had never heard of Bobble Art before but was looking forward to seeing the items that they sold. Apparently Bobble Art have been around for 18 years and first started out in Australia.
Just me and Caitlin went in the end, as my youngest, Aaron was feeling a bit ill, so my husband, Des stayed at home and Ryan wasn’t that bothered about going so he stayed too. So to make sure that we got there for the 9am start we had to catch the 7.37am train. We was lucky that we got on at the first stop as the train was packed with people going to work. We got there early so we did a bit of window shopping around the centre.
While the staff were setting everything up me and Caitlin had a nose at the things in the window display. Caitlin saw an alarm clock that she wanted straight away, as she has been after one for a while now.
When the doors opened the children were separated according to their ages to do some crafts. First Caitlin did some glitter art pictures with a lovely member of staff called, Hannah (I think!). She really loved doing these. Then it was on to making some clay flowers. Caitlin’s looked more like a smiley face with big lips than a flower. Then she had a go at colouring in some 3D pictures.
While Caitlin was doing her crafts I had a little look around the shop. Bobble Art sell some wonderful items, from crafts to bags and stationery, and stickers to jewellery boxes. There are great choices for both girls and boys. The thing that surprised the most was the prices. They were a lot cheaper than I was expecting.
Caitlin’s favourite range was the Ballerina range. And when she saw a ballerina clock she had to have it. It cost £9.99 but as a treat all the bloggers that attended the event got 25% off. So I bought Caitlin the clock and also an Owl sketch book. I love the owl range and saw quite a few things that I wouldn’t mind getting for myself.
Before we left Caitlin was given a goodie bag to take home. It included a really cute owl money-box, a colouring set and her favourite, a bag with owls and deer on. She loves the bag so much and has just been walking around the house with it over her shoulder.
We was also offered by the Intu Centre a free game of adventure golf. We have played the Paradise Island golf before and also done a review. Me and Caitlin was going to go straight there, but then I got a phone call from my husband saying that Aaron was feeling a lot better and they were going to catch the next train down. We had already planned a trip to Bounce Revolution later that day, so was glad Aaron was feeling better as he was really looking forward to it. As they also wanted to play the golf with us, we decided to wait until they all arrived in Derby. So me and Caitlin headed to the library for a bit than had a look around the Art Galley & Museum.
When they finally arrived we headed straight to the mini golf. Last time we did course 2, so this time we did the 1st course. The first course seemed a lot quieter than the course we did the time before. I am not sure if this was just because of the time of day or that when you first go in to the golf, course 1 is hidden on the left and course 2 is more open, so more people tend to go straight to that one.
I think course 1 was a lot better, it had more things to have photos with.
This shell had the sound of the ocean coming from inside it.
Me and Caitlin had a fantastic time at Bobble Art and will be going back their to get a few Christmas pressies. Aaron did have a little moment when he first met up with us has he never got a goodie bag from Bobble Art, but I have promised him to take him back to choose a few items for his birthday. Caitlin also got a small Playmobil gift from customer services as a thank you, which was really lovely. Overall, we had a great day out and I am so glad that I have been introduced to Bobble Art as it is now one of my favourite shops.
We was invited down to the Bobble art party in return for this post. All opinions are mine