This weekend my family and I decided to go on an adventure. We wanted to do something a little different and that LM would love because normally we do things that her siblings will enjoy.
So when I saw an ad on facebook for the free #ForestOfLight installation in Bradford City Park.
We wrapped the kids up warm as the light forest of lights weren’t switched on until dusk and the temperature would start dropping quite quickly after dark.
When we arrived at the mirror pool that is City Park, we were greeted by crowds of people stood against the barrier that was surrounding the water feature. The water fountains were still going but they weren’t dancing like they normally do but they were lite up in an array of beautiful colours. On the mirror pool, I could see the intricate light structures all set up and just waiting to be switched on.
The sun hadn’t fully set yet so the sky was still rather bright. So, we decided to take this opportunity to raid some of the goodies I had been sent in my Aldi’s Mamia hamper.
It was great because I knew the kids were getting some healthy and tasty snacks. The older 3 kids shared and loved the Mamia junior mini apple rice cakes, while LM munched her way through one of the Mamia Apple and Pear pots.
They were the perfect snack to help keep their hunger at bay while we waited for dusk to be upon us.
And let me tell you it was worth the wait.
LM sat back in her pram mesmerised by the beautiful lights. The only words to leave her lips were “Wow” as she pointed to the colourful flower lights. Her siblings gathered around her to admire this amazing sight and in that moment it felt truly peaceful.
This beautiful and magical scene also had a soft lullaby soundtrack that echoed around the city centre. For a few moments, it was as if we had been transported to a magical fairyland, with twinkling lights and relaxing music dancing through the air.
It was a great sensory experience for LM, who absolutely loved it. Even though she was a little upset being cooped in her pram, but we knew if we let her out she would beeline straight to go play in the water and that wasn’t safe.
Soon it was time to leave as we were all getting cold and it was way past the kid’s bedtimes. But that night I don’t know if it was the fact of the relaxing and beautiful music or the excitement of the lights or even the fact the child got to stay up past their bedtime. But they all went straight to sleep and slept soundly all night.
x Nikki x