Tuesday, 11 November 2014

Midlands Mega Day

On Saturday, Girlguiding Midlands held their Megaday - 12,000 members of Girlguiding took over Drayton Manor Park. We went by coach with the Guide unit that meets in the same place as us, and another Brownie pack from nearby.

We were the first coach to arrive. (I confess that is because I booked it for the same time as the coach I booked for last year's Legoland trip. Drayton Manor is considerably nearer.) Still, that meant we were first in the loos for a toilet stop and then first in the queue for the Ben10 ride where one of our girls made her promise.

We took 17 girls (should have been 18 but we had a last minute unwell one) and we had a blast - lots of rides and even a special performance by one of our Brownies in the Guiding's Got Takent competition where she blew us all away singing a song from Matilda on the stage.

It rained a lot and was quite cold - we had to send one girl to First Aid with blue lips where she was warmed up and dried off. So we've learned a few things:

If we go to a theme park in November we will insist on waterproof trousers because those who chose to wear them might not have looked stylish but they had dry bottoms at the end of the day.

We also need to insist on a spare set of clothes inside a plastic bag for when backpacks leak.

And finally, we will add in the cost of a few pokes of chips - warming everyone up with some chips helped a lot!

The girls had a great time, behaved brilliantly and loved being part of such a big event. 


char said...

Glad you all had a great time, despite the weather!!

K Ville said...

yey! heard it was very wet and good you got there early, I also heard the coach queues later were really quite long!

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