Thursday, 21 March 2013


The other evening, Pete and I went for dinner together, a rare night out, as my mum was visiting and stayed in to look after our children. Good timing as it was also Pete's birthday. I had booked a table at a lovely new restaurant in Wimborne called 'The Rock' (there is also one in Westbourne). It had been recommended by a few friends, so thought we would give it  a go, and it didn't disappoint, we had a really delicious meal.

The Rock Wimborne

We also got talking to the manager, Dan, who is really keen to use the lovely space inside for more than just dining. We got talking about art shows, which led onto designs for their children's menu. Light bulb moment! So I have been busy thinking of some ideas for them. In the restaurant  there is a variety of different art and old animal antlers mounted on the walls. So that gave me the idea of including a deer, and that led onto including a selection of wildlife pictures for children to colour in over dinner or lunch.

I also looked up a few fun facts about each animal to print on each menu too, thought it may spark off some interesting family conversations about the different animals.

So the children get their menu with one picture on the back to colour, and they can collect the whole set, getting a new one each time they go back! And at the same time learning a little bit about each one.

So if you're in the area and fancy a spot of lunch, why not drop into the Rock and get colouring!

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