There’s something about finding new local things to do that just makes me really happy. Filling our weekends with new experiences and visiting different places is one of my favourite things to do, and more so with Henry. I just want him to experience as much as possible, and integrating it with our normal life is so important to me.
So when I saw a new Farmer’s Market for Southampton, I decided it was the perfect excuse for a Saturday morning trip out.
I love a good Farmer’s Market anyway, I think it’s because it remind me of home and little town life. Plus there’s something very satisfying about supporting small local businesses and finding really great food and products.
So a couple of Saturday’s ago we went along to the Oxford Street Farmer’s Market for a bit of a look around and a little shop.
My only regret is I didn’t have more cash on me as I could have bought so much more! With two huge stalls filled with plants (I might have a slight addiction to buying garden plants at the moment!) I was in heaven, and then there was the food stalls.
We ended up buying a couple of pies, which honestly were the best pies I’ve ever eaten, but next time we visit, I want cakes, plants and some more savouries as there was just such a great selection to choose from.
We also had beautiful sunshine for the day, which just adds to the fun and artisan vibe in Oxford Street. With loads of outside seating everywhere, the atmosphere was super chilled and happy. Plus we had a little run around in Queens Park to lose some of the wiggles, handy when you have an active toddler.
I’m really looking forward to our next Oxford Street Farmer’s Market visit!
If you’re local, the market is on every first Saturday of the month, currently with dates until December 2018. And stay up to date with all events in Oxford Street via their Facebook page.
As a mother who loves to travel, I’d love to take Henry on a trip to Disneyland Paris someday. The trip won’t be cheap, but I’ve learned that I can buy or rent a Disney Vacation Club timeshare on the DVC Resale Market at a steeply discounted price.