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Brownies from Middlepark division went ‘Down at the Farm’ on pack holiday

This Easter holiday 16 Brownies and their Leaders from Middlepark Division enjoyed five days away on farm themed Brownie pack holiday in Staffordshire. They had a very busy week and had lots of fun!

They arrived on Saturday and after lunch and unpacking made their way to the River Trent where they spent a couple of hours bellboating. The girls learnt how to paddle and steer their two boats, had a water fight and had a race (which the red team definitely won!).

On Sunday they spent the day at the National Brewery Center where they learnt all about the brewing industry in Burton-on-Trent and got to meet two of their shire horses.

On Monday the girls stayed at the pack holiday house where they made bread ready for their Plougman’s Lunch meal the following evening before learning how to felt with their fab felting teacher, Angela!

Tuesday was the day of the exciting farm trip, where they visited Faye and her animals at the local dairy farm. Faye introduced them first to the newly born animals, (including a baby lamb that had been born at 10pm the night before!), before giving the girls a tour of the dairy parlour and introducing them to her gingernut biscuit-loving pigs!

To end the week in style, on Tuesday evening the girls had a Ploughmans lunch complete with their homemade bread, Leader-made scones, some ginger beer and pickles to try, carrot-shaped napkins and some wonderful bunting! The evening was rounded off by trying some barn-dancing, making some s’mores and singing some campfire songs.

The girls all had an amazing time and can’t wait until pack holiday next year!

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