April 27, 2018

Bedtime Stories with Bensons for Beds

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Last weekend we were invited along to the Bensons For Bed’s newly opened Wednesbury store.  To promote their opening, they were holding a Bedtime Stories session in the children’s area of the store.

Bensons for Beds, Britain’s favourite bed specialist, hosted this bedtime stories event for several reasons.  One, was to showcase their new fresh store and the second…well, this was to encourage children to switch off their screens and read before they go to bed, as well as explore their imaginations and create their own bedtime stories. As parents, we can all be guilty of letting our children have too much screen time.  Reading is so important for children, especially before bedtime as it allows them to switch off.   Something that B and W both do – they love to read books!

Sorry telling at the bedtime story event at benson for beds

The event was open to parents and children in the area.  Nikky Smedley, best known for her role as LaLa in The Teletubbies, made a special appearance, telling magical stories to all the children – and she looked pretty impressive! With her gigantic storytelling skirt, she had all the children listening and participating in her story telling, while some of the children tested out the children’s beds – of course my three were all over this!

B and W testing out the chidlren's beds in Benson for beds during the bedtime stories event at wenesbury store

B listening to the stories during the bedtime stories event

Nikki was super interactive.  She got the children helping her and collecting items as part of her stories.  We were all singing along at one point too!  Nikki’s storytelling skirt was the focal point for most of the children as it had little pockets that the children could explore and investigate as part of one of the stories.

Storytelling at Benson for beds store

After a lovely story telling session, each child got a gift bag full of goodies (sweets included which impressed W no end!) and us parents enjoyed a hot drink whilst perusing the beds!!  This event couldn’t have come at a better time as both B and W need new beds!  The store had such an array of designs and styles.  Some were bunk bed, some had pull out desks.  There was one cabin bed that even had a little den underneath it!  That was a huge hit with Baby K who kept disappearing off!

W and I smiling at Benson beds W is on a bed

Thank you to Bensons for Beds for inviting us along to this lovely event.  All my children had a fantastic morning and it was so nice to meet the face behind LaLa!  We also got some inspiration for B’s and W’s new beds – watch this space!

14 comments so far.

14 responses to “Bedtime Stories with Bensons for Beds”

  1. This sounds a lovely event to go to and like you had a great time! xx

  2. Jenni says:

    I love Bensons for Beds – we bought our latest bed from there and they were all amazing in store. so friendly and helpful!

  3. This looks fantastic, love the idea of a story telling skirt! I bet the kids loved it.

  4. Alex says:

    Looks like a lovely event – love interactive story telling like that.

  5. What a fantastic event! My kids bunk beds are from Benson for Beds, it’s lasted amazingly and really good quality x

  6. What a lovely event. I must see if we have a local store as we need new beds for both children too x

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Hi and welcome to The Willow Tree. I’m Michelle, also known as Shel and I am a mama to three beautiful crazy kids – I have two handsome boys and a wild and wonderful girl.

I really wanted a concrete place to share my love for travel, in particular Disney and offer my readers a chance to gain some knowledge around what we love to do as a family of 5.

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