If you haven’t heard about the confetti fields in Worcestershire, I’m not quite sure where you’ve been. Open for just 10 days at the end of June/start of July, this flower field has become an Instagrammer’s pastel paradise and can be found all over social media. Whilst you’ll have to wait another year to capture the beauty with your own eyes (and cameras), here are a few snaps from my recent visit which may tempt you to add it to your 2019 calendar…
Location: Wick, Worcestershire
Since visiting last year for the first time I knew I had to return to wander aimlessly around the field of pastel petals.
It’s a blogger’s dream, no wonder so many are flocking from around the country to see the confetti fields in Worcestershire. The Real Flower Petal Confetti Company are the UK’s original wedding petal growers and open their beautiful field of colourful flowers to the public each summer. Whilst I would say the popularity has grown over the last year, they have actually been growing biodegradable confetti for 20+ years and has been used at thousands of weddings and events in this time.
I planned a girls trip out with one of my best friends who hadn’t been before, because where better to catch up on life than a field of beautiful flowers.
One thing I noted within minutes of stepping foot into the fields was the number of families, couples and friends wandering around. I remember last year on it’s final day being busy but nothing could compare with this.
Everything seemed bigger and more professionally run, with the car park growing and number of volunteers working to get people through the gates. The refreshments and seating area had also increased in size to cater for the volume of visitors. Despite it being busy, not once did we feel overwhelmed.
The key is patience.
With so many people trying to get that one perfect picture amongst the confetti, it’s inevitable that not only will you find yourself being photobombed but you’ll be in the backdrop of theirs too! Don’t stick around by the entrance for too long, nor linger around the areas that seem popular with other visitors. Seek out the spaces in the field where you can spend a little longer getting the right shot without the pressure of waiting or moving along.
If you dare to roam away from the path, make sure you keep an eye out for staff walking past. We got told off a couple of times for going off track (as did several others) but it’s worth the risk in my opinion.
We’ve been lucky with the weather this summer, as we have actually relished in warm sunshine every day for at least two weeks straight. Due to little rain, many parts of the confetti field were dried out which was a shame to see. With the petals so delicate they are unable to water them, but this didn’t affect our visit too much as you can see by these photos.
It’s just the most beautiful location in the heart of Worcestershire and just a stone’s throw away from the Cotswolds. If you’re looking for somewhere to capture new blog or social media content, or just want to take your loved ones out for the day, the Real Flower Petal Confetti Company is the place to go.
If you’ve not been but are fascinated by what you’ve seen and heard, here are a few useful tips to remember:
– Prepare your visit in advance. It gets extremely busy on the weekends so if you can make a trip on a weekday you’re more likely to get better pictures. Visiting over the first few days may also guarantee you more photo opportunities (by the last weekend many of the flowers are flattened).
– Entry fee is £2.50 and you can stay for as long or as little time as you need.
– Bring bottles of water to keep hydrated. Whilst there is a café for food and drink, I always think it’s easier and cost-efficient to bring your own – and you can always stop off at the end of your visit for a cuppa and slice of cake whilst you look back at the hundreds of photos you will have taken.
– Wear ‘sensible’ footwear. I say sensible, I wore comfortable sandals (as I wanted to shoot photos of my outfit) and they were fine but I wouldn’t suggest heels.
– Be prepared to take A LOT of photos. Get your phones and cameras charged up the night before and get snapping!
If you’re interested in visiting, please find more information here.