First up on the agenda was lunch at the Red 10 Diner. As soon as you walk through the door you feel like you are transported stateside. Eva loved the decor and was fascinated by the traffic lights and various other things including the statue of liberty outside.
The diner is big with plenty of space between tables. It boasts a lovely, relaxed atmosphere with very friendly staff.
One thing that massively impressed us as parents was the small children's play area. This is such a blessing when you eat out as a family. Young children can get very bored sat at a table (and who can blame them). It was lovely to be able to sit at a booth and be able to see Eva enjoying herself. She played on a rocking horse, in a play tent and with colouring books. Ophelia enjoyed stacking cubes.
We ordered from the lunch menu which was pretty extensive. Both hubby and I opted to have wraps with a side of chips and onion rings. Mine was a sweet chilli wrap which was very tasty and quite filling. If i'm completely honest, I didn't need the onion rings as the wrap was ample enough for lunch but they tasted too good not to eat. Both girls had something from the children's menu. Ophelia had mac and cheese and Eva had corndogs. The dishes were a very good size and the girls enjoyed their meals.
Next up we headed to Joe's Ice Cream to try out their brand new 'Scarlets Sundae'. The sundae was the suggestion of a local resident who came up with the idea after Joe's Ice-Cream and East Gate launched a competition on Facebook for suggestions for a sundae that would celebrate why Llanelli is a great place to be. The Scarlet's are a local rugby team so for those passionate rugby fans, this sundae is the perfect sweet treat.
We ordered 2 sundaes to share between all of us. They looked fantastic. It's made with Joe's original Welsh vanilla ice-cream, fresh raspberries and strawberries, red sprinkles and a hazelnut fudge praline sauce.
To say we enjoyed them would be an understatement. For all of us, the best part had to be the hazelnut fudge praline sauce. It blended in with the ice-cream beautifully. My mouth is salivating just writing about it.
Finally, we headed over to the Odeon cinema to watch 'The BFG'. Arwyn and I were treated to a large drink each and a rather big popcorn to share. The girls also had a children's box each which included a small popcorn, drink and snack.
If that wasn't enough we were also given plenty of treats from Costa to enjoy whilst watching the film. I don't know about you but I love the fact that I can now take my favourite latte into a film with me. It was a cold, wet day so warm drinks were fab for making us feel cosy and comfortable whilst inside the cinema. Eva loves a babycino so she was delighted to be able to take one with her. We also had a few cakes from there too.
All in all we had a lovely family day together. The fact that everything is in one place makes East Gate an ideal family day out for anyone in South Wales. It's very close to lots of other local attractions and areas. We will definitely be visiting again soon.