I will admit I am not the biggest farm fan, but this one was so nice, it was well maintained, clean, tidy and very child friendly.
We split into 3 groups and rotated between different activities, first we had a chat and demonstration about milking a goat, then enjoyed a chat about chicks, rabbits and guinea pigs-which was very interactive for the children, they each got to hold a chick, and stroke the rabbits and guinea pigs. Alex also fed the goats and lambs some milk-Sam watched on jealously as he was starting to get hungry but the quails kept him entertained. After a quick lunch break it was time for the tractor ride!
|Feeding, stroking, watching and holding the animals.|
After the tractor ride there is a very popular motorised tractor track for the kids (although I did see some Mum's using it too)! I was so surprised at how good Alex was at staying between the track lines-his driving skills have obviously come from Daddy too as he kept overtaking!
They also have quite a lot of pedal tractors and smaller push along tractors for smaller legs too in one of the park areas.
If you live anywhere near here I would certainly recommend, it really was the nicest farm I have ever visited, everything was spotlessly clean, the animals all looked healthy and well looked after, the staff were all really friendly, helpful and knowledgeable. Even the toilets were spotless-which is very unusual compared to any other farm I have visited in recent years!
There were plenty of park benches, covered eating areas great for taking a picnic, there is also a small cafe (which sells some lovely rocky road if you ever visit) it is fairly pricey but these sort of places usually are. The eating areas also have plenty of high chairs for little ones too.
Aside from the animals there is also plenty of play areas for the kids, different swings, a dinosaur dig (which we didn't get around to doing), parks, and a sandy digging area too with lots of building hats for the children-Alex loved this area and we had to coax him out!
And this is always a sign of a good day out...
|Fast asleep within a few minutes|