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"Revamped! Great morning/afternoon out - ideal for preschoolers…"
Visited the farm last week and I'm pleased to report it has had a revamp. Usual animals are still there, but the farm is running an events programme throughout the summer which means you get more for your money. The day we visited the barn was decked out as "Alice in Wonderland Tea Party" with story telling, crafting and games to entertain the kiddies. Also new is a play area dedicated to under 3's.
The coffee shop has changed beyond recongnition and prices increased accordingly. I don't think they've got it quite right - kids meals are aimed more towards older kids rather than preschoolers (which I would have thought was the target audience), but its such a step forward from pre-packaged sandwiches.
For a local farm I always enjoy a visit here, it's small but my DC (almost 4 and 1) enjoy it & it's just enough rather than trapsing around the larger farm attractions in the area.
With the additional facilities the entrance fee is justified. For preschools and under 7's you can't beat itRead moreLess
"This is a working farm with sheep, pigs and cows…"
This is a working farm with sheep, pigs and cows and also, for everyone's delight, has horses, goats, pigmy goats, rabbits, ,doves, guinea fowl, pheasants rare breed chickens and ducks, ponies, donkies and deer. The animals have both outdoor and indoor enclosures which will take you about an hour to walk round if you have an inquisitive little one.
Our toddler's face was an absolute picture when he found not only a barn full of pedal tractors but a real tractor in the back field beyond the pig sty giving trailer rides. And then add to that the pay per ride tractor track and the outdoor model railway featuring some of Thomas Tank Engines friends (take lots of 20p and 2p coins)and we had the recipe for a very enjoyable afternoon.
There is a big outdoor play area with 3 different climbing/swinging/sliding environments to keep older children happy and a small animal house with rabbits and guinea pigs for anyone too shy to say hello to the shire horse or the goats. Bags of feed cost 20p and all the animals are very friendly and used to children.
I would recommend taking your own pic nic and making use of the fields and pic nic tables as the cafe has a limited choice of pre-prepared sandwiches, pies, choc bars and ice creams but no fresh homemade food. There is also an indoor pic nic table area in case it rains.
The gift shop is a lovely place to find farm related birthday gifts but beware the 'I want..' stage as you have to walk through the shop to enter and exit the farm.
Cost: AdultsRead moreLess
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