Talk

Advanced search

Our first visit to Farmer Palmers this year - fantastic

(34 Posts)
SPARKLER1 Tue 15-Feb-05 20:14:58

Took dds to Farmer Palmers this afternoon and we have all had a wonderful time - although a bit chilly. It feels like such a long time since the summer and dds ran around out there like they had never been there before. They now have a new indoor play area which was great for us to go into for half an hour and warm up. We normally go for a whole day but only had an afternoon to spare this time. I think we crammed more into this shorter visit. We managed to see a few baby animals but they said that it is still a bit early in the season and there should be more coming later. Aaaaaaahhhhhhh! Fantastic.

SPARKLER1 Tue 15-Feb-05 21:00:21

Anyone else seen this new play area. It's fantastic what they have done with the spare space between two buildings.

Tommy Tue 15-Feb-05 21:20:06

Haven't been there yet but my MIL talks about it alot (although she hasn't been there either!) It's worth going to then?!

SPARKLER1 Tue 15-Feb-05 21:21:40

Definitely. Do you live locally? How old is your child/children?

Tommy Tue 15-Feb-05 21:26:50

We're in Southampton - MIL in Weymouth. My boys are 3 and 18m and big into farms

AuntyQuated Tue 15-Feb-05 21:27:14

where is it?

Tommy Tue 15-Feb-05 21:31:54

Bournemouth way I think but i guess Sparkler will be back in a mo to tell us exactly! (I hope)

SPARKLER1 Tue 15-Feb-05 21:40:42

They say it is suitable for children up to the age of 8. It is just off A31 between Poole and Bere Regis.

SPARKLER1 Tue 15-Feb-05 22:12:48

Lots to do. Play barn,gift shop, animal barn, tractor ride, swings, playhouses and climb-ons on sand pit, bouncy castles, go karts, ball pool, new indoor play area, feed the animals, cafe, pedal tractors. Loads 'n' loads.

Tommy Wed 16-Feb-05 08:54:35

Definitely get there this summer I think

lunavix Wed 16-Feb-05 09:26:47

I was thinking of taking ds there for his 1st birthday is there stuff I could do with him there? Or is he too young?

SPARKLER1 Thu 17-Feb-05 22:58:01

Sorry Lunavix just seen your post. I wouldn't personally hold a 1st birthday party as such there but a day out would be quite sweet I guess. There's loads for the older children to do. You could still do stuff with a little one though. See the animals, stroke them, they have a baby swing in the barn, you could ride on the bumpy tractor if you think baby was brave enough. In the summer they have a nice picnic area so you could take a picnic blanket and let little one run/crawl around.

lucy5 Thu 17-Feb-05 23:03:58

Sparkler, you are making me homesick. DD absolutely loved it there and moors valley.

SPARKLER1 Thu 17-Feb-05 23:05:51

Lucy5 I know you've said loads but I've forgotten. Where are you again? Sorrrreeee!

lucy5 Thu 17-Feb-05 23:09:49

I live in Spain but I used to live in Parkstone.

SPARKLER1 Thu 17-Feb-05 23:10:44

I used to live there too. We may have had this conversation before - I do apologise if we have.

lucy5 Thu 17-Feb-05 23:13:22

we havent had this conversation before but we did come up with the same rude place names on a thread. Where are you now?

SPARKLER1 Thu 17-Feb-05 23:17:13

aha! Still in Poole.

SPARKLER1 Thu 17-Feb-05 23:20:01

Canford Heath to be exact. Which side of Parkstone did you live?

lucy5 Thu 17-Feb-05 23:22:42

Only someone who had lived in Parkstone would say that hahaha. North of the Ashley road, wrong side by all accounts.

SPARKLER1 Thu 17-Feb-05 23:23:44

I was that side too.

lucy5 Thu 17-Feb-05 23:25:59

I used to live next door to the kiddies park.

SPARKLER1 Thu 17-Feb-05 23:27:28

My mind is working overtime now. Kiddies park???????????????????????

lucy5 Thu 17-Feb-05 23:30:53

Just off the Ashley road, turn off just opposite kfc

SPARKLER1 Thu 17-Feb-05 23:32:53

I know where you mean. The name of the road is bugging me though. Near Cranbrook Road somewhere wasn't it?

Join the discussion

Registering is free, easy, and means you can join in the discussion, watch threads, get discounts, win prizes and lots more.

Register now »

Already registered? Log in with: