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Our first visit to Farmer Palmers this year - fantastic

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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?

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