This week we discovered a brand new play farm. There are quite a few near us but for some reason we haven’t ever tried this one. We met some lovely friends there and with the sun shining we headed in.
Our first pleasant surprise was the price. Two adults and two children for £10! I know, super cheap for a play farm. Most of the ones near us are £10 just for one adult to get in. We will be heading back to this place if only for the price!
Once in we didn’t have to go far and we were up close and personal with some pigs. The two boys got very excited and were quickly snorting away. We then turned around to find monkeys! Who knew monkeys lived on farms?! The boys loved them. They were some of the smallest monkeys in the world and looked like funny old men with beards. Little Man loved watching them climb and they kept coming over to check us out which he found hilarious.
We continued along the first barn and discovered a door. At first us Mums weren’t sure we could go in but with insistence from the boys and no obvious signs on the door saying keep out we braved it and went in. The door was large and heavy and once we were in we discovered we were in a reptile house. The boys were in their element. With snakes and spiders, bearded dragons and dead mice there was plenty of gruesome monsters for them to scream about and scream they did! It was much more of an excited scream than a frightened scream although us Mums did have an eek moment when it came to the dead mice that had been left for the snakes. This room was such a hit that before we left the farm Little Man insisted we head on back in and take one last look at the snakes and dragons. He was very taken with them.
Once we were finished with the reptiles we stopped for a short while at the chickens before Little Man was off. He had spotted some tractors on display and couldn’t wait for us to get there. The lovely thing about this farm is that everything is fairly close together and easily accessible so I could let him run and still see what he was up to.
The rest of the visit was spent feeding the goats and eating our lunch in one of the play areas before the boys were tired out and ready for their lunchtime rest. I really do think we have discovered a local gem in this play farm and although I will probably avoid it during the school holidays it is a fantastic place to find so close to home. Have you found any local gems recently?
Last Outdoor Play Party I thought Adventure Togs Top tips for luring those indoor kids outside shared some great ways to get those little monsters out into the sunshine. Little Man is not usually a problem to get outside but on the odd occasion he will refuse and insist that being indoors is a much better use of his time. For us water always seems to convince him otherwise, he just loves the stuff and will spend hours transporting it and watching how it behaves. How do you encourage your kids to get outdoors and play?
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