My sister and I have been trying to organise a day to take the kids to Farmer Palmers for weeks now. We only both have a Tuesday available but as each Tuesday would roll around something would always crop up .. the weather would be wet, or someone would be poorly, the Easter holidays arrived and we knew it would be so much busier … so we had to put our plans on the back burner.
Eventually yesterday was the day we made it! I drove to my sisters and transferred our stuff into her car and we made the rest of the journey together, she doesn’t live too far from there and it was easier to all go in the one car.
We arrived just after 11am (Farmer Palmers opened at 10) and we noticed the car-park was nice and quiet which is what we hoped for. I’m making the most out of days out like this during term-time before C starts school next year. When we paid our entrance fee, we were given a map of the park and a timetable listing all the times where you could interact with the animals. There was a cow milking demonstration, you could feed the goats & sheep with bottle of milk and you’re able to sit and hold guinea pigs.
The last time we visited L was about 2 I think .. so a good 10/11 years ago. We moved away and by the time we come back she was too grown up for it I think. It’s changed quite a bit since then and they’ve added some new activities and indoor play areas.
We had a really lovely day. The hours literally flew by and we still didn’t get to see everything that they had to offer either. C really loved everything we did though.
There is a little wooden indoor play area, an indoor soft play area (inside the restaurant), toy tractors to sit and ride on, a big play park outside built on sand, a woodland walk, bouncy castles, water play (although this bit wasn’t on yesterday) a little wendy house village, a maze, straw mountain (lots of bales of straw all different heights with slides coming from them) and a tractor trailer ride to name a few. C’s Auntie took him on the tractor ride whilst I was left to look after the baby. He did have fun but it was particularly bumpy – at one point he looked at her and said “Can you hold me” Haha.
By far the cutest thing though had to be feeding the little baby goats (kids) they were so full of life and so bouncy. They reminded me of puppies actually.
Although we took a picnic with us they do have a really good sized restaurant with a huge soft play inside. We went in for a much needed cup of tea and some homemade cake & C enjoyed a run around the soft play.
We definitely will be visiting again at some point, we all had such a good day.