Twice Daily Animal Feeding – all our guests young and old love helping Farmer Chris on his daily rounds – a hands on experience and wellies are definitely needed!
Animal holding – lots of opportunities while staying to hold chicks and ducklings, stroke the piglets and cuddle a lamb.
Egg Collecting – help pick up eggs in the chicken house and go over to duck island to see if the ducks have laid any eggs! All our eggs are sold in our farm shop – so you can even buy the eggs your child collected.
Deer Safari – this depends on how busy we are and the ages of the small guests (summertime only).
Pony Rides – we always have ponies, at the moment we have Meggie and Echo who love taking the children out for rides in the woods and Moo who is a miniature Shetland who is too small to ride but still loves some attention.
Swimming – in our very warm outdoor pool. We have lots of pool toys, changing rooms and astroturf around the pool so it isn’t slippery. We also have a playpen for younger children to be safe until you are ready for them .If our pool isn’t open there are a couple of indoor pools in the area. The pool is fenced and always kept locked when not in use. Towels can be hired for the pool and beach.
The Wilderness Area – this is our most popular area on the farm. There is a stream running through for damming, fishing and paddling. Lots of trees to climb, build a den or a camp. A mud kitchen perfect for making mud pies. A tyre swing and a rope swing. A fairy garden complete with stepping stones , a wishing tree and fairies to find. And not forgetting the shelter which has a campfire area for cooking sausages and toasting marshmallows – yum !
The Adventure Playground – with a large wooden climbing frame that has a sky deck, helter- skelter slide, fireman’s pole, climbing wall and a sand pit. A stream for more water play with a bridge over to the island! Zip wire, rope ladder, treehouse, aerial walkway, tunnel slide. Log balancing beams and steps. Tyre swing and a picnic area.
The Farmyard Play Area – with ride on toys,13ft trampoline, playhouse, play – farm with slide, sandpit, swing and a children’s play shop. This area is fenced to keep our dogs out and has bark chippings for safety and to keep it clean and dry.
Straw Pit – a section of the barn full of straw bales for building camps, jumps and generally just having fun! There is also a table tennis table in the barn. Please note both of these facilities cannot be used when we have lambs in the barn !
Animal, Scavenger and Bug Hunts – do one of our hunts, while exploring the farm. lf you complete them there is a badge !
10 acres – to run, sit and relax, picnic, explore or just enjoy !
Children’s Library – chose some books to take back to your cottage, always good for a bedtime story.
All of the above – for the kid in you !
Horse Riding – we have a small horse suitable for the Mum’s and small Dad’s to ride on or off the leading rein (some of our parents like to go at the same time as their child on a pony)
Cooking – cook up a storm, with our home produced meat, in your kitchen, on the barbie or in our Wilderness Area, on the campfire , like Bear Grylls !
Relax – grab your book and a sun lounger by the pool while the children entertain themselves….. Take a beer and sit on the picnic bench while the children play ….. Just chill that’s what holidays are for !