Fun without leaving the farm!
There’s so much to do without going anywhere else!
As we are a working farm, we have taken great care ensuring that your children can play safely but still experience life on a real farm. During the nineteen years that we have been welcoming families with children, we have designed (and are constantly developing) two large play areas for you and your children to enjoy, in addition, of course, to all the animal fields which you can visit at any time.
Farmer Andrew has started a series of unique play houses to stretch their imaginations even further! We now have a police station complete with prison cell with bendy bars(escape possible wich adds to the fun) which has already provided hours of fun for children and ‘prisoner parents’ too!
Our first play area is in our main gardens, which are ‘toddler-proof’ and thoroughly tested for security by Daisy, and by her brothers before her! You will find that there is so much for your toddler to explore that you will be able to sit on our swinging seat in the sunshine, or on one of our many garden chairs, and watch your children at play.
There are climbing frames, swings, a slide and a family nest swing, so you can all pile in! We have created a miniature farm in the old orchard. Your children can start their adventures in the farm yard, manoeuvring one of our many pedal tractors or dumpers and pedal round our mini lanes to the sand barn, where they can work a mini digger before going home to tea in the miniature farmhouse! This house is well stocked with pots and pans and all the things you need to make lunch for a busy farmer. We have tools for repairing problem tractors and trailers to tow. Once your child’s imagination is fired, the only limit to the game will be when it’s time to go out!
Last summer we added a fanatstic large two level playboat to our main play area which has a slide, climbing wall and two steering wheels. It’s perfect for adults and children to play on together from pirate games to adventures on the high seas, set sail and see what you can find.
Our second playground is in the field in front of our cottages. We have had a large climbable wooden tractor and trailer slide made for this area. A great place to play if you want to imagine driving a real tractor! Our police station is here too. There’s also a large picnic table and wooden seating for grownups. Why not make yourselves a picnic lunch, and enjoy it watching your children play?
On hot days, we have a water table and paddling pool for playing at, and in. We now have an indoor pool and on beautiful days big french doors which open on to a patio with sun loungers so you can relax in the sunshine after your swim. There is a large playpen with toys for your babies to play in safely when you need it too.
If you are feeling more energetic, you can walk down into our woods and along our beautiful stretch of private river (we can lend you a backpack to carry your babies). Borrow a fishing net and look for minnows – and if you’re really lucky, a trout!