Wednesday, 11 February 2015

Spring has sprung at National Forest Adventure Farm

On Sunday, we were invited back to the National Forest Adventure Farm. We had so much fun when we went in October, we jumped at the chance on returning.

They have different things on for the February half term, which has started now. The girls were super excited, and Daddy was gutted he had to work. We arrived at lunch time with a picnic packed, just as the pantomime started. We missed the first 5 minutes, but managed to grab carpet space right at the front... perfect for our sarnie eating, whilst watching the show.

 
The pantomime lasted around 45 minutes, and had a cast of 4, with costume changes to change characters, they involved the audience, and came extremely close.... the girls loved it... not sure everyone else did, as half way through, younger children started to leave.
 
After the show, which shows twice a day, we went to feed the ducks the crusts from the sarnies, and then it seemed perfect timing for the tractor ride.... there is something about tractors and children... they just love it... especially when you have to shout scarecrows as you find them...
 
 
After the tractor ride, I checked out the timings for the lamb feeding, and as we had 30 minutes to wait, we decided to head for the craft table, where the girls got to decorate their own spring themed masks... 
 
                                     

It was then time to head to the animal barn. S remembered the guinne pigs, and was upset that she missed the petting times, but thankfully the lambs were getting ready for the feed, right on time. The crowds grew, and the girls only got a few seconds feeding, as there were a lot of children, and not that many lambs yet, as they are still expecting more over the next few days and weeks....
 
 
It was lovely to see S do it this year, as previously she has been too young. The lamb here was just 5 days old. We then went to explore the other baby animals. I fell in love with a beautiful calf, who had the most stunning eye lashes... the calf was more interested in J's pompoms on her hat though, which she found very funny.
 
There were also lots of piglets, as well as the lambs.
 
 
After seeing all the animals, it was time for more fun... they got a  go in the barrel tractor ride...
 
 
Pedal tractors, and try to race each other...
 
 
Bouncy castle time, which is new since we last visited in  October half term...
 
 
Attempt to milk a plastic cow...
 
 
And build sandcastles of course....
 
 
They had crazy golf on site too, but by this point we wanted to warm up so headed inside to the large play barn with drop slides, big slides, ball pits, and basically great fun in the warm. I think the girls could have stayed all day in that part alone. How did we miss this in October??
We will certainly be back again.
 
Will you be trying out the Half term activities with National Forest Adventure Farm??
 
 
 
 
 *We were given complimentary tickets in return for an honest review. All words, thoughts and pictures are my own.
 


2 comments:

  1. This looks and sounds so much fun my neices would love it. The baby lambs are also so cute!!

    Meimei xx

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  2. We love going to farms for a fun family day out. We always have a great time together x
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