Thursday, 12 July 2012

Fishers Farm Park

After a busy few weeks, I was looking forward to taking DD to Fishers Farm Park last week.  I vaguely recall going there a few years back with DS but I couldn't recognise any of it because, it turns out, they have updated it all.  First impressions were good!  We made our way through the initial reception with a large, or rather 3 separate, soft play areas for varying ages complete with seating for mums close by.  Through the doors and outside to make our way to the animal barn where DD was fascinated to see horses, goats, sheep, rabbits and guinea pigs.
Then it was time to hop on the Big Red Tractor Ride, which DD and her 3 friends loved.  It gives you a good overview of the site telling you the history on the way, and brings you back to the start.  At only 10 minutes or so long, it is short enough so that toddlers don't get fidgety!
We let the girls choose what they wanted to go on next, and it was the Toddlers Race Track!  They had great fun racing cards, tractors and fire engines round a little circuit.

After that, we jumped on giant air pillows (yes, me as well!), went on the zip wire (which has a toddler seat!), climbed on the frames, slid down the slides and bounced on the trampolines. Unfortunately we didn't have time to experience the Alpine Adventure but I've a feeling we'll be back over the summer to try it out! 

We chose to eat in the Saddle Room restaurant where DD enjoyed chicken bites, chips and peas but you can also eat in Cafe Moo Moo or at the Alpine Adventure area.

We finished off with a visit to the Barn Theatre, where a 30 minute show is put on parading various animals on stage and giving children in the audience a chance to pet and feed them.  By the time that finished at 2.30, DD was fading due to all the day's excitement and we were barely out of the car park before she'd fallen asleep in her seat!  

Under two's go free and if you make a whole day of it, I think it is worth the money. 

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