Saturday, 4 April 2015

Have An Eggs-tra Special Easter at the National Forest Adventure Farm

If you are anything like me, to get through the Easter holidays you need to be out and about.  I find the days when we have just been sat at home the kids are bouncing off the walls whereas if I can take them out and ensure that they get really, really, worn out then we can be assured of a good night's sleep.

So when we were invited to come along to the National Forest Adventure Farm for the special Easter events which are taking place until the 15th April we were really looking forward to it.  Having been to the farm for both the Halloween event and the Christmas event we were expecting good things!

The farm have a number of different activities running for the Easter period.  These include riding the Easter Eggspress (what is usually the tractor ride) up to the woodland for a special Bunny Hunt.  The kids loved this; following and answering the clues as well as getting to meet the Bunny's two woodland friends, Squirrel and Mole.



The tractor doesn't usually go up to this area of the farm so it was interesting to see a different part of the farm.  This made it even more exciting for the children, when they realised that we weren't going the way they expected.



There are also different Easter crafts taking place including making Bunny masks and cress seed planting.



And with 31 newborn lambs having recently been born, there is plenty of opportunity to feed them as well.



Every time we have been to the farm we have been impressed with the level of service provided by the staff from those who were dressed up as the woodland characters who went out of their way to engage with Meg and Eli to the staff in the cafe, asking whether we were having a nice day as they cleared our table.



Alongside the extra Easter activities there is still plenty to occupy the kids.  Unfortunately, it was incredibly wet and miserable on the day we chose to go so we didn't get to enjoy the outside activities, although Meg and Eli still enjoyed playing in the sand, not caring in the slightest that they were getting absolutely filthy.  Oh the joys of being little!


Meg even managed to dig up a worm in the sand, of which she was very proud.



We were really impressed with the Easter activities, there was easily a full day to engage the children despite the bad weather and we would recommend it if you are looking for somewhere to take the kids during the next couple of weeks.  The farm really go all out for their special events and having seen what they've got planned for the remainder of the year we hope we can be invited back again soon!

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