A family day out at All Things Wild

April 20, 2013 in Entertainment, Family, Holidays, Parenting, Photography, Travel, Twins, Uncategorized by Emma Day

Sheep, Goat, PigDuring the Easter holidays, Hubs only had a couple of days off. We really wanted to take the girls for a family day out somewhere, but didn’t have much money. Not only this, but we felt we really needed to get outside more.

So I sent out a Tweet on Twitter
“Where can you go for a family day out, for under £20, near to Gloucestershire?”

I had lots of replies, but one peaked my interest, as somewhere I’d not heard of before. It was a small farm park type place, called All Things Wild, run by The Domestic Fowl Trust in Worcestershire. It was only £14 for all 5 of us to get in and we took a picnic to save spending on food (although there is a cafe there too).

Fun for 5 Year Olds

Once there, there was an itinery of activities you could choose to take part in, or you can wander around on your own. As it was Easter, there was an Easter Egg hunt. There was also a Dinosaur Hunt and you could collect ink stamps all the way around. Bunny enjoyed doing all three and got some sweeties at the end of the day, for completing all three cards!

There was a whole host of animals to see. Pgymy goats, sheep, pigs, something that looked like a Llama? Rabbits, chinchillas, ferrets, degus, stick insects, baby chicks and a whole host of birds and fowl. I won’t embarrass myself by trying to name any of them. Although there was an awesome cockerell who crowed noisily for us, from the top of his hut!

Animals
We were told the birds were very “friendly”. I’d say that was an understatement. I’d be more inclined to say, “up close and personal”.

Up Close and PersonalBunny also went into the big classroom to do some crafting. She did painting and gluing and made three different things, although she was sad she didn’t remember to put her name on them, so was unable to take them home. This was great for her to do whilst me and hubs had a coffee and fed the twins.

There was a soft play area perfect for Bunny’s age (5) and there was also a soft play area for babies, so the twins got their first ever go in a soft play area and ball pit. They LOVED it!

Twins First Soft Play

There was a big park outside too, which Bunny loved – and benches next to it for us to eat our picnic. By this point I was feeling poorly though, so me and the twins went back to the car for a nap!

We had a fab day, despite my feeling poorly and I think it made us realise that we need to get out in the fresh air more often. Not only that, but I think we will be more open minded to find places that we haven’t heard of before and seek out the places that don’t cost much for a family of five!

 

I’m linking this post up to Country Kids by Fiona at Coombe Mill, who is always trying to encourage parents to get out in the fresh air with their children.
Country Kids from Coombe Mill Family Farm Holidays Cornwall