During the Easter holidays, Jonny 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).
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!
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”.
Bunny 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 Jonny 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!
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.
Well done Emz xx
Kate, scattymumofboys says
looks like you had the perfect day out. We love farm parks to and my youngest would have gone crazy for the ‘Do-dops’ (triceratops) 🙂 You got some really lovely photos and the twins are so cute in the balls
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That looks like a good value day out to me. So many of these attractions are so expensive these days, it makes me feel like opening up for day visitors! Glad you all felt the benefit it of the time outdoors and hope it will be one of many this sumer. Thank you for sharing on Country Kids.
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Gemma Mills / Chamberlain says
I can’t get over how big the twins are now!!! They’re really growing up. Looks like a really lovely day out x
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jenny paulin says
you have taken some really lovely photos of your wonderful day out! i really like the close up of the lamb feeding from the blue bucket – you can almost sense its soft fleecy coat. and the girls in the soft play area are super cute too x
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Mary @over40andamumtoone says
This looks like a great place to visit and affordable. Love seeing all the baby animals #CountryKids
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Was the dinosaur thing an Easter thing or all the time? Sounds really good. Was it cheap in general or just because your children are young? Might check it out over the May bank holiday.
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Emma Day says
Dinosaurs all year round.
It’s £5 each for adults, £4 each for children and free for infants. Xx
That’s really good. Shall def go there then! Thank you so much for this – my youngest will love it!
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Jaime Oliver says
so glad you managed to get some quality time in the fresh air xx
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The Brick Castle says
Wow, that’s such good value, what a great day out 🙂
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Sara (@mumturnedmom) says
What a lovely day out! I love the photos of the twins in the ball pool 🙂
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Oh I want to cuddle a chicken.I’m adding a few of your posts to the South West days out round up.