Armed with our wellies we set off to see the animals. As this is a working farm there are various activities the children can get involved in during the day so be sure to check out the times of the activities such as milking, feeding the pigs and meeting the sheep and rabbits. The times are also on their website, if we'd had known this, we could have planned our day a bit better to ensure we covered everything.
|Couple of lovely rabbits at Middle Farm|
|Taking the sheep for a walk... like you do|
So that's what we did.
|Hanging around Middle Farm|
|Loving the swing section of Middle Farm|
|Asking to go higher|
|Playing on the tractor at Middle Farm|
The play areas are very impressive. One section has the swings and a sea-saw (less said about that the better!) and the larger section has another sea-saw and a large climbing area with ropes, monkey bars and a slide. Around both are seating areas and this is where we sat and had our lunch - with more chickens visiting us whilst Max popped in and out of the park - it worked out really well.
|Chickens visiting us whilst we're having our lunch|
|Petting time at Middle Farm|
THIS is such a great idea! Basically a barn full of hay bales and soft flooring (from said bales) makes a great soft play area with the added thrill of climbing and jumping from a good few feet up. It took him a while but once Max found his confidence on the top bales there was no stopping him - I may have ended up watching through my fingers at one point!
After a visit out on the fields to see the pigs, sheep and llarma it was time to say goodbye and as we were washing our hands Max asked if he we could come back soon - this is always a good sign as he doesn't ask this everywhere we visit.
|Visiting the pigs outside|
|Pulling sheep faces|