We live just five minutes away from Becketts Farm and it’s such a fabulous place to visit. They have this amazingly huge farm shop, a cafe, a restaurant, a cookery school and a convention centre. It’s also a place for commercial lettings including a big wholesale warehouse.
We generally go there at Halloween to get our pumpkins and carve them in their marquee. It saves the mess of doing it at home and they make it a fun and spooky event for the kids.
This time we thought we’d go and see their new arrivals, chicks, lambs, goats, birds and even donkeys. They were all under cover in a big marquee, so no problem if it rained.
For just £1 entry we could spend as long as we liked with the new babies and there were some craft activities available as well. The whole marquee was decorated with Easter banners that had been coloured in by the visiting children. My children are a bit old for that now, but you are never too old to enjoy the animals.
After visiting the animals (And washing our hands) we went for lunch in the restaurant which was really lovely. the kids menu was quite limited, but most kids like sausages, fish or chicken. The adults menus varied from sandwiches and light meals, to full on dinners, which were huge. Saying that, the sandwiches were pretty big too. I went for a Ploughman’s Ciabatta with a side of chips.
Then we finished the day off with a walk around the shop. It was a great way to end the school holiday. We really must go more often as it’s such a lovely place.
This week I’m linking up to Country Kids which I haven’t done for a long time.