Friday, 26 July 2013

Family Holiday - Day 2

We ventured off the caravan park for day 2 of our holiday and headed to a local farm park. Scarwell farm and country centre is situated just a short car journey from the caravan site, in a place called Thornhaugh. When we arrived, Ruby was very excited and could not wait to go and meet all of the farm animals. I was shocked at the price of admission a family ticket costing £21.50 and then on top of that were extras, like food for the animals and tractor rides.

On arrival, we headed straight out to the animals and were greeted by various different breeds of goats and sheep, which Ruby had great fun feeding.



She then spotted a park and before we knew it, she was off to play. Ruby loves to play outside and would rather be outside in the cold and rain than inside in the warm. Our playroom doors are always open at home as she comes in and out as she pleases.



Lottie on the other hand was content just relaxing in her pushchair and watching all the animals.


After a short period of time, we headed over to where the tractor rides took place and Ruby enjoyed riding on the tractor with her daddy and cousins, even though it was a bit bumpy.


On the site of the farm, there is a lovely old fashioned water mill; we had a great time looking at it and seeing how it all worked. The mill house itself looked absolutely stunning and Phil and I both said how we would like to live there. We shared a lovely picnic in the gardens of the mill house.


After our lunch, we headed off to see some of the small petting animals and Ruby had a go at milking a pretend cow.


There was also a lovely barn in which there was a soft play area; both Ruby and Lottie enjoyed spending some time burning off some energy in there.


We were very lucky in that, for that day only, there was a steam rally taking place; Ruby loved looking at the mini trains! One very kind man even allowed Ruby to sit on his steam engine and Ruby even got to toot the horn which she loved doing and kept doing it quiet a lot!


After a lovely day enjoying the farm park, it was time to head back to the caravan site for our dinner and get ready for bed.

20 comments:

  1. Looks like a fun day out. My little girl loves seeing the animals at the farm park.

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    1. Yes it was a lovely fun, family day x

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  2. Lovely day out for you all. If it has a playground, soft play area and tractor rides, it has it all, doesn't it?! The animals are a lovely bonus :-)

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    1. Yes I agree it had so much to keep Ruby occupied. x

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  3. What a great family day out, the children looked like they had a great time seeing the animals and playing in the various play areas. Thanks for sharing some of your holiday highlights with Country Kids.

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    1. Ruby's so excited about coming to see you, this was a trial run to get her used to different types of animals. x

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  4. Aww lovely pictures!!
    Looks like a fab day x

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  5. Lovely day out with lots of different things to do. I love these farm parks as it's not just the animals but different play areas and activities as well.

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    1. Exactly something to keep Ruby entertained when she has a short attention span! :)

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