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A TRIP TO GODSTONE FARM…OINK!

Posted by Devenia Besant on 17 May 2018

Gosh May half term is coming up, it feels it was only last week we had the Easter Holiday’s.  Don’t get me wrong I love the freedom of the school holidays but preferably I’d rather the bit in between feel longer than the blink of an eye lid!!!!

Anyway going back to the Easter Holidays my younger two and I had a lovely trip to Godstone Farm with my friend Emma and her twins.  Godstone put on a number of events throughout the day to ensure it was fun filled for all – yes the adults enjoyed themselves too.  Who doesn’t like to see baby piglets at just 5 days old, little lambs or cute fluffy chicks? and many other animals.

Events of the day included animal holding, pig feeding and stroking, seed sowing and who would of thought it Guinea-pig grooming amongst many others, there were also tractor rides through out the day.

Our children thoroughly enjoyed the vast outdoor play area and would have been happy playing there for hours! Got to say us adults enjoyed the Playbarn more, obviously not for the slides but it was a pretty chilly day and being inside with a hot choc (and maybe cookies and cake) was definitely more appealing.  If you visit do be aware that during busy times the Playbarn run timed sessions of 30 minutes.  As well as food in the Playbarn there was food available outside from the Top Snack Shop serving pizzas and hot dogs and the Ice-Cream shed, you could also get lunch from the cafe or bring your own picnic (if you’re more organised than me!).

Brand new to the farm on our visit was Wiglet’s Play Village an indoor adventure area which includes a sensory area and a ball play zone.  It’s also where children can role play being a vet, being in the police force or a being a builder as well as others, something most kids love to do.  I could write a lot more about the farm as there is so much there – the gift shop, the pet shop…I did thankfully manage to leave without any animals in mine or the kids pockets ha ha.

This coming half term the theme for the farm is myths and legends, which I’m sure will be magical fun all week long (savings if you book ahead online) and what is rather marvellous is I have a family day pass to the farm to give away to you lovely blog readers, followers and members of the Epsom and Ewell Families facebook group and page.  You’ve got to be in it to win it so pop over here to answer one quick question about the pig and her 5 piglets.

Good luck and if you don’t win do go over to the farm for a visit anyway, you and your kids won’t be disappointed.

 
Devenia Besant
Devenia (Dee) Besant is the founder of Epsom and Ewell Families. Runs a busy household as a mummy of 3 and a wife and some would say crazily committed to helping small businesses and the local community.

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