Its a wet and windy Good Friday, what else would you do, then venture to a farm for Easter!
Bocketts is a great farm, south of Leatherhead, in the heart of Surrey, 5 mins from junction 9 of the M25.
It wasn’t as busy as we thought, but I suppose, the weather does put people off. Luckily we managed to get a car park space by the entrance, they do have lots of parking. (if you do find yourself in the field car parks, be prepared for a little walk).
Its £11 for adults, Free for under 2’s, £9.70 for 2 years and £11.50 for 3 years – 17 years, for more information on prices including deals like after school prices check out there website here
In true piglet style, she wanted food the minute we paid, so I went to sit and feed, while Monkey and daddy went to the young drivers zone for under 5’s, lots of vehicles, mainly tractors to race around. Then a cheeky brew and yummy egg cupcake mmmm
It was time to go see some of the animals, we had timing to a T, as it was petting time! Gorgeous bunnies, guinea pigs, ducklings and a goat! I was more excited than the kiddies there! haha
We then ventured outside to the Big animal barn, at this time of year its where the Lambing happens, again we had our times spot on, Martin the Shepard was about to talk to everyone about the process and give an insight into such a lovely time of year!
He explained that ewes (name for lady sheep) are pregnant for 5 months, you could say its pretty lucky! although i’m not sure once I had given birth to my babies, that I would of appreciated 20 or so adults and kids, watching, taking photos and holding my new born!
The sheep are coloured at time of conception so they know which batch they are (roughly know what time they will give birth), they also have a colour given once they have been scanned, so the Shepard knows what they are carrying, single, twins etc.
He asked everyone questions, I was right in there, eager to answer away, didn’t get any right, I might add, but the 6 year old next to me was smashing it! she clearly listened better than me, ha ha
Then for the best bit, cuddles with a gorgeous lamb, Monkey was so excited, its definitely different to holding a new born! Some of these lambs were only hours and some days old!
Piglet got to see the gorgeous animal that her nickname came from, look at them all snug together keeping warm, too cute!
Piglet again wanted some boobing, so we went back to the main area.
So you know there are amazing things to see outside, lots more animals, but also 2 massive play areas, including the floor trampolines (jumping pillows). They have Pig races, tractor rides, pony rides and feeding times, check out the website for more information.
Inside before giving piglet some food, Monkey, Piglet and I went on the indoor trampolines (free) you get 3 mins, depending on how many people are waiting! The kids loved it, was great having a bounce, felt so young again, ha ha
Monkey went in the soft play (the play barn) they have, while I boobed piglet, there is so much to do, to keep them entertained, it had quietened down, so he pretty much had the whole soft play to himself.
As a last activity, before we headed home, and as its Easter! They not only had an Easter egg hunt, but a craft corner, my inner child came to life! OK well not as much as Martin, boy did he get competitive! They had badge making, Easter hats, and making animals out of cups! Each of us made two each (free) lots of sticking and cutting. I said we made two each but where monkey and I managed two in the time, Martin took that long and was so particular he made one, ha ha
Wonder if you can guess who’s is who’s !!!
We had such a fab day, there was so much to do! I’m glad its turning into a little tradition coming here at Easter! Can’t wait until piglets bigger to appreciate all the animals.
I would highly recommend coming here, regardless of weather, but you can do more when its that little bit nicer!
( These are my own thoughts and views, I haven’t been paid or gifted to write this post)