A little while ago, I took my children to visit National Adventure Farm to make a scarecrow. We are no strangers to the farm as we are only 30 minutes away, driving up the A38, and is located in Burton upon Trent, within an hour drive from Stafford, Stoke, Nottingham, Birmingham, Wolverhampton, Leicester etc. There is plenty of free parking plus disabled parking right at their entrance.
A big congrats to them for breaking the Guinness World record for the largest display of scarecrows! This month is SpudFest. They have planted half an acre with over 11,000 potato plants which should produce up to 10 tons of spuds. Each weekend this September when you visit with your child, they will be given a bag to fill up with as many potatoes as the bag can take! It was awesome!
Mr K was having a lot of fun digging while Ms C was happy to pick up those potatoes on the soil that were already pre-dug. This was such a great life experience for children to learn about agriculture and how the potatoes grow.
I managed to give Mr K a lesson on picking the right potatoes and found a potatoes growing more spuds! He also learnt how to use a fork to loosen the soil. It was great fun!
We managed to fill two bags of potatoes to bring home! Seriously, that was a lot of potatoes! Lets hope we don’t get sick of them!
Later, we went on exploring the outdoor play area where my two athletic children climbed up and down the assault course! Their facilities are excellent for all ages, catering for younger children too with a mini version.
After we went around the whole farm, we went into the indoor play area to find it was so crowded! Both of them were happy roaming and running around! The indoor play area is massive and can allow a lot of children inside the premises.
We were so pleased that both children had so much fun and we will definitely go back for their Halloween event during the half term! Between 24th October to 2nd November they are running their Half Term Halloween Spook-tacular event where children get a free pumpkin for carving, haunted hotel tours, mummy hunt, scare school and broomstick training! They are also running a daily fancy dress competition for whoever wears the scariest costume!
Disclosure: We were invited to National Adventure Farm to write our experience on SpudFest.