Can you believe it is going to be spring time soon? Hooray! We can’t wait to spend more time outdoors now! Yesterday, we went the National Adventure Farm which is located in Burton upon Trent, within an hours drive from Stafford, Stoke, Nottingham, Birmingham, Wolverhampton, Leicester etc. It is quite easy to find the place. There is plenty of free parking plus disabled parking right at their entrance.
This week is their lambing season until the end of this week, but unfortunately their lambs are still pregnant, so we didn’t get to see any. Thirteen ewes are expecting lambs and it could be any time now! So if you are lucky, you will get to see the birth of their little baby lambs in their new ‘Ewe Maternity Ward’! We purchased some animal food from their reception (£1 per bucket). Mr K loved feeding the sheep with his bare hands! There’s a hand wash area nearby so no worries about getting your hands dirty. The Farm is also offering children the opportunity to bottle feed lambs during their visit as well as meeting the Farm’s other new arrivals- chicks, piglets and alpacas.
We then walked into their lovely decorated event barn, where they have a brand new small production of Springtime Pantomime featuring fairy tale animals in a hilarious story overlooking the Farm lives a wicked Princess with big plans for a huge new home. She enlists the help of the dastardly Swan and the Big Bad Wolf to help her to carry out her cunning plan to bulldoze the farm and leave all the Fairytale Farmyard animals homeless. It lasts for around 50 minutes with plenty of audience participation! There are two shows per day at 12.30 and 2.30pm.
At the events barn corridor, there are two sessions of making an animal mask so do check out the timetable. We had missed the craft sessions as both kids wanted to play at their massive indoor play area! They both had so much fun just going up and down the huge slides!
Mr K was thrilled to collect an egg from outside the animal barn. He wanted us to keep the egg warm in the hope that it would hatch into a chick. But I had to tell him why we can’t keep a chick at home. Adopting a chicken or any animal requires a lot of responsibility. So I had to spend 5 minutes to educate him that we need to create space and get the right home for them. I am so glad that he understood that!
We are already looking forward to going back again for their Easter Egg-stravaganza event from 28 March till 15 April.
They are open throughout the year but do check out their upcoming events like the Wild and Deadly week (23 – 31 May), Midsummer magic (every weekend in June), JCB Maize maze (11 July – 6 September), Half term Halloween Spook-tacular (23 October- 1 November), Spudfest (every weekend in September), Screamfest and Christmas (28 November – 24 December). Also on 20th June, it is their Agri-lympics where they raise money for the CLIC Sargent featuring farmyard games including round bale roll and tractor pull. There will be a real ale bar, barbecue and live music from 5.30pm till later! If you would like to enter your team, email email@example.com or call 01283 533933. Do remember that if you book online, you could save 10% off the ticket price.
Disclosure: We were invited for this day out to do this honest review.