This half term is the Mad Science Week at National Forest Adventure Farm. As well as this fabulous event, they offer lots of exciting indoor fun, outdoor adventure and farm animals. They are located in Burton upon Trent, within an hour’s drive from Stafford, Stoke, Nottingham, Birmingham, Wolverhampton, Leicester etc. There is plenty of free parking plus disabled parking right at their entrance.
It was raining when we reached there. Luckily, we were just in time for the Mad Science show at the Events Barn which is indoors. Children were invited to sit at the front on the carpet while adults have seating available at the back. They did a range of activities teaching children about air pressure, hot and cold. It was an interesting 30 minute show put together by their exciting team. They did ask for volunteers too it got the children involved with some of the activities.
Later, we went around the animal barn to pet some of their gorgeous Guinea pigs and feed the animals in the paddocks. We bought two buckets of animals feed at their front desk at £1 each.
As the weather wasn’t pleasant, we went in for a nice hot cup of tea and coffee while the children went to play in the soft play area. It had been a while since we last visited and I am so pleased that they now offer free Wi-Fi for their customers. I was always unable to get a good data signal from my mobile phone. Now I can surf the net while the children play! Both of my children love the almost 90 degree drop slide and their wavy slide! They had a lot of fun and came back very sweaty!
After the indoor play, luckily the rain stopped and much of the outdoors had dried up so we tried the new Pedal Go-Kart Grand Prix which opened in Easter. The tracks are very much improved with tarmac and nice bright barrels around the sides and the brand new Go-Karts are so much nicer to drive! My husband and children had so much fun driving around for at least 15 minutes! After they worn themselves out, they decided to play football and making sandcastles.
Every time we go, we do notice how National Forest Adventure Farm always strive to improve the place and entertain children of all ages with their activities. They definitely put a lot of thought into it for their customers. Besides the Mad Science Week show, they also have fast-paced Sheep Races, Sheep Shearing Demos, Water Splash-Out which opens for the holiday, take a tractor and trailer ride and many more. To find out more about the place, please visit http://www.adventurefarm.co.uk and book online to save 10%. Read one of my past post here: http://etspeaksfromhome.co.uk/2016/03/easter-eggstravaganza-national-forest-adventure-farm.html Note: from now until 1st August, Branston Road between A38 Burton South Exit and Tatenhill village will be closed and to get to the place, you have to follow the 2 mile diversion signs via Burton on Trent which may add approximately 5 minutes extra to your journey.
Disclosure: We received a family ticket for the purposes of writing this Mad Science Week review, however all thoughts and opinions remain our own.