Six reasons to love Godstone Farm this summer
Quick to adapt to the new normal, where social distancing and face masks are standard, Godstone Farm just outside the little town of Godstone near Oxted, is open to the public again. Here are six reasons we love it!
1. There’s plenty of space
The farm is set out on 40 acres, so you’ll never feel cramped. Add to that, a restriction on the number of visitors (you must pre-book your tickets online) and new social-distancing rules which encourage visitors to keep ‘two pigs apart’ and follow a suggested route around the farm – and you’ve got a safe day out for the family. There are also extra hand-washing stations dotted around the farm, and plenty of signs to remind visitors to wash regularly.
2. There are baby animals to visit
In addition to our favourite regular furry and feathered friends at Godstone Farm, there are some newbies including a litter of incredibly cute piglets and some rather gorgeous muscovy ducklings.
3. There are plenty of spots to picnic
But you can’t be faffed with soggy sandwiches, you can also buy food there including hotdogs, pizzas, sandwiches, crisps, icecreams, lollies, children’s lunch boxes and hot and cold drinks.
4. There are brilliant outdoor play areas
The play areas at Godstone Farm are sprawling and vast, which makes social distancing less of a challenge. There are also lovely spots for parents to sit and keep watch over the darlings while they burn off the ice-cream energy. The adventure playground has sand pits, zip wires, slides and climbing walls.
5. The Dino Trail
The fabulous Dino Trail is still open – simply follow the signposts and check out your favourite Jurassic friends. Kids can dig for dino bones, and discover fun facts about their favourite prehistoric animal. The bravest of little ones will want to have their picture taken with the the T-Rex.
6. Grandparents (and great grandparents) can get arty and grow old disgracefully
Godstone Farm is running a fun art competition for grandparents called Grow Old Disgracefully. It’s aimed at the over 90s who are encouraged to pick-up a paint brush, pencil or whatever comes to hand, and share their creative inspiration under the theme of “Happy Times”. The Farm’s founder Jackie Flaherty is behind the campaign, launching it because she felt there was a lack of interesting and stimulating activities available to the age group. Actress Judi Dench is also on board, and will be judging the competition. Get granny and grandad involved by clicking here.
Godstone Farm is open every day. Entry is via pre-booked tickets only. Click here for booking and information.