Days out! Bocketts Farm Park
For a family friendly day out, head to Bocketts Farm Park. Here are 10 things to know before you go.
1. It’s a working farm.
That means there are literally hundreds of animals to see, from cutesy cute fluffy chicks to goats and llamas, cows and horses. And if you’re lucky, you’ll also get to see baby animals like lambs, piglets, chicks and calves.
2. It’s on a big site, and there’s lots to see and do.
So get there early if you want to get around it all! As well as the animals, there are outdoor play areas (one that’s brilliant for small kids and one for older kids), and the indoor soft play barn with a four-lane astro slide and a baby zone. The indoor barn is timed entry. So while it’s nice if the sun is shining, there’s still plenty to do here if it’s wet. (And during the winter month it’s heated!) The farm is open 7 days a week from 10am to 5.30pm.
3. A bit of bounce
There are plenty of opportunities for bouncing with trampolines, which are suitable for all ages. There are also bouncing pillows – one for big kids and one for toddlers.
4. What’s for lunch?
The Old Barn Tea Rooms is open each day from 10am offering up hot and cold lunch options such as toasted sandwiches and paninis, mac cheese, jacket potatoes and sausages and chips, as well as picnic boxes, cakes and scones. There’s also the Cow Shed Coffee Shop, next to the indoor soft play, which offers up light lunches and kids’ picnic boxes, plus coffee and cake. There are plenty of picnic tables – both inside and out – so it’s also great if you want to pack your own picnic.
5. Feed the animals
There are plenty of opportunities to meet the animals all around the farm – in the Animal Discovery Barn, Little Hoppington Village, Stable Yard and on both Farm Walks outside. You can buy the feed on the way in, too if you want to feed the animals. And if you fancy petting the animals, that’s okay too. It’s at set times though, so don’t forget to check them. There is a small animal village – called Little Hoppington – which was really quiet. It was nice to have some chill out time in here looking at birds and bunnies. Adults must now wear a mask in Little Hoppington.
6. Tractor rides
The tractor rides come highly recommended. They run throughout the day taking you all over the farm. And as well as the great views, the staff have some great stories to tell about the farm. The cost is £1.50.
7. Pony rides
Kids can enjoy a short pony ride around a woodland track. Children must be over the age of three and under 12 years. The cost is £2.
8. Kitchen garden
Explore the kitchen garden to see the homegrown home grown herbs, fruits and vegetables, some of which are used in the Bocketts’ kitchens to make homemade jams and chutneys, soups and puddings. And if you’re lucky, you might also see the peacocks wandering around.
Parking is a doddle. There’s loads of it, and stewards direct you to your spot. Even getting from the carpark to the farm is easy, with walkways and clear signage.
You must book tickets in advance. Standard tickets are £14.50 for adults, £15.95 for kids aged 3-17 and £13.95 for 2 year olds. Under twos are free.
Bocketts Farm Park is at Young Street, Fetcham, Leatherhead, Surrey KT22 9BS