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Autumn fun at the farm

For a fab day out that's guaranteed to keep pre-schoolers entertained all day - and exhausted by the end of it - head to Godstone Farm.

More than just a farm, Godstone Farm is a brilliant day out for families, with plenty to keep kids of all ages entertained. It’s an especially great place to spend a day with toddlers. Muddy commercial manager, Becky, took her two and they loved it.

So, here’s our guide to the top 10 things do to at Godstone Farm that’s guaranteed to spark the imagination of every pre-schooler.

Animal holding

Located next to the Main Barn, the animal holding pen is the perfect place to get up close and personal with all those cutesy cute animals like rabbits, guinea pigs and chickens. It’s also where you’ll find the farm’s chinchilla, degu, terrapins, tortoises and other small animals.

 

Tractor ride

Who doesn’t like a tractor ride? Hop on board the tractor for a tour of the farm – and don’t forget to wave to all the other farm visitors. The cost is £1.20 per person, with under 2s going free. It leaves from outside the Playbarn, and tickets are available from the window by the entrance to the Playbarn or at the Playbarn cafe on quiet days.

 

Feed the pigs

The pigs need feeding twice a day, and who better to help the farmers than your little ones. Feeding times are at 12.15pm and 3.15pm – meet opposite the entrance to the playbarn where the farmer will give you some porky facts and lead the feed.

Get sandy

A day at Godstone Farm isn’t complete without a session in the sandpit. There are three sandpits on the farm, but we love the one by the tearoom because it means that while the kids are building sand castles we can tuck into a coffee and cake. There’s also an undercover section. There’s also a sandpit at the bottom of the Adventure Playground, and one at the top of the playground – so take your pick.

 

Feed the goats

Food for the goats is available in the gift shop, so grab a bag and head to their field – it’s right by the entrance so you can’t miss it. The llamas are right next door, so say hi to them while you’re there.

 

Slippery slide

The big play barn is guaranteed to wear out little legs, but they’ll have the most fun on the giant three-lane slippery slide. There’s also a climbing frame with tunnels for kids to crawl around in. And while the kids are having fun, you can refuel with a tea or coffee and cake.

 

Role play

Wiglet’s Play Village is a new, indoor adventure area where children can pretend to be a vet, work on a construction site or serve in a cafe. There’s also a baby play area and a ball play zone.

 

Digging for bones on the Dinosaur Trail

Follow the signposts on the Dino Trail and check out the dinosaurs at Godstone Farm. 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.

Feed the ducks

After you’ve finished with the dinos, head to the ducks – their pond is at the end of the dino trail. There’s duck food dispenser by the pond where you can buy food – it’s 20 pence for a handful.

 

Have ice-creams on the top field

Round of your day with an ice cream in the top field. Make mine chocolate!

 

Godstone Farm, Tilburstow Hill Road, Godstone, Surrey, RH9 8LX
godstonefarm.co.uk

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