On Easter Sunday, we took a drive over to Burton-on-Trent to visit the National Forest Adventure Farm. We’ve been to the farm on a number of occasions over the last couple of years and have always enjoyed it. There’s always lots to see and do so we were excited to visit over the Easter break and find out all about their Easter Eggstravaganza activities.
The first thing we wanted to do at the farm was to hop on to the Easter Eggspress Tractor and Trailer Ride and go on a trail to find the Easter Bunny. The ride takes about ten minutes and takes you from the main farm to a wooded area where we were met by staff who introduced us to the Woodland Walk Animal trail and gave us a sheet to stamp along the trail.
Along the trail, some of the Easter Bunny’s friends are there to greet you and they’re full of character and fun. Olly really enjoyed meeting Squirrel and the Crafty Fox who asked him to share his silly fox face!
After navigating the trail and collecting all the stamps on our trail sheet we arrived at the Easter Bunny’s house who kindly gave us a chocolate bar each as a little treat.
After meeting the Easter Bunny, we hopped back on the Easter Eggspress and went back to the farm for the lamb feeding in the animal barn. When you arrive at the farm, you are given a map of the farm and details of when feeding and petting times are so we made our way to meet the hungry lambs.
Olly got the chance to feed a very adorable little lamb and he loved it. He sat on the hay and as directed by the farm staff, he fed a bottle of milk to the hungry lamb.
Feeding times are every hour and all the children got the chance to feed a lamb. They also got the chance to touch the lambs and give them a gently stroke and feel their woolly fur which makes it a brilliant hands on experience for little ones. Olly really loved it.
After washing our hands, we headed outside to explore the farm and hunt out all the letters in the Easter Egg hunt. There are lots dotted around the farm each with a clue to the next letter. We found all the eggs with the letters on and Olly was able to exchange the word for a bag of sweets in the shop on the way out.
Not only are there farm animals to meet, there’s also a great play field full of activities to enjoy; a bouncy pillow, football, crazy golf, a couple of sandpits to dig in, JCB tractors to ride on and beans to plant.
If the weather gets a bit wet, you can head inside and there’s a huge soft play area with slides and ball pits for the kids to enjoy. There’s a cafe with hot and cold refreshments as well as the most delicious looking cake on offer. How I didn’t sample any is beyond me!
Olly was brave and headed off up the stairs to the slides and then discovered it was actually a little bit scary for a three year old and I had to climb up and rescue him. I enjoyed the slide back down though, even if Olly didn’t. We had some lunch whilst it was raining outside and then headed back outside for more fun.
If you’re looking for somewhere to take the kids this Easter, the National Forest Adventure Farm is a brilliant day out. Take a picnic, put your wellies on and wrap up warm as there’s so much to do, you’ll have a great day out.
You can buy tickets for the Easter Eggstravaganza on until 10th April 2016 at the National Adventure Farm here and get 10% off the ticket price.
Disclosure: We were given free entry into the farm in exchange for this review. All words and images are my own.