On Sunday we celebrated my daughter's birthday with a trip to Hatton Farm Village, the weather was still warm for the end of September...so guess who got to carry all the coats!!
Hatton is a great mix of farm animals, petting animals and things to do, there were even antique shops to keep Dad happy. We started with the guinea pigs, which were available to hold, then moved on to the llamas, pigs and sheep, then came the twisty slide, assault course and frisbee golf.
After that we panned for gold, finding tiny nuggets of 'gold' in the water. If you find ten pieces, you win a medal.
Then Daddy followed the map into the Maize maze and got everyone lost, it took two eight year olds to lead us back to civilisation.
There is lots to do to fill a great day, including fair rides, sheepdog trials, falconry and my own personal fave- the tractor ride. A tractor pulls a converted silage tank around the field, through the brook, down into the spinney and back again, with a recorded voice pointing out all the landmarks and introducing the scarecrows to the kids.
Check out the pic of me riding the white swans...