We spent a day over the weekend at Abbotsbury Children’s Farm and its one I’m super excited to share with you all.
I’m all for travelling slightly further to enjoy attractions that aren’t as well known for a few reasons but mostly because I find they are often better than the over populated ones. The age Amelia is at she is impatient and rushes around places a million miles an hour so I much prefer somewhere that isn’t as busy and means Amelia gets to enjoy the day as much as possible.
We chose to go to Abbotsbury farm which is about an hour from us and is very close to Abbotsbury Tropical Gardens and Abbotsbury Swannery which you can get a joint ticket for but we just enjoyed the farm on this trip. The farm is located in such a beautiful spot set amongst the ruins of St Peter’s Monastery at Abbotsbury in the 1040’s and the Tithe Barn that still stands today (full of soft play) was built in 1390’s. There is also a stunning lake that helps give Abbotsbury Farm the extra Dorset countryside feel.
All of the photos were taken on my iPhone as I wanted to enjoy the day and not be faffing with my camera!
The farm itself has ponies, goats, alpacas, donkeys, pigs, bunnies, guinea-pigs, lambs, ducks, chickens and horses! We were able to watch duck racing, lamb racing and feed the lambs. Amelia almost rode a pony but changed her mind last minute. She was able to hold guinea-pigs and feed them and feed the goats too. I love that the farm wasn’t too busy so Amelia was able to get a turn doing everything multiple times and enjoy the space the farm has to offer.
I think Amelia’s favourites were the ducks, she loved watching them run whilst they were racing and spent lots of her time with her hands behind her back pretending to be a duck quacking around the farm- I love her crazy personality!
There was lots of activities going on throughout the day to keep everyone busy and the farm had a very friendly and welcoming feel to it.
There is a lovely cafe on site that serves local Dorset produce all freshly cooked on site where we enjoyed a quick lunch stop before heading to the soft play area.
The play area inside the barn has a bouncy castle, soft play for children and a baby/toddler area and lots of other toys dotted around the barn. Amelia loved going down the bouncy castle slide and had a lot of fun building with these giant foam bricks! Having the play area means you can make a day out of somewhere like this and gives it that extra to help wear Amelia out!
As well as this large inside play area there are also bits dotted about the outside of the farm. With motorised boats to steer at the lake, a large sand play area, tractor ride on toys and an outside play area it gives even more for children to do in amongst seeing animals.
We had such a fun day, Amelia loves going to farms to see all the animals she really gets so much out of days like this and I love watching her enjoy herself.
I would definitely recommend a day at Abbotsbury Children’s Farm.
Thanks for reading!xx