Travelling with a baby
September is a great month for going round English glorious countryside and Odds Farm made a delightful dayout for our kids and us.
The weather was fabulous when we visited, so we spent most of our time outdoors, exploring the vast grounds, riding the tractor, running around and just greeting pigs, sheep, donkeys, goats and so on.
The minigolf was a hit for myself and our 4 years old, bringing me dear childhood memories and frustrating my eldest about his lack of direction. Practice is key, so will be back older and hopefully wiser and more skilled.
The fortress playground was a blast for both 4 years old and toddler; so we chose to have a picnic and bubbles at the tables just in front.
Our toddler had a crush on the Jacob seeps and kept on going back to feed and cuddle them. Regardless of sharp long horns, E just decided they were the cutest and giggled his head off when they licked him. Parents (slightly nervous at the beginning) concluded eventually is relatively fine and definitely reciprocated.
For sunny days there’s a beautiful sand and water playarea with cute sunchairs – great to sit back and just watch the little people discovering tools, diggers and getting very engaged.
But Odds Farm makes a beautiful dayout with kids even on rainy days – there are tones of softplay inside, for various ages and physical abilities. On that occasion we only spent about 15 minutes to the disappointment of my 4 years old.
The bunnies, chicken, goats and sheep are next door and inside and there’s lots of educational sessions for City boys like ours about milking, feeding, cuddling.
Odds Farm September and October weekends are fun packed and so inviting, fingers crossed for sunny balmy days!
PS: Our day out was an Odds Farm treat; as usual pics and stories our own. For more ideas on countryside daysout and more farms within 1 hour drive, check this post.