London lifestyle & travels with kids and babies
Bocketts Farm Park treated us with a bucolic sunny Sunday last week-end. Set in Surrey beautiful countryside and a 50 minutes drive from Kensington, it makes a perfect day trip with tones of fresh air and therapeutical green spaces, friendly animals, October foliage, so much play for kids, a pumkin patch and even spooky decor! I still can not decide if the boys and their friends or my inner child loved it more, but we were all for sure the last to leave.
The giant slides, the trampolines, the young drivers’ zone were serious hits with our children and in balmy temperatures perfect for parents to hang around and catch up over tea. Also outside there are play trails, pedal go karts, jumping pillows, treehouse towers and the farm walks – children spent so much time running around from one to another!
We barely managed to convince them to stop for lunch – a picnic with friends also outdoors, nearby the treehouse towers and llamas. Delightful!
There’s also a tractor to be ridden, animal feeding sessions and more petting and interaction opportunities: llamas, goats, bunnies, chinchillas, alpacas, chicken, horses, ponnies and cute babies.
Half term October there’s even more to look forward to, Wizzards and Witches week is running from October 24th – November 1st: encounters with reptiles and creepy crawlies, science and slime shows with the wicked Einstein’s Entertainers as well as spooky fun trails!
We had a fun and spooky preview within the Pumpkin Village and could not help ourselves posing, playing and getting our own homegrown Bocketts Farm pumpkin out of which we all prepared delicious soups, roasted spicey seeds, pies and fun carvings!
In the brave new world of 2020, Bocketts farm are following government and industry guidelines and have implemented measures to operate safely. The visitor numbers are restricted and there are advance tickets sales only. Certain areas and activities may remain closed, visit their website for the latest info and events.
For more daytrips inspiration within 30 minutes drive from Kensington head here. For our picks and best children farms near London head here, back to the nature, simplicity and countryside are so much needed for the current tormented state of the world !
PS: Many thanks to Bocketts Farm for hosting us, as usual overexcitement, pics and impressions entirely ours!