For a day out during this week’s mid-term break we used vouchers, Titus and I earned from taking his class to Cannon Hall Farm, to take Cora and Ryan to a nearby farm. It turned out to be a pleasantly mild and partly sunny day, which was a blessing since we spent most of our time outside. The farm was heaving with visitors on mid-term break, but it is large enough we were all able to enjoy.
When Titus and I went with his class, it turns out we didn’t get to see half of the farm! Therefore, we were pleasantly surprised to take a complementary tractor ride tour!
Upon arrival, Cora and Titus ran straight to the outside play area which has tall slides. Ryan and I watched the ferret races and we all ventured over to the sheep races soon after placing our complementary bets!
Cora and Titus even saw several school friends at the farm on this day! There were so many play areas that the kids spent half their time using the zip wire, climbing the ropes challenge course,
sliding down many outdoor slides, and climbing through a tunnel maze!
We ate a later lunch, so as to avoid the cafe crowds, where the kids were chuffed to bits to play in the huge indoor play area whilst Ryan and I remained at our table for grown-up talk. 😉
Titus and I showed Cora and Ryan around the various barns laden with pregnant sheep (some were even born whilst we were there!), cows, goats, and piglets just born the day before! The kids enjoyed petting and feeding the animals. Ryan thought the Hungarian pigs looked a bit like sheep and we all enjoyed petting the 18 hand Shire horse (soon to foal in June)!
There was a large farm shop to explore and we just felt compelled to try their fanciful ice cream! All this ended up taking us the entire day! Unfortunately we were driving back in 5:00 traffic, but Titus enjoyed a brief nap whilst Cora read here school book and Ryan and I chatted. Sufficiently exhausted, we treated the kids to tea at Morrison’s since we had to stop for a few groceries anyway. This allowed Ryan and I our own date night celebration at home, after the kids were in bed, complete with a curry take-away and Bollywood! We are very grateful for this day!