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Docker Park Farm

This is the first time we've ever been to Docker Park Farm, loads of the other mums on the school run have been recommending it to us so we thought we'd take the kids and check it out, their Papee (my Dad) came with us.

It was a rainy day but that didn't stop the kids from having fun. We arrived with rain coats and wellies fully expecting to get soaked, but there was loads of stuff to do indoors so it wasn't really a problem for us at all!

First off the kids wanted to play on all the toy tractors and ride-on toys which are all over the place, it was a great way to burn off some of the excess energy before we started to have a look at the animals. It started to rain after a while so they abandoned their tractors and had a look round one of the large barns full of pigs and goats. Jack spotted a massive piggy poo in one of he pens and thought it was one of the most disgusting and coolest things he's ever seen! Typical 6 year old!

Next they found a play barn full of hay bails all laid out for the kids to play on. This was brilliant! Like a small maze with tunnels and different levels. There's even a tire swing! Jack, Tom & George all had a blast running, jumping, climbing and crawling through the bails, chucking straw about, playing hind-n-seek... they would have stayed there all day!

We coaxed them out once the rain had stopped and went to see some more animals. My lot loved the birds and made a point of saying hello to Christmas Dinner (turkeys... I haven't raised any vegetarians), then followed some free roaming chickens round to another play area, a lovely out doors one near some sheep. They had another really good play, Georgie made friends with a chicken when they could decide between them whether the little wooden hut was a wendy house or a chicken coop! I took a moment to sit on a bench and give Freddie a feed.

When the rain started again we wondered back to the farm yard to see what else there was to do in doors, The kids found another play barn, this time with a bouncy castle and climbing frame - and some picnic benches - so they had another charge about while we three adults and baby sat down for a chat and a coffee from the cafe. The coffee is VERY VERY nice by the way!

Next we went to see the petting zoo which is full of bunnies and guinea-pigs. Jack LOVES to cuddle rabbits and things and he got to have a great long cuddle of a huge rabbit which totally made his day. By now the rain was seriously pouring down and Tom & George were getting tired, so even though we had only been around half of the farm we decided to call it a day and pop into the cafe for a milkshake before leaving.

We really really loved it though, and we're going to comeback soon - on a fine day - and see the rest of the farm and the rest of the animals. It's definitely worth a second visit just to do that.... and I can see us being frequent return visitors so the boys can play in those play bars again and again and again!

How much is it?


Kids £6.50
Adults £2.00
Family Ticket £15.00

Where is it?

Docker Park Farm, Arkholme, Carnforth, Lancashire. LA6 1AR enquiries@dockerparkfarm.com

http://www.dockerparkfarm.co.uk/

It's worth checking their website before you go, they aren't open every day during term time but usually are during the school holidays.



Disclaimer: 

This is NOT an official review. We just went and had a great time and want to let people know so they can go too.




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