Fun at Bocketts Farm

February 3, 2014

Bocketts Farm is a working farm located in the Surrey countryside. It’s a wonderful place to visit as there’s a mix of large and small animals – not to mention a range of play areas. Peppa Pig came too albeit in hairslide form!

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After filling our bellies, we headed over the to the Big Animal Barn. There we saw Zebedee the zebu, sheep, lambs, cows, a large pig, a donkey and several excitable goats. POD wanted to feed the animals but decided it was far more entertaining to watch Mummy being slobbered on.

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After much hilarity in the Big Animal Barn, POD befriended nearby ducks and geese. These two even formed a heart shape for us!

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Next were the racing pigs and a few bearded goats before meeting horses, ponies and donkeys. POD wanted to know all their names!

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She then enjoyed climbing, sliding and making tea in one of the outdoor play areas before testing her tractor skills. She would have been on a digger too if someone hadn’t beaten her to it!

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POD missed two giant astroslides in the new heated playbarn as she sped past but found more tractors to drive, trampolines to bounce across and cows to milk. Not to mention a whole host of ride-ons!

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Inside Little Hoppington, POD saw a variety of small fluffy animals before handling a guinea pig, a rabbit and a chicken! Definitely the highlight of our visit – just look at that happy face!

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We’re linking this post up with #whatsthestory here on PODcast – this week’s Linky is here if you’d like to join in.


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  • Afra Willmore February 3, 2014 at 7:19 am

    Sounds like a great day out. Lots of lovely pictures too. popping over from #whatsthestory

    • Charly Dove February 3, 2014 at 2:03 pm

      Thank you Afra, was great fun 🙂

  • Jocelyn February 3, 2014 at 7:58 am

    Look at her happy face with that rabbit! Looks lovely there and very nice of those geese to make a heart shape for you 🙂

    • Charly Dove February 3, 2014 at 2:05 pm

      She absolutely loved stroking that big fluffy rabbit! Fabulous farm, loved it there 🙂

  • mellissa williams February 3, 2014 at 8:37 am

    What a fabulous day out and I love your pictures. Your daughter looks like she loved it 🙂

    • Charly Dove February 3, 2014 at 10:12 pm

      Thank you Melissa – she had such a good time 🙂

  • Vaichin @Rambling Through Parenthood February 3, 2014 at 8:42 am

    Looks like Pod really had a wonderful day out. Farms and animals are always fun, no matter what your age. Great hairslide btw:) x

    • Charly Dove February 3, 2014 at 2:05 pm

      She had a fabulous time there, amazed she sped past the new slides there! Such a good combination of animals and play there too 🙂

  • Luci - mother.wife.me February 3, 2014 at 9:57 am

    Ooh going to add this to my list of places to visit when we stay with my parents – that Shetland Pony, awww! #WhatsTheStory

    • Charly Dove February 3, 2014 at 10:14 pm

      You so should Luci, it’s great there – so many play areas too, especially outdoors 🙂

  • sarahhillwheeler February 3, 2014 at 10:24 am

    Lambs already! And I just love that bunny (I fear it would be hard to resist trying to take one home!).

    • Charly Dove February 3, 2014 at 10:18 pm

      I know it does seem so early doesn’t it – although Spring seems early too! They were so lovely 🙂

  • suzanne3childrenandit February 3, 2014 at 11:13 am

    Bockets Farm was always one of our very favourite places when my kiddies were small – so friendly and easy to get around. Do they still have the ‘epic’ trampolines?

    • Charly Dove February 3, 2014 at 10:15 pm

      They do still have epic trampolines – big ones! Sounds like you want to go on one yourself 🙂

  • Jen aka The Mad House February 3, 2014 at 11:14 am

    My FIL is a dairy farmer, so we just tend not to go places like this, but I do love lambs!

    • Charly Dove February 3, 2014 at 10:18 pm

      How exciting, must be great having a real life farmer in the family 🙂

  • Pinkoddy February 3, 2014 at 11:21 am

    What a great day. Loving how you captured a heart shape with the ducks.

    • Charly Dove February 3, 2014 at 10:19 pm

      Thank you very much – was lovely there 🙂

  • Lou's Lake Views February 3, 2014 at 11:58 am

    Gorgeous photos Charly, POD looks like she loved every minute, what a fab place!

    • Charly Dove February 3, 2014 at 10:19 pm

      POD had a lovely time thank you – once she’d got over the fear of the horses! She was fine after that though 🙂

  • anna m February 3, 2014 at 12:23 pm

    looks like great fun! that last pic is so cute

    • Charly Dove February 3, 2014 at 10:20 pm

      Thank you Anna 🙂

  • Jenny February 3, 2014 at 12:49 pm

    These are amazing pictures. I love kids and animals in photos. They are so interested in each other. Great post!!!

    • Charly Dove February 3, 2014 at 2:49 pm

      Thank you Jenny, they’re just brilliant together aren’t they 🙂

  • Kate Williams February 3, 2014 at 1:09 pm

    Oh that looks gorgeous! Our local farm doesn’t enforce another two months yet due to the cold weather and I’m itching to take the kids back there!

    • Charly Dove February 3, 2014 at 10:20 pm

      It will be so better in that case when you arrive won’t it. They’re just such good fun Kate 🙂

  • Louise February 3, 2014 at 2:00 pm

    My boys would want to bring the rabbit home!

    • Charly Dove February 3, 2014 at 2:50 pm

      Hehe POD did ask if she could have it 🙂

  • Jeannette @autismmumma February 3, 2014 at 2:19 pm

    What fantastic pictures Charly, it looks a great place to visit and the hair slide was very appropriate 🙂

    • Charly Dove February 3, 2014 at 2:49 pm

      It really was wasn’t it Jeannette! Thank you 🙂

  • Michelle February 3, 2014 at 4:41 pm

    Aww, a visit to the farm is always a lot of fun!

    • Charly Dove February 3, 2014 at 10:13 pm

      It really is Michelle – such good fun 🙂

  • Wicked World of Lucas February 3, 2014 at 6:15 pm

    Fab post and am always in awe of your photos. My gorgeous OH brought me a grownup camera this weekend which I collect next weekend – am sooo excited at being able to (hopefully) take some really good photos #whatsthestory

    • Charly Dove February 3, 2014 at 10:21 pm

      You’re too kind Cathie! How exciting you have a new camera coming, that is very exciting indeed 🙂

  • Agata Pokutycka February 3, 2014 at 6:15 pm

    What a lovely day out!
    And so many farm animals to meet…

    • Charly Dove February 3, 2014 at 10:13 pm

      It was great – thank you 🙂

  • Mary @over40andamumtoone February 3, 2014 at 7:01 pm

    Nothing like a visit to the farm with little ones

    • Charly Dove February 3, 2014 at 10:21 pm

      So much fun Mary 🙂

  • Mummy of Two February 3, 2014 at 7:26 pm

    What gorgeous photos. Those lambs are just adorable (as is POD!)

    • Charly Dove February 3, 2014 at 10:14 pm

      Thank you 🙂

  • Jenny February 3, 2014 at 7:43 pm

    Looks like a great day out!

    • Charly Dove February 3, 2014 at 10:22 pm

      Was great Jenny 🙂

  • Louisa February 3, 2014 at 8:24 pm

    It looks likes lovely day out. A really wonderful way to spend some time in the great outdoors, and getting to stroke some cute animals is a huge bonus!

    • Charly Dove February 3, 2014 at 10:23 pm

      Thank you Louisa – POD had the best time 🙂

  • LauraCYMFT February 3, 2014 at 8:25 pm

    This sounds like the perfect day out for my 2. Look at the fluffy bunny! How cute!

    • Charly Dove February 3, 2014 at 10:24 pm

      They’d so love it – so much to do there. Can’t wait until Spring time we’ll be able to have a picnic too 🙂

  • The Egyptian Mummy February 3, 2014 at 9:12 pm

    Lovely photos. I can’t wait to take the Mini Grumpy Egyptian to the zoo when she gets a little older 🙂

    • Charly Dove February 3, 2014 at 10:24 pm

      The zoo would be so much fun. We’ve not taken POD to the zoo yet, hope to in the Summer 🙂

  • Mrs. Chasing the Donkey February 3, 2014 at 10:35 pm

    What a fab day out and about. i am having trouble deciding who was the cutest in the photos… they all look so damn adorable.

    • Charly Dove February 3, 2014 at 10:48 pm

      Thank you – the donkeys, the lambs and the rabbits were rather fabulous 🙂

  • Vicky February 3, 2014 at 10:36 pm

    Wow – what a great day put out! It’s been far to long since me and the kids have gone to a working farm – I find them fascinating 🙂

    • Charly Dove February 3, 2014 at 10:49 pm

      Thank you Vicky, was good fun. So much to see and do too 🙂

  • Helen @ Peakle Pie February 4, 2014 at 1:14 am

    Looks like you had a great time down at the farm. 🙂

    • Charly Dove February 4, 2014 at 1:27 pm

      Fabulous time thank you Helen 🙂

  • Sara (@mumturnedmom) February 4, 2014 at 1:18 am

    Gorgeous photos, looks like POD had a super time xx

    • Charly Dove February 4, 2014 at 1:28 pm

      She really did – thank you Sara 🙂

  • Sarah Bailey February 4, 2014 at 1:22 am

    What a lovely little farm – I have to admit we have one here and to this day I sometimes pop down with the other half or a friend – I’m a total animal lover. x

    • Charly Dove February 4, 2014 at 1:29 pm

      How lovely you still pop down to the farm, they’re good fun aren’t they 🙂

  • Kara February 4, 2014 at 9:02 am

    I love taking Eliza to the farm. The racing pigs are her favourite too!

    • Charly Dove February 4, 2014 at 1:29 pm

      Brilliant, the racing pigs are excellent!

  • Charlotte February 4, 2014 at 10:38 am

    I used to go there loads as a kid, absolutely loved it! Still have yet to take the boys. Lovely pictures 🙂 x

    • Charly Dove February 4, 2014 at 1:30 pm

      You really must at some point Charlotte – so much to do there. Large outdoor play area but one indoors if it rains. Plus the animals of course!

  • Kate @ Family Fever February 4, 2014 at 8:46 pm

    Looks like a lovely place to be – the photo of your little one ‘driving’ is just stunning. #whatsthestory

    • Charly Dove February 7, 2014 at 11:57 pm

      Aww thank you Kate 🙂

  • Funky Wellies February 5, 2014 at 12:38 pm

    What a fantastic time! My girls used to love this type of day out too… 🙂 xx

    • Charly Dove February 7, 2014 at 11:57 pm

      Such great fun, POD loved it 🙂

  • Kel February 7, 2014 at 9:08 pm

    Sounds like a lovely place to visit and your photos are gorgeous!

    • Charly Dove February 7, 2014 at 11:57 pm

      Thank you so much Kel – it’s good fun there 🙂

  • older mum in a muddle February 8, 2014 at 8:50 pm

    This is too much….. these photos are gorgeous, love the sheep, the heart shaped geese, and I so badly want to squeeze PODS cheeks. X

  • Emily @amummytoo February 9, 2014 at 1:52 pm

    Looks great! We love farm trips. The photos are super cute.

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