Family fun at Bocketts Farm

May 12, 2014

Bocketts Farm is a working family farm set in the Surrey countryside. With a combination of animal and play areas, indoors and out, it’s always a fun day.

Last time we visited POD was a little wary of the animals in the stables at first. On this occasion she wanted to know what each horse was called, what it was doing and what it ate. There were goats nearby and whilst they were a bit to lively for her, we were optimistic this was the day she’d feed animals herself.

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In the Big Animal Barn, POD climbed onto a step as she had on our last visit to see a sow and her piglets. Much to her excitement also in the Big Animal Barn were sheep, lambs, alpacas, goats, a kid and cows.

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Having seen Daddy and other children feed the animals, POD decided she’d like to have a go too. With animal feed in an outstretched palm, she watched in amazement as a sheep licked it off her hand.

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We thought once she’d done it they’d be no stopping her and we were right!

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Before long she was more than happy to be surrounded by animals.

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Outside there were slides to go down,

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brilliant new play areas to explore

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and swings to test.

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There was just time to bounce on the inflatable jumping pillows

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before heading to Little Hoppington. There POD stroked a rabbit, a guinea pig, a chicken and a goat.

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After lunch there was fun to be had milking cows, driving tractors and jumping on a trampoline. POD spotted the indoor soft play area too!

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We missed seeing the racing pigs in action on this occasion. They were enjoying a doze when we passed them.

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POD was excited at the prospect of seeing more goats

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and Mummy wanted to have a look at the deer.

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Back at the Big Animal Barn, we said hello to all the animals we’d already met.

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POD was lucky enough to hold a two day old lamb

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and Daddy couldn’t resist either.

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This day will be remembered for POD loving the animals and this one keeping a close eye on Mummy!

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Linking up with #whatsthestory here on PODcast and #CountryKids at Coombe Mill.

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  • Kriss MacDonald May 12, 2014 at 6:23 am

    What a wonderful place to visit to interact with farm animals. As I read the post I kept thinking that’s my favourite photo and then I’d see the next so in the end all I can say is loved them all.

  • Mummy Says May 12, 2014 at 6:44 am

    It looks like an amazing day out. The photo with the lamb is just beautiful, it’s something she will always remember I’m sure. We are looking for a good farm trip to do and this could be worth us making the drive for, it looks so lovely. Beautiful photos as always too xx

  • Coombemill May 12, 2014 at 7:31 am

    You know my own children must have been Pod’s age when I last went to Bocketts Farm. It was always a lovely day out and it looks like it still is.

  • Iona@redpeffer May 12, 2014 at 7:43 am

    I love that final image! We have a farm like this near us, great places aren’t they.

  • The Reading Residence May 12, 2014 at 7:59 am

    Looks like you had loads of fun, and so lovely that POD got into feeding and cuddling the animals, too. My two love going to the farm 🙂

  • YouBabyMeMummy May 12, 2014 at 9:07 am

    Ah such lovely pictures. This looks like a great day out, we would enjoy this too. Well POD for feeding the animals, bless her. Those inflatable pillows look fab! xx

  • Rosie @Eco-Gites of Lenault May 12, 2014 at 9:25 am

    How nice to see such a lot of interaction with the animals and to see POD’s confidence blossom. Looks like a very well run farm.

  • shahnaz May 12, 2014 at 9:39 am

    Looks like you had a great day x I love the pictures amazing x

  • Dean May 12, 2014 at 10:56 am

    Wish we had something like that nearby! Would so love to visit a farm too 🙂 #WhatsTheStory.

  • Honest Mum May 12, 2014 at 12:25 pm

    Oh wow utterly beautiful pictures as always and what a fun day you all had, nothing like a day at the farm, we have one opposite our new house and can feed the ponies from outside our front garden-utter bliss!

  • Actually Mummy... May 12, 2014 at 12:31 pm

    POD with the 2 goats is just gorgeous. Looks like so much fun there!

  • suzanne3childrenandit May 12, 2014 at 12:31 pm

    POD looks like she had an amazing day! I love the pics of the piglets especially and of course the one of her feeding the goats – so cute 🙂

  • Merlinda Little (@pixiedusk) May 12, 2014 at 1:11 pm

    A fun place! So many animals so little time =)

  • Jenny May 12, 2014 at 1:43 pm

    Ahh Charly what a fantastic adventure you all went on. Pod looks in her element for sure. All the amazing cute little animals too. I am dying to take my kids to an animal farm. Just haven’t had the chance. Sounds like you all had a great time. What lovely post. I love all the photos so cute. Spring is here with all the little lambs adorable.

  • Caroline (Becoming a SAHM) May 12, 2014 at 2:26 pm

    Ah gorgeous shots of your girl and what looks like a fab day out! She was so brave feeding the animals and holding the lamb! So cute! Xx

  • Tarana May 12, 2014 at 3:10 pm

    What lovely photos! I think she’s at the right age where she can enjoy being around animals, so it must have been a lot of fun 🙂

  • Sophie Lovett May 12, 2014 at 3:54 pm

    Looks like a fantastic place! Lots of brilliant photos, but I think the one of Pod holding the lamb is my favourite. Such wonder in her eyes! x

  • Sara (@mumturnedmom) May 12, 2014 at 5:41 pm

    What wonderful photos of POD with each of the animals, I’m glad she was comfortable with them this time, it’s so wonderful to watch isn’t it?

    • Sara (@mumturnedmom) May 17, 2014 at 3:05 am

      Just popping back from #CountryKids and I didn’t comment on the multi coloured pigs the last time, love them!

  • Karen Bell May 12, 2014 at 7:26 pm

    That looks like a lovely fun place to get close and enjoy the animals. Lovely photos.

  • Funky Wellies May 12, 2014 at 7:55 pm

    Your post takes me back, both my girls used to have a cardigan similar to your daughter’s…
    Another great day out, especially love the photos where your hubby and POD are holding a lamb. xx

  • mama syder May 12, 2014 at 8:24 pm

    Looks fabulous! Gorgeous photos xxx

  • Sam @ And then the fun began... May 12, 2014 at 11:37 pm

    So much to do at Bocketts Charly, I love it! We did catch the pig racing when we were there and its always fun to have a little favourite to cheer on! Haven’t been there for a couple of years though, time for a revisit methinks…

  • Notmyyearoff May 13, 2014 at 3:11 pm

    This makes me want to go to the farm this weekend. We have a really lovely family farm and the lambs are always so cute. Love your pics!!

  • Kel May 13, 2014 at 9:40 pm

    What a brilliant day filed with fun, lots to see! I love the final photo, watching over all!

  • Leanne May 14, 2014 at 6:14 am

    Wow this looks like a great day out!!! Beautiful photos 🙂 x

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  • Super Busy Mum {Debs} May 14, 2014 at 7:18 pm

    The eyes of goats, actually scare me. They are just so…WEIRD! haha. Excellent photos hun {as always} looks like everyone had a fab day at the farm!! x

  • WallyMummy May 15, 2014 at 2:30 pm

    Wow her hair is getting so long! Always a sucker for cute kid pictures with a lamb :)) lol x

  • older mum in a muddle May 15, 2014 at 4:18 pm

    Oh bless her holding that lamb – how gorgeous…. loved that she mustered the confidence to feed the animals herself, and love the pictures of the pigs. X

  • Jo @ 3 Kids and a Gluestick May 17, 2014 at 12:44 am

    Oh I love Bocketts Farm! The jumping pillows are great aren’t they! I struggle to get my kids off them! Looks like you all had a wonderful day 🙂

  • Cheryl May 17, 2014 at 1:02 am

    What a great day to capture in photos.It’s easy to forget how big and daunting the farm animals must feel close up, when you are little. I’m glad she overcame her reservation and fed the animals. Fab photos, as ever! #CountryKids

  • Jen May 17, 2014 at 6:16 am

    Very nice that your girl gets to spend time with animals! She’ll learn to be with nature, take care of it and preserve it 😉

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