A review of a day out at Fisher's Farm, Sussex

My son turned 2 at the beginning of September, and as a treat we decided to take him to Fisher’s Farm. I used to love going there as a kid (we’re talking 15+ years ago now!), and I’d heard about all the exciting little rides and soft play areas that had been added since.

Well, we weren’t disappointed! We started our day with a tractor ride (T has a slight tractor obsession) and were driven through the fields to see the cows, sheep and pigs. For a kid who loves farm animals, this was perfect – being that close to them out in the open, with just the railing of the trailer between us. We saw the calves running across the field together as they all made their way down to the rattle of a food bucket, and we had the sheep jumping up at the trailer and sticking their faces in. T was in his element. He wasn’t too impressed when we got sprayed with water at the end though!

We put some (free) bets on at the Fisher’s Farm bookies, where they were doing races for sheep and Shetland ponies. Luck wasn’t on our side though, and we walked away empty handed…although it was nice to see the winners being awarded little medals.

T loved the animals encounters barn, especially when he got to stroke a cow. They also had alpaca, donkeys, goats, pigs, rabbits and guinea pigs, and you could go into the little incubation room to see the eggs and a few little babies.

The best bit of the barn though (in my opinion – the best bit for T was the cow!) was the small animal handling session were we got to see and hold/stroke a giant snail, a chick, two little bunnies and a guinea pig.

There were so many different rides and play areas to explore, but we had mainly gone there for the animals. T did enjoy the jumping pillows though, as well as the wooden maze, Fisher’s Express train, and the new indoor wooden sensory play area.

All in all we had a fantastic day, but it was sad to see that since I had last been it had become less about the animals and more about the play. That seems to be the same with a lot of places now though, and I guess everywhere is competing to keep going. It’s definitely somewhere we would go again however, especially as he gets older and can make the most of more of the rides and play areas!

 

 

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A Day at Fisher’s Farm
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  • September 16, 2017 at 10:36 am
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    I’ve found that places are often all about the play, my eldest loves it but most of the time the littlest can’t use things! It looks like you had a fab day though! Thanks so much for sharing with #Blogstravaganza xx

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  • September 17, 2017 at 9:12 pm
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    We love going to Farm settings. Sounds like you had a lot of fun šŸ˜€

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    • September 19, 2017 at 10:50 am
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      Farms are great aren’t they! We had loads of fun thanks, can’t wait to go back again šŸ™‚

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  • September 18, 2017 at 4:31 pm
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    We went here years ago and had such a great place. The boys were young and loved it. Would love to go back. Looks like you guys had a great time. Great photos x #happydays

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    • September 19, 2017 at 10:51 am
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      Thank you! We love farm days out – Farmer Palmers is another one we recently discovered! They are both amazing days out šŸ™‚

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  • September 20, 2017 at 9:43 am
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    I love taking my little ones to the farm, always so much to do. Thank you for joining in #HappyDaysLinky – just to let you know last week was the last xx

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  • September 20, 2017 at 7:16 pm
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    This place looks amazing, I know my two would love it there. How amazing that he got to stroke a cow! I love taking my kids back to places I went as a kid and seeing it all again through their eyes x
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    • September 23, 2017 at 9:23 pm
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      He was ecstatic! Cows really are his favourite animal…although we’re not entirely sure why ha!

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  • September 22, 2017 at 2:43 pm
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    We have some places like this near to us too. I think they are great for the little ones. I love that they get to see so many animals and play as well, even if for some the balance isn’t quite right. It’s nice that you have that place close by anyway. #Blogstravaganza

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    • September 23, 2017 at 9:24 pm
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      We still thoroughly enjoyed it šŸ™‚ I think my slight disappointment just came from it having changed since my own childhood. Inevitable though really!

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