A magical day out not far from Junction 9 on the M25. Being half term we decided to visit Hobbledown Farm for the day. We arrived at 9.30 and before we knew it, it was nearly closing time. Hobbledown Farm isn’t just a farm, it is a fantastic place to keep the little ones amused for a long time and adults too.
We started by looking at the chickens, guinea pigs and rabbits. It has been very well thought out as within the stable walls there are low down viewing windows for the children so we didn’t have to constantly lift them up and down so that they could see the animals. The animals all seemed very happy and even the guinea pigs looked quite pleased to see us.
We had a walk around and came across some interesting animals. The meerkats were by far our children’s favourite. As the children love touching the animals, we were so pleased to see the petting area where we spent a lot of time stroking the rabbits, guinea pigs and a rat! There are a lot of different unusual objects around the farm which are great to look at, it’s not every day you come across a Wicker Dragon! There is a real mystical twist there too, but I will let you go and explore for yourselves.
A huge sand play area was a real hit, there are tunnels, climbing areas and lots of buckets for the children to fill up and empty over and over again. At lunch time we went into the café area and had a delicious vegetarian wrap, we found the food to be reasonably priced and fresh. I really liked the fact that there was a large amount of tap water ready prepared in jugs which you could just help yourself to, these small touches really make your day out easy.
The Hobblings Play Barn is fantastic, this is probably the best indoor play area I have been in. It is fantastic and again, well thought out. This area is an ideal place to let the little ones let off steam on a rainy day. There is so much more at Hobbledown that we unfortunately did not have time to see, we will definitely go back to explore the Maze, jumping pillows and much much more.
For more information visit www.hobbledown.com