A few miles from where I live is the North Devon Farm Park. It is not the best tourist attraction I have ever been to, but because you can feed the animals and touch them and get close to them, I thought it would be great to take Burton there.
I have paid for a years membership so now all my visits are free and a bag of food costs just 50p so I feel it is a couple of hours well spent for not a lot of money. As Burton gets bigger our visits may get longer as he will be able to use the adventure playground outside, which unfortunately does not have baby swings. However, there is an indoor soft play area complete with a ball pit, so that amuses him for a while.
Let me introduce you to some of the animals we met:
3 little pigs - not sure of the breed (something I feel the park needs are signs telling you what animals you are looking at!) but they have wiry hair and are quite friendly.
This is Harriet the goat. She lost her kid last winter in the snow so she has adopted that sheep (since it was a lamb) in the same pen. Children who visit the park can have a go at milking her in the morning - something which I know Burton would love to do but he is too small to squeeze it out of her!
Then we saw some baa baa black and white sheep with little lambs - aaaaaah!
Burton enjoyed watching these and kept saying aaaaah to them!
He got quite excited!
However, he wanted to eat their food pellets and was most put out when I said "no"
There are a couple of lamas here too and one of them looks like it has an afro hairstyle lol
The Billy goat gruffs were quite rough and boisterous
There are more livestock than this but this gives you an idea.
The park has recently been taken over by new owners, so I am hoping that it will offer a bit more going forward, because if I had to pay £7.50 each visit I probably would not go that often.
But all in all it was a good way to pass a couple of hours!