The sunshine has finally arrived this year and we took the opportunity to visit Fishers Farm. Most farms you can visit round here is a maximum of a few hours to a visit, tops, but not Fishers Farm! We headed over for opening at 10am and spent all day there, until 4pm. It’s obviously not the cheapest ticket price at £15.75 per person in the high season, but it really is a full day out. There is also an option to just buy a soft play ticket which doesn’t include any of the rest of the park.
The children were most excited about seeing the animals, it is called a farm after all, so as soon as we arrived we headed to the animal encounters barn, looked around all the animals and then it was time for the animal handling (at 11am).
The animal handling consists of a 10 minute talk about the different animals and then the children queue up and get to hold/stroke the four selected animals of the day. Today’s selection were a rabbit, guinea pig, baby chick and chinchilla. The kids were really amazed at how soft the chinchilla was, although they could hold him he was too quick.
Next we went outside to explore the funfair rides, there are small carrousel type rides for under 10’s (I think it was), they also have giant bouncy pillows and trampolines:
At this point it was time for the pony rides (12.30pm), which is additional cost of £1 per child. You need to head over there early for this as the queue can get quite long in the high season. The kids get a riding hat and go for a 5 minute walk around the school and pose for a photo.
If you want to save some money, you are more than welcome to bring your own picnic along, there is a covered barn for picnicking if the weather is iffy or there are loads of benches and green spaces around to sit an enjoy a good day. We decided to try the Saddle Room Restaurent, it is right next to the soft play areas (of which there are 3 for different aged children) which is convenient for entertaining the kids while you enjoy a sit down and rest and is well priced: children’s meals are under £5 and adult meals are between £6 and £9.
After lunch we went back outside to finish off the activities we didn’t have time for before lunch. We had a go on the bumper boats (£2 per boat) and the children sent ages playing on all the outdoor climbing frames and play areas.
The kids could have continued to play here for days! They absolutely loved it. I was impressed that there were benches and space for parents to sit and watch the kids everywhere. Although the park really is aimed at children, and I would recommend for those under 10 year old really, it wasn’t boring for the adults and there was enough around that older siblings would enjoy it too.
We had a lovely day and the kids are completely exhausted now, that in itself is worth paying for!
We have 2 free children’s tickets for fishers farm, West Sussex, to giveaway. Entry is open to uk residents only and you will have to find your own way there, tickets will be sent out to you by fishers farm directly. No cash alternative. To enter you will need to:
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- Like and comment on our giveaway post, sharing not required but encouraged…
- Answer this question: which part of fishers farm would your children most enjoy?!
Giveaway in no way sponsored or endorsed by Facebook. Winner will be selected, at random, from those who have completed all steps correctly. Giveaway closes at midnight, on the 22nd April 2017. Children must be accompanied by a full paying adult.
*note: my tickets were provided free for the purpose of a review, this did not affect my opinion and all words are my own.
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