Hello all! As I mentioned in my what I wore post at the start of the week my boyfriend and I took a trip to a children’s farm for the afternoon.
We were meant to go on two occasions before this but the first time it was pouring with rain so we decided to stay in instead and the second time I had to go to work so it was cancelled.
Luckily though over the weekend we finally got to go and I can safely say it was worth the wait!
We went to a children’s farm called Hoar Park, Nuneaton and got there just after lunchtime, which seemed a good time to go as it was still quiet but busy enough that we weren’t the only ones walking around.
As well as the farm being there, there is also a cafe, children’s play area, art gallery, ice cream, cake and sweet shop, antique shop and many more little shops like these.
Before going into the farm we got ourselves some ice cream, my boyfriend decided to get chocolate and strawberry and I had coffee. The chocolate ice cream looked amazing and a part of me wishes I’d had a scoop of that as well, but I’ll save it until next time!
We had a look around a few of the shops and then decided it was time to go and see all the farm animals!
It only cost £2.50 each, which I thought was a great price for how many animals we got to see, plus you don’t get timed for how long you look around for, which I thought was even better! As well as that you could buy some food buckets for the birds, as well as the bigger animals (goats, pigs, deer) and these cost 50p each, so I bought one of each for my boyfriend. I would have had a go at feeding the animals too, but I’ve never been a huge fan of it myself, so I was happy enough taking photos and watching him feed the animals.
I have never in my life seen a black duck so when I saw one before we even paid to enter the farm, I was shouting, “It’s black! Why is it black?! I didn’t even know black ducks existed!” and I can honestly say I didn’t, but they’re now my favourite ducks! They’re more of a darkish brown-black with gorgeous feathers that turn from green, purple and blue shades in the right light, as you can see on my pictures. We also spotted some black ducklings, but they’re being saved until later in this post.
These three turkey’s were left to wander around amongst the visitors of the farm and I won’t lie, they freaked me out a tad. They seemed harmless enough and followed purely for food, but I like the scared child I am, I walked away from them as soon as I could and I was only brave enough to get close enough to them to take these three pictures.
Inside one of the chicken and duck pens they had a bird box for doves, which looks gorgeous and it was covered in doves and as we walked around the farm doves would be sat on different pens, every now and again flying away to go back to their bird box. I was lucky enough to get close enough to this dove to take a good picture of it. I really like this picture.
These were our favourite animals in the farm area, the little kids! Look how cute they are! Across from them were some adult goats, which of course were given our attention, but not as much as these little guys. They were adorable and kept running over to us for more food, as well as following us around their pen as we made our way to the other animals. We saw these last too before heading to some different animals (which we took most of our photographs of).
This is Marlon the pig and boy did he like being fed! If you held the food above his head and dropped it he would open his mouth and gobble up all the food you dropped into his mouth for him. My boyfriend had told me before we left to head to the farm about Marlon, but I didn’t quite believe it until I witnessed it for myself. Look at that happy face on the third picture, it’s as if he was saying thank you for the grub!
These two guys were next to Marlon, look there’s a ginger pig, like my boyfriend… He’s not a pig… Just ginger. 😉
This deer was really cute and with a shake of our food bucket it came wandering over for some treats. It was really friendly and docile which was really nice seeing as the kids and goats all fought each other for food.
This is the poor little black and white goat that kept being bullied by all the bigger goats. We tried to make sure he was fed the most as he deserved it, even if the ginger goat kept head-butting this poor little guy away. We liked this goat, he should have been with the kids!
This was another deer, who was double the size of the previous one. It also only had three legs and it seemed tired whenever it moved about. Nonetheless it was quiet and somewhat shy, but still very friendly. We stood by this deer for ages and fed it whilst we watched some commotion going on with the farms Jack Russell catching a rat next to Ramdalf.
We weren’t supposed to feed the donkey’s, but we ended up feeding one of them… But we noticed a family did exactly the same thing we did. The donkey’s were cute and like all the other farm animals, quiet and friendly when we approached them.
Next to the donkey’s pen was this wooden archway and I quickly took a picture of my boyfriend stood at the top of it. It’ll look beautiful when it grows a little more and has some leaves on it. Also, you know the turkey’s I mentioned earlier? The ones who were left to wander around with the visitors? One of the turkey’s sat next to one of the pens where fellow turkey’s were kept. This looked really sad, so I thought I would take a picture of it. Turkey’s need to stick together!
Then we moved onto the smaller animals… Which you will have to stay tuned for as otherwise this post will be way too long and so full of cute that it needs its very own post!
It’ll be on tomorrow, so stay tuned for that, it’ll be worth the wait!
Until tomorrow, take care and see you soon.