Fun on the farm!

Today Jake and I went to Highfields Happy Hens in Etwall Derbyshire for an afternoon out with some friends from one of our baby groups

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Happy Hens is a working farm that has a small petting zoo area and some indoor and outdoor play areas as well as a tea room. Its usually about £5 to get in but on Tuesdays in term time its only £2 and under two’s are free so it’s a nice cheap day out if you have a little one. It was quite a cold wet day so we were only walking around the farm for about 40 minutes or so. In the summer you could spend a lot longer playing outside and having a picnic etc.

If I’m honest I thought a lot of the equipment looked quite dated, but for such a cheap day out you can’t complain and the children wouldn’t notice or care. A good tip would be to take some wipes / hand wash with you as it is a farm and their are a lot of droppings etc on the ground even in the play areas, as they use hay on the floor.

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We had lunch in the small tea room on site. The food was lovely and fresh and really good value for money. There is also a farm shop where you can buy the produce the farm produces which is always something I like to do.

Jake seemed really interested in looking at the animals especially the sheep and cows and he seemed utterly confused when I plonked him down for a photo on a bale of hay!

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All in all it was a nice day out that cost next to nothing and definitely one to repeat in the summer.

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