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