I last visited the farm with my son when he was about 2 years old so knew what to expect. Fast forward to today and we visited with my son now 5 and his 18 month old sister. Armed with wellies, coats and a picnic, we booked online the day before (saving a few quid compared to paying on the door) and due to this we're given 3 bags of complementary animal food which was a nice surprise. The lads on the pay desk were very friendly and informative, nothing was a problem for them. We were given a map and off we went. The kids wanted to feed the ducks and geese first, before heading I to the silver barn. This began with the chicks, from egg to a few months old, there were also rabbits, birds, chipmunks and then the goats, pigs and llamas. The children loved it here and enjoyed feeding the goats and cooing and ahhing at everything they did. From here was the play barn, with a fake grass 'hill' and sledges for the children to let off some steam. I even had to take my youngest on it which she loved. There was also a substantial soft play zone with a smaller one for under 3's. Face painting and pottery painting were also here (£2 and from £3.50 respectively). Following on from this room was another containing another sledging experience, and 2 wooden playhouses full of toys for toddlers, tables with crayons for colouring and a petting area with guinea pigs, chicks etc which again my kids loved.
Outside were sheep, more goats, reindeer, donkeys, ponies, pigs etc etc, a brilliant outdoor play area including trampolines for all ages, a pedal go kart track and plenty of picnic tables. Further along was mini golf ( free to use ), goat mountain ( take plenty of 20p's) and the tea rooms. We only had a pot of tea but I noticed there was plenty of choice both hot and cold, high chairs for babies along with baby food for sale, a microwave and plenty of bowls to warm baby food in which was a nice touch.
We paid £27 for 2 adults and a child (youngest was free), and had a fantastic day which I think represents great value for money costing around £1 an hour per person as we were there 5 hours. We always take a picnic but had we not I would have been happy to use their catering. It's not Michelin starred but is more than adequate.
We were lucky with the weather but had it rained all day there was plenty to do under cover.
The toilets need a bit of updating but were ok, and there are plenty of hand washing facilities around the site.
There's always those that will complain until your ear bleed, however my children were happy so I was too.
We will definitely be paying another visit in the future.