Tuesday, 20 July 2010
Where I came from this is exactly the image I would imagine when someone told me "we are off for farm visit!". And honestly, I don't think I can associate farm with something fun and clean to occupy a toddler the whole day. I mean, working farm is normally smelly and mucky. Definitely not one of the most wanted place for your toddler to be.
However, I've learned that farm in non-3rd world country not only serving a purpose of breeding ducks, cows and selling chicken eggs. It's actually a bit like mini zoo and theme park at the same time.
Last weekend, we went to Rookery Farm in Towcester and the day was brilliantly warm and sunny. There is a big picnic and play area with slides and swings, few real tractor (my son's favorite) surrounded by animal playpen which most of them you can pet.
It also have indoor petting area for rabbit, guinea pigs, goat and hamster. They also kept some chickens, birds and chipmunk for display.
Now, if your kid have enough for "animal" oriented activity, it's time to try something different. Like... trying a pedal tractor.
My son skillfully steering the tractor... which obviously in reality it won't be this easy.
Next he is heading to outdoor bouncy castle.
And before we went back home. While packing our stuff we saw this.
That pig looking creature called kunekune pig originated from New Zealand, latest cutest thing we know. Thankfully it was usually kept as pets and not subject to be brougt to dinner table!