A small drive ahead of us as we set off on our Animal adventure. Picking up Nanny Anew(My mum) on the way there was lots of talk of farm yard animals, furry animals in pets corner, dragon rides and ignoring the trolls. Yes, you could say it was all go in the minds of my little backseat passengers. You see the boys knew we were going to Hatton Country World.
As we walked into Hatton Village towards the farm we were greeted by this beautiful peacock. It has so many symbolism’s and meanings each of which makes me admire this lovely bird even more.
It wouldn’t be a farm if there wasn’t farm yard animals. In the ‘Pets corner’, there are sheep, goats, chickens and other farm animals that are so tame and friendly that you are even able to give them a little tickle, although I am very sure they would appreciate their yummy pellets more.
I can’t explain to you how much I loved this little dude, I have so many fond memories on guinea pigs from having a pet guinea pig when I was younger his name was Skunk and he literally was the coolest little thing. The above man and Skunk although he has much funkier tufty hair. After walking around looking at the cuties for a bit we ventured into the scales and tails room.
In this room are reptiles and critters along with others like rabbits, quails, chinchillas and various other amusing animals including maybe the weirdest wet looking frog I’ve ever seen.
I loved this bridge, My mum actually took a photo of me and the boys underneath it, but being a fan of the interweb and of course a blogger gives this bridge even more meaning, although if it said ‘Please don’t feed the trolls’ I may have considered trying to smuggle it home.
My mum has always been a fan of Falconry birds and I have been to many shows as a child and so it was a great treat to be able to watch the birds in action, however the bird to the left decided that day that he wasn’t willing to play ball and would prefer to be taken back to his room rather than fetch for food and so he was replaced with the bird to the right who was very eager to work for his dinner. The lady training they explained that because they are a hunting bird they should fly for their dinner otherwise it means they aren’t hungry and won’t get fed anymore that day.
I have been saying for a long while now that I crave to go horse riding and so when we seen that for £2.50 the boys could have a pony ride we couldn’t resist. The boys loved it, J is still telling the story to people of how he went on a ‘horse’ all I wish is that I could have had a go too!
At Hatton you are able to go on the tracker ride, this takes you on a fun adventure around through the ages, The 60’s, Medieval times and even the dinosaurs where you will pick up the talkers lost friend. It was really interactive with one of the children on ride being given an item to hold whilst the tractor is going through each stage. The above photograph was taken by Ky who decided I had had enough time being behind the lens. I quite like it, I think he may have got the job.
There are other really fun activities that can be done within the park there are races with the sheep where you can choose your winner and if you do win you are given a badge. Baby J’s sheep actually did win so I was really pleased when Ky came back with a badge too. I can imagine things would have been heated between the two. Whilst sitting having an ice-cream Ky decided it was time to nosy the maze in the sweetcorn jungle and upon completing we went mining for gold at the gold rush, what’s even more special is once we had mined our gold we took it to the shop where the boys were both given a medal. I thought it was a really great touch from Hatton and the boys were pleased with being champion miners.
We went manic on the bouncy castle, even the boys got me involved although I can confirm I did not do a roley poly on this occasion.
Nanny Anew and the boys had great fun in the JCB Yard going around the track and even topping up the tank at the petrol station.
Baby J let out his wild side on the little rides accompanied by his big brother who was a great sport despite the fact that he is an adrenaline junkie and got his fix later on when he slid down the dragon slide in the Hessian sack.
The dragon slide of which me and Baby J also slid down. I’m not sure whether it even if a dragon? But Ky kept calling it the dragon slide and so dragon slide it shall remain.
We even had the privilege of meeting Snorty the pig. Ky was extremely happy with this and to my amusement ran to give him a cuddle. I guess there isn’t a hug better than a pig in a waistcoat right?
After all of the adventuring, exploring, having lots of fun and having a really great time we headed for the car park. The boys had merely been in the car a few minutes and they had both fallen asleep, I suspect dreaming of all fun memories they had made. Oh to be in the minds of my little backseat passengers. They had lots to tell Andrew when we got home.
*We were given entry to the farm for the purpose of this post. All opinion’s are my own.
Have you ever been to Hatton Country World? What is your favourite thing to do when visiting a farm?