One of my favourite things to do is to feed them, food makes animals show their personalities even more although mainly it’s the greedy side haha! When we visited this time it seems there were some new animals, I can’t remember the ponies being there when I visited last time so that was a pleasant change. Something I didn’t do wish I wish I did was keep some food behind so that I could feed the Donkey’s which are just outside of the tails and scales bit.
Hatton is always a friendly place to be, the staff are informative and you can tell they care about the animals they work with.
J was really brave whilst we were having a peak in the tails and scales, he held a blue tongue skink and he seemed to really enjoy holding such a different animal to the usual furries. His big brother however wasn’t so interested and a clear ‘no’ as he took a look and then scuttled back to his dad was suffice for him.
We walked around the avairies with the birds of prey, peaked at the kangaroo, panned for gold and the boys received their coin. They jumped and slid down the massive bouncy play area.
We stroked guinea pigs, baby pigs, donkeys and even a skink and to top it all off when we were tired and hungry we went into the cafe and had the most tasty sausage and mash with gravy finished off with a play around the indoor play area.
Hatton is always a lovely place to be and is always on our list of activities for the school holidays.
*We were given a family ticket for the purpose of this post