On Easter Sunday we took the kids along to Bocketts Farm Park, a working family farm that’s set in the beautiful Surrey countryside. They have been open for over 25 years and I have to say it is the perfect place for a family day out.
Bocketts Farm Park has a wonderful combination of farm animals, indoor and outdoor play areas and many other great facilities. You can take a pony ride, feed many wonderful animals, cuddle animals including rabbits and a goat while also enjoying a tractor ride.
We arrived quite late in the day as we actually hadn’t planned on going to do anything on Sunday as it said the weather was going to be awful. Luckily when we saw the day had in fact perked up we jumped in the car and saw where the day took us.
When we arrived at Bocketts Farm we were greeted by such friendly staff. At first we were shocked at how much the entrance fee was, especially being a family of 5 it ends up being quite expensive at just a little over £11 per person. Luckily our whole outlook changed on this when we saw how much the farm had to offer.
Inside we were greeted by the Easter Bunny who gave the kids activity cards to find certain clues around the farm, fill in and get an Easter treat at the end. I thought this was a wonderful activity to entertain the kids and it made sure we explored the whole farm. Aside from being greeted by the Easter Bunny we also saw how large the indoor area was.
It was filled with a gift shop, theatre, inside tractors, trampolines, a cafe and a large soft play area… The kids absolutely loved this.
Inside they had all the minature animals like rabbits, chinchillas and guinea pigs. You could touch a majority of these in the petting area including ducklings and a goat.
Outside they had all the other animals. The horses went down well with the kids and they absolutely loved stroking them. We also went and fed all the different animals in the larger pen areas, they included sheep, pigs, cows and a donkey.
We were lucky enough to witness three lambs being born while we were there and I have to say it was an amazing experience, even if it was a little gory. The kids loved that they had witnessed new life coming into the world.
After doing all of that we allowed the kids to go and play in the huge outdoor play area. This is filled with huge jumping pillows, climbing frames and huge slides. They througholy enjoyed it.
We also let them have pony rides and go on the go-karts that are outside, these are an extra charge on top of the entrance fee but I think they are very reasonably priced at £2 and under a pop.
As it got closer to home time they had their last pig race of the day, which I have to say was one of the highlights for me. Everyone was gathered around in anticipation of who was going to win. We were supporting purple and orange on the day, luckily purple was the winner by coming out of nowhere and overtaking all the other pigs.
Over all we had the most wonderful day and are planning on going back as soon as possible, this time we are going to get there much earlier so we can really mooch around and take everything in at a slower pace.
I also think it’s an absolutely great price for what you pay as there are so many things to see and do that don’t cost a penny once you are inside.
Bocketts Farm Park is located in the Surrey Countryside, south of Leatherhead and only 5 minutes from junction 9 on the M25. It is open from 10am – 5:30pm every day except for Christmas, Boxing and New Years Day. You can visit the Bocketts Farm Website for more details and to plan a visit.