20 January 2015

Family Fun at Hatton Adventure Farm (and your chance to WIN)

With it starting to get a little chilly and snow covering many towns at the moment, we decided to head to Hatton Adventure World on Sunday knowing that they have great entertainment whatever the weather. 





We aren't particularly bothered by the cold, it's nothing wrapping up warm can't solve, but many will prefer to stay indoors at home much to our advantage; it was lovely and quiet but we were able to enjoy all of the usual falconry displays, rides and animals.

The schedule showed that the Scales and Tails event was running when we arrived (it's on every weekend during January) so we headed to the exotic animal area to get hands on with lizards, snakes and spiders! 

I must admit I'm quite fearful of small creatures and creepy crawlies but on this occasion I felt rather brave and I happily held a cockroach. I wanted to persuade the Mini Mes to have a go too and sometimes you just have to lead by example which resulted in them plucking up the courage to hold some critters of their own. 





The staff were really friendly and answered all of my random questions about the animals.

Next up we handled guinea pigs, stroked donkeys and fed goats all undercover before moving outside for some very fresh air and to explore the other activities available. There were some adorable piglets to see too and we spent quite a while watching them feed and scurry around with their mum.

We did some bowling, watched the birds of prey, played on the trampolines, milked a cow, rode tractors, completed the obstacle course and much more. There is plenty to keep you occupied for the day. It's a very interactive place and children can learn about life on the farm while having fun. 

I did notice that the inflatables were down but the funfair rides were open and with no extra charge they are great fun for little ones.







The cafe has a nice variety of hot and cold meals all of which are fairly good value so we headed there for lunch. The kids packs are less than £6 for a drink and 5 other items of your choice. Minxy and Jamster both opted for ham sandwiches, sausages, a Milky Way, chunks of cheese, and raisins with pure apple juice. The Mr and I shared a meal as the portions are generous and we are both trying to calorie count this year! We had cheesy pasta bake which came with veg and chips and it really warmed us both up. It was fresh and very tasty.

If you choose to bring a picnic there are quite a few benches spread around where you can sit, some of which are decorated with a farm theme. There are good baby changing facilities on site too if required.




We ended the day with an hour in the incredible soft indoor play area. It takes a few minutes for the Mini Mes to build themselves up to have a go on the drop slides but as soon as they do it's a struggle to get them back off! They love them. There are several floors to play on with ropes and climbing equipment to enjoy.

There is plenty of seating for adults to sit nearby although there were several parents zooming about on the apparatus themselves. I decided to keep the Mr company with his broken elbow this time so we sat with a warm drink while the Mini Mes played. I could hear their giggles and see their smiles from a distance, a sure sign they were having an amazing time.



For your chance to win 4 tickets/a family pass to Hatton Adventure World you can enter via the Gleam entry form below.
The giveaway ends on 27th February 2015 at 11.59pm GMT
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65 comments :

  1. My kids would love the petting zoo. I used to go all the time and loved the antique shops there. would love to go again

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  2. I think my kids would have a ball here, I don't think I would get them off the zip wire!

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  3. That looks a really fun place to visit, my daughter would love the petting zoo!

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  4. Looks like a fantastic day out. My children would love the assault course.

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  5. This place looks fab. We would love to go x

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  6. I love these photos and it sounds like a really great fun day, whatever the weather!

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  7. We love it at Hatton, there is so much to do x

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  8. This sounds like such a fun day. Lovely photos of the day and looks like you had the park to your selves.

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  9. What a fun day! My little boy would love to go there! xxx

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  10. Looks and sounds like you all had a fabulous day, I think the Guinea Pigs would be our favourite. xxx

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  11. This looks and sounds like a fab day out!

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  12. What a great looking place - I love how varied it is with the animals and all the different animals.

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  13. My little boy would love the tractors

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  14. I want to have a go on the tractor! It looks as though you had a great time x

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  15. Did I read that right... you happily held a cockroach?! Strange lady ;)

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  16. the petting zoo

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  17. Wow so much to do...Mine would love the assault course

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  18. Shame its too far from us - looks great though and my son has that coat too

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  19. The Assault course looks like a hoot.

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  20. my kids would love all the animals and the play areas

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  21. My kids would love the assault course & the drop slides in the indoor play area

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  22. Grandchildren would love the soft play area and the assault course. They would find the animals fascinating too x

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  23. My little boy would love the rides, especially that tractor!

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  24. The animals! My son went 3 years ago with his school and loved it! :)

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  25. What an amazing place, I know my daughter would love it! You'd be very welcome to link this post up with #MyFavouritePlace

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  26. The little guinea pig town! :)

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  27. What a fun place to go with kids! My little brother would love it :)

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  28. Sadly a little far for us (!), but looks like you had a wonderful day :) #CountryKids

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  29. Everything I see from Hatton Adventure Farm makes me think it is a great place to spend a day and a really well thought out family farm attraction. Good luck to all on winning a day there and thank you for sharing on Country Kids.

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  30. That looks like a wonderful day out - not sure I would have been brave enough to hold a cockroach (shudders at the thought) but the guinea pigs look adorable. My little ones would love the animals.

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  31. Just what we need somewhere to go! Looks like a fun place and I am definitely joining! #countrykids

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  32. What a great day out. So much to see and do!

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  33. I have a 2 year old, so I think she'd love the petting zoo.

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  34. the petting zoo - i think the adults would like this too!

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  35. We love Hatton - the kids love the petting zoo

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  36. This place looks brilliant! Definitely somewhere I would love to take my girls to!

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  37. That looks like an amazing place, my Beans would love the assault course especially! #CountryKids

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  38. Looks like you had great fun :)

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  39. My grandchildren do not have any pets so would enjoy being able to pet the animals.

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  40. We would love to go back and spend time with the guinea pigs x

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  41. I haven't been in ages, but my 4 year old who hasn't yet been would love it, i think he'll love the petting zoo, the trampoline and the ride ons :) thank you

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  42. My boys love the trampoline there!

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  43. All the animals - this is near my inlaws so they could take them :-)

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  44. My took my daughter last year and she loved the guinea pigs. this year my youngest will be old enough to enjoy Hatton too, I think he'd love the tractor rides and mini JCB's.

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  45. Pam Francis Gregory9 February 2015 at 14:13

    The petting zoo

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  46. I think the girls would love being able to hold the guinea pigs

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  47. We've never been there but my guess would be the petting zoo. my lads like fluff

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  48. He would absolutely love the petting zoo! :)

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  49. My kids would love the petting zoo - leanne w

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  50. looks like good fun, kids would love it

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  51. My Daughter would love the petting zoo xx

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  52. My daughter loves the guinea pigs but she enjoys the high slides too!

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  53. We have been before and the kids love the adventure playground that is there

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  54. Definitely the adventure assault course!

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  55. I know she would love the exotic creatures and the adventure playground part. We live fairly close and want to take her this summer, but hopefully sooner.. x Thank you x

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  56. Would love to take my girls

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  57. Petting Zoo not been Hatton Farm so we would all be looking forward to it

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