Spring at the National Forest Adventure Farm

At the weekend we visited the National Forest Adventure Farm, to check out their springtime programme of events. We always enjoy our days out there, so the children were very excited as we jumped in the car, complete with a picnic lunch and wellies!

As we’ve been several times now, the kids know their way around quite well. First port of call was the duck pond, where they both like to say hello to their feathered friends…

Spring at the National Adventure Forest duckpond

Just next to the pond is ‘Lambing Live’. As you’d expect at this time of year, the sheep are lambing, so there’s a separate area to go and see the sheep, and if you’re lucky, you may get to see a lamb being born. We were not lucky, but it did remind us all of our wonderful holiday to Coombe Mill last year, when we were incredibly fortunate to see a lamb being born right in front of us. I guess the chances of that happening twice were slim! We popped to see the sheep…

national adventure forest lambing live

We then wandered inside, where we found a craft table set up for mask-making. Both kids were straight at that! They each made a springtime mask, Little Man a rabbit, and Boo a lamb…

Spring at the National Adventure Forest mask-making

We love visiting the animals indoor and out, especially as there were piglets to be seen this time…

Spring animals at National Forest Adventure Farm

We spent a fair bit of time in the indoor soft play centre as it was a little chilly outside. The kids ran off plenty of energy in there, and the Husband got roped in, too…

national adventure forest soft play

It was then time to go over and visit the newborn lambs, and there was also a chance to feed them…

national adventure forest feeding lambs

There was then kart riding which the kids loved!

Spring at the National Adventure Forest karts

Followed by the ride-on diggers…

Spring at the National Adventure Forest ride on diggers

Then we ended our day out with the Springtime Pantomime…

springtime panto

It lasted for around 45 minutes and the children were enthralled. Of course, it has a happy ending!

As always, we had a lovely time there. The staff are polite and friendly, there’s plenty to see and do to keep us all occupied, and there’s always something a little different to try, keeping it fresh. The Spring Has Sprung programme of events is now on over half term, running until the 22nd February.

You can read about our other visits to the National Forest Adventure Farm here.

Disclosure: We received entry FOC for the purposes of writing this review, though all words and opinions remain my own

Country Kids from Coombe Mill Family Farm Holidays Cornwall

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20 thoughts on “Spring at the National Forest Adventure Farm”

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    What a fun place! Sweden doesn’t really have quite the same availability of places like this to visit at all. There are quite a few city farms, but none which have invested in giant slides, tractor races or dodgems
    …Loving all those baby animals 🙂

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    This looks like a wonderful place to visit with children Jocelyn. I think it’s so so important that kids get a chance to see and learn about farm animals, including their welfare, up close at places like this – and as you said Coombe Mill! With the added bonus of art and carting it makes it a really special day out. I still remember the first time I saw a lamb being born – I was in my teens and out for a walk in the North York Moors.

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      It was a great day out, lots to explore and learn, and very hands on and active, too. Sounds like an amazing, and clearly memorable, experience.

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    Every time I see the National Forest Adventure Farm posts I think it looks like a fab day out. It’s a shame you didn’t see any lambs being born this time around, we’ve not had any yet but they’re due fairly soon now! Your two look like they’re having a ball on the go karts and ride-on diggers! Thanks for linking up with me on Country Kids.

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