A day out in the ….. SUNSHINE :)

Hasn’t the weather been lovely today?Ā  Sunshine all the way, just makes you feel so much better about everything.

We’d made plans to meet friends for the day while both Daddy’s were hard at work, so I was expecting rain, clouds and freezing wind – what a surprise to have the complete opposite.

About half hour drive from us is Millets Farm Centre, we arrived just after 10am this morning as the sun was starting to come out.Ā  There’s lots to see and as the weather was ok Monkey and I decided to head to the Farm Animal Zoo …… it’s all FREE, including the parking šŸ™‚

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There was lots for Monkey to see as we passed the Trout Lake …..

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and on we went …..

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and for a walk around Phoebe Trafalgar Wood ….

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before heading to the Play Area where we played on the Ride on Tractors (Ā£1.00 a go) before doing some digging (also Ā£1.00 per go) and finished off at the swings ……

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www.over40andamumtoone.wordpress.com Monkey in the Play Area

As it’s holiday time there was a chargeable Carousel, Bouncy Castle and Trampolines – Monkey is not the greatest explorer so wasn’t interested in these – great for my pocket šŸ™‚ but none of them were expensive.Ā  There was also a Thomas the Tank Engine for the children to stand on but he didn’t fancy that either.

So instead we walked through the main Garden Centre and found the Rabbits and Chickens.Ā  We were all rather excited to see some chicks too šŸ™‚

All this running around had left us rather peckish so we stopped in the Garden Centre for lunch.Ā  There is also a larger restaurant which we’ve visited on previous trips.Ā  Both offer children’s meal box/bag deals.Ā  Today we paid Ā£4.35 and got a ham sandwich, a choice of 4 other items (we picked, raisins, a jelly, cheese and some crisps) along with a drink.Ā  Monkey ate the lot and was raring to go again šŸ™‚

After lots more fun in the sun we decided to visit the Farm Shop – there is a vast array of lovely things to eat and drink but today we just bought homemade treacle tarts and some cakes to share with Daddy later.

There’s always lots going on at Millets Farm during the year, and we are really excited as they are opening a Falconry Centre on 4th May – we are going to love that!Ā  In the summer holiday’s I’m sure Monkey is going to love trying to get me lost in the famous Millets Maize Maze.

We had a lovely day, as we always do at Millets Farm, and the weather was a wonderful bonus šŸ™‚

About Over 40 and a Mum to One

I'm a Mum in my late 40ā€²s with a 7 year old son. I had a busy life in Export Sales before my Monkey came along, but decided to become a stay at home Mum once he arrived. Now I enjoy writing my own family lifestyle and travel blog. sharing the adventures that we have as Monkey makes his journey through school. We have a cat called Brewster who makes appearances and Iā€™m a mad Ferrari Formula 1 fan, so that expect to hear about as each season unfolds. We love reviewing toys, games and books and would love the opportunity to look at anything that fits in with our family lifestyle. We are always out and about and offering an insight on the places we visit, with a passion for nature thrown in for good measure. If you like what you read please leave me a comment, I love to hear from people, and always try to reply. Enjoy the read.

12 thoughts on “A day out in the ….. SUNSHINE :)

  1. yes it has been lovely and sunny, sounds like you made the most of the warm weather! you must all be knackered!! the farm sounds like a great place to visit i can see why you would want to keep on returning x

  2. Sounds great, and you’ve reminded me to try and get a date in the diary to do this later in the year. I really want to do the maize but only ever remember out of season!

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