A trip to a waterfowl sanctuary

Today Monkey and I picked up my eldest niece and off we went, wellies on foot to the Water Fowl Sanctuary and Children’s Farm to see what we could find.

We started off inside being introduced to some of the newest members of the sanctuary ….

A trip to a waterfowl sanctuary
www.over40andamumtoone.wordpress.com bunny, chick, gerbil and duckling

Then off we went to explore outside.  We saw lots of ducks, geese, peacocks and peahens, loads of different breeds of chickens and cockerels, sheep, goats, pigs and little ponies and more besides.

It was very muddy so wellies for Monkey were a must, and off he went, happily exploring with us in tow.

There was a children’s play area and picnic benches (for better weather!) and animals everywhere you looked.

A trip to a waterfowl sanctuary
www.over40andamumtoone.wordpress.com walking around the waterfowl sanctuary and animal farm

I felt that the whole place was a little ‘tired’ and in need of a tidy and freshen up.  There was limited information on the animals although you could see that at one time there had been lots of information areas.  Compared to other small farms we’ve visited this was definately lacking in the finishing touches but having said all that, Monkey had a great time and really enjoyed the experience. So, as far as he was concerned it was money well spent.  £4.00 per adults and £3.00 for children.

About Over 40 and a Mum to One

I'm a Mum in my late 40′s 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 I’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.

11 thoughts on “A trip to a waterfowl sanctuary

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  2. It’s a shame that you found that it was a bit tired looking! It obviously didn’t deter Monkey from having a great time and these sites are a great introduction to farm animals for children. Thanks for linking up your farm fun to Country Kids.

    1. Monkey did really enjoy it, and that’s the real point of any trip we take. Just a shame, you could see what the place could be like with a bit more TLC. Really enjoy #Country Kids, glad I found you 🙂

  3. This is only round the corner from us (and I know the owner’s son who runs it), and embarrassingly we’ve never taken N. V poor. Everyone says it goes down well with young children so I should really find the time.

  4. Looks like you had a great time, Monkey must have had a ball! POD loves ducks, chickens and muddy puddles!

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