A trip to a waterfowl sanctuary – Water Fowl Sanctuary and Children’s Farm

A trip to a waterfowl sanctuary as  my son 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.  The site is in Wigginton on the outskirts of Banbury in Oxfordshire, and has amble free parking.

A trip to a waterfowl sanctuary - Water Fowl Sanctuary and Children's Farm

We started off inside being introduced to some of the newest members of the sanctuary and my son got to stroke a few of them gently.  There were chicks, gerbils, bunnies and even a duckling to see up close.

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 my son were a must, and off he went, happily exploring with us in tow.

A trip to a waterfowl sanctuary - Water Fowl Sanctuary and Children's Farm

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

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 definitely lacking in the finishing touches but having said all that, my son 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.

Have you been since we visited in April 2013?

A trip to a waterfowl sanctuary - Water Fowl Sanctuary and Children's Farm

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11 thoughts on “A trip to a waterfowl sanctuary – Water Fowl Sanctuary and Children’s Farm

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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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