So you cannot really say Spring has Sprung yet but this Easter holidays there is still somewhere you can visit the baby animals AND stay dry.
So despite the drizzle we headed over to Becketts Farm, Wythall where they have their annual Easter event.
Under the welcome cover of the marquee set up on Becketts Farm’s adjacent field we arrived bright an early to miss the queues and crowds and received a bright welcome from their staff.
There are several pens set up in the marquee where you can visit the goats and their kids, lambs, chicks and donkeys. We were lucky enough to be able to meet one of the lambs close up and give her a stroke and cuddle. My one year old loved the goats and seeing the kids walking up and down the planks. The bigger one preferred the sheep – especially as she could sing baa baa black sheep to them (one of her favourite nursery rhymes at the moment). You can even try milking a (wooden) cow.
The children are also able to draw on a paper egg which are then hung up over the marquee. Pens and a drawing table are provided but this bit can get quite busy when there are a lot of people arriving.
There was also a stall offering sandart where you can complete a picture using various coloured sands. This was subject to an extra charge of £4.
This venue is nice as whilst it is small, there is plenty of space between the pens to get around with the pushchair – although I was brave and thought I would let the little one walk around. However this event can get busy and it can sometimes be a struggle to park as it is so popular.
This was a lovely way to spend half an hour and as a bonus I just could not resist treating myself to a lovely cake in Becketts Farm shop. If you have more time a visit to Beckett’s Farm restaurant is a must with yummy food but booking is advised.
Cost: £1 per person (under 1s are free)