Today we had a meet up with some of my daughter’s classmates. We tried somewhere new: Priory Farm in Nutfield, Surrey.
Having been to a soft play venue yesterday, which cost £37 for five of us, it was very nice to go somewhere with a modest entry price of £2.50 per person. This gave us entry to the Discovery Walk with nature trail sheet. An ample bag of food to feed the greedy fish we’d meet along the way cost just £1.
We went on the picture-based trail, which was suitable for our five-year-olds, but there’s also a fact-gathering trail for kids up to 12-years-old. It took us a little under two hours to complete. I had a double buggy with me for my two-year-olds (who also had a fantastic time) and had no problems pushing it around the walk. However, it was completely redundant as they ran around everywhere and never once got in it!
The children loved answering the questions about the nature and wildlife around them and there were plenty of obstacles; things to climb, jump on and off and explore. It was all quite simple but the children unanimously loved it and were completely engaged throughout.
The sunflower maze was a huge hit and actually quite a challenge.
The fish went into a frenzy (as did the kids) when we rang the bell and they knew food was coming.
We visited the picturesque plum orchard.
The children beat the mums at tug of war (how did that happen?).
We saw a ‘scary’ dragon in a cave and a very big spider!
Then it was off for a picnic. We’d taken our own food (which made it an even more purse-friendly experience), but Wendy’s cabin sells a selection of food, drinks and ice cream.
After eating, the kids let off even more steam on the pirate play ship, which is situated right next to the picnic area.
We didn’t visit the farm shop or the nursery, bakery and other businesses based on the estate, but we’d spent a good three hours there learning and playing and it was time to go. More to explore next time…