A Spring Trip to Bocketts Farm

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There’s no better time for a visit to the farm than spring – you’re guaranteed to see loads of baby animals, and with any luck you might get some nice weather too.

We lucked out with the weather for our visit to Bocketts Farm last week – it was the day that really signalled the start of spring – sunshine galore! We timed our journey well and were among the first people through the doors to the farm, so had the run of the place for quite a while.

Spring Entrance Bocketts Farm

The only downfall (if you can call it that) of Bocketts Farm is the sheer number of things to do in the entrance barn. There are ride-on tractors for toddlers, with a huge track, including tunnel, and a huge red stationary tractor that you can climb aboard and sit in the driver’s seat.

Bocketts Farm Ride on Tractors

Bocketts Farm Ride on tractors

Bocketts Farm Tractor

 

Further through is the large soft play area – lots of things for various ages to explore, including areas for lots of different age groups, and the highlight for Max – the big rainbow slides! You grab a mat from the bottom and make your way up to the top before sliding down at speed to the bottom – apparently it’s the best thing in the world when you’re two! I think we must have gone down this slide at least 15 times on our last visit (on a weekday there is no queue, but at the weekends this place is crazy!)

 

Soft Play Slides Bocketts Farm

Soft Play Bocketts Farm

 

We finally headed out of the main entrance barn to Little Hoppington, the petting area, where you can see lots of small animals – rabbits, guinea pigs, chinchillas, chickens.

And in the main yard there are goats, ponies, donkeys, and lots of chickens to see.

 

Bocketts Farm Goat

Bocketts Farm signpost

 

We headed into the Big Animal Barn to see the piglets, Peppa and George, as well as all of the new lambs. There are more exotic beasts like Llamas and Alpacas too. Max loved seeing the animals, but was a little bit cautious when it came to the sheep getting too close!

 

Bocketts Farm sheep

Lambs

Llamas Bocketts Farm

 

There are lots of hand washing stations available throughout the farm, and all have toddler height stations too, which is a great touch.

Unfortunately with an almost two-year-old, we weren’t able to spend much time in the animal barn, as the lure of the outdoor playground was too great!

 

Outdoor play slides Bocketts Farm

Outdoor play area Bocketts Farm

Bocketts Farm slide

 

The playground is huge, with loads of sand pit areas, climbing equipment for various ages, jumping pillow, electric ride-on tractors. Max loved exploring the slides and the electric diggers which you can use to dig for gold.

Activities include Pig Racing twice a day (12:45 and 3:45), animal handling in Little Hoppington (hourly), tractor rides (an extra £1.25) and pony rides (extra £2 – 3 years and over).

 

Bocketts Farm Pig Racing

Visitor Information

Bocketts Farm, Young Street, Fetcham, Leatherhead, Surrey, KT22 9BS

Entrance: Adult, £9.50, Child (3-17), £9.95, Child (2 years), £8.30, Senior Citizen, £8.90, Disabled, £7.50, Under two’s, Free

Opening Times: 10am – 5.30pm

Eat and Drink: There is both a coffee shop within the main barn, and a larger tea room which is separate from the main farm itself.

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14 Comments
  • Natalie @memeandharri
    March 27, 2016

    Oh my that looks amazing! Our local farm is pretty cool with a sandpit and tractors, play area and my girls are the same they aren’t that interested in the animals they just wanna play in the park!

  • mummyofboygirltwins
    March 28, 2016

    Looks wonderful and perfect for kids!!! Love a good day out and farm park 🙂 xx

    • Katy | Hot Pink Wellingtons
      March 29, 2016

      I think there’s so much there for kids of all ages, I think we’ll be regulars for a good few years yet! (Which is great for me, as I love a farm!)

  • This Mum's Life
    March 28, 2016

    This looks identical to a place we went recently, called Puxton Park-if I hadn’t seen the name in the post, I would’ve thought it was the same place from the photos! The photos are great, and Max looks like he’s having a brilliant time! It is hard when you’re greeted with a million different things to do just inside the entrance-it sends the children a little bit crazy!! I find that adults as well as children can have loads of fun at places like these (like you say, preferably during the week, not at weekends!) You always do really thorough reviews of your visits-brilliant for anyone wanting to go!
    Thanks for sharing with #bigpinklink!

    • Katy | Hot Pink Wellingtons
      March 29, 2016

      Thanks so much – I was a bit disappointed with the photos (it’s hard to do a decent job when it’s just you running after a toddler!) so it’s lovely to get nice comments 🙂

  • Katie @mummydaddyme
    March 28, 2016

    It looks like a lovely day out. We have a farm that is similar around here but not quite as good I don’t think. And it’s always the way, we paid a fortune in the summer to go to the zoo and they spent most of the time wanting to go on the playground. 😉 x

    • Katy | Hot Pink Wellingtons
      March 29, 2016

      Typical, isn’t it! I guess I can look forward to many more expensive trips to playgrounds (with a side order of animals!)

  • Merlinda Little
    March 31, 2016

    Before I only connect spring with blooms and when I arrived here in the UK spring means more than that. Baby animals!!! I love seeing them and their presence gives hope.

    I love this farm as it looks massive! And there are so many things to see and do!

    #whatevertheweather

  • Life Unexpected
    April 3, 2016

    Ummm all i can say is…WOW! This place is incredible. Better than any farm i’ve read about and I’ve seen a lot of farms pass through #whatevertheweather. I can’t get over how much there is to do and how there are multiples of things (like the ride ons) which is perfect for busy places. Spring definitely is the perfect time to go, baby animals are so cute. It looks like such a fun day out. I’m google how far this is from me because Evie adores farms, *please don’t be far* it looks well worth a day trip. She’s two and loves those big multi-coloured slides too, it’s so cute seeing her face and hearing her squeal with delight as we go down them. The only downside is carting her up the stairs every few minutes. Thank you so much for sharing with #whatevertheweather xx

    • Katy | Hot Pink Wellingtons
      April 3, 2016

      It’s pretty amazing, isn’t it? I’ve visited a few farms near us, but I do love Bocketts Farm. Sorry to say that I think we’re pretty far away from you guys – we’re out in Surrey! But it’s well worth a visit if you’re in the area.

  • Emma Major
    April 3, 2016

    I grew up down the road but it was nothing like that then, it looks amazing. It would be awesome to have you link up at #TreasuredMoments Easter special http://mscalling.blogspot.co.uk

  • Jenny Eaves
    April 4, 2016

    An AMAZING place to visit! We have a couple of farm parks, but not as cool as that! I love the indoor area and those slides do look brilliant, no wonder it’s hard to get out of there! Fab that you can get so close to all the animals and the outdoor area looks brilliant, never seen pig racing before! Thanks so much for linking up to #Whatevertheweather 🙂 x

  • Squished blueberries
    April 6, 2016

    This looks great! I’m off to check out how long it would take us to drive there.

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