Trips to farm parks have long been a favourite in our house. The chance for the younger members of the household to see and feed animals, while us adults enjoy an afternoon outside in the countryside. We were recently invited along to Easton Farm Park, which although is quite local to us in Suffolk, we’ve never actually got round to visiting before.
Where is Easton Farm Park?
Easton Farm Park
Easton Farm Park, Easton, Woodbridge IP13 0EQ
Bouncy Pillow and Play Areas
My children made a beeline straight away for the giant bouncy pillows and playground. Growing in popularity the last few years, these giant trampolines embedded into the ground are so much fun for kids of all ages, my children love them.
They then spent a happy twenty minutes running up and down the pillows, jumping and playing and as we’d arrived quite early they pretty much had it to themselves too.
The play park has a few different apparatus to use, although it feels that it’s designed more for younger children.So as my children are 9 and 11, they just had a quick go on the zip wire and the suspended rowing boats.
That was nice though, as I hadn’t seen any of those in situ since being a child myself, so we had a fun time – showing the children how to pull the cords up and down to make them swing. There are also some digger machines you can pay to have a go on at the side of the playground.
Animals at Easton Farm Park
We then moved onto the animals. There’s a few different types to see, although there were also a few areas where the pens were empty when we visited so hopefully these will have inhabitants as the summer goes on. We went over to the goats first, who were all very keen to say hello, pushing each other out of the way to be fed. We also saw that we’d actually arrived just at the end of a goat yoga session which looked like it had been a lot of fun.
Pony and Rabbits
There was then an outbuilding with bunnies that my daughter adored and some pony’s to see on the way in. There’s a board as you go into the park that details the different activities going on throughout the day. These are all things you can do as a family that are included in the price, such as meeting the animals, pony grooming and Barrel Bug rides.
Barrel Bug Rides
The barrel bug rides in particular looked very popular with little ones and was nice to watch and wave as it came past doing a lap of the park with the excited children on board. The trip was nice and short too, meaning although it was busy, families didn’t need to wait long in the queue for a turn.
What food and drinks are available at Easton Farm Park?
You can eat while at the park with the choice of either bringing your own picnic or visiting their on site food options. There’s an indoor cafe called The Willow Barn Café serving lots of different home-made options.
There’s also a miniature soft play in the café with a small slide, so fidgety toddlers and preschoolers will be kept entertained while waiting for their food to be served. We also saw an outside kiosk serving snacks and hot food that looked like a good option if you wanted something to eat on the go.
Is there a gift shop at Easton Farm Park?
On the way out, the park also has a well-stocked gift shop, full of different farm themed merchandise to choose from. The cuddly toys available were especially cute and myself and my daughter struggled but just managed not to take home our own cuddly cow toy.
The farm is pretty compact. So, it makes either a great morning or afternoon out as a family. It is suited to younger children who love farm animals and having the freedom to run and play outside in the beautiful Suffolk countryside.
Stay Overnight at the Farm
Something a bit different about Easton Farm park is that, as well as being an attraction that you can visit for the day, they have also created accommodation, so families can now stay at the venue too. This seems to be a popular option for families looking to have the ultimate countryside experience of staying in a farm overnight, and there’s lots of different options to choose from.
You can bring your own tent as they have a field with pitches from only £30 a night with a a amenities block for campers to use including underfloor heating, family rooms with a bath and washing machines, or you can stay in one of their Victorian four star listed cottages on site that sleep up to ten people. If you fancy something a little bit different, there’s also the quirky option of booking the night in one of their funky cow sheds to hire. All decorated in cow print with individual names, the prices for these start at £120 per night and they sleep between two to four people each.
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