Here is the shortlist for the best animal related days out in Buckinghamshire, Bedfordshire. Hertfordshire and Oxfordshire. Have a look through all the nominees and cast your vote by clicking the link below. You can find all the other awards categories here.
If I have already visited one of the shortlisted attractions then I’ll put a link to the review below. For places I’ve not managed to see yet I’m hoping to visit as many as possible over the next few weeks and I’ll add the reviews as I do. In the mean time I’ll add links back to their website.
Green Dragon Eco Farm. Hogshaw, Buckinghamshire
One of the newest open farms in our area. In addition to possibly the largest number of animals of all the local open farms there’s a wildlife zone, a good range of inclusive outdoor activities and a smallish indoor soft play area. There are also unique features such as a dinosaur excavation! Read my full review by clicking this link.
Willows Activity Farm. St Albans, Hertfordshire
The home of Peter Rabbit! In addition to the animals there’s the amazing Peter Rabbit Adventure Playground and the Cotton-Tail role play village. There’s also regular shows with the characters from the stories and Mr Todd’s Lair which is their epic play frame. You’ll find lots of rides, an activity trail, shows and tractor rides. There is more than you can possibly do in one day! Visit their website for all the information.
Mead Open Farm. Leighton Buzzard, Bedfordshire
At Mead Open Farm it’s quite hands on. You can hold rabbits, feed the lambs and have a chat with the chickens. There’s a brilliant indoor play area including epic drop slides, a singing pumpkin and a massive soft play frame. Outdoors there are lots of adventures to be had. There’s a large play frame, go-karts, jumping pillows, sand & water play, diggers and golf. Have a look at my full review by clicking here
Herrings Green Activity Farm. Wilstead, Bedfordshire
Including the English School of Falconry with over 200 birds. There are lots of hands-on animal experiences, a playground and ride on tractors. Shows and talks take place throughout the day. Full review coming soon. Check out their website in the mean time.
Cotswold Wildlife Park. Bourton-on-the-Water, Oxfordshire
A brilliant zoo that balances a compact site with plenty of animals to see. You can see everything without little legs getting too tired. There’s a train and a lemur walk-through and all the animals you’d expect. There’s also a huge adventure playground to explore. Visit their website for full details.
Paradise Wildlife Park. Broxbourne, Hertfordshire
Where else do you get to combine a zoo with dinosaurs? There are 30 life-sized, animatronic dinosaurs to meet around the park. There’s also play areas and a soft play. Click here for all the details.
For the nominees across all categories have a look at the main Free Time with the Kids Awards 2020 page.
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I’m Vicky and I am a mum of three living in Aylesbury. I set up Free Time with the Kids to review free and cheap family days out in Buckinghamshire, Bedfordshire, Hertfordshire and Oxfordshire, mainly because I kept forgetting all the fabulous places that were recommended to me!! I love getting out and about with the kids (and hubby of course) and we have adventures all over the place. My reviews tell you all the things you need to know about the family days out and activites we’ve done such as how much it costs, if there’s parking, toilets and if there’s a cafe or if picnics are allowed. I really hope you find the reviews helpful. If there’s anywhere that you’d recommend please get in touch firstname.lastname@example.org or get in touch via Facebook