Tuesday, 12 April 2016
Our Day out to Deen City Farm
Today in Surrey we had the nicest day we have had so far all year. The sun was shinning non stop and so we decided to head out for the day.
My friend suggested we headed to a near by farm called Deen City Farm. It was only a half a hour bus ride away and so we decided it would be a great place to visit.
We got there and ate our packed lunch in the little garden. There was cute little children sized picnic benches for Lily to sit on.
Lily has never been to a farm before so seeing some of these animals was a first for her. First was the horses, she has seen a horse before but not running round like these were. She was very impressed with them.
Then there was two animals she was quite familiar with, Guinea Pigs and Birds. My mum has three guinea pigs and my neighbour has a bird. She was delighted to see the guinea pigs and crouched to the hutch and pointed to them. There was also a owl hidden away in its little house. I was surprised Lily could see it but she pointed to it and got very excited.
It also had ducks and geese, who kindly decided to show a quick display of affection to each other just as we were watching. Ahem. If you know what I mean. It is spring after all haha. Luckily Lily is to young to know what was going on.
We then got to the fields where Lily could see cows, sheep, pigs and goats. I pointed the pig out and made snorting sounds to Lily and that was it, for the next 10 minutes as we stood by the pigs lily was making her own little snorting sound. It was very cute.
Lily was a little weary of the goats and sheep with them being a little large. They kept sticking there head through the fences and she would run away, but I did encourage her to stay and see them for a short time and stroked them to show her that they were friendly.
One great thing about visiting a farm at spring time is the lambs. They are just adorable and so bouncy. I haven't stroked a lamb for years and so it was so nice to give them some attention and they were so soft to stroke.
Our last stop was to see the turkey and chickens. My friend was saying gobble gobble gobble for the turkey and Lily copied her and said gobble. She was quite impressed with the extremely large turkey.
The farm has a really lovely park for the children to play on and Lily really enjoyed driving the pretend tractor that there was.
Would you believe that this amazing farm is FREE for everyone to visit although they have a donation box for people to put money in to go towards the park.
We can't wait to go back to visit again. Who knows, maybe there will be ducklings next time we visit!