If you're looking to escape the city, try taking the kids for a day out to Bucklebury Farm Park. It's located between Reading and Newbury in some beautiful countryside with 74 acres to run around. Visitors can hold small animals (guinea pigs, rabbits) and can get involved in feeding lambs in Spring.
Feeding lambs at Bucklebury Farm Park
There are plenty of farm animals to feed in the covered barn area, such as pigs, llamas and goats. Outdoors, take a walk to see reindeer and watch out for all the hens which run around the farm freely. You can check out the day's programme of events for interactive experiences such as pat a pet, egg collecting and tractor rides.
In addition to seeing the animals, there are several great indoor and outdoor play spaces. The sit on tractors are a hit with toddlers, as is the wooden fort to climb. Older children will enjoy the giant jumping pillow or the pedal go karts. Try out the 'Woody's Leap" obstacle course to run off some energy. There is also a 'play bus', converted from an old double decker bus. Inside there are soft play activities such as a ball pit and a slide.
On a wet day, try the indoor climbing frame and slides. This is right next to the informal cafe and picnic tables so it's a also a good place for parents to have a rest while the children play! If you're ready for something more substantial to eat, check out Woody's Cafe, next to the reception area. Here you can get a great coffee and there is a varied breakfast and lunch menu. I can recommend the bacon rolls.
Try Woody's Cafe for a great bacon roll
If you're lucky you might even spot Prince George on a visit. Kate Middleton's family live nearby.
All activities are included in the ticket price: Adults – £9.45 Children & Seniors – £8.45 Children under 2 years – FREE