It feels a bit bittersweet to be writing about our day out that happened just last week when we have a bit of uncertainty ahead of us.
One of the first places we visited after the first lockdown was Godstone Farm and we excitedly got to head back to enjoy their Halloween fun this half term.
It was a wet day but thankfully not too cold. We geared the girls up with their waterproof clothing and wellies ready for a day on the farm.
There was a member of staff dressed up handing out freebie masks for the kids. The girls absolutely loved this and each gratefully received the spooky Halloween masks.
I love that Godstone Farm mixes the perfect amount of outdoor play with farm animals. We always head straight down the hill towards the farm animals, of course stopping off at the ride-on tractors.
Elsa, in particular, loves visiting the goats, especially after we witnessed two baby goats being born last year. We all enjoy the farm animals.
We then made our way to the Dino Trail. It’s a lovely little walk around a pond with a few animal enclosures too.
There’s also another pond with many ducks living on, they are so loud and we always enjoy the commotion that they cause. A GF staff member was handing out duck feed so the girls had lots of fun feeding them.
Godstone Farm had decorated the farm with Halloween themed items, including things hanging from the trees and wrapped up ghost hay bales.
The play barn has to be prebooked and is for a 35-minute time slot. We weren’t able to get booked in for our visit this time but it worked out quite nicely and allowed us to enjoy lots of fresh air.
There are places to grab some food during your visit at Godstone Farm, Wiglet’s Cafe and Top Shop. I had decided to pack a lunch for our family to enjoy outside.
There aren’t many picnic benches on the top field near the play area, so I’d suggest taking a picnic blanket or a waterproof sheet when the weather is a bit wet.
We did manage to find a picnic bench and the girls loved my new beeswax wraps that held our food. A tuna sandwich, fruit and cookies! Best lunch ever for a child right?
After lunch, the girls played for a few hours in the outdoor play area. It wasn’t too busy and it felt safe. Eva kept coming back to us and saying how wonderful she felt the day was which reminded me just how important days out are for children.
Elsa loved making chocolate milk with the sand and puddles, Freya chatted with some other children by the swings and Eva was happy running around free.
After our time in the outdoor play area, we wandered back down towards the farm. We actually got to feed the pigs this time and Freya formed a little bond with Ollie the horse.
We needed to be back home for an appointment so our day was cut slightly short, however, the rain had also picked up so it seemed like the perfect time to leave.
It feels sad that Godstone Farm will have to close this week, like everywhere else too. We always have such a wonderful time and make the best memories that we cherish. I filmed our day out which I hope you’ll enjoy watching.