Ive mentioned more than once that recently we were invited to stay at the stunning Bluestone in Wales we spent a very happy few days in the resort and you can read more in my full review. On the Friday when we were headed home we decided to stop off at Folly Farm Adventure Park and Zoo I’d heard some really great things about it funnily enough Maisy actually picked up a leaflet when we stopped at services and was begging us to go , I was so pleased when I realised it was only a 10 minute drive from Bluestone.
Folly Farm opens at 10 am we were a little early so had to wait for few minutes before it opened much to the children’s disappointment they were beyond excited. 10 am on the dot the doors were opened we were given a map and off we went to explore! First we headed to the jolly farm filled with lots of favourite farm yard animals and a bunch of interactive activates for the kids to get stuck into you. They had meet the animal session’s each hour the first being a rat, well when I knew there was a rat lurking about after our recent experiences you can imagine I made a pretty swift exit, we did come back when it was safe to stroke a lovely little goat though!
We then went to have a look round the interactive centre there is so much to do in there from guessing who’s poo? to finding fossils and tracing pictures great for all ages, very educational and fun, I could see it being a real hit with primary and secondary school aged children.
Next we headed down over to the zoo with so many amazing animals to see the girls absolutely loved it and so did we the whole way round I kept saying I just can’t believe there is so much to do here!
Visiting the giraffes had to be my favourite I could watch them all day, they’re so huge yet so gentle they really do amaze me – beautiful animals.
I did love the lions though they were being super cute with the cubs playing up to all the visitors by the window.
And of corse who can not love penguins I find these little guys hilarious.
We did have a slightly bad encounter with a monkey, I tried to talk monkey to him you know oo oo ah ah to cut a long story short I must of offended him as he threw a wood chipping at me – that’ll teach me!
By this time we were all feeling pretty peckish so we headed into the vintage funfair and indoor play area – I cannot tell you how enormous this place is think the biggest soft play you’ve been too then double it then add a fun fair to that as well! The funfair is Europe’s largest undercover vintage funfair with a huge collection of working rides and stalls you have to get tokens when your in there but each ride works out to be 50p, after a quick go on a few rides we got some lunch – there’s quite a few places to eat at folly farm we just popped to the coffee shop and got some sandwiches which weren’t bad typical play area type food if I’m honest!
Before we knew it, it was time to head home we had a long four hour drive ahead of us, there was a ton we didn’t see – you could easily spend an entire day here – I just wish we’d of had more time.
Folly farm is an absolutely brilliant day out and without a doubt the best value day out I have ever had at £10.25 for an adult and £9.25 for a child I’ve been to much smaller places and paid far more. We will definitely be visiting again when ever we go back to Wales.
Ive linked this post up to sunday stars with mini travellers