Lady Gaga, the Duke, the Duchess, a fright in the night, three guinea pigs and a fluffy white rabbit! Read about our adventures at Easton Farm Park in Suffolk.
Aggie and Alfie had a hand in choosing pets for their sisters from Easton Farm Park in Suffolk. It is a Farm that is open to day visitors or you can be lucky enough to stay in one of the holiday cottages in the grounds of the Farm so that when all the day trippers go home you have the entire run of the farm to yourselves. We stayed overnight in a cottage called The Duke a three bedroom cottage sleeping a family of 6 with bags of space for extra pull out beds that another 4 children could easily be accommodated. After getting the kids settled for bed I was scared out of my wits when there was a banging on the back door. Thinking we were the only ones on the farm you could say I was surprised to find the farm managers stood there with a cake in their hands telling us we had somehow manage to let ourselves into the wrong cottage. We should have been in the Duchess next door. Not to worry, their only concern was that we had not received our welcome cake and a bottle of delicious Suffolk cider. After a few giggles and chance for my heart to stop pounding I recovered enough to have a really comfortable nights sleep.
In the morning Alfie and Aggie had a wonderful time helping out feeding the various resident farm animals.
Our favourite was Lady Gaga, a newly born German micro-piglet with a wonderful scrumpled up face. But there are Suffolk Punch horses and miniature ponies, goats, sheep, hens, ducks, geese cats, rats, ferrets and off course the petting shed which houses the guinea pigs and rabbits. As well as all the animals there are numerous covered areas and indoor play barns which hold a myriad of activities, so well worth a visit even if the weather is not great! If the sun is shinning you must pack a picnic and check out the Green Trail. This is a farm trail across the water meadows along the river Deben where you can take a peaceful stroll, past some of the rare breed cattle and sheep. It has some perfect picnic spots by the side of the river, ideal for spotting swans, kingfishers or herons.
All-in-all there are plenty of activities to keep children very happy and you could quite easily end up spending the whole day there. Our newly acquired pets are very much loved and cared for and are a constant happy reminder of our adventures at Easton Farm Park which we hope to pay a return visit to in the not too distant future.