The Easter Holidays were amazing!
We had such a blast this Easter holidays! We’ve seen lots of new faces at Farm Club (and loads of regulars too!) In the first week of the holidays, we went on a trailer ride all around the farm, and got to see potatoes being planted! They were potatoes that will be sent to Co-Op, Morrisons and Tescos! It was brilliant to see how much the kids already know about where their food comes from, and for them to be a part of national and local food production!
We also went to see our beehives (keep an eye out for our own honey coming soon!), met the pigs that also go to UK supermarkets, and had a mini beast hunt in the long grass that we keep as part of our environmental schemes.
We even had time to have a stop at the wind turbines in the neighbouring field, and we discussed the importance of renewable energy- some of the children have recently been learning about it in school too!
In the afternoon the children fed the alpacas, mucked them out, and made some fleece frames to keep our plants nice and warm with the late frosts we had! These have made our garden look so much tidier, and in the winter, we’ll be able to put them straight on without having to faff about!
The next day we built dens and made s’mores on a campfire! The kids got the chance to work in teams alongside new people and build their own creations in a coppice down the farm. The small wooded area allows them to be free, and we can leave them to build whatever they want to build (they do sometimes rope us in to help though!)
As den building is so popular, we did it again the following week! It’s so amazing to see how creative the kids get with their dens! One even had a sofa and a ‘dart board’.
That afternoon, the local fire service came to familiarise themselves with farm hazards, and the kids got to have a go at using the hose, sitting in the fire engine, and trying on the uniforms! Everyone was so excited, and the firefighters got asked lots and lots of questions!
We also had an easter egg hunt that week, we think the regulars have an unfair advantage in this as they know the farm so well, they got the clues too quickly! They got to eat lots of chocolate and walk the alpacas to their new home up the farm! Now the alpacas have much more grass than they did in the orchard, and they seem much happier!
The Easter holidays was a huge success, and we have to pinch ourselves sometimes because we can’t quite believe how much you guys love Farm Club! We have a short term this term, so the May holidays are now in less than 5 weeks time! We’re sure to be busy on these sessions, and we’ll let you know as soon as we’ve secured the activities!
May half term Farm Club will be on 29th and 30th May from 9.30am-3pm (£20 each, aged 5+).