Bocketts Farm in Leatherhead, Surrey – great family day out, all year round!
This incredibly child-friendly farm located in the Surrey countryside near Leatherhead (off junction 9 M25) is a very popular day out with our kids. We have now been several times and can highly recommend it for families with young children! Along with plenty of farmyard animals which the children can feed (the animal food can be purchased on entry and costs 95p), there is a huge indoor space containing an area for under 5’s to zoom about on ride-on tractors and motorbikes, trampolines, soft play with slides, and animal handling sessions where the children can meet small furry animals like bunnies and guinea pigs up close.
There is also an exciting pig race at Bocketts Farm, which I have never witnessed elsewhere, numerous outdoor play areas including a big sandpit, giant bouncy “pillows” (think large outdoor trampolines), pony rides (£2), coin-operated mini diggers (£1), and a real tractor that can take the whole family on a ride around the farm (included with entry fee, as are most of the activities unless mentioned). The last time we went, in June this year, there was also a circus skills event taking place outdoors, where performers taught us some circus tricks, and then put on a little show. There are often special events for example at Halloween, Christmas and school holidays.
For food, you can bring a picnic as there are plenty of places to sit outside if the weather is favourable, or there’s a good cafe in a separate barn building, selling hot and cold food. Try to get to the cafe early if you plan to eat there as it does get busy! Don’t forget to wash everyone’s hands – multiple sinks are dotted around the farm.
There is plenty of car parking at Bocketts, and it’s only a short stroll to the farm entrance. The farm is open almost every day, all year round. Even if it is cold or rainy you can still occupy the kids for the whole day. We actually went twice in November and once in January!
Do you fancy a family-friendly break in the beautiful forest, with amazing family fun on tap? Do you like tasty pancakes? What about the funniest magic show you’ve ever seen? Read my post on Center Parcs Longleat to find out more!