We were really fortunate to visit the lovely Fairytale Farm at the weekend. Fairytale Farm is a great place to visit for all the family but what makes it really unique it is that it is the UK's first visitor attraction to be designed for disabled children, you can read more about this here.
The family ticket price for entry is £18.95 which we think is really good value, there are also yearly passes available.
Our journey round the farm started with holding a beautiful 3 week old rabbit, the lady who was looking after the bunnies was really lovely and showed T how to sit and hold the rabbit gently and explained to him how young it was and how he is helping to make it a petting rabbit, I can see a request for a rabbit on the horizon now!
One of T's favourite places was Mouse Town, this is an incredibly quaint mini model village which is home to a family of mice, T spent lots of time looking in each of the buildings to spot the mice. There is also a recording which encourages children (and adults!) to spot different scenes and objects in the town.
There's so much to do as you walk around the various zones including giant party poppers and a light fountain which are open in the evenings in Autumn and I'm sure look lovely illuminated.
Next on the journey is a lovely play area with lots of climbing frames and things to play on. T even encouraged his brother to play on some, although he appeared to be the giant of Fairytale farm!
There is also a great wheelchair swing something I personally have never seen before.
All 3 boys loved the rubber duck race where you have to pump water to move your duck along to win the race, the only thing moving them on from this was the number of people waiting for a go!
We then made our way round to feed the animals, food can be bought as you enter for 50p per bag (bargain!) or in near the animals.
I love how each animal pen has a sign giving information about the animals and also relating them to different fairytales which I thought was really charming.
The Hubs loved the 'micro' pigs.
T loved the troll bridge, although he was concerned that the goats would poo on him as he walked under!!!!! ;) (they didn't!)
Mine and H's favourite were the Alpaca's they were so friendly and took their food from me very nicely!
All in all, we had a really lovely time at the farm and will definitely be going back with friends. If you are ever in the Oxford area, I recommend a visit for a nice and relaxed family day out.
Fairytale Farm are planning lots of new areas in their development plans and I look forward to seeing how the site develops in time.
While we were at the farm we had lunch, which was very nice and reasonably priced, H particularly enjoyed his coronation chicken sandwich, service was a little slow, but staff did make their apologies, I think everyone decided to order at the same time! The staff throughout were incredibly polite and helpful and should be highly commended. We also purchased a couple of souvenirs which again were very reasonably priced.
Disclaimer; we were given complimentary entry in return for our honest review, we paid for our own animal feed, lunch and souvenirs.