We are huge fans of Farmer Palmers in Dorset, so much so that we are annual pass holders, however, Farmer Palmers closes down annually between Christmas and the first week of February for routine maintenance so we have been itching to get back for a while.
We got there in time for opening and Sebastian couldn’t wait to go inside. I decided to let him lead in and he was straight into the barn to see the animals and started the queue to cuddle a guinea pig. He loved stroking it until it wriggled and then he decided enough was enough and wanted to head outside to find the pigs.
The pigs were very pleased to see us and as soon as they spotted us they headed over, squelching in the mud as they came – I did think they may have been expecting to be fed but Sebby stood there talking to them for ages.
Also outside we saw some Rhea, one whom stalked us all the way around the pen, sheep, goats, Turkey’s, chickens and geese. We wandered around for ages before heading back in time to feed the lambs.
Sebastian then decided he was heading for the park area and it was lovely to see all the new playhouses that have been out in – they really add to the look of the farm and are such an improvement. Sebby also made me take him for a spin on a go-kart – I need more practice as was shattered by the end of it.
It is lovely to see how much Sebby has come on since our last visit in December, as this time he was climbing the frames confidently and pulling the sand buckets up and down.
We finished our visit to Farmer Palmers with some fun in the slide barn and then a ride on the bumpy tractor before heading home for lunch.
We cannot wait until our next visit.