There's nothing we like more as a family than to get down on the farm! The kids are animal mad and a day's fresh air is what we all need to blow away the cobwebs of winter as we head towards the spring. So we are very lucky to live near the wonderful Willows Activity Farm which is based in St Albans in lovely Hertfordshire.
We've been going to Willows for a number of years and it's always been a brilliant day out which has been enjoyed by both the adults and the children! We were really excited to find out that they will be opening a brand new Peter Rabbit themed playground at Easter which uses all of the latest in play technology to help entertain the kids and maybe give their tired parents a break too!
We were even more excited when we were invited for a sneak peak at this brilliant play park and we found out that Peter Rabbit was going to pop in to say hello as well. We were instantly impressed with the new play park. I thought that the Willows brand fitted really well with Peter Rabbit and what better time to open than the 150th year of Beatrix Potters birth.
We found out that over £1 million has been invested in this fantastic new feature and it's clearly been very well thought out. As ever children are at the heart of what Willows is all about and the playground has really been designed to encourage their imaginations - bringing much loved characters to life. Features include The Peter Rabbit Secret Treehouse and the Jeremy Fisher Music Pond. The kids were fascinated by going inside the child-sized Mrs Tiggywinkle's Kitchen and we thought that it all looked really exciting.
We then went on to meet the man himself (or should that be the rabbit himself) Peter! Even my cynical 7 year old enjoyed having a hug and we went off to explore the rest of the farm. I really like the fact that everything at Willows is included so you never have to say 'no' to the children. Both children loved the many rides but I think their favourite part was meeting the animals in the animal barn. It was lovely for them to be able to get so close and feed horses, lambs and baby goats.
We had a wonderful day at Willows Activity Farm and will definitely be coming back to explore the world of Peter Rabbit again!
If you would like to find out more then you can visit the Willows website at http://www.willowsactivityfarm.com/ for prices and opening times or why not say hello to them on Twitter @willows_farm