Over the February half term Big Mr A had a couple of days off so we decided to have some days out.
The first place we visited was a country park not far from us called Rushmoor Park. It is somewhere we had visited with Little Mr A when he was very small but hadn’t gotten around to going back to since.
As all three Little A’s are animal mad, or so we thought, we were hopeful it would be a good morning out.
As the weather had been pretty rubbish in the days before we went we were pleased we had taken our wellies, it was really muddy underfoot. Given the bad weather not all of the animals were out at the start of the day and we had quickly walked around the goats, geese, pigs and horses. Unfortunately Baby A was really not enjoying herself! She seems to be going through a scared phase which I remember Little Mr A going through around the age of 2.
We headed into the barn where the smaller animals were in the hope Baby A would find them more manageable. Although she was still not keen the big Little A’s had an absolutely great time in the barn. As it was a quiet day they got lots of attention and lots of cuddles with the animals.
They spent a long time cuddling the rabbits before the most gorgeous micro pig, Percy came to see them.
There were also a few lambs for them to bottle feed before more rabbit cuddles – which Baby A even managed to join in with second time around.
Although Rushmoor isn’t a place you can spend all day it is a great place to spend a couple of hours and the perfect place to visit if your children like getting up close and personal with animals. I can imagine on a warmer day it would be a nice place to take a picnic as there is a little play area with bouncy castle too.
The big Little A’s had a great time at Rushmoor and we will definitely be heading back for more animal cuddles soon!