Family Farm Parks, Why Agritourism is on the up
South East England has a number farms and animal handling centres across the area jam packed with things to do for all the family.
Farms in the UK are increasing in popularity and it is no wonder so many are turning to agritourism for family days out with activities being offered from milking a cow in a dairy farm to riding a pony. Many of the farmhouses in the South East provide new experiences and different types of farming for people of all ages.
A lot of the farms have petting zoo areas where visitors can get close to animals such as pigs or have a softer experience with rabbits. There is a lot of history and heritage when it comes to farming therefore most attractions will have a museum to give visitors an insight into farming history and working practices.
Most of the farms will have a cafe where after long day you can just relax and sample of some of the organic food and drink that is on offer.
Petting Zoos & Farms in South East England
Every day at Farmer Gow’s, in Oxfordshire, you’ll be able meet and pet the animals 'hands on' with piglets, goats and sheep to choose from. If you require extra assistance to make sure your children can experience a farm fully then look no further than Fairytale Farm, Oxfordshire, which is the only visitor attraction in the UK to put disabled children first in the design and layout.
Fishers Adventure Farm Park, in West Sussex, offers a whole range of activities including a tractor ride and a barrel bug ride for the kids to complement the animal encounters barn. Explore the three new theme park rides in Hello Kitty Secret Garden at Drusillas Park, Eastbourne, as well as Thomas the Tank Engine that kids of all ages can ride. The Seven Sisters Sheep Centre, also in Eastbourne, has one of largest collections of sheep in the world with over 40 different breeds of sheep in an-all weather 17th century flint barn.