We absolutely adore Halloween and where better to go for a fun filled spooky day out than to a farm.
Longdown Activity Farm always put on a fantastic Halloween Event, and it’s just the perfect setting with scarecrows dotted around, and huge pumpkin patches, along with Halloween crafts and face painting available, on top of the usual farm activities.
We were lucky enough to visit on a dry, crisp autumnal day, and although it was busy, there was plenty do do around the farm that meant it wasn’t overcrowded, however the one thing we did queue a long time for was the face painting…as this is obviously very popular with the kids! So we recommend getting to the farm early if this is on your list of things to do (as it always is for Finley) so you can get in quick in order to avoid unhappy impatient children!!
As always the farm provides up close meet and greets, and feeding time with the animals, which is always a huge hit. Finley was especially excited to bottle feed the goats, and cuddle up to the baby chicks.
There’s no time for boredom at the farm as there’s so much to do, from trampolines and play parks, to go karting and riding on a digger. There’s also a great pitch and putt which is really fun to break up the day, for a small added cost.
Our favourite activity, however had to be the ride on the tractor, which was the bumpiest, funniest ride ever, and non-stop laughter from everyone. Again this activity does get quite busy, however a lot of people can fit on the tractor each time so the queue infact goes down quite quickly, and it’s definitely worth the wait!
We took a picnic for our lunch, However there is a tea room with food and drink available and the opportunity to take a seat indoors, although we were happy enough to eat outside on one of the many picnic benches provided, just taking in the views of the farm.
We of course enjoyed a photo opportunity at the impressive pumpkin patch, which provided a great Halloween backdrop, with it’s sea of orange and hay bails scattered around. You can also do some pumpkin carving while you’re there for a small extra cost which is a nice touch, especially if you’d rather not have the mess to clear up at home.
All in all we had a fabulous day at the farm, and thoroughly recommend it for a fun day out during the Halloween season, with gorgeous farm animals, and beautiful grounds to walk around taking in the fresh (albeit slightly whiffy….as you’d well expect) air. Also don’t be put off if the weather isn’t the greatest (as is the norm in England!) Just don those wellies and raincoats and rest assured there are plenty of indoor activities to keep you and the little ones entertained, so your day at the farm isn’t a complete washout!
Have a spooktacular time!
“Double, double, toil and trouble, fire burn and cauldron bubble” ~ William Shakespeare
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