Located just outside of Colchester and near the coast is Hasty’s adventure farm, which is ideal for teaching your little ones more about animals and the outdoors. It’s a relatively new establishment, but there’s plenty to do for all the family.
There’s a small cafe, big picnic areas, three large play areas, a go kart space, sand pit, mini tractor course and lots of animals to look at. You can even do a little activity while you’re walking around that will win you a special prize at the end.
As a proud farmer’s granddaughter, making sure Archie is exposed to animals from a young age has always been really important to me. I have such great memories of being among the cows and sheep on my Nannie and Granda’s farm when I was young, and I’d love him to have the same experiences.
And much to my excitement, my little farmer loved exploring.
But I’m not sure that’s the most tasty snack, ey Archie?
There’s lots of farm animals for your little one to learn more about from goats to cows and sheep and pigs too.
This little escapee goat, Vincent, kept us entertained for a while.
Someone seemed very interested in Archie’s clothes.
This calf thought Archie looked quite tasty and gave him a good lick. Adorably, our little animal lover simply giggled and reached out to stroke the calf some more.
We found one in the play area that was perfectly sized for Archie and less interested in kisses.
Oh I am a sucker for a gift shop! Baby or no baby, I always have to get something wherever I am, you know as a memory of the day? Archie was staring at these blow up creatures and of course spotted the dinosaur one straight away. How could I resist that face?
I can’t wait to go again when Archie is a little older and can interact more with all of the animals. I think next time it would be nice to go in a larger group of our friends, with the children and a nice big picnic, that way we can make more of a day of it.
Where do you like to explore with your family?