Bocketts Farm is a farm in Surrey where you can: feed the animals, watch goats being milked, stroke rabbits and chickens, race pigs and there is a big soft play area too just in case all the animals weren't enough.
So obviously it was the perfect place to take a toddler.
^^ Ava loved seeing all the animals although I think the difference between a horse and a donkey was lost on her...bless her. They all go neigh to Ava.
And I think I have never said "keep your hand flat" so many times, I was like a broken record when Ava was feeding the animals. Ava liked to curl up her fingers so the feed wouldn't fall on the floor which made feeding the animals slightly more stressful.
There was also some sort of goat maybe, I am not sure what it was, but it was quite big with horns and when Jonny fed it this massive tongue came out covering his handing saliva. Ava found this hilarious and wanted him to feed it over and over again. ^^
^^ Ava loved stroking the rabbits and guinea pigs and she even got brave enough to touch the chicken. We went round stroking each for quite a long time and at one point Ava wanted to pick up the rabbit and take it with us. As I keep writing on here, I think we are going to have lots of pets in our future because Ava just loves animals so much.
She also loved watching the mice and gerbil things run around their cages and would point them out to us and where they were hiding.
And don't even get me started on the budgies and chickens. Ava loved the rooster's call and even danced to it--who knew you could dance to a roosters call? And the budgies, well she just got so excited when they flew around. I think we could have left her their watching them for the best part of an hour no problem ;) ^^
^^ And of course here is the obligatory candle and cake photo because I wouldn't be a proper Mum if I didn't post one of these. ^^
We had such a lovely day and my Baby Girl is definitely not a baby anymore.
They grow up so fast.