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Loads of Fun Down on Ark Farm

Loads of Fun Down on Ark Farm

A Young Farmer's Day

We always like to have a go at all the children's activities we feature in Raring2go! and the Farmer Day at Ark Farm was no exception. Darcey and Sadie spent a fun filled day here in the Easter Holidays and we will be going back for more in the summer! On arrival, following a cold drink alongside the health and safety chat the children had a quick tour of the animals and short explanation as to what each animal needs the farmer to do for them. 

Then they got down to the order of the day and the first job of mucking out the animals with fresh beds and feed made ready for the evening - there are over 130 animals so there's quite a lot of work to do!. Next it was time to go egg collecting - the chickens are free range so they had to look high and low to find them all. Finally they fed the donkeys, Dash, Ant and Dec and the pigs, Wonder and Wendy

The girls took their own packed lunch which they ate together with their new friends in the barn!

Then the fun stuff started, an Easter Egg Hunt, getting up and close with he resident cow "Liquorice" and finally a pony ride for all.  We probably had the worst weather we could have had,rain!, However as we arrived to collect the children at 2.45 they could not wait to show us how well they had done and give us our own tour of their hard work. They then picked up their certificate and rosette for becoming a Ark Farm Young Farmer!  

Rain or shine this was an amazing children's experience which will really stick in the memory!    


The Farmers Days are £35, but if you quote Raring2go! Bedford you will get a £5 discount per child.  Offer is open until 31st July 2016 and is subject to booking and availability.


Remember Every Good Farmer Needs

  • Wellies
  • Gloves if cold
  • Warm Clothes (layers are best as they can be peeled off)
  • A Warm Hat
  • Waterproofs or Change of Clothes
  • A Hearty Packed Lunch

Ark farm also offer a range of tactile experiences in one-to-one or small group environments. The experiences can be purchased in the form of a gift voucher which Ark Farm will email to you. They will work with you to agree the most suitable time for you/the recipient to redeem the voucher. Vouchers will be valid for a minimum of 12 months. 

Vouchers can also be purchased over the phone by calling 01234 771212. 
All experiences take place in Thurleigh, North Bedfordshire.


4 Rutters Cottages, Old Milton Road, Bedford, MK44 2DJ

4.32 miles  
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