WE’VE been to Piglets a few times over the past couple of years and there is always plenty to do and improvements seem to be made year on year.
It’s a great day out, but it’s mainly outdoors with little places to shelter, so definitely best to go when it’s not raining!
Once you’ve paid, all activities are included, so you can put your purse away and not have to worry about the nagging for extra pennies.
On our most recent visit, we saw the indoor circus for the first time, which my children laughed out loud at. I think this is only on site during school holidays.
The “grandad” was performing gymnastic tricks high in the air, which had my four-year-old and two-year-old amazed.
Another of my children’s favourites at the park is the barrel train, where they get to sit in one of the barrels and get pulled around the field by a tractor.
The giant cushion bouncing pillow is always a hit, too, as is the outdoor sandpit, where my children could spend hours playing with the toys.
There’s also crazy golf and ride-on tractors, plus a football area. There’s also a maize maze to explore, as well as the farmyard trail, where you can see all the animals and handle the smaller ones.
A visit to Piglets wouldn’t be complete though without watching the pig racing and cheering on your chosen team.
We also love the pedal go karts, where all three of us can fit on one – though it’s always me who has to do the pedalling!
There’s enough there to keep the little ones entertained for a full day, which is why we go at least once a year. I think the icing on the cake would be some sort of indoor play centre so you can take cover if the heavens open.
INFO: Facilities include toilets with disabled access, a café, baby changing facilities, and free coach and car parking.
There’s outside picnic benches for sunny days, and undercover eating areas for less accommodating weather.
Piglets is open seven months of the year, but it also opens in December for a Christmas event which looks good with a sleigh ride to Santa’s woodland village.
- Reviewed August 2015
NEED TO KNOW…
LOCATION: The Farmer’s Cart, Towthorpe Grange, Towthorpe Moor Lane, York, YO32 9ST.
OPEN: The farm is open daily 7 months of the year from March to November, from 10am to 5.30pm.
PRICES: Weekends, School and holidays: Adults: £6.95, Children: £7.95. Term time (Mon to Fri): Adult £3.25. Child: £4.75.
CALL: 01904 499700