THEY SAY: One of the East Midlands most popular tourist attractions.
WE SAY: Full day out, plenty to do both indoors and outside.
COME rain or shine, White Post Farm is open 362 days of the year.
While there’s plenty to do outside if you visit on a warm day, you need not worry too much about the weather, because there’s plenty to do indoors, too.
It rained non-stop when we visited in February half term – but we still had a brilliant full day out.
The farm is one of the East Midlands’ most popular attractions and it’s easy to see why.
As well as the farm, there’s mini golf, adventure playgrounds, sand play areas, tea rooms and a walk-in aviary.
Indoors, there’s soft play, the UKs largest sledge run and even a pantomime.
As soon as we arrived, Oliver, Jasmine and Bella ran straight for the tractors to pretend to drive the massive machines.
Next was the outdoor play area, where we had fun on the ride-on tractors, go-karts and trampolines.
When we visited, part of the outdoor play area was under construction and a new adventure fort was being built. However, there was still plenty to go on.
Don’t forget your wellies before taking a stroll around the animal paddocks, where you can feed the goats, reindeer, sheep, cows and llamas, to name a few.
The kids will love using the pulley to send goats some food on goat mountain.
Inside the show barn was our favourite place. It is where the panto takes place and also where the soft play and sledge run is.
There’s plenty of seating for adults to watch because, once the kids get a sledge, it’s almost impossible to pull them away!
Under the same roof, next door there’s also a smaller sledge run for younger children and a lovely play area for under-fives, with summer houses and plenty of toys.
Here, you can get your face painted and also take part in crafting.
One of the highlights of the day had to be feeding the lambs with milk from a bottle in the indoor barn. No matter how many times we do it, the kids love it.
In summer you can see sheep racing and the farm show is also popular. Goat Agility shows off the terrific talents of some of the young nanny goats as they jump, dodge and balance their way around the course.
Parking is free, there are indoor and outdoor picnic areas, smoking isn’t permitted and dogs aren’t allowed.
We can’t wait to return in summer to spend more time outside – this place is now on our favourites list.
- Reviewed February 2016
NEED TO KNOW…
LOCATION: Mansfield Road, Farnsfield, Nottinghamshire, NG22 8HL.
OPEN: 10am to 5pm.
PRICES: If booked online: Adults £7.75, children £7.60 Under-twos go free.
CALL: 01623 882977