Our visit to Bab’s Barnyard

Recently our eldest turned 6. For his birthday from us all he wanted was a big hug from me (oh my heart!) and to collect eggs on a farm. I remembered seeing an advert on a Facebook group for a small farm, Bab’s Barnyard. I got in touch and we booked in for a farm experience for both our boys. He was beyond excited!

The day after his birthday we headed to Halstead for our experience. From reviews on their Facebook page I was confident they’d have fun but I had no idea just how happy they’d be. First they collected eggs in little buckets, the perfect size for little hands.


They fed the chickens and ducks, again from little buckets. It was very muddy from the recent wet weather but we didn’t mind, we had our welly boots. The boys thought this made them “proper farmers!”

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We then headed inside the undercover area to feed the rabbits and guinea pigs. Archie loved reaching in for a bowl, filling it up with food, then popping it back in the hutch. I suddenly realised how much he’s grown up recently whilst he was doing this. He explained to his little brother about the bottles on the fronts being for their water and that they are mammals.

One thing I really loved (and I think our boys did too) was the older children helping out on the farm and showing them what to do. They were very mature and spoke to our boys in such a lovely way.  Joanna was always close by to help and to speak about the animals, you can tell they are all very well loved.

Then came the time for cuddles! I don’t think I need to talk about this bit, their faces say it all….

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We had a great time at Bab’s Barnyard, we will certainly be going back. It’s a lovely little gem, a hands on experience perfect for young children. So if you have little animal lovers this is definitely a place you need to visit! Check them out for yourselves over on Facebook – Bab’s Baryard.

And yes he got his other wish, lots and lots of big hugs!



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