A trip to Pennywell Farm

Last week I was lucky enough to win four tickets for breakfast with Pippa The Pig and a day out at Pennywell Farm.

It's been a while since we last visited Pennywell, although the three older children have been on school trips for the Nativity they run at Christmas.

We arrived before the Farm opened and enjoyed a range of breakfast cereals, pain au chocolats, croissants and fresh bread with jam. But the icing on the cake was the opportunity to meet the Pennywell mascot Pippa. After breakfast there was time for a quick photo with Pippa before the Farm opened to the general public and we were able to enjoy all the activities on offer.

Elliot did enjoy the breakfast, despite his miserable face in this photo.

One of the great things about Pennywell is that they run interactive activities pretty much every half hour through the day. But there are other things for you to do if you don't fancy the planned option.

We took part in:
  • egg collecting from the hens

    Counting the eggs we'd all collected.

  • worm charming
  • pond dipping
  • a hedgehog talk, where the children were able to stroke one of the hedgehogs 


  • a show by children's entertainer and magician Mr Phil. Both Elliot and Beatrix were invited to take part in the show, which they thoroughly enjoyed. 


  • goat milking
  • pig racing
But we also took time out from the schedule to play mini-golf, play on the bouncy castle, go on the rocket ride and go-karts, explore the willow maze and play on the obstacle course.


The children and I had a brilliant day and best of all, for each of the activities the children were able to collect a stamp on a card and when we filled the card with stamps (six activities) we qualified for a free child with a paying adult. So it looks like we'll be returning to Pennywell Farm later this year.



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