Nursery Visit Bucklebury Farm Park

The day finally arrived for the Nursery children to get on the minibus to  Bucklebury Farm Park.  The weather was perfect and the children were all very excited.  The journey there had lots of discussions about what they thought they might see along with some wonderfully enthusiastic singing of The Wheels on the Bus.

The children thoroughly enjoyed a farm tour where they got to meet an abundance of animals, from a baby rabbit to a giant rabbit, Nibbles, the pregnant guinea pig and even a tortoise!  They were able to quietly peep in and see Prancer, one of Father Christmas’ reindeer who was at the park waiting to be collected for her special job on Christmas Eve and even feed some baby piglets!  The children loved feeding the animals and particularly the very friendly sheep and goats, although the goats were rather naughty!

The tractor ride was something that the children had really been looking forward to.  We squashed them all in like a tin of sardines and the children were given strict instructions not to let go of their teachers, otherwise the teachers might fall off!  Luckily everyone remained on the benches for the best tractor ride ever, only being allowed to get up when the tractor stopped.  The children were delighted to be able to feed the deer, particularly the rather impressive stag who Miss Jones realised would stick his tongue out if you held your hand that little bit too high which the children thought was very funny!  We were very impressed by the confidence and care that the children showed around the animals, whilst Mrs Inglis was impressed by the knowledge that the children showed.

As always, a trip to Bucklebury Farm Park would not be complete without a turn on the slides.  The children were amazing and displayed their enjoyment with huge smiles and excited squeals!  Most were even brave enough to go on the blue slide; we were very impressed.  At the end of the day, even Mrs Inglis had to have a go!  All in all, we had a fantastic and somewhat exhausting day.  Some very tired but very happy children were brought back to Home Farm.