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Animals

Farms, Farm Parks and Zoos in Berkshire

Farms, Farm Parks and Zoos in Berkshire

AD Disclaimer: I have been gifted tickets from the businesses marked with a *. Children (and adults!) love animals and there are lots of amazing farms, farm parks and zoos in and around Berkshire. We have listed some here. Please visit their websites for further information on what is offered, events, opening times, restrictions etc. Farms, Farm Parks and Zoos in Berkshire Animal Rangers: A small therapeutic farm which helps young people learn about animals. They hold children's animal parties, small animal handling sessions and you can also book to become an animal ranger for the day. *BCA Zoo: A…
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Lambing Season 2022

Lambing Season 2022

(AD Disclaimer: Bucklebury Farm have gifted Berkshire Mummies visited to their farm) As Spring arrives the lambing season is rapidly approaching. Here is a list of places you could visit some lambs this springtime. Bucklebury Farm Park: Keep an eye on the farms social media for updates about bottle feeding the lambs. Fleecy Frolics: Are holding their lambing weekend at Merrist Wood College on the 23rd April 2022 (12-4pm) and 24th April 2022 (10am-4pm). Visitors can meet the lambs, watch countryside craft demos and falconry displays and shop from homemade crafts and stalls. For an extra fee you can partake…
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Pets at Home Workshop

Pets at Home Workshop

On Saturday 28th July 2018 I took my little one along to a Pets at Home Workshop. I pre-booked the workshop via the Pets at Home website. The workshop was half an hour long and free of charge. The gentleman who ran the session showed the children a rabbit first which they all took in turns to hold and after that they got to hold a guinea pig (my little ones favourite). Whilst showing the children the animals the group talked about how to look after an animal; what to feed them, what they like to drink; how to clean…
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The Lego Brick Safari and Treasure Hunt at The Lexicon, Bracknell

The Lego Brick Safari and Treasure Hunt at The Lexicon, Bracknell

Yesterday 1st August 2018 saw the launch of The Lexicon's Lego Brick Safari and Treasure Hunt. A number of Lego animals have moved into the shopping centre for a few weeks during the school holidays including a giant Elephant, Lion and Crocodile. There are large animals around the shopping centre all made out of Lego bricks. We went to see them today and thought the Lego models were really impressive with the lion and elephant being our favourite. Next to each large animal there was a sign which explained how many hours it took to make each sculpture - a…
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‘Spring Fever’ Open Day at Feathers and Fur Falconry Centre

‘Spring Fever’ Open Day at Feathers and Fur Falconry Centre

On Bank Holiday Monday we took a family trip to Feathers and Fur Falconry Centre for their 'Spring Fever' Open Day which was free of charge. The Falconry Centre is based at Ladds Garden Village in Hare Hatch, Reading. The Open Day took place between 11am - 4pm and there was an opportunity to meet the owls and pose for a picture, which cost £1. There were Falconers Talks next to the baby Harris Hawks during the day, lots of interesting facts and games around the Falconry Centre as well as craft activities, a discovery table and there was a…
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