2020 is a year we will never forget due to COVID19. Like many families, we won’t be travelling out of the country so we will visit local attractions, take mini breaks and make fun memories as a family.
We recently took a day trip to White house farm in Morpeth, I have lived in Newcastle for over 10 years and yet didn’t know about this farm.
I agree with some other reviews I found online that it had enough activities for kids to fill the day. We didn’t even complete the tour with a 4yrs old and 2yrs old so we would be visiting this farm again for sure. I took my sister in law along and from my previous experience of solo trips with toddlers never say no to an offer for help.
We set off a bit later than planned and stopped to get some cash as learnt from our trip to Brockbush farm that it is handy to have coins for the extra ride options, Sadly I didn’t tell Joel about this stopover and when we got back into the car we had a tantrum which was the first I had experienced from Joel and a hundreds reasons went through my mind, we even contemplated cancelling the trip. At the time, I didn’t know why he was upset but I was determined to not let Tim down on account of his brother.
We arrived at the farm, 45 minutes after our booked slots was relieved we were still able to enter the farm. As soon as we entered the farm Joel was a different child, his face lit up and he was running towards the cows and so excited to see the farm animals.
Our first stop was the cable car rides, so the coins came in handy and Tim had fun riding the car which is one of his favourite bit about this trip. This was the only stop that needed coins.
The next stop was the route to the petting barn which had some small tractors and bikes which the boys jumped on then we spent a bit of time on the trampolines before we got to the Petting barn.
In the Barn, we got to feed the animals and despite Joel being enthusiastic about feeding the goats as soon as we got close, he changed his mind and clung to me throughout. I am not sure what was going on in his head. He is usually the adventurous one 🙂
Tim got to cuddle some of the farm animals (chick and guinea pig) this encouraged Joel to have a go, sadly we didn’t get to cuddle the rabbit due to my sister in laws sudden discomfort with the reptiles and small animals in the barn. This was also the most popular stop,
We had a ride on the tractor across the farm, the view was lovely and the driver was kind and friendly. At the end of the ride, kids are allowed to seat on the tractor which was cool.
At this point we were ready for lunch but the boys wanted to have a go on the slides in the play area.
We found another play area on our way out and also missed some other attractions like the maze and much more.
The farm had a show area but I don’t think they had any shows. After having lunch in the cafe, we were all ready for a much needed nap.
I would recommend this trip and was good value for money. We will be going back for sure with Hubby.