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Christmas Tree Farm (Kent)
Member Name: weeonelass
Christmas Tree Farm (Kent)
Date: 03/12/01, updated on 03/12/01 (2367 review reads)
Advantages: fun day for the children, cheap, clean
Disadvantages: hard to find
When I was little farms were a part of our childhood. On a sunday we would get in a the car and drive until we found a children's farm so we could feed the animals. Now, unfortunatly they are slowly but surely closing due to lack of funding.
When we had our daughter we decided to look for a farm and came accross christmas tree farm, which by the way is not full of christmas trees. It is in the heart of kent off the m25 junction 4 in Down village near Cudham.
When you approach the car park you can see all the sweet animals running around in the fields. It costs 50p for children over two and £1.50 for adults. Under two's are free. You can also purchase food to feed the chickens, goats and ducks. All the animals are in large open pens roaming around. They are not in enclosed spaces and people are free to enter the chickens, goats, horses and sheeps section. The only sections that you can not enter are the ostriches, bull's, cows and pigs. Everywhere else the children can go and feed an animal by hand. Our daughter loves the chickens as they all run along behind her looking for food and when she sits down to feed them they came up close and some will eat from her hand.
They have a small pet enclosure where the biggest rabbits you have ever seen are homed with the chipmonks and guinea pigs. Once we went and they had a cage full of the farm cat's kittens for all the children to see.
The reason I think this is a particularly good farm is the way they encourage the children to mix with the animals but also to wash there hands afterwards. Other facilites here are the cafe where you can buy homemade cakes and other refreashments at reasonable prices. There are picnic tables set out for you to sit at but you are not allowed to take your own picnic although next door is a huge counrty park where they encourage people to picnic.
If this is not enough for you then you can also visit the animal rescue centr
e at foal farm which is further down towards Biggin Hill from Down. About a ten minute drive away. Here you can see cats, dogs, donkeys and even ducks. If you are lucky they may let you take one home!!!!!
On the whole it is a great day out and fun for all the children and adults and there are lots of other places to visit in the area but i would still love to know why it is called christmas tree farm.
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