Milton Keynes for kids: a visit to Thrift Farm

Coming often to Milton Keynes to visit my partner’s family, we have recently started to look for things to do with our 18 month old, and so far we haven’t been let down by the local offering.

Among the things we did though, our visit at Thrift Farm is definitely on the higher step of the podium.

alpaca-thrift-farmGoats, pigs, rabbits, and alpacas are just few of the animals kids can see, feed, and on some occasions also pet! In fact, the farm among other activities, organise petting sessions with small animals such as the super cute guinea pigs our son absolutely loved. We loved feeding the goat straight from our hand (the farm provide food for the animals and each stable has a sign where is clearly stated whether you can or cannot feed that animal), as well as the alpacas one of which has such a peculiar look thank to its blue and white eyes, I am not sure my pics were able to catch the weirdness but that look will stay with us for a while.

During the day the farm offers different activities, we went to collect the hen’s eggs and our Sammy managed to make an impression breaking one of them which he found very funny.

We went on a quite windy cold day so couldn’t make the most of the outside playground but we are definitely planning to come around again in springtime when the café (currently closed for refurbishment) will be reopened, and we will be able to perhaps have a picnic taking advantage of the wooden benches spread around the property.

Kids are free under 18 months but after that, their ticket will cost you £7.50, adults £8.50 each, and perhaps this farm is not the cheapest we have visited but once the cafe will be reopened, and all the activities will be resumed, it might be worth the price.

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