Travel A Day Out; National Forest Adventure Farm

It’s a running joke in our house that I am obsessed with animals. Any idea for a day out from me generally is go the zoo, the petting zoo or in this case The National Forest Adventure Farm

The National Forest Adventure Farm though, is more than just a farm, it is a children’s paradise with animals large and small, the ability to feed the animals, to pet them, a soft play for all ages, outdoor adventure playground and this year’s Maize Maze celebrating 30 years of JCB.

If you don’t know who JCB are well they are the digger people.



The toddlers paradise.

Finally managing to prize him away from the diggers and sand off we went to search out the animals on the farm.

Walking on the Farm

The great thing about the National Forest Adventure Farm is that you can feed pretty much any of the animals (except the reindeer and the ponies which require special food). You buy animal feed for a Ā£1 at the entrance and off you go. We bought 2 pots which was more than enough for an excited little boy who dropped as much as he fed!

Feeding the Sheep

After the goat’s we headed down towards the Maize Maze, where this year’s tent activity in line with the JCB celebration is a brick laying activity!


Our little Toddler Brickie.

Once the wall was built to the inspectors satisfaction we headed into the Maize Maze which was in the shape of a digger, with a digger in pride of place. The toddler went sprinting off and we were told it would take about an hour and to wave our flag if we needed rescuing.

Maize Maze

The toddler lasted 500m and the baby started to cry.

We turned around and went for lunch. But don’t worry the toddler still got to play on the digger – just the inflatable one with slide.

Inflatable digger

After a full hour running round the whole outside adventure playground it was time to call it a day and take the little boys home. Happy, exhausted and digger-ed out!

The National Forest Adventure Farm in Staffordshire is Ā£10.75 per person, paying as soon as you are over 2. We had a full day out with lots of variety so you definitely would get value for money. I’d make sure to pack a picnic though!

Disclaimer; We received free entry for the purposes of this review. All opinions are my own.

Monkey and Mouse



  1. July 22, 2015 / 9:58 pm

    This place sounds incredible. Evie’s dad is already begging we come here, more for him than our daughter I think! šŸ˜€ The mini JCB’s are so cute. I love Maize Maze’s. They’re so much fun. I bet your little one LOVED brick laying too. Thank you so much for linking up to #whatevertheweather xx

    • Laura
      July 23, 2015 / 3:47 am

      It is such an amazing farm, with a massive variety of things to do it really is a FULL day out which is fantastic. I think the brick laying had to be my highlight xx

  2. July 22, 2015 / 11:47 pm

    Wow, this would be my toddler’s dream day out! How fab is that activity building a wall, I would like to have a go! We got lost in a maze last year ay Blenheim palace so have been avoiding them this year, ha! Lovely photos šŸ™‚
    Becky x

    • Laura
      July 23, 2015 / 3:46 am

      Is it wrong that I nearly took the trowel off him to have a go?? X

  3. July 23, 2015 / 2:05 am

    This sounds so much fun – given that I grew up in Staffordshire, how have I never heard of this place?! #whatevertheweather

    • Laura
      July 23, 2015 / 3:45 am

      I didn’t realise you were from Staffs Cathy! It really is an amazing farm and day out, Burton ways so only 20 minutes from my mum! I love it, it’s my favourite farm ever! Last year my mum took my cousin and the Maize Maze was all about scarecrows with the Julia Donaldson book the Scarecrow Wedding, so she got me a SIGNED copy and instead of bricklaying got to make a scarecrow! X

  4. July 23, 2015 / 1:20 pm

    The National Forest Adventure Farm looks brilliant! So many things to do and lots of fun for wee ones. The inflatable slide looks amazing! I love the look on his face feeding the animals, very cute.

    Great video of the bricklaying, he’s going to be quite handy when he gets older!

    Thanks for linking up to #whatevertheweather . šŸ™‚ xx

  5. July 23, 2015 / 1:39 pm

    I’m not sure we would have ever got Tin Box Tot away from those diggers! We went to a farm last weekend and she was more interested in the playground. I think I’m going to have to plan any similar visits a bit better during our holidays so that we find the slides and swings at the end of our day šŸ™‚ #whatevertheweather x

  6. July 24, 2015 / 4:09 pm

    I want to try bricklaying myself!

    What lovely day out. Its really fun in there and so many things to do. We always wanted to go there but its too far from us.


    • Laura
      July 25, 2015 / 4:54 pm

      I really wanted to bricklay as well!! The baby strapped to me stopped me.

      It’s such a fantastic place and I’m so lucky its only 20 mins from my mum! X

  7. August 7, 2015 / 6:01 pm

    This looks fab, I bet the diggers are every little boys dream! x

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