29 October 2016

Our sunny day at the Lee Valley Park Farm


This summer we visited a working farm not too far from ours. 

We had lots of fun spotting all the different animals. There were horses, goats, sheep, chicken, owls, falcons, mongoose, cows and bunnies. All kinds, and we got some pretty close encounters! 



toddler wearing sunglasses

green rolling hills and blue skies at lee valley park farm

father and daughter looking at goats

goat climbing on a hut

toddler girl feeding a goat

childs hand feeding a goat

chicken huts at lee valley park farm

daughter on mums shoulders pointing

cows at lee valley park farm

toddler on daddys shoulders

toddler girl standing next to a fence

father and daughter at lee valley park farm

mum walking with toddler at lee valley park farm

dad and daughter looking at a white horse

toddler looking at a horse in a pen

horse and toddler face to face



Those weren't the only animals we saw...

The reason we visited it was because the farm had set up a Paw Patrol day and with a little pup fan in our house, it the felt like a good idea. Well, it wasn't such a great idea when we realised we had to queue over an hour with other little pups... So daddy queued and we ran around the play area while waiting. 

Eventually we got to see Paw Patrol - both Chase and Marshall. My normally quite boisterous and social three year old was so star struck she didn't know what to do with herself. She was all quiet, muted and nervous, staring at her idols. After a bit of coaxing and making sure she was looking at the camera I got snapping.   





toddler cuddling paw patrol chase mascot

toddler looking at paw patrol marshall mascot

toddler in front of paw patrol marshall mascot



It was nice visiting a working farm like this - our daughter being the city girl she is, she doesn't really see animals much. Lee Valley Park Farm is not too long a drive from ours, so easy to get to, and has a lot of things to see and do - lots of animals and lots of play areas too! 


Have you visited any working farms?








34 comments:

  1. What a beautiful day. Lovely to be able to feed the animals. Glad your girl managed to muster the courage to meet her idols. I bet she will love looking back at those photos. #CountyKids

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    1. She has loved seeing these pictures, she is such a big fan :) I'm glad I managed to get a few pictures as it was really busy :)

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  2. The farm looks great, and I love all your photos. Not sure I would fancy queuing an hour to see the Paw Patrol characters but it's going to be worth it to see their faces isn't it?!
    #countrykids

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    1. Ah, the queue was ridiculous. Thankfully there was two of us, so only one had to queue - there were lots of dads standing around that day! :D

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  3. Gorgeous photos. I love her hair.

    Coming over from #CountryKids x

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  4. Gorgeous photos! It looks like a lovely farm, I bet it is quite close to us too! These special things always have such massive queues attached though don't they? But good plan to leave daddy queuing while you went to play! #CountryKids

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    1. It was a crazy queue that day - although to be honest, I heard that in the morning you got to see the pups nearly with no waiting. I think at afternoon it was just ridiculously busy.

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  5. It looks rather like a version of Coombe Mill here! A great place to have near you for animal visiting and they look really well set up for young children too. I love the idea of the fun day with Paw Patrol, I'm sure this was a huge success with everyone if a little scary being so tall! Gorgeous photos and oh how miss the t shirts of summer now!

    Thank you for sharing with me on #CountryKids

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    1. Yeah I can imagine it is the same idea, although at this farm you can't stay overnight, it is just a day attraction. I think the pups were a main attraction for many that day - it was heaving! :)

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  6. Well this looks like a lovely farm but oh man my kids would love to meet the paw patrol, so I can imagine how happy your little lady was, even if she was a little starstruck! Xx #countrykids

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    1. She was sooooo excited! I was a little excited too after being subjected to many many hours of Paw Patrol :D

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  7. Nice that inner city areas set up farms. Living in the countryside as we do we take animals for granted. Nice added attraction with Paw Patrol
    A friend of mine work at Lee Valley Camp Site for a few years so I recognise the name of the area. #countrykids

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    1. There are inner city area farms too (Hackney farm springs to mind) but this is actually near Lee Valley Park, so it is already countryside :) Never been to the campsite though :)

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  8. Aww, my youngest would be so excited to see Paw Patrol! That looks like a really lovely farm and the animals looked well cared for. #countrykids

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    1. I bet they'd be excited! Paw Patrol seems to be such a big deal at the moment, so many kids are obsessed with it :)

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  9. This sounds fun, my little one would love to meet her favourite Paw Patrol friends! #CountryKids

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    1. I bet! They are great :) Her favourite's are Marshall and Skye :)

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  10. Looks lik a lovely day out. Love the close up with the horse, too cute x

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    1. I was so surprised how close the horse came! It was great, and I managed to grab a shot :)

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  11. My daughter would've been so excited to meet the Paw Patrol squad! The farm looks fabulous. #countrykids

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    1. Oh the farm is lovely - lots and lots to see - you could spend nearly a whole day there.

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  12. That looks like a fun day out! I love goats, they are so lovely. And how fab that Paw Patrol were there too! #CountryKids

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    1. It was fab - a special day, and I think it brought lots of extra visitors there :)

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  13. Sounds like a great day out - we love visiting working farms, and the Paw Patrol pups! I'd be more excited than mine to see them! #CountryKids

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    1. I know! After so many hours of Paw Patrol you start to get into it too ha ha ;)

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  14. Lovely pictures and looks like you had fun! Love those white cute goats! #countrykids

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    1. They were so sweet, and there were some baby goats too :)

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  15. What gorgeous photos and looks like you had a beautiful day to visit the farm. How lovely that you got to meet the Paw Patrol pups too and have a photo taken with them :-) #countrykids

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    1. Thank you :) It was such a lovely day out and I really enjoyed it. We had fun, even if much of it was spent queuing ha ha!

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  16. Oh wow! That looks like a lovely farm, lots of things to do and see and I love your photos too. #countrykids

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    1. Ah it was - we will have to visit again someday!

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  17. What a great day for your little lady and you even got to meet Paw Patrol! Great photos #CountyKids

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    1. She was so ridiculously excited about meeting them - much more than the real animals ha ha!

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