**February Half Term: If you’re planning to visit us this week, we advise you plan to arrive after lunch as the mornings are very busy!**
Mini Meadows Farm is our lovely children’s farm park set in 12 acres of rolling countryside on the Northamptonshire and Leicestershire border.
Come and meet our cute, not quite so cute, large and small farm animals. Learn what they eat using our colour-coded feed buckets, stroke the guinea pigs and rabbits, and if you’re lucky you may even see a chick hatching!
Go exploring on our reservoir walk, build sandcastles in our huge indoor sandpit, and have fun on our fantastic indoor and outdoor wooden play areas.
Our cafe’s coffee, homemade cakes and light lunches are delicious, and we also have picnic areas and lots of space to run off some energy. It’s a great value day out for adults and children alike, whatever the weather.
Take a look at our events page to see what’s coming up. We look forward to seeing you soon!
Tickets now on sale for ‘Mother’s Day Afternoon Tea’
Make special memories this Mother’s Day and join us at Mini Meadows Farm for afternoon tea! Enjoy a delightful treat of homemade delicious sandwiches and yummy cakes, and why not make a full day of it and visit the farm park too. Tables for afternoon tea must be pre-booked in advance and are limited in number so be quick! Check out our events page for more information and to buy tickets.
Happy New Year to all of our lovely visitors! We’re getting ready to welcome some new additions to the farm in spring – cute little lambs sure to melt your heart. This is always a memory-making visit for the little ones as we run lamb bottle-feeding sessions throughout the day, every day, for about 6-8 weeks. Lamb bottle-feeding starts at the end of February. For more details, have a look at our events page.
Animals move indoors/undercover for winter
December is here and we wish you all a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year! All of our animals have been moved either indoors or under cover during these winter months to make sure they’re nice and snuggly, which is good news for you too as you don’t even need to get your boots muddy when you come to meet them. We are closing for a few days over the festive period, but not for long – from 3pm on Christmas Eve, all day on Christmas Day, Boxing Day, New Years Eve and New Years Day. Normal opening hours from January 2nd 2019. Thank you for your support in 2018 – we really do appreciate it.
Christmas events at the farm
Now Halloween is over, we’re gearing up for Christmas at the farm. We’ve got lots planned, including ‘Story time and gingerbread decorating with Mrs Claus’ for the little ones, and our ‘Winter Wonderland’ parties – games, a disco and snow! We will also be running are usual festive crafting and kids activities over two weekends (8th/9th and 15th/16th), when we will also have carol singers and a brass band.
Launching… the Mini Meadows Farm calendar 2019
We have produced a lovely 2019 calendar full of pictures of our Mini Meadows Farm animals, sure to make you smile! They are now available to buy from the farm at £5 each, but hurry, we only have a limited number. All proceeds will be going to VSO (Voluntary Services Overseas) to help establish a small farm in Tanzania.
Treetops indoor play – reduced entry after 3pm
To make the most of The Treetops, we have a reduced entry price to the farm after 3pm (£2.50) – perfect for after school entertainment! The Treetops opened a year ago and is a huge hit with children of all ages. It includes climbing walls and rope bridges, huge slides, tunnels and funky lighting, and there’s even a separate area for toddlers – small enough for little legs but still just as fun. Click here to watch the video.
From February 25th 2019 – mid-April
Sessions throughout the day
Join us this spring at Mini Meadows Farm to bottle-feed our lovely little lambs. Come and meet our other cute newborn animals in the baby barn, explore our huge indoor play area, The Treetops, and of course don’t forget our other larger animals will be waiting to meet you.
Bottle-feeding the lambs will start in mid-February and continue for a good 8 weeks, 7 days a week. We feed the lambs throughout the day, but to begin with in the first few weeks we have a limited number of bottles per session (when the lambs are really small, they naturally cannot drink/eat as much).
Sessions last approximately 15 mins and we ask that you are at the lamb pens 5 minutes before your session starts. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Normal farm entry price (£5 per child/adult and under-twos free) plus £1 per bottle.
PRE-BOOKING: Bottle-feeding the lambs is very popular. To avoid disappointment, please phone us on 07824 393517 the morning you are planning to visit us, in order to reserve a bottle for one of our feeding sessions that day.
MOTHER’S DAY AFTERNOON TEA
31st March 2019
Spend quality time together this Mother’s Day and join us at Mini Meadows Farm for afternoon tea and some simple good family fun. Enjoy a selection of beautifully presented savoury sandwiches followed by delicious homemade scones and cakes, and of course a lovely cup of tea (or coffee if you prefer). We’ll even have some thoughtful Mother’s Day themed activities at your table to keep your little ones entertained and mums smiling.
And if you’d like to visit the farm park to meet and feed our lovely animals after or even before you’ve enjoyed your scrummy afternoon tea, we’ll give every child in your party a complimentary bucket of animal feed and a bottle ticket for one of our lamb bottle-feeding sessions that day. Come and make some special memories!
Please note, tickets for afternoon tea must be pre-booked and do not include farm park entry. £14.95 per person. Minimum two people, maximum five people per table.
19th – 22nd April
Join us for some hopping fun throughout the Easter Bank Holiday weekend at our Easter Extravaganza! We’ve got lots of eggciting fun and games planned for the whole family. Take part in our egg and spoon races for little and long legs, go on a bunny hunt and hold our cute chicks and ducklings. Get crafty and make a sock bunny, let our face painter transform you into your favourite animal and bottle feed our little lambs. Normal farm entry price plus tokens (£1 each) to take part in the activities.
PLUS… come along to our film afternoons to watch that cheeky bunny, ‘Hop’. We’ll be showing the film every afternoon at 3pm on the 19th, 20th, 21st and 22nd April. Tickets are £5.95 each (adults and under-ones free) and must be pre-booked online and do not include farm park or Treetops play area entry. Tickets include some yummy popcorn. Bring your own beanbag/cushion! Due to space, maximum one adult per child aged over one. Tickets on sale soon!
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We have a whole programme of events lined up for the next year but for the next three months we have:
1. The launch of our new amazing indoor play area.
2. Freaky Farm Farm for Halloween (dates to be confirmed)
3. The BIG Christmas shop...wait and see
Our tractor racing circuit is in full swing for the next month, until the 20th September when the big build will start for our huge indoor play area. This is not going to be some awful plastic ball pit but an amazing chunky wooden structure with dens, climbing ropes and places to hide. Fingers crossed it will be open by the end of October.