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!
Father’s Day pig herding event cancelled
Due to the awful weather, we have made the decision to cancel the pig herding event on 16th June. The farm will still be open from 10am-5pm with lots of animals to see undercover and of course the giant indoor sandpit, indoor Treetops play area and cafe will be open all day.
Forest school taster session tickets now on sale!
We’re running a forest school taster session on June 24th, aimed at 2-5yrs. Come along and see a different side to Mini Meadows Farm. Tickets now on sale, see our events page for more details.
New arrivals and bunnies for sale!
We’ve had some very beautiful new arrivals at the farm – tiny little baby goat kids and fluffy bunnies! They definitely have the cute factor. You can’t take the goat kids home, but you can buy some bunnies! We have baby bunnies for sale as well as a few older rabbits. Please ring 07824 393517 for more details.
Last chance for lamb bottle-feeding
Lamb bottle feeding at the farm will be coming to an end in April, so if you haven’t had a chance to get to us yet for this popular event, be sure to visit before the end of the month in order to bottle feed our lovely little lambs.
Easter Extravaganza and film tickets now on sale
We’re very eggcited about our upcoming Easter Extravaganza over the Easter Bank Holiday weekend – packed full of hopping family fun. Check out our events page for more information.
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.
**CANCELLED** FATHER’S DAY PIG HERDING
16 June 2019
**We have made the decision to cancel this event due to the awful weather. The farm will still be open as usual 10am-5pm, with lots of animals to see undercover and of course the giant indoor sandpit and indoor Treetops play area open all day.**
Make some special memories this Father’s Day with a family day out to Mini Meadows Farm. And for one day only, adults can have a go at herding pigs – it’s harder than it looks! This will be running throughout the day, no need to pre-book. Get a good dose of fresh air, fun and laughter. Come and meet our Highland calves, Molly and Morag, our new and very cute baby goat kids, stroke the rabbits and the fluffy guinea pigs, giggle at the playful chipmunks and keep an eye on your animal feed when you visit the crafty llamas! Simple good fun no matter what your age (or even the weather). Huge indoor play area and sandpit, as well as picnic areas, cafe, outdoor play area and lots of animals to meet and feed. Plus, a tasty hog roast will also be available on Father’s Day only from 12 noon. Open 10am-5pm. Adults/children £5, under-twos free.
FOREST SCHOOL TASTER SESSIONS
24 June 2019
10.30 – 12.00 (SOLD OUT)
1.00 – 2.30 (SOLD OUT)
**Tickets are now sold out. Keep an eye on our website and Facebook page for the announcement of future sessions.**
Come along to Mini Meadows Farm for our forest school taster session. Get messy with some squelchy mud painting and make potions with what you can find…want it to be a magical potion? Just sprinkle on some imagination! Go on a hunt to find some colourful leaves for your leaf crown, make a dream catcher with sticks and wool, and then settle down for storytime around the campfire with a drink and toasted marshmallows.
The forest school taster session will be held in our new paddock complete with campfire circle, tuff trays, a bell tent, trees and space to explore (and of course some muddy areas for those wanting to get messy!).
We will run two sessions, both lasting approximately 1hr30m and suitable for children aged 2-5 years. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Under-twos are welcome to come along free of charge, but please note the activities will be aimed at pre-school children.
The session will be run by a DBS checked qualified primary school teacher with level 3 forest school leader qualification and experience, current outdoor first aid, paediatric first aid and first aid at work certificates.
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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.