If you’re looking for a brilliant family day out this coming Bank holiday or over the Summer holidays then I thoroughly recommend Brockett’s Farm Park in Fetcham, Surrey. It is a working family farm set in the very picturesque Surrey countryside and just south of Leatherhead and near Junction 9 on the M25. Brockett’s Farm is also easy to get to via public transport.It is a fantastic day out regardless what the the weather is like as there are indoor and outdoor activities for children to partake in and keep them occupied for many an hour.
Brockett’s Park Farm is open 7 days a week from 10am-5:30pm. Entrance to Brockett’s Park Farm is currently, £9 for adults, £7:80 for a 2 year old child, £9.60 for 3-17 year olds and children under 2 years of age are free. In terms of admission prices, this is not as expensive as Hobbledown Farm or as cheap as Godstone Farm. Car parking is free.
On entrance to the farm, one of the first attractions that you will encounter is the Young Drivers circuit where children can pedal cars around an enclosed track which involves ramps, a filling station, tunnels and parking bays etc. Our son J absolutely loved this and spent quite a while being pushed this track by me! There is also the Super 6 trampolines which is a raised platform containing 6 small trampolines where you are able to take accompany your children on one of these trampolines – J absolutely loved these trampolines. Another main attraction is “Little Hoppington Animal Village” where children can handle animals and milk goats at pre-arranged times – you will be handed a flyer informing you of these on paying for your tickets – please be aware that these are subject to change or delay due to weather or farm operation. Little Hoppington houses rabbits – of different types, chinchillas, chickens, guinea pigs etc. which are all contained in enclosures on the floor so that children can see them easily. Amongst these main attractions are littered smaller games and activities such as “Meet the Tractor” which J spent 20 minutes investigating.
One of our favourite attractions was the outdoor adventure course with it’s monkey slides, smaller slides, swings, tractors, sand pits, towers, houses, tunnels, trampolines etc. This course allowed for hours of exploration and interaction with other children – J was in his element. This course has plenty of picnic benches and seating for eating and resting – not that we had much opportunity for this with J running and climbing on everything in pure excitement! Not far from the adventure course is a wishing well which J thoroughly enjoyed throwing pennies into and making wishes for lots of family members needless to say my purse was much lighter before we left the farm.
There are also a number of daily events running at the farm – all subject to weather, delay or change – of which you will be informed of by announcements. The events running at the time we visited the farm were, goat milking, animal handling, pig racing, tractor rides, pony rides & panning for gold – an activity J would have loved however, it was cancelled.
Having arrived at 12pm and after feeding both children we entered the park at about 12:30pm this left a limited amount of time to try a few of the other play and exploration activities as well as, the animal time events such as pig racing however, we intend to return to Brockett’s Farm very soon and complete our exploration of the farm.
Tips for visiting Brockett’s Farm Park:
- If visiting the farm on a weekend day allow enough time to explore the farm and activities that it offers – we spent 2 hours there and there was still so much to see!
- If possible visit the farm on a week day as it may be less busy.
- If you need to breast feed your child and require a private area in order to do so, please ask a member of staff who will direct you to a place where you can do this.
- Take a picnic with you.
- Remember to take some money for the purchase of items from the gift shop at the farm – items are reasonably priced – we purchased two tractors for J!