Hoppy Easter at Tapnell Farm Park

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Have a Hoppy Easter at Tapnell Farm Park

For Easter fun and bundles of cuteness, look no further than Tapnell Farm Park this Half Term!

We will have lots of eggcellent activities happening throughout the park.

You can help the Keepers look after baby lambs in the twice daily bottle feeding sessions, as well as join in all our other Animal Encounters happening throughout the day.

Say hello to our little critters in our new Bugs and Beasties show, and of course hand-feed the wonderful mob of Wallabies, and meet the Meerkats!

Our friendly Easter Bunny will be hopping around the park meeting and greeting you all with a few tricks and treats up his sleeves and will also be running fun Bunny Hop Races at certain times of the day. Have you got what it takes to beat the Easter Rabbit at his own game?

Feeling Creative? We have that covered too! Join us for free Easter themed craft sessions, and take home something lovely to decorate the house with this Easter.

Spring brings new improvements and we are constantly adding more fun for everyone! Have you had a go at our new farm themed Crazy Golf yet?* or challenged a parent in our Farm Park Footie Shoot Out?

We have great eateries if you are feeling peckish, including our award winning café serving delicious and healthy treats, and our Stone Baked Pizza shack. For special occasions why not pop over the The Cow Bar and Restaurant which is on site – Booking essential during peek times.

With all this and much more, we have a full day of fun covered for the whole family this Easter.

Farm park entry applies - don't forget you can purchase your admission tickets online ahead of your visit for last years prices!**


*paid locally

** Must be purchased by midnight the day before you visit. Cannot be purchased on the same day of arrival.

Our Easter Event Schedule:

Keep an eye out in the farm park for the following activities...

Fri 5th to Fri 12th

Lamb Feeding, Bugs & Beasties Show, Easter Crafts/Craft Station, Face Painting*

Sat 13th to Monday 22nd

Fun with the Easter Bunny, take part in the Bunny Hop Racing, Lamb Feeding, Bugs and Beasties show, Face Painting and Easter Crafts.

Sunday 14th

Additional Easter Slime Workshop* (12 – 3pm)

Join Splat Slime during the Easter Holidays for an afternoon of Easter themed slime making!!! What will you create?

Make & decorate your slime - £5 per pot
Easter colours, sequins, glitters, floam beads and yummy scented slimes! You choose!

We will be in the party room from 12pm - 3pm. Pop in anytime!
(There maybe a wait during busy times)

Cash or card accepted on the day.

Recommended age around 5/6 yrs upwards. Accompanied children only. Happy for those slightly younger to join in but they will need their grown-ups help :)


Not suitable for under 3 yrs.

https://www.facebook.com/events/2592057857535120/


*Paid Locally.

Our Little Lambs

Every year our dedicated keeper team home a little flock of baby lambs in the farm park from March. The team work through day and night to keep the lambs warm and well fed. At Easter, when the lambs have settled in, the keeper team welcome visitors to help them feed the lambs too.

The lambs have been rescued by local farmers in their lambing season as sometimes Ewes are unable to care for some of their offspring. This normally happens if the mother gives birth to two or three lambs and doesn't have enough milk to go round, or if the lamb is too weak to stand and feed. Farmers take these lambs in and hand feed them to make sure they are getting the right care. As you can imagine though, farmers will have their hands full.. so that's where we come in! We have been helping other farmers with their lambs long before the farm park opened, but think it is lovely to now share this experience with our customers..

The lambs will eventually grow strong and will get to play outside in our paddocks until they no longer depend on us, and can be returned to the fields with their families.

Health & Safety

The lambs are kept in a large, warm indoor pen whilst they are being nursed. Customers will be able to pet and feed the lambs over their pen walls, at selected times of the day. Our keepers will be on hand to make sure they are being fed correctly, and will ensure that everyone washes their hands thoroughly after.

As a precaution we advise that pregnant women should not pet the lambs themselves - more information on this can be found on the NHS website

https://www.nhs.uk/common-health-questions/pregnancy/why-should-pregnant-women-avoid-sheep-during-the-lambing-season/