After a ridiculously busy week, my four and I spent a day at Willows Farm with friends to see what they had in store for their Easter Eggstravaganza. Although we go to Willows regularly, it was our first time visiting around Easter time.
The Easter Eggstravaganza, which has just started, runs until 15th April. Easter-themed activities include meeting the Easter Bunny, an Easter egg hunt, pig races, getting close to baby chicks and rabbits as well as cow-milking demonstrations.
Excitement was palpable as we were driving towards St Albans. Our visits to Willows Farm are always full of fun and there’s so much to do there, no two visits are ever the same. Bunny ears went on and off we went on our adventure!
We were handed ‘Peter Rabbit Fun Hunt’ scratch off cards as we went in. We love it when Willows have seasonal fun hunts as they give us a bit of a mission and encourage us to go round the whole farm and look for the clues rather than sticking to our favourite spots.
Beanie & my friend Cé were the most enthusiastic participants. They started looking for the clues straight away and encouraging us all to take part. Beanie was first to spot the answer to the first question!
Mr Tod’s Lair
Every single time we visit Willows, they seem to be adding attractions for the children and we immediately spotted Mr Tod’s Lair, which had just opened. All the children zoomed down the tunnel and into the lair.
We all had so much fun exploring it inside and out… The children could even climb into furniture and find themselves in the cooking pot!!!
A lot of thoughts have clearly gone into these new attractions… To be honest, the children could have stayed there all day.
Super Secret Squirrel Nutkin Test
The Super Secret Squirrel Nutkin Test also opened on Saturday.
We spent ages in the fab new playground! It was a brilliant agility course where the children had to move around like squirrels!
The children absolutely loved putting their balancing and agility skills to the test with the shaky bridge, rope climb with obstacles, shaky tree and long jump challenge.
The petting area is always a favourite with our little ones and they particularly loved cuddling the guinea pigs.
The newborn chicks and adorable baby rabbits were also so cute!
Lily Bobtail and Peter Rabbit entertained the children so much on the stage. It wasn’t too long or too short and there was a lot of singing, booing and dancing.
With seven children in our party, there were lots of requests for toilet breaks, but I found that there were lots of toilets everywhere, so we didn’t have to stop what we were doing to ‘hunt’ for a loo.
We also found that they were many more picnic areas than before and I’m always grateful there is no pressure whatsoever to buy food on site or spend more money than the entrance fee.
It was nice for Cé and I to sit chatting a warm cup of tea and fresh donuts for half an hour and also be able to see the kids having fun together doing the obstacle course again, on the bouncy castles and zip wire.
Tristan the Runaway Tractor
Straight after our very own little Easter egg hunt off the beaten track, we jumped onboard Tristan the Runaway Tractor to check out the lovely Easter display in the woodlands. Our favourite part? Going through a huge puddle!
Easter Egg Hunt
We then headed towards the Easter Garden for the Easter egg hunt.
Little ones could hunt for wooden eggs hidden in the Easter Garden and then exchange them for chocolate eggs. They all loved it.
Willows Farm Easter Eggstravaganza was a Big Hit!
Willows Farm never ceases to impress us and yesterday we were literally immersed in the world of Peter Rabbit from the show to the play area to the hunt for clues around the farm. Spring is finally here, woohoo!
We’ve been to Willows Farm a good dozen times over the past few years and we never get bored of it. We always love it because it changes with the seasons and always has something different to offer. Check what we thought about it in the spring, summer, autumn and winter.
Online advance tickets (the cheapest option) are available on Willows Farm’s website.
Disclosure: We were invited to experience Willows Farm Easter Eggstravaganza, in return for an honest blog post. All thoughts and photos are my own.