My birthday present from the family was a trip to Abbotsbury, so we hopped in the car and drove along the gorgeous coast road towards the pretty little town. First, we explored the Sub-tropical Gardens, which were lovely, with a unique micro-climate and atmosphere. E loved spotting the Pheasants sitting in the shrubs and B and Izzy managed to drag themselves away from Pokemon Go long enough to appreciate the swinging bench, rope bridge and goldfish ponds.
Next stop was the children’s farm, which the kids loved so much they got a bit emotional when it was time to leave. They loved having a cuddle with the Guinea Pigs, playing on the toy tractors and I have never seen E as happy as he was in the soft play ball pit.
At this point we toyed with the idea of going home. The kids were shattered but didn’t want to leave, yet, so in the end, we decided to press on to the swannery, where we enjoyed the willow maze, the go karts and spotting the cygnets amongst the many many swans. There were also baby Coots and ducklings, which were jumping out of the water to catch flying insects.
We returned home tired but happy.
Total wild time – about 5 hours