When the cows came home they found the chickens had put all their eggs in one basket and the old dog was horsing around. Jump into muddy waters with today's Groupon: £9 for family entrance with a tour, animal feeding and admission to the play barn at Big Sheep & Little Cow.
An all-weather farm attraction with a moo-moo here and an oink-oink there, Big Sheep & Little Cow has herds of friendly farm animals who can be fed by hand. From soft-eared little piglets rustling in the hay to the prickly ball of a shy hedgehog and the delicate hair of a chinchilla, the farm hides plenty of surprises among its more conventional animals. There is a barrel train in which to rumble around on dry weekends and holidays, and an indoor soft play area for rainy ones, providing a dry retreat for exhausted and mega-muddy puddle splashers.
Families of four can pack their wellies in the car and head to the farm for a day. Starting off in the Victorian kitchen for a brief health and safety talk, visitors will then be shown to the smaller animals before being led outside to feel the nibbly tickle of a goat's goatee in an outstretched palm. Having scratched the pigs and patted the tortoises, visitors can head to the play barn for a quick run around before jumping into the tractor sandpit. Adults and Children of all ages can race around in the go-karts, before slumping exhausted into the car for a sleepy ride home.
Qypers have been extremely enthusiastic about the farm, with both parents and children enjoying the activities and facilities.
A lovely place for the kids and adults. A safe haven for the children to fool around and a nice place for exhausted parents to sit and chill! Always friendly helpful staff. The children love the small group tour of the farm and petting animals. We got to wash a huge pot bellied pig too which went down well! Thanks for a great day out which for once didn’t cost the earth!
– genevelac, Qype, Sep 2011