With a free Sunday last weekend, we decided to venture across the water to Old Macdonalds Farm in Brentwood. We’ve never been before as it always seems so far away. But actually we jumped in the car and 35 minutes later we were parked up in the car park ready to go.
So it’s a cross between a farm, a play area, and a theme park. Entrance prices were pretty reasonable especially as I had a £10 off voucher. Peppa Pig was visiting the farm on the Sunday we went, so it was quite busy. There was a range of animals to see your usual farm animals plus some random ones in there too like meerkats, otters, and emus. There were lots of fun little facts on the way round, plus each animal had a feeding area, so the kids could safely feed the animals.
The layout of the farm means that you can see the majority of the animals then go to the other side to go on the rides. Mop top loved the sand pit area, it has different size diggers to play on. There were a few rides Mop Top was too small for but still plenty of other rides and play areas she could play on.
We did see Peppa, but it was pretty much a conveyor belt of small children passing by. Quick picture then move on. We managed to get pretty close to the front of the queue on the first session, but after that the queue was ridiculous for most of the day. And I have to say I probably wouldn’t have waited.
I’d say it’s worth a visit, I can’t see us returning any time soon as we pretty much did it all. When Mop Top is bigger we may return to go on the other rides.
I grabbed a voucher of a leaflet from a local shop, so make sure you get a discount voucher to save you some pennies!