Manor Farm and Country Park Family Days Out

Last week we spend a few days down in Hampshire to recharge our batteries and spend some time together. While we were down there we planned a visit to Manor Farm and Country Park with the help of Hampshire's Top Attraction.

Manor Farm is a historic working farm, a place for the whole family to enjoy and interact with the animals. 

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When you first walk into the farm area your greeted with a classic historic farm complete with old farm tractors and various old farm machinery from the past 75 - 100 years. 

We turned up just in time for the first demonstration which was to milk a cow. Families gathered in the cow shed and various children gathered round and took it in turns to milk the cow. It's at this point that the girls actually stepped up and gave it a go which was most unlike them.  

There was lots of hens and chickens roaming around freely as well as some pigs in their little home and hidden at the back huddled together was some very young piglets which the girls enjoyed looking at. 

You also got to look at various things from the past such as old machinery, tools they used and they also had an old caravan from decades ago. 

They also have the original farmhouse open to look around, you'll see the way farmers used to live and what tools they used to turn the milk into butter. During the day they also run school lessons so you can get a taste of what it used to be like. 

This was the view from the farmhouse kitchen which over looks the beautiful kitchen garden which was full of all kinds of vegetables and herbs.

Of course the test for my girls is does it have a play area...well the answer is yes it does, it fact it has a couple. The first one is near the entrance and has lots of climbing things so they can complete a kind of obstacle course. The second is a new Summer area which has toy tractors to ride and hay bales to climb and jump over.

This was just the Manor Farm part, there is lots more to see in and do in the Country Park and lots and lots to explore and lots of areas for picnics. 

This is a great place for people of all ages to enjoy and is somewhere we would visit again in the future. 

We were provided with tickets for Manor Farm for the purpose of this post, all thoughts and opinions are our own.