As we are trying to arrange a visit for PCHE (Peterborough Christian Home Educators) to Wimpole Home Farm, we were given a voucher for a free visit (the farm is a property that NT members have to pay extra to go into) to ‘prepare’ for our proper visit. So we thought we would go today.
There is a large play area with a Combine Harvester and lots of ride-on tractors, plus another woodland adventure playground. I (Matt) had a few goes on the zip wire and helped the boys to have a go on it too. This part was very extensive and will be great for our PCHE visit. PCHE seems to consist of a lot of HE’d boys from 3 to 12, plus a few girls!
All-in-all the day was very relaxed and we had an opportunity to see most of the property (even had a brief look around Wimpole Hall – 200 year old stately home).
Wimpole Home Farm is basicly an upmarket version of Sacrewell farm, that we visit quite frequently. All very nicely done. There are some incredible old buildings there, one is a large barn with thatched roof plus an octagonal dairy.
There were quite a few opportunities for petting/grooming animals, so we went to the ‘meet and greet’ session with the rabbit and the grooming session with the donkey. We could have done more, but there was so much else to do.