Springing into action to enjoy all the country sights - The Solihull Observer

Springing into action to enjoy all the country sights

Solihull Editorial 12th Apr, 2024   0

SPRING HAS arrived – the daffodils are standing tall, the washing is doing the Hokey Cokey on the line and Hatton Country World is welcoming new arrivals.

The Spring Spectacular, held during the Easter holidays, celebrated everything to do with the season from saying hello to new mums and their babies, a magic show, an Easter Egg hunt – and of course the Hatton Grand National.

Armed with our wellies, waterproofs and sunhats – you never know in the Easter holidays – we headed off to the Warwickshire countryside to explore.

There was plenty to keep my two entertained for the whole day with indoor and outdoor activities to enjoy.

There’s farmyard animals to meet, fun fair rides, play parks to enjoy, a tractor ride round the ground, gold to mine and large board games to play.

We began our Hatton Adventure with the farmyard favourites where the slightly older spring arrivals were from goats to lambs chicks and piglets.

My youngest almost burst at the sight of them and when she was told she could give them a fuss she was gone in a flash!

The scales and tails area proved more popular with the eldest who enjoyed hunting out all the snakes and lizards and getting up close to one of them on his lap.

There’s plenty of staff around making sure the animals are happy and are willing to share their knowledge – especially at the falconry show were you can get up close to birds of prey and watch as they swoop and fly around the area.

The day we went there was a sheep giving birth in the new arrivals tent giving visitors a chance to see how newborns are welcomed into the world.

Another highlight for my pair was the Tractor Safari where we got to see all the different types of lambs, cows and horses that call Hatton their home.

We also got to see the infamous ‘smelly-poo mountain’ and ventured through the ‘big-stinky puddle’.

Our day ended as it began – fussing animals.

All in all a good day was had by all and both children were patted down before departure to make sure they hadn’t invited any of their new friends to live with us!


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