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It’s animal magic down at the farm for youngsters

By Burton Mail  |  Posted: February 20, 2013

  • 18/02/13 Half Term - Tatenhill, Burton Half Term Activities at the National Adventure Farm in Tatenhill.Victoria and Amelia Astbury

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PARENTS aiming to keep their children occupied during the school holidays have had a helping hand at an East Staffordshire tourist attraction.

The National Forest Adventure Farm, in Tatenhill, welcomed a set of new arrivals just in time for the half-term holiday.

Visitors young and old have been taking a closer look at a host of animals including piglets, calves, chicks and baby rabbits.

Children have also been meeting and bottle feeding the new lambs and calves.

The chicks are housed in a new hatchery in the animal barn, where visitors can see the progress from eggs, to chicks, to poults, to fully grown hens.

Also in the barn, visitors are able to meet the grown-up animals, including cows, donkeys, ponies and pigs.

The site is open daily from 10am to 6pm.

The 25-acre National Forest Adventure Farm is based at Postern House Farm, in Postern Road.

It also features a 3,000 sq m indoor play barn and educational facilities, a 120-seat restaurant and an animal petting barn.

Outdoors there are tractor trailer rides and other attractions.

Owner Tom Robinson said: “The outdoor area of the farm offers the opportunity to get close to farm animals including chickens, pigs, sheep, goats, cows and donkeys.

“The funfield includes pedal go-karts, a jumping pillow, sand pit, assault course, bouncy bull and farmyard crazy golf.”

More information is available by visiting www.adventurefarm.co.uk or calling 01283 533 933.

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