We went on our visit to Cannon Hall Farm this week and had a wonderful time.
First we had to get ready to go, we talked about how to keep ourselves safe then lined up so that we could walk up to the coach. We all remembered to put on our seat belts and remembered to stay sitting until we got to the farm.
When we were on the coach we passed lots of houses on the Manor but then when we reached the country side we began to see lots more fields, some even had animals in them!
It was quite a long journey but soon we started noticing the brown signs which told us the directions to the farm.
Once we arrived at the farm we walked down to the entrance where we were met by Charlotte. She showed us where we were going to have our lunch and we had our snack.
Next we went to the Meercats where we met Gill, she took us on a tour of the farm. She showed us the new born piglets, we all thought they were really funny because they kept jumping all over the mummy pigs. They didn’t seem to mind though because the mummy’s just kept on sleeping. After we saw the piglets Gill took us to the next barn. We were so amazed because the pigs had grown so much in just a few weeks. Some of the pigs like to play football and others raced up and down, teasing their sleeping brother and sisters.
Next we went to the Rare Breeds barn where we saw lots of different animals; there were Llama’s and Alpaca’s, there were goats and sheep, there were horses and ponies. Can you remember which animal is which?
At the end of our tour we had the opportunity to stroke a rabbit and guinea pig. They were very well behaved and felt so soft and warm. We made sure to wash our hands before we left the barns because we didn’t want to risk becoming ill when we put our hands near our mouths.
As we walked to the sheep pens we were lucky enough to watch the ferret racing.
Can you remember what the blue ferret tried to do? He was so cheeky!
We saw lots of sheep in the pens, they were all waiting to have their babies.
Can you remember what a baby sheep is called?
Next it was time to watch the sheep race, we all got a coloured ticket and the green sheep won. Jacob was lucky enough to have the winning ticket and he won the prize of a free day pass. Well done Jacob.
Finally, it was the moment everyone was waiting for, LUNCHTIME! The children did really well eating their picnic lunch but couldn’t wait until they could go to the park. First though we had a quick trip to the reptile house.
Can you remember some of the animals you saw in the reptile house?
The children had a fabulous time exploring the Adventure Playground and were very disappointed when it was time to return to the coach and come back to school. It wasn’t long into the journey before the children began falling asleep.
THANK YOU to all the grownups who came along to help.