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Udderly Brilliant ‘Day Away’

On Thursday 29th August, we took 9 of our children and 9 volunteers to Odds Farm Park in High Wycombe. We had a fun filled day with so many activities for the children to take part in. When we arrived we headed straight for the tractor trailer ride and enjoyed seeing lots of animals on the drive. We saw cows, different varieties of sheep, goats and some pigs!

Next, we went into the animal barn to see all the goats and sheep who weren’t on a diet! In the barn they were having ‘bunny time’ so we all enjoyed stroking the different bunnies before feeding the animals. Each child and volunteer had a bag of food to feed sheep and goats in the barn. Some of the children were nervous to begin with but were really proud when they gained the confidence to feed the animals themselves.

Before lunch, the children and volunteers had fun going round the go kart track on the pedal go karts. It was lovely to see lots of them waiting patiently to be able to go on the double go kart together with their volunteer or other children. We had our packed lunches together before heading out to watch the piggies being fed their lunch!

Next, the children had some time in the adventure playground before it was time to visit the chickens! All the children got a chance to feed the chickens and collect an egg from the barn. They really enjoyed finding the eggs and carefully giving them in to the farmer. Next we went round the adventure maze where Jess, Tess and Vicky were very glad they all managed to complete it without getting lost! One of the children solved the maze in 2 minutes!

After the adventure maze, we went back to the animal barn to watch the goat show where we got to meet and learn more about some of the farm’s youngest goats. There was just enough time after the show for the children to have some fun in the soft play area before a quick visit to the gift shop and getting the coach home. Everyone had a great time on the ‘Day Away’, a huge ‘thank you’ to the Wokingham Lions Club for supporting this event and making it all possible! To see more photos click here.

Leo and Wokingham Lions Club representatives waving the children off on the Day Away

Posted on 30th August 2019

“C now has a small bunch of friends who he talks to about everything. At the start he appeared kind of lonely but over time he has integrated and has people to talk to about things he enjoys!”

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