We have been non-stop this Easter weekend and one of our favourite days out was to the Easter event at Sharnfold Farm in Eastbourne. We had visited here before a couple of years ago for their Halloween event and had such a good day that I knew we had to eventually come back for Easter.
The farm itself is free and has a small park and shop inside, as well as animals such as Pigs, Cows, Sheep etc. To take part in their Easter Event was only £5 per child, which I thought was quite good as it included an Easter Farm Trail, Easter Egg Hunt and Tractor ride. We started with the Easter Farm Trail, the kids were all given an A4, double sided work sheet and pencil and we had to follow the animal paw prints round the farm. The worksheet included pictures of different animals who we had to match each paw print too. There were facts about each animal along the way too which the kids had to read carefully as there were questions on the worksheet they had to answer. At the end of each animal we had to draw the paw print in the box next to the animal whose it matched. There were about 9 animals and along the way there were also animal boards where the kids could stick their face in the hole and have a picture.
We were on the trail for a good 45 minutes and I think I had just as much fun as the kids! (Although Harvey did go round most of the trail in a sulk because he would have rather been at home on his Xbox!) He did perk up once we had reached the end of the trail and were directed to the barn for the Easter Egg hunt. All three of them were given little baskets and had to fill them up with multi-coloured plastic balls hidden around the barn in the hay. There was also a golden egg to be found, but there was only one of them. It ended up as a battle of the parents with us all trying to find it first to get the prize! Lola was the one who eventually found it hidden in the haystack where Daryl had previously looked right at the beginning but missed it. The kids traded in there full baskets and got a goody bag which was filled with a sweet wrapped up packet of chocolate and an animal mask. As Lola had found the golden egg she had an extra treat in hers of a Dairy Milk bar (which eventually melted in the bag lol!).
After that we sat in the park for half an hour whilst Mila ran about and played and we waited for the Tractor ride. There was also an inflatable kids go kart track there as well which Lola had a go on (this was £4).
The weather was absolutely amazing and for less than £20 it was definitely worth the journey. We spent a good 2-3 hours there and the kids had a blast. I would definitely recommend a visit there on one of their events. As I said before, we had previously visited at Halloween and they had a huge pumpkin patch as well as a Haunted Toy Trail (similar to the Easter one) which was so much fun. They also do Strawberry picking too! I’ve linked the website below so you can check out when their next events are. We’ll definitely be going back!