Keeping the kids entertained can be challenging at the best of times, let alone with social distancing rules enforced and the grandparents prohibited from babysitting every so often.
But after recent announcements, it looks like things are about to change. And we’re happy to hear that more local hotspots are opening their doors to make sure the whole family can have a little fun…
Bocketts is back
Of course, there are restrictions on daily visitor numbers and numerous measurements in place when visiting, but Bocketts Farm is re-opening the gates on 4 July.
There’s been plenty of new arrivals since we last visited, so we recommend regularly checking their website and social media for info on how to grab tickets when they become available.
Celebrate Summer at Garsons
‘Tis the season of strawberries and cherries, so why not gather the kids (and your wicker basket) for a spot of fruit picking at Garson’s Farm?
That’s right, the Pick Your Own farm is back in business and overflowing with fresh fruit and veggies that need picking (…and eating). Better still, an adults pass is just £4 , children go for £1 and infants under two are free. Book in advance here.
Head to Hobbledown
More good news, Hobbledown has already re-opened its zoo for the first time since lockdown. And although the adventure park remains closed, the animals are eagerly awaiting your arrival.
There’s plenty of new additions too, from lemurs to lorikeets, as well as the birds of prey show open for guests. Again, tickets must be pre-booked to help manage the capacity, so head to their website to book your slot.
Take a Mosey at Mayfield
It’s been a stressful couple of months, so we reckon a stroll through the lavender fields is just what you and the kids need. The Mayfield Lavender farm is now open every day until late August, and the lavender is due to bloom in the next week or two!
Believe it or not, you don’t need to book this one – but numbers are controlled, so be prepared to wait if visiting at peak times. For more info, head to their website here.
A World of Adventure awaits at Chessington
In case you didn’t know, Chessington Zoo is already open, but the theme park and hotel will be back from the 4 July too!
Everyone, even annual passholders, need to pre-book their tickets online to guarantee entry – which you can do here. Your temperature will be checked upon arrival, and everyone is encouraged to where face mask coverings during their visit – but other than that, it should be great fun!
Feature Image taken from Chessington World of Adventures.