Toddlers visiting Mudchute farm this week can look forward to a strange and wondrous sight. As we walk towards the sheep enclosure, it looks like someone has placed some miniature clouds on the grass. Or balls of cottonwool. Or candyfloss in unusual shades. And then they spring up onto too-long legs that are just beyond their control.
Lambs! LAMBS! Adorable, cute, new lambs.
A single brown one. Some white ones. And…
“Those ones are dalmatians”
Yes, I think I’d like to sneak these into my bag – white ones with black spots.
It’s definitely worth a trip to Mudchute to see them, as well as other Spring arrivals – loads fluffy of yellow ducklings, basking under warm lights. There are black pigs – a huge mummy pig and two smaller ones next door – that are new to us (my toddler LOVES pigs).
As always there’s the chance to buy appropriate food for the residents – the goats are happy to also eat the paper bag it’s served in, if offered. And, this week in the run-up to Easter, there are other activities to enjoy (some for a small fee).
- Two courageous donkeys are offering rides to children aged 3+
- A chance to hold some animals
- Easter bonnet crafting £3
- Easter bonnet parade
- Easter egg hunt (Sunday) £1
- A toddler-friendly merry-go-round. (I know for a fact this costs £1.50)
Here are a few other things to consider:
- The lower paddock (where there’s a duck/goose enclosure) has been developed. It now has a nature trail, some swing-type things and some great places for a picnic.
- The cafe at Mudchute is always good value and does genuinely toddler-friendly food. Plus there’s loads of toys to play with.
- You can combine a trip to the farm with a visit to neighbouring Millwall park and attempt to fulfill a toddler’s wish to go on the zipwire ‘a hundred times because I love it’.
My fellow blogger, Rachel, has already written up everything you need to know about Mudchute farm to plan a visit here.