The children little adventure took us to Tilgate Park and we were blown away. It was so green and luscious and the park itself was just beautiful. It was raining so we put on our wellies, macs and hats and made our way through the park and through every puddle.
We heard that there was a little animal enclosure so we put on our explorer hats and made our way through the park in search of the animals. We finally found it in the walled garden. We were amazed by all the animals. There were Meer Cats, big Goats, Chickens and Turkeys roaming free.
We are used to Chickens roaming around so we loved it, Barbara even thought she saw Penny. ( Penny is one of our Chickens at Russell Hill)
We saw the Otters being fed with Crayfishes and other creatures, little Rabbits hopping around and tiny beautiful birds. Then we smelt the Pigs……. YuCK, and with each pen the Pigs grew bigger and bigger and the smell got worse and almost took our breath away. They certainly didn’t smell as rosy as Pinky and Perky.
As the skies cleared and it became warmer the smell became too much for our little noses so we decided to take a stroll down to the lake, passing Goats and Sheep on route.
The lake was beautiful and we were half expecting to see a crocodile in the murky waters. However, we saw an array of the most elegant and beautiful ducks and swans.
We made our way back up and saw some more exotic birds and little creatures that looked like d little field mice. Then there was this cheeky and inquisitive Goat that was standing up at the fence trying to talk to us. We went over, but not too close, just in case he was feeling hungry.
On our way out we went through a little area that houses, fish, snakes, bearded dragons and an array of little mice . We had so much fun with all the different animals that we collected a few toy versions to take back to nursery.
Having left the animal enclosures we explored the maze. With our thinking hats on it didn’t take long for us to find our way out of the big maze, with some of the bigger children leading the way. We then spent some more time just exploring the park and running freely playing tag and hide and seek, as there was oodles of space in which to do so.
We loved the big overhanging trees that we could hide under and the massive tree trunks that we could climb on. After all that exploring it was time for a snack and a little snooze on the way back to nursery.
We had such a great time, we would recommend it to everyone… TILGATE PARK!