Last week our little April turned SIX! We wanted to take her somewhere to mark her special day and for us all to feel safe. This would be our fist visit to an attraction post lockdown so we were a little apprehensive. Then it popped up on my newsfeed that Hollow Trees were getting ready to reopen! We used to love going here but it had been a couple of years since our last visit. We booked our slot for the morning of her birthday.
It was so well organised! A separate car park and entrance for farm visitors, a one way system around the farm trail and multiple hand sanitiser stations. It was so easy to simply grab a bit of gel after touching a piece of equipment like a swing or climbing frame. No having to keep getting it out of my bag or reminding them to use it, it was in plain sight and we all automatically used it as we walked past.
Having not been to a park in months we headed straight to Pogal’s Pit to get swinging and sliding! A park in the woods, perfect! The rope swings were a firm favourite for all of us, we even circled back for a second go.
We also enjoyed seeing all the well cared for animals. The extremely vocal goats had us giggling as they followed us on the other side of the fence! This little stand off reminded us of what it can be like at home . . .
To finally be able to explore and climb, to just be kids. It was so lovely to see! We found a little obstacle course in the woods at the end of the farm trail. They decided to have time trials!
With two walks around the trail, lots of fun on the rope swings and a picnic lunch we spent around 3 hours at Hollow Trees. April told me it was the best birthday ever! At just £5 each (under 2s are free) and with pre-booking in place we think it’s a perfect place to visit, especially if like us you are a bit apprehensive about heading out to an attraction.
You can book your tickets HERE