Many inner city children have heard about farmyards from nursery rhymes and picture books. Sometimes they are represented on children’s TV with talking or singing animals, who have anthropomorphised. Despite being a popular subject for children’s stories, many young children will never get the opportunity to visit a real farm environment. In fairness, working farm environments can be very dangerous to children, because there are lots of pieces of hazardous equipment which could pose a risk to youngsters. However, if you still want to show your children a real life farmyard environment, taking a trip to a farm park can be a really good idea.
A farm park is designed to keep young children and their family entertained for a day out, whilst also helping to let them experience some farmyard things. This can PARQUE JAGUEL help young children to develop a better understanding of the farmyard stories that they enjoy so much. As well as educating children, there are plenty of other things which might be spotted in a farm park environment.
Most farm parks have an animal viewing or petting area, which will give children the chance to meet and interact with the animals that are traditionally kept on a farm. Whether or not children will be able to pet the animals can depend upon which animals are on show, and whether there are any special circumstances at that time. Any young child which is petting or feeding an animal should always be supervised by a responsible parent or guardian.
There may be the opportunity to see real farm machinery in a safe environment. Although children won’t be able to drive real tractors, there are usually plenty of toy tractors or other representations of farm vehicles available for the children to mess about on.
As well as farm-based play, there may be adventure areas which are designed outside of the farmyard/countryside theme. These play areas are usually aimed at the same target audience as the rest of the farm park and are therefore thrilling adventures for little people.
In summer, some parks even grow their own mazes! It is really easy for farmers to grow mazes out of maize crops. It is so easy that farmers usually change the layout of their mazes every year, so that people can keep coming back, again and again.
Some of these parks include falconry displays, so that children may learn about animals in the wider countryside, as well as animals that live on the farm. Falconry displays show off the majestic beauty of birds-of-prey which might not normally be spotted in the city.
Pumpkin picking or carving is also a fun activity which may be spotted at a farm park once late October comes around. Farm park staff will guide children as to how to carve their pumpkins into scary but artistic shapes. This is perfect for a little Halloween fun.