We have a Kids` Quiz sheet that has three competitions and the answers can be found on the various notices you see, when you walk around the Blue Walk, White Walk & the Red/Yellow Walks. Enter one, two or three quizzes dependent on which Walks you follow.
The prizes (Nature Spotter books) are kindly supplied by Miles Kelly - Children’s Book Publisher.
Collect your quiz sheet from the Gate House when you next visit (or download a copy) and give it a go! Post your finished quiz form in the box in the Animal Barn.
All correct entries will be put in a draw after the Bluebell Walk is closed. Prize winners will be told by telephone or email. All names and other details will then be destroyed.
We have a petting corner next door to the Bluebell Barn with Pygmy goats, young pigs and mother sheep with their lambs. We take great care to ensure that there are ample warm water hand washing facilities in this area, and we are monitored by Wealden District Council Environmental Health officers, to minimise any risk so parents can be reassured. At Primrose Farm one can see horses and young cattle.
A purpose made viewing gallery is at Parkwood Farm, from which you can look down and see a large herd of cows being milked every day, generally between 3.00pm to 5.00pm. Walking there and back is nearly 3 miles!
In our free to enter Photographic Competition we have an individual class for children aged under 16 on the date of the opening of this year’s Bluebell Walk, with no restriction on the subject of images seen during their visit, with up to 3 images per entrant. Prize winners receive free entries to the following year’s Bluebell Walk, plus their image is displayed on our website and in the Bluebell Barn. Rules and conditions are available here.
Pushchairs can easily be pushed round the Blue Walk in Beatons Wood where one see most of the bluebells as it is lightly gravelled for mobility scooters. The Farm Walks are suitable for pushchairs, but the ground in places can be a little bumpy and muddy when wet. You will not encounter any stiles to climb over as they were all replaced by gates, except the Wild Garlic Walk which has what we call ‘collapsible stiles’, so when pushed down will allow empty pushchairs to be lifted over.
There are three high chairs available in the Bluebell Barn to use when enjoying your refreshments.
The picnic tables in a sheltered corner of the Car Park Field are designed to accommodate wheelchairs or pushchairs.
Baby changing facilities are available in the Accessible Toilet as well as the Ladies toilet.
The second hand book stall run by Action for Medical Research always try and have a selection of children’s books.
There is a playgroup run by Cherry Wood Kids on Fridays when the Walks are not open.