Folly Farm has been around since I was a little baby. When I was younger we used to get season passes every year and each time was as amazing as the last. During Easter Weekend, Dan and I went back home to see my parents, of course we wanted to do something on Easter Sunday and I fancied going to Folly Farm for a while, so we head down Tenby way for a jolly day out.
Folly Farm has changed a hell of a lot since I was there last. First of all it didn’t have a zoo. Folly Farm now boasts a vast variety of animals from across the world such as lions and rhinos but I’ll come back to them later. The farm itself has changed so much as well, it was so clean!! All the seats made of hay are long long gone and it looks more spacious than I remembered it. Gone are the days where you can give milk to the goats and the days where you could milk the cow, Obviously due to health and safety you can’t have anything like that anymore.
My favourite part of this new farm is the fact you can watch the baby chicks hatch. They were the most adorable things ever…until they stretched their neck to reveal saggy skin…that was pretty gross.
The playground has changed quite a bit since I was younger too, not that it looks bad now, it just doesn’t look the same.
Now on to the Zoo and what a Zoo it is!!! I absolutely love it!! The enclosures were massive and they had animals that I never even heard of. Where the giraffes were situated you could see houses in the background and all I could think of was ‘How amazing!! Every morning when they look out their window they’re able to see a silhouette of a giraffe”. What a way to wake up eh? Turns out my friends grandparents live in one of those houses!!
I think my personal favourite animal was the Ocelots!! I have never ever in my like seen Ocelots before and they look so cute. Unfortunately they were both sleeping but it doesn’t matter because I still got to see them regardless. I always think of Salvador Dali when I think of Ocelots.
The indoor Fair was a big with Dan and I as well as my parents. All retro rides which were quite aggressive when it came to speed. I think it was my mothers favourite part of Folly Farm. They also has a mini reptile house too which they were still building. Of course a reptile house isn’t a reptile house with a big ass snake!!! He was HUUGE!! I love snakes I own one myself to I do love seeing them!!
All in all an absolute perfect day!! You do not need children to enjoy Folly Farm but you can use them as an excuse to visit!! I’ll definitely be returning when the sun is shining and when the weather is hot!! Hopefully then the Ocelots will be out and about.