Pink Pig Farm is a lovely day out, across the bridge around 30 minutes drive from Hull. We’ve been a few times before and have always enjoyed it. My daughter was due to have her school trip here on 23rd March, that turned out to be our first home-school day! She has been asking to go all through lockdown so now they are back open we couldn’t wait to go, I told her this was a mummy home-school school trip!
What’s New? All of the outdoor areas are open – the play areas and the path through the animals. There is a fantastic new hay barn area with bales, ropes and tunnels. There is also a pirate treasure hunt around the outdoor areas running across the summer. The indoor soft play area and imagination play area are still closed and the tractor rides aren’t running. They have a good one way system in place, lots of hand sanitising stations and lots of info on arrival about the Covid19 policies. As we were outdoors and everyone was well spaced out, we felt safe and the day was really enjoyable.
Food – You can still get snacks and drinks in the inside playbarn cafe and there are seats inside well spaced out. We got a coffee when we arrived then headed out to play. The cafe and farm shop opposite, The Greedy Pig, is open with a limited menu which is served from the food hut outside. We went over there for lunch and ordered some really tasty sausage sandwiches and portions of chips. There were lots of spaced out outdoor tables near the food hut as well as back across in the main area. The old hay barn now has under cover picnic tables inside so that’s where we took our lunch (it was very windy today so we needed some shelter!).
What is there to do? We started in the first outdoor play area, my kids have always loves the toboggan run and zip wire in this section and they ran straight over to the zip wire in delight!
We also played the giant frisbee game, giant swing, football and had a duck race. The sand and water area is fantastic and we spent ages making dams and streams. There is also a lovely new mud kitchen area where my daughter made me some ‘soup’!
Next we headed to the newer play area where the bouncy pillow is! We spent at least an hour on this and I literally had to drag my children off it. We also went on the ride-on tractors and spent ages in the new hay barn climbing the bales, swinging on the ropes and playing hide and seek in the tunnels.
We had lunch from the food truck then went to see the animals while it went down, before more bouncing on the pillow! We finished by doing the pirate treasure hunt, following clues around the site and getting a chocolate coin at the end!
Overall we had a great day out and, despite the indoor bits still being closed, we spent nearly a full day there. It’s really good value for money, once inside you don’t need to spend anything else unless you want to buy lunch or snacks (you can take a picnic in). It was so nice to be back there and having a very normal day out, I think we all appreciated it more than ever after not being able to go for a while and after not being in a park or outdoor play area like this for a long time! It’s great for all ages too. We’ve been going since my youngest was just walking, my eldest is 9 now and there was still plenty for him to do there and he said it was a fantastic day. There always seems to be something new and they keep adding new bits and extra activities all the time.
If you want a short drive out and a fun, good value day out I’d definitely recommend heading over the Pink Pig Farm this summer.
Find Pink Pig Farm at Holme Hall, Holme, Scunthorpe, Lincolnshire, DN16 3RE. 01724 844466. More information and pre-booked tickets available on their website here.