A visit to Streamvale Farm

Over the Easter break, we decided to head off on a day trip to Streamvale farm. Little did I know that by the time we got there, I should have turned round and come straight home! With a toddler who decided it was a fabulous idea to get up at 0430hrs that morning, then falling asleep on the bus merely minutes before we arrived, threw up all kinds of red flags. But, we met up with friends and persevered with a very tired and very {very!} grumpy toddler. God help me!

Streamvale Farm
Look at those little faces! Even that little one in the middle….we had no idea her little self would be a full category five of TANTRUM within the next hour!

Streamvale Farm
Streamvale Farm
Streamvale Farm
Streamvale Farm
I was so thankful that we had met up with friends because those friends helped me out LOADS! As I was continually struggling with a toddler who was not having any of it, they took photos of my children for me. Ellie got to go on a pony for the first time and Jacob LOVED the barrel ride!

Streamvale Farm
Streamvale Farm
A brief moment of calm for this little Miss, was when I was pulling her around the go-kart track in a trailer!

Streamvale Farm
Streamvale Farm
The bunny is SO FLUFFY!!

Streamvale Farm
Jacobs bunny kept trying to escape on him, or eat his top! Either way he was keen to hand it back!

But fluffy bunnies and barrel rides aside, I had reached the point in the day where I was exhausted. I was emotionally broken and I was sick and tired of being the Mummy at the farm who was constantly being looked at as her three-year-old lay screaming in protest on the ground. Sigh

Streamvale Farm
In the end, I caved, phoned Granda {my Dad} to come and get us. I don’t think I could have faced the bus and train home with a three-year-old who needed to a} stop crying for just a second and b} sleep! So, within minutes {literally} after getting into Granda’s car she was in the deepest of sleep and I could have burst out crying right there in the front seat of my Dads car!

But at the end of it all as I tucked my older children into bed that night {before my drink of salvation was downed!} I asked them {in spite of me being fully distracted as I tried to control their younger sister} “Did you have fun at the farm?” and it was such a relief when they said “Yes Mum, we did!”.

So, once we got home and bedtime came around, this was my salvation in the form of a very large and much-deserved drink.

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Have you ever had a day trip planned that just went to pot due to a tired tot? 

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2 Comments

  1. 07/04/2016 / 10:25 AM

    Sometimes outings can be exhausting with kids. Well done for organising it and it sounds like it was a hit, if only in retrospect. The animals look lovely!

  2. Robin Pack
    08/04/2016 / 1:51 AM

    When mine were little, most of our outings turned out like this! lol But just take a deep breathe and enjoy them cause soon they will be grown ups having melt downs! (Just kidding…sort of!)

    The pictures are gorgeous, especially the one with the bunny trying to make a break for it! It looks like you did make some very good memories!

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