A few months ago now we decided that we were going to visit pink pig farm which is in Holme near Scunthorpe. I had heard several people who had visited the farm due to the fact that it is only about 40 minutes away from Hull. I think they have changed the prices since we visited, however, as I write the post for April to November for full access to the farm adults are £6.99, Children over 2 £4.50 and free for under 2’s.
Pink Pig Farm is a local organic farm with shop and restaurant as well as a farm trail and play areas for children. We thought that it was going to be something which Jess would have loved because she has been showing an interest in animals however, we can not always take her to zoos. But I would say I am unsure if you could really class this as a farm yes you do have the opportunity to go on a tractor ride but they were ever hour when we visited and Jess was not too bothered about pigs. There are not many animals around the farm maybe around 20 maximum and you are unable to interact or feed them. The poor guinea pigs and rabbits are kept in a metal container which is the same as if you visited a store like pets at home.
Jess, when we visited, was not too bothered by the animals this could have been due to the fact that the animals did not seem to be that bothered by her and they were in the middle. Most of the animals looked very fed up this could have been because it was not very warm when we did actually visit for sure you still needed your coats on.
There is a lot of outdoor play areas within pink pig farm which is great when you have a child like Jess. Who loves to be indoors as you can see you could ride the tractors which she loved even though she was a little bit too small to ride it she gave it a really good go. She loved this because tractors are not something which you manage to drive a lot. There is a number of large sandpits which you can play in as part of your admission it may be worth taking your own bucket and spade if you have them thought due to we found a lot of them in the sand pit where actually broken.
There is also a large soft play area which when we visited found that there was a lot of bigger children in there which was not actually fun for us. As it meant that Jess did not want to go in alone and one of us had to be with us at all times. Never good when your not as small as them and can struggle to do certain elements, however, this may have just been an issue when we visited and due to having a child who can be very shy. We did struggle to find a table to sit at when we went to the soft play area for a drink again this could have been due to the weather not been that great. The prices for a drink are around those which you would pay for a normal soft play place so this is worth taking into account. This is something to consider if you are going to be visiting at a time when the weather it not amazing and people do want to be inside.
We did manage to eat at the restaurant however, this there was a long wait for food when we went I think it was over 45 minutes. The food was actually expensive but this is something which you do expect from a farm shop restaurant. The quality of the food was good however, I am unsure if it was worth the time we waited. I kind of wish we had found a local pub and gone to eat somewhere like this instead. We would have been looking around the same price as from what I can remember a meal cost us around the £40 mark.
I am unsure if pink pig is a place which we would revisit in the future due to the fact that even though we managed to spend 4 hours there we had actually done it all. I feel like the only reason why we spent so much time there was due to Jess wanting to play in the sand pit so much however, this is something which we could have done for free at the beach. She could have run around as much at the park, to be honest I do not think that this was worth the money we paid to visit again.
Have you visted pink pig farm if so what did you think?