· We are delighted when children come and visit us, as we hope during their visit they will learn a little about different aspects of nature, which will develop into a love of the countryside
· We have a Children’s Quiz sheet based on walking round the Blue, White, Red & Yellow Walks. The answers can be found on the many notices we have around these Walks. These quiz sheets are available at The Gate House or download here.
· We have a petting corner next door to the Bluebell Barn with Angora goats and their kids, young pigs, baby chicks 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.
· 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 can be downloaded here.
· 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!
· 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.