With the Bank Holiday fast approaching, this weeks “date for the diary” is for the hole family – so let the kids loose around Staunton Farm, in Havant.
The farm, based on the 1830s style ferme ormeé (ornamental farm) is home to many different animals ranging from the everyday farm animal, like Pigs, Sheep, Miniature Donkeys, and goats to a selection of rare breed animals such as llamas, a French Donkey, our very own herd of Longhorn Cattle and Alpacas.
You can also take a trip to the tropics of the Victorian Glasshouse, the largest on the South Coast, and be amazed by the myriad species on display. Exotic tropical flowers and plants from around the world set in a rainforest environment, including coconut palms, giant bamboo and bananas. The famous giant Amazon water lily makes an appearance during the summer months. The lily is in the pool between May and November and blooms in late June till August, it is well worth a visit just to see that.
Staunton Farm, Staunton Country Park, Middle Park Way, Havant, PO9 5HB, is looked after by Hampshire County Council, entrance costs GBP7.50 for adults and is open 10-5 daily. For a review of the country park, see A3Traveller’s post –Pawprint Series – Staunton Country Park.
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