Folly Farm is a good day out, with a wide range of farm and zoo animals to look at and pet, as well as twice daily, ‘feed the kid sessions’. The most recent addition is a pride of lions but, unfortunately you’re not allowed to either pet or feed these. There is a lot else to do here with a wide range of playgrounds, climbing areas, pirate ships and go-karts. The highlight for us has always been the indoor fun fair, with a traditional carousel, dodgems and lots of other attractions for children and adults of all ages
Oakwood is a substantial theme park with a good range of pretty scary rides (in our opinion) including a wooden rollercoaster, which goes on far too long. There are rides for all ages and, except on the very busiest days, the queues are not too horrendous.