On Thursday 2nd May Reception visited Hesketh Farm, near Bolton Abbey. The children had such a wonderful time meeting the animals and learning lots of new information. During the day the children had the opportunity to walk through the paddocks and learn about a giant tortoise, pigs, horses, sheep and lambs and how birds use their wool to make nests. The children had the opportunity to stroke a huge shire horse named Eve as well as a miniature horse called Steve! Later in the day children held Guinea pigs on their knees and learnt how to look after them by grooming them with a brush. Following on from this, children went to collect eggs from the hen hutch and then held chicks that were just a few weeks old – how cute! We also had the opportunity to learn how to feed the calves – we weighed the milk powder and helped mix in some water. Next we measured the milk into bottles and then fed the calves… they were very greedy! Children also had an opportunity to play in the maze and on a giant tractor, then lastly had a tractor ride with Farmer Chris before we headed back home. What a fun-filled busy day we had!