We're often asked about places to take the kids that are just a short drive out of London. Get some fresh country air at Godstone Farm near Sutton in Surrey, just 45 minutes drive from South East London.
We love it because... there's loads to see and do for kids, and even though it's busy, it doesn't feel packed with crowds. There's a good range of animals which children can hold and stroke in the petting zoo area, and lots of space for picnics if you visit with groups or the whole family.
We spotted... Pig racing, a soft play area in the play barn (with half-hour time slots when it gets busy) and tractor rides, as well as a big adventure play area for kids of all ages outside. There really is plenty to keep everyone entertained!
Top tip... The baby changing area in the adventure park area is very basic - it's more like a shelf! Head to the proper baby facilities in the play barn if you have nappies to change.
When to go... Godstone Farm have a range of events on (see their website for details) and it can get busy during school holidays, so plan your visit according to which activities you and your little ones are most interested in.