Take a trip into the countryside with the whole family to Christmas Tree Farm - just 30-40 minutes from South East London - for a day at the farm.
We love it because... It's much bigger than inner-city farms so the kids will have much more space to explore. It's not that far either... you wouldn't think that such a country vibe was achievable in just half an hour. You can buy farm food for kids (or adults!) to feed the animals too.
We spotted... Emus, llamas, sheep, cows, pigs, chickens and LOTS of goats. There's also an indoor area with pet animals like rabbits, guinea pigs etc.
Top tip... You can't take picnics in but they do have a small cafe. We'd recommend moving to the nearby Downe village for a pub lunch instead, or check out the family-friendly pub The Aperfield Inn.
When to go... the farm gets VERY busy in school holidays and at weekends, and their car park is small. You can park on the surrounding roads or get there before 10am to nab a space.