Staffordshire farm welcomes HUGE prehistoric visitors ready for summer adventures!

It’s been millions of years since dinosaurs roamed the Staffordshire landscape – but this summer you’ll be forgiven for thinking you’ve travelled back in time as you drive past Penkridge’s Lower Drayton Farm – and catch a glimpse of huge prehistoric beasts towering above its fields along the A449.

No less than eight animatronic life-size dinosaurs have arrived at the farm ready to wow visitors to its PLAY@ farm attraction this summer, as part of the Dino Discovery Maize Maze adventure! The farm’s social media followers were invited to come up with names for the dinos – which include Tiny the life-size T-Rex; Dippy the Diplodocus; Velociraptors Penkridge, Dunston, Gailey and Trussell; Ankylosaurus Lizzie and Trike the baby Triceratops.

Farmer, Richard Bower, says:
“Last year, visitors to our Dino Discovery Maize Maze were tasked with tracking down a dinosaur egg that had been uncovered on the farm. This year, they will be on a mission to help our dino rangers find eight lost dinos around the massive maize maze. The question is, will they find the dinos (or get lost themselves) and avoid getting eaten by the T-Rex and Velociraptors. The maize crop is already towering at 6ft so we estimate it will be over 8ft hight by the time we open the maze on 26th July – so it’s going to be a really fun family challenge!”

In addition to finding the lost dinos, the Dino Discovery Maize Maze experience will see youngsters hunt for fossils, get creative with dino-themed crafts and learn all about modern day ‘dinosaurs’ in a special ‘Meet the Reptiles’ talk. The full day out will also include access to PLAY@ with its huge indoor playbarns, acres of outdoor space, packed programme of animal talks and interactions and fun yet educational farm trailer ride. Weather allowing, there will also be daily foam parties held at 4-5pm throughout the summer break.

If you’re looking for a family day out that’s packed with fun and adventure, head to www.playatthefarm.co.uk for further details and save when you book online. The Dino Discovery Maize Maze experience is all part of standard PLAY@ admission from Wednesday 26th July – Sunday 3rd September.

Image caption: Farmer Richard has a close encounter with some of the Lower Drayton Dinos!

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Seed 3PO is busy in the fields marking out the next plot of PYO veg 🥬 it is going to sow 🌱☀️ If you visit our stand at Staffordshire County Show, the Stone Food & Drink Festival or Newport Show you’ll be able to find out more about our farming robot and farming tech in general!  #farmattractionuk #EnjoyStaffordshire #thisfarminglife #farmvisit #familyattraction #daysoutwiththefamily #LowerDraytonFarm #Familyfarm #workingfarm

Seed 3PO is busy in the fields marking out the next plot of PYO veg 🥬 it is going to sow 🌱☀️ If you visit our stand at Staffordshire County Show, the Stone Food & Drink Festival or Newport Show you’ll be able to find out more about our farming robot and farming tech in general! #farmattractionuk #EnjoyStaffordshire #thisfarminglife #farmvisit #familyattraction #daysoutwiththefamily #LowerDraytonFarm #Familyfarm #workingfarm ...

Today our team enjoyed some GIANT BUBBLE TRAINING ready for our Bubbly Bank Holiday shows! 🫧🫧🫧🫧🫧
Have you booked your tickets for May Bank Holiday family fun on 3, 4, 5 & 6 May yet?
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Today our team enjoyed some GIANT BUBBLE TRAINING ready for our Bubbly Bank Holiday shows! 🫧🫧🫧🫧🫧

Have you booked your tickets for May Bank Holiday family fun on 3, 4, 5 & 6 May yet?

#staffordshire #stafford #penkridge #westmidlands #daysout #daysoutwiththekids #daysoutwithkids #daysoutwiththefamily #giantbubbles #bubblyfun #familyfun #farmvisit #maybankholiday #maybankholidayweekend
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Our farm team are finishing the weekend sowing 🌱 our 2024 Sunflower 🌻 maze in very good conditions ☀️ and before rain 🌧️ forecast for tomorrow. 
The sunflower 🌻 maze will be one of our 6 weeks of summer adventures at Play@. 
We will keep you all updated on its progress between now and summer. ☀️ 
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Our farm team are finishing the weekend sowing 🌱 our 2024 Sunflower 🌻 maze in very good conditions ☀️ and before rain 🌧️ forecast for tomorrow.

The sunflower 🌻 maze will be one of our 6 weeks of summer adventures at Play@.

We will keep you all updated on its progress between now and summer. ☀️

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It’s been a busy day farming - making the most of the blue sky weather ☀️🚜
Have you seen our tractors out in the fields? 
#daysoutwiththefamily #workingfarm #LowerDraytonFarm #farmvisit #familyattractions #familyattraction #farmattractionuk #westmidlands #EnjoyStaffordshire #EnjoyStaffordshire #familydaysout #Familyfarm #Spring2024

It’s been a busy day farming - making the most of the blue sky weather ☀️🚜

Have you seen our tractors out in the fields?

#daysoutwiththefamily #workingfarm #LowerDraytonFarm #farmvisit #familyattractions #familyattraction #farmattractionuk #westmidlands #EnjoyStaffordshire #EnjoyStaffordshire #familydaysout #Familyfarm #Spring2024
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Morning everyone from Jelly Tot our Donkey foal!
🌳She’s waiting with her mum in our animal paddocks to meet PLAY@ visitors today!
🐄Alongside our Large & Small Animal Zones every Spring weekend we’re running our popular Reptile Show throughout the day, plus our legendary Farm Trailer Ride will run to the river meadows to visit our cows and their calves.
🐇Bags of fun for animal lovers!
So, who’s joining us for a family day out on the farm? (You’ll find us just off J13 or the M6 in Staffordshire so perfectly placed for day drops from Stafford, Penkridge, Wolverhampton, Telford, Stoke-on-Trent, Wolverhampton, Birmingham and beyond)!

Morning everyone from Jelly Tot our Donkey foal!

🌳She’s waiting with her mum in our animal paddocks to meet PLAY@ visitors today!

🐄Alongside our Large & Small Animal Zones every Spring weekend we’re running our popular Reptile Show throughout the day, plus our legendary Farm Trailer Ride will run to the river meadows to visit our cows and their calves.

🐇Bags of fun for animal lovers!

So, who’s joining us for a family day out on the farm? (You’ll find us just off J13 or the M6 in Staffordshire so perfectly placed for day drops from Stafford, Penkridge, Wolverhampton, Telford, Stoke-on-Trent, Wolverhampton, Birmingham and beyond)!
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Tractor 🚜 and trailer rides are go to see our beef herd 🐂🐂🐂🐂🐂 Who’s joining us for a family day out on the farm this weekend?

Tractor 🚜 and trailer rides are go to see our beef herd 🐂🐂🐂🐂🐂 Who’s joining us for a family day out on the farm this weekend? ...

#westmidlands Bubbly Bank Holiday 
This early May Bank Holiday we’ve got a lovely bubbly treat in store for PLAY@ visitors with our BRAND-NEW giant bubble show! 
With several shows throughout the day little (and big) kids will be entranced as they join in the interactive bubble fun (PLUS you get to enjoy all the other fun of the farm – including out HUGE indoor playbarns, massive outdoor adventure play, farm trailer rides (weather allowing) large & small animal talks and our amazing reptile show)… 
Book your tickets now for Friday 3, Saturday 4, Sunday 5 & Monday 6 May 2024…
#daysoutwithkids #familydaysout #LowerDraytonFarm #Familyfarm #westmidlands #daysoutwiththefamily #familyattractions #farmvisit #daysoutwiththekids #EnjoyStaffordshire #familyattraction #wolverhampton #farmattractionuk #indoorplay #Spring2024 #Spring24 #staffordshire #maybankholiday #maybankholidayweekend #bubbleshow #giantbubbles

#westmidlands Bubbly Bank Holiday

This early May Bank Holiday we’ve got a lovely bubbly treat in store for PLAY@ visitors with our BRAND-NEW giant bubble show!

With several shows throughout the day little (and big) kids will be entranced as they join in the interactive bubble fun (PLUS you get to enjoy all the other fun of the farm – including out HUGE indoor playbarns, massive outdoor adventure play, farm trailer rides (weather allowing) large & small animal talks and our amazing reptile show)…

Book your tickets now for Friday 3, Saturday 4, Sunday 5 & Monday 6 May 2024…

#daysoutwithkids #familydaysout #LowerDraytonFarm #Familyfarm #westmidlands #daysoutwiththefamily #familyattractions #farmvisit #daysoutwiththekids #EnjoyStaffordshire #familyattraction #wolverhampton #farmattractionuk #indoorplay #Spring2024 #Spring24 #staffordshire #maybankholiday #maybankholidayweekend #bubbleshow #giantbubbles
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Happy 72nd Birthday Farmer Ray! 🥳
#Familyfarm #EnjoyStaffordshire #familyattraction #farmvisit #LowerDraytonFarm #familybusiness #thisfarminglife #happybirthday

Happy 72nd Birthday Farmer Ray! 🥳

#Familyfarm #EnjoyStaffordshire #familyattraction #farmvisit #LowerDraytonFarm #familybusiness #thisfarminglife #happybirthday
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Who’s joining us for an a-MOO-zing Home Education session on Monday 22 April?
We’ll be hopping on the farm trailer ride to see our herd of cattle (and calves) who are enjoying the lush, spring grass. You’ll have a talk all about cows and how we look after them from the farmer before heading back to the classroom for some more cow-themed activities!
Book your space now - head to the ticketing section of our website and select the Home Education option.
(Session runs 11am - 1pm and includes a break for lunch. Join us from 10.30am to enjoy a drink and a chat with other Home Educators while the kids explore the playbarn)! 
#LowerDraytonFarm #familydaysout #westmidlands #daysoutwiththefamily #thisfarminglife #workingfarm #farmvisit #meettheanimals #daysoutwithkids #homeeducation #homeeducator #homeeducationuk #homeeducators #westmidsmums #Familyfarm

Who’s joining us for an a-MOO-zing Home Education session on Monday 22 April?

We’ll be hopping on the farm trailer ride to see our herd of cattle (and calves) who are enjoying the lush, spring grass. You’ll have a talk all about cows and how we look after them from the farmer before heading back to the classroom for some more cow-themed activities!

Book your space now - head to the ticketing section of our website and select the Home Education option.

(Session runs 11am - 1pm and includes a break for lunch. Join us from 10.30am to enjoy a drink and a chat with other Home Educators while the kids explore the playbarn)!

#LowerDraytonFarm #familydaysout #westmidlands #daysoutwiththefamily #thisfarminglife #workingfarm #farmvisit #meettheanimals #daysoutwithkids #homeeducation #homeeducator #homeeducationuk #homeeducators #westmidsmums #Familyfarm
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