I am so pleased that we had finally gotten around to using our voucher for a Meerkat experience. Emma had received this for her birthday back in December. It took us absolutely ages to get it organised and booked. The voucher included having an encounter with the meerkats, as well as being able to feed them, at the falconry at Millets Farm Centre.
A bit about Millets,
I had never even heard of Millets Farm Centre before, and I didn’t really look into the place before going. I just knew that we were feeding Meerkats in Oxfordshire, which of course was pretty exciting.
After taking a short 2-hour car journey, we had arrived not really knowing what to expect. Before we even got out of the car I was already appreciating the beautiful area. We were so lucky to have randomly picked a day where the sun and sky were absolutely glorious! with no clouds in sight.
When we arrived at Millets
Upon arriving at Millets Centre you are presented with adorable farmhouse buildings. The site is quite big and there was so much too see including. A large play area for the little ones, with so much, space. A cute farm shop next to a beautiful garden centre. A farmhouse restaurant, which we really enjoyed. Millets have an animal walkway, with tons to look at. A huge maze, for family activities. Then, of course, the falconry. With so many beautiful bold birds and so many other things to see and experience.
We started our day by taking a slow stroll down animal walkway, where we were able to meet some awesome creatures.
After, we headed over to the falconry where we took a lovely slow stroll around the many birds. The falconry is also where the meerkats live and where we needed to be. My favourite animal. Well, one of my favourite animals, I love them all.
There were so many different types of falcons, owls and eagles. One thing I would say about these birds is how bold, and strong looking these creatures portray themselves as. They are very stunning things. Especially the American eagle.
The Millets meerkat experience…
The experience included Emma &
We had a girl called Becky who works in the falconry then gave us an impressive talk about the meerkats. This being whilst providing us with raw chicken on tongs to feed the meerkats with.
The 30 mins went so quickly because every minute was so much fun. The meerkats had been climbing all over us. It was insane being able to stroke their fur whilst feeding them. Amazing! I always thought they had rough fur. Even though it doesn’t look like it, the fur is so soft and cuddly feeling.
It was honestly so exciting and surreal to be so up close with them, I really did feel in my element all morning! I would really suggest Millets Farm Centre to all of my friends because it is genuinely such a lovely place to go too.
We couldn’t leave the centre without taking a walk around the shops there. I really thought the farm shop was so cute and really did have a variety of things that we wouldn’t normally see in the normal shops. Obviously, we had to buy something so we got some really nice looking cheese and dips for our next Camembert lunch we have with friends. Honestly, we couldn’t resist. Everything in the shop looked so lovely. But, of
We really enjoyed our experience at Millets Farm Centre and would happily travel there again one day. Such a lovely place to be.
I would highly recommend any of you to take a trip there. Especially booking to see the meerkats, as it’s an utterly amazing experience.
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