My son and I took the train to Eastleigh this afternoon. We were totally surprised by many farm animals welcoming us in the town centre.
It was actually Eastleigh Fun Day today, which I wasn’t aware of. What a wonderful surprise!
Emma Thompson from Emma’s Farm, of Swanmore, brought her donkey, pony, alpacas, sheep, chickens, rabbits, and parrot to Eastleigh Town Centre today.
Emma Thompson: loving educational visits
You should see the happy faces of the children. The kids really loved touching the animals.
Emma Thompson told me she takes her farm animals to visit schools, clubs, nursery, and also birthday parties.
She loves educational visits and she has run this family business for six years. She told me she uses her animals as ‘therapy’ too.
What does therapy with animals mean? I asked.
Emmma told me she also works with special needs pupils and sometimes visits nursing homes. The lovely farm animals help people open up and share their happy memories.
Eastleigh Fun Day Friday in Easleigh Town Centre
Thanks to Eastleigh Borough Council, there are two more Friday Fun Days in the next two weeks.
This is the third year Eastleigh Borough Council runs this popular event.
Today I saw many fun activities for children to do, including craft activity from messy church by Junction Church, free face painting, and climbing wall. There is also free bike health check with the Bike Doctor.
The next two Eastleigh Fun Day (Friday) 2014 will be:
- 22nd August 2014 11:00 am – 3:00 pm
- 29th August 2014 11:00 am – 3:00 pm
Eastleigh Town Centre, Leigh Road, Eastleigh.
Thanks to Eastleigh Borough Council for creating such a wonderful event during the summer holiday.