Not Your Average Jane is a blog set up to give you ideas on not your average places to see, things to do, drink and eat all over the world. 



Over Easter, my boyfriend and I decided to visit my Mum for the 4 day weekend (so sad we only get one of these once a year)! Just a 2 hour train journey from London, York in the North of England, is a beautiful quaint city, perfect for a weekend away from the hustle and bustle of the capital city. Unfortunately for us it rained everyday, but I had a great indoor activity lined up! I’m a massive fan of anything fluffy, so when my Mum informed me that there is a petting farm just a few miles from her house, this was on the top of my to-do list for that weekend! Beetle Bank Open Farm (£6 entry), a small family run farm in Murton, is just on the outskirts of York. A large shed houses a variety of friendly animals, such as pigs, sheep, goats, rheas etc. You can pay 50p for a bag of animal feed, which the goats will eat right out of your hand (it tickles)! There was lots of cute baby animals to look at and I especially loved the piglets!

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After having a look around, it was time to save my seat in the petting corner. As you can imagine, with it being a bank holiday weekend, the place was packed with families. I was the only adult without children waiting to hold some of the cute bundles of fluff! I literally fell in love with the lion head bunny rabbit, which fell asleep in my coat; and the tiny, light as a feather chick!

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I would definitely recommend this farm for anyone who is obsessed with animals (like me), but if you’re not then I’d say leave it to the children to enjoy, as it is very small and there isn’t much to do there, only about an hours worth of your day as an adult.

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