Kids visit Old Macdonald's Farm
OLD Macdonald has a farm in Bundaberg this week, and on that farm are 300 children a day.
The much-loved school holiday attraction, Old Macdonald’s Farm, opened its barn gates yesterday at Alexander Park Zoo.
Children flocked to see the sheep, piglets, lambs and a calf, to cuddle, pat and feed the baby animals.
India Ault, 13, said visiting the farm animals was something she looked forward to every school holidays.
She said lambs were her favourite animal.
“They are the cutest and they come up to you and give you hugs and stay with you,” she said.
“You also get to brush them and they really like that.”
Proprietor Peter Blake said it was a chance for city kids to see a sample of country life.
“Some of these children don’t see farm animals,” he said.
India’s mum, Norville resident Emily Ault, and her sister Sarah Usher brought India, plus Ms Usher’s children Cohe, 3, and Zali, 6, for the family day.
“It’s good, cheap fun for the kids and the animals are happy and carers are friendly,” she said.
Parents and children can visit the animals free of charge between 9am and 3pm until Sunday.