The long bank holiday weekend begins on Good Friday (April 14), and Easter Monday (April 18) is the final day in the bank holiday festivities.
And what better way to spend your precious time off than at a fun petting farm? Children and adults alike will love seeing and interacting with baby animals, and there are loads of brilliant farms to choose from near West London.
Pull on your wellies and head to one of these great petting farms:
A working family farm in Surrey, children don't just have to look at the animals... They can get fully involved and watch the pig race, take a pony ride, hop on board the tractor and trailer, cuddle cute rabbits and feed the many wonderful farm animals!
Young Street, Fetcham, Surrey, KT22 9BS - 01372 363764
Distance by car (from Waterloo Train Station in London)*: One hour and seven minutes
*data from Google Maps
Located inside a theme park, The Children's Zoo is the perfect opportunity for animal lovers to interact with a range of farmyard friends, including pygmy goats, chickens, KuneKune pigs and sheep.
Leatherhead Road, Chessington, Surrey, KT9 2NE - 0871 663 4477
Distance by car: 53 minutes
Belmont Children's Zoo
Farm featuring a range of domestic and exotic animals that children can pet, plus tractor rides and a café.
This farm has just started its lambing season, so come along and see the adorable new arrivals in the show area every day.
The Ridgeway, Edware, NW7 1QT - 020 7318 4421
Hackney City Farm
An urban farm in the heart of East London, Hackney City Farm is home to many farmyard animals from sheep to chickens, goats, and donkeys, plus a garden and an Italian café.
1a Goldsmiths Row, Hackney, E2 8QA - 020 7729 6381
Distance by car: 29 minutes
Vauxhall City Farm
Vauxhall City Farm describes itself as "a little piece of the countryside in central London".
Why not take the kids and meet the animals, including turkeys, geese, donkeys, cows, ferrets and bunnies?
165 Tyers Street, Vauxhall, SE11 5HS - 020 7582 4204
Inspired by the magical children's tale by Angela Kecojevic, animals and adventure are the order of the day at Hobbledown Farm.
The attraction includes costumed characters, wooden play areas, a play barn and a picnic area.
Horton Lane, Epsom, Surrey, KT19 8PT - 01372 848990
Distance by car: 55 minutes
Hounslow Urban Farm
Spend the day surrounded by cute piggies and cheeky llamas at Hounslow Urban Farm; let your children feed the sheep and goats, or, if you're feeling brave, hold a snake or spider in the creepy-crawly section.
Hounslow Urban Farm, Fagg's Road, Feltham , TW14 0LZ - 020 8831 9658
Battersea Park Children's Zoo
Set in the picturesque area of Battersea Park just on the River Thames, Battersea Park Children's Zoo is home to smaller animals including otters, capuchins and chinchillas, with an interactive play area.
Battersea Park, Chelsea Embankment, Wandsworth, SW11 4NJ - 020 7924 5826
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