I booked the Tractor Driving Experience at A Day In The Country for my wife’s 60th birthday, and it was such good value that I also booked a place for myself.
When we arrived we were greeted with free coffee and biscuits and, after the briefest of instructions, were set loose on the four tractors which were available to drive:
- A JCB telescopic loader, where the task was to load pallets onto a trailer and then unload them again
- A little grey Fergie, which enabled us to do some ploughing
- A big Case tractor pulling a cultivator
- A slightly smaller Case tractor pulling a trailer around an obstacle course, including reversing said trailer into a coned-off area
The instructors were great – friendly, knowledgeable and very helpful. Nothing was too much trouble. Help was always on hand and there were extra instructions for those who needed it.
There were 9 participants on the day, ranging from a girl celebrating her 18th birthday to a guy celebrating his 80th birthday. We all had great fun and I did not hear one single negative comment from either the participants or the spectators they had brought along with them. The whole experience lasted almost two and a half hours, and at the end we were presented with certificates.
If you want to have a go at being a farmer, A Day In The Country is the place for you! And remember to take your camera - there are loads of opportunities to take photos.
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