With the weather looking good on Saturday we decided to go to Millets Farm Centre, a place we have been meaning to go for a while. We left home about 11am and it took us about an hour and a half with a coffee and snack break on route.
So we arrived about 12.30am and with both boys having had a sleep they were in a lovely mood. We headed straight for the Farmhouse Restaurant as we were all pretty hungry. It was very busy but we still managed to find a seat inside. It is a lovely restaurant with a great range of food, hot and cold. Hubby and I shared a tuna and cucumber sandwich while the boys shared a café lunchbox, including soft drinks it came to just over £14. Which wasn't too bad and it was enough food for us all with no wastage. The boys always share lunch as they both don't eat that much at lunchtime. So the 4 items plus a drink was just right for them.
Once all refuelled we headed to the play park. Finley couldn't wait and literally charged into the play area, followed by Noah who does everything Finley does. The park is great with slides, climbing frames, swings and rockers. Something for all ages. They also had motorised tractors in the corner that I think you had to pay for but there was a queue so we didn't have a go on these.
After some play we managed to get the boys away from the park by heading towards the animals. We first met some goats, one was very fascinated by us and just stared us out lol! We then met the sheep. We spent a good 10 minutes stood by the sheep with the boys baaing and the sheep baaing back. This was hilarious for the boys so kept them amused for a while.
Just over from the sheep was a vintage carousel. It was £1.80 per person but as Noah was sharing with my husband they only charged us half for him, which I thought was very kind of them. Finley had his own horse for the first time and he loved it. He thought he was being so grown up. He did so well and held on the whole time.
Once the ride had finished we made our way over to the falconry centre. We didn't go in as you needed to pay to get in and the boys aren't that fussed on birds, maybe another time.
We then strolled along to see all the other animals which included more sheep, cows, pigs, rheas, ducks and alpaca's. At the end of the animal pens there is a large open space for children to run and then some woodland. There is plenty of open space to have a picnic, so next time I think this is what we will do.
We managed to bribe the boys back towards the main building with the promise of doing some craft. Just outside of the garden centre there is a little craft hut, Millets Craft Shack. They had a Decopatch paper activity on where children could do a decopatch first letter of their name. This was £5.99 per letter and so worth the money. The boys, and us, got well stuck into this and loved this activity. We got covered in glue but had a lot of fun, Noah left daddy to do his while he said hello to passers by! They have different activities on which are displayed around the park.
While these were drying we headed over to the Pick Your Own. There was so much to choose from, they have strawberries, raspberries, gooseberries, broad beans plus so much more. Check out their website to see what else they have for you to pick. We got to the entrance and got three punts, one each for the boys and one for me, hubby was going to help the boys. To get to the crops you head up a little driveway where there is a sign to let you know where every crop is. We started with the blackberries and the boys loved it! They had so much fun finding all the black ones in between the red ones.
From here we headed to the strawberries and then lastly onto the raspberries. We chose these as they are our favourite. It was great fun picking our own and we can't wait to eat and make stuff with the fruit that we picked.
You then go into the farm shop to pay for your picks. The shop is huge and has everything you could think a farm shop would have. We also picked up some grapes and rhubarb. It was great value for money and is fab to know it was grown there and I am sure will taste so much better knowing that.
The boys were getting tired so we picked up their decopatch letters and headed to the car.
We really did have the best day out. As a family with two toddlers our days out are hit and miss but Saturday was a good day. We all enjoyed it and only had a few tantrums from the terrible two's one lol!
I would totally recommend Millets Farm Centre as a day out. We spent a good 3 hours there and could easier have stayed longer had the boys not been tired.
*We paid full price for everything that we did at Millets Farm Centre. All opinions and views are 100% my own.*
What an action packed day, I love it when kids talk to sheep too ;-)ReplyDelete
So funny aren't they :-)Delete
What a fab day out. Love the carousel looked like lots of fun! What a great craft activity with the letters too. I love these type of family days and great photos to capture your special day too! #twinklytuesdayReplyDelete
Thank you - was a great day out xxDelete
Why have I not discovered your blog before? This is such a lovely posts and right up my street being all about family outdoor fun. The farm has so much going for it for a great day out I love all the activities you managed here and the lovely family photos. If you get a chance please pop over and join me for country kids which is all about family outdoor fun. You have a wonderful family who certainly know how to make the most of a day out. Stopping by from #TwinklyTuesdayReplyDelete
Thank you for your lovely comment :-) I have just linked up to #countrykids xxDelete
Thank you so much for joining me with your lovely post. There is a new linky every Saturday for all of outdoor fun I hope you'll join me again. FionaDelete
The craft shack looks awesome! So much to see and do at this farm thanks for sharing! We must visit it soon :) #TwinklyTuesday #PointShoot xReplyDelete
Looks like a great family day out and loads of fun too.xxReplyDelete
This looks great, especially the carasoul - lovely! #toddlerapprovedtuesdayReplyDelete
This looks fab. Don't you love it when the kids have a good old snooze on route to somewhere and you know you are guaranteed a few hours of non tired tantrms. Tantrums happen but tired tantrums are the worst hehe! Love that they found talking to the sheep hilarious! Thanks so much for linking up with #TwinklyTuesdayReplyDelete
Sounds like an amazing time, I love pick your own and those letters look fab, trust a little one to leave it for someone else, lovely post #CountryKidsReplyDelete
Lovely family pictures and memories; pick your own is something I want my boys to do too #whatevertheweatherReplyDelete
What a lovely day with the family! Thanks for sharing #TwinklyTuesdayReplyDelete
Wow theres loads to do there, so much more than a normal farm. Looks like the boys really enjoyed themselves :) #whatevertheweatherReplyDelete
What a great day. We love it there, such a great place, their Santa experience is fab too. Thanks for linking up to #PointShoot xReplyDelete
Looks like such a great place to visit! I love how many things you managed to do in a short time. Thanks for linking #toddlerapprovedtuesday xReplyDelete
There is so much to do here! I love it when there are so many activities to do at one place. The 'baa off' did make me chuckle. It's great that you can pick your own here as well and do some crafts. I wish we had something like this near where I live. :-) Thank you so much for linking up to #whatevertheweather xxReplyDelete
A great day out! Love the photos, especially the happy face with his strawberries! It's great for kids to see all the animals up close and I love their papermache letters!ReplyDelete
Thanks for linking up to #Whatevertheweather :) x
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