For Chloe’s birthday we headed to Willows Farm in St Albans http://www.willowsactivityfarm.com/ after hearing lots of really good things about it.
Willows Farm is a children’s (and adults) dream come true with everything you could want from a day out all in one place.
The main attraction for us was the Peter Rabbit aspect and that there are meet and greats with the characters throughout the day.
We went on a Sunday in January and as you can imagine the weather was awful, but that didn’t dampen out spirits as there was so much to do indoors including
- Ice skating (yes I was awful)
- soft play
- indoor role play area
- indoor diggers
- plus Peter Rabbit shows which are on throughout the day
There is also a farm with a great handling section where Chloe’s birthday wishes come true and she got to hold a Guinea Pig. I must admit, i did quite enjoy this part.
We also went on a fun tractor ride around the farm yard which was driven by a really friendly farmer, Chloe thought it was amazing driving through all the big puddles.
On top of all of this we found a lovely Peter Rabbit adventure playground which has all different sections relating to characters from Peter Rabbit,
Whilst Chloe was burning some energy in the soft play area me and Mr D took the opportunity to have a coffee and something to eat. The food selection was really good with a wide selection of hot and cold food for both children and adults and everything was all freshly cooked. For the 3 of us to have lunch cost just under £20 which I don’t think is unreasonably at a place such as this.
If you wanted to take a picnic, there was a quant indoor picnic area which was decorated in beautiful fairy lights.
In the summer there are loads of little picnic benches dotted around the park, and when we return we will be taken a picnic to enjoy the views. There is also an amazing playground outside along with fairground rides which is all included in the entry price. There really is so much to enjoy, it is absolutely massive, I think we only see half of what there was to explore.
Now prices, like most places if you book online it is slightly cheaper but for the 3 of us it was £41.00, £13 per adult and £15 for a child (2-15) now charging full price for a pre-schooler and below is one of my main bug bears when going to a theme park/farm, as it really does bump the prices up, but all in all it was great value for money.
They are currently undergoing building work to expand part of the park and we cant wait to go back in the summer to explore the outdoor area in more detail.
This got a very big thumbs up from us.
Mummy Em x