With the English summer you really have to make the most of sunny days. So we have made sure we’ve left the house and spent the day in the sunshine around some lovely new places.
Last weekend before the football season kicks off and Daddy has to work on Saturdays we thought it would be a good idea to head to the Cheshire Ice cream farm. Betsie has been here before with her Nain and Taid, but it was pretty chilly when she went and therefore didn’t get to explore the whole place properly. It’s around 45minutes-1hour away from us, so not too bad and now Bets has her tablet for the car journeys, we only have to time little mans feeds and everything is fine! ha
We knew it was going to be a busy one, as it’s school holidays and a Saturday, but I’ve got to say it really didn’t make too much difference, other than having to keep a mega beady eye on her as it would have been so easy to loose her in the crowds. I pre paid online the night before for a set of four plays priced at £12 instead of £15 once in the park. However I didn’t have to do this as you could just buy the pre paid card when there..so I’ll know that for next time. They also let you know that the cards don’t have an expiry date on them, so make sure you keep it if they don’t use all the plays on the day.
There are lots of things that they can play on without having to pay, but the main attractions are £3.75 for a play (some of which are for an hour long)
1: Honeycomb Canyon – The sand and water play area. It’s all indoors but they can get very very wet, especially on a busy day. Unfortunately we didn’t go in on this particular day as kids were coming out absolutely drenched and having their clothes changed…we didn’t have a change of clothes for Bets so we let her play in the soft play instead.
2: The Fun Factory – Indoor soft play. A great soft play for all ages, which looks like it has recently been done up as the colours of everything were still really bright and clean! A little sofa area for the adults means you can sit back and watch the kids playing in all the areas. Very sweaty on a busy day!
3: Strawberry Falls – Adventure golf. We played this but with it being a busy day it was a little slow and Bets got a little bored of it. They give you a score card for the older more competitive children, but for us it was just the chance for Bets to whack the ball until it went in the hole, and for Daddy to pretend he wasn’t taking it serious! Ha
4: Fugde Farm – A lovely open field area over looking the farm. There are a few picnic benches and four brightly coloured tractors for the children to play on, along with some other funny little animals. You can then walk around the farm and see the animals. They had Donkeys, ponies, chickens, pigs, little deer type lama things, some rabbits and I think that might of been it. Ha
5: Scoop – JCB diggers. Definitely one for the Dads and Lads… Three big JCB diggers and sand/stone areas to have a spin round and a dig. We walked past this as Bets wasn’t too bothered at all, so funny seeing all the Dads in them with the kids, kids not doing anything! ha
6: Daisy’s Garden – The big play park. This is the first thing you see/ walk into when you get there. As it was so mega busy we couldn’t quite see everything at it’s best, but it looked like a great play park, with different slides and hidy places, mini trampolines, roundabouts and so on. They also have a very large tree in the middle which I think sprays out foam at certain intervals.
7: Silvercone – The race track. Bets loved this and although the que was pretty big it went down quite quickly with 5 cars running round the track. The best thing was the the adults could sit on the back and help so the littler ones could have a really good go. The best thing about this was that it was only £1 a ride rather than using a play pass.
8: The best thing – The Ice cream parlour. You cannot go the day without visiting and choosing from the massive range of gorgeous flavours. I think they have over 50, but it was an easy choice for me as I don’t like going to adventurous…Bets had Vanilla in a teddy bear cone, I had a scoop of White choc chunk, which was delicious and Curtis had 2 scoops of white choice chunk, although he really struggled to choose between Maltese, white choc chunk and vanilla! We’re a very safe family in terms of flavours.
Here are some pictures I took through the day…We’re looking forward to going back when it’s not so busy and exploring even more…