Sunday, 24 January 2016

January at Cannon Hall Farm

A farm trip on a frosty January morning is probably not the most appealing idea to many parents but this week we did just that. We live pretty close to Cannon Hall Farm(famous for it's TV appearances) and they are currently offering farm entry for £3.95 a person which includes entry to their soft play centre.

I have visited quite a few times over the years with school classes and now with the boys, the farm has changed so much and is looking amazing and they are still adding more. Last time we visited the farm the soft play centre was still being built so I was curious to see what it would be like.
Sheep racing

We wrapped up warm and arrived just in time to watch a famous sheep race, there are free bets and the winner wins a return visit to the farm. Everyone loves the sheep racing, even the sheep as they get a tasty snack at the end! There is also ferret racing going on.

Then we pottered around the farm visiting all of the animals in the barns, giving them food and stroking a rabbit and guinea pig in the petting area.

After the animals we headed to soft play. I was really impressed to be honest, the soft play is one of the best i've seen with terrifying drop slides for older children and a really well sized and equipped area for younger children. The boys loved the giant Lego style building blocks and the air blower that kept the play balls hovering magically. Everything was clean and well maintained and there is loads of seating.

We had some drinks to warm us up, the boys had babycinnos and I had a white hot chocolate (this was AMAZING!). There is a decent food menu too, prices are on par with other soft plays around but the food (I nosed at other peoples) looked really nice and well presented too.

After a good run around we headed for the exit and the Cannon Hall farm shop. So much yummyness to be had. I love farm shops and there is absolutely loads to choose from at Cannon Hall from gorgeous fresh veg to pork pies on the deli. We grabbed a few bits and headed off home with 2 worn out boys just as the heavens decided to open.

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