Half term is the ideal time to get out and about with kids, especially as it’s the first holiday since Christmas. We’ve got our fingers crossed that the weather cheers up., but as the saying goes, “there’s no such thing as bad weather, just unsuitable clothing”.
For so many of our stockists, family is at their heart: owning/running them or attracting families to spend time on their land or in their shops. There are so many reasons to visit farm shops and independents whether it’s to shop (butchery, fish, deli, fresh produce (and our products), spend time with friends over a coffee or a meal or let the kids have some fun.
So we’ve picked a few of our stockists who have half term events running to keep the younger members of the family entertained (and parents/carers a break). So pop on your wellies and enjoy…
Priory Farm – Surrey
Priory Farm Estate in Nutfield, has their own Discovery Land – an all-season family nature trail set amongst 40 acres of countryside. The whole family can make their way round the marked trail and enjoy the Giant’s Chair, Fern’s House, the carp-filled lake and catch a glimpse of the resident ‘confusion’ of guinea fowl. As well as the Shepherd’s Hut for snacks, there’s also the plant centre, gift barn and the farm shop.
Rosebourne – Hampshire
If you fancy something a quintessentially British head over to Rosebourne in Andover and book in for a Little Roseborne Afternoon tea, giving you the chance to treat the kids to their own Afternoon Tea. They’ll get their own cake plate and pick a selection of sandwiches, scone and a drink. Perfect for playdates and meeting friends too. You can also pick up a See more information here.
Hollow Trees Farm – Suffolk
Wildlife Week is on at Hollow Trees Farm (21st – 25th February) in Ipswich and they’re running a range of activities including sensory scavenger hunt, arts & crafts, make your own bird feeder help build the bug hotel – plus they’ve got goat kids due (can we go, too?) and much more. All activities included in the Farm Trail entry price of £5.25 but pre-booing is essential here. They’ve also got a farm café for refreshments afterwards too.
White Row Farm – Somerset
If it’s all about running around and letting off steam then head to Frome’s White Row Farm for a day out. They’ve got a range of play areas . including football goals (just bring your own football). Whilst you’re there you can also visit the pigs, ponies, chickens and ducks. then head into the café for refreshments. Well behaved dogs are welcome too, including their outside eatery.
Enjoy half term, have fun and if you pick up any Fieldfare goodies, let us know what you think of them by sharing on social @fieldfarefoods