Wednesday, 31 July 2013

A Trip to Wheelock Hall Farm

Wheelock Hall Farm Sandbach Cheshire
Sunday afternoon at Wheelock Hall Farm in Sandbach with Little Bird. Lots of fun making friends, sitting in old tractors with characterful expressions and running around the play area. Fantastic play area too - farm and all for £2.50, adults don't pay. Bargain of an afternoon.
Farm Animal Feed Donkeys donkey tractor in the field pony petting
There were donkeys, ponies, chickens, goats, cows, pigs and sheep. Little Bird wants to pet all the animals, not scared at all. I think Daddy Bird was more worried about him getting nipped by a big old eared wonky donkey or a woolly jumper.
sad face Sheep in a field shelter
Hey there old tractor. 
old tractor that looks like a funny face
You may be old and tired my rusty friend, but you have made one little boy very happy.
happy boy on the old tractor stepping off the tractor sleepy smiling pig
An indoor area with two big pigs and their wee, wee, wee little piggys. All running around so fast that I failed to take a decent photo of them. This smiling,snoozing sow was much easier. I wonder what she was dreaming about?
playing on hay bales
So simple but so much excitement to run, jump and hide between the hay bales. Ahhhh chooo!
hay bale fun
Here is Brigadier tractor with his moustache :)
How do you do tractor? Play area
Huge play area with all kinds of equipment, sort of a mini assault course. Very well planned out and making good use of the space. Little Bird has a great time on slides now, despite looking a little anxious. 
boy sliding
Riding the pedal tractors with help from Daddy. There are go-karts too for the older children.
on the toy tractor No CRASHING BASHING or SMASHING  dad and son on the toy tractors
What's nice about the farm is that there is also a shop, a cafe and a little garden centre so everybody is happy. It was quite busy so I didn't buy anything from the very large farm shop but would have loved to have had a good look at all the jams and chutneys. I sneaked around and took a few photos to show you :)
garden shop lovely garden shop Farm shop marshmallows Molly dog kennel
We will probably be back at the farm in the autumn now as it becomes a bit of a pumpkin fest here with all sorts of wonderful gourds for sale. I'm thinking about the autumn a lot now after the heat wave we had but I hear we have another on its way....

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Coombe Mill - Fiona said...

I can't believe you can do all that for £2.50! That is so reasonable I don't know how they do it. A total find and well worth a bit of petrol to travel to this one. Thank you for sharing on Country Kids.

greenthumb said...

Looks like you all had a wonderful day out, and your little bird smile is worth a thousand words.

Hannah said...

This looks like such a great day out - I love how they've made it appealing to grown ups, too. I can't wait to see your photos from the Pumpkinfest!

Brinabird the wee man the Diva said...

All in an afternoon! I love the hay bales that is such a great simple fun idea I know my wee man would love. My wee man is a tad wary sometimes getting too close to the animals.

AutoMadchen said...

This looks like so much fun! Goodness, that pig is HUGE though.

Unknown said...

So beautiful pictures and the pig it is actually smiling! So cute!

Gillian Roe said...

Kids love farms, don't they? That looks like a brilliant family day out. I especially like the look of their gift shop. x

Anonymous said...

Shame... It's not good as it looks we will not be returning.prices have increased again,staff have very bad manners.not worth the visit!!!

Happy Homebird said...

@Anonymous That's disappointing. It was very cheap though at £2.50, hope the prices haven't gone up too much. I give up sadly on staff anywhere, rudeness seems to be more the norm. My little boy enjoyed it here, just the right size place to not overwhelm him. Thanks for your comment.

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