The farm is situated near Tattenhall and we drove down deserted country lanes anticipating a quiet day. How wrong we were – we turned the corner to face a large grassy car park with well over 100 cars already parked up! There is loads to do here and, apart from the indoor soft play which was very busy, everywhere else was absolutely fine.
Outside, under threes will be entertained by a wooden play area which is a small version of a larger one for older kids. You’ll also find mini golf, quad bikes and a gold panning area that cost £1 each. Once you’ve had a play, there’s a viewing area to watch the cows getting milked (every day at 3pm) and a model cow on which the children can practise milking.
As you move inside to the tearooms and ice cream parlour, there are all the ice cream flavours imaginable – from rhubarb and custard to sticky toffee pudding. The kids of course had theirs sprinkled with all sorts of horrible, brightly-coloured, sugary stuff!
Don’t miss the small farmyard – in the barn you can get close to Shetland ponies, goats and rabbits. Outside you’ll find some chickens, pigs and alpacas. All in all, a great afternoon out, just make sure you allow enough time!
Admission free, no picnics allowed. Small charge for soft play area, though free for children under 90cms.
Cheshire Farm Ice Cream, Drumlan Hall Farm, Newton Lane, Tattenhall, Cheshire
CH3 9NE Tel: 01829 770446 cheshirefarmicecream.co.uk