Red House Farm gives you the option to have lunch in the country, buy some delicious local produce from the farm shop and entertain your children as well. There is a courtyard complete with small play area, a sand pit, motorised diggers (£1) and a number of rabbits and chickens, all great for younger children within view of the award-winning tea room.
In the summer months there is a Maize Maze, which my eldest son and I tried out. We were given a flag (to denote our position), a map, and a themed competition sheet to complete as we made our way round. Red House Farm changes the maze design annually based on various themes; in honour of the Queen, we experienced a Jubilee maze. It took an hour to complete. It was slightly muddy in parts but would still be easy to negotiate with a pushchair.
Paying for the maze also allows free entry to numerous fun activities set out around a field. Oliver loved the (supervised) climbing wall. There were also pedal quad bikes, an inflatable bouncy slide, a football area and a whopping haystack. A laser quest game can be played for a further charge. Some centrally positioned picnic tables overlook these, so it is perfect for mums to set up base with a coffee whilst the children can tear around.
BBQ stall available in summer.
The courtyard area, tea rooms and shops: Daily 9.30am-5pm.
Maze & Laser Quest: July-Sept 10am-6pm. Check website for up-to-date information on seasonal times and prices.
Maze: Adult £5.95, Child £4.95, under 5s free.
Red House Farm, Red House Lane, Dunham Massey, Altrincham WA14 5RL
Tel: 0161 941 3480 redhousefarm.co.uk