Fun on the Farm

This is a short post and not at all witty, but we popped along to a lovely place today that I wanted to blog about so that I can remember it to use in the future.

I'm not sure if the Primary Times is a national free magazine, but it's something that we have in our area that is full of a calendar of family events, places to go, offers and shops that are suitable for primary age children, or younger. It's given out in primary schools once a term or so, and I always nab a copy because it's full of ideas for family days out and often contains coupons.

One of the places that I've seen mentioned for a while is Warren Mill Farm, near Cowbridge in the Vale of Glamorgan. It's not too far from us and we wanted to do something today but only had about an hour or so before we had to be back home. The farm is quite small, nestled down in a little valley and situated alongside a fishing lake. It wasn't packed but there were a number of families that had obviously been there for most of the day, and I can see how that is easy to do. There wasn't a huge range of animals there, it's not a massive local attraction, but I was keen for The Boy to see farm animals as we had been playing with a little set that I'd bought in the nearly new sale a few weeks back.

We had a pleasant hour or two wandering in amongst the free-roaming chickens (whose eggs could be bought on the way out the door), and The Boy was fascinated with the warrens that spread all over the farm. He kept wandering up to them, squatting down and trying to find the 'sqwrels' that lived in there. He was wrong, they weren't squirrels, but they weren't rabbits either. Look at the photos and see if you can work them out!

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