Family day out.
The entrance sign was informative even if I did get a headache from the girl’s who spotted the riding center part, we now have lot’s of leaflets at home for next time.
The staff were so friendly from the moment we arrived, a welcoming smile and a young lady that told us about the map of the place and all the various things that were on throughout the day, this led us straight into feeding goats immediately.
We tried our best to keep up with timings of live shows but as most of them were twice a day we ended up slowing down and going at our pace so daddy could sit as needed.
After feeding the sheep and goats in the barn we meandered into the sunshine to explore the outdoor adventure activities. The jungle swamp boat ride was so much fun, I stood back with Fin who’s always tentative and had Theo who was keen to go explore.
What I do wish I caught on camera was teen falling over backwards off the seat, I couldn’t take a photo for laughing.
If you’ve not done a maize maze before I’d say there should be rules.
- Stay together
- Don’t hide and expect to be found quickly
- Keep phones on loud incase of splitting up
- Do not split up while searching for already lost people/kids
Follow those rules and you should be ok haha.
Yes we did lose each other but it was so much fun!! I think we found it more fun that we were lost as the giggling was uncontrollable.
Places to eat.
There are so many places to settle for a picnic, you really are spoilt for choice! Plenty of indoor space in the barn and outdoor space…..take your pic.
- Picnic benches
- Grass areas (lots of soft grass)
Something we noticed even on arrival at the carpark was the views, they’re just lush, who wouldn’t want a picnic with that backdrop?
There is an on-site restaurant too serving hot and cold food and also cold and hot drinks. We were glad of the picnic we had made however, as there are dates in the winter months that it’s open, we would welcome a hot meal and sit down in the warm then so it’s nice to know it’s available.
After lunch while mum and dad relaxed with a coffee we let the littles run riot around the many play zones. We actually said at one point that we’ve never had a more relaxed day out as a family (new feeling to us).
To bring out the adrenaline junkie in us all we think our favourite thing was the Super Sledge ride.
From here we went for Daisy and Kobe to have a pony ride. This is the only thing you have to pay extra for and is £2.50 per child but to see their little faces was worth it.
They each got a rosette too, Kobe wants to take it in to show and tell.
Getting to around 3:30pm we realised we still hadn’t seen most of the animals nor been on the tractor and trailer ride (we nearly missed this) and it was the last run of the day so this was next.
Daddy risked going on this as Theo was asleep and wouldn’t be able to pick him up if I went and he woke up crying, I had teen with me trying to convince me of how great a donkey would be as a pet.
One thing we did miss was pig racing as Daisy had hurt her ankle earlier in the day. Getting off the sledge ride she was pulling her sledge back up the hill and the wind caught it and whipped it into her ankle bone, A&E today shows bruising and swelling but no break on x-ray thankfully, due to swelling she has numb toes and pins and needles in her heel.
What she did miss though was a bit epic…..
We thought this was the end to our day until we realised that we had an hour until Cantref Adventure Farm closed and we hadn’t been in the indoor play zone. It’s a huge soft play and was quiet with people taking soggy children home from the foam party so naturally we played family tag while Daisy and daddy sat as comfortable as they could with an ice-cream.
Our round up of the day!
- We loved everything.
- Do check the what’s on today section, it helps plan your day a little.
- Check opening times. As the summer season ends there’s changes to the opening days and times.
- Book online if you can, saves you a couple of pound and can be done up until 10:30 on your arrival day.
- Take a picnic to eat outdoors or indoors or use the restaurant on-site.
There is also accommodation on-site.
There is also self catering accommodation too in the form of a bunk house, the perfect place to rest if you decide to pony trek for the day or stay and combine a trip to Brecon following a days play at the farm.
We highly recommend this as a place to visit be it overnight or for the day. We were very lucky that this was a christmas gift from our best friend’s Rob and Mira, thank you both for a very good pressy.
We may even try to go for this event as we saw a display of last year’s photo’s and it looked fantastic!