Sacrewell Farm, Thornhaugh

by - August 09, 2018

We visited Sacrewell Farm back in June (2018) as the last time we came was before I started reviewing days out so felt I should come back and write a little about it.

Sacrewell Farm have plenty of free parking and access into the entrance foyer is easy as they have automatic doors. 
Entrance fees: children under 2 = free entry; children aged 2-12 = £10; adults (13 years+) = £7. Family ticket (1 adult and 3 children or 2 adults and 2 children) = £30. Annual passes are available and pricing can be found here.

We began our visit to Sacrewell Farm with a trip to the 'Origin8' cafe for some lunch. The cafe has lots of space so it was easy to bring the stroller in with me. They have 8 wooden highchairs which are a good height for the table but they won't tuck under the end of the table as table legs are not far enough apart. Millie had a child's 'pick and mix' lunch which is 5 items for £4.95 and they receive an animal mask too. The cafe have plastic plates and pots of colouring pencils to keep the children entertained. The baby changing facilities can be found just outside the cabfe in the entrance foyer and you'll find a changing table with a changing mat and a step stool for toddlers to reach the sink in order to wash their hands.

After we finished our lunch, we headed for a walk around the farm. All of the paths are pushchair friendly and there are only some small steps in to the water mill but they were pretty easy to handle.

Our first stop was the outdoor play area which has swings, toddler swings, wooden animals to sit on, a wooden Wendy house, a tyre tunnel, a slide and a sandpit.

Sacrewell have many animals for the children to see such as goats, peacocks, lambs/sheep, alpacas, donkeys, horses/ponies, chickens, pigs/piglets, rabbits, guinea pigs and different types of small birds. Other activities include a maze, den building, a pooh sticks bridge, wildlife trail, tractor rides (book at reception) and ride on tractors.

There is also large indoor soft playbarn with a small baby area (up to 2 years) and junior areas (recommended 5-12 years). It was really quiet when we were there so Millie was enjoying the junior area as the baby area was of little interest to her. The soft play included the usual climbing equipment, slides, ball pits and tunnels. There are also tubes which suck up balls from the ball pit and then release them overhead - this was Millie's favourite. Millie also enjoyed an area with ride-on toys and hard hats. The playbarn has an 'Origin8' kiosk which is open at weekends and during school holidays. They have 3 really large toilet cubicles with baby changing facilities in one of them. Millie loved the fact there was a sink low enough for her to wash her hands independently.

Millie and I had a great time at Sacrewell and I was happy with the price I paid as Millie is under 2 but feel it's quite expensive for children aged 2-12 in comparison to other farm parks we've been to.


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