Skip to main content

Foel Farm Park & Review

This was such a brilliant day!

The kids woke up unreasonably early but we had loads planned. We started off with a quick play on the site's play park before checking out the heated pool. None of the kids are swimmers (lessons are on my to-do list) and even Hubby isn't too happy in the water normally (I had to force him to buy & pack swim shorts for himself) but we had the pool to our selves until the last half hour. We'd brought armbands, a swim ring, and a baby float for Georgie, and all got in. There were pool noodles there to borrow too and we had so much fun splashing and paddling about. Me and Jack stayed longest and he's been promised swimming lessons as soon as I can organise some for him back home.

After lunch we drove across the island to Foel Farm Park. I'd planned to te them to Henblas working farm & adventure park but I've told been it's shut down. I was recommended to try Foel Farm Park because it was the closest thing, and I think they enjoyed this as much if not more than they would Henblas.

They got to pet baby bunnies, feed calves and lambs bottles of milk, feed animal chow to the pigs and goats. They took a tractor ride and fed a shire horse, played on a huge inflatable pillow! And best of all... They got to ride a pony! Tom's dream come true! All the better for it stopping mid ride to do a huge poo... Even Jack said it was better than the donkey ride he had last year at Blackpool. There was even a chocolate factory and shop, which I admit I quite liked. I might have paid over the odds for each of us to have a special animal shaped chocolate each (3 dinosaurs, a mouse and a frog) but even then it wasn't unreasonable. And it was very tasty!

It was well worth the entry fee, £24 for the four of us (Georgie went free on account of still being a baby) and we spent an extra pound on two bags on animal feed, a bit on souvenirs from the gift shop and ice-creams on the way out. Considernig that once you're in everything else is free - like the tractor ride and pony rides - I think that's a great deal! The kids want to come back here next time we come to Angelsey and I've promised them we will.

It wasn't over crowded either. They all got a chance to have a go at each feeding so no one was left out. It was well staffed so if you wanted something or had a question to ask, you were dealt with quickly and with a friendly smile. The animals are all clearly well looked after and happy.

I took 90 photos and video clips, and even then I missed a few I wish I'd captured. I'll have to share the best of them when I get home (maybe on Wordless Wednesday?)

Kids rating: 5/5

We finished up the day with Chinese food and a few hands of Cardjitsu, and now the kids are tucked up in bed while we curl up with a few drinkies.

Gonna try for the beach and Sea Zoo tomorrow!

While I have presented this post as a review I was not asked to write it, or paid for it, or compensated in any way. I have posted it as a review because we all thought it was so lovely and think more people should know about it


Comments

Popular posts from this blog

😍

via Instagram https://ift.tt/2KNCI0w

Dress Shopping

Yay! Another thing of the list - two things actually because I'm certain I have the right replacement shoes for me too!

Drove down to Mum's this morning, picked her up and drove over to Jacquie's, and from there the three of us and Jac's two daughters headed over to the Trafford Centre.

It turned out to be a really easy shopping trip - and surprisingly quick too!

First off, Debenhams. The first dresses we saw for child bridesmaids looked just about perfect. Little ivory dresses with chiffon type fabric over the skirt and little flowers embroidered on the top. This means that they are the same ivory as my dress, and have some green included too which makes them ideal. And they had Caitlin & Mia's sizes too. The girls tried them on, with co-ordinating shoes, and looked brilliant! We looked at others, but none of them came close so we had them put aside and moved onto the next shop.

Monsoon had a sale on, and we were hopeful, but nothing was quite right. They had plen…

Tom's 1st Jujitsu Grading

It's that time of year again! Jack and Tom have been preparing for their grading since September. Jack is used to the whole process now, but for Tom it was the first time. This time we were taking Jack's friend Rory with us - he goes to a different school but does jujitsu with the same club.

Tom was trying for his first belt which is white. Rory was going for orange, and Jack was going for blue.

As usual parents can't stay to watch, so after dropping the three of them off I went for a wander to get some steps in for my own fitness (and a coffee and mince pie) with Freddie. In the freezing cold and bitter wind of Morecambe in December! Lucky old Hubby and Georgie stayed at home in the warm! Freddie didn't rate it at all - if he wasn't still 100% a boobie baby I wouldn't have dragged him out in it and left him home in the warm too.

When I got back to the school and queued up to get in and watch the belts be awarded I wound up chatting with another mum. We got on…