One of the things I love about doing various treasure trails and hunts is the little places that we discover along the way – the hidden parks, monuments or interesting places to visit. Our recent Shaun in the City trail in Bristol led us to the lovely St Werburghs City Farm which was the perfect place to stop and take time out from our sheep hunt.
Naturally, our first point of call was to find Primrose – the Shaun that was located in the city farm – but once we had ticked it off our list, the girls were keen to go and see some of the animals.
They particularly liked seeing the goats and their kids who were very friendly and happy for the girls to stroke them and try to feed them. They weren’t too interested in the sticks that Sophie presented them with but the clover that Jessica offered was much more enticing. There were also some sheep busy grazing in the same field but they kept their distance.
The mini beast mansion looked quite interesting although we didn’t manage to spot any mini beasts in residence!
Jessica enjoyed watching the chickens whereas the ducks were much more popular with Sophie who did her little happy dance when she saw them – “ooh, look Mummy! Duck!”
Sadly we were a little too early to see the pigs which are due to arrive at the farm next week – I am sure the girls would have loved to have seen those.
We stopped off at the pretty hobbit-hole-like café for lunch. The food took a little time to arrive but the girls were kept busy covering Daddy with stickers so weren’t too bothered about the wait. The salt-beef sandwich I ordered was very yummy and whilst the girls weren’t that interested in their fish fingers, the ice-cream went down a treat!
As well as the café, there is also a playground and a community garden near to the farm, although we didn’t manage to visit these. The farm is open seven days a week, 9am-5pm in the summer and 9am-4pm in the winter. There is no entry charge but donations are always welcomed as the farm is a registered charity.