Day trip to Bowood!

My friend Zoe and I took Evie to Bowood yesterday (9th July 2016) for a little day out to celebrate my birthday!

We had such a lovely day. We started off visiting Tractor Teds little farm. Evie enjoyed riding the tractors and visiting the animals. She was particularly fond of the pigs and chickens. Some of the animals are kept in a barn which was really clean and well spaced. The others were outside, again in a clean, spacious area. I believe you can stroke the animals but we didn’t (I’m a bit funny about that sort of thing while pregnant!).

Then we had a wonder through the gardens to check out the soft play. Evie enjoyed running around in there but I would say it was more for older children 5+ so we didn’t stay long.

We left the soft play and headed for the adventure playground. This is awesome for the older children. I would’ve loved it when I was younger. We found some swings for Evie to go in but again it was a little bit old for E.

We had lunch in the ‘Treehouse Cafe’ which was lovely. The service was quick and the staff were friendly. There was a good choice on the menu, even if I did just have a bowl of chips ( all I fancied!). Evie enjoyed a Tractor Ted box meal which included 5 items for £5 in a little tractor box.

To end our day we went back into the gardens. Evie burned some energy and had a run around the huge landscape area. I relaxed and my marvellous friend Zoe, chased Evie around for me (pregnancy perks!)

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There are lots of other things to look around, including the house, a lake, waterfall and caves and another restaurant .

If you are in the area, I would highly recommend taking a trip to Bowood. It’s such a lovely place for children to play, have picnics and have a walk around and at a really reasonable price.

Where are your favourite days out?

Amy x

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Our visit to Roves Farm

Myself, Evie and our friend Zoe had such a lovely time at Roves Farm . Well it was going well until poor Zoe hurt her back! But aside from that it was a lovely day.

We were super lucky that spring had sprung and the sun was shining.

We started our day in the cafe (where else!?) which turns out to be more than just a cafe… Inside a huge converted barn is a cafe but surrounding it is activities for children of all ages. Evie loved roaming around in an enclosure with play tractors and tyres. It was great, as it was enclosed it meant she could walk freely and I didn’t have to worry about her running off.

There was also a small soft play area for babies and one for under 5s. There were swings and such like and a big fort in the middle for older children. I did spy some pre schoolers crawling through tunnels with glow sticks, that looked rather fun!

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We had a yummy lunch which was reasonably priced and tasted really good. Evie had a childrens box which I was quite impressed with. It included cheese sarnies, quavers, biscuits, a little fairy cake and a carton of apple juice, all for £3.85 which I thought was quite good. She doesn’t eat that much so I helped her out with the biscuits!

After lunch we were excited to see the animals. Our first venture was into the pets barn. You can handle the animals in here at certain times of day and also see the baby animals being fed. We missed this but enjoyed looking at them. The lambs were so cute!

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After that we went to visit the barn where we met a very friendly highland cow. All of the animals were very sociable and obviously used to a lot of people saying hello. We also saw some pigs and other breeds of cow. Some Chickens and Turkeys were roaming the place. Miss Evie was very keen yo chase them!

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We walked down to an outdoor play area and had a go on the swings and slide.

Unfortunately Zoe’s back got worse so we thought it best to go. We had seen everything but just missed out on a tractor ride which runs 3 times a day.

We would love to go back in the Summer and hopefully catch the tractor ride. I would highly recommend a trip here if you live locally!

Amy x