During the Easter Holidays we took a trip to Amelia Farm in the Vale of Glamorgan. If you have read my previous review of Amelia Farm, or have visited yourself, you will already be familiar with the fact that Amelia Farm is a charity, which provides an alternative education to disadvantaged and vulnerable young people. Entry to the farm is free, with a suggested donation of £3 for parking.
The farm is a working farm set over 160 acres of land and is a perfect for a family day out; there’s a small park area, a couple of woodland trails, farm animals to see and plenty of picnic areas along with a quaint cafe serving homemade cakes and snacks.
It is very much a working farm and you will see the many volunteers getting on with their work as you visit. It’s not at all commercialised and is pretty rustic, which adds to its charm.
Things to do at Amelia Trust Farm
My little ones all still love seeing farm animals, which means that it’s a perfect place for keeping them all happy, which is ideal as it can be so difficult to find places that suit everyone from a 22 month old through to a 9 year old.
We were booked in for the lamb feeding, which cost just £3.00 per person. I have never bottle fed anything other than a baby before, and I really didn’t know what to expect.
The first lamb we fed was called Bambi and she was a little guzzler and downed the bottle vigorously in no time. Next out was Beau, a little younger and more timid. You can have a look at the video here, it’s so funny and so cute seeing them guzzle away.
The lady who was with us explained how the lambs had been orphaned and would need to be bottle fed until they were old enough to eat more solids and would then be re-introduced to the fields. They were all super cute and I enjoyed the experience just as much as my little one, I would love to do it all over again.
We then took part in the Easter Egg hunt, which cost £2.00 each. It took you right round the animal enclosures and the woodland trails. We had a great time finding the letters as part of the clues and then unscrambling the letters to make a word at the end to claim our prize.
We saw plenty of animals including donkeys, goats, chickens, rabbits, sheep and geese on the trail and my youngest enjoyed making all the animal noises as went around.
The kids all really enjoyed it and they were rewarded with a prize at the end with some bubbles and sweets. The trail also meant that we saw parts of the farm that we hadn’t seen before, including the bird watch hide out and the Teddy Bear woodland trail.
Before we left they had a play in the park area which had a slide, some swings and an old tractor which the kids love.
If you don’t get the opportunity to visit over the Easter holidays and take part in the trail or lamb feeding, there is still plenty to do from meeting the animals, to bird spotting in the bird hide, to the woodland trails and the gnome spotting walk throughout the rest of the year.
The farm are also planning some new activities going forward, so watch this space or sign up to their Facebook page to keep updated.
Amelia Trust Farm is open from 10:00 am to 6:00 pm from April to September and 10:00 am till 4:00 pm in the winter. It has a cafe with high chairs, toilets and baby changing and is accessible to prams (although depending on the weather it may be a little muddy).
Well behaved dogs on leads are welcome.
Disclosure – we were invited to Amelia Farm to try the lamb feeding and Easter Trail as guests, but I was not obliged to write a review. All opinions are my own, and as it was a charity I left a donation to cover the cost of the activities.
Have you visited Amelia Farm? I would love to hear about what you thought of it, drop me a comment below.
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