So last monday even though it was cloudy it was dry and that meant family adventure time as John is lucky enough to get mondays off it means we can avoid the weekend madness as places like Greenmeadow Community farm.
It's based near Newport and is a little bit further than our usual haunts but it makes it more of a treat. What is great about the community farm is it helps people with disabilities work in a fulfilling environment where the learn about animals care, hospitably, working in the kitchen etc and it's a lovely place to support.
I think what is so great about this place is it's a working farm (you can buy produce in the farm shop) but it also encourages children to touch the animals and feed them - something which is being lost in this crazy health and safety world. Mr A loves feeding the goats, sheep and highland Coo.
It's also very reasonable with a simple cafe serving basic but beautiful meals at a very good price which is a nice change from over charged coffee we usually get at children's attractions - also big tip if you are in Wales you can go to Greenmeadow on a two for one through O2 Priorities.
With it being spring we saw some piglets, lambs and a calf enjoying the milder weather. There is also a fabulous wooden adventure playground with slides, swings, bridges and obstacles, and we spent the best part of a day at the farm.
|My yellow wellies still going strong after a year|
Mr A gets into full farmer mode and tells us stories about the farm being his and how he feeds all the animals and looks after them in the winter. It has also further inspired us to make our small garden into an urban utopia and we are saving up for a Chicken hutch as we speak, which was cannot wait for as it will be so exciting to welcome a new addition to our family, even if it's in the form of three chickens.