Side Street Style: Community Farm Adventure

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Community Farm Adventure

toddler fun

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.


natural chicken

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.

toddler on farm

Shire horse

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.

Greenmeadow farm

toddler on farm

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.

happy cows

Greenmeadow farm

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.

yellow wellies
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.

family fun

Country Kids from Coombe Mill Family Farm Holidays Cornwall


  1. Lovely photos from a great family day out in the Spring sunshine! Perfect that you were able to go during the week where it is quieter and less crowded. These community farms are wonderful for giving less able people an opportunity in a great working environment. Thanks for linking up and sharing your fun with Country Kids.

  2. That looks so much fun! Nothing like a day out, is there? x

  3. what a lovely place! We need to go to a farm soon, haven't been to one for ages!

  4. looks like you had a great day out. Can't wait to see how the chicken hutch turns out, my friends just got three chickens and they're little boy is loving it. x

  5. This place looks awesome, we love a good farm! Will keep it in mind if we're ever over that way!

  6. I have that same jacket! perfect for the farm, A looks so happy and you are so lucky to be able to go to these places together in the week. Weekends are madness! x

  7. That looks so lovely! We've been scared to take our boy back to visit farm animals ever since a cow "mooed" in his face and he spent the next week making sure there were no cows in his room at bedtime :-/ He might be a bit too much of a city boy...

  8. I love a trip to the farm! It looks like a great place and you all look like you had a great time!

  9. Ooh I haven't been to a farm in an age. Looks like you all had a fab time. I think Spring is the perfect season to visit!

  10. So good to see that you had a great day out at Greenmeadow, it is about five minutes from where I live and I've actually never been, definitely somewhere I will go when I have children. xx

    Leanne - A Slice of My Life


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