Our Court Farm Country Park Visit and Review!
I feel incredibly lucky to live in North Somerset. Close enough to major cities and towns but far enough from the hustle and bustle to enjoy the countryside we have on our doorstep. In fact you can read why I love living here…here!
Being a popular tourist destination in the South West, Weston-super-Mare offers a number of farm parks within close reach of the town. Like all toddlers, my son, Little B, absolutely loves farm parks and he was super excited when we were invited to Court Farm Country Park last weekend.
Court Farm is literally a stone’s throw from junction 21 of the M5. It makes the perfect “stop-off” if you’re on a long journey. Upon entering the farm, there was a small stone car park immediately in front of us and then off to the left, the main car park, laid to grass. If it’s been raining, you may want to pack wellies. We were lucky enough to have beautiful weather for our visit 🙂
You enter the park through the gift shop and café, with toilets and baby change facilities on the left, along with the outdoor play park, red deer and llamas. To the right you can see the farm house, stables and main farm buildings. Hard to ignore is the absolutely beautiful view once you step out of the shop. Just stunning.
Although the farm is a main tourist attraction, it actually felt really peaceful and I enjoyed taking in the view while B (and Daddy!) played in the outdoor fort. There were loads of hidey holes to creep in and out of, and plenty of wobbly bridges to keep B on his toes.
B enjoying pretend play as a “pirate”.
After having a run around the play area, we headed across the field to the main stables. B clocked the motorised go-kart and wanted a go. The one negative, he didn’t want to come off – the hubby that is hehe 😉
Luckily the indoor sandpit, tractor barn and play area were round the corner and we were able to coerce B with this. This area is ideal if the weather isn’t great. And as any parent knows, it’s fab to have a back-up plan when it comes to the great British weather. And it’s nice to see something a bit different to the same old “soft play”.
Soft play is great but they can get so crowded and noisy. Instead we were greeted by hens and cockerels sunning themselves in the play area 🙂 They seemed completely unfazed by all the kids running about! When we first went in, they were lazing about in the dust and wood chippings at the bottom of the slide.
This cheeky one loved hiding out in the tractor, which B found very amusing 🙂
The tractor barn was a big hit with B and he spent quite a while trying out every single ride-on! Little man also enjoyed the green slide and managed to climb the ladder by himself. He’s never been very confident with climbing, so I was “super proud mummy” when he managed to do it without any assistance. He went down a few times and then tried the yellow slide. We didn’t anticipate the drop at the bottom though and he went flying on to his bum. Daddy and I thought it was rather funny, B less so. Mean mummy.
The indoor sandpit makes another welcome indoor activity. Especially with the additional diggers and tractors. B spent a while loading them up with sand and tipping them over.
Time to milk the cows!
The highlight of the visit, for me anyway, was watching the cows being milked. Court Farm is a working farm, with the farming side of business running alongside the visitor attraction. Each day at 11am, visitors get the chance to watch the cows being milked. I really like it when farm parks run demonstrations like this because it gives the public an insight into where our food comes from and an idea of the day-to-day running of a farm. B was in awe when we told him what was happening and he realised that the white liquid filling up the clear tank was in fact what he’d had on his cheerios that morning!
We also got to coo over the baby animals in the pens nearby:
Next up we enjoyed a spot of lunch from the onsite café. It is small but ideal if you just want something light like a sandwich. We had some sandwiches and crisps, and B chose the biggest pink tractor biscuit I’ve ever seen! The sun was shining and we sat outside, enjoying the beautiful views.
After lunch we headed back to the outdoor play area for some more pirate ship action before we boarded the tractor ride. This is a free activity and certainly not to be missed if you have little ones. B loved bumping across the fields and around the pond. This bit was fairly muddy and we were sat right behind the tyres. I was pretty sure we’d get caked in mud but we were fine!
B enjoying the tractor ride with his pink tractor biscuit!
What I particularly liked about our visit to Court Farm was the relaxed, friendly atmosphere and the authenticity of the farm. It felt like a working farm, not just another tourist attraction. Overall, our trip to Court Farm was great fun and we will certainly be back. I definitely recommend a stop here if you are in the area, well worth a visit. Here are some more photos for you to enjoy:
Disclaimer: We were invited to visit the farm in exchange for an honest review. All the opinions are my own and no staff working the day we visited were aware we were coming for the purpose of writing a review.