A little trip to the Swansea Community Farm

A good friend and I had been trying for about a month to get together for a play date with our children, and we finally managed it!

She suggested we take the children to Swansea Community Farm in Fforestfach.  I’d heard of the farm before but had never actually been for a visit and, honestly, was a little bit nervous about going there as it was somewhere I’d never driven to before (I’m still not great at driving to unknown places).

I’m so very glad I went though, we all had a really lovely morning there, and the drive was really quite easy in the end thanks to Google maps and useful information on the Farm’s website about how to get there!

We got to the farm at about 10.30, which was just in time to help the staff herd the sheep (and one lamb) out into their field.  I love that, as it’s a community farm, the staff encourage visitors to get involved.  The children loved seeing the animals come past them and then they ran after them to have a little look at them in the field.

After that we had a good wander round the rest of the farm, and I was pleasantly surprised at how much there was to see.  We saw pigs, ducks, chickens and geese and wandered past the bee hives, the compost station and the allotment plots.

The children had a great time running round and exploring, and we all enjoyed a little visit to the cafe for some cake!

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I’m really looking forward to more visits in the Spring and Summer when there are more plants springing up and more animals roaming around.  I’m strangely curious about seeing the bees in particular, and hoping to be able to buy some honey at some point!

If you’re looking for something free and great fun to do with your children in Swansea then I highly recommend a visit to the community farm.  We all had a lovely morning there.

Do you have a community or city farm near you?  Do you visit it very often?

 

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8 Comments

  1. Photalife 03/06/2016 / 8:53 pm

    A beautiful collection of photos, it looks like it was a good day out
    Thank you for linking up

    • Madeline 03/08/2016 / 1:55 pm

      Thank you! It was a really lovely day out! x

  2. Elena 03/08/2016 / 8:52 pm

    Beautiful pictures, it looks like you had a great day. We usually get out and about a lot but it has been too cold recently!

    • Madeline 03/08/2016 / 9:43 pm

      It’s been so cold hasn’t it! We’ve had bug after bug since Christmas too so have been really in need of a good run in the fresh air to feel a bit better! x

  3. Debs @ Super Busy Mum 03/12/2016 / 6:25 pm

    What a really fun collection of photos. Those blue eyes in the second photo though! *gasp* Thanks so much for linking up to #DevelopingLife

    • Madeline 03/04/2017 / 9:27 pm

      Her blue eyes are quite striking, I love taking photos like that of her that accentuate them! x

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