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!
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?