Tuesday, 28 August 2012

A trip to Amelia Trust Farm

Sunday was one of those unexpected days.
You make your plans the evening before, and they are also tinged with what happens between that point and the point you are making plans for- teething, night time bed swaps, bad moods or worse, sickness and bugs.

And so, unexpectedly, everything played in our favour- we were having our day out, and it would start with a visit to a local working farm.

The Amelia Trust Farm is another benefit our of location, 20 mins from our front door.
Amelia Trust  is a small charity which employs 12 members of staff. For a charity employing so few, it does achieve so much, and is reliant on volunteers. The Trust does not receive core funding and the benefits of donations are clear. the charity supports the vulnerable and disadvantaged, and nothing rings more true than the statement "Growing up is different for everyone".

The vision is to enable all kinds of people, young and old, to enjoy nature and learn.
Somewhat ambitiously the farm is open from sunset to sunrise with no admission charge.

This was our first family trip to Amelia Trust Farm. Daddy and Squeaks had visited before and as soon as we drove up Squeaks began telling Tiny and Cheeky of exactly what to expect.

On arrival there is a fantastic park and picnic area. We parked up and whilst the boys were happy to sit and enjoy their surrounding at a picnic table, Squeaks went straight to work with her excess energy and climbing frames, swings and slides. The great thing about Amelia Trust Farm is that it is a "tourist attraction" so it is busy enough, and Squeaks was quickly being pursued/ in pursuit of a little boy named Jamie.

This meant the boys could have lots of one to one time with daddy on the swings, although help was soon at hand!

As a working farm you are reliant on the time of year as to where the livestock will be and also the levels of access.

We managed to see all of Squeaks' favourites- from what she deems to be Squirrels.. to Daddy Pig!

We saw "Peppa's ducks" and reminisced about the chickens- I was surprised that Squeaks still remembered the chickens who lived in our garden in Yorkshire.

We had a fantastic day out, and probably could have spent a lot longer there, if I hadn't only packed a meal for the boys!

I suspect we only saw a tiny percentage of what the Farm offers to visitors.
However, we loved every minute.
And I had to put Squeaks to bed with the promise of another farm in the morning(!!!).

The boys waved and made (appropriate) animal noises as we made our way round the farm.

And I dread can't wait for the day all three little people are playing in the park and making their way around the farm...

Since visiting the farm, and visiting the website for a bit of background knowledge, I have discovered it also has a self-catering hostel and room hire, amongst a number of facilities available.

With such an ideal backdrop this seems the perfect place for anyone to make the most of!

Disclaimer: There isn't one. We visited Amelia Trust Farm on a family day out and felt compelled to share it with you! As always, our opinions are our own.

Country Kids from Coombe Mill Family Farm Holidays Cornwall


  1. I can't wait and have shard this with my husband ..my kids would love this place. Thanks also for taking me to http://www.ameliatrust.org.uk/Farm Wordpress Template

  2. I love the look of your day out, looks indeed like one of those family days that just works so well. Amilia Trust Farm does remind me of the farm here at Coombemill, it looks equally relaxed and family friendly. I am guessing you will all be returning there again! Thank you for sharing a great find on Country Kids.


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