Activity farms come in a range of sizes. Near us they range from working farms hosting occasional events through to the enormous, which border on theme parks in their own way. Langleybury Children’s Farm is towards the smaller end of the spectrum, yet conveniently located just off the M25 near Watford.
Animals are a big draw for two-year-old Tilly at the moment and a day out with friends at the Willows Activity Farm near St Albans in Hertfordshire was the huge hit we’d hoped for. From feeding animals to exploring the playgrounds and rides on the fun fair, we didn’t even get around to exploring the extensive indoor soft play area.
Two-year-old Tilly is obsessed with babies of all kinds so the opportunity to visit newborn lambs wasn’t an opportunity we were going to pass up. The Chiltern Open Air Museum is one of our local attractions and it’s something of a favourite. It feels rather understated, nestling in woodland down a rather minor road and with a sizeable site that makes even busy days feel relaxed. The museum is based around a collection of historic buildings that have been relocated to the museum site and offer an authentic insight into life from the past. Whereas last year Tilly’s ability to interact with the museum was limited, this visit revealed she’s of an age to get a huge amount from a visit.