Wednesday, 12 March 2014

I scream, you scream, we all scream for ice cream!!

Today we headed to Cheshire Ice cream farm, as we had an old good friend (H) visit us for the day. Daddy M was working, so it was a nice girlie afternoon, and we know all girls love ice cream. I had been recommended this place by many Warrington mummies, so when I typed it into the sat nav, and it said 50mins drive, I thought... OK, hopefully S will nap, nope she never did.
 
Sat nav took us directly there, and we didn't get lost.... for a change. You couldn't miss it, great big car park, and a huge blue building with a flag on top. The girls were more interested in the map next to a large cow, rather than the huge cow.
 
 It was very quiet with it being a week day, and with it being very overcast, and cold, which was a shock considering at home was blue sky's and a warm sun. The girls soon became accustomed to the statues and the ride on machines.

 
I asked J this morning, what animal makes ice cream, and she couldn't tell me, so I'm glad they had some cows there to show her, and even better they were calf's, being very vocal which impressed S, and some very jumpy which impressed J.
 
We also had a look at the milking stations so they could see what would be used, but think we will come back another day at milking time so they can see.
 
Then it was on the hunt for some games and fun. On exploring the girls came across a hopscotch area, its something I've been trying to teach J, but having a grass back garden, proves difficult, but todays area, has proven that she knows the game.

 
They also came across some diggers, and both pretended to be builders.
 
We then came across the obstacle course, J didn't know how to attempt the tyre bridge, so went for the safe option. And she refused to go on the chain bridge after mummy almost fell of attempting it. But it did take me back to my childhood, haven't seen one of these assault play areas for a long time.
 


 
Next was the zip wire, mummy was almost on the ground so I couldn't take J or S on it with me, but H being smaller, took J for a ride, as she was to scared to try it by herself, they had great fun in doing it, and S scarpered as she didn't want to have a go. Thank you H


 
After she had a go with H, we built J's confidence up to try it by herself, if we stood by her, that was it, she then loved it...
 


 
After the park, we headed to the animals to see what they had, the girls love any animals, so really enjoyed it. You can tell it is spring as all the animals are in mating mode, as we approached, the donkeys were mounting each other, and the peacocks were on full show mood, why do they always show off for S?
I see a deer.

I see a pig....

....with ear rings in its nose!

Don't forget the ducks!



or the mini ponies

Alpacas mummy... they've been trimmed... but still have fluffy heads!
SMILE! :)

friendly goats that like a good rub.


...and tiny baby lambs.

... and tiny ducks and chicks.
I was amazed at how many different animals they had at the ice cream farm, I was expecting just cows, and maybe some goats. And it was free!! (I like my bargains!) But now all the free stuff was done, we headed to the main attraction, the ice cream parlour. WOW. I was in shock at how many flavours they had to choose from. The girls decided they wanted a pink one, but which pink one? I settled on strawberries and cream for them, H had a banana ice cream, and I went for the white chocolate chunk ice cream. It is probably one of the best ice creams I've tasted. Even better was they had booths so we could sit down and eat them.



 
And if you didn't want a booth, there was always a cow settee...
 
All in all, a great day out, even if the weather was peculiar in how different it was from home. We shall be heading back again this year, as there is still lots of flavours I want to try out, and we will have more coins on us for the miniature golf, go-karts, hunting for gold etc.
 
 
Ethans Escapades Linking up with Ethans Escapades due to J's achievement on the Zip wire, where is all the bravery, and courage coming from? So proud of her!
Country Kids from Coombe Mill Family Farm Holidays Cornwall

15 comments:

  1. An Ice-cream farm sounds GREAT! Well done J on that zip wire. x

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  2. I would love to go here, it looks really good and something my girls would enjoy :) x

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    1. If you are ever in the area, I would recommend it :-) we all left with smiles! x

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  3. We always go there on the way to Chester. I love all the varieties of flavours. Can't wait to take my little man along!

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    1. This was our first ever visit, and it wont be our last. There is so many varieties, it took over 10mins to decide which flavour we would have. x

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  4. I've been there years ago and was a great day out. Lovely photos #countrykids

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    1. Thank you. I've not heard of someone not having a lovely day here, great family fun :-) x

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  5. That sounds like a wonderful place to visit, lots to keep the kids happy #CountryKids

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    1. So much to do. Cant wait to return when the weather is a bit warmer. x

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  6. Looks fab! I love the peacock pic :-)

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    1. Thank you. Trying to take more pics of other things around us, rather then just the girls to capture the full memories. :-)

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  7. Our children would love to visit an ice cream farm - not sure I'd get them further than the parlour though! How great to have the added bonus of all the animals to see, thanks for linking up and sharing your fun day out with Country Kids.

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    1. Thank you for hosting. We got the girls around by the promise of ice cream at the end if they were good :-) it was all great fun, so wasn't too hard. x

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  8. What a great day out, and a very interesting place to visit. To top it off ice cream at the end! I think J was very brave to go on the zip wire. We have one in our local park but I'm not brave enough to take Ethan on it, I know he will love it, maybe next year ;0)

    Thanks for linking up with Small Steps Amazing Achievements :0)
    x

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