Well Christmas truly is the season of ‘magic’ and miracles. During this Christmas break, the children and I had the pleasure of having a family outing with Angelo’s pal Master M and his parents! We try to get the boys together as much a possible as neither has other males friends close by to ramp around with. Although both boys have different personalities they get each other and look out for each other. The blossoming camaraderie and maturity between these two little pals is a joy to behold. Unfortunately, for the lil guys their parent chose a day that was very windy, cold and rainy but the trip to Willows Farm Village was totally worth it.
Farm Life In Hertfordshire
I thought we were spoilt in Surrey for having wonderful farm, but Willows Farm Village in Hertfordshire pulls out all the stops. It’s one of the places you can go and know that all your parenting needs have been thought of.
For the children, all the facilities are spacious, clean, bright, attractive and supported by helpful friendly staff. I think, even on a horrible day, there is still lots for families to do together. Their attractions include farmyard animals, adventure play, funfair rides and more.
Willows Farm Indoor & Outdoor Fun
We didn’t spend all our time in doors. When the rain stopped we took a stroll along the grounds of the farm, the boys jumped in muddy puddles, then we popped into the petting zoo where Angelo feed some of the animals.
(For the outdoors part of our stay Valentina rode on my back but for the indoor segments, she thoroughly enjoyed the soft play and role play areas.)
Life Skills Learnt During Play
During our time Willows Farm, Hubby saw his children in another light. He noticed how they are maturing and how their little personalities are taking shape. As for me, I noticed how brave Angelo is. I was so impressed to see him rush of to tackle the slide. on his own. I duly noted he waited his turn and sought assistance to get into his straw mat for the slide. At his age I doubt I’d have had the courage to do so.
As most parents know, our children tend to be different outside of the home. It’s a blessing to be see them interact and grow in confidence in various settings. Such was the day that we four parents had at the farm.
Getting to Willows Farm
You can get to Willow Farm via public transport or driving. The 84 bus for St Albans brings you closest to the Farm, if you are commuting Even if you take main line rail or tube, you’ll have to transfer to the bus. Alight at the stop for The Bull public House, Barnet Road, London Colney, which is near to the Colney Fox Hotel and opposite Lowbell Lane. Walk up Lowbell Lane until you come to the Farm Office. The walk is roughly 11 minutes.
Visit the website for further details on the facility and full directions.
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(Updated 17th June 2020)