Family time, Life of a Mum

Farndon Fields

I love Farndon Fields- I cant believe up until recently I’d never been! A beautiful farm shop and restaurant just outside Harborough; the perfect addition onto a day in the town.

Highlights

  • The most instagrammable green grocers I’ve ever seen!
  • The funniest fish monger- who made D giggle by making a fish talk
  • The Gin section (basically my Christmas list right there)
  • Afternoon tea (I rolled out)
  • Affordable plants
  • A beautiful Christmas zone

Recently we tried out their afternoon tea; and it was amazing. I think me and my mum could spend hours here; browsing the amazing food and gin, picking out special Christmas decorations and partaking in another afternoon tea!

This past week we tried out Farndon Fields Pumpkin patch; I believe it’s the first year they’re done this, and it was AMAZING!!!

We embraced the mud ( it’s rained so much recently) donned our wellies and trudged up to the patch- WOW I’ve never seen so many pumpkins. We pics a barrow full and headed down to wash them (and 1/2 the field off our boots)

I love the effort they put into the Pumpkin Barn- a proper little cafe; yet still keeping it looking like a barn on a proper farm. We tried some delicious pumpkin cake, and grabbed a handful of recipes to try with our squashes (waste not want not).

I think it’s fully booked this year- but for next yeah I really recommend it- put a reminder in your phone now to book up at the end of September.

Farndon Fields Web

Life of a Mum

Twinlakes Visit

Today we visited Twinlakes theme, farm and water park in Leicestershire. We were kindly gifted our tickets by the park. The park is located near Melton Mowbray, which is about 20 miles from home for us.

Unfortunately we managed to pick a very windy and rainy day; so a few of the rides/areas of the park were closed.

Luckily at Twinlakes there’s a good variety of indoor and outdoor activities for the kids; from fairground type rides, adventure playgrounds and soft play areas.

On a Sunny day we would have been able to experience the water park, beach and many outdoor grassy picnic areas. So don’t forget a picnic, swimmers and bucket and spade.

During the year the park has lots of different extra entertainment options- for us today it was the circus! Dorothea loved being in the big top with the music and lights and she was happily mesmerised for 40 minutes. There was aerial acrobatics, a clown, singers and dancers and even a bearded lady! Dorothea loved clapping the acts and happily munching on her fresh popcorn.

Dorothea is 2.5 years, and quite shy- we found that there really wasn’t enough (on a wet day) to keep her entertained for the whole day. I think for older children and/or a Sunny day you could happily be entertained from 10-5, but for us today the park entertained for about 3 hours. There was lots of rides suitable for a brave and adventurous toddler- but Dorothea didn’t manage to pluck up the courage to go on much.

I can imagine that on a sunny day Dorothea would have loved building sandcastles at the large beach, enjoyed a picnic on one of the many grassy picnic areas and played for ages on the playgrounds.

Best point: Variety; for large families with different aged kids this park would be great on a good weather day.

Worst point: Some parts of the park look old/weathered and could do with a fresh lick of paint.