During the Easter Holidays we took a trip to Amelia Farm in the Vale of Glamorgan. If you have read my previous review of Amelia Farm, or have visited yourself, you will already be familiar with the fact that Amelia Farm is a charity, which provides an alternative education to disadvantaged and vulnerable young people. Entry to the farm is free, with a suggested donation of £3 for parking.
The farm is a working farm set over 160 acres of land and is a perfect for a family day out; there’s a small park area, a couple of woodland trails, farm animals to see and plenty of picnic areas along with a quaint cafe serving homemade cakes and snacks.
It is very much a working farm and you will see the many volunteers getting on with their work as you visit. It’s not at all commercialised and is pretty rustic, which adds to its charm.
Things to do at Amelia Trust Farm
My little ones all still love seeing farm animals, which means that it’s a perfect place for keeping them all happy, which is ideal as it can be so difficult to find places that suit everyone from a 22 month old through to a 9 year old.
We were booked in for the lamb feeding, which cost just £3.00 per person. I have never bottle fed anything other than a baby before, and I really didn’t know what to expect.
The first lamb we fed was called Bambi and she was a little guzzler and downed the bottle vigorously in no time. Next out was Beau, a little younger and more timid. You can have a look at the video here, it’s so funny and so cute seeing them guzzle away.
The lady who was with us explained how the lambs had been orphaned and would need to be bottle fed until they were old enough to eat more solids and would then be re-introduced to the fields. They were all super cute and I enjoyed the experience just as much as my little one, I would love to do it all over again.
We then took part in the Easter Egg hunt, which cost £2.00 each. It took you right round the animal enclosures and the woodland trails. We had a great time finding the letters as part of the clues and then unscrambling the letters to make a word at the end to claim our prize.
We saw plenty of animals including donkeys, goats, chickens, rabbits, sheep and geese on the trail and my youngest enjoyed making all the animal noises as went around.
The kids all really enjoyed it and they were rewarded with a prize at the end with some bubbles and sweets. The trail also meant that we saw parts of the farm that we hadn’t seen before, including the bird watch hide out and the Teddy Bear woodland trail.
Before we left they had a play in the park area which had a slide, some swings and an old tractor which the kids love.
If you don’t get the opportunity to visit over the Easter holidays and take part in the trail or lamb feeding, there is still plenty to do from meeting the animals, to bird spotting in the bird hide, to the woodland trails and the gnome spotting walk throughout the rest of the year.
The farm are also planning some new activities going forward, so watch this space or sign up to their Facebook page to keep updated.
Amelia Trust Farm is open from 10:00 am to 6:00 pm from April to September and 10:00 am till 4:00 pm in the winter. It has a cafe with high chairs, toilets and baby changing and is accessible to prams (although depending on the weather it may be a little muddy).
Well behaved dogs on leads are welcome.
Disclosure – we were invited to Amelia Farm to try the lamb feeding and Easter Trail as guests, but I was not obliged to write a review. All opinions are my own, and as it was a charity I left a donation to cover the cost of the activities.
Have you visited Amelia Farm? I would love to hear about what you thought of it, drop me a comment below.
We visited the Amelia Farm once and thoroughly enjoyed it. It’s a lovely farm with loads to do and see. Definitely a great place to bring kids. Had I known about the lamb feeding earlier I would have booked that!
The lamb feeding was a bonus, you’ll have to look out for it next year, it was a sell out this year 🙂
I’ve never visited but the of Glamorgan is not too far away from me so we could easily go. I’m home edding so it’s always nice to find new places. I especially like the ‘farm is an outdoor classroom’ sign 😉 #southwalesparentbloggers
I like that sign too 🙂 It’s a great place for a visit, it’s all low key stuff but plenty of animals to see and some lovely walks
We love the Amelia Trust Farm. A great day out for the children and a lovely way to introduce them to a working farm. The lamb feeding looks lovely so we’ll have to look out for it again next year x
It’s great isn’t it! I loved the lamb feeding, they were adorable.
I love farms for kids – they’re great places for learning as the sign says!
Us too – they’re always a great and easy day out 🙂
This looks great, I love that idea that they regard the farm as an outdoor classroom. So true, so many great opportunities for learning. Mich x #CountryKids
I know, I love that sign. Such a great ethos 🙂
This looks like a lovely day out and very good value. The lambs are so cute!
Aren’t they gorgeous!
What a lovely looking farm. Sounds like a great day out-too far for us sadly, but I’ll keep it in mind if we ever visit the area. #countrykids
It’s a lovely area to visit, plenty to do. The farm is great, we love it 🙂
This farm looks lovely and laid back too. I am loving the outdoor classroom vibe 🙂 #countrykidsfun
Yes it is a nice laid back farm, it’s not commercialised at all. 🙂
We love a good farm and I really like the ethos of this one. We went lambof this year too although Monkey decided he didn’t want to feed them I enjoyed it!! #countrykids
Ahh bless! At least you got to enjoy 🙂
I remember feeding a baby lamb when I was a little girl and it’s one of those memories that has stayed with me – it was such a wonderful experience. I love the sign about the farm being an outdoor classroom. Looks like you had a wonderful day out and having a trail to follow is always fun too! 🙂 #countrykids
That’s a lovely childhood memory to have. I loved it, they were so cute 🙂