What a glorious weekend we’ve just had here in Yorkshire! The sun shone, we shunned the coats and, on Saturday, visited Honeysuckle Farm in Hornsea for the first time.
We had big plans to visit Honeysuckle Farm while Nick was on paternity leave two years ago, and again last year, but we’ve never quite made it (I’m blaming sleep deprivation!), so I was quite determined that would indeed visit last Saturday.
Honeysuckle Farm is just outside the seaside town of Hornsea. Set in beautiful Yorkshire countryside, it’s one of the only farms in our part of Yorkshire that is open to the public, which makes it a popular destination. In actual fact, it was MUCH quieter than a farm would be in Sussex on a sunny day – which was a relief!
Entry was less than £5 each – and under twos are free. We opted to buy a bucket of animal feed (for £2), and the bucket kept us going the whole way round.
We began by feeding the goats – which Busby proved a natural at! H-Bear just wanted to throw pellets into the pen, which the goats didn’t seem to mind.
After goat feeding, we joined the queue for the cart ride (£1 per person – under ones are free). Pulled by beautiful Shire horse Tinkerbell, we all sat in an old cart while she took us around the farm. We met the cows, the geese and saw quite a few lambs too. The children loved it!
We then went for a walk around the farm; feeding the animals as we wandered.
The weather was amazing, and we had all shed our jumpers by the time we reached the playground for lunch.
We took a picnic with us, but there’s also a cafe where you can buy lunch and snacks.
After the children wolfed down their food, they bounded off into the playground, which is basically compromised of hills, tunnels and slides! They had a fab time exploring. We didn’t make it into the woodland playground on Saturday due to the children exhausting themselves out – but it looked fantastic too!
Busby then decided she wanted to head into the barn to play on the straw bales; the children had LOTS of fun jumping and exploring.
Naptime was swiftly approaching for our littlest bear, so we decided to go and watch the milking demonstration. Rather amazingly, Honeysuckle Farm make their own ice cream from their two Jersey cows – Florence and Mary. Busby was fascinated to learn the whole process of how her favourite food is made!
And then we obviously had to have a taste…
We all had the best time at Honeysuckle Farm. We loved being able to feed the animals, the children really enjoyed the various play areas, and Nick had rather a lot of fun in the tunnels!
We can’t wait to visit again soon!