Last month we took Darcy to another farm to explore. This time it was Belmont Farm in Mill Hill, North London.
My friends tease me that we’re always at a farm, however Darcy truly enjoys visiting them. She really loves seeing the animals and enjoying the space and fresh air which comes with the farming environment.
Belmont Farm is open 7 days a week, admission for under 18 months is free. Adults are £6.50 each and under 12s are £4.50. They also offer family ticket deals and yearly membership.
There are the usual animals to look at – sheep, cows,pigs, goats, rabbits, chickens and other birds etc. Dotted around the farm are many other animals such as wallabies, Grey Rhea and Reindeer's. The farm also offers petting sessions, milking demonstrations and tractor rides for £2.50.
A lot of the birds were wondering around the farm, which meant I was a nervous wreck as I hate birds but it gives the farm a country feel. Darcy loved seeing all the animals, the pigs were her favourite and she kept making pig noises every time she saw one.
A bag of feed is £1.60 however there are some animals you cannot feed, but these are clearly labelled. It’s great fun Darcy really enjoyed feeding the animals with her dad. There are also lots of places to wash your hands afterwards and antiseptic hand gel dispensers are dotted around the farm.Another reason why I wanted to visit was because of their Waffle Cafe. To be honest I wasn’t impressed with the food. We ordered Darcy a children meal which included a cheese and ham sandwich, a drink and a play pack. The sandwich was dry not even a little bit of spread on it, it arrived without her drink or the play pack. T’s meal was really greasy and they forgot his latte and my waffles were just MEH which is a shame as the person serving us was really lovely.
They do have a picnic area in the middle of the farm itself if you preferred to bring your own food.
Over all Belmont Farm is a hidden gem, with a lot to offer. The farm is well maintained and the staff are so friendly. Excellent day out for all ages,and a great chance to get up close to the animals and feed them. Definitely worth a visit
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Are you a fan of city farms? where is your favourite farm to visit?