With showers and a chilly breeze forecast for my Nanny Pat day, I decided to take Sam and Jasmine to Dairyland Farm World at Summercourt near Newquay. Dairyland has the advantage of indoor and outdoor activities, and with scheduled feeding and milking times, there is never a dull moment during a visit.

As it was raining when we arrived, we began the day in the Bull Pen soft play area. Toddlers always seem to be happy in this environment, crashing into the ball pool, up and down the slides and often finding little friends to play with. There is a small cafe here (ideal for me to grab a cappuccino) which has a range of basic snacks and ice cream.

soft-play

With showers and a chilly breeze forecast for my Nanny Pat day, I decided to take Sam and Jasmine to Dairyland Farm World at Summercourt near Newquay. Dairyland has the advantage of indoor and outdoor activities, and with scheduled feeding and milking times, there is never a dull moment during a visit.

As it was raining when we arrived, we began the day in the Bull Pen soft play area. Toddlers always seem to be happy in this environment, crashing into the ball pool, up and down the slides and often finding little friends to play with. There is a small cafe here (ideal for me to grab a cappuccino) which has a range of basic snacks and ice cream.

pigs

We took a packed lunch – there’s a barn set up with tables and chairs for you to picnic inside if the weather is changeable. If you prefer, Clarabelle’s cafe serves the usual fare, with chips made to order (be prepared for a wait if they’re busy), sandwiches and children’s lunch boxes.

After lunch, Sam and Jaz were excited to milk the wooden cow and got a certificate for their squeezing ability, which made Farmer Dave really proud. Next up was ‘Pat a Pet’ in the animal barn. I was really impressed at the standard of care taken to ensure the rabbits and guinea pig were stroked and handled kindly.

milking

We pottered about in the Wendy house, attempted the agility trail, bounced on low set trampolines and pedalled JCB trikes around an indoor track, making sure we hadn’t missed anything before it was time to watch the cows being milked.

They have a high tech rotary milking parlour with a viewing platform so you can watch the cows being milked from above. Sam loved it last time he was here and fired nonstop questions at me the whole time we were there – I think we may have a future farmer in the family…

The day flew by and the children were busy and happy. We all loved it and plan to return again soon.

ride-on

Nanny Pat’s verdict: Everything is well presented and maintained, and animal welfare seems particularly good. On a practical note, there are three sets of really good, clean toilets with baby changing facilities.

You can return to Dairyland every day for a week after you purchase your initial tickets. There’s lots of information on their website, so it’s worth taking a look before you go to help make the most out of your visit.

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