Recently we visited Church Farm in Stow Bardolph while we were on holiday in Norfolk.
We were only looking to kill a couple of hours before heading back to our caravan for lunch followed by an afternoon at the beach, weather permitting. We got much more than we’d bargained for.
Indoor Play Area
There were a few grey clouds around, so we decided to visit Church Farm in Stow Bardolph because of the indoor play area. We were expecting basic soft play but we found a huge wooden treehouse!
Half of the stucture was dedicated to under-5s along with a reading area, wooden kitchen and wooden shop. Sofas, tables and chairs were placed within the under-5s play area for parents to be able to keep a close eye on their little ones.
Ragamuffin spent a good hour in the play area before she decided to venture outside to find some animals.
Outdoor Play Area
The outdoor play area at Church Farm in Stow Bardolph was just as good as the one we found inside. There were 3 trampolines dug into the ground, see-saws, roundabouts and football goals and balls. In addition to all that there was a sand pit under cover along with pedal-tractors (and push along ones for under 5’s) and tracks with tractor tyre tunnels.
We spent quite a bit of time here too! Ragamuffin had great fun on the trampolines and push along tractors, and we all spent some time playing with the footballs.
There was also a large sandpit under cover, but we didn’t get a chance to pop over for a look because there was so much more to look at and do.
Church Farm in Stow Bardolph is home to a number of rare farm animal species including several breeds of pig and sheep. They also have horses, donkeys, rabbits, chickens and guinea pigs to name but a few.
Ragamuffin really enjoyed the piglet pens where visitors were allowed to climb in and stroke the pigs. She was over the moon in being able to get so close to them!
Church Farm in Stow Bardolph – The Verdict
All in all we had a great day out at Church Farm in Stow Bardolph. For the indoor play area alone it was good value for money. The food from the on-site tearoom was tasty and quite competitively priced.
It’s a good all-weather option as most of the animals are under cover as well as the sandpit and the excellent indoor play area. There was so much more we could have done if we’d wanted such as a tractor ride around the farm or, had ragamuffin been older, donkey rides.
If we were local to the area we would definitely invest in a season ticket because there’s so much to keep little ones occupied.