Windmill Farm Park is a brand new farm park set up in the Leicestershire countryside. With ticket prices at just £5, we had no excuse not to check it out!
Farm parks are such a great place to visit with children of all ages, but can generally be quite expensive, however for just £5, this was incredible value.
Windmill Farm Park opened its doors in summer 2019, so everything is brand new and so clean. I know, being a working farm, this could change, but the staff were all working so hard all day to keep it looking as great as possible.
We were given such a happy and friendly welcome when we arrived, which showed the staff all loved being there, despite it being a drizzly morning.
There were boards set up with the activities for the day, and the reception team also talked us through the key timings, gave us a wristband, and gave us an overview of where everything was on the farm.
A big bag of animal food is an extra £1 at the door, and definitely went far with the animals!
The main entrance and reception area is linked to the cafe and giant indoor play area, with a covered-over walkway to the indoor animal barn. This means you can have a great day out, even if it is raining.
The cafe was really lovely, with great coffee, and a lovely menu of hot and cold foods and snacks. There was plenty of seating, with picnic benches and tables around the play area.
You can also find clean and accessible toilet facilities, including with smaller toilet toppers and stools for toddlers to be independent.
The play area is just fantastic. It is an incredible setup with a giant wooden windmill for children to play in, slides, ladders, and even a smaller area for under 2s. It is all beautifully clean and brand new – and a definite win-win, for kids to play while we could have our coffee and keep an eye on them!
The indoor animals barn is a really lovely little setup, with sheep, an alpaca and the calf. You can feed the animals with the food, and each animal has their name on the outside and a few facts, helping little ones learn a few fun facts about them.
This is also where you can feed the little calf at set times, a really lovely experience!
There is also a small area with hay bales alongside the guinea pigs and rabbits, which is where the cuddle corner times are. The little ones get to sit with one of the animals on their laps.
Lily got to hold a guinea pig called Lilly… day, made!! She was also really excited that the bunnies were called Flopsy, Mopsy and Cottontail, when she had Peter Rabbit wellies on, even if the bunnies were little explorers, so didn’t want to sit as still as the guinea pigs 🙂
There’s also a large hand-washing station too, with plenty of basins to clean little hands!
Outside, the setup was just as lovely, with fields of animals surrounding the farm, all who loved their food. Lily loved the “naughty goats”!
There’s also a lovely wooden play area outside with plenty of unique things to explore, a slide, swings, and especially the water pump with gates to play with – something I wasn’t sure I could get Lily away from. It was so nice to see such a unique and interactive play area for the little ones.
Outside, there is also an area with picnic benches, a handwashing station, toilets, and an ice cream hut, meaning you can easily access facilities if you need to with the little ones, without having to go back inside the main play barn.
In all, I’d really recommend visiting Windmill Farm Park with kids of all ages, no matter what the weather. There’s so many opportunities to interact with animals and explore, both indoors and outdoors, that there’s something for all the family to enjoy.
It is safe, clean, and so affordable, with very friendly staff, who do their best to make your visit enjoyable… and the coffee is good too!!
For more on Windmill Farm Park, visit their website here.
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