This summer we are adding natural playscape features (think stepping stones, woven log bridge, tree swings and more) for young children to enjoy as they explore our 70 acres of field and woodland space. There’s a story map of the new features which threads together the route and tells children about the wildlife in our woodlands.
Our farm trail makes a great mini family adventure. It starts by the play park and takes you through the farm’s fields and woodlands. There’s a stream with a little bridge to cross – perfect for a quick game of Pooh sticks and to rest little legs. From there, it’s on through the woods and onto a footpath that runs alongside the River Fowey.
You can also call into the office and grab one of our Tredethick scavenger hunt bags. There are two versions – one for pre-schoolers and one for primary school children – to help little ones explore nature and to keep them moving!
The footpath can bring you to the picturesque hamlet of St Winnow with its riverside church and, more importantly, to Angie’s caravan. Angie, the farmer’s wife, sells the most delicious homemade pasties, bacon baps, cream teas and ice cream. There’s even a little farm museum with a collection of old tractors and farm implements.
Angie’s is open every day (except Mondays) from midday to 6pm from the 1st of April to the 1st of November. And most parents find that the promise of an ice cream at Angie’s is highly effective in encouraging weary legs.
If you’ve got really little ones, we have baby carrier backpacks for you to borrow, located under the shelf in the play barn.