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Fun on the Farm
Foel Farm Park (Brynsiencyn)
Member Name: emmakate06
Foel Farm Park (Brynsiencyn)
Advantages: Plenty to see and do
I recently visited Foel Farm Park with my children at the start of the school summer holidays. On arrival, I thought that the attraction looked really small, and didn't quite see how it could house all the things that were advertised in a recent leaflet I had seen about the attraction. However, the entry costs seemed fair and so we decided to take a further look and I am very glad that we did. The attraction itself is based on the Anglesey coast and is easy to find and well signposted from the Menai Bridge. It is located close to Brynsciencn should you wish to locate it on a map.
The entry costs were £5.50 per adult and £4.00 per child which for a North Wales Attraction is very reasonable. OAP and student entry costs are priced at £4.50. The attraction itself is based on the Anglesey coast and is easy to find and well signposted. Bags of food for the animals are also available for 30p each.
Once we had paid our entry fee we headed straight over to meet the bunnies. These were very tame and friendly and a member of staff sat my daughter down and showed her how to hold the bunny gently and to let her stroke it. We have two rabbits of our own, so my daughter really enjoyed this. They had a selection of chairs in the area which I thought was a great idea as they were providing seating for persons of all ages and sizes and it was nice that my little girl could sit on a small chair as opposed to having to climb up a large adult chair which could obviously pose a danger if she was to fall off, so from a safety perspective I thought this was a good idea.
On site there is also an animal barn which is where the Pigs, Sheep and Cows are all waiting to meet you. Again they are very friendly animals and seem very tame. They didn't seem to mind being stroked at all and as soon as you walked past they would come running over to you. Bottle feeding times were also clearly displayed in the barn for the lambs and the calfs and they provide you with the opportunity to feed them yourselves.
To the rear of the barn, is a large outdoor play area, with swings, ride on toys and a large bouncing pillow which is very similar to a bouncy castle but it doesn't have any sides. Adults are welcome to use this too which was great as we were all able to have fun bouncing around together. In this area were also numerous picnic benches and tables for if you have brought your own refreshments.
To the rear of the play area is the Tractor parking station. There is a large trailer attached to the rear of the tractor which has some bench seating which can accomodate about 12 people comfortably. Once the trailer is full the driver of the tractor will set off and take you on a tour around the farm and the surrounding field where you go to visit and feed a large white shire horse. On our most recent visit I learnt that this gorgeous horse is 23 years of age and her name is Queenie. She is a beautiful horse and she comes to the side of the trailer so that you can feed her. I enjoyed this part of the tractor ride just as much as the children.
The next area we went to was the sand pit. This is a large sand filled area with numerous toys, trucks, diggers and spades. There is plenty of room for a fair few children in here and my children spent the best part of half an hour playing with the toys before deciding to move onto something else.
Next, my daughter headed for the pony ride. We explained to the lady that whilst she was excited she was also a little nervous and so the lady in charge allowed my husband to walk alongside her just for reassurance. It was only a short walk and lasted a couple of minutes, but I felt that this was more than enough time for my little girl. Not wanting to leave my son out we also allowed him to sit on the pony. He is only one so doesnt quite understand how to hold on and stop himself from falling so we just sat him on it for a few seconds and he absolutely loved it.
Overall, this is a great family attraction with plenty to see and do. The entry prices are very reasonable and there are no additional charges once you are inside which for me is a welcome change to some places I have visited. I would highly recommend this attraction.
Summary: Great family attraction that doesnt cost a small fortune to visit!
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