Tucked away between the canal and the park, is Cassiobury Farm and we managed to make it to its last open day of 2017. Mr New To Watford had taken our son twice before and had come back raving about it so I was excited to check it out.
The farm is built around a carp lake and a set of watercress beds. There are lots of wooden walkways around the site which makes it fun to explore. As well as the animals, the farm also made an effort to cater for young kids with a bouncy castle, face painting and mini-tractors to play on dotted around the site.
We had fun wandering around before stopping for refreshments in the central meadow. We were off to a friend’s BBQ in the afternoon so we didn’t sample the BBQ station although it looked good!
It was great to go and visit somewhere so close to home that offered a warm welcome to families. It was clear that the organisers wanted everyone to have a good day and the animals seemed well cared for. We enjoyed seeing the wide variety of rare breads and exotic animals: a particular favourite were the three peacocks on the roof of a shed!
For more pics of the farm, take a look at our previous blog.