If you have never been to Wheelock Hall Farm in Sandbach, Cheshire. Its just a great place to go to with the kids no matter the weather. There is so much you can do there such as playing in their outdoor and indoor play areas, shopping at their farm and gift shop, having a lovely meal in their tea house or just visiting the farm animals. The entrance is secluded so keep an eye out for signs when you are about to reach the farm. Here’s our experience and what we did there.
Some photos of the Tea Room and outdoor seating area. The farm used to be free with a hay barn play area, but that is no longer there due to health and safety reasons. Wheelock now charges an entry fee was £5 for every child …which I thought was reasonable as there was so much to do and we spent nearly a whole day there. We did not have to pay for anything else (except for food and drinks). There are toilets, baby changing room and hand washing facilities. Here’s a photo of the outdoor barn where the baby goats, were kept.
There are two outdoor play areas. We were really lucky as it was a bright and beautiful day when we went so the kids were out and about playing on both areas. The first play area had lots of climbing frames / assult course, slides, swing, go kart area and a toddler section as well. My kids loved the slide as there was a hidden section underneath it (covered by the hedge) where they played hide and seek. There are loads of benches for parents to sit down and watch their kids.
Here are some photos from the second outdoor play area and the tractor ride bit. As you can see the kids loved every bit of it.
It was a struggle to get the kids out of the play area, eventually they were starving and we headed to the Tea Room to grab lunch. It was a little busy when we got there which was around noon. We had to que for about 10-15 minutes for the till to order our food and there was a 20 minute wait for our food, that was the only set-back. The food was fresh and the selection was was ample from hot food, soups, baked potatoes, sandwiches and cakes.
After lunch the kids headed to see the farm animals at the Animal Barn. They were super excited that they could feed the animals and touch the goats, sheeps as well as calfs. There were sinks to wash they hands afterwards.
There is also a huge indoor play area for kids to play in. I was told that this used to be where the hay barn was. They have two play areas, one for the toddlers and one more for the bigger kids. More images of the ourdoor play areas and baby goats.
I would totally recommend stopping at the farm shop as well as the gift shop before you leave Wheelock Hall. I saw some beautiful souvenirs, toys and decorative items being sold there. I could not resist buying some locally grown vegetables from the farm shop. If you’re wondering, the farm shop also sells Cheshire Farm Ice-cream …just what the kids need after all that workout.
Wheelock Farm also boasts of a large garden centre where you could shop for locally grown plants, garden furniture and other garden related items. A true haven for garden lovers.
As you can see, Wheelock Hall Farm is just a fabulous place to head to and I guarantee your kids will love it too . This is currently my kid’s favourite farm to head to now.
Where is Wheelock Hall Farm?
Wheelock Hall Farm,
Cheshire, CW11 4RE
Tel: 01270 764 230
How much does it cost to get in to Wheelock Hall Farm and what are their visiting hours?
It costs £5 entry per child while the opening hours are everyday (including bank holidays except Christmas) from 9am until 6.30pm. Do check their website for updated timings.