Last week we visited Hollow Trees Farm, which is based in Suffolk. Despite the farm only been a short distance away from us, I’d never heard of it before. However, when one of the mums at the baby and toddler playgroup we go to told me that her children had really enjoyed it the weekend before, we thought it was worth a visit.
Hollow Trees Farm consists of a farm trail, shop, and cafe. We paid £3.95 each to access the farm trail. Meanwhile, Little E got in free of charge as she’s under 2 years of age. I thought the price was very reasonable, considering other farms in the area, such as Jimmy’s farm charge more than double this. At the moment, Hollow Trees Farm have a Halloween event on and the admission price has increased to £7.00 per person. This is because they have additional activities on, including a Monster Maze, Boogie Barn, Giant’s Straw STack, Jumping Jack’s Inflatables, Cresta Run Sledges, and Barrel Train.
The farm trail
I was surprised at how big the farm trail at Hollow Trees Farm is. It’s not so big that it tires you out, but it’s big enough that you feel like you’re getting good value for money. On the trail, you’ll see cows, pigs, chickens, goats, alpacas, and horses. Mollie and her piglets were particular favourites as when we arrived at their pen, the little piglets came trotting up to see us. There are hand washing stations throughout the trail which I thought was great. And, there were so many areas to explore. Just when you thought you’d seen everything, there was another activity to do or animal to see.
Fun & games
One of my favourite activities on the trail was the welly throwing. My other half and I had a competition and I’m pleased to say I won! There’s also a swing chair attached to the trees which allow you to swing around and I had a whale of a time of it. Thankfully, my other half didn’t get a photo, so there’s no photographic evidence of me making a fool of myself!
For the kids, there’s a mechanism which allows you to send food up to the top of a ramp where the goats congregate. There’s also an underground slide, play areas, mini swing chair and tractors which they can climb and sit on. At the end of the trail, there’s a large sandpit packed full of toys which Litlle E absolutely adored.
Planning your visit
We took a picnic with us as I’d checked the farm cafe menu out online and felt it was a little pricey. However, the gluten-free and healthy kids lunches they offer are a plus. Thankfully, there are plenty of picnic benches dotted around to enjoy a picnic on. Therefore, you haven’t got to worry about finding a comfortable place to eat.
Little E went wearing her wellies, while we wore trainers. We were lucky that it hadn’t rained for a few days, but I imagine it gets fairly muddy when it has been. Therefore, I suggest packing wellies and a spare set of clothes just in case.
The car park is free and is situated just a few metres from the entrance.
Overall, we had a great time at Hollow Trees Farm and we’ll definitely be going back soon!