City Chickens: A review of St Werburghs City Farm
I love living in Bristol, I’m definitely a city girl and haven’t (yet) felt the pull to move towards the country. I think partly I love being in a city like Bristol because it's small enough to not be ‘too big’ but big enough to always have something going on. I do think its important my children get out into nature, spend time in parks and are free to run around; Bristol has those green spaces in abundance but it also boasts three city farms too.
We are lucky enough to live twenty minutes walk away from St Werburghs City Farm which is a place I want to share with Day Out With The Kids readers today. If you are ever visiting the city, or even if you live in Bristol and haven’t come across this place before (I’m always stumbling across new places!) then I’d absolutely recommend a visit.
I take my two-year-old here almost once a week, she gets to run around the farm with free reign (it’s such a small farm you couldn’t lose them and is surrounded by fences) and I don’t have to worry about roads or holding her hand. We now have our farm routine down to a tee. First up are the chickens, which are my little girl's favourite, and you can also buy their eggs here when available at the farm shop. We say hello to the ducks then move on to the pigs (my favourite) - I just love them! The goats are by far the friendliest and, depending on how brave Mabli is, we give them little pet and a scratch, remembering to wash our hands as we leave.
The cafe at St Werburghs is brilliant too. They use the produce grown at the farm and serve a great range of veggie and vegan options too. They often have a resident dog sleeping lazily by the fire as well, which always goes down a treat with my dog-obsessed little girl (she wants us to buy one, I’m pretty happy to stick to visiting them). The cafe also has a brilliant playground, so in the summer you can sit outside and get to drink your coffee hot whilst the kids play.
St Werburghs City Farm is a morning well spent especially when you have preschoolers, or children of any age really. It makes for a great day out, and we love having somewhere we can return to time and time again. I think its important for kids to be around animals so its brilliant we have access to places like this without leaving the city.
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