Well Hello again, we are over half way though half-term and it is going so quickly! I had meant to drop a line sooner however we have been having a lovely time enjoying each others company : playing (involving the boys loving each other one minute or killing each other the next!), a cinema visit, a trip to London (a blog to follow), Arts and crafts (afraid I can’t share as they are going to be Christmas presents and want to keep a surprise but they involved sewing and woodwork). We also visited Bibury trout Farm, we had a lovely day and thought others might be interested in the recommendation, as I wish we had discovered it sooner. It was great for any age but it would have been a great place to take a toddler or two.
Founded in 1902, Bibury Trout Farm is one of England’s oldest working trout farms set in the pretty historic village of Bibury, in the heart of the Beautiful Cotswolds. Approx 1hr drive from south Oxford. It is open to the public daily, offering the opportunity to walk around some smallish trout pools, The boys really enjoyed spending time watching and feeding the trout. There is also a shop, cafe (We did not visit these but the menu sounded very reasonable in price and interesting if you like trout – lots of meals with trout) and there was a little play park (which we played on for 15 minutes), though keep your eyes out for the dog mess.
There is a ‘catch your own’ Fishery which we did not take part in as any fish you caught, had to be killed and paid for the killing was not for us! However we did watch. If your braver than us it is an ideal opportunity to give fishing ago and you can catch the fish for your lunch or dinner (there were people cooking theirs on the bbq’s beside the fishing for their picnic lunch). This is very much aimed at beginners and children for fun not the pro fisher. The ‘Catch you own’ is only open 10am till 4pm at weekends/ School Holidays. All basic equipment is provided and their staff are on hand if you need them. Please do not rely solely on my review take a look at their website to confirm open time etc. details.
We went on a 2 for 1 tickets (Yeo Valley vouchers – collect tokens of their products and exchange for 2 for 1 day out vouchers to the not so well-known attractions). This meant it worked out as £9.00 for 4 of us plus £1.20 for two cups of fish food totalling £10.20 for all 4 of us. So really worked out as a simple, affordable and reasonable half day out. It would normally be £20.00 for a family ticket (2 adults and up to 3 children) including a bucket of food or £15.00 without food. Dogs are welcome and there is a small free but quiet car park behind the farm down a little lane beside the pub, follow the signs or if you rather there is parking in front on the street (though it was far more busy – space may be limited)
Enjoy emmas xxx
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