This weekend we visited Playdale Farm Park, just a few miles south of Scarborough in North Yorkshire, and we had an awesome afternoon.
Playdale Farm Park had a good mix of outdoor and indoor activities, and would be perfectly fine for a visit on a sunny or a rainy day, and suits children up to the age of 10.
The first thing we tried out was the outdoor play area, and it got the thumbs up from all four of the girls (aged from 4 to 10)
The sand play barn was a favourite with the four-year olds. It was under cover, very clean, and had a nice range of buckets, spades, and sit-on diggers.
Next, we went to visit the small animals, including guinea pigs, quails, and some very noisy turkeys.
On to the larger animals, and we spent a lot of time feeding the ever-hungry goats with our animal feed (50p a bag from reception).
There were also other large animals in the main barn, including pigs, sheep and lambs, a trio of alpacas, and a pretend cow that you could ‘milk’. There is also a hatchery for the chicks, more guinea pigs, and some very friendly donkeys.
At 2pm, we sat and waited for the lamb feeding. They were brought out in pairs and everyone got a turn to hold the milk bottle while the lamb had a drink. They were very cute and well-behaved.
As the sun was shining hard, we went to explore the outdoor attractions. This included a go-kart track with karts suitable for all ages. We spent a lot of time on this. There is more on my video (below).
Frisbee golf was a lot of fun though the wind did not help our scores. That’s my excuse anyway.
Next, we ventured back to the central area and tried out the ice-cream from the cafe. Very nice and not extortionately priced.
The large play barn was good for all ages, with a small soft play area for tots, a larger one for children up to 12 years old, and a pedal-kart area. Again, all lovely and clean and well-maintained.
The last stop was a much-anticipated visit to the straw barn, which we pretty much had to ourselves. All the girls loved the barn and we spent a long time brushing them down afterwards.
Overall, Playdale Farm Park was a lot of fun.
Visit time – 5 hours
Admission – from £6 per person – under 2s are free!
The whole park was well laid out, signposted, clean, and well maintained.
At just over £40 for our family of three adults and four children for five hours of family fun, we thought it was great value.
We genuinely had no complaints at all. The staff were lovely and knowledgeable, everything was child-friendly, and there were lots of places to sit and eat, covered and uncovered.
I would highly recommend this to families with children aged from 2 to 10.
Playdale Farm Park is brown signposted from the A165 between Scarborough and Filey. It is at the end of a long track off Cayton Village. Don’t worry, you are going the right way! Keep following the signs. Car parking is plentiful and free.
For more information, please visit http://www.playdalefarmpark.co.uk/