This week the Local Life explorer visited Glebe farm which is a family friendly visitor attraction set in the picturesque village of Astbury, South Cheshire. The independently owned farm has something for everyone – coffee shop, farm shop, butcher’s and even a selection of unique independently owned shops and businesses in the farms barns and outbuildings.
And of course not forgetting the stars of the show… the animals! They have donkeys, ponies, alpacas, goats, sheep and more. The farm entry is free and the feed is only £1 for a massive tub, making it great value for money for an attraction to visit during the school holidays. There is also a tractor ride which takes you up to the fields to see even more animals and that too is only £1 per person.
The animals –
The incredible farm shop sells a selection of local, seasonal vegetables, fresh fruit and freshly baked bread and cakes. Most fruit and veg are available loose so you can select your own, choose exactly how much you need and also help to cut back on plastic packaging. The farm shop works hard to reduce single use plastics, they have milk on tap from a local dairy farm where customers can buy a reusable glass bottle for just £2 and have it refilled with fresh milk each time you visit. The farm shop also has a butchers selling a wide selection of fresh meat as well as freshly made pies, sausage rolls and pasties.
It is definitely worth the visit if you were looking for an activity during the summer holidays that is cheap, fun, and independently owned. Glebe Farm is a great place for families of all ages as they have the animals to feed, a park to play on and for the adults, shops to browse around and a cafe to grab a coffee and some yummy lunch!
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