Waiting until the cows come home can take an awfully long time, but when they do, it's probably time to move out. Don’t wait up with today’s Groupon: £6 for a family entry to Cobble Hey Farm and Gardens.
Holding a shiny gold medal from the Green Tourism scheme, this colourful gem in rural Claughton is home to a host of charming animals and enchanting gardens. 600 feet above sea level and close to the Forest of Bowland, the gardens are awash with ponds, streams, rockeries, and even a Japanese-style area. Rare breeds of cattle, such as Highland, longhorn, and beef shorthorn graze the meadows while sheep and their coltish lambs trot around happily. An on-site cafe and quaint tearooms reflect environmentally-conscious ethos, serving up a menu of home-grown and freshly prepared ingredients.
Families of two adults and two children can discover the abundant offerings of this countryside haven, with seasonal activities throughout the year and frequent opportunities to see the animals fed and watered. All features of Cobble Hey Farm and Gardens display open invitations, so the eye-widening gardens and surrounding areas may be strolled through and enjoyed, and the resident creatures seen and appreciated.
Reviewers went wild for Cobble Hey Farm and Gardens which TripAdvisors awarded 4.5/5 and an enthusiastic Qype user rated 5/5. Visitors were eager to praise the farm’s range of activities along with the facilities and friendly staff.
There is lots to do and see and the children thrive in feeding the animals. Things to do indoors if it is raining too. There are lots of walks also. We spent most of the day there. The farmers were very enthusiastic and staff very welcoming and friendly.
– hospitalityjim, TripAdvisor, May 2012
Kids loved being able to get up close to the animals, especially feeding the lambs. Plenty to see including the pigs which had only had piglets days earlier. Lots of places for handwashing and excellent toilet facilities for a farm.
– MICKnEMMA, TripAdvisor, Mar 2012