Farm animals can provide companionship, fertiliser, and a substantial ego boost when playing board games. Make furry friends with today’s Groupon: £6 for a family ticket for four people at Cobble Hey Farm & Gardens.
A colourful gem in rural Claughton, this farm is home to charming animals and enchanting gardens, and boasts a shiny gold medal from the Green Tourism scheme and recognition as a finalist for a Small Visitor Attraction award. The gardens perch 600 feet above sea level and peer into the Forest of Bowland, showing of their vibrancy with ponds, streams, rockeries, and a Japanese-style area. The establishment is a firm believer in conversation and provides a home for rare breeds of cattle, such as Highland, longhorn, and beef shorthorn. An on-site cafe and quant tearoom reflect the environmentally protective ethos, serving up a menu of home-grown and freshly prepared ingredients wherever possible.
Families of two adults and two children can discover the abundant offerings of the countryside haven. All features of Cobble Hey Farm bear open invitations, so the eye-widening gardens and surrounding areas may be strolled through and enjoyed, and the resident creatures seen and appreciated. Occasional events add to the experience, with seasonal activities throughout the year and frequent opportunities to see the animals fed and watered.