If you haven’t been to Willows Farm Park, it is just outside of St Albans and has a partnership with Peter Rabbit to feature the characters throughout the park.
It is incredibly well done and thought through, creating play areas for the kids to be like Peter and they can climb through Mr Tod’s house, explore Mr McGregor’s garden and more.
This is the first time we had been since Covid restrictions so I thought I would do a quick review to let you know whether it is worth the money.
It cost me £70 to go with the kids during half term – so I was quite worried that we were not going to get value for money, especially as most of the indoor activities, like the soft play and Cottontail village (an indoor imaginative play area) were shut.
How wrong could I have been? Willows went all out for their Pumpkin Festival and we had the BEST time.
There are outdoor trampolines and bouncy castles – all with hand sanitisers for the kids to use before and after. There was pumpkin picking, biscuit decorating, indoor ice skating, fairground rides and a short 3D film all included in the price. This is on top of the all the outdoor play areas (there is so much to do here, it’s the best farm park I have been to for outside play areas), tractor rides, animal feeding and the live Peter Rabbit shows. We did pretty much everything and the kids would have liked to stay for longer!
Everything was well thought out with covid, there was sensible queuing and hand sanitiser for things like the ice skating and most of the activities were outdoors. Tickets are limited so there were not loads of people there and that meant we could do more activities than in a normal half term.
My only concern would be that you have to book in advance – we were exceptionally lucky that we had a dry day. If it had rained all day it would have been difficult to have as much fun as everything is outdoors – even the picnic areas are outdoors (there are some in a tent but I didn’t fancy that in the current circumstances). That said, I will definitely come here again for a half term outing, the kids loved it and kept telling me how much fun they had.
If you are looking for a treat day out and the weather is looking kind – then check it out! You’ll have the best time