You know how I love a good family day out?! Sometimes we get bored of the same old places, so it’s nice to travel further afield. A few weeks ago we went to Odds Farm Park in High Wycombe. It was our second visit to Odds Farm, and this visit was even better than the last.
We went on a beautiful, sunny Saturday. We arrived at 10am, when the park opened, and expected it to be heaving. But attractions outside of London and Surrey are often less busy. Maybe because other counties have more attractions on offer? I just don’t know. I do know that Moozles and Dubz were able to run around on the playgrounds easily without queuing for anything. They rode on mini tractors, jumped along monkey bars and fed animals without any delay. We also got to try out their maze, which we really enjoyed.
The main reason we were asked to visit Odds Farm Park is to try out their new cafe, Marmalade’s Tea Room. The first time we visited the farm was August 2014. We ate in the cafe then and were disappointed in the baked potatoes and chicken bites that were on offer. This time, we were quite pleased. The kids got the lunch bag special (five items for £4.95), Husband got sausages and I got a tuna panini. Everything was delicious and we left feeling comfortably full.
We easily got a table for lunch at 12pm, and then stayed in the cafe area as it is in the same building as the soft play. At our last visit, Dubz was only two and played in the toddler area. Now at four, he was able to play in the big kid area with his sister. Moozles is a speed queen, and loved the giant slides. And even Husband enjoyed some sliding fun. Regular readers will know that I’m a scaredy-cat so I just sat and drank a cup of Earl Grey.
We had a great day out at Odds Farm Park. Buckinghamshire sounds far away, but as the farm is just off the M40, it only took 45 minutes each way from south west London. As my children are now four and eight, driving with them is quite easy so Husband and I don’t mind day trips with a bit of a drive.
Have you been to Odds Farm Park? What is the name of your favourite local farm/playground/soft play?
We were invited to Odds Farm Park for the purpose of this review. All opinions expressed are entirely my own.