We spent the past week in Leamington Spa visiting the in-laws. On our way home on Wednesday, Husband and I took a diversion off the M40 and had a day out with the kids at Odds Farm Park in Beaconsfield. Odds Farm Park is a farm that has a soft play area, several playgrounds, go-karts, crazy golf, tractor rides and a big sand and water play area. Unfortunately, we didn’t get the chance to try out the latter four. But what we experienced, we really enjoyed.
Dubz and Moozles had so much fun. There was a smaller playground for Dubz plus bigger playgrounds for Moozles (which Dubz also enjoyed). Even in the soft play, there is a section for toddlers five and under. Moozles loved the big kids section. The only issue was that she was only able to go on one of the big slides. The other two slides required kids to wear t-shirts and leggings/trousers which we didn’t know about beforehand (she was wearing a sleeveless summer dress). But all the equipment, inside and outside, looked quite new and were of good quality.
There are snack/ice cream stands around the farm, and loads of picnic tables where you can eat your homemade picnic. If you are unprepared like us (or lazy, also like us), there is a cafeteria in the soft play area. We spent £30 on lunch, which I thought was a bit pricey for baked potatoes and chicken bites.
Both kids loved feeding the animals. Especially Dubz. And when he ran out of animal feed, he would just go stroke the sheep and goats’ noses. It was pretty adorable. We missed all the animals races and shows. I think next time we would visit for an entire day as there was just so much to do that we needed more than four hours to do everything.
An added bit of fun at Odds Farm was the circus. It wasn’t what I would call a ‘proper circus’. But my six-year old loved the Spiderman trapeze artist and the juggler. The best part, after the 30-minute show, was when the kids could get into the ring. Moozles got to practice spinning a plate on a stick, juggling and standing on a giant ball. The latter did not seem exciting to me, but I’m not a six-year old girl. The Charles Chipperfield Circus is playing at Odds Farm until the 2nd September (four shows daily).
All in all it was a great day. Well, it must have been fun because the kids passed out within 10 minutes of driving home. It took us 45 minutes to drive home to South West London/Surrey, which is a totally acceptable journey time for a day trip. Next time we will stay all day and bring a picnic.
We were sent tickets to visit Odds Farm Park for the purpose of this review. All opinions expressed are completely my own.