On a last minute whim Phill and I decided to take Rose to Streamvale Farm, which is a lovely little open farm in Dundonald, Northern Ireland. It’s only about a 20 minute drive from where we live in Belfast and fortunately for us we visited on the last weekend they were open for winter. It was a pretty cold day but we bundled up and had a great few hours at the farm.
I decided to vlog our family trip so be sure to check out the video at the bottom of this post as it gives you a really good idea of what the farm was like and what Rose made of it all.
Rose is at that age where she is able to make animal sounds, like ‘moo’ for a cow and ‘baa’ for a sheep so I thought she would really enjoy seeing all the different farmyard animals up close. She had a great time and was really stimulated by seeing all the different animals and goings on at the farm. She met puppies, bunny rabbits, pigs, lambs, cows, ponies, hens…and stags! We even went on a nature trail and barrel ride whilst we were there.
After a few hours spent at at the farm we were starving and headed to one of our favourite american diners in Donald for a big feed. Rose fell straight to sleep after her lunch. We’d definitely make a return visit to Streamvale Farm in the spring/summer months. It is in a beautiful rural location and had a really family friendly atmosphere.