Willow Feather Farm - Escape the Busy City Life For A Day
This past Father’s Day hubby wanted to get out of the house and take the kids to go do something fun, but with a relatively large family of 5, things can add up very quickly and a simple day trip can become very very expensive really fast. We knew that the family-friendly restaurants around us would have been booked out as per usual and we wanted to do something fun WITH the kids. That’s when I remembered a lovely farm close to us that we visited with Aryan’s Clamber Club Year end function last year.
Willow Feather Farm is a wholesale nursery, garden center and tea garden on the outskirts of Centurion. For only R40 per person you get entrance into the beautiful tea garden and access to all of the kids play areas as well as the animal farm – which makes it a perfect day out for the entire family – no matter the age.
You see Willow Feather Farm aims to provide children with the opportunity to run and play in a large established garden, and to interact with a variety of different farm animals in a safe, secure and serene environment. They have 3 different play areas spread out around the garden, as well as a soft play and toddler play area on the animal farm side. They also have some beautiful little picnic spots and you can even book a picnic basket if you are looking for a quiet, romantic day out. The Tea Garden is gorgeous and spread out around the garden or farm which ensures that you have your own little space and that it doesn’t become crowded or uncomfortable with turkeys and peacocks walking around freely. The food is delicious and the staff friendly and helpful. They also have fun activities to keep the kids busy and entertained like sand art, egg hunts, face painting and pony rides so be sure to keep an eye on their Facebook page for special days or events as well as their school holiday program (https://www.facebook.com/WillowFeatherFarm/).
What really amazed me was that even on Father’s day it was quiet and peaceful, and even though it was relatively busy we didn’t even notice it. I also love how Aryan could run around and play freely while we could peacefully sit at our table in the tea garden and enjoy a coffee, while still being able to keep an eye on him. It felt like we were having tea in our very own garden – it felt like home. It’s every child’s dream and truly is picture perfect.
To top it off they have an awesome little animal farm where you can feed and interact with a wide variety of farm animals, some of which include alpacas, potbelly pigs, miniature cows, sheep, goats, a pony and so much more. The kids can also feed the animals for only R5 per packet of food or R30 for 6 different packets of food – this was Aryan’s absolute favorite part and even my tween and teen joined in and had a blast.
Needless to say the day was a huge success and Aryan passed out in the car dirty and happy as can be. I left feeling refreshed and at peace. I don’t know why we took so long to visit again, but one thing is for sure and that is that they will be seeing us much more now. So moms, if you are looking for an affordable, fun, educational, peaceful day out of the busy city, where your kids can be kids again and the phones and tablets will be forgotten – even but for a day – then Willow Feather Farm is the perfect place to go.
PS – Don’t forget your cameras 🙂