kids activities
Children’s activities 2017-10-08T06:13:26+00:00



If you’re wondering what to do with the kids during school holidays or on the weekends here are a few ideas….

‘Pick your Own’ Seasonal Fruits

Every child loves to go fruit picking! Our Strawberries, Raspberries and Blackberries will be available to pick from late May through to the end of September, whilst our Pumpkin Patch is open in October!

halloween pumpkin workshop

Come along to one of our educational Workshops

We hold a series of fun, creative, educational workshops and free competitions during school holidays and on special occasions.

Our ‘Pick and Carve’ Halloween Pumpkin Workshops are being held during Autumn half term holiday. Please see our events calendar below for more information.

See our Events Calendar

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Get Creative in the Kitchen

Why not explore our Farm Shop shelves with your children and select some tasty seasonal ingredients to take home and get creative back in the kitchen! Our Head Cook Julia has put together a few recipes to inspire you, so good luck and happy cooking!

See our Farm Shop recipes 

Enjoy a tasty lunch on our Café terrace whilst watching the boats pass by

The Trent & Mersey Canal is always busy with boaters, who often wave to customers as they pass by our Café terrace! We serve all day breakfasts, seasonal lunches, traditional afternoon tea and kids butty boxes to cater for all the family!

See our Menus

family group cycling

Venture out on a Family Canalside Cycle Ride

Cycling is a great way of exploring Staffordshire’s network of canals and getting some exercise at the same time. Chris has mapped some lovely family rides from our Farm which take in the wonderful wildlife and scenery of the area. Free maps are available in our Farm Shop

See our Family Cycle Routes

Canalside Walks

Enjoy a lovely Canalside Nature Walk

Take a self-guided Canalside nature walk. Park on our Farm then pop into the Farm Shop to pick up a copy of our walking routes and perhaps some fresh fruit or a yummy ice-cream cone to eat along the way! Walks take 20 minutes to 2 hours so there is one to suit every family member

See our Canalside Walks

picnic alongside canal

Relax with a spontaneous Canalside Family Picnic

Why not pick up a picnic, relax beside the canal and chat with the boaters as they pass through the Georgian locks!

For busy families it is quick and easy to pick up some tasty treats from our Farm Shop and Café. A wide selection of Salads, Sandwiches, Sausage Rolls, Cakes, Fruit and chilled Drinks are readily available to satisfy your taste buds!

See our Farm Shop recommendations

A Customer shares their Family day out at Canalside

“I love discovering new places like this that are quite literally on our doorstep – there is so much hidden beauty around if you’re willing to go and explore.”

We recently read a lovely blog by one of our customers named Chloe, who visited our farm for the first time last summer with three of her daughters, and enjoyed several of the activities mentioned above.  As Chloe captured so eloquently in words and photographs her family’s canalside adventure, we asked if we could share her day with you and she kindly agreed!

Read Chloe’s blog posts entitled ‘Canal Walk and Strawberry Picking’ Part 1 and Part 2.

Canalside Farm has high chairs, baby changing facilities, family car parking spaces and picnic benches to make your visit care free!

We hope to see you soon!