‘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 during October.
Participate in one of our fun, educational workshops
We hold a series of fun, creative, educational workshops during school holidays and on special occasions – from ‘Pick and Carve’ Halloween pumpkins to Christmas biscuit decoration. Please see our events calendar for our current workshops.
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!
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!
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
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
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!
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!