We went to the bluebell woods at Heaven Farm in late April, when the bluebells were in full bloom. It was a lovely day out for the family. We had lunch in the tea rooms, which have a good selection of hot and cold food options as well as cream teas.
The toilet facilities and baby changing facilities were both clean and spacious (easy to take a pushchair into).
The farm itself has lots of chickens roaming around and a farm cat (a big hit with the kids) as well as some more exotic animals in enclosures – which included white wallabies with their joeys in pouches!! Very sweet!
The bluebell woods themselves are beautifully maintained and signposted with interesting facts such as “David Suchet filmed some Poirot scenes here” and other, more historic, facts about the walks. We walked through the woods, across the farm’s meadows and fed the enormous fish in the Carp Pond, which the boys loved too. The fish were as long as my arm and really colourful – quite unexpected and a real spectacle.
There is ample free parking at the farm and several artisan shops there too, stocking local produce, antiques and hand made goods.
We really enjoyed the picturesque walk through the woods and would highly recommend to families of all ages. We took the big wheeled pushchair (great for off-roading) and wellies, as it was still muddy at this time of year. The terrain wasn’t difficult and the walk was a pleasant one and a half hour stroll, but if we had wanted to take a picnic we could have quite easily spent longer enjoying the setting.
The nature trail is open 1st March – 31st October and costs £3.50 per adult. Camping is also available on site.
Definitely one to try out. It’s right next door to the Bluebell Railway too (you can hear the steam trains from the woods), which would be a perfect way to extend the day with a trip for the kids on a proper choo choo train! A big thumbs up from us!