2020: Activity 22 – The Crocky Trail, Beeston Castle, and the Ice Cream Farm

Today Boys 2, 3 and I have had an action packed day at three highly rated tourist attractions – the Crocky Trail, Beeston Castle, and the Ice Cream Farm.

This summer I’ve shared regular updates of what we’ve been up to during the school holidays – you can see a summary at our 2020: 42 Activities of Summer page.

Here are some photos from today –

The Crocky Trail

 

Beeston Castle

 

The Ice Cream Farm

 

We had an excellent day.  The Crocky Trail (Postcode: CH3 7PH) lived up to expectations – it was £10 entry for a pre bookable 2.5 hour slot (pre coronavirus you could stay in all day, and we would like to have stayed longer).  It was 100% family focussed, with activities that engaged the grown ups as much as the kids.

I got carried away with the challenge to build a tower of nine stones to win a slushy.  The boys had to drag me away.  There was plenty to do which meant hardly any queues, and we really enjoyed the trail which was about 1km.

For Beeston Castle (Postcode: CW6 9TX), we had an hour wait before our pre-booked slot, so took a short walk into a nearby forest and the boys played in a den whilst I read.  Inside the English Heritage castle, we walked the forest route which took approximately 30 minutes, and then climbed to the top.  Whilst largely ruins, it’s an impressive imposing castle high on a hilltop.

The Ice Cream Farm (Postcode: CH3 9NE) was a 10 minute drive.  We were only able to secure a 1 hour slot for £1, but having read positive reviews, I was keen to pay a visit.  Inside, most activities were chargeable at £4.50 (mini golf, panning for gold, bouncy pillow), so we stuck to the free play park and 50% off ice drinks (£4.50 for two with the 50% off Government scheme this August).  I loved the strawberry fountain, and look and feel of the place.  If returning I’d look into pre-purchase deals for the activities.

Have you been to The Crocky Trail, Beeston Castle and/or The Ice Cream Farm?

#TheCrockyTrail  #BeestonCastle  #EnglishHeritage  #TheIceCreamFarm

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