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Review of Amelia Trust Farm

Amelia Trust Farm
Ranked #4 of 21 things to do in Barry
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: The Amelia Trust Farm is a 160 acre working farm, Care Farm and registered charity. We are a school intervention and alternative curriculum provider. The Trusts core objective is to support and educate vulnerable and disadvantaged young people. We are also open to the public daily, visitors are welcome to visit the farm, watch a working farm with over 500 animals, and enjoy the natural environment and sights of the countryside. The Amelia Trust Farm is a Registered Charity and receives no core funding, donations are appreciated. There is a Cafe / Visitor Centre, staffed by volunteers, which is open Monday to Friday 10:00 – 15:30; Saturday 10:30-16:00 and Sunday 14:00-16:00. The farm opening times during Winter are 10:00-16:30 and Summer 10:00-18:00. Please note that dogs are welcome but will be required to be kept on a lead at all times.
Reviewed 28 July 2014

A beautiful place to spend the day. Animals to see, woodland walks and space to play. The volunteers are really friendly and helpful.

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Reviewed 3 July 2014

We had a lovely morning here and our ages ranged from 92 to 4 years old. Even though there were several school trips visiting the farm it still felt peaceful and uncrowded. The farm was impressively neat and tidy. The staff are extremely friendly and helpful. The cafe is ridiculously cheap and the homemade cakes and cookies were delicious.

We saw pigs, donkeys, rabbits, ferrets, guinea pigs, lambs and sheep but probably could have seen more animals but the highlight of the morning was walking to the pond. It was a pool of tranquility and beauty especially with the beautiful pink and white water lilies in full bloom (blooming marvellous).

My son and husband enjoyed the climbing frame on the way to the pond and the dog had a great time on the lead discovering new smells etc.

I would like to return another time to explore without 2 ninety year olds in tow! Scooters for the old dears were available but one needed a new battery.

P.S. No charge to enter but we left a donation.

3  Thank shining-one
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Reviewed 22 February 2014 via mobile

We came here on a sunny winters day, easy to find, free entry & free parking. Great little charity run farm, a small selection of pigs, sheep, cows, ducks, chickens, donkeys & small furries. A lovely walk around a trail which has clear path ways lots of picnic/BBQ areas. Great little cafe, very reasonable prices offering fresh cakes & teas. Also they sell their own eggs for £1.50 for 6. Also their own meats & veg. I'd recommend this place if your looking for 2/3 hours out of the house. They have a nice little park area for kids too. For a cheap day out this is the place! They have donation boxes for you to have the option to donate to the running of the farm. Will return soon :-)

6  Thank Wales_needs_sun
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Reviewed 9 October 2013

Took our children here when visiting Wales, it is a working farm run & relies on charitable assistance & do not charge for entry, just asks for donations. We saw chickens, ducks, geese, pigs, sheep, horses, cows etc, along with a lovely woodland walk. Staff here are friendly & our children enjoyed speaking with a member of staff that was doing work experience here. They also have events going on here throughout the year. Anything you purchase here is reasonably priced & take the opportunity to by their free range eggs, these are the best I have ever bought.

5  Thank LadyP1968
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Reviewed 22 September 2013

My daughter decided she wanted a BBQ for her 4th birthday and as regular visitors to the Amelia Trust we thought it would be a perfect place. The children were able to play on the play area and wander round with their parents and friends whilst the sausages were cooking (we chose the BBQ area by the play area for obvious reasons) but there are 3 more scattered around the site. Then all back to the shelter on the green which we had hired to eat. She had a wonderful day, it was nice for the other children to run around in the fresh air and it was really reasonable to hire both the BBQ and shelter. In fact as entry is free, we wouldn't have minded being charged more. There are lots of places dotted around to make a donation as this is a charity including a cute wishing well which my daughter loves.

1  Thank Doizzy
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