Saturday morning and we decide to go and discover Whirlow Hall Farm, a working farm only a 10 minute drive away. One of the things I am definitely enjoying about Sheffield is turning a corner and finding yourself in what feels like deep countryside. The farm do family tours on the weekend while otherwise it is used mainly as an education resource for school groups. It is an educational trust and describes itself as a classroom in the countryside. A great way to learn where your food comes from. It made it not only interesting for the wee man but mummy and daddy as well. We got to see a variety of animals such as ducks, chickens, pigs and horses. Favorite bits was finding the eggs recently laid and learning all about rearing the pigs. There are rabbits and guinea pigs which they allow you to pet but the wee man was not overly convinced. After our tour we enjoyed a lovely lunch in the café and it's a great way to sample the local produce. Of course we visited the shop to take some home with us. Tomorrow it's pancakes with bacon and lots of maple syrup!
Saturday, 20 September 2014
Friday, 19 September 2014
With the rainy weather creeping in as autumn approaches it's nice to remember our recent visit to the Yorkshire sculpture park. It recently won the Art Fund museum of the year for 2014 and it is a very well deserved eward. It's certainly a different way to experience sculpture as exhibits are placed around an expansive and very beautiful landscape. It's a very creative way certainly to get all the family to enjoy the experience of art and culture. It's free entry but there is a parking charge which is worth every penny for the experience. We had beautiful weather to explore and the wee man had his balance bike which made it easier for him to get about. We did not have time to explore the indoor galleries. It was hard sometimes because while you can look and touch and interact technically you are not allowed to climb on the sculptures and some of them were proving a bit irresistible! Thankfully there were trees to redirect him to. It was a fantastic day and I readily recommend it for a day out.