This was a wonderful place to take my children and we all had a great afternoon out.

On entrance to the farm which is located in the beautiful countryside of the Vale of Glamorgan, parking is free and there is a £1 per person charge or you can pay £5 for a one month pass, which I thought was really good value.

The one month pass also gives you 10% off hot drinks and the cost of fruit that you pick, plus the kids are given a sticker and baskets and tubs are provided.

The website has a timetable of when fruit is available. I would recommend if it is solely the fruit picking you are interested in, to avoid disappointment check with the venue first by ringing/checking Facebook page for what fruit is available.

For the best picking opportunity I would advise arriving just after opening at 10am.  The later in the day you go the best selection of fruit has been picked.

Walking from their visitor centre and shop we walked down a pathway to where the fruit fields were located.

We decided to pick strawberries and raspberries.  Raspberries were under polytunnels and there was plenty to choose from.

strawberry-picking-vale-of-glamorgan-pictureOur girls had great fun learning what colour of berries to pick and stretching through the bushes to reach and fill up their own tubs!

It was a nice way to educate our children by seeing produce first hand, and promote healthy foods. It’s also important to support a family run local business such as this.

We paid around £4 for two punnets of raspberries and strawberries which I thought was reasonable as you are paying for the experience and freshness and the upkeep of the fruit farm.

I would check the price list first before over picking and having a large bill to pay on the till.

strawberry-picking-vale-of-glamorganIn the shop are you can purchase local produce such as eggs, cakes, hot drinks, cold drinks, freshly made ice cream is available from separate stand.

If you are here for the day, pack a picnic or eat from the cafe.  The cafe is well stocked and reasonably priced with good quality cakes, ice cream, coffee and a selection of fresh local produce such as eggs, jam and honey.

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The playground’s main attraction is a stack of hay bales which seems to delight kids who can walk along the top and chase each other across it.

Hendrewennol-Fruit-Farm-2They have a lovely play area with sandpit, hay bales and bouncy castle and a little cafe for coffee, cake and delicious ice cream.  There is a large marquee if the weather is bad but we were lucky to have a sunny day.

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A birthday party was on while we were there which is in a separate area,   looked a fun place for a party.  There are a couple of covered areas but best enjoyed on a dry day!

To end the day we sampled the delicious ice-cream. The staff we encountered were all really friendly and helpful. It was a lovely attraction for a summer’s day.  There are other events around school holidays which can be found on the Facebook page.

We had a great day out and will definitely return.

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