Anyone needing to entertain children or grandchildren over the school holidays want something fun, and cheap.
I’ve visited Glebe Farm in Astbury, Congleton before and have always enjoyed spending an hour or so there but today’s weather was pretty awful and not ideal for walking around the farm. Although in good weather there are lots of activities to do in addition to seeing the animals and visiting the well stocked farm shop.
At Glebe there are lots of little shopping outlets including a cute children’s clothes and shoe shop called ‘minis’ which stocks some fantastic and unusual items, and the ‘Potter witch’, a paint your own pottery shop.
Potter Witch has a huge range of plain pottery to choose from with prices starting from as little as £2.50.
This is where we headed where not only did my granddaughter enjoy painting a pottery flower but my youngest daughter who’s 21 also got creative on a mug, so it definitely caters for all age groups. In fact I’m now planing to do something like this closer to my eldest daughters birthday.
All equipment was supplied, advice and tips are free and the items are ready to be collected a week later after being fired in the oven.
You could easily spend a good couple of hours there and not only is it a lovely friendly atmosphere, it’s also very therapeutic.
The mug which Beth painted was £10.00 and the flower was £2.50.
After our creative juices had ran out we headed over to Congleton Garden Centre which is a short 5 minute drive up the road from Glebe farm.
They have opened up a play center called Cast away which my daughter had visited and told me about.
What a fantastic idea and location.
All indoors, there is a huge sand pit area, indoor bouncy castle, pirate adventure play equipment, soft play, and role play equipment including kitchen and construction.All the play equipment is in sectioned areas and the children can just go mad and burn off energy in a safe and friendly environment.
There are plenty of tables and benches for adults to sit at and a well stocked refreshments counter means you can sit with a brew and watch the little ones play.
I really liked that it was a big enough area for the children to play, yet small enough that you can keep your eye on them on them no matter where they are.
I paid £5.00 for my granddaughter to enter and adults are free.
My afternoon out cost a total of £9.00 for the pottery experience, cast away and obviously a brew.
So if you are looking to kill a good few hours with little ones then I highly recommend these two places. Plenty to keep both children and adults entertained for the afternoon no matter what the weather.