When I asked if I would consider going to Hatton Country World in Warwick in order to review I jumped at the chance, We are constantly looking for new family places to visit so with the warm weather back out yesterday we popped across to see what it was like.
When we first arrived I was a little taken aback by how big the site is! before even getting into the park there are lots of little shops where you could get anything from sweeties to candles to stone garden items. For me they were fantastic especially as I was able to cheer up hubby by taking him back something as he wasn’t able to come with us!
When we got the the adventure farms main entrance I was again impressed by the amount of things we could see to do. Although it was School holidays and it was glorious weather there were a lot of visitors I expected getting through the queues to take a while, however I was wrong, the staff seemed very well organised and after a few minutes we were in!
I loved the fact they had spaced things out around the park so we could enjoy each bit we got to far easier that in fact it didn’t seem so busy at all and the animals were all so fab Joshua wanted to take them home!
The range of activities and rides available are quite varied so there was lots to do for Joshua (age 2), however I wished Bethany (age 12) had come too as there were some bits she would of really enjoyed like the falconry displays, animal racing and the milking demonstration, to name a few.
There were areas for undercover play too which were great to get out of the sun a while and also will come in handy when the weather is wet. (remember socks for the indoor play!)
There were several places to eat here and we really enjoyed the range of food on offer in Snorty’s Bouncing Barnyard Restaurant and thought the prices were reasonable. There were also other places to eat too:
Spinning Jenny Restaurant
Contemporary self-service restaurant was opened in his memory, offering home cooked food, using the freshest of ingredients. Choose from a variety of breakfast options, including a simple bacon sandwich or a full breakfast. The restaurant also serves up delicious main meals and desserts or an afternoon tea.
Café Lavender Blue
Situated at the top of Hatton Shopping Village a delightful café with freshly brewed coffee, hot and cold snacks and sandwiches. On summer days you can enjoy your food and drink in the Lavender Blue courtyard.
Located in the Adventure Farm and open weekends and school holidays from Easter to October. Freshly cooked burgers, snacks, drinks and ice creams.
Gold Rush Refreshments
Enjoy a snack, hot or cold drink or an ice cream. Open weekends and school holidays from Easter to October.
Ransoms Farm Shop
You’ll find a fantastic choice of delicious foods from freshly baked bread, savouries, cakes and biscuits, local honey and award winning jams and chutneys. Located in the Shopping Village next to Stables Antiques & Interiors.
Hatton Ice Creams
Served from the ice cream hatch – delicious scoops of your favourite flavours.
You could also bring your own picnic as picnic benches are provide outdoors.
The only negative of the day that I found was that with so many things going off round the park and it being out first time, when the tannoy announced the start of something in the park and at what part of the park it would of been handy to give a little map along with an activities programme when you first get there, that way things are a little easier to find if you have never been before.
We really loved this place and I can’t wait to go back with Beth and hubby next time as I am sure I would be better at panning for gold than they would be! .. not that I am competitive or anything!
Disclosure: Our visit to Hatton World was complimentary, however all opinions were formed independently by members of The Oliver’s Madhouse.