Just a short drive from our house is the Cob House Country Park, this is one of our little go to places when we have no plans but the kids need to run off some steam.
The images from this post are across many visits but hopefully they will help give you a really good overview of whats available!
Where is the Cob House country park?
There is a large carpark and parking is free for visitors. Just be warned to take it slow once you turn into the area as it is bumpy and if your car is low like mine you won’t want to go very fast at all!
It’s free to walk around and see the animals, they are quite spread out and you can buy the food to feed them in bags from the Mayflay Cafe.
Oscars loves the reindeer, especially now he thinks they are Santas reindeer. They all love to be hand fed (food available in the cafe as I mentioned before)
The chickens keep moving home but at the moment they are at the furthest end of the field by the goats.
In the summer they also had loads of tiny chicks which Holly and Oscar loved.
There are quite a few goats across 2 pens. If you go along see if you can spot the naughty one, I bet it doesn’t take long.
Oscar always wants to touch the pigs, even though they are covered in mud. Luckily they don’t really like being touched so do creep away when he tries.
Fish (Duck Island)
There are loads of fish in the pond area next to the Mayfly cafe. You can see them quite well wherever you stand around it.
The Alpaca weren’t feeling too social when we visited and it stayed quite far away from the fence. I wasn’t disappointed they terrify me!
Right next to the play area you’ll find the tortoise. (The chickens were here previously too!) He doesn’t do alot so the kids weren’t that interested in looking at him.
Wooden Play Area
Next to the main car park and May Fly cafe building you’ll find the wooden adventure play area. There’s plenty of seating around so the play area can be kept in view while you take a seat.
Plenty of open space
If you just need the kids to run off some steam there is a massive open field for them to run around on.
The Cob House has 4 fishing lakes filled with carp, bream, tench and other silvers.
As I am not a fishing person that is pretty much all I can say about them but you can find out more via their website.
Camping & Touring
The Cob House offers 21 touring pitches overlooking the fishing lakes. They have electric hook up and shower/toilet facilities.
They also have 30 camping pitches are available again with shower/toilet and washing up facilities.
You can find out more about camping and touring here
During school holidays you’ll find a selection of special events at The Cob House. Holly was desperate to go horse riding so when Pampered Ponies were booked in for an event we had to go.
Holly and Oscar both got to have a pony ride along the animal enclosures back back again.
Check out the website for upcoming special events.
Mayfly Cafe at The Cob House
Although I think the cafe is on the expensive side, it is free to park and explore the rest of the park so I feel like it balances out.
The kids packed lunches are handy as you can grab them to take with you or sit in to eat them. There is always a selection of cakes of offer too.
Inside the cafe they also have this lovely play corner with loads of toys and books so if the weather isn’t great you can always hang about in here for a bit.
If you are looking for somewhere to fill a few hours, get some fresh air and grab some food then The Cob House is a great location to visit. Especially as parking is also free.
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