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We will have several posts every month covering days out, arts and crafts, cooking with children and so much more...

Potato Cheesy Bites

Cheesy Potato Bites

We asked our Chef Papp for a healthy yummy recipe that little ones would love to help cook after digging up their spuds at ‘Potato Shindig’.


Four guinea pigs in a hutch of hay

Keeping Your Pets Cool in the Heat

We’ve had lots of questions this week during our day long Pat-a-Pet session of tips how best to keep your pets cool in the heatwave.  Our Livestock Team have shared some of the most important ones to make sure your pets remain comfortable and happy!


Sublime Science at Willows Activity Farm Easter Eggstravaganza

New to the activities included in our fantastic Easter Eggstravaganza programme this year are shows by the Sublime Science team who managed to even enthrall Dragons Den with their amazing science shows.


Easter Bunnies

Special Easter Gifts

Hop along to our gift shop for some special Easter gifts.

It’s open from 9.30 – 5.30 pm daily to both our farm visitors and members of the  general public looking for some special Easter treats,  chocolate memory games and the cutest bunny bags and aprons to mention just a few.


Forest School

Herts School Holidays: Forest School

Help build your children’s self-esteem, confidence, independence and creativity over this Easter Holiday with a Forest School session at Willows Activity Day Camp.


Three children playing with pumpkins next to Peter Rabbit

Half Term Fun – Pumpkin Slime

Don’t let your pumpkin go to waste after you have picked it at our Pumpkin Festival, the innards are great to use in making pumpkin slime!  Those stringy bits and seeds make a great textural slime that is perfect for Halloween.


Top 10 Tricks to Make Halloween Hauntingly Good

Here are our Top 10 picks for Halloween this year.  You can get your hands on all these spooky supplies in the Willows Activity Farm gift shop that is open to members of the public without the need to buy an admission ticket.


Top 5 Potato Crafts

You’ve dug up your bucket of tasty pink eyed Picasso potatoes at the annual Willows Potato Shindig and are thinking of cooking a tasty tortilla when you get home to recreate a bit of summer sun, but what could you do with those other potatoes that entertains?  Here are our Top 5 seasonal potato crafts to keep everyone happy as you whizz back and forth in the kitchen.


Cupcakes decorated with white icing and icing shaped into carrot shape

2 Recipes for 1 Bunch of Sweet Willows Carrots

We’ve got two tempting recipe suggestions for you and your little ones for the bunch of crunchy sweet carrots you picked at the Willows carrot patch.  This is our harvest finale to our Summer Spectacular event that runs till 2nd September when everyone is back to school.


10 Beatrix Potter Facts

Childhood would be a lot less interesting without Beatrix Potter!  The animal characters she created have captivated and fed the imagination of so many children across the world, which is a joy to see first hand when children get the opportunity to meet them at Willows Farm.