Visit our Farm

Open from 10am everyday except Christmas Day, come and visit us to spend a few hours in the Welsh countryside!

Explore our beautiful woodland, play in the park, take part in our seasonal trail, and see the animals. Our outdoor attraction is ideal for families and friends to enjoy together, and as long as you keep your dog on a lead, they can come too!

The Farm Kitchen café offers light refreshments, hot and cold drinks, and ice creams. All visitors must be offsite by 4:30pm. Special event days run throughout the year, so make sure you’re following us on socials to keep up to date.

Book your Visit

Booking your tickets online in advance of your visit is cheaper than buying tickets when you arrive and will guarantee entry to the Farm. Children under the age of 2 don’t need tickets and enter the Farm free of charge.

Tickets for non-event days are £4.95 with a donation and £4.50 without a donation.
Groups tickets are available for 4 people and are £16.50 with a donation or £15 without a donation.

Included within the price of your entrance ticket is our seasonal trail around the Farm, access to the playpark and free parking.

If you visit the Farm regularly, you may wish to consider an annual pass that will give you unlimited entry to the Farm for 12 months – adult annual passes are £30 and junior annual passes are £20.

Buying Tickets on the Day

If you arrive at the Welcome Shelter without booking in advance, please be aware that we cannot guarantee entry.

Tickets at the gate for non-event days are £5.50 with a donation and £5 without a donation.
Groups tickets are available for 4 people and are £19.25 with a donation or £17.50 without a donation.

Summer Holidays 2022 at Amelia Trust

We have lots going on during the school summer holidays, including some special event days and animal interactions for children of all ages. To book a special event day or animal interaction, just select your choice from the menu below to see available dates. Click here for more information about our summer timetable of events.

The Farm is open every day for you to enjoy seeing the animals, wandering the woodland, and having a go at our seasonal trail. To book, just select Farm Visits from the list below.

Farm Visits are only NOT available during our 3 special event days: Teddy Bear’s Picnic, Pirate & Princess, and Gnome & Fairy.

Birthday Parties

Celebrate your child’s birthday on our fabulous 160-acre care Farm in the Vale of Glamorgan. Situated just 5 minutes from the A48, close to the M4 and Cardiff, but in the middle of the countryside, our Farm is a truly unique location for a celebration. With a party package that will delight every child and their friends, there’s free range fun for everyone!

Birthday parties at the Farm are hugely popular and must be pre-booked early to avoid disappointment.

Animal Adventure Birthday Parties

Get up close to our little animals with our Animal Adventure Birthday Party.

First, you’ll meet our little furry animals and reptiles. You can see them up close, smooth them, and find out all about what they like to do! You’ll have the chance to collect eggs from our chickens (when possible), feed the pigs, and play with the ferrets. Once you’ve finished helping out at the Farm, you can visit our Reptile Room, Animal Centre and discover our larger animals outside – and play in the park of course! (Animals participating will vary).

Interaction with the little furry animals and reptiles will last approximately 1 hour.

Suitable for children aged 4 and older.

Child stroking Crackle the goat kid

Super Shetland Pony Parties

For little ones who love ponies, our Pony Parties are not to be missed!

First, you’ll meet our two beautiful Shetland ponies, Buddy and Mac. You’ll find out all about them, what they do every day, and what they like to eat! Next up, you’ll spend some time grooming our gorgeous duo, and giving them cuddles. You’ll have the chance to spend some one-on-one time with the ponies while parents get the opportunity to take a few snaps of your fantastic day. Once you’ve finished taking care of the ponies, you can visit our Reptile Room, Animal Centre and discover our larger animals outside – and play in the park of course!

Please note, depending on numbers, the party may be split into two groups. One group will spend time with the ponies while the other group plays in the park.

Interaction with the ponies will last approximately 1 hour.

Suitable for children aged 6 and over.

What else is included?

As well as your chosen animal interaction, birthday parties will also include:

Costs

Animal Adventure Birthday Parties

  • £144 for up to 10 children aged 4 and 5
  • £144 for up to 12 children aged 6 and over
  • £180 for up to 15 children aged 6 and over

Super Shetland Pony Parties

  • £175 for up to 12 children aged 6 and over

Dates & Times

Parties can be arranged for the following days and times (subject to availability): 10.30am and 1.30pm on weekends and school holiday week days.

Catering

Why not have a giant birthday picnic or you can contact the Farm Kitchen Café on site to do the catering for you. Contact: thefarmkitchen_@hotmail.com for menus and prices.

There are also cold drinks, ice lollies and yummy ice cream for the kids and hot drinks for the grown ups available at the Café.

Room Hire

We have a cosy room to hire for after your activity for a self catering birthday and lots of fun and games. Details on booking form.

To book your birthday party:

Email general@ameliatrust.org.uk or phone 01446 782030

Sponsor an Animal Birthday Present

Why not Sponsor an Animal as a surprise for your child for when they arrive?

Thank you so much for Mari's birthday party today. The staff were great, so knowledgeable and patient with the girls. The picnic shelter was fab. Diolch yn fawr for making the party such a big hit! I will be recommending you in future. I am so glad we decided to come to Fferm Amelia. It was the best party ever according to some of the girls! Diolch yn fawr also for the Welsh certificates — much appreciated. 🙂

Annual Passes

If you’re a regular visitor to our Farm, why not consider buying an annual pass?

Adult Annual Pass: £30.00 

Junior Annual Pass: £20.00
(Under 16 years)

Schools & Groups

Come and explore the Farm and Woodlands with teacher-led activities. Join our outdoor classroom environment, learning outside has never been more engaging and fun.

We offer schools, colleges, nursery and adult groups the opportunity to take part in various activities where booking is essential, including our Self Guided Farm Tour and the magical Gnome and Fairy Trail. Leaders packs available for Farm Tour and activity sheets and pencils for every participating child for both activities.

Picnic Area & Bag Storage.

The picnic shelter and safe bag storage are available for your group to use (please see charges below).

Parking.

Parking is available for coaches and minibuses upon request.

Toilets.

Toilets including those with disabled access and baby changing facilities are available on site.

BBQ & Bunkhouse Hire.

We have a BBQ for hire as well as the option of you and your group staying over in our 19 bed Bunkhouse.

Café.

Our resident cafe is open most days from 9 am – 4 pm (weather dependent) and serves hot and cold food, drinks, cakes, ice lollies and ice cream. Please let us know in advance if your group wishes to purchase food so that orders can be prepared to avoid delays.

Charges

ALL GROUPS MUST BE BOOKED IN ADVANCE

Nursery, School or College Trips

£60 for exclusive use of the picnic shelter, safe storage space, parking and leader’s pack with children’s activity sheets and use of pencils; plus £3 per child – staff and parents/guardians free. Booking in advance is essential for health and safety reasons.

Adult Groups

For Adult Groups visiting with no activity or added facilities, please contact the Farm. Booking in advance is essential for health and safety reasons.

Sports Hall Hire

The sports hall is suitable for use as a training and practice area for a variety of sports. The hall measures 25 m x 16 m. It is marked for the following: 5-a-side football (½ size pitch), badminton (2 courts), short tennis, volleyball and basketball. With good toilet and shower facilities the Sports Hall provides an excellent space for people of all ages to enjoy sport. A viewing balcony provides space for spectators. The sports hall can also be a suitable venue for an event. We have a stock of tables and chairs available for use. We would be happy to discuss any ideas you may have and provide a personalised quote.

HIRE COSTS

£35 per hour plus £50 standing charge. £26 Hourly Rate for block bookings (if booking minimum 6 sessions in a 3 month period). Reduced rates available when booking the sports hall in conjunction with our bunkhouse. All prices include VAT at current rates and are correct as at 1st January 2020. For more information or if you would like to book, please contact us.

Conference & Training Venue

The Amelia Trust Farm offers a unique conference, training and meeting venue situated within a 30 minute drive of Cardiff city centre.  Meeting rooms are available for group workshops and and our outdoor facilities are ideal for team building activities.

For a larger event our sports hall is the perfect venue.  We have chairs and tables available that can be used to create to transform the hall into different layouts. Refreshments and lunch menus are available upon request from our cafe.

For events that require on-site accommodation we have a fully equipped self catering bunkhouse which sleeps 19. Please contact us to discuss an individual package.

Corporate Away Days

Located in the beautiful Vale of Glamorgan an Away day for you and your work colleagues at Amelia Trust Farm gives your team a day of fresh air, exercise, team building and a fun day away from your place of work.

Past groups who have taken part in Away Days at the Farm have found that it has helped them to promote employee bonding, relationship-building, particularly across departments that rarely work together and raise social awareness.

Participants leave feeling re-energised, de-stressed and motivated with a developed sense of achievement through doing something worthwhile for a great cause!

Why not include a volunteering project as part of your Away Day at the Farm – for more information please see our Group Volunteering.

Spiritual Place

We welcome everyone to the Farm.  For some people, Amelia Trust Farm is a special place for reflection and a haven of peace. We have a Prayer Labyrinth at the Farm where groups or individuals can walk and pray and a Celtic Cross which was dedicated as a symbol of God’s presence on the Farm and opened by HRH Prince of Wales in 1997.

Amelia Trust Farm was set up with the support of the Methodist Church in Wales and it is a prime example of service to the community and caring for vulnerable and disadvantaged people.  The Farm’s Chaplain is a Methodist Minister whose role it is to support the staff, volunteers and service users of the Farm, and to reflect the rich Christian heritage of The Methodist Church at the Farm through prayer, quiet days and various services throughout the year for example at Christmas and Harvest-time. Members of the Methodist Church are also active as trustees and volunteers at the Farm.

Frequently Asked Questions

Café

The Farm Kitchen café is open daily serving delicious homemade cakes, snacks, and light meals.  The café can also cater for children’s parties at the Farm.

During term-time the café is used by the vulnerable people who are supported by the charitable work of the Trust so it can get busy particularly around 12.30pm.

Entrance Charges & Car Parking

CHARGES
The entrance fees are £4.95 per person for gift aided tickets booked online in advance or £5 at the gate. Children under 2 years old enter for free. We cannot guarantee entry if you have not booked tickets in advance. Or join:

ANNUAL PASSES

If you’re a regular visitor to our Farm, why not consider buying an annual pass?

Adult Annual Pass: £30.00

Junior Annual Pass: £20.00

(Under 16 years)

Play Areas

There are a number of different play areas at the Farm.

Close to the entrance there is a play area with a tractor, swings and climbing tower. We also have a crawl tunnel in the Animal Centre together with a viewing platform to see the animals. In the woodlands there are green play areas with the fitness trail and the animal trail.

Picnic Shelter

The picnic shelter located in our play area on the main green can be hired for group visits and/or children’s parties.

Toilets & Baby Changing

Toilets including disabled access and baby changing facilities are available for visitors to the Farm and are located close to the café.

Accessibility

There are disabled car parking bays located close to the entrance to the play area. The toilet for disabled people is located at the rear of the main office and café building.

Health & Safety

Good hygiene is important at our Farm. Please wash your hands with soap and water after contact with animals, using our play area and before eating (including sweets, gum and ice cream) and drinking. There are hand washing facilities available in our Animal Centre and Toilet Block.

Please wear sensible footwear when visiting the Farm. We’re in the countryside so there’s lots of opportunities to walk but this is often over grass and there may be some uneven paths.

Please remember parents/carers are responsible for looking after children. Please do not touch or feed the animals unless supervised by Farm staff. Children should not be sat on the top of fences or climb on the fences or gates. Visitors are advised to dress appropriately and according to the weather conditions. Please drink plenty of water and use sun cream during hot, sunny weather. Areas of the Farm which are off limit to the public display the necessary signage. Access is prevented with the use of barriers, gates and padlocks.

A defibrillator can be found in the Farm Kitchen Café. Our nearest hospital is Barry Community Hospital. Address: Colcot Road, Barry CF62 8YH. Tel: 01446 704000. Website: www.cardiffandvaleuhb.wales.nhs.uk

In case of a fire alarm, the Fire Muster Point is clearly signposted at the top of the play area near the red brick yard. All of our fire extinguishers, fire alarm systems, emergency lighting and other emergency equipment are inspected by externally qualified technicians. Please keep dogs on a lead at all times and scoop up their mess.

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