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!

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.

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, an annual pass that will give you unlimited entry to the Farm for 12 months! Scroll down to read more about our Annual Pass options.

Annual Passes

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

For just £30 a year for an adult and £20 a year for a child, you can enjoy unlimited visits to our lovely Care Farm. See the animals, explore the woodland, and play in the outdoor park whenever it suits you.

Adult Annual Pass: £30.00 

Junior Annual Pass: £20.00
(Under 16 years)

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

What else is included?

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

Costs

Animal Adventure Birthday Parties

  • £159 for up to 10 children aged 4 and 5
  • £159 for up to 12 children aged 6 and over
  • £198 for up to 15 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.

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. 🙂

School & Group Visits

Come and explore the Farm and woodlands on a trip to Amelia Trust Farm.

Our self-guided tour will lead you around the Farm to meet all our animals and discover the wonders of the woodland. Each child will receive an activity pack and pencil. You’ll learn about our fluffy rabbits, cheeky donkeys, and every animal in-between! Make the visit relevant for your group by tailoring your visit to the areas that are of most interest.  If you’d like to cover a particular topic, please chat to us to see if we can help.

Awesome Animal Experience

If you’re looking for a more hands-on learning experience, we can offer an Awesome Animal Experience on top of our standard school or group visit.

During an Awesome Animal Experience, your group will spend half an hour with a member of our fabulous animal care team getting to know some of the animals. The group will have a private space to meet, greet, and stroke the animals – and it’s a great opportunity to take some lovely photos. During the experience, your group can ask as many questions as they like, and our knowledgeable Animal Care team member will tell you all about the animals you meet.

For the safety of everyone and to ensure our high animal welfare standards are maintained, the Awesome Animal Experience is suitable for a maximum of 15 children at any one time. For larger groups, we can offer back to back Animal Experiences to accommodate a class of 30 children in two 30 minute slots. For more information, please give us a call.

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 30 bed Bunkhouse.

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.

Awesome Animal Experience

The Awesome Animal Experience is suitable for up to 15 children at any one time. If you are a group larger than 15, we can increase the number of Awesome Animal Experiences during your visit. For example, for a group of 60 children, you would be able to have 4 Awesome Animal Experiences, each lasting for half an hour, during your visit to the Farm.

£45 for a group up to 15 children.
£60 for a group of 30 children.
£120 for a group of 60 children.

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.

Booking

For more information or to book please download a booking form and email general@ameliatrust.org.uk

Health and Safety

https://www.visitmyfarm.org/farmers-resources/339-industry-code-of-practice/339-industry-code-of-practice

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.

For events that require on-site accommodation we have a fully equipped self catering bunkhouse which sleeps 30. Please contact us to discuss an individual package.

Corporate Team Building Opportunities

Located in the beautiful Vale of Glamorgan, Amelia Trust Farm is a Care Farm and welcoming countryside space that’s an ideal location for a team building day.

With so many companies now hybrid working or working from home entirely, giving colleagues the time and space to get together face to face has never been so important.

Team building builds trust, encourages better communication, increases collaboration and ultimately, improves productivity.

At Amelia Trust, your team will be able to chat and socialise in a more informal environment, while giving back to their local charity.

With animals to see, a woodland to explore, and plenty of open space to enjoy, a team building day at Amelia Trust Farm is a day the whole group will remember for years to come.

Corporate groups who have visited Amelia Trust Farm leave feeling re-energised and de-stressed. You’ll leave with a real sense of achievement and a new understanding of your colleagues.

Discover our Corporate Team Building options.

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

Entrance Charges & Car Parking

CHARGES
The entrance fees are £3.50 per person for gift aided tickets booked online in advance. Children under 2 years old enter for free. We cannot guarantee entry if you have not booked tickets in advance.

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

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.

Concessions

Disabled visitors pay for entrance to the Farm and this includes a free ticket for an accompanying carer. Our staff are trained to never assume a disability so proof of disability is required for a free carer ticket. Any of the following documents will be accepted and will need to be brought with you on the day:

• DLA Award
• PIP letter
• Blue Badge with accompanying photo ID
• Letter on headed paper from your GP with accompanying photo ID

These documents must be dated within the last 2 years.

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 opposite reception

Accessibility

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

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 close to reception. 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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