Waugh Brow Farm is a family run farm set in the Mobberley countryside with a shop, café, kids’ play area and animals. We hadn’t heard of it until pretty recently…I’m not sure how given how nearby it is!! So on a fairly chilly Saturday we decided to go for breakfast.
The café is called the Snack Shack, though this doesn’t quite do justice to the array of hot and cold foods on offer! The “shack” is a kiosk in the farmyard with several tables outside, which I imagine are great in the summer. There’s also tables in the cow shed (right next to the cows and sheep!) and I was pleased to find seating inside the barn, with a log burner to stay cosy.
There was LOTS to keep the kids entertained before, during and after our meal. The cow shed was filled with ride ons, wheelbarrows and other toys. Inside the barn there was a box of toys, books and a rocking horse. Not to mention the animals including sheep, cows, pigs, horses and chickens!
Food wise there’s a lot of produce from the farm and shop, so all very fresh and local. We opted for a fairly safe option of sausage baps (great sausages!!) but we did catch a glimpse of other things coming from the kitchen such as burgers and cooked breakfasts which looked delicious. They also had a kids picnic box on offer.
It was a rustic experience as you are literally in a working farm yard! But the kids loved being so close to the animals, and the food was really tasty. If you were feeling warm enough to sit in the cow shed there was plenty to keep them occupied in eye sight whilst you got to sit and enjoy a hot cup of tea (for once!) I was initially bemused by their “sheep and aviation viewing point”, (doesn’t the aviation bit cover all of Knutsford?!) but when a plane went over head I realised it really was right by the runway and great for any plane loving toddlers!
I had a quick look in the farm shop which had a wide variety of produce from the farm including a well stocked butchers and deli counter, fruit and veg as well as homemade jams, biscuits and much more. Definitely one to visit again! They also run a Fit Farm, offering no frills drop in fitness sessions.
Why not visit the farm this Sunday (9th December) to see Santa, who has taken time out of his busy schedule to pop into the farm! He will be there from 11am till 2pm and the cost will be £3.50 per child. No need to book as there is plenty to do if there is a queue, including mulled wine, carols, hot pork, apple sauce and stuffing baps and Baileys hot chocolates, together with the famous Jonesy breakfasts!
Click here to see Waugh Brow’s website. Note that the Snack Shack is now on winter opening times so only open at the weekend.