Last weekend we woke to find the sun shining and having a spare morning decided to take a trip over to Riverside Organic Farm in nearby Davenham. It is only a 10 – 15 minute drive from Northwich but it feels like it’s a million miles away, with rolling green hills, far-reaching views and peace and quiet.
We discovered this lovely little farm at the end of the summer last year. It is the perfect place to get breakfast, lunch or a coffee and cake, and the outside area is great to keep the children entertained. Only trouble is, my little one now knows when we pull up where we are and will now refuse to sit inside the lovely cafe, preferring to be outside where all the toys are. As a result we have not visited over the winter months (I’m not good with being sat outside in the cold).
Being hungry (and as usual in need of caffeine – E is a lover of greeting the dawn most mornings without fail) we headed straight for the cafe. The menu here is small but good, with a range of breakfast and lunch options from cooked breakfast, to breakfast baps, paninis to burgers (with some of the meat homegrown on the farm). There is also a good selection of cakes and hot and cold drinks. I opted for a slice of rhubarb crumble cake and my other half opted for a bacon bap.
Orders made, we headed outside to grab a table and let our little one run around. There are loads of toys outside for little people to play with from cars to scooters, mini tractors to space hoppers – E loves it (especially the little push along children’s lawn mower). The area outside is enclosed as well so they can run free without worry whilst you enjoy your food and drink.
As soon as our order arrived at the table I immediately got food envy. Although I loved my cake, i could have finished off the bacon bap as well – very yummy.
In addition to the cafe there is a little part of the farm open to visitors. If you exit the cafe garden via the metal gate, immediately to your left is a path that takes you to another little play area.
Here you will find a slide for little ones to play on and views down over the fields towards Davenham.
If you continue following the path it leads to a few small paddocks where there is currently a very friendly pig and a few cheeky goats waiting to greet you. E had a great time feeding the goat some straw.
Back up at the car park make sure you stop and see the little family of guinea pigs. There was also a little barn in the car park courtyard that is currently home to a pig and her new piglets.
The cafe is also a small farm shop so you can pick up a few yummy goodies to take home whilst you are there.
This is the perfect place to come if you have a spare few hours and fancy getting out of town and just kicking back for a bit.